HE’S TALKING ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THIS IS HIS CANDIDATE IN THE RIDING OF OTTAWA CENTRE. THIS IS EMILY TAMMEN AND GRODECKIING JAGMEET SINGH. LET’S LISTEN. >>THAT’S WHERE I THINK JAGMEET SINGH IS REALLY DIFFERENT. HE’S TALKING ABOUT HOW TO REALLY MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR PEOPLE IN OTTAWA AND ACROSS CANADA. HE IS THE ONLY LEADER WHO IS TAKING ON THE RICH AND THE WELL-CONNECTED. HE’S THE ONLY LEADER WHO IS GOING TO TAKE ON POWERFUL INSIDER LOBBYISTS AND HE’S THE ONLY LEADERS THAT IS IN IT FOR YOU. I AM SO PROUD TO BE RUNNING UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP AND I’M REALLY HAPPY TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE LEADER OF THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY JAGMEET SINGH. >>THANK YOU. I HAVE TO SOMEHOW-OUT ANGELA McEWAN AND TAMMEN, POWERFUL WOMEN, ANGELA IS AN ECONOMIST. AND HAS UNDERSTOOD THE PLIGHT OF WORKING CLASS PEOPLE. >>TAKEN BIG POLLUTERS TO COURT, ANOTHER POWERFUL ADDITION TO THE PEOPLE. REALLY EXCITED TO HAVE THESE CANDIDATES ON OUR SIDE. AND JUST LIKE EMILY SAID AND ANGELA HAS SAID IN THE PAST, A HOUSING IS A BIG CONCERN. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING TO FIND HOUSING. WE’RE HERE AT THIS BEAUTIFUL NON-PROFIT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT WHERE THERE’S AN OPTION FOR PEOPLE TO FIND HOUSING THAT IS AFFORDABLE BUT THIS CENTRE OR THIS ORGANIZATION HASN’T RECEIVED THE FUNDING THEY NEED TO DO THE REPAIRS. THEY HAD TO PAY FOR SOME OF IT OUT OF POCKET ON THEIR OWN AND THEY WANTED AND NEEDED SUPPORT AND THEY HAVEN’T RECEIVED THE SUPPORT THEY NEED. PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH HOUSING AND THEN WE HEAR Mr. TRUDEAU TALK ABOUT THERE IS A HOUSING CRISIS, YOU KNOW, WITH MORE OF THOSE PRETTY WORDS ACKNOWLEDGING THE PROBLEM BUT THEN WHEN IT COMES TO THE ACTUAL SOLVING OF THE PROBLEM EMPTY PROMISES AND WE JUST LEARNED THAT THE BOLD HOUSING STRATEGY OF Mr. TRUDEAU’S AMOUNTS TO LESS THAN WHAT THE HARPER GOVERNMENT SPENT. Mr. TRUDEAU TALKED A GOOD GAME, A LOT OF EMPTY PROMISES BECAUSE Mr. TRUDEAU SPENT 19% LESS IN G.D.P. THAN PLP HARPER DID ON HOUSING, 19% LESS SO THAT MEANS ECONOMY IS DOING BETTER, THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER IN TERMS OF THE ECONOMY BUT THEY’RE NOT BETTER FOR EVERYBODY, THEY’RE BETTER FOR THE VERY TOP, THE WEALTHY PEOPLE ARE SEEING AN ECONOMY AND G.D.P. GROWING BUT PEOPLE WHO NEED HOUSING ARE SEEING LESS INVESTMENTS BY [ SPEAKING FRENCH ] [ VOICE OF TRANSLATOR ]: SO WE’VE SEEN ALL THE RIGHT SPEECHES BUT NO TANGIBLE ACTION AND HERE WE HAVE AN EXAMPLE OF THAT WITH A HOUSING CRISIS MANY PEOPLE FACED WITH CHALLENGES IN FINDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND WE’VE TALKED WITH PEOPLE HERE WHO SAY THAT IT IS A MAJOR ISSUE. >>>I ON SPEAK TO FAMILIES WHO SAY THEY CAN NOT FIND AFFORDABLE HOUSING. AND Mr. TRUDEAU IS SAYING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS, HE’S SAYING THERE’S A HOUSING CRISIS BUT WHAT DOES HE ACTUALLY DO. HE ANNOUNCED A BROAD STRATEGY BUT WHERE ARE THE RESULTS? ACTUALLY THE PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICER REVEALED THAT THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT UNDER TRUDEAU SPENT 19% LESS IN SHARE OF G.D.P. THAN HARPER GOVERNMENT. SO THE ECONOMY IS MOVING FORWARD, THINGS