Mr. Speaker, excellence in the areas of science, technology and mathematics is essential to building and sustaining a more innovative Canadian economy. Canada's future depends on our ability to show innovative technology leadership.
Both the speech from the throne and the March 6 budget highlighted the importance of establishing guiding principles to improve the effectiveness and focus of the federal science and technology effort.
I believe Canada will guarantee its success in these areas if we ensure that our children are taught the skills they will need to meet the challenges.
Last month the Prime Minister announced the winners of the 1995 Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology and Mathematics. The awards recognize elementary and secondary school teachers who have had a major impact on their students in these areas.
I take this opportunity to salute one of the winners from my riding of Lambton-Middlesex, Ms. Carol Browne, a grade 1 teacher at Metcalfe Central School.