Mr. Speaker, I rise today to salute and congratulate one of my constituents, Mr. Mark Starowicz, who will receive his honorary doctor of letters degree from York University on Monday, June 11.
Mark Starowicz is recognized as one of the most respected Canadian broadcasters of the last quarter century. With a passion for history as a living creation that must be validated by each generation, he recently succeeded in persuading CBC and Radio-Canada to agree on an unprecedented national co-production, “Canada: A People's History”, the largest documentary production in Canadian history.
He has changed the face of radio and television current affairs programming. He and his programs have won dozens of national and international awards. Mark also has recently been honoured with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Journalism Federation in June 2000.
I congratulate Mark. This honorary doctor of letters degree is well deserved. I also congratulate him on his incredible vision, dedication and commitment.