Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his continued advocacy to support some of the world's most vulnerable people.
The circumstances in Afghanistan are absolutely heartbreaking. That is why Canada made one of the most substantial commitments of any country in the world to welcome at least 40,000 Afghan refugees. I am so thrilled to share with my colleague that Canada has now welcomed more than 25,000 Afghan refugees, who are safe and have been given a second lease on life here in Canada.
They are here wanting to make a difference. I have met women judges and parliamentarians. I have met members of the LGBTQ2+ community. I have met people who have served alongside the Canadian Armed Forces to help us in our time of need. It is our turn to help them, and that is exactly what we are going to continue to do.