Mr. Speaker, this morning, the official portrait of the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc was unveiled.
Mr. LeBlanc was the 25th Governor General of Canada and the first holder of this office to come from the Atlantic provinces.
The causes he holds dear influenced his actions as Governor General. These causes are volunteerism, the history of Canada, aboriginals, and peace-keeping by the Canadian Armed Forces.
During his mandate, he created the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award and the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
Painter Christian Nicholson did a wonderful job in paying tribute to one of the greatest Governor Generals that Canada has ever known, the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc.