Before the oral question period, I wish to mention the tenth anniversary of the France-Canada Interparliamentary Association. We are quite honoured in stressing the importance of the event to receive the French delegation.
I am pleased to draw to the attention of the House the presence in the Speaker's gallery of the members of the French delegation under its very distinguished president, Mr. Lucien Neuwirth. On behalf of hon. members I extend to our distinguished guests a very sincere welcome.