Mr. Speaker, imagine working on a cruise ship travelling to ports of call all over the world. Now picture pulling into port in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This, of all places, was the city that inspired our Quebec-born singer/songwriter to write a song that has hit number one on French satellite radio.
Karine Ste-Marie was on the Rotterdam cruise ship in 2016 when it visited our city. It was on a beautiful fall day where she found inner peace and the motivation to write a song called Charlottetown.
The song describes how Charlottetown helped her vanquish her demons and make peace with the past. It is a song about deciding to go back home and knowing what she had to do.
Tomorrow night, Karine will return to Charlottetown to perform at the Cool Moon cultural festival.
I take this opportunity to publicly congratulate Karine on her success, and look forward to doing that in person tomorrow.