Mr. Speaker, I rise in recognition of Burlington youth. Our government has placed a great deal of importance on demonstrating our confidence in Canada and Canadians, especially young Canadians.
In the riding of Burlington I have had the honour of presenting eight graduating secondary students with an award which recognizes their outstanding contribution to their school, to our community and to Canada.
The recipients of the Paddy Torsney, M.P. Citizenship Award last fall were: Stephen Chiu, Lisa Dawn Moody, Angela Minnett, Danielle Buick, Jessica Kristina Hodgson, James Roberts, Jennifer Craig and Aimmie Halchuk.
Colleagues, please join me in congratulating these fine young Canadians. They are up to the challenge of our future. They are our future.