Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Parliament Hill. It is more than just brick and mortar, wood and nails.
I rise in recognition of the admirable work and the services that the House of Commons staff provide to parliamentarians and to Canadians.
To the researchers, cooks, servers, Parliamentary Protective Service employees, tour guides, landscapers, technicians, and all the employees who make sure that this institution functions despite the occasional madness, a big thank you.
To our office staff here and in the ridings, thank you for your service to your community, your neighbours, and democracy.
Lastly, I wish to thank the pages, who come from across Canada to be here and to participate in their democracy like few other Canadians have had the opportunity and the privilege to do so.
On behalf of my colleagues, I thank them for their time, energy, professionalism, and service. Thank you, and I wish everyone a wonderful Canada Day.