OTTAWA – March 27, 2018
“Mr. Speaker, it’s an honour to rise in the House today to recognize the residents of New Brunswick Southwest for their overwhelming support to the community of Deer Island following a devastating fire at the island’s main employer, Paturel International, on March 1st.
On this, Firefighters on the Hill Day, I want to recognize and thank the first responders in my riding, as well as those across the country, who act bravely and swiftly to keep us safe.
Thank you to the management of Paturel International for their support to employees, Darrel Tidd, a lead hand who volunteered to act as the official spokesperson, area employers, including Connors Brothers, Northern Harvest Sea Farm and Cooke Aquaculture who offered employment to displaced workers, Service Canada and the provincial government and agencies.
Despite these difficult circumstances, the kindness, resiliency and community spirit demonstrated by everyone has created the most positive outcome possible. Thank you.”