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  • Her favourite word was hay.

Last in the Legislative Assembly November 2015, as MLA for Hay River South

Lost her last election, in 2015, with 35% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Congratulating Cabinet And Appreciation To Family November 22nd, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to thank the honourable Member for Yellowknife for arriving today and asking for an extension on Members' statements because I don't feel I have had enough air time yet this week.

---Laughter

I would like to take this opportunity, first of all, to congratulate the Speaker, our new Premier and the Cabinet Members. I would also like to say thank you to the people of Enterprise, the corridor and Hay River for entrusting in me this role that I have come here to fulfil. I would like to thank my colleagues in the House for the friendship they have shown and their supportiveness and kindness during this first week we have been together. I would like to thank the Clerk and his staff for all their guidance and assistance to the new Members since we have arrived. I would like to thank my family: my sons, Jordan and Jeffrey; my beautiful daughter, Jillian; and, my husband, Rick, for his support and faith in me. I would also like to thank the honourable Member for Hay River, John Pollard, who served in the preceding eight years in this House.

---Applause

Lastly, I would like to thank my father, who is not here today but I am sure he would love to be. He has given me confidence in that he gave me what we, as parents, need to give our children and that is our approval and our love. That is what has enabled me to do some of the things I have done. When I was a child when I would go to him and say "I can't," he would make me say I can if I try. I think that is what we all need to say here as we endeavour to serve the people of the Northwest Territories. Thank you.

---Applause