Mr. Speaker, for several years now the month of May has been the month of the green ribbon of hope campaign sponsored by Child Find.
It is with sadness that I draw attention to this campaign, but at the same time I am convinced of the need to take action to combat this problem, terrible as it is. Tens of thousands of children go missing every year. Whether they just run away or are abducted by a stranger or a parent, the fact remains that, in all these cases, children are lost, which is unacceptable.
To combat this scourge, Child Find takes positive steps at various levels, such as establishing contact and information networks to help in the actual search for missing children and developing public education and training programs.
This year, the month of May is dedicated to awareness as well as fund raising. I urge everyone to support this organization.