moved for leave to introduce Bill C-579, An Act respecting a National Local Food Day.
Mr. Speaker, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thank my colleagues for their indulgence.
This bill would give thanks to agricultural producers across this country by declaring the Friday prior to Thanksgiving national local food day. Passage of this bill would allow us to recognize and give thanks to those who produce the food that everyone across this country consumes day to day.
I hope my colleagues will support my bill. I also hope that they thank farmers in their local communities. We think of them often, but we just do not say thanks. As I sit down with my family this weekend and give thanks for my family and for this great country, I will also give thanks to all those involved in the farm community.
I hope all members will endorse my bill so we can recognize farmers at least one day during the year as we head into the Thanksgiving weekend.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)