This really is a tremendously generous recognition for you to bestow.
And on behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I am very honoured to be awarded the Polio Eradication Champion Award from your organization, The Rotary Foundation.
I just want to say I am accepting this award not really on my own behalf, first of all on behalf of the entire Government of Canada which has obviously, as Wilf so accurately said, been a champion of this for over 25 years.
The Government of Canada has been at the forefront of the fight against polio. Since 2006, Canada has disbursed $297 million to support polio eradication efforts, namely through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today received the Rotary Foundation Polio Eradication Champion Award, for his longstanding support and continued leadership in efforts to eliminate polio around the world.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today participated in a moderated question and answer (Q&A) session at Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites with Angelo Lombardo, Executive Director of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.
On October 17, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper participated in a moderated question and answer (Q&A) session in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where he discussed the Government’s ongoing support for Canadian families living in rural areas and the hunting and angling communities in Northern Ontario and across the country.