This afternoon, Michael McLeod delivered a statement in the House of Commons, thanking the Honourable George Tuccaro for his term as Commissioner of the Northwest Territories.
Mr. Speaker, today is the last day of the Hon. George Tuccaro’s term as Commissioner of the Northwest Territories. He was sworn in as the 16th commissioner in May 2010 and has been a dedicated advocate of youth and healthy lifestyles throughout his term.
Prior to his time as commissioner, he had a long and distinguished career with CBC North radio. He was the anchor for the current affairs program Northbeat and also produced a Gabriel Award-winning documentary on teen suicide in Canada’s north.
Mr. Tuccaro is a recipient of many awards, including the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, and both the Queen’s golden and diamond jubilee medals. George Tuccaro spoke at many events and ceremonies. His message was consistent: we have to love ourselves enough to want something better in our lives.
On behalf of the people of the Northwest Territories, I thank him for his service and wish him luck and much happiness.