Mr. Speaker, today I would like to honour Bonnie Sherr Klein.
Bonnie has worked as a filmmaker and activist for over four decades. Bonnie's films examine important and controversial topics, including war, the Holocaust and pornography.
In 1987, her career was interrupted by a catastrophic stroke.
Bonnie has returned to filmmaking with her new documentary, SHAMELESS: the ART of Disability, which will screen tonight in the auditorium of the Library and Archives of Canada. This film, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, is her examination of the disabled art community and its attempts to dispel misconceptions about the disabled.
This is part of the reason the New Democratic Party will be bringing forward a Canadians with disabilities act which would produce the sea change required.
I thank Bonnie for making this film and sharing it with all of Canada.