moved for leave to introduce Bill C-208, An Act to prohibit the sale of Canadian military and police medals.
Mr. Speaker, our honoured veterans are very proud of the medals they received. These medals are not currency on their chest. They are given for valour, service, honour and duty to their country. Most important, these men and women wear their medals in remembrance of those who never had the opportunity to wear their medals because they paid the ultimate sacrifice.
I do not believe these medals should end up at flea markets, garage sales or on e-Bay. They should not be sold. They are too honourable for that. The reality is that nobody should profit financially from the valour of other human beings.
I encourage quick adoption of the bill by the House at its earliest convenience.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)