Happy holidays… and here’s to a new beginning
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This article was published 10/12/2021 (539 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I would like to wish all of my Assiniboia constituents a very merry Christmas, happy holidays and blessings for a prosperous New Year; all the best in 2022.
This year, with vaccinations and the diligence of Manitobans we will be able to celebrate Christmas with family, friends and neighbours. I am so pleased parents, children, grandchildren and all family members are able to share the warmth and spirit of the season.
Thank you for doing your part. As your MLA I wish to express my appreciation for assisting your government to protect you, your family and your neighbours by getting vaccinated. I thank you, as we continue to fight COVID together.
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I was honoured to join my colleagues in welcoming Heather Stefanson to her new role as the premier of Manitoba. As we began the fourth session of the 42nd Legislature on Nov. 23, Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon accompanied the premier and the chief justice of Manitoba into the chamber to deliver the speech from the throne.
I was so pleased to be able to share with my wife, daughter and daughter-in-law the fact that the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba selected the first female premier. I am proud that my new granddaughter has now had a barrier broken that will lead to future opportunities. History was made with the swearing in of a female premier under the guidance of our government-appointed female speaker of the Legislature and our female Lieutenant Governor.
With our new premier, our government is embarking in a new direction. We are embracing the values of equality, inclusivity and understanding and we will work together to build a better Manitoba with a brighter future for us all.
Our government is here to listen to Manitobans, to engage and collaborate on many levels — with Indigenous leaders, with all levels of government, with business leaders and business owners, with people throughout the public sector, the private sector and not-for-profit organizations.
As we emerge from the pandemic, although we still face difficulties, we are here to work with Manitobans to see our businesses and producers rebound and thrive and we are ready to meet the challenges that lie ahead of us with a renewed sense of openness.
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On Dec. 7, 2021 I joined Assiniboine West Residents’ Association president Courtney Czezowski for the official ribbon-cutting at the Assiniboine West Community Club on Buchanan Boulevard. A fire in 2018 destroyed the club’s outdoor change rooms but city councillor Scott Gillingham (St. James) and I are pleased to announce the club is ready for hockey and skating once again.
Assiniboia constituency report
Scott Johnston is the PC MLA for Assiniboia.