Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Mr. Ted Opitz (Etobicoke Centre, CPC) Statement on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Mr. Speaker, following question period today, you will have the honour of presenting 25 outstanding Canadians with Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. These 25 individuals have come from across the country. They were nominated by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs for this well-deserved and prestigious honour.

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is a non-partisan organization, implementing strategies to improve the quality of Jewish life in Canada and abroad, increase support for Israel and strengthen the Canada-Israel relationship.

I reviewed the accomplishments of these outstanding citizens and I can attest to the dedication and commitment they have to their communities, their province and their country. One common trait the recipients share is their long-standing dedication to volunteerism and devotion to their fellow citizens. They are an example for all citizens,and most deserving of this honour.

I ask all members of the House to join me in expressing our congratulations to the these distinguished recipients and our thanks for their continued service to Canada.