Mr. Speaker, today is Canada Health Day, dedicated to the theme of building a healthy future.
The Canadian Public Health Association, the Canadian Hospital Association and other community and volunteer health organizations will showcase their work across the country with justifiable pride.
Canadians are being reminded today of the milestones in health our nation has achieved and what more as a people we can do to ensure the health of all.
That International Nurses' Day is also celebrated today is a happy coincidence. Nurses have always played a pivotal role in the building of a healthy Canada and a healthy world.
I salute the organizers, both associations and individuals for their initiatives. I salute this government and Parliament on their unwavering commitment to the mission of all health care professionals and volunteers to keep Canadians and all world citizens healthy.