Mr. Speaker, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an extremely challenging time for everyone, but arguably no one has experienced more challenges and been more personally impacted than those on the front lines of our health care system. The tireless efforts of health care workers to keep our community members safe, cared for and healthy is what has given many Canadians hope as we navigate through this pandemic. Without their service and being there for us each and every day, we would not be where we are or be able to finish the fight against COVID-19.
This week is National Nursing Week. I want to send a big thanks to our nurses in Whitby, throughout Durham region and all across Canada for the incredible work they do. We know they must be physically and emotionally exhausted at this point, and hope that as they dig deeper to continue to care for our loved ones they know how much we believe in and appreciate them for their truly courageous efforts.
I hope all members of the House will join me in thanking our nurses.