Mr. Speaker, Monday's events in Quebec showed us that in fact the glass is half full.
During the past few weeks we have witnessed an outpouring of emotion from Canadians across the country who went from passive observation to active participation in the affairs of their country.
We should all be struck by the depth of their feelings and their willingness and openness to change. This will is generous and the challenge for Parliament is to facilitate the development of this expression of commitment to Canada. As parliamentarians we must strive to nurture and encourage Canadians who want to be involved in the process of reshaping Canada.
Canadians need to be thanked for their willingness and openness to change. They must be valued and implicated in the process of redefining their country.