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The Late Peter Kennedy


Honourable senators, I join my honourable friend Senator Furey in expressing my condolences to the family and friends of Peter Kennedy, the man who died early yesterday morning from the injuries he suffered in the boiler explosion at the Cliff Heating and Cooling Plant on Monday.

By all accounts, he was a good man, a good husband and a good father. You cannot ask more from anyone. Peter Kennedy was a public servant. He was admired and looked up to by his colleagues, who considered him a mentor, a highly qualified professional engineer who was just doing his job when we was killed. He was only 51.

After the accident, his colleagues, without fail, remarked on his kindness and his sense of humour, and who among us would not want to work beside, with or for such a man. On behalf of all our colleagues in the Senate, to Peter Kennedy's family, to his wife and children and to his friends, we extend our heartfelt condolences.