Mr. Speaker, Quebec is the emblem of our pride, and we have good reason to be proud. We are proud to be a creative, determined, and welcoming people.
We are proud to be a people who, for over 400 years, has welcomed anyone who wanted to join us with open arms.
We are proud to be nation that continues to speak the most beautiful language in the world, that sings in that language, that puts our own stamp on it, and that stands ready to defend it against any threat.
We are proud of our artists who amaze the whole world and who make us dream, laugh, and cry.
We are proud of our bold and creative business people and of our workers who put their hearts into what they do.
We are proud of our tight-knit families and of those who join us and make us more diverse.
We are proud to be Québécois.
On behalf of the Bloc Québécois, I want to wish all Quebeckers a happy national holiday.