ARE GOING WELL BUT IT’S GOING WELL FOR THE RICH NOT FOR THE EVERY DAY CANADIAN AND THE GOVERNMENT SPENT FEWER RESOURCES TO TACKLE THE HOUSING CRISIS. [ END OF TRANSLATION ]>>WE KNOW WE NEED TO DO MORE AND WE’RE COMMITTED TO HALF A MILLION NEW HOMES TO SUPPORT RENOVATIONS FOR FAMILIES IN THEIR HOMES AND NO-COST RENOVATION TOSS LOWER THEIR COSTS OF ENERGY TO LOWER THEIR EMISSIONS AND HELP CREATE JOBS. WE CAN DO MORE, WE’RE COMMITTED TO. WE HAVE TO CALL OUT Mr. TRUDEAU FOR HIS FALSE WORDS AND EMPTY PROMISES. >>THANK YOU. [ SOME APPLAUSE ]>>>IT’S ANNIE BERGERON-OLIVER WITH CTV NATIONAL NEWS, YOU TALKED ABOUT BUILDING 500,000 HOMES AND I BELIEVE IN THE PLATFORM IT SAYS IN TEN YEARS, HOW DO YOU INTEND TO DO THAT?>>SO IT’S REALLY A MATTER OF CHOICES. IF YOU LOOK AT THE PAST YEAR Mr. TRUDEAU DIDN’T REALLY COST-OUT HOW HE COULD AFFORD A $14 BILLION CORPORATE TAX CUT THAT WENT TO THE WEALTHIEST CORPORATIONS TO PURCHASE JETS AND LIMOUSINES. >>WE WOULD MAKE DIFFERENT CHOICES. WE’D MAKE HOUSING A PRIORITY. WE’D SPEND MORE IMMEDIATELY AND WE’LL HAVE MORE TO SAY AND MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS AROUND HOW WE’LL DO THIS. IT’S A MATTER OF CHOICES. >>Question: IT ALSO SAYS A FEDERAL INVESTMENT WILL BEGIN WITH $5 BILLION, WHERE YOU GOING TO GO FIND THAT. >>DIFFERENT CHOICES. WE LOOK AT THE PAST TRACK RECORD CHOICES HAVE BEEN MADE THAT HAVE GIVEN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO THE WEALTHY INSTEAD OF PEOPLE WHO NEED IT. OUR CHOICES WILL BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE OUR PRIORITIES ARE DIFFERENT. OUR PRIORITIES ARE THE FAMILIES THAT NEED AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THEY DESERVE A GOVERNMENT THAT PUTS THEM FIRST THAT DOESN’T WORK FOR THOSE AT THE TOP, AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO. [ SPEAKING FRENCH ] [ VOICE OF TRANSLATOR ]:>>Question: YOU SAY IN YOU’RE PLATFORM YOU’LL HELP FAMILIES PAY RENT. WHICH FAMILIES? WHICH KIND OF ASSISTANCE?>>THAT’S A BROAD ANNOUNCEMENT WE’LL MAKE SOON BUT IF YOU CAN JUST BE PATIENT FOR A FEW DAYS YOU’LL SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND IT WILL BE FULLY EXPLAINED BECAUSE THAT’S A BROAD COMMITMENT ON OUR BEHALF.>>Question: NATIONAL CAMPAIGN WE TALK A LOT OF FOREIGN INTERFERENCE, THE PARTIES ARE RECEIVING INFORMATION ABOUT THAT, WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION ARE YOU GETTING WHAT ARE THE RISKS IDENTIFIED FOR YOUR CAMPAIGN AND WHAT MEASURES ARE YOU TAKING?>>>WE’VE HAD EXAMPLES IN OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE IN THE U.S. SO WE WILL BE VERY CAREFUL. WE’LL PAY ATTENTION AND WE ARE CURRENTLY GETTING MORE INFORMATION AND WE’LL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS THROUGH Mr. CULVERT. >>>THIS IS SOMETHING IN OUR TEAM Mr. CALVERT GOT, HE GOT THE INFORMATION SO WE CAN PUT YOU IN TOUCH WITH Mr. CALVERT TO GET THE INFORMATION WE GOT. >>Question: I WANT TO FOLLOW-UP ON ONE OF THE QUESTIONS EARLIER SO 5 BILLION IN THE FIRST AREA NOR HOUSING THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY AND I’M SURE YOU FIGURED OUT WHERE TO FIND THAT MONEY. CAN YOU GIVE ME THE SPECIFICS ON THAT. >>I WANT TO GIVE YOU A CONTRAST, THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT DID NOT GIVE YOU ANY SORT OF BUDGETING OR COSTING FOR SPENDING $14 BILLION TO GIVE THE WEALTHIEST