Statement on Extraordinary Examples of Leadership

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ms. Chartier: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today to offer congratulations and to recognize the extraordinary examples of leadership provided by Dr. Vianne Timmons and Dr. Anne Doig. These two Saskatchewan women continue to inspire all of us. Earlier this week, Dr. Timmons and Dr. Doig were named to the top 100 list of Canada’s most powerful women.

This top 100 list presented by the Women’s Executive Network recognizes proven achievers who are strong contributors to their organizations, their fields of endeavour, and their communities. Dr. Timmons, the University of Regina’s seventh president and vice-chancellor, was honoured for the third year in a row because of her work with family literacy and inclusive education.

Dr. Doig, a Saskatoon family physician, is a past president of the Canadian Medical Association. One of Dr. Doig’s key achievements has been the development of a charter for patient-centred care which has been supported by representatives of the patient advocacy community. Both these women and this list are testament to the fact that there’s no shortage of strong, smart, and caring women in our country and right here at home in positions of leadership, making a positive impact for all of us.

This year’s theme at the Top 100 Summit and Awards Gala was The Power of Collaboration and Connectivity. This theme recognizes our lives are more connected than ever before and collaboration is the best way to guide an organization to success. It is women like Dr. Timmons and Dr. Doig who demonstrate how to harness the power of collaboration to get good things done. Mr. Speaker, I ask all members to join me in recognizing the achievements of these two women who show us what leadership is all about. Thank you.

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