moved for leave to introduce Bill C-468, an act to amend the Statistics Act (ethnicity question).
Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to rise on behalf of the constituents of Calgary East to introduce my private member's bill in the House today. The purpose of the bill is to ensure that no question will be asked about a person's ethnicity in the population census.
Ours is a great country that respects equal rights and equal opportunities for all Canadians. Thus program initiatives must be available to all with no discrimination. One common thread that holds us all together is that we are all Canadians.
I hope my colleagues will recognize the intent of the bill and will support it because we are and will remain always Canadians.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)