Mr. Stewart: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. On behalf of the fundraising team, Team Mo(e), I’d like to wish everyone a happy Movember. For the entire month of November, men will put down their razors to sport magnificent mos — like this one, Mr. Speaker — to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer. By growing these moustaches, we are committing to starting a conversation about men’s mental health and well-being. Though it is a lighthearted campaign, Mr. Speaker, the discussions that the Movember campaign have been able to start have already helped millions of people.
Mr. Speaker, it is estimated that one in seven Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1 in 20 men will die from testicular cancer. Mr. Speaker, these statistics are more than just numbers. These numbers represent important people in our lives — family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbours. Mr. Speaker, it truly affects everyone, and if growing moustaches helps to decrease these statistics, we’re all for it.
Mr. Speaker, we will sport our moustaches proudly throughout the month. I encourage everyone to support this year’s Movember campaign by donating during the month of November, and best of luck to those who are fundraising this year. Thank you for supporting this important cause, and thank you, Mr. Speaker.