Madam Speaker, the Prime Minister of Canada addressed his best wishes to Msgr. Gérard Drainville on his 50 years of priesthood, 25 years of that as a bishop, which were celebrated on May 18, 2003, at the Amos cathedral in Abitibi.
The Prime Minister of Canada wrote the following:
I have no doubt that this very special day will reawaken many precious memories. In the many years you have devoted to serving the Church, you have done a remarkable job, deserving of respect and admiration.
The celebrations marking this double anniversary attest to the affection and gratitude of those to whom you have devoted so many years.
My congratulations and best wishes to you for the future.