MP Opitz Congratulates Two Etobicoke Centre Constituents on their Achievements
(Ottawa, June 13, 2012) Today, during Question Period in the House of Commons, MP Ted Opitz (Etobicoke Centre) acknowledged the achievements of two constituents in his riding: Johanne Fisch and Brittany MacLean. Below is a transcript of his remarks:
Mr. Speaker, today I rise in this House to acknowledge the achievements of two remarkable constituents in my riding of Etobicoke Centre.
The first of these is Johanne Fisch who, for the past 30 years, has planted a tree in Broadacres Park on Earth Day. In 2004, he incorporated his organization, “Open Flag Planet Earth”, whose objectives are to educate the public on preserving the environment and to host an open house in “green space” annually. I admire and congratulate Johanne on his commitment to his beliefs.
I also take this opportunity to congratulate Brittany MacLean,a grade 12 student in my riding. On March 27, Brittany competed in Canada’s Olympic trials and won the 400-metre freestyle event. Her time of 4 minutes and 6.8 seconds not only broke her personal best, but also beat the Canadian record time, which has been held since 2005. Most remarkably, with her win, Brittany qualified for the London Olympics. I look forward to cheering her on this summer.
Mr. Speaker, I once again congratulate both Johanne and Brittany on their personal achievements. I am proud of the exceptional residents who call Etobicoke Centre their home and whom I have the honour to represent.
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