Mr. Speaker, on June 25, New Brunswick lost one of its most illustrious sons.
The hon. Andy Scott served in this House from 1993 to 2008 and will long be remembered by the people of Fredericton as an outstanding representative. Canada's first peoples also remember Andy as a compassionate and dedicated minister of Aboriginal and Northern affairs.
Andy bravely battled cancer for many months, but this terrible illness took him at far too young an age. His funeral was moving and his friends spoke lovingly of the man so many of us admired deeply.
Our friend Andy Scott will be greatly missed.
Today our condolences go to Andy's wife Denise, their son Noah, and Andy's two sons, Nathan and Nicholas.