Madam Speaker, in 252 days, Canada will host the world at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Athletes from all across our nation will have the honour to demonstrate Canada's excellence, talent and courage to the world.
Unfortunately, this extraordinary event will also be an opportunity for women and children to be trafficked across our nation for sexual exploitation.
Recently, Canadians have been inspired to believe.
I believe Canada will win its first gold medal on home soil.
I believe Canadian athletes will own the podium in 2010.
I also believe that Canada has a crucial opportunity to demonstrate to the world its commitment to fight human trafficking.
I believe that Canadians support a national strategy to combat human trafficking.
I believe we have the capability to be the true north, strong and free.
Do others believe?