Mr. Speaker, today we pay tribute to one of Canada's best freestyle skiers: Jean-Luc Brassard, of Grande-Île, Quebec.
Last weekend, Jean-Luc made the difficult decision to stop competing in mogul events after ten years on the World Cup circuit.
Jean-Luc is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished and respected winter sports athletes in Canada. He won a gold medal at the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, was crowned world champion twice, in 1993 and again in 1997, and held the mogul cup title during three consecutive years.
He took part in four Olympic Winter Games, quite a feat for an athlete. He carried the flag for Canada in the opening ceremonies at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games.
Jean-Luc's involvement in various charitable campaigns, and fundraising activities for children in particular, is also well known.
Congratulations to this great Canadian athlete.