Mr. Speaker, last night we found out that Gatineau will host the 2010 Quebec Summer Games.
I would like to congratulate the City of Gatineau and the members of the organizing committee, capably led by Robert Bob Labine, on the success of their impeccable submission.
The fact that Gatineau has been chosen to host the 2010 Quebec Summer Games is very good news for the whole Outaouais region, which will benefit from increased visibility thanks to such a high-profile event. The region has hosted the Quebec Summer Games just once before, during the summer of 1981.
I would also like to congratulate the cities of Rivière-du-Loup, Charlevoix, Vaudreuil-Dorion and Shawinigan who were also in the running. I am sure that it was not easy to choose just one of these excellent candidates.
Once again, congratulations to Gatineau and the Outaouais region. Three cheers for the 2010 Quebec Summer Games!