Introduction of guests – April 30, 2018

The Speaker: Welcome.
The hon. Member for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater.

Mr. Piquette: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’m pleased to introduce to you and through you to all members of the Assembly guests who are here today from the Alberta Common Ground Alliance, including representatives from Alberta One-Call, ATCO Gas, the Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops, the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, Telus communications, Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association, and the Alberta Public Works Association.

    April is national dig safe awareness month. The Alberta Common Ground Alliance is reminding all Albertans to visit clickbeforeyoudig.com before any digging project, no matter how big or how small. I will speak more on this later today. Now I’d like to ask my guests to rise and receive the traditional warm welcome of the Assembly.

Introductions of Guests – April 19, 2018

The Speaker: Welcome.
The hon. Member for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater.

Mr. Piquette: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It’s a very special day for me today. I’m pleased to introduce to you and through you to all members of the Assembly some of the VIPs in my life: my mother, Valerie Cote, who was, you know, contrary to what people might think, the first NDP member in our family and a great inspiration for me; my stepfather, Alvin Brockman, who is an all-around great guy, and it’s wonderful to have him here; my sister, Andrea Piquette, who is a surprise guest for me today and is welcome. You know, it really means a lot to me that my family is able to be in the House today. They have been tremendously supportive, and I certainly wouldn’t be anywhere close to this place without their help.

I would also like to introduce Vanessa Goodman and Tammy Forbes. Vanessa is the manager of external relations for the North West Redwater Partnership, which is the subject of my member’s statement later today. With her is Tammy Forbes. She is the director of strategic communications for Women Building Futures, which is a key labour force contributor to the partnership. I see they’ve already risen, so I would be, you know, really thankful if all the members would give a very warm welcome to them.

 

Introductions in the House – Thorhild County – December 4, 2017

 

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker, and thank you to the House for indulging me.

It is an honour to introduce to you and through you 12 members of the council administration staff from Thorhild county.

Here today are Wayne Franklin, Richard Filipchuk, Janelle Cornelius, Chyenne Shaw, and Cheryl Pasay.

They’re all here from Thorhild county to bring Christmas wishes to the government and the members of the Assembly. I would ask you to extend the customary warm greeting of the Assembly.

*applause*