Mr. Speaker, I would like to pay particular tribute to Major Lionel Guy D'Artois, a national hero, who became famous around the world during more than 30 years of service with the Canadian armed forces.
Major D'Artois passed away Monday in the veterans' hospital in St. Anne. He joined the army in 1934 as a member of the militia contingent of the University of Montreal where he was studying chemistry.
Major D'Artois enrolled as a private during the second world war. For his exploits on French soil, he received the highest military distinctions, including “la Croix de guerre avec palme” from the President of France.
I offer my most sincere condolences to the family.