Mr. Speaker, during these extraordinary times, I want to acknowledge National Volunteer Week.
On behalf of the Bloc Québécois, I thank all of the volunteers in Quebec, who work in the shadows. They were essential before COVID-19 shook Quebec, and they are even more essential now, as they are on the front lines to help their communities.
I thank all those who are the backbone of essential organizations in all of our regions. They make sure that people living in precarious situations have access to food, shelter, crisis lines and other types of support. Most importantly, they provide a sympathetic ear to people everywhere who are isolated.
During this crisis, I want to thank the 26,000 new individuals who heeded the Government of Quebec's call by offering their time.
We will get through this, in large part thanks to them, and once this is over, their help will still be just as valued.