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2016-09-30 11:10 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Liberal Party of Canada, Printing and printing industry, Retirement from work

Départ à la retraite, Parti libéral du Canada,

Madam Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to an institution inside the Liberal Party of Canada, the aptly named Paul Quirk. As a fresh Liberal volunteer in Ottawa, my first stop on the tour of the party office was the print shop, with Paul at the helm.

Never arriving later than sunrise, never shying away from a challenge, the 72-year-old keeps the machinery greased and the wheels turning, rain or shine. He has solved problems, he has given guidance, he has worked miracles. I have learned tricks from him to efficiently stuff envelopes that everyone here would appreciate, and some I might tell.

At the end of 19 years, 7 national elections, and more than 50 by-elections, with some 119 million pieces produced, Paul is ready to take his next step. We will hold the presses until we hear what his new career will be.

It has been an immense pleasure to work with Paul and to learn from him. I wish him all the very best in his retirement.

Madame la Présidente, je prends la parole pour rendre hommage à un homme qui est à lui seul une véritable institution au sein du Parti libéral du Canada: Paul Quirk. À mes débuts comme bénévole du Parti libéral à Ottawa, ma visite des locaux du parti a commencé par l'imprimerie, dont le timonier était Paul.

Toujours à son poste dès l'aube et ne reculant devant aucun obstacle, cet homme de 72 ans a tenu la machinerie bien huilée pour qu'elle tourne rondement, peu importe le temps qu'il faisait. Il a résolu les problèmes, prodigué ses conseils et accompli des miracles. J'ai appris de lui comment remplir efficacement des enveloppes, et tous les députés auraient été heureux de bénéficier comme moi de son ingéniosité. Peut-être en ferais-je bénéficier certains parmi vous.

Après 19 années, 7 élections nationales et plus de 50 élections partielles, au fil desquelles il a produit 119 exemplaires à publier, Paul est prêt à passer à autre chose. Nous sommes pressés de savoir quelle sera sa nouvelle carrière.

Ce fut un immense plaisir de travailler avec Paul et de profiter de ses enseignements. Je lui fais mes voeux les meilleurs pour sa retraite.

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