Canadian Forces Parliamentary Program
In July of 2009, I was honoured to spend time on board the HMCS Ville du Quebec ( http://www.navy.forces.gc.ca/villedequebec/0/0-s_eng.asp) and received hands-on experience living life as a member of Canadian Forces. What a great opportunity to gain valuable insight into the challenges facing our troops!
We sailed from St. John's, Newfoundland and took part in a variety of exciting naval exercises before docking at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I cannot way enough about the professional calibre of our Navy. Their dedication, their knowledge, and pride in their country is commendable.
I encourage you to read my speech in the Senate about our Navy.
July 8, 2009