Mr. Speaker, today I want to salute Carole James' major contribution to the province of British Columbia and to our shared community of Victoria.
She has dedicated her life to solidarity, social justice and the protection of children and families. From her winning fight for an independent children's commissioner to her ongoing work with first nations, from her school board leadership to her leadership of the B.C. NDP, Carole has embodied the spirit of public service.
She has also faced the toughest challenges with dignity and courage.
She has inspired me, through these qualities she has brought to public life. I look forward to continuing to serve our constituents together in the years ahead.
I thank Carole for her exemplary commitment to community.