Mr. Speaker, today is National Sweater Day.
This national campaign, promoted by the World Wildlife Fund and Loblaws, encourages people to lower their thermostats and put on a sweater to stay warm while saving energy and helping our environment.
Individuals, organizations, companies, schools and campuses across Canada are turning down their thermostats and people are wearing sweaters of all types, whether it is that hand-knitted sweater made by grandma that is never worn, that store-bought hoodie that is worn all the time, or a favourite hockey jersey that is only worn on game day.
The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness about the importance of valuing energy in Canada and bringing out the best conservation efforts in all of us.
National Sweater Day is just another great example of how small changes in behaviour both at home and at work can have a positive impact on our planet.
I encourage all Canadians to turn down the heat and wear a warm, cozy sweater today.
I thank my hon. colleagues for participating in this year's event.