Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to recognize and salute the city of Toronto's first annual Walk a Child to School Day.
Today parents from my riding and throughout the city of Toronto took the time to walk their children to school.
By supporting today's walk, parents, teachers and children are addressing many of the important issues that our society faces. Today parents and teachers are promoting safer streets, stronger communities, healthier students and a cleaner environment.
While this special day may have started in Toronto, the idea has already spread and has captured the imagination and interest of parents across our country. Schools in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax and Surrey will also take part in this special day.
It gives me great pleasure to salute the organizers and the participants who today took the time and made the effort for our children and participated in the first annual Walk a Child to School Day.