Mr. Speaker, I would like to salute one of Canada's top visionaries and top cardiologist.
Dr. Wilbert Keon is the heart and soul of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Dr. Keon saved my life in 1996 when he performed emergency triple bypass surgery on me.
As a surgeon, a senator, a builder and an administrator, he consistently put people first.
Tomorrow, Dr. Keon hands over the reins of the internationally reputed Ottawa Heart Institute. It is a day that he will leave others to continue in his footsteps to continue to build on the research and administration of one of the world's top heart institutes.
The heart institute provides extraordinary care to Canadians, and does so in the country's two official languages.