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2016-11-18 14:26 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Country food, Cultural heritage, Italian Canadians, Italian Heritage Month,

Aliments traditionnels, Mois du patrimoine italien, Patrimoine culturel

Mr. Speaker, I am certainly looking forward to that moment, thank you.

As members of the House know, I am of a Jewish heritage and I think that Jews and Italians have a good deal in common, so it gives me great pleasure to stand here and talk about food culture. Anyone who has been around either culture will know that everything we do has to do with food. I used to say as a joke that I am in politics for the food because every campaign has a lot of interesting meals.

It gives me great pleasure to support the motion and I do not see a lot of opposition to it. I think it is really wonderful that the member for King—Vaughan has brought forward this piece of legislation for Italian heritage month. I am looking forward to passing the motion when it comes back for debate in a few weeks and celebrating the various heritages that we have.

We had had a number of bills that have come forward before discussing specific heritage months and it is really important to us to do that.

I am thankful for the chance to talk about this and I know my time is at an end.

Monsieur le Président, je m'en réjouis d'avance.

Comme les députés le savent, je suis de descendance juive. Je crois que les Juifs et les Italiens ont beaucoup en commun. Je suis très heureux d'aborder le sujet de la culture culinaire. Tous ceux qui ont été en contact avec la culture italienne et la culture juive savent que tout ce que nous faisons est lié à la nourriture. J'ai déjà dit à la blague que je m'étais lancé en politique pour la bouffe, parce que chaque campagne électorale est ponctuée de délicieux repas.

J'appuie la motion avec enthousiasme, et je doute que bien des députés s'y opposent. Je trouve que c'est une idée formidable de la part de la députée de King—Vaughan que de proposer l'établissement d'un mois du patrimoine italien. Il me tarde que la motion soit adoptée lorsqu'elle sera de nouveau débattue à la Chambre dans quelques semaines. Il est important de célébrer nos multiples patrimoines.

Par le passé, il y a eu plusieurs projets de loi qui visaient à instituer un mois célébrant un certain patrimoine culturel. J'estime que c'est une bonne chose à faire.

Je suis heureux d'avoir l'occasion d'en parler et je vois que mon temps est écoulé.

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Posted at 15:26 on November 18, 2016

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