Mr. Speaker, on this Literacy Action Day I want to pay tribute to all those involved in adult literacy.
In my riding of Trois-Rivières, there are several literacy groups including COMSEP and Ebyôn.
Several hundred people participate in their workshops, which are run by a number of volunteers. Helping adults to learn to read gives them the keys to the world.
What is more, the participants become more informed on economic, social, political and cultural issues and meet new people, thereby making important social connections.
Attending the literacy and popular education workshops helps participants become aware of their problems, find suitable solutions and take action to improve their lot.
We wish the literacy groups many more years of success.