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Schuler honours East St. Paul Mayor, Council

Posted: November 21, 2016


Schuler honours East St. Paul Mayor, Council
 
L to R:  Duval, Schuler, Hart, Minister Eileen Clark, and Posthumus


East St. Paul Mayor Shelley Hart and members of council were recognized Oct. 27 in the Manitoba Legislature by St. Paul MLA and Minister of Crown Services Ron Schuler.

Schuler introduced Hart, along with Deputy Mayor Orest Horechko and Couns. Michael Wasylin, Brian Duval and Charles Posthumus and honoured them with a Member's Statement, which acknowledges community leaders in his constituency.

Schuler said selecting the Mayor and Council for a Member's Statement made perfect sense.

"I just felt it would be really important to, one time, stand up and say some nice things about my civic politicians," Schuler said.

"I really do have outstanding councils.  In East St. Paul, our mayor and councillors are doing outstanding stuff that builds the community."

Schuler said choosing to recognize East St. Paul - along with West St. Paul and Springfield, also part of Schuler's riding - for a Member's Statement was an easy decision, because of the respect he feels for the communities, and the leaders.

"Although East St. Paul is one of our smallest rural municipalities, it has a vibrant youth recreation program and is home to Manitoba's Hockey Tournament of Aces and the Summer Soccer Classic," Schuler said during his presentation.

He also noted that East St. Paul has a "long, rich history," that serves as a "preamble to the great future," the RM has.  Schuler said the people of East St. Paul are its true strength.

Hart said she and the other members of council were appreciative of Schuler's decision to honour them in the Legislature.

"Minister Schuler's private Members Statement was an incredible gesture, one which underscores the exceptional working relationship we have with him," Hart said.

"He understands the community of East St. Paul, having represented the riding of St. Paul for 17 years.  He is a strong advocate for us at the Provincial level."

 

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