Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8
October XXIXth, MMXIV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
If there is one thing folks cannot accuse the Hon. Steven Fletcher, PC, MP of: its sitting down on the job! Paralyzed from the neck down in an automobile accident, Steven shows students & all Canadians that being a paraplegic shouldn't prevent a person from running IV & serving in Canada's Parliament, or any legislative body. Wanting to showcase the fact that a lot of politicians are considered "brain-dead" & useless by Canadians, Steven turns inII a stand-up comic & points out that while his body doesn't work, he still has excellent brain function, & that function allowed him to serve as a cabinet minister for a time & contribute his smarts to governance & crafting legislation that would make life better for all disabled Canadians.
"I would rather be paralyzed from the neck down than the neck up."
Number CX (110),
Source: The Honourable Steven Fletcher, PC, MP, Conservative, Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia.