It may not have been perfect parade weather yesterday, but the people of Mulhurst certainly didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits as they came out in droves for the Mulhurst Daze Parade. Mike and Jaden joined in on the fun as they opted to walk, with Jaden in particular having a great time delivering candy and high-fives to everyone!
3 weeks ago
Today, on World Polio Day, I made the following one-minute statement in the Canadian House of Commons:
"Today is World Polio Day, a day to shine a spotlight on international efforts to end polio.
On the subject of global polio eradication, Nelson Mandela said it best, back in 1996.
'Our aim is not merely to reduce the numbers afflicted – it is to eliminate the disease completely. No country can be safe from this disease until the whole world is rid of it.'
Today, we are closer to that goal than ever, and Canada has played a leading role.
In fact, three Canadian Prime Ministers, Jean Chretien, Stephen Harper and the current PM, have been recipients of the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Eradication Champion Award.
This is a testament to Canada’s enduring commitment to this fight, working with equally dedicated partners like Rotary International, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Citizen, UNICEF and Results.
Here, it’s all too rare for us to find common ground, but in uniting around the efforts of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we’ve done so, and the world is a better place for it.
Now we need to finish the job, once and for all." ... See MoreSee Less
My week: Thu - Ottawa, Fri - Pigeon Lake, Sat - Alder Flats, Sun - Leduc, Mon/Tue - Oklahoma City, Wed - Toronto. My life involves more than my share of planes, trains and automobiles, but I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Did you know #Pneumonia accounts for 16% of all deaths of children under 5 years old? We must act now to ensure #EveryLastChild's right to survive! #WorldPneumoniaDay #EveryBreathCounts
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Lest we forget.
Thank you @MikeLakeMP for meeting with my colleagues & I from the @aodaalliance to discuss making Canada more #accessible! (October 25, 2018) #DisabilityRights
I count two things that have happened today that the opposition requested, only to be denounced by Liberals as fearmongering idiot cavemen.
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