Mr. Speaker, as we prepare to return to our ridings and families, I rise to give thanks today to my children, all of my extended family, my staff Anthony, Conor, Chris and Sam, all of my interns, and all who have worked to support me and the residents of Halifax West.
I would also like to thank all those who help us on the Hill: the Private Members' Business Office, our committee clerks and all of the analysts and interpreters.
I also offer thanks to the offices of our whips, House leaders and pages.
To all my fellow MPs and my Senate colleagues from all parties, I want to say the following.
I wish everyone the blessings of the season. Let us spread kindness, compassion and love.
I wish my colleagues a joyeux Noël and happy new year.