Mr. Speaker, last week, nations around the globe observed the United Nations International Day of Democracy. Now in its 10th year, the International Day of Democracy has sparked important dialogue about strengthening our world's democracies since 2008.
Here in Canada, we are lucky to have one of the most vibrant and healthy democracies on earth. We enjoy the privilege of that as a result of years of hard work by parliamentarians, academics, the media, civil society, advocates, and everyday Canadians. Strong democracies take work. That is why our government is working hard to strengthen our democratic institutions by making political financing more transparent, breaking down the barriers to voting, and improving our cybersecurity. The theme of this year's International Day of Democracy is democracy and conflict prevention, which focuses on the need to strengthen democratic institutions to promote peace and stability.
With that in mind, I invite all members to take part in this initiative online using the hashtag “democracy day”.