As the House rises and caucus heads back to their ridings for the summer, we’re reflecting on the hard work our Liberal team has done to deliver real results for Canadians. We’ve been making life more affordable and building an economy that works for everyone. In just 15 weeks, the House passed 15 historic bills that will help make life more affordable, safeguard our environment, protect the public safety of Canadians, and advance our commitment to reconciliation.

We have:

Delivered targeted relief by:

  • Helping Canadians manage the cost of living, including through doubling the GST tax credit to put up to an additional $467 in the pockets of 11 million Canadians who need help the most. We also delivered a top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit of $500 to make life more affordable.
  • Introducing the new Grocery Rebate of up to $467 for a family of four, which will be delivered on July 5.
  • Continuing to make child care affordable – fees have at least been cut in half on average across the country, and six provinces and territories have already reached $10-a-day child care. We’ve helped create nearly 52,000 new child care spaces with the provinces and territories too.

Improved health care for Canadians by:

  • Reaching agreements with provinces and territories on a path forward to improve access to family health care, reduce backlogs, increase the number of health professionals, and enhance mental health care services.
  • Launching the Canada Dental Benefit for children under 12 that has already helped over 300,000 children go to the dentist, and made life more affordable for their parents.

Continued to grow a clean economy by:

  • Advancing historic EV battery projects (e.g., VW in Ontario and GM-Posco in Quebec), critical minerals mining and processing (e.g., Lithium E3 in Alberta, Rio Tinto in Quebec), and major projects to cut pollution from our manufacturing sector, such as Michelin in Nova Scotia, ArcelorMittal Dofasco in Ontario, and BHP in Saskatchewan, that will secure middle-class jobs for generations to come.

Reaffirmed our commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples by:

  • Launching the Action Plan to achieve the objectives of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, laying out a roadmap to build a better future for Indigenous Peoples across Canada.
  • Making progress on Indigenous claims and self-government agreements, including reaching the first self-government agreement in Saskatchewan with the Whitecap Dakota First Nation.

A few days ago, the International Monetary Fund released a report that reaffirmed Canada’s strong fiscal performance and position as the G7 country with the lowest deficit-to-GDP ratio and also confirmed that Canada’s net debt-to-GDP ratio remains the lowest among the G7. The report nodded to our strong labour force participation, bolstered by our progress on child care. Today, there are nearly 900,000 more Canadians employed now compared to before the pandemic.

This is only a short list, but it speaks to the breadth and scale of this government’s accomplishments. We are continuing to build on a strong record of lasting achievement for Canadians since 2015 and we thank you for all that you and your teams have done. We encourage everyone to enjoy the summer ahead while sharing our successes with your communities, so that we can continue to deliver real results for Canadians from coast to coast to coast.