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World Figure Skating Championships 2017

Honourable senators, Newfoundland and Labrador's success in the world of sports continues. I rise today to congratulate an exceptional Canadian and Newfoundland figure skater, Katelyn Osmond, who won the silver medal in the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships held earlier this month in Helsinki, Finland. Kaetlyn, originally from Marystown in Newfoundland and Labrador, and an extraordinary Canadian figure skater and proud Newfoundlander, had a remarkable comeback after she suffered an injur…
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Late Dr. Angus A. Bruneau

Honourable senators, I rise today to pay tribute to Dr. Angus Bruneau, who passed away on February 19 in St. John's, Newfoundland. A native of Toronto, Dr. Bruneau, along with his wife, Dr. Jean Bruneau, moved from Waterloo, Ontario in 1968 to Newfoundland and Labrador to become the founding dean of Memorial University's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, where he introduced one of the first cooperative education programs in the country. He also served as the university's vice-presiden…
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Ocean Ranger Disaster's 35th Anniversary

Honourable senators, I rise today to commemorate the sinking of the Ocean Ranger, 35 years ago today off the coast of Newfoundland, and to remember the 84 men who perished that terrible night. In the second half of the 20th century, when it was clear that the fishery could no longer be Newfoundland and Labrador's economic base, the province's attention turned to oil. The search for oil reserves off Canada's East Coast began in the 1960s and was well in progress by the 1970s. In 1979, oil was fo…
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