Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an exceptional constituent of mine.
Michel Gravel honoured our soldiers and our country with his historical research. He ensured that our soldiers were commemorated for their efforts in France during the First World War.
I first met Michel Gravel several years ago when he passionately told me about his project to get a commemorative plaque for General Arthur Currie in France.
Among his many achievements was getting the name of the highway from Arras to Cambrai in France changed to “Canada's Highway of Heroes” to raise awareness of the fact that more than 7,000 Canadians died and were buried along the highway.
Michel is the author of five books on Canada's war effort, one of which inspired a new Canadian World War I museum in France.
We thank him for his contributions in ensuring our brave soldiers and their accomplishments are remembered.