Mr. Speaker, this will be the last time I have the pleasure of rising in this place.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Orleans for trusting me to speak on their behalf on the Hill.
It has been an honour and a privilege to serve among all members.
However, that is not why I am rising today. I am here to recognize Luc St-Cyr, who is not only a constituent but a dedicated employee who has worked with all of us in this place for many years.
He served for 18 years as a constable with the House of Commons Security Services and an additional 16 years with the page program. He started when he was just 22 years old, and he has not changed a bit.
When Luc started here in 1985, there were only 285 MPs.
He has worked alongside six prime ministers and has seen seven Parliaments come and go. There have been 640 pages who have passed through his training hands.
He has witnessed state visits by Presidents Reagan, Clinton and Obama. He even witnessed Nelson Mandela's address.
I thank Luc for his 34 years of exemplary service.
I wish him all the best in his retirement.