Mr. Speaker, four years ago, the House unanimously approved Motion No. 24, designating January as Tamil Heritage Month.
Tamil Canadians have had a significant impact on the fabric of our society. Canada has been strengthened by the contributions of over 300,000 Tamil Canadians living in every province and territory across the country.
In my community, organizations like the Durham Tamil Association and the Tamil Cultural and Academic Society of Durham advocate tirelessly on behalf of the Tamil community with its continued fight for justice, accountability and reconciliation.
January is also the month Tamil Canadians celebrate the harvest festival, Thai Pongal, a time for friends and family to gather and celebrate a generous harvest.
I would like to thank my friend, the member for Scarborough—Rouge Park, for introducing Motion No. 24 and advocating for this important recognition.
Happy Tamil Heritage Month.