Mr. Speaker, I am rising today to recognize my constituent and a long-time dedicated employee of the House of Commons.
Mr. Claude St-Germain, assistant sergeant-at-arms and risk management and investigations officer, is retiring after 35 years of outstanding service. Mr. St-Germain joined the House of Commons security services on September 21, 1987, moving to Ottawa from his hometown of Sudbury.
Over the years, Claude rose through the ranks of the House of Commons Security Services, where he served as sergeant of the civilian unit before joining the Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms.
His professionalism, dedication, commitment, kindness and vast knowledge of this place is deeply appreciated and will be greatly missed.
I ask all hon. members to join me in thanking Claude for 35 years of unfailing and dedicated service.