Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Beverly Crest Hotel Courtesy Computer, Edmonton, Alberta
June XXIst, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
Happy Fathers Day to you my good sir! My own brother has his birthday today & is a proud papa to two daughters (my super pretty nieces!) In addition, my father is still living so I'll get the honour of buying him a Fathers Day supper tonight. As a child(ren) grow up, the importance of a father figure in their life cannot be emphasized enough. If there is no dad, then the lady raising the kids should make sure to introduce her kid(s) to adult male role model figures so that they get both the masculine & feminine perspective as they start on their educational journeys. If its a two dad household, then I would suggest the gents make sure good strong women are around to give a good influence. Just as the provincial cabinet is now 50/50 equal gender, there must be a 50/50 balance of both men & women in the lives of kids so they can be confident in building relationships & dealing with both as they grow up!