The Federal Minister Responsible for families, children and social development was in Regina on Tuesday to talk about the Canadian Child benefit.
Jean-Yves Duclos says 28 thousand families in Regina are receiving an average of 700 dollars per month tax free from the government for the child benefit.
“So teaching, community investments and the Canada Child Benefit, I think, are making a big impact in this community.” Duclos suggested.
Duclos says many people in the Regina Qu’Appelle riding, which is where the North Central Family Centre is in, are working middle class people that would use the child benefit.
Students from a Regina school received a visit from the federal minister of families, children and social development.
Teacher Amanda Heisler says the visit from Jean-Yves Duclos will have a lasting effect on the students.
“I told them that there was a special guest that knew the Prime Minister so they were pretty excited about that,” Heisler said. “As for the details and the politics behind it I don’t think many of them really understood it, but I think they were really excited about having the art work and feeling special and feeling important.”
Duclos, along with Regina Police Chief Evan Bray, took the time to draw pictures with students at a school during his stay.