Members of Canadian Parliament were speaking in Parliament about the 150 years of the Canadian nation and celebrating various facets of Canadian society and the nation’s contribution to the world.
It was a great opportunity for one member in particular, Peter Fragiskatos, to reflect on a Greek from the distant past who hailed from Fragiskatos’ native island of Kefalonia and was an important part of the development of the Canadian nation.
The parliamentarian from London, Ontario, gave fellow members a brief history lesson about Greek explorer Ioannis Fokas and how he helped discover much of what is today, the Pacific Northwest of the United States and the Canadian region of Vancouver.
Watch Fragiskatos pay tribute to his countryman, Ioannis Fokas:
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