A way forward and a fond farewell


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This article was published 20/10/2020 (955 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

On Oct. 7,  Manitoba Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon delivered the speech from the throne, opening the third session of the 42nd legislature.

The speech put forward a focused agenda with the goal of creating a more secure Manitoba both during and after the pandemic.

The Protecting Manitobans Agenda outlines five guaranteed commitments:

• Protecting health care — Ensuring funding and resources from across governments are dedicated first and foremost to health-care needs;

• Protecting jobs — Supporting workers, students, and businesses through the Restart Manitoba Initiative;

• Protecting Incomes — Keeping our promise to Manitobans to lower taxes and leave more money on the kitchen tables of Manitoba families;

• Protecting education and child care — Keeping schools open while also ensuring children and students safety during this pandemic;

• Protecting Manitoba’s future — Continuing to plan and take steps to protect Manitoba’s financial future, Manitoba’s climate future, and Manitoba’s energy future.

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On Aug. 5, St. James Assiniboia lost a valued community member in Roger Cathcart.
Roger had a distinguished 33-year-long career as an educator and administrator in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division and he was a guiding light in the education of many of those living in St. James–Assiniboia, as well as their children.

Roger was a multi-faceted individual. However, in all aspects of his life he was passionate about community service. Beyond his involvement with education, he was also passionate about politics and governance.

As Mother Teresa once said:

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

We may not be able to change the world but Roger undoubtedly changed his immediate world, creating many ripples in many pools. His loss will be greatly felt in this community. Thank you, Roger, for your service.

My condolences to Lee and the family. They can take great comfort in knowing their father and grandfather served the community admirably.

Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston
Assiniboia constituency report

Scott Johnston is the PC MLA for Assiniboia.

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