Mr. Speaker, the parliamentary internship program has been around for over 30 years. Every year 10 young people from across Canada are selected to work with MPs. They thus acquire unique insight into our parliamentary system.
This year the parliamentary interns are organizing a food drive for the Ottawa—Carleton Food Bank. This is an opportunity for MPs and Hill staff to help out the less fortunate during this holiday season.
Boxes will be placed in the parliamentary cafeterias for donations of non-perishable food items and money.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the parliamentary interns on their initiative, community spirit and generosity.