Honourable senators, I rise to bid farewell to my good friend and colleague, Senator Asha Seth.
As a fellow senator of South Asian origin, I am proud to have Senator Seth here as an active representative of the Indo-Canadian community. I know that Indo-Canadians have greatly appreciated her work, both on and off the hill.
Senator Seth is well known in Toronto for having supported numerous causes and charities related to her work as an obstetrician and gynecologist. As someone who shares her passion for maternal, newborn and child health, I have greatly appreciated her efforts and commitment to that file.
We know that her motion to make the second week of May International Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week has recently passed. We will miss Senator Seth’s unique flair in the Senate, as well as the many fabulous receptions she has hosted over the years. I know, however, she will be as active as ever, and I’m sure I will see her out and about in the Greater Toronto Area.
As a female senator, a senator from Toronto and a senator of South Asian origin, I am proud of the work Senator Seth has achieved. It’s always a pleasure to see Senator Seth’s smiling face around the Senate. Senator, I will miss that smile when you are gone, but, my friend, this is not goodbye: we will continue to see you.