Mr. Speaker,'Tis just before Christmas, and 'tis both strange and true,
That our home's Yule colours will be yellow and blue.
That's not red, green and white, so let me explain
That our house is home to six guests from Ukraine.
It was back in the spring that from Dnipro they flew:
Two parents, three children and a babushka too.
Our home town of Perth is a welcoming place;
You’ll fit in, regardless of language or race.
Our guests live in our house; they've helped deck the halls,
The kids making snowmen and throwing snowballs,
But when those three kids nestle snug in their beds,
It's visions of home that must dance in their heads,
And how does a mom focus on the right gift to buy
When back home the missiles still drop each day from the sky?
And then there's the dad, who deserves admiration;
He must balance his duties to family and nation.
For exiles, no Christmas can be truly mellow
So our Christmas this year will be blue and yellow.
In the House of Commons on December 14th, 2022. See this statement in context.