Up Coming Guest Speaker
Dr Harold Albrecht, MPMember of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga
As our current Parliament nears its mid point it is appropriate to reflect on past accomplishments and future challenges. The Conservative government under Stephen Harper is widely credited with doing an excellent job of steering Canada through the current worldwide financial crisis. At the same time, it has been equally effective in strengthening the compassionate side of our society.
Success in this area has been driven in no small measure by caring members of the government such as Harold Albrecht. Last December Harold’s efforts were rewarded when his private member’s Suicide Prevention Bill, C 300, was signed in to law. This law paves the way for a national suicide prevention strategy. Harold has also worked effectively in areas such as improving access to and the quality of palliative care and, in January of this year, he was elected by members of parliament to chair the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development.
Harold was first elected to parliament in 2006 and has since been re-elected with large majorities.
Please join us to hear Harold’s insights on his first 7 years in Parliament.
Speaker’s Club Since 1976
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