moved for leave to introduce Bill C-549, An Act respecting a day to honour Canada’s marine industry.
Mr. Speaker, observance of a Canada marine day would honour Canada's marine industry past, present, and future. The marine industry holds immense prosperity for Canadians, especially in terms of transportation, jobs and recreational opportunities.
Canada is a marine superpower. The day would be incredibly important to the health of our economy. In many respects, the marine industry is the gateway to trade and the future of Canadian prosperity. Marine waterways form the primary line of trade with corridors that are linked to massive networks of rail, road and other transportation networks.
The bill would honour the role of the marine industry in the past, today and, more important, in the future.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)