Last week was Co-op week in Canada. Co-operators had the chance to gather, reflect and celebrate across our great country. Below you will find a few paragraphs written in my ongoing effort to keep you updated of my work on the Co-op file. In addition to my short report below, I would like to point out that some of my liberal colleagues visited co-operatives in their regions and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau visited the Hugh Garner Co-Op in Toronto.
Did you know that 18 million Canadians are members of at least one of the 9,000 plus co-operatives across this country? In fact, many members themselves might not even realize that they belong to one. I am hoping that we can help change this during Co-op Week in Canada, which runs from October 13 to 19, 2013.