Mr. Speaker, Mélanie Turgeon, that outstanding athlete and native of Alma, in the Lac St-Jean region, has just confirmed her retirement from alpine ski competition.
This determined sportswoman has shown remarkable courage throughout her career, as she has achieved the goals she set for herself.
In a field traditionally dominated by Europeans, Mélanie has managed, with her rare determination, not only to get a foot on the medal podium, but to return there event after event.
Mélanie Turgeon has done a great deal for alpine skiing, in Quebec, in Canada and internationally. The Bloc Québécois salutes this remarkable athlete and her remarkable career. We know she will continue to guide young Quebec skiers as they fulfil their own dreams.
Thank you, Mélanie, for all the high points and excitement you have shared with us over the years.