Mr. Speaker, here is what people need to know about Thanksgiving other than the fact that it is a statutory holiday.
Thanksgiving has its roots in indigenous peoples' fall harvest celebrations dating back over 2,000 years. After the arrival of European settlers, an explorer by the name of Martin Frobisher celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1578 in Newfoundland.
I have just one piece of advice for turkeys: Run away! Run away! This weekend, three million turkeys will be eaten in Canada along with cranberries, which were traditionally harvested by Algonquins and used at celebrations as a sign of peace.
Thanksgiving is a celebration of life, family and peace. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.