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Comments on the Nomination of Joyal to the Senate by Hon. John Lynch-Staunton, Leader of the Opposition - Senate Debates

Hon. John Lynch-Staunton (Leader of the Opposition): Honourable senators, it is always a pleasure to welcome a new colleague, even though I would prefer he be elsewhere than opposite me. And when one of the two new senators is a long-time acquaintance, the task is all the easier and more pleasant.

Senator Joyal's reputation was established primarily through his many political activities as a member of the other House. He is particularly perceptive, a talent that left no one indifferent, to say the least.

In addition, he is actively involved in cultural events. I know whereof I speak, because he got a member of my family involved in a project dear to his heart and one that succeeded due in large measure to his determination and tenacity, qualities that will serve him well in this house.