Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Lorraine Hamilton, a constituent in my riding of Burlington, who yesterday received the Ordre de la Pléiade, an internationally recognized honour.
This award recognizes and celebrates individuals who have made remarkable contributions to francophone culture and the French language in their communities and beyond.
Lorraine is a proud Canadian who values our French and English traditions and shares her passion for knowledge and learning with others.
Through her work at Collège Boréal in Hamilton, Lorraine supports and encourages new Canadians in fulfilling their dreams by embracing our two official languages and gives them the tools they need to begin their new lives in Canada.
I want to personally congratulate Lorraine on her efforts and this special recognition. Bravo, Lorraine.