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Good morning, everyone. Thank you for coming out today.
 
Yesterday, as you all know, was the launch of our 2017 budget, and I'd like to say a few words about that before I take your questions.
 
We've delivered a budget that takes a realistic look at the challenges ahead. It reflects not only the financial realities but also the personal anxieties that so many Canadians are feeling, especially those in the middle class and those working hard to join it. I see a few of you smiling back there. You've heard me refer to the middle class before, perhaps. Maybe you think, as some of our critics have said, that this is just politicking1, just a slogan. And I want to tell you today, it's not just a slogan. These are real people we're talking about. Millions of Canadians who work hard, who struggle, who worry about their children and their parents and their livelihoods2 and who frankly3 need a break.
 
You might recall that I spent much of January on the road, meeting with Canadians in their communities. And one thing I heard over and over is that Canadians are worried about their future, their job opportunities, being able to pay their bills at the end of every month - expenses are increasing but their salaries are not.
 
In every community I visited, I met parents who worry about the kinds of opportunities their kids have or will not have when they graduate from school. That's what working Canadians - middle-class Canadians - are focused on and that's what we've focused on in this budget. To suggest that it's just politics does our fellow citizens a disservice. To dismiss their legitimate4 worries as mere5 feelings, even more so.
 
You can't spend any amount of time with Canadians, listen to them, actually hear them, and walk away thinking those feelings don't matter. They matter a lot to me, and to our government.
 
The level of confidence that Canadians have in their economic future is important, especially when it comes to getting a new job, making an offer on a house or buying a new car. As we celebrate our successes, we must also recognize that there are still many Canadians who are concerned about losing ground rather than getting ahead. Budget 2017 is focused on people, what they need to feel confident about their future. It gives Canadians the tools they need to build a better life for themselves, for their children and for their grandchildren.
 
That starts with making sure every Canadian can get the training they need to get a good, well-paying job. That's why Budget 2017 includes things like better support for lifelong learning. If you're unemployed6 or under-employed, this budget will give you better access to the training and financial support that can help you keep… find and keep a good job, including giving you the chance to go back to school without the fear of losing the EI benefits you need to put food on the table. If you currently have a job, but you want to go back to school part-time to upgrade your skills or get a new certification, this budget makes it easier for you to access Canada's Student Grants and Canada's Student Loans. If you're a student with a family to support, this budget makes it more affordable7 for you to improve your qualifications. As many as 13,000 students with dependent children will qualify for student grants under Budget 2017. And if you're a working adult who wants to get a new degree, diploma, or certificate like the ones offered here at George Brown, there's help for you, too. We're introducing a pilot project to look at new ways to make sure that Canada's Student Loans and Grants are more accessible so that your education can become more affordable.
 
Budget 2017 is, above all else, an investment in Canadians, an investment in people. Canada is home to some of the smartest, hardworking and most ambitious people in the world. With this budget, we are helping8 Canadians realize their dreams of a brighter, more secure future, and we'll all be better-off for it.


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1 politicking 00a5b097e6b03e26435a23dad6050323     
n.政治活動,競選活動v.從政( politic的現在分詞 )
參考例句:
  • A lot of politicking preceded the choice of the new director. 在選新領導人之前進行了大量的拉攏活動。 來自辭典例句
  • This colleague is always politicking. 這位同僚總是忙于政治活動。 來自互聯網
2 livelihoods 53a2f8716b41c07918d6fc5d944b18a5     
生計,謀生之道( livelihood的名詞復數 )
參考例句:
  • First came the earliest individualistic pioneers who depended on hunting and fishing for their livelihoods. 走在最前面的是早期的個人主義先驅者,他們靠狩獵捕魚為生。 來自英漢非文學 - 政府文件
  • With little influence over policies, their traditional livelihoods are threatened. 因為馬賽族人對政策的影響力太小,他們的傳統生計受到了威脅。
3 frankly fsXzcf     
adv.坦白地,直率地;坦率地說
參考例句:
  • To speak frankly, I don't like the idea at all.老實說,我一點也不贊成這個主意。
  • Frankly speaking, I'm not opposed to reform.坦率地說,我不反對改革。
4 legitimate L9ZzJ     
adj.合法的,合理的,合乎邏輯的;v.使合法
參考例句:
  • Sickness is a legitimate reason for asking for leave.生病是請假的一個正當的理由。
  • That's a perfectly legitimate fear.懷有這種恐懼完全在情理之中。
5 mere rC1xE     
adj.純粹的;僅僅,只不過
參考例句:
  • That is a mere repetition of what you said before.那不過是重復了你以前講的話。
  • It's a mere waste of time waiting any longer.再等下去純粹是浪費時間。
6 unemployed lfIz5Q     
adj.失業的,沒有工作的;未動用的,閑置的
參考例句:
  • There are now over four million unemployed workers in this country.這個國家現有四百萬失業人員。
  • The unemployed hunger for jobs.失業者渴望得到工作。
7 affordable kz6zfq     
adj.支付得起的,不太昂貴的
參考例句:
  • The rent for the four-roomed house is affordable.四居室房屋的房租付得起。
  • There are few affordable apartments in big cities.在大城市中沒有幾所公寓是便宜的。
8 helping 2rGzDc     
n.食物的一份&adj.幫助人的,輔助的
參考例句:
  • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可憐的孩子們總是要求我把我的漢堡包再給他們一份。
  • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 這樣一來, 他在某些時候,有助于競爭的加強。
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