I am pleased to extend sincere
congratulations to the members and volunteers of the Financial
Management Institute of Canada as you gather
to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Canadians are known throughout the world for their compassionate
efforts to make a difference in the lives of others. As a country,
we would not have this reputation without the tireless work of
people like you who have committed themselves to making their
community-and the country at large-a better place.
All those involved in building this organization into what it has
become today deserve to be recognized for their skills and
dedication; your generosity, both of time and heart, is truly
remarkable. Let this occasion be an opportunity to recognize the
values of service, accountability and learning that you promote
tirelessly and to which we all aspire.
I wish you a most enjoyable celebration as you mark this momentous