Mr. Speaker, today I would like to salute all women and girls in science. February 11 is an international day designated just for them.
These women and girls are stepping up and daring to excel in a field that, even in 2018, remains male dominated. That is why I salute them. They inspire me, and they inspire all girls who wish to pursue the sciences.
I tell girls that their rightful place is the one they create for themselves, and that their ability to create knows no bounds.
The sky is not the limit. Ask our Governor General.
They should push the limits, always go further, and know they can accomplish anything with perseverance and determination.
Mr. Speaker, through you, I say to them: I believe in you.