Mr. Chair, on behalf of myself and my parliamentary colleagues, I want to congratulate students from our high school class of 2020. We know that, owing to the pandemic, graduation celebrations will be different this year, as students will be deprived of their prom, their graduation ceremony and, in some cases, their goodbyes to friends and teachers.
I know how disappointed students from the high schools of du Versant, Le Carrefour, Nicolas-Gatineau, de l'Érablière, Collège Saint-Alexandre, Collège Nouvelles Frontières, Collège Saint-Joseph, Philemon-Wright and other regional schools, are not to be able to celebrate their five years of incredible efforts surrounded by their families and friends who were by their side on a daily basis.
However, that takes nothing away from their accomplishment. So when they receive their diploma, here is what I will say to them: “Surge ahead! The future belongs to you. Be ambitious, follow your dreams and, most importantly, continue to change the Outaouais and the world!”
The class of 2020 will be remembered for a long time.