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The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore

The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore

The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore

The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore


Published on 8 February 2017
Hansard and Statements by Senator Charlie Watt

Hon. Charlie Watt:

Honourable senators. . .

[Editor’s Note: Senator Watt spoke in Inuktitut.]

I rise to say a few words about our former colleague, Willie Moore, who retired before I had a chance to say goodbye.

We’ve known each other since 1996, when he was appointed to the upper chamber, and I have tremendous respect for his work. In particular, his interest in the North and indigenous communities has been great. As the only Inuk senator in the country, it can be lonely for me. He was a great advocate for indigenous people, and his well-informed and thoughtful contributions to the committee are much appreciated.

Willie puts a lot of attention into everything that he does, and that includes his preparation for the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. As a newcomer to the committee, he was able to inject fresh and meaningful perspectives on the issues. His concern over our housing issues and the need for improved living conditions was admirable.

We will miss Willie’s considerate nature and his contributions on behalf of indigenous people. He is a great example of how we can work together for the betterment of our under-represented communities.

[Editor’s Note: Senator Watt spoke in Inuktitut.]

Thank you, Willie, and best wishes for your new adventures. Nakurmiik.