Mr. Speaker, this is a shout out to Canadian farmers, ranchers and the whole agricultural industry.
In April, I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Produce Marketing Association trade show in Montreal.
I have been around agriculture for a long time, but it continues to amaze me. Canadian agriculture is high-tech, environmentally beneficial and it is a front runner in the world for safe, nutritious quality.
Also, from April 30 to May 5, 4-H Canada youth are in Ottawa for their annual citizenship congress. As a 4H alumni, we all want to welcome them. The knowledge and experience they gain will last a lifetime.
As students also prepare for college and university, they should remember that the agricultural industry is an exciting and rewarding career with a broad reach, from robotics to biochemistry to business management. Also, for each graduate, there are four jobs available.
I thank all Canadian agricultural producers for what they do for our families.