Mr. Speaker, yesterday was the 101st International Women's Day. I would like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to one of the most courageous women I know, Shabnam Assadollahi.
Iranian by birth and Canadian by choice, she has worked for decades to promote human rights.
A seasoned advocate, Ms. Assadollahi founded a number of multicultural programs to help newcomers, particularly women, adjust to their new country.
This remarkable woman, who lives in Orléans, has had eight children's books translated into Farsi and distributed them in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
Through her compassion and understanding of the realities facing newcomers, this exceptional woman is such an asset to our great country.
I would like to thank Shabnam for her dedication to these worthy causes.
Shabash to you and to all those who use wisdom and knowledge to promote human rights.