CORPORATIONS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY CORPORATE JETS AND LIMOUSINES. THAT IS NOT A CHOICE WE’D MAKE. WE’RE SAYING WE NEED TO INVEST IN HOUSING. THAT IS A CONTRAST WE HAVE. INSTEAD OF BUYING A PIPELINE, AGAIN, NOT SOMETHING Mr. TRUDEAU COSTED OUT, DIDN’T PEOPLE HOW HE’S GOING TO PAY FOR IT, WENT OUT AND DID IT. BUT IT HASN’T BEEN A PRIORITY TO MAKE PEOPLE’S LIVES BETTER. WE BELIEVE THE PRIORITY SHOULD BE IN PEOPLE AND HOUSING. >>>I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE SPECIFIC RIDING. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME YOU’VE BEEN TO THE RIDING ARE YOU FEELING CONFIDENT ABOUT IT? AND WHAT SPECIFICALLY STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE TO WIN IT?>>WE’VE GOT AN INCREDIBLE CANDIDATE. THAT PART IS DONE. NOW WE’VE GOT A CAMPAIGN THAT WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE FIGHTING AND LET FOLKS NOW WHAT IT’S ABOUT. IT’S ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE’VE HAD GOVERNMENTS IN OTTAWA CONSERVATIVE AND LIBERAL AND PEOPLE HAVE FALLEN BEHIND. WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT. >>>WE LOOK AT THE TRACK RECORD OF THE — REPORTED ON THE PAST FOUR YEARS OF LIBERAL GOVERNMENT AND SAID THEY FAILED, THEY FAILED TO ACT, THEY FAILED TO DO ANYTHING SIGNIFICANT TO REDUCE EMISSIONS AND THEY ARE NOT MEETING THE PARIS TARGETS AND NOT DOING WHAT’S NEEDED. EFFECTIVELY THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT SAID NICE THINGS AND HASN’T DELIVERED AND THAT’S THE MESSAGE WE’RE TAKING TO PEOPLE. THEY MIGHT SAY NICE THINGS AGAIN BUT HOW CAN YOU BELIEVE THEM AND TRUST THEM AFTER FOUR YEARS PEOPLE’S LIVES ARE NOT BETTER. THEY ARE STILL IN A POSITION WHERE THEY STRUGGLE FOR HOUSING, THE HOUSING CRISIS HASN’T IMPROVED. WE’LL CHANGE THAT THROUGH BETTER [ SPEAKING FRENCH ] [ VOICE OF TRANSLATOR ]:>>Question: HELLO, THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT IS SHARING HIS REQUEST WITH THE FEDERAL LEADERS YOU TALKED OF IMMIGRATION AND ONE OF THE THINGS LEGAULT WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS THE RIGHT TO IMPOSE A TEST OF VALUES TO BECOME A CITIZEN AND REDUCE CERTAIN THRESHOLDS OF IMMIGRATION IN SOME CATEGORIES. WOULD YOU ALLOW QUEBEC TO DO THAT?>>>THAT IS NOT WHERE WE’LL PUT OUR EFFORTS, WE’LL GIVE MORE RESOURCES FOR INTEGRATION AND WHEN I SPOKE WITH PEOPLE IN QUEBEC THE DANGER IS AROUND INTEGRATION OR LACK OF AND THE FIGURES FROM THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF QUEBEC SHE SAYS ONE OF THE GREATEST BARRIERS WAS A LACK OF RESOURCES TO LEARN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE AND IF SOMEONE DOESN’T HAVE THE LANGUAGE OR HAVE ACCESS TO RESOURCES TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE THAT CREATES BARRIERS AND PREVENTS PEOPLE FROM INTEGRATING INTO SOCIETY. SO ALL NEW-COMERS WANT TO CONTRIBUTE SO WHAT WE’LL DO IS PUT ALL OUR EFFORTS TO BETTER FINANCE THE LEARNING OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE. WE’VE ANNOUNCED AN INCREASE OF THE FINANCING, $73 MILLION THAT WILL BE BETTER INVESTED TO HELP LEISURE THE FRENCH LANGUAGE. >>Mr. LEGAULT WILL BE ASKING YOU ABOUT THIS, WHY DO YOU NOT ACCEPT THAT. >>BECAUSE I DO NOT THINK THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE SURE THAT SOMEONE CAN LEARN FRENCH. IF WE LOOK AT THE RESULTS IN THE REPORT OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF QUEBEC WHO SAID THAT IT IS THE LACK OF RESOURCES FOR LANGUAGE TRAINING FOR LANGUAGE COURSES, THAT’S A PROBLEM. SO WE WANT TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM AND HELP TO INTEGRATE BY GIVING MORE RESOURCES TO HAVE EASIER ACCESS TO LANGUAGE TRAINING.