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The importance of having respect for the community of Flin Flon and its MLA when it is facing major challenges

Wednesday November 28, I spoke on a Matter of Privilege following remarks of Premier Pallister which failed to respect the very difficult situation of Flin Flon with the closure of its mine site coming up.  
Hon. Jon Gerrard (Second Opposition House Leader): Madam Speaker, I have a few comments on the matter of privilege.
      Madam Speaker, it is a matter of privilege when MLAs and when people in communities like Flin Flon are not properly respected. It is a situation at the moment which is extremely difficult for people who are living in Flin Flon. They are facing the end of the mining activity in Flin Flon and the associated activity and the loss of many jobs and a great deal of concern about the future of their community.
      Added to this, there has been a recent change which has taken away obstetric services.
      People in Flin Flon are very, very concerned about the future and they have a right to be respected in this Chamber, Madam Speaker, by all of us.
      Those are my comments on this matter of privilege.
      We in the Liberal party will support the people of Flin Flon and the members in this Chamber because respect is very important.


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