Mr. Speaker, across Canada and around the world volunteerism has contributed immensely to the well-being of our communities.
Here are a few examples of my own community of Mississauga where volunteers play a major role: Interim Place, a shelter for battered women; Distress Line Peel; the cancer, heart and lung associations; the volunteers at hospitals, senior homes and others serving the needy; the many people who have helped coach and run youth activities; the service clubs such as Rotary, Lions and Kinsmen; and all the other men and women who serve on boards and committees to sustain operations, to raise money and to promote goodwill, good health and good communities.
All of their time is given freely without reservation to contribute to making Canada remain the best country in the world.
We all should take the time to thank volunteers for their very special contributions. We do not need to wait for a special day of recognition because I am sure all would agree that every day is a good day to say thank you.