Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to rise in this place and to remind all Canadians that our tourism industry is doing better than ever and it has a champion at the cabinet table, because the Prime Minister and this government take the tourism industry and small businesses seriously. Not only are they the backbone of the economy, but they are the very people for whom we will continue to fight.
This year was Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. We saw record numbers; and 2018 will be the year of Canada-China tourism and we expect to increase those numbers.
The tourism industry is booming. This government will continue to support it. The tourism industry is the number one employer of youth, and we are proud of its record.