Mr. Speaker, Canadian Women in Communications, a national organization supporting the progress of women in the communications and telecommunications industries, recently held their annual awards gala in Ottawa.
Today I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate three individuals who were honoured at this year's gala.
The CWC employer of the year award went to Rogers Broadcasting Limited. The CWC woman of the year is Phyllis Yaffe, president and CEO of Showcase and History Television. Mentor of the year honours went to Suzanne Boyce, senior vice-president of programming at CTV Inc.
Finally, congratulations to Dr. Veena Rawat, Deputy Director General, Spectrum Engineering, Industry Canada, who was awarded the CWC Trailblazer of the year award.
I would like to congratulate the CWC for its exceptional work in advancing the role of women and recognizing these great achievers. Canada's entire communications industry continues to benefit from their efforts.