In recognition of Movember 2014

Today I rise on behalf of the Liberal caucus and all of my colleagues to pay tribute to Movember 2014. Movember’s core purpose is to change the face of men’s cancer. Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Canada and across the world. This moustache-growing charity helps raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, but also men’s mental health initiatives.

This year, kudos go out to Yukon College for announcing a twist on the tradition. They are encouraging Yukoners to dye their beards or style their facial hair in interesting ways that can attract attention. That means you, Mr. Speaker. You can participate this year for sure without having to shave your moustache to begin with.

For links to their Movember team and others, including mine, please go to We proudly display our moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health and to support those who are battling or who have battled cancer. I encourage any man listening to this to make sure that you get a check-up regularly.