March 4, 2013, Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, recognized Tyler Barkley’s heroism through the following statement in the House of Commons:
“Mr. Speaker, last Friday I received a call from Ivan Whitteker of Williamsburg telling me about his ten year old neighbor, Tyler Barkley, who should be recognized as a hero in the riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
That’s correct Mr. Speaker, ten year old Tyler Barkley is responsible for saving the life of Elsie Knight. Due to his keen hearing, Tyler heard Elsie’s cry for help after she had fallen outside her home and was exposed to subzero weather for 30 hours with a broken leg.
Because of his Boy Scout Training, Tyler sprang into action, summoned his father, and together they saved Elsie. His proud parents are Rick and Carolyn Barkley. His equally proud grandparents are Rick and Greta Roberts and Sylvia Barkley.
And I, Mr. Speaker am Tyler’s proud Member of Parliament.”