Mr. Speaker, on May 31, 2007, I was pleased to attend the closing ceremonies of the “Phonse dans la lecture” project organized by teachers and volunteers at the Alphonse-Pesant school in Saint-Léonard.
I was delighted to tour the exhibition and admire the remarkably creative and varied projects designed to encourage students and visitors to read more. The projects were created by students at this elementary school, which is known for encouraging such programs. Events like these make my proud to represent the riding of Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all participants, staff members, the principal and volunteers for this wonderful initiative.
I would also like to thank all our teachers, who are never given the recognition they deserve for stimulating a desire for learning among our young people.