Prime Minister Trudeau holds a media availability on the middle class tax cut
Thank you very much. First, it was a very good year. It's been quite the year. We started working as soon as we were sworn-in. We’ve done many things since the start.
We immediately reinstated the long form census so we can govern based on and driven by facts and data. We represented Canada at four international summits. We've held numerous bilateral meetings with other world leaders about the role Canada can play in the world. My ministers and I began work on settling Syrian refugees here in Canada with the first plane arriving tomorrow, and we've actually invited all opposition leaders to join us in welcoming the new Syrian refugees, the new Canadians, as they arrive at Pearson Airport tomorrow night. We introduced a Senate appointments process to remove partisanship and patronage from the upper chamber.
We initiated the long-awaited process for establishing a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. And today, we presented a bill that will lower taxes for the middle class, so that people have more money in their pockets every time they receive a paycheck. In the spirit of openness and transparency, I’ve had the opportunity to spend more time with you, dear journalists, at the National Press Theatre.
Looking ahead to the new year we have ambitious plans for our first budget, collaboration with provincial, municipal, and indigenous partners, and rolling out and building on more of our platform commitments to create a stronger, more prosperous middle class and grow our economy.
And now I look forward to taking your questions.