Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for that excellent question.
Search and rescue volunteers are everyday Canadians, our friends and neighbours, who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. In recognition of their commitment and dedication, economic action plan 2014 introduced the search and rescue volunteers tax credit. Today in my riding of North Vancouver, the finance minister is highlighting this measure, accompanied by family members of the late Tim Jones, a man who dedicated his life to others, a giant of the North Shore Rescue team, and someone I was honoured to call a friend.
I am very proud that our government is recognizing the contributions of people like Tim Jones.
Mr. Speaker, with the Sochi Winter Olympics just three days away, I can feel the excitement building nationwide in support for Team Canada. I am proud to highlight 21-year-old Lynn Valley native Liam Firus from my riding of North Vancouver, who will be representing Canada on the world stage in figure skating.
Liam originally got into the sport to improve his hockey skills. Fast forward a few years and Liam had gained national attention when he won the Canadian junior title in figure skating in 2010. He competed as a senior at the national championships until a painful injury forced him to take some time off. However, that did not stop him from reaching his goals and bringing home the bronze medal in the 2014 Canadian national championships.
I am proud to say that he is also going to show off his talents in Sochi, alongside 216 other Canadian athletes who will represent our great country both in athletics and in our values of freedom and human rights.
I invite all members of the House to join me in cheering for our athletes. Go, Canada, go!
The electoral district of North Vancouver (British Columbia) has a population of 122,371 with 87,034 registered voters and 216 polling divisions.
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