Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today to recognize the outstanding program known as Forum for Young Canadians and the youth who participate.
The Forum for Young Canadians is a valuable educational program that brings young people from all parts of this great nation together to learn about our political process.
The forum provides a learning experience through participation, workshops, presentations and a mock parliament. It gives students real hands-on experience.
During the week's activities, friendships are developed among participants from all provinces of Canada, friendships that last a lifetime.
The forum is continuing its legacy of encouraging young people to get involved in their communities, to become leaders and, in turn, to become great citizens.
The benefits are enormous. These youths are the leaders of tomorrow and their individual and collective experience will lead to the development of an even greater nation.