Introduction of Guests (2005/2006)
4 May 2006 - Daryl Nixon
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Mr. D’Autremont: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It’s my privilege to introduce to the House Mr. Daryl Nixon, coach of the women’s Bronze Medal curling team.
22 March 2006 - Garth Macfarlane & Jordan Brians
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Mr. D’Autremont: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’d like to introduce to you and through you to the Assembly a couple of guests seated up in your gallery: Mr. Garth Macfarlane from Glen Ewen — and Garth is close enough to the US [United States] border he can almost throw a rock from his house to it — and his grandson, Jordan Brians, who attends Winston Knoll here in Regina and have come to see the proceedings today of the legislature. And I ask everyone to welcome them in here today.
20 March 2006 - Guests Celebrating Francophone Day
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Mr. D’Autremont: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Along with our colleague on the other side of the House we would like to welcome the people from Francophonie ici aujourd’hui. It’s our pleasure to welcome them to the Assembly on behalf of the official opposition. And please join me in welcoming them again.
14 March 2006 - Justin Leifso
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Mr. D’Autremont: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I would like to introduce an intern as well today. Justin Leifso is the intern for myself this time and he gave me a bio for himself which I promptly left on my desk. So I’m going to make this up for him.
Justin is attending the U of R [University of Regina] where he’s doing his master’s degree in political science and is busy trying to work on a thesis. He’s from Moose Jaw and originally from Crane Valley which he was surprised that I even remembered. Mr. Speaker, Justin is working on a research program for me dealing with gaming across Canada and where it’s going. It’s a very important issue for all of us across Canada, and I’m sure that I will receive an excellent report from Justin in time for his duties here. Thank you very much. I’d like to welcome him here.
2 December 2005 - Gary Ward
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Mr. D’Autremont: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’d like to join with Mr. Speaker and the member of the government to congratulate Gary on his 23 years of service to the legislature. It has been 23 good years for him.
And take a look at this legislature. It was one of the first, if not the first to be broadcast on television across the country. It still is broadcast today although, while Gary has managed to expand it from 8 to 120 communities, he continues to lobby to expand it further.
You know, in this House, in this Assembly we expect to be lobbied by various groups. Well Gary was one of the people who did a lot of lobbying in this Assembly, Mr. Speaker, to improve the service of our broadcast facilities. We went from television to streaming, both video and audio, so that people around the world actually can view the proceedings in this House, and that was all done by Gary.
So on behalf of the official opposition, I would like to congratulate Gary for his 23 years, thank his wife for the time she allowed him to spend with us, and wish them both well for the future.
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