Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Parliamentarians-Steven Fletcher, PC, MP

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

October XXIXth, MMXIV

Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow

Dear Gordon:

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.

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