Last night, Senator Michael Pitfield announced his resignation from the Upper Chamber. He has been quite sick, as he suffers from Parkinson’s Disease. Here’s what he had to say, “Unfortunately, my declining health has increasingly diminished my ability to make the contribution I wish to make as a senator to Canada’s public affairs. For this reason, I will resign my position…and allow another to undertake the vital duty of public service.”
Let’s keep the Honourable Michael Pitfield in our prayers. May the Lord minister to his heart as well as to his body.
He was a long-serving Independant having been appointed in 1982 and serving for 27 years. “I believe that service to our nation is the highest privilege that a Canadian can undertake, and for fifty years I have striven to serve Canada as a senior public servant and senator.” he stated in his closing words.