Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to proclaim October 7 to 13, 2002 as National Family Week.
This year the theme of National Family Week will focus on children and promoting partnerships to meet the needs of school age kids.
As parents, we all know that it takes a lot of energy, support and patience to be a good father or mother. None of us can do it alone all of the time. In fact, we need extended family, friends, neighbours and especially educators to create partnerships to ensure that our kids grow up in a happy and health environment.
In closing, I wish to thank Family Service Canada for its hard work in supporting Canadian families and children.