Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the world's most recognizable cookies, the Oreo.
Manufactured by Kraft Canada, whose headquarters are located in my riding, the Oreo is sold in more than 100 countries around the world.
On March 6, 1912, the Oreo was born and today, 100 years later, dozens of countries are celebrating.
The popularity of the Oreo is evident from the 25 million Facebook friends the Oreo has, 900,000 of whom are Canadian.
In 2011, global Oreo sales hit the $2 billion mark. Over one billion Oreos were made here in Canada alone.
I congratulate Dino Bianco, president of Kraft Canada, the management and employees for their hard work and dedication to the Oreo.
I hope all hon. members will join me in wishing the Oreo a happy 100th birthday. “Mr. Christie, you make good cookies”.