>>Question: MY COLLEAGUE IS TALKING OF A TEST OF VALUES AND YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT LEARNING THE FRENCH LANGUAGE BUT THE QUESTION IS ABOUT THE TEST OF VALUES. WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM WITH THE TEST OF THE VALUES IN QUEBEC?>>WHY WOULDN’T YOU WANT THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT TO HAVE A TEST ON VALUES?>>I TOLD WHAT WERE MY VALUES. MY VALUES ARE TO BETTER HELP LEARNING THE FRENCH LANGUAGE. I DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS TEST ON VALUES. I FOLLOWED THE ADVICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF QUEBEC WHO SAID THAT THE PROBLEM OF INTEGRATION IS DUE TO THE LANGUAGE BARRIER AND THAT’S WHERE I’LL PUT MY EFFORTS. >>Question: PROBABLY Mr. LEGAULT WILL ALSO ASK YOU ABOUT THE TAX DECLARATION, THE TAX RETURN AND WE’RE TRYING TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU DON’T WANT TO GIVE THEM THIS UNIQUE TAX RETURN?>>WELL, WE HAD OFFERED THIS IDEA BECAUSE, YES, IT IS NOT FAIR THAT PEOPLE IN QUEBEC WOULD HAVE TO DO TWO TAX RETURNS. I KNOW THAT IT’S VERY FRUSTRATING AND DIFFICULT BUT WHEN WE SAW HOW THE CONSERVATIVES WERE DOING IT AND WHEN WE ASSESSED IT, IT WAS THREATENING A LOT OF JOBS AND THESE JOBS ARE VITAL IN THE REGIONS SO BECAUSE OF THIS WE DO NOT WANT TO THREATEN THE JOBS. IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP THESE JOBS. THAT’S WHY WE’RE SAYING THAT RIGHT NOW THERE ISN’T A WAY TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM WITHOUT THREATENING THE JOBS.>>Question: YOU MADE PROMISES INCLUDING TODAY, WHAT IS YOUR PLAN FOR BALANCING THE BUDGET AND DO YOU HAVE A TIMELINE?>>OUR PLAN IS TO TAKE THE RESOURCES THAT WE USE AS A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT VERY SERIOUSLY AND TAKE PEOPLE’S CONTRIBUTIONS, PEOPLE’S TAX CONTRIBUTIONS SERIOUSLY. AND TO DO THAT WHAT WE’RE GOING TO GO DO IS NOT GIVE AWAY BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO WEALTHY CORPORATIONS AS Mr. TRUDEAU HAS DONE, THE DEFICIT THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IS BEING RUN NOT TO INVEST IN SIGNIFICANT PROGRAMS, THERE HASN’T BEEN SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN HOUSING, WE’VE GIVEN THE EXAMPLE THAT IT’S 19% LESS THAN THE HARPER GOVERNMENT AS A PORTION OF G.D.P. SO THERE’S NOT BEEN MORE INVESTMENT IN SOCIAL PROGRAMS, IT’S BEEN A MASSIVE NUMBER OF TAX CUTS TO THE WEALTHY SO WE WOULDN’T DO THAT. WHAT WE’D DO IS ON THE REVENUE SIGNED WE WOULD MAKE DECISIONS THAT INCREASE THE AMOUNT THAT THE WEALTHIEST CONTRIBUTE. THEY HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE MORE. WE’RE GOING TO CLOSE TAX LOOPHOLES AND OFFSHORE TAX HAVENS ACCOUNT FOR $23 BILLION OF LOST REVENUE. WE’RE GOING TO CLOSE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES. WE’RE GOING TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES AND PUT IN PLACE A SUPER — PAY THEIR FAIR SURE. WITH THESE MEASURES WE’LL INCREASE REVENUE AND USE THE REVENUE TO PROGRAMS THAT INVEST IN OUR COUNTRY. THINGS LIKE UNIVERSAL