Mr. Speaker, the leaders who go down in history are the ones who unite Canadians on the important issues of our times in order to build a better Canada. Recognizing our first nations and the two founding nations, the French and the English, as the underpinnings of an open and welcoming society is essential.
Our country's future depends on national unity and on our ability to work with all the nations living together across Canada in the hopes of ensuring individual and collective prosperity. There is no point in working against one another and rekindling a sterile debate that is fraught with consequences.
Let us all be proud of what we can contribute to our country in a constructive manner for future generations.