Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise in the House today to make my first statement as the youngest member of Parliament in the history of Canada.
The first thing I want to do, of course, is to thank the people of my riding for their trust in me. It is an honour for me to represent them in the House.
I am here to speak on behalf of all the people in my riding, and also on behalf of all young people across the country. I received congratulatory messages from hundreds of young Canadians who were inspired by my election, and I plan to work tirelessly to show that we young people have a place in public debate and that we can achieve very good results.
May 2 was a great day for all young Canadians. Since the election, they can count on a strong voice made up of several members who truly understand their reality.
It is finally time to show that every Canadian, regardless of origin, gender, occupation or age, has a place in this important political institution.