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December 10, 2015: Thank You, Paul Dewar; Recognition for former MP.

December 10, 2015: Thank You, Paul Dewar;
Recognition for former MP.

By Carol Paschal.

“I am not affiliated with his political party but I have always admired and respected him for his constituency work, as well as his work in the House of Commons.”

Everyone likes to be appreciated. But it seems to me that politicians often hear from their constituents only when they have something to complain about. When the federal election results became known, many people told me they were sad Paul Dewar would no longer be a Member of Parliament and talked about what a great MP he had been.

Some of these comments came from people who had voted for other candidates but nonetheless appreciated Mr. Dewar’s efforts on their behalf, regardless of their political affiliation.

This got me thinking that it was a shame Paul couldn’t hear their remarks directly and I wished there was a way to let him know that his former constituents recognized and valued the personal sacrifices he and his family made over the nine years that he was an MP.

I am not affiliated with his political party but I have always admired and respected him for his constituency work, as well as his work in the House of Commons.

At first I thought I’d find a way to send him a personal thank you note. Then it occurred to me that there were probably lots of other people like me who would have liked to thank Mr. Dewar but didn’t know how to go about it.

To this end, a “Thank You” book has been created in which members of the public are invited to write their words of thanks. The book will be presented to Paul in the near future. It will be available at the front desk of the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. West at the following dates and times:

  • Dec. 11th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 13th, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 14th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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