Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to bring to the attention of the House the distinguished achievement accomplished by two of our most respected members.
It is an honour and a privilege to serve our fellow citizens as their representative here, in the House of Commons.
One can only imagine how proud the hon. members for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke must feel today. In fact, both these members are celebrating their 31st uninterrupted year as members of Parliament.
The respect that these two members have demonstrated for the institution of Parliament over the past three decades is unparalleled and exemplary. They have without doubt contributed in making this a better place.
Equally as impressive as the contributions these members have made in public life are the contributions they have made in the communities in which they have lived and worked. It is because of this dedication and hard work in all aspects of their lives that they have enjoyed the right and privileges to sit in this House for 31 uninterrupted years.
On behalf of all my colleagues, I wish to congratulate both Warren Allmand and Len Hopkins and wish them all the success possible on this very special anniversary.
Congratulations, dear colleagues.