Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of Montreal North.
Montreal North is in the riding of Bourassa, which I have the honour to represent in Parliament. Montreal North is also where I spent my first 10 years in Canada. That is where I went to high school, at the Henri-Bourassa composite school. I have good memories of those wonderful years.
Montreal North has a slogan that makes me proud because it represents us so well: “Where everyone feels right at home”. Montreal North welcomes people from all over. It has a wealth of diversity. Is that not the image we have of Canada?
I want to thank everyone who contributed to this celebration: the elected officials, in particular Mayor Gilles Deguire; the members of the Société Montréal-Nord 2015 board of directors and its chair, Claude Poirier; Sister Angèle; Oliver Jones; and all the volunteers. Happy anniversary and enjoy the celebration.