Mr. Speaker, Hamilton Niagara citizenship court judge, Lee Grayson, who has had a tremendous positive impact on the Niagara community, completed her term of office in 1997.
Judge Grayson approached her duties relating to new Canadians with the same high degree of interest and enthusiasm as our new citizens expressed in their new home. In countless ceremonies she presided over she welcomed each new Canadian with a degree of honesty and sincerity that came from her love of her work.
Judge Grayson has talked with hundreds of new Canadians about Canada, their place in our great country and how they can contribute to our society.
Having attended several ceremonies as a federal representative, I have seen firsthand that this fine individual is a compassionate and dedicated Canadian who has served her country with competence and with pride. She has greeted our new citizens with the warmth and friendship they deserve.
I also enjoyed the reaffirmation of citizenship ceremonies she will conduct from time to time for all Canadians, especially on July 1, Canada Day. The public record will show that she was one of the best.
On behalf of myself, my staff and Erie—Lincoln residents I wish Judge Lee Grayson every success in her future challenges.