April 19, 2004 (37th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Gérard Binet


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

Mr. Speaker, I would like to tell hon. members about a very interesting initiative.
Maria Labrecque Duchesneau, who is a member of the organization called Au coeur des familles agricoles, is suggesting to our government that it establish a Good News Day.
I think that this original idea has some merit. The arguments put forward by Mrs. Duchesneau are very relevant.
In a column published in La Terre de chez nous , Mrs. Duchesneau points out that as soon as we wake up, we are bombarded with information that is depressing to say the least: war atrocities, concerns about the future and so on.
I invite my colleagues to give serious thought to establishing a Good News Day. This would provide an opportunity to forget for a moment the precariousness of the human condition and instead to reflect on the things that remind us that life is truly beautiful.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Maria Labrecque Duchesneau
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