On Remembrance Day my thoughts are with those Canadians, past and present, who have served, or are presently serving Canada in the Armed Forces. Today we honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who came back from war with permanent physical and psychological injuries in the service. As we remember, lest we not forget to treat our veterans, past and present, with the dignity and decency they deserve. That means ensuring that our wounded soldiers not be denied the benefits they deserve in terms of treatment and assistance. At a time when Canadians are serving abroad across the world in harm's way, we shouldn't be shuttering the offices of Veteran's Affairs or denying benefits to our vets. Lest we forget.
Many thanks to Kara-Dawn Jordan of Pro Bono Law Sask for including me in the volunteer spotlight of the Law Society's quarterly Benchers' Digest. I've now been offering pro bono services at the Regina Free Legal Clinic for over 8 years. Reflecting on that time reminds me of the importance of local volunteer work and community activity in Regina. Some of my most interesting cases have arisen out of pro bono services. Frankly the fact that citizens of limited means find legal services out of reach due to cost is an acute problem that could be easily remedied.
Upon being elected as leader of the Saskatchewan NDP, Cam promised the people of our province that he would be a constructive opposition leader - and help to achieve a change in government policy. I congratulate Cam and the SK NDP caucus for their push towards a unanimous position of Senate abolishment in our province. I hope to see the united voice of our legislature reflected in the positions of our Saskatchewan Members of Parliament, including the 4 who jointly represent the city of Regina.
I'm very honoured to announce that the readers of Prairie Dog Magazine have chosen me as the best Lawyer in the annual "Best of Regina" poll. This is the fourth consecutive time I've been chosen, and as such it is high time I give the credit to individuals who keep my practice going. To Jodi Medak, Charlene Runtz, Julie Adams and Valerie Lafontaine, my clients and I thank you for your dedication, hard work and people skills. Our office is a tight group and I am a lucky lawyer to work with all of you on a day to day basis.