|Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of Mother’s Day|
“Today we celebrate those mothers who by virtue of their wisdom, kindness, decency and work ethic have inspired us to be better people and better citizens.”
“While we celebrate the mothers in our lives who have been family keystones and beacons of guidance and care, let us recognize that there are many remarkable women in this country who, along with raising families, are also juggling careers, community service and taking care of elderly parents.”
“Our Government recognizes this reality and has been taking steps to help lighten the load of mothers and families. This includes implementing a Universal Child Care Benefit to help with child care expenses, creating a Children’s Fitness Tax Credit to help with the cost of registering children and youth in physical activity programs, as well as establishing a new Family Caregiver Tax Credit to help mothers and families with the cost of caring for an infirm dependant relative, including a child, spouse or parent.”
“I encourage Canadians to honour all mothers – past and present – on this special day for all they do and have done for us. In that spirit, Laureen and I wish all mothers a wonderful day."
PMO Press Office 5/13/2012