Mr. Speaker, when Alain Gervais used his body to block the door to our caucus room during the gunfire last week, he showed incredible courage and composure.
When we met with him this week to thank him, our caucus chair, the hon. member for Sudbury, aptly described how we all felt.
He said that we just need to constantly make sure that person never has to pay for a beer at any pub in the country for the rest of his life.
This wish did not fall on deaf ears. People began talking and laughing about it on Twitter, and Mr. Gervais's wife, Kerry, tweeted that her husband really likes Rickard's White. That is all it took for Molson Coors to decide to send dozens of cases of beer to Mr. Gervais's home.
Although the NDP's wish was to ensure that Mr. Gervais would never again have to pay for a beer, there is no real way to express our gratitude to this hero and all the heros that dark day on the Hill.
Thank you once again, Alain, and thank you to the entire House of Commons security team. I raise my glass to all of you.