Mr. Speaker, the Words and Deeds Leadership Award dinner will be held tomorrow evening in Winnipeg. This is the first time it will be held in Winnipeg. Sponsored by the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy and the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, the dinner will honour the Richardson family of Winnipeg, which is currently celebrating its 150th anniversary in Canadian business.
The award will pay tribute to the contributions of five generations of this remarkable family who have contributed so much to the economic, social and cultural life of Winnipeg, and indeed all Canada.
Originally in the grain business, the family moved into new areas of investment, aviation, real estate and oil and gas. The Richardsons were also active in the political life of this country.
On behalf of the members of this House, I want to congratulate the Richardsons for all that they have done and continue to do to enhance and enrich the fabric of our community and our country. I salute and acknowledge those in CIJA and the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg for recognizing them.