BY BOB ZIMMER
Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP
Canada Day will hopefully be back to normal for most of us and I want to commend our communities and residents for making it through a challenging winter and spring.
I am looking forward to spending the day with my wife Val as we celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary this July 1. Happy anniversary Val!
As Canadians, we have so much to be proud of. While it’s true that we must acknowledge that our history has been far from perfect, I also believe it is important to celebrate Canada and all that it aspires to be.
Throughout our history, people from all walks of life have helped to build our nation. At the core of being Canadian is our shared commitment to freedom, respect for all and a hope for a better tomorrow. Our shared belief in these principles have enriched the Canadian experience and become our nation’s greatest strengths.
We here in northeastern B.C. have always looked out for one another and taken care of each other and this year has been no different. Whether it is making the decision to buy local, donating a little extra to charity, or simply checking in on a neighbour, we have all come together to support one another. There is always hope.
I believe this is truly what it means to be Canadian.
I also believe Canada’s best days are ahead of it and I look forward to spending the summer hearing from you about how you believe we can ensure Canada is headed in the right direction. I hope to see many of you in person over the summer.
On behalf of my family and staff I wish you all a wonderful summer and I hope you have a great Canada Day.