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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - Louisiana Statement

Louisiana - Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of First Acadian Settlement Hon. Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, today I am pleased to talk about the 250th anniversary of the first Acadian settlement in Louisiana and to offer you a glimpse of another facet of Acadian history, one set in Louisiana. After the deportation in 1755, one Acadian, Joseph Brossard, better known as Beausoleil Brossard, together with four of his sons and other Acadians, led a resistance against British troops. H…
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Thursday, June 4th, 2015 - New Brunswick: Commemoration of Tragedy in Moncton

New Brunswick Commemoration of Tragedy in Moncton Hon. Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, for the people of the Greater Moncton Area, June 4 will forever be remembered as a day of sadness and grief since the unthinkable happened for this peaceful and loving community. A year has passed since a young man jeopardized the security of the whole community for two days, which made Moncton lose a little bit of its innocence. Most tragically, the community lost three of its finest citizens who dev…
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Tuesday, March 12th, 2015 - The Honourable Pascal Poirier

The Honourable Pascal Poirier Hon. Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, I rise today to pay tribute to Pascal Poirier, who became the first Acadian to sit in the Senate 130 years ago. On March 9, 1885, this young man of 27 was appointed to the Senate by the first Prime Minister of Canada, John A. Macdonald. Mr. Poirier was born on February 25, 1852, the 12th and youngest child of Simon and Ozithe. He received a classical education at the Coll├Ęge Saint-Joseph in Memramcook under its founder,…
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