moved for leave to introduce Bill C-439, An Act respecting a National Appreciation Day.
Mr. Speaker, I would certainly like to thank my colleague from Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre for kindly gracing me with seconding the motion. It is a national issue and a national concern.
Today I am pleased to introduce a bill entitled the national appreciation day act . This enactment designates the third day of March in each and every year as the day for the people of Canada to express appreciation for the heroic work of members of the Canadian Forces and emergency response professionals, including police officers, firefighters and paramedics.
I believe all members of all parties in the House of Commons would agree to support a very speedy passage of this bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)