Good evening. Merci beaucoup.
You'll probably see some of us wearing these T-shirts.
I thought I would very briefly read something from the website, which is one.org. If you visit that website, it is very comprehensive and will give you an extremely good insight into this organization.
Where does ONE get its name from?
Contrary to popular belief, ONE is not named after the song of the same name by the band U2, of which ONE's co-founder Bono is a member.
The name was inspired by the belief that one voice, coming together with many others - the political left [centre] and right, business leaders, activists, faith leaders and students - can change the world for the better. The name is also influenced by ONE's first campaign in 2004, which called on the US government to allocate an additional 1% of its budget towards the fight against extreme poverty.
I'm sure that here in Canada we can do far better than that and in our next budget increase the amount we can give.
I want to thank everybody who has come here from ONE as well, and hopefully we can do something in 2019.
I have some leaflets, and I'm sure that other people do too, which you are very welcome to take at the end of the evening if you have any questions.
Thank you very much.