Beverly Crest Hotel Courtesy Computer
November IXth, MMXIV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
With my XLth (40th) birthday being this Tuesday, November XIth: I C% (100%) back the play of Dan Harris, MP to make Remembrance Day a federal statutory holiday. Students studying warfare & just how stupid it is will realize what tremendous sacrifices armed forces personnel & their families make to serve. For instance: long family separations due to tours of duty & the heavy burden of recovery time from injuries, even their very lives themselves. Dan got an all party Private Members Bill passed supporting this very well thought out idea indeed!
"Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my fellow MPs for last night's vote, giving all-party support to my bill to make Remembrance Day a national holiday."
Number CXXXV (135),
Source: Dan Harris, MP, New Democratic, Scarborough-Southwest.