Thank you for all you’ve done this year

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This article was published 04/12/2020 (794 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Today I would like to take the opportunity to extend a thank you to all of my constituents and to all Manitobans.

This has been a year like no other in our lifetime. While the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our daily routines with changes here at home and around the globe, it is comforting to know that amid the uncertainty there are still moments of strength and hope that showcase the resilience which people share in times like these.

Over the past few months, I have heard from constituents who shared very inspiring stories, such as good Samaritans offering help to our seniors and the most vulnerable in our community. I am proud of my constituents and all Manitobans who had made sacrifices in order to make the best of very difficult times and life challenges.

We have all had to adapt. I have witnessed the efforts on a community level, neighbours helping neighbours and extending their support beyond that for the greater good of the province. People helping people, they are reaching out in so many ways.

We all look at the same Manitoba sky, but we all look at it differently. This pandemic is a reflection of that. It affects everyone in a different manner, every single Manitoban.

Thank you to all health-care workers, first responders, and a special mention to all child-care workers, community service workers, CFS support workers and the many more critical essential services workers helping our fellow Manitobans get through these difficult times.

We are at war with an enemy that does not discriminate. We just acknowledged our veterans on Remembrance Day for their service and sacrifices for our country and for their global impact. Adopting their values and integrity is what is needed to fight this enemy in solidarity.

With the holiday season quickly approaching we will all once again have to adapt our celebrations based upon the COVID pandemic. I encourage everyone to stay strong and stay safe by adhering to the public health orders during their celebrations. The holidays are about love, faith and hope… the virus cannot take that away from us.

In closing, I quote a note that I received from a constituent just the other day. She said:  “Stay positive, test negative. We are all in this together and together we will make it through.”

I wish all of my constituents and all Manitobans a very safe and happy holiday season.

Heather Stefanson

Heather Stefanson
Tuxedo constituency report

Heather Stefanson is the PC MLA for Tuxedo and the premier of Manitoba.

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