Joseph Blair (Joe) McGuire
Mr. Joe McGuire (Egmont):
Madam Speaker, on September 17, 1991 a former colleague in the House of Commons and a fellow Prince Edward Islander, Premier Catherine Callbeck, introduced a private member's motion calling on the federal government to honour the contributions made to Canada by our late former Prime Ministers. This was to be done by placing a commemorative marker near their burial sites.
Yesterday in an historic event hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons and attended by the Prime Minister, the former Prime Minister the right hon. member for Vancouver Quadra, and members of the families of our past Prime Ministers 14 commemorative plaques were unveiled.
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Catherine on the success of her initiative to honour our past leaders. I also want to congratulate her on her successful quest for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island. This made Catherine the second woman to hold the office of premier of a province in Canada.
I look forward to March 29 when the voters of Prince Edward Island will make her the first woman to be elected premier in the history of Canada.
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Subtopic: PREMIER CATHERINE CALLBECK