Mr. Speaker, I am proud to speak today in memory of the hon. member who held this seat before me.
Last night, I was honoured to be present in the gallery as Bill C-210, an act to amend the National Anthem Act, was voted on by senators. After sitting in the other place for 19 months, including nearly a year at third reading, I was delighted to see senators finally adopt the bill and send it for royal assent.
Our anthem will very soon be gender-neutral, promoting Canada's commitment to the equality of sexes and women's rights.
Mauril's dedication to making the national anthem gender neutral will stand as his legacy to future generations.
I am very proud to stand here today and sing along with all my hon. colleagues.