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Laverdière (NDP) recognizes Earth Day celebrations

April 22, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 198 (22 April 2015) at 12856.



  • Mr. Speaker, today is a very special day because we are celebrating something unique and irreplaceable, something that we all share no matter where we live or who we are. Today is Earth Day.

    Since the environmental movement took root in the 1970s, there has been growing awareness worldwide that we must protect our planet to ensure a viable future for all. Many in Laurier—Sainte-Marie have taken up the challenge, including Amis du courant Sainte-Marie, Les Valoristes, Les Amis du Champ des possibles, the Carrefour alimentaire Centre-Sud, Sentier Urbain, Cultivons le Plateau and the Éco-quartier program. Many individuals are working to green their alleyways and taking the time every day to think about how their actions affect our environment and have an impact on the whole world, as well as about the future that we are creating for the coming generations.

    Let us join them. Happy Earth Day.

    Ms. Hélène Laverdière

    Laurier-Sainte-Marie, NDP

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