Mr. Speaker, next week Canadians pay tribute to the tremendous contribution of the federal Public Service of Canada.
With all the pain associated with downsizing in recent years, it is important during Canada's post-deficit period that we openly express the tremendous pride we feel for our public service.
We are at a crossroads in our history as the role and direction of governments around the world are being re-evaluated. Our public service is known as one of the best in the world. All Canadians benefit from the many services it delivers, which makes Canada the number one country in which to live.
Today I wish to thank our public servants for their dedicated quality service and their commitment to finding better ways to improve Canada.