PHARMA CARE, WHICH WE KNOW WILL CREATE A SAVINGS OF 4.2 — WE KNOW IF WE INVEST IN PEOPLE WE BUILD A BETTER FUTURE. >>Question: WHAT’S TIMELINE. >>A PATH TO INCREASE REVENUE AND TO MAKE INVESTMENTS IN PEOPLE. WE WANT TO TAKE THE BUDGET SERIOUSLY AND WE’LL LOOK AT THAT IN THE FUTURE BUT OUR PRIORITY IS INVESTING IN SOME OF THE CRISIS THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH. >>Question: BEGIN THE TRAJECTORY — YOU AND YOUR PARTY REALLY NEEDED A VERY STRONG EFFECTIVE START TO THE CAMPAIGN. DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’VE GOTTEN THAT AND WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR LETTING CANADIANS KNOW –>>I’M PROUD OF THE FIRST WEEK. WE WERE ABLE TO PUT FORWARD WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH. I’VE MET SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY THAT ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE BUT STILL HAVE THIS DESIRE TO CARE FOR EACH OTHER. WITH OUR COMMITMENTS THAT MAKE THE WEALTHY CONTRIBUTE MORE TO BUILDING THESE PROGRAMS. THESE ARE THINGS THAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING THIS IS WHAT WE BELIEVE IN. I’M EXCITED BECAUSE PEOPLE SAY THEY’RE SEEING THEMSELVES REFLECTED IN OUR CAMPAIGN AND I’M PROUD OF THAT AND DURING THE DEBATE I WAS ABLE TO SHARE THE STORIES OF PEOPLE THAT I MET AND THEIR STORIES AND THEY TOLD ME THEY FEEL LIKE NO ONE LISTENS TO THEM AND I WANTED THOSE PEOPLE TO KNOW I HEAR YOU AND SI CARE AND WE’RE GOING TO USE WHATEVER RESOURCES WE HAVE AND PLATFORM I HAVE TO SHARE THE STORIES OF PEOPLE WE MEET.>>Question: WHAT WOULD YOU IDENTIFY AS THE MOST IMPORTANT WEAK SPOT FOR YOUR CAMPAIGN. >>IT’S ABOUT LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THERE’S AN IMPORTANT CHOICE TO BE MADE IN THE ELECTION. AND THE CHOICE IS GOING DOWN THE SAME PATH, AND PEOPLE FALL BEHIND. WE CAN CHANGE THAT. WE CAN BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR PEOPLE. WHILE HE CHARGED STUDENTS ON THEIR DEBT 3 BILLION DOLLARSMENT I WANT TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY AND WAIVE STUDENT DEBT AND MAKE THE WEALTHY PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE. >>Question: GOOD MORNING. I’M GOING TO READ SOMETHING ELIZABETH MAY SAID ABOUT YOU. SHE WAS TALKING BY FIND IT APPALLING THE WAY HE’S BEING ATTACKED. HE WAS RECRUITED TO FEDERAL POLITICS BY JACK LAYTON — WHO THEY KNEW BETTER AND WHOSE JUDGMENT THEY TRUST. DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY IN RESPONSE TO THIS. >>NO. MY FOCUS IS ON Mr. TRUDEAU TODAY I’M TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE MADE A BOLD ANNOUNCEMENT AROUND HOUSING BUT IT TURNS OUT HE’S SPENDING 19% LESS THAN Mr. HARPER GOVERNMENT. THAT TO ME IS APPALLING. THAT’S WHAT I’M OFFENDED BY THAT A GOVERNMENT CAN SAY THERE’S A HOUSING CRISIS BUT ON THE OTHER SPEND LESS THAN A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT. THAT IS WHAT WE NEED TO FOCUS ON. >>>AND JUST ON THIS RIDING THE LIBERALS SEEM CONFIDENT IN CATHERINE McKENNA. >>WE HAD AN INCREDIBLE RALLY WHEN WE LAUNCHED THE CAMPAIGN OFFICE WITH EMILY TAMMEN AND WE HAVE A GREAT CANDIDATE. PEOPLE ARE LET-DOWN I THINK. THEY SAY AFTER FOUR YEARS OF Mr. TRUDEAU IN GOVERNMENT IS IT EASIER TO FIND HOUSING? IS IT HE’S WHIER TO PAY THE BILLS? PEOPLE WILL SAY, NO, WE’RE PAYING THE HIGHEST BILLS IN THE WORLD AND INTERNET