Mr. Speaker, on November 2, Bernard Michael Watson, a former teacher at North Bay's Algonquin Secondary School, passed away. I extend my condolences to his family and friends.
Today, a second former Algonquin teacher, Jean Tanguay, was buried as well. I well remember Jean Tanguay, his ever-present bottle of Pepsi and his knowing smile.
Franco-Ontarians will remember Jean from his four years as President of the ACFO, from 1990 to 1994. During those two complete mandates, he worked unceasingly to get RDI broadcast Canada-wide.
He also expended a great deal of effort on obtaining manpower training for Ontario's francophone community.
His other preoccupation was to ensure that Ontario francophones could live and die in French.
The best tribute we could pay to him is to continue his battle to ensure that health services are made available to all Ontario's francophones.