Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada on their royal tour. This is the third royal tour that Canada has seen in 18 months.
We are delighted that the royal couple have decided to visit Canada on their first international tour as newlyweds.
During the royal couple's visit, they will watch the Canada Day noon show here on Parliament Hill, participate in the Freedom of the City ceremony with the Royal 22nd Regiment in Quebec City, tour the Canadian Coast Guard ship, the Edward Cornwallis, in P.E.I., meet with the Canadian Ranger Patrol in the Northwest Territories, and participate in the Calgary Stampede parade.
This royal tour is a fine opportunity to show the pride we feel in our traditions.
All Canadians welcome the royal couple to Canada on this, the third royal visit in 18 months. It will be a great time for Canada.