June 4, 2003 (37th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Gérard Binet


Mr. Gérard Binet (Frontenac—Mégantic, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on June 2, I had the pleasure, on behalf of the Minister of Human Resources Development Canada, to announce a contribution of $113,434 to the Centre d'entraide de la région de Disraëli. This centre helps disadvantaged people in the area and organizes various social and cultural activities.
The money will be used to give 10 young people, aged 16 to 30, an opportunity to plant seeds and maintain a garden using organic methods to control weeds and insect pests. This experience is expected to be very enriching for these young people, and as a consequence, will not only improve the centre's infrastructures, but also beautify the natural environment. It is an excellent initiative that will raise awareness and help young people take responsibility for their own personal growth, right in their community.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and long live Canada.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Human Resources Development
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