moved for leave to introduce Bill C-329, an act to provide for the recognition of the Canadian horse as the national horse of Canada.
Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to introduce a private member's bill today entitled "An Act to provide for the recognition of the Canadian horse as the national horse of Canada".
This bill will bring widespread attention to a national symbol, the Canadian horse. This horse was introduced to Canada in 1665 by the King of France, who sent horses from his own stables to the people of his North American colony.
The Canadian horse is well known for its strength, endurance, resiliance, intelligence and good temper that distinguishes the breed.
I invite all members of the House to support this bill, which will bring well deserved attention to this cherished Canadian symbol.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)