SERVICES IN THE WORLD AND Mr. TRUDEAU INSTEAD OF MAKING THINGS MORE AFFORDABLE MET WITH THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS’ LOBBYISTS 875 AND THAT SHOWS HIS PRIORITIES. WE’RE FOCUSSED ON PEOPLE AND I’M CONFIDENT WHEN PEOPLE LOOK AT THE OPTIONS THEY SEE LIBERALS THEY WANT THINGS TO STAY THE WAY THEY ARE CONSERVATIVES WILL CUT SERVICES AND NDP WANT IT INVEST IN PEOPLE. >>Question: YOU ANSWERED THIS IN THE QUEBEC CONTEXT BUT IN TERMS OF NEWCOMER INTEGRATION SPENDING ON REDUCING BARRIERS TO INTEGRATION NATIONALLY WHAT’S YOUR PLAN AND THE INVESTMENTS?>>I THINK WE BENEFIT A LOT WHEN WE BRING PEOPLE FROM FROM AROUND THE WORLD. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INTERNATIONAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE PEOPLE COME WITH IS RECOGNIZED. WHEN PEOPLE COME TO THIS COUNTRY WITH SO MUCH INTERNATIONAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE AND THEN CAN’T USE THAT IN THEIR FIELDS AND THEY CAN’T CONTRIBUTE BACK FOR ALL OF US BUT ALSO FOR THEMSELVES THEY CAN’T LIVE THEIR BEST LIVES BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT WORKING IN THE FIELDS THEY’VE TRAINED FOR AND WE ALL MISS OUT AND THAT’S WHERE I WANT TO MAKE COMMITMENTS TO HELP BETTER CONNECT THOSE TALENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITIES AND RECOGNIZING THOSE TALENTS. [ SPEAKING FRENCH ] [ VOICE OF TRANSLATOR ]:>>Question: IF WE COME WELCOME BACK TO TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT YESTERDAY THE MAYOR OF MONTREAL CALLED FOR 12,000 AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS. YOU TALKED OF 500,000 UNITS IN YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT. IS THERE SPACE FOR 12,000 HOUSING UNITS IN MONTREAL?>>>WHAT WE’LL DO IS REALLY INVEST TO BUILD SOME AFFORDABLE HOUSING THROUGHOUT CANADA. OF COURSE INCLUDES THE URBAN CENTERS AND FOCUS ON WHERE WE NEED THOSE HOUSING UNITS MOST WHERE THERE’S A NEED AMONGST THE POPULATION AND WHERE WE HAVE TO MAKE THE INVESTMENTS BUT IT WILL BE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.>>Question: I WANTED TO COME BACK TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT EARLIER THIS WEEK ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND QUEBEC’S RIGHTS. CAN YOU CLARIFY IF IT’S A RIGHT OF VETO IF WEB DECIDES IF DOESN’T GO THROUGH IT’S TERRITORY AND OTTAWA SAYS YES, WOULD YOU RESPECT THE FINAL DECISION OF QUEBEC?>>YES, TO BE CLEAR, QUEBEC GOVERNMENT SAYS NO TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT WE WON’T GO FORWARD. IF THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT SAYS IT’S NOT ACCEPTABLE WE WON’T GO FORWARD. IF THE QUEBEC POPULATION SAYS WE DON’T HAVE THE SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY TO GO FORWARD THEN SAME THING BECAUSE IF WE WANT TO GO FORWARD WITH A PROJECT WE HAVE TO SOCIAL LICENSE AND WITHOUT THAT WE CAN’T CONTINUE.>>Question: SO WHY NOT GIVE THAT RIGHT TO PROVINCES I’M THINKING OF B.C. WITH TRANS-MOUNTAIN WHO COULD SAY WE ALSO HAVE A LACK OF SOCIAL LICENSE. >>FOR QUEBEC WE HAVE DIFFERENT UNIQUE APPROACH AND I’M PROUD OF THIS. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT QUEBEC IS DIFFERENT AND WE HAVE TO HAVE A UNIQUE APPROACH WITH QUEBEC. >>>BUT I CAN TELL THE OTHER PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES THAT THE NDP GOVERNMENT WILL NEVER IMPOSE A PROJECT ONHE