It is with great pride that I stand as only the third Ismaili Canadian ever elected to this chamber. Speaker, each day, eastern Canada imports over 750,000 barrels of oil. S., the top source countries are Saudi Arabia, Algeria, and Nigeria.
That is why my constituency office team and our youth council will be joining hundreds of our neighbours to volunteer packing and delivering hampers of toys, food, and necessities to families in need across our riding.
I encourage everyone across our community to chip in if they can.
Indeed, he has written over 50 poems during his time, including one about my dear mother. Clarke, who comes from the black community of Nova Scotia, has dedicated his life to combatting racism, to raising awareness of the plight of African Canadians. He has decried injustice and has championed equality. Clarke for promoting the importance of literature and for combatting racism in Canada.
To quote one of his poems, being “Canadian means bundling up With loved ones, and not letting go.” I say to him, “Never let go George, keep up the good fight.” The end of the year is a good time to look back and take stock, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Marc-Aurèle-Fortin for their interest and support throughout the year.
On behalf of the Bloc Québécois, I would like to express our best wishes to you, the clerks, the pages, the security guards, who do not yet have a contract, and to everyone else who works for the House of Commons.
Best wishes also to my colleagues from all the other parties.
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Lastly, I would like to extend my very best wishes to the people of Quebec.
You are the reason we are here tenaciously defending your interests and our distinct society.
I wish everyone the very best for the holiday season.