Mr. Speaker, six months ago the House proclaimed National Tree Day.
That day has arrived.
We have a worldwide reputation for our wildlife, clean air and beautiful communities. For that, we should thank trees.
We all have a role to play in planting, growing and protecting trees.
However, there are leaders like Tree Canada that work tirelessly to improve our communities with more trees.
In the past 20 years, they have planted 77 million trees and have supported countless urban forest programs, and they are not alone.
I urge all Canadians to take time today to plant, to care for and to thank a tree for all they do to improve our lives.
I invite all members to join me at four o'clock today at the Canadian Museum of Nature to plant a sugar maple in symbolic reverence for all the mighty power of trees in our lives.