Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Governor General of Canada outlined our government's long term agenda based on five clear priorities, including a focus on Arctic sovereignty and our north.
On October 5, the Prime Minister announced $68 million to help guarantee the success of the Port of Churchill. His visit there was an important step in strengthening and re-establishing Canada's sovereignty in the Arctic.
Today, the Port of Churchill inaugurates its first international two-way traffic shipment.
This is an important moment for Churchill's economy.
Western Economic Diversification has been working closely on this project, and I am pleased to see the first of many positive results.
I would like to take this opportunity to underscore the vital role Churchill has played in Canada's history.
As the main Arctic Ocean seaport in North America, Churchill has an important place in the government's realization of a strong Arctic vision. The north needs our attention and with our government, it is getting it.