Michael congratulates Susan Shiner on receiving the Persons Award
Private Member’s Statement
Susan Shiner receives Persons Award
MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.
I am so pleased today to stand and congratulate Susan Shiner, a long-time friend and colleague in the women's movement, who last week was one of five women presented with a Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case. The Persons Award recognizes contributions to the advancement of women's equality and celebrates Canada's evolution as an inclusive society.
Susan moved here in 1972, and has since been an inspiration to many of us. She has volunteered with the St. John's Status of Women Council and the St. John's Women's Centre since 1985, serving as a board and committee member. From 1987 to 2000 Susan worked at the Iris Kirby House as the Children's Services Counsellor, and since 2000 she has been the Family Services Co-ordinator at the Daybreak Parent Child Centre.
Susan has also extended her beliefs and principles into action in organized labour. She is the Chair of the CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador Equality Committee, as well as the provincial representative on CUPE's National Women's Committee.
I ask all hon. members to join me in congratulating Susan Shiner, most recent provincial recipient of the Persons Award.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.