Mr. Speaker, on Saturday morning Canadians, like others all around the world, were watching the re-entry of the Columbia space shuttle. Minutes from home the space shuttle disintegrated before our unbelieving eyes.
The world not only lost seven great space pioneers; it also lost crucial scientific information, particularly in the health and science field.
To prepare for tomorrow, we must test our outer limits today. We will have a better world because of the work of these astronauts and of the people in our space programs. The people on the Columbia may be gone, but their good deeds will remain. We will not forget.
The members of the Progressive Conservative Party offer their condolences to the families and to the nations of these great astronauts.