I rise to remember a former colleague and dear friend, whose passionate voice and courage continue to resonate within our Parliament.
Through his many years of service and throughout his battle with ALS, Mauril Belanger was, to the very end, a stellar example to all parliamentarians.
Mauril is survived by his dedicated and loving wife and partner, Catherine, and we wish Catherine and their family all our love and warm wishes through this difficult time.
I had the honour of working alongside Mauril for 8 years. He was a mentor to new MPs, and none of us will forget his infectious enthusiasm as he shared his latest innovative project to serve constituents.
Mauril was a bright light for his community, colleagues, Party, and country, and this Chamber will be dimmer without him.
Thank you, Mauril, for how generously you gave of yourself. You are very much missed.