Mr. Speaker, as the member for Beauport—Limoilou and in partnership with my colleague, the hon. member for Jonquière—Alma, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, I would like to ask all House members to support us in making the Jonquière non-violence week, which ends on April 28, a province-wide event in Quebec.
The first annual non-violence week in Jonquière, held in April 2001, was organized by advocates from youth round table discussions.
Several groups in the region are joining us to mark this non-violence week. The Minister of Labour understands the importance of having the opportunity to grow in an environment that is free of all forms of violence.
I therefore ask all members of the House of Commons to support us in declaring the week of April 18 to 24 non-violence week across Quebec.