Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to take this opportunity to rise in the House today to announce the birth of my first child.
Indeed, on Sunday, May 1, my wife gave birth to a beautiful little girl, whom we named Émilie. Both mother and daughter are doing just fine.
I wish to thank the staff at the Edmunston regional hospital, including the nurses and doctors, for their wonderful work during the delivery and the days that followed.
Canada's public health care system is one of the best, and I can attest to the quality of services provided when my little Émilie was born.
I will conclude by thanking the staff of the House of Commons, my colleagues and all those who congratulated me and my wife on the arrival of the newest member of our family. This was truly appreciated.
I am looking forward to holding my wife and little Émilie in my arms again, tomorrow evening.