Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to our country's devoted reservists.
Today, reservists across Canada are setting aside their usual cover of anonymity and wearing their uniform to work or school in order to show their pride in serving their country. Their employers, their teachers and the public will also have an opportunity to show their support in return.
These men and women are essential to the vitality of these illustrious Canadian units. They have served and continue to serve their country with distinction.
Members of the Primary Reserve, who wear the uniform of the army, the navy and the air force, can be proud of the services they have rendered, both in Canada and abroad, as well as in relief operations in disaster areas.
Other reservists are cadet instructors and work with young Canadians in over 1,100 communities. And the Canadian Rangers ensure an essential military presence in our remote northern regions.
On behalf of all members, I thank Canada's reservists, who serve our country with distinction, devotion and pride.