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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - Le Collège Saint-Joseph de Memramcook: One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary

Le Collège Saint-Joseph de Memramcook One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Hon. Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, I rise today to draw your attention to the importance of the Collège Saint-Joseph de Memramcook to Acadia, on the occasion of the college's 150th anniversary. Anytime we talk about post-secondary education in Acadia, whether referring to the college or the Université de Moncton, the starting point is always the Collège Saint-Joseph de Memramcook. Built on the foundations of t…
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Thursday, June 5th, 2014 - Fallen RCMP Officers Statement

Fallen RCMP Officers Statement   Hon. Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, it is with a heavy heart and a troubled mind that I rise today to commemorate the victims of yesterday's tragic shooting in Moncton. Yesterday a young man from the area shot and killed three RCMP officers and injured two more officers. These horrible and violent crimes also jeopardized the security of our communities. For a respectful, pleasant and tight-knit community such as Moncton, these violent acts are upsettin…
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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 - Acadian Artists Statement

Acadian Artists Hon. Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, today I would like to tell you about the success that a number of Acadian artists have been experiencing lately at the regional, national and international levels. Over the past few years, more and more Acadian artists have been getting noticed beyond Acadia and Canada. Most of them are young ambassadors who exude Acadian culture wherever they go. You can be sure that folks at home are all very proud of them. Just recently, Acadians w…
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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 - Active at School Initiative

Active at School Initiative Hon Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, year after year, health specialists inform and warn us of the negative consequences of inactivity, especially for our children. The long- term effects can be drastic for our society, and we need to reverse the trend of inactivity. Different awareness campaigns were successfully put together, but one recent initiative could be a game-changer: Active at School. The goal of Active at School is to ensure that Canadian children r…
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - The Late Mrs. Flora Thibodeau

The Late Mrs. Flora Thibodeau Hon. Rose-May Poirier: Honourable senators, each year for the past three years, I have had the privilege of sharing with you the story of an extraordinary woman from my home province on the occasion of her birthday. It is with great sadness that I rise today to tell you that Flora Thibodeau passed away on January 22, 2014, at the age of 112 years and 309 days. She was the oldest person in Canada who was born in Canada and she was the 17th oldest person in the world…
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