Mr. Chair, if you didn't already know, people from Beauce are proud. There is Marie-Philip Poulin of Beauceville, who was named the best female hockey player in the world earlier this year, or Antony Auclair of Notre-Dame-des-Pins. Antony Auclair said, in a CBC article, that Beauce had prepared him for his arrival in the NFL. There is also Guillaume Couture, from Sainte-Marie, who made his mother very proud, and everyone from Beauce indirectly, on the program Les Chefs again last night.
It is this same pride that I see throughout the region, with companies like Revtech Systèmes, in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, or PuriHaze, in Sainte-Marie, which have invented robots to decontaminate spaces. There are also local purchasing initiatives such as the #onlaici campaign by the Nouvelle-Beauce chamber of commerce and industry or Achetons beauceron, by the Saint-Georges chamber of commerce.
Today I have but two words for my constituents: thank you. I thank them for continuing to encourage local businesses that greatly need it. I thank them for being loyal to their habits and to rolling up their sleeves to help their neighbours. I thank them for being proud and being residents of Beauce.