Posted on Dec 7, 2015
Introduction of Guests: John McDonald and Ben McConnell
Ms Babcock: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It’s my honour today to introduce to you and through you to all members of this Assembly two guests, John McDonald and Ben McConnell. They unfortunately could not be here last week when I introduced them, but I’m so happy they could be here today. John is the executive director and regional vice-president of CNIB, who recently announced the My Wish Is advocacy campaign, asking Albertans to tweet their support for the visually impaired using #mywishis. Ben is a strong advocate for his community and for the CNIB. Ben is currently finishing his articling, after recently completing his law degree at the University of Victoria, and is also a motivational speaker. John and Ben are also both constituents from my wonderful constituency of Stony Plain, and I’d ask them both to stand and receive the traditional warm welcome of this Assembly.