Mr. John Harvard (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, today three Canadians are going to receive the Carnegie medal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This prestigious medal is awarded to individuals who risk their lives to rescue other people from danger.
One recipient is George Haas, a farmer from Langenburg, Saskatchewan. Mr. Haas rescued two men when their truck overturned and became trapped in an ice covered pond, almost losing his own life in the process.
The second Canadian hero is William Gibb, who helped to break up a robbery in a store in Toronto and was stabbed and wounded in the struggle.
The third outstanding Canadian is Markham Bunnah from Calgary. He is being recognized for saving a man from the icy waters of the Bow River.
The Carnegie medal is inspired by rescue stories and was started in the United States in 1904.
These outstanding people and their selfless and brave actions illustrate how ordinary Canadians are capable of extraordinary feats when circumstances call for it.
On behalf of the House I would like to congratulate all three Canadian recipients of the Carnegie medal, true life heroes.
Topic: Statements by Members
Subtopic: Carnegie Medal