Dear Mr. Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

Dear Mr. Stephen Harper,

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Surabhi Kaura, student of Grade 12. At present, I am studying in Emery C.I in North York, Ontario. Nowadays, an important topic about recession is being discussed all around in Canada. No doubt, it’s not confined to Canada only, but it is a global issue. The decisions initiated by Canadian government to eliminate this problem are really appreciable. The impact of the gravity of recession is so high, that I being a citizen of Canada felted my moral duty to write you this letter by expressing thanks and good wishes for the endeavors which you are making to eliminate this economic epidemic from Canada.

I wish to express my thoughts and opinion about this issue. I think, recession is when there are not enough jobs for people, due to the shutting down of business houses. This problem emanates from a business. When the manufactured goods of an industry are not purchased by people in that event that business house is left with no option, but to shut down the business unit. Why its products is not purchased and consumed by people? It’s because they have choice to get the similar or the substitute of the product at a cheaper price. I being an enlightened citizen of this country, consider the importance of this issue to be discussed.

There is an imperative need to get rid off this problem as soon as possible. I would like to urge that the following steps may kindly be taken to remove this problem. Our government should stop the import of those goods, which are being sold at cheaper price than Canadian goods. If this is not possible at all then the prices of Canadian goods should be cut to the competitive prices of foreign goods. The government should increase job opportunities for the people. This can be done, if we also develop small scale industries or cottage industries. This will provide employment opportunities to a lot of people. The government should reduce its taxes. This will in turn reduce the financial burden on the people. Hence, they will spend more. In this way, the flow of money will be in circulation. The insurance premium should be reduced on the home and auto insurance. There should be stringed laws about the prices of homes, so that people could buy homes at affordable prices. Whereas, majority of people in Canada do not own their houses, but prefer to rent.

Thanks for your patience.


Surabhi Kaura


From: Prime Minister/Premier ministre <>


Sent: Thu 10/7, 12:25 PM

Subject: To curb Recession

Dear Surabhi:

On behalf of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, I would like to thank you for your e-mail correspondence.

The Prime Minister always appreciates learning about the interests and activities of young Canadians, and he has asked me to write to you in reply. I want you to know that Mr. Harper appreciates the time and effort you have invested in bringing your views to his attention.

Thank you again for writing, and please accept my best wishes for a successful school year.

B. Funes
Executive Correspondence Officer
for the Prime Minister's Office
Agent de correspondance de la haute direction
pour le Cabinet du Premier ministre

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"Quill" 6 years ago

Well done Surabhi... always a pleasure to see a fellow Canadian who takes the time to take a serious look at our country, the political scene and the way decisions effect our daily lives.


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akulkarni1234 6 years ago

wow thats appreciable

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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I love the automated, dry, standard letter you received in response from the office of our crooked prime minister.

Not buying cheaper goods would be seen as protectionism and in today's new world order that is not allowed. Insurance premiums will also not go down because our dear politicians are lobbied heavily not to do so.

I applaud your initiative though. Call your local MP or even better, pay him/her a visit and let them know what you think personally.

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justom 6 years ago from 41042

I'm with Mr Happy, you did a great job and he just blew you off. Shame on him, that's exactly what's wrong with the world today, politicians love to run their mouths but never listen. I salute you for giving it a try and encourage you not to give up. We all need to hold their feet to the fire. Nice work!! Peace!! Tom

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Surabhi Kaura 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author


Being an enlightened citizen of Canada, I thought it appropriate to contribute my cooperation for the elimination of recession from Canada and from the entire world as a whole. Thanks for bestowing blessings.

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Surabhi Kaura 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author


It would be appreciable when the recession will be curbed. Thanks for the feedback.

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Surabhi Kaura 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Mr. Happy,

Thanks for your reply and suggestion. I understand that certain economic policies of government are not in consonance with the anti-recession policies. I hope the government of Canada shall take appropriate measures to resolve this concern.

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Surabhi Kaura 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author


I appreciate for your observation, but as you know every Canadian has freedom of expression (fair or fowl), I have got no right to suggest someone that I am not satisfied from his/her reply against the suggestion which I put forward to the Prime Minister regarding recession. Thanks for the feedback.

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Surabhi Kaura 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author


Honestly, I am not in touch with the economic situation of Punjab. From your feedback, I have come to know that Mr. Manpreet Badal is the finance minister of Punjab. I am not conversant with the policies of Punjab government, especially finance ministry.

I hope that in a state where genius people like you are present, in that situation, the alleged non-favourable financial policies of the finance minister could be rectified with the power of pen. But, I am afraid that most of our Indians, they worship their leaders as God. I pity on the mentality of such people, but I hope the situation will change quite rapidly when the new generation (educated ones) will become the electorates. Thanks for the comment.

Shirley Pisa 6 years ago

It is noble of you to give your share in order to resolve the problem of recession. Recession is a global issue and it is one predicament that should be taken seriously.

Have a nice day :)

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