Mr. Speaker, after months of research and hard work, nine of our country's brightest high school and CEGEP students arrived in Ottawa for the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge.
I will take this time to congratulate the participants for presenting an impressive and cutting edge number of projects. They are all winners.
Our government's top priority is job creation and economic growth. We recognize that, as the future workforce, young Canadians have much to contribute to our country's long-term prosperity. I see this every day in my riding of Simcoe—Grey.
Employers increasingly require highly skilled workers so competitions like this one are an excellent an way to inspire young people to explore rewarding new careers in high demand fields.
I am proud that our government supports the BioGENEius Challenge and is investing more than $93,000, through the youth awareness program.
As today's competition makes clear, our country's greatest asset is our youth, an inexhaustible source of creativity.
Canada is so fortunate to have so many brilliant young minds ready to take on new frontiers.