Mr. Speaker, it is with great sadness that I stand in the House of Commons today to share news of a tragic nature.
As Canadians may know, my community of Sarnia—Lambton was very hard hit by the recent passage of superstorm Sandy.
I stand before the House today to share news that an individual, someone who was a husband, father and grandfather, has tragically lost his life in service to his community. He was working to restore hydro with Bluewater Power in Sarnia—Lambton, which was lost as a result of superstorm Sandy's impact.
During this time of tragic loss, I extend heartfelt and sincere sympathies on behalf of the House of Commons to his family and his extended family of Bluewater Power, who were his colleagues and friends. Our prayers are with them all.
I also commend all workers who put their lives at risk in service to their community, as this heroic gentleman did.