“Mr. Speaker, our democracy thrives when each new generation produces thoughtful leaders and thinkers.
Today I am pleased to announce that five students from McMaster, which is a world-recognized institution in my home town of Hamilton, have won the Minister of Finance’s Post-Secondary Policy Forum Challenge. Their submission focused on reform and modernization of employment insurance.
The Minister of Finance called their submission innovative and bold. These talented young people will be on the Hill tomorrow and will be able to hear the Minister deliver the 2017 budget, and will also have the opportunity to meet with him afterward.
I wish to congratulate these bright young minds for their innovation and creativity. They inspire great optimism in me, for Hamilton, and for Canada. Well done students; Well done McMaster University.”