DAVID FORBES MLA (Saskatoon-Centre) INTRODUCES MASSE IN SASKATCHEWAN LEGISLATURE
November 5th, 2009 - 4:00am
THIRD SESSION - TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
DEBATES and PROCEEDINGS
Published under the authority of The Honourable Don Toth Speaker
N.S. VOL. 52 NO. 10A THURSDAY, November 5th, 2009, 12:45 a.m. pp 3482
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Mr. Forbes: — Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. It’s a real honour to stand and introduce a very special guest here today. Behind the bar on this side is Brian Masse. He’s the MP [Member of Parliament] for Windsor West. He represents the NDP in the federal House of Commons. And we’re really excited to have him out west here.
He’s here as part of the PNWER [Pacific NorthWest Economic Region] meetings that are going on. But he wanted to come visit and talk. And I wanted to really highlight his involvement, particularly around Bill C-273.
Bill 273 was the right to repair Bill that has made great progress championing the rights of individuals to choose where they want to have their vehicles repaired. And there’s been great progress. And I should report to this House . . . I made a member’s statement last spring. In fact I asked all the members to write their MPs, and they did. And as a result this Bill has . . . now actually the Bill’s been withdrawn but there’s been parallel agreements to see that the intention of the Bill will take place. And so Mr. Masse withdrew his Bill last week but there’s been great progress.
And I want to thank everybody who did participate in that letter-writing campaign in contacting their MPs. So I do ask all members here to give a warm welcome to Brian Masse. Thank you.