Mr. Speaker, February 9 to 16 is Citizenship and Heritage Week.
This annual celebration of Canadian citizenship and heritage allows us to show our pride for Canada and to share common values.
This year on Heritage Day the Government of Canada will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations universal declaration of human rights. This document inspired our own Charter of Rights and Freedoms which upholds values that Canadians cherish: the dignity of the individual, the rights of children, fairness, equal treatment and democratic participation.
I ask all my fellow members to join in the celebration of a rich past. We want to ensure a bright future for the greatest country in the world.