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Providence Students at the Legislature

Invitation to Budget Address

Students in this year’s Business/Government Relations class were invited by the Manitoba Government's Minister of Finance to be her guests at the budget address this week. Stacy Falk and Myriam Gaudreau were able to go and, along with President Konkel, represented Providence.

According to the Hansard, which is the official record of what’s said in the Legislature, the Minister concluded her speech, as follows:

As I draw to a close, Mr. Speaker, I would like to take a moment to recognize a few people in the gallery, and these are the students from Providence College and their instructor who have joined us today. Why do I want to recognize these students? Because these students are the future of our province and these students took the time to come to two budget consultations. I know it must have been intimidating: came to the first meeting to figure out what you were doing; then they came to the second meeting and made a presentation. I would hope that the instructors and students in other parts of the province would look at this and encourage students to take part in this process. So I thank them for taking this opportunity to hear–to have us hear them, and I want to tell them that one of the recommendations that they made has been implemented. I sincerely do encourage people that are here to encourage other people to get involved and help shape the future of Manitoba.

There were five students who took part in the budget consultations: Stacy Falk, Myriam Gaudrea, Ben Ladell, Michael Hanson, and Colten Fehr. Even though they couldn't all be at the budget reading, they developed the recommendations and wrote up the submission together.


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