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Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8
January XXXth, MMXV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
Now that she is in cabinet, the Hon. Maureen Kubinec, MLA has to add that already tough burden of trying to be as much of a legend in her riding than the previous occupant, former MLA, cabinet minister, & the best Speaker, the Alberta Legislature ever (no offense to Gene): the superb Ken Kowalski! Here Maureen strikes out on her own & talks about by stressing multilingual households & keeping both old family & new languages. The more languages a person knows, the better they will be able to adapt as a student in many cultures.
"The value & importance of preserving mother languages is vital to enhancing the vibrancy & diversity of our province. It is a way to connect us to our past, to highlight the traditions & customs of our parents & to preserve the cultural heritage of our ancestors."
Alta. Legislative Assembly Forty-Six,
Source: The Honourable Maureen Kubinec, MLA, Minister of Culture & Tourism, Progressive Conservative, Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock.