Debates of the Senate (Hansard)

3rd Session, 40th Parliament,
Volume 147, Issue 71

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker


The Honourable Jean Lapointe, O.C.

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable Senator Jean Lapointe, my esteemed colleague and dear friend, Senator Lapierre, Senator Léger, you and I all joined the upper chamber together in June 2001. I am very happy that Senator Léger is here with us today. I feel that we are all connected here.

Your departure will certainly leave a void that can never be filled. However, your words and your famous works will often echo here, reminding us that you are always with us.

The Senate process has always been important to you, and you have never had trouble expressing how it made you feel. Sometimes that took courage. I tip my hat to you and your undying, daring attitude. That is not something all of us share.

Senator Lapointe, I will always associate my time in the Senate with you as we arrived here at the same time and, during that time, I have come to admire you.

Senator Lapointe, I will miss you.