Hon. Sandra M. Lovelace Nicholas:
Honourable senators, I rise today to congratulate Jeremy Dutcher.
Jeremy Dutcher is from my community, the Wolastoq people, which means beautiful people of the river. Jeremy is a celebrated, trained operatic tenor and has transposed traditional Wolastoq songs into piano-driven arrangements, folding in samples of archival recordings of our ancestors.
At a gala in Toronto this past Monday, Jeremy won Canada’s most prestigious music ward: the Polaris Music Prize.
Jeremy is to be congratulated for his award, and we wish him continued success in his musical career. We are very proud of our brother.
Hon. Senators: Hear, hear!