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The Hon. Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D. Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Wilfred P. Moore represents the province of Nova Scotia and the Senatorial Division of Stanhope St./South Shore. He has served in the Senate of Canada since September 26, 1996.

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The Honourable David P. Smith, P.C.

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Statement made on 14 May 2009 by Senator Jim Munson

Hon. Jim Munson:

Honourable senators, I have a special tribute to give to a senator, a friend of ours. I think he will have a birthday very soon. His name is Senator Smith.

What can we say about Good Senator Smith
We could write a book about him, that is no myth
Let's take a small look at just what he has done
For people here, there — in fact for everyone

As a young man, he got the political itch
And thus began his odyssey and there was never a glitch
A political wizard he has always been
And he dishes out his genius with a great big grin

Ne'er has there been a successful campaign without his direction
Generations of Liberal Party leaders have relied on his perfection
Three Liberal majorities are under his belt
And he makes many women swoon and melt.

But there is so much more to this amazing man
So listen, learn more, and you too will become a fan

Before he took on Ottawa and the federal level
He was a legend in Toronto — they got to revel
In having Mr. Smith as Councillor, President and Deputy Mayor
David has always been a real team player

We haven't even mentioned his life in law
Yet again, in that field he inspires awe
Supremely successful, smart — short — and full of many graces
In his crisp shirts and many-coloured braces

Early 20th century music he sings with delight
Gospel music too he can sing it just right
Not to mention the Gospel itself — a true preacher's son he is
Reciting the Book like a true real whiz

Without a doubt, the most important elements in his life
Are his three fabulous children and most incredible wife
He adores them all with love and dedication
They are the most amazing family — in fact, they are a sensation!

So here's to you Senator Smith, the world salutes you
We love you, adore you and admire you too
Of all you have achieved and done so far
In this crazy old world you are one real star.


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