Mr. Speaker, I am proud to bring to the attention of the House two young students from the riding of Québec East, Héléna Bureau and Olivier Poulain, who were recently on Parliament Hill to receive awards recognizing their academic activities.
Ms. Bureau is one of the winners of the Centennial scholarship, awarded by the Canadian Pharmacists Association, for her work promoting the school and the profession. She worked particularly hard to bring together the different areas of health sciences by creating the interdisciplinary association of health sciences.
Mr. Poulain was awarded a TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Outstanding Community Leadership. Mr. Poulin established a gay/lesbian/bisexual support and education group, at his cegep to help to break down the isolation suffered by homosexual students.
Ms. Bureau and Mr. Poulain are a part of a new generation of youth who are aware, involved, have a broad outlook on life and who represent the leadership of tomorrow and a bright future for our society.
Once again, I congratulate Ms. Bureau and Mr. Poulain and hope they continue their good work.