Mr. Speaker, today in my riding of Rosedale in Toronto, Ryerson Polytechnic University is celebrating the completion of an infrastructure project which will create 47 person years of employment.
Ryerson is a special institution of learning which offers a unique educational experience to its students. It is a tremendous asset to the city of Toronto and to the country at large.
The ceremony taking place today also illustrates how the infrastructure program initiated by the government has enabled a wide range of institutions to create or upgrade needed facilities. The program which has been criticized by some for being a bricks and mortar program has proven to be much more than that. This particular example shows how the program contributes in a meaningful way to the education of the citizens of this country. The
program is also a concrete example of the constructive co-operation that occurs between the federal and provincial governments.
I extend my heartfelt congratulations to President Lajeunesse and to the entire university community of Ryerson for the successful completion of this important program.