Madam Deputy Speaker:
Before officially starting the day, I would like to say a few words about our pages in the House of Commons. On behalf of all members, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our pages for the dedication and zeal with which they performed their tasks, in the course of a year that has given them a chance to see Parliament in action and during which they made life so much easier for the members and the Chair.
It is always invigorating to see young people seated by the Speaker's chair. I hope some of them may one day return to the Commons to occupy their own seats.
I ask hon. members to please join me in wishing the pages success in their studies and their future careers.