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Campaign Speech Sydney Schroeder

Today you are witnessing the rise; the rise of a political party like no other. A party that is committed to the people of Canada, and makes sure the government works for those who have elected them, not for big corporations. A party that brings people together, building bridges between urban and rural areas whilst bringing closer the different points of views that exist in this country. This party is known as the CNA Party, Canadian New Age Party. My name is Sydney Schroeder and I am here today representing the CNA as a candidate for Prime Minister.

In this election, Canadians have said loud and clear that too many families can't make ends meet; that too many children are living in poverty; that they have had enough of the same old debates, they deserve better. That is why we dare to bring about change.

One in seven children in Canada is living in poverty and it's not fair - it's essentially punishing them for a crime they didn't commit. Poverty has been steadily rising in Canada, since the mid 1990's and its time that changed. Through a series of integrated policies, the Canadian New Age Party is striving to cut child poverty by 50% in the next 10 years. By strengthening early learning, education, affordable housing, and health services, as well as raising the minimum wage to $13 across Canada, and increasing the Child Benefit by $500, child poverty can be history.

It's no secret that the only way to have a bright future for Canada, one that's filled with hard-working citizens is to improve our education system. For students and their families, it's getting harder to save for post-secondary education, let alone manage the debt that can follow; yet skills training and college...