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2016-10-21 11:01 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Small Business Week, Statements by Members, Tourism

Déclarations de députés, Petites et moyennes entreprises, Semaine de la PME, Tourisme,

Madam Speaker, for the past year now, I have had the honour of being the member for Laurentides—Labelle.

Our region is full of magnificent landscapes, and has no shortage of events and tourist attractions on offer. It spans nearly 20,000 square kilometres, or 40 times the size of the Island of Montreal.

Our ski hills, nine regional and provincial parks, six controlled hunting zones, two wildlife reserves and 43 outfitters, and the thousands of lakes and rivers and thousands of kilometres of trails for biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling — this is what we are known for.

First and foremost, the success of our region comes from our warm, welcoming communities and the service and enthusiasm of our tourism workers and managers.

In the context of Small Business Week and as the beautiful summer and fall seasons come to a close, I want to tip my hat to all those who keep the tourism industry alive in our region, which Father Labelle referred to as the Switzerland of Canada.

Madame la Présidente, depuis un an déjà, j'ai l'honneur d'être le député de Laurentides—Labelle.

Notre région déborde de paysages magnifiques, ainsi que d'événements et d'attraits touristiques, sur un territoire de près de 20 000 kilomètres carrés, soit 40 fois l'Île de Montréal.

Les stations de ski, les neufs parcs régionaux et provinciaux, les six zones d'exploitation contrôlée, les deux réserves fauniques, les 43 pourvoiries et les milliers de lacs et de rivières, en plus des milliers de kilomètres de sentiers pour le vélo, la randonnée, le ski de fond, la raquette, le quad et la motoneige, font notre renommée.

Toutefois, le rayonnement de notre région s'explique d'abord et avant tout par la qualité de l'accueil de nos communautés et par le service et le dynamisme des gestionnaires et des travailleurs touristiques.

Dans le contexte de la Semaine de la PME et au terme de belles saisons d'été et d'automne, je salue particulièrement toutes celles et tous ceux qui font vivre notre industrie touristique de notre région qui est, comme le prévoyait le curé Labelle, la Suisse du Canada.

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Posted at 15:26 on October 21, 2016

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