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The Honourable Howard Wetston, C.M.—Congratulations on Appointment to Order of Canada

The Honourable Howard Wetston, C.M.—Congratulations on Appointment to Order of Canada

The Honourable Howard Wetston, C.M.—Congratulations on Appointment to Order of Canada

The Honourable Howard Wetston, C.M.—Congratulations on Appointment to Order of Canada


Published on 18 May 2017
Hansard and Statements by Senator Percy Downe

Hon. Percy E. Downe:

Colleagues, in the brief time I have available for statements, I would like to highlight two good-news stories. The first is last Friday our colleague and friend Senator Wetston was at the ceremony where he received his Order of Canada. As colleagues know, parliamentarians cannot receive the Order of Canada, but Senator Wetston received his last year. The official ceremony was on Friday for the presentation by the Governor General. We want to congratulation him. He is, as you know, a native of Cape Breton, a fellow Maritimer. He has a resumé that is extremely long.

When I first met him, he was a Federal Court judge, where most people would stay; he went on to do many other things. If you have 20 minute, I urge you to sit down and read all the things he has done since then. They are a credit to Canada, and it is a credit to the Senate that he wanted to join us. We look forward to having him for many more years.

Congratulations on your award, Senator Wetston.