Mr. Speaker, the cast and producer of the miniseries Trudeau , premiering tonight in Ottawa, are in our gallery today. I want to salute the creators of this important drama.
We hope this series is just the latest success for the CBC, which started with Canada--A People's History and continued with Random Passage and
The Last Chapter. Trudeau has been produced and written by the Big Motion Picture Company and Halifax resident Wayne Grigsby, which have also brought us Black Harbour, North of 60, ENG and
These are Canadian stories. They talk about the realities of life in our parliament, they look at how small maritime fishing communities face hard times, they explore the passions of life near the Arctic Circle, and they show us the fast paced relationships of a Toronto newsroom. Programs such as these tell the stories of our people. They let us pause and reflect on what keeps us together, not on what drives us apart.
We should also be frank here. These stories are only told because of a strong public broadcaster, strong Canadian content rules and a strong Telefilm Canada.
I would like to thank Wayne and the cast for telling our stories.