Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod in the House of Commons Thursday afternoon, May 10, 2018, paying tribute to Nancy Greene Raine who leaves the Senate, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 75..
Mr. Speaker, a little less than 10 years ago, a whirlwind blew into the other place. My good friend, and a great Canadian, Nancy Greene Raine, was honoured to accept the offer of a Senate appointment and to start a new chapter in her life.
Nancy brought commitment, energy, dedication, and passion to this new role. These are the same distinct qualities that brought her success as an Olympian and as an entrepreneur. Nancy has clearly made her mark on Parliament Hill. Whether it was fighting to preserve iconic lighthouses on the west coast, spearheading a comprehensive health and fitness regime on
the Hill, or looking for solutions to the obesity crisis among our youth, ministers, both Conservative and Liberal, learned that she was dogged in her determination to make a difference.
It is hard to believe that she is moving on to her next adventure, and I would ask the House to join me in thanking her for all she continues to give to Canada. We will miss her.