Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize U of T's Women in House, founded in 2013. It is a program aimed at promoting greater female representation in the federal government by inviting students to shadow a Canadian parliamentarian for a day on the Hill. It is a non-partisan and bilingual program co-founded by Dr. Tina Park and the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations.
In celebration of the 2020 International Women's Day week, 100 female students from the University of Toronto are on the Hill today shadowing an MP or senator.
The students, who range from first year undergraduates to PhD students, will be witnessing the political process close up and networking with politicians.
I am so pleased to have students here from my alma mater, including my shadow, Keshna Sood, who I feel sure will be a future leader.
I want to thank the participants and all hosts across the political spectrum who are helping champion and empowering our next generation.