Mr. Speaker, this year we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Since 1867, our great country has established itself as a beacon of hope around the world. From our Charter of Rights and Freedoms to our multiculturalism, Canada is regarded as one of the best countries to call home. For that reason, many in the riding of Brampton North have put their Canadian pride on full display.
Baljinder Sekha turned his love for Canada into a song. He had Canadians singing and dancing to “Go Canada”, a Bhangra song that praises the beauty of this land and accomplishments of its people.
At the same time, Vahid Saadati was so inspired by how welcoming Canada is that he created a hand-stitched needlepoint tapestry with the word “welcome” woven into it in over 100 times in 100 languages. It now holds the Guinness world record for the world's largest needlepoint.
If there is one thing that I am sure of, it is that Brampton North residents are proud to be Canadian.