Introduction of Guests (2008/2009)
11 May 2009 - Ministry of Environment Officials
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Hon. Ms. Heppner: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to introduce to you and through you folks that are seated up in your gallery. Liz Quarshie is the deputy minister for the Ministry of Environment; Kim Graybiel is the director of corporate policy and planning with the ministry; and Ed Dean is the manager of our climate change section.
Mr. Speaker, I would like to publicly thank these folks for all the hard work that they do. They have been working tirelessly, and I must say enthusiastically, on our greenhouse gas reduction plan.
Mr. Speaker, we as ministers do not stand here alone. We are surrounded and backed by an amazing team, and I am so very proud of the people that I have working in the Ministry of Environment for their dedication to their jobs, to the ministry, to the environment, and to their province, Mr. Speaker.
So I would ask all members in the legislature to join me in recognizing their tremendous hard work and thanking them and welcoming them to their Legislative Assembly.
5 November 2008 - Arlene & Jasmine Heppner
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Hon. Ms. Heppner: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to introduce to you and through you two of my favourite girls in the whole world. Jasmine Heppner is my niece. She's 14 years old and going in grade 9 at the school in Waldheim, and today is a take-your-kid-to-work day. And she didn't want to haul drywall around with her dad at the lumberyard, so she asked if she could come here with me, and I'm very excited to have her here.
And joining her today is my mom, Arlene Heppner, who is no stranger to this legislature. The last time that Mom was here was the day that I took my seat in opposition, and I'm thrilled that she's today to see us on this side of the House, Mr. Speaker. And I ask that all members welcome them here.
28 October 2008 - Chinese Government Officials
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Hon. Ms. Heppner: — Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker. It is my honour to introduce to you and through you a group of guests visiting us today. They’re in your gallery. They are from the People’s Republic of China, and they are members of the Chinese National People’s Congress and the State Council of China.
Saskatchewan and China have a long-standing relationship as trading partners. We have supplied large volumes of grain, potash, uranium, and manufactured goods to China. And Saskatchewan and China share some similar concerns on the environmental front and the challenges facing us with coal-generated power. The guests with us today are going to be visiting with the University of Regina to look at our carbon capture and storage systems, and also discuss, with SaskPower, clean coal technology.
So I will introduce them and ask them to rise as I say their names, and I apologize to them in advance for any mispronunciations.
Xu Xiaodong is the team leader and the director-general of the research department of the environmental protection and resources conservation committee of the National People’s Congress. Shang Jucheng is the deputy team leader and director-general of the administrative office of the environmental protection and resources conservation committee.
Liu Shuguang is the director of the administrative office; Li Hailin, senior analyst in the research department; Yin Shukun, senior analyst in the research department; Xu Shufan, deputy director-general in the science and technology department of the Ministry of Environmental Protection; Hu Xiaojun, director of the department of agriculture, resources and environmental protection of the Ministry of Executive Supervision and Inspection; Wang Ying, director in the department of agriculture, resources and environmental protection of the National Audit Agency; Li Yingcai, director of the environmental protection and resource conservation committee in the Xi’an municipal congress of Shaanxi province. Wang Qian, researcher in the consulting department, China institute for environmental planning in the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Jiang Hengwei, staff member with the foreign affairs bureau in the general office of the National People’s Congress.
And joining our Chinese guests today from AMEC Canada are Wit Siemieniuk, vice-president; Su Liu, environmental scientist from AMEC, Beijing office; and from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Liz Quarshie, deputy minister, and Zewei Yu of the corporate planning and policy branch.
The visit from our distinguished guests to Saskatchewan reflects the shared commitment of the Chinese people and Saskatchewan people to protect our environment while sustaining economic growth. And I would ask all members of the Assembly to join me in welcoming our visitors today.
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