November 18, 2002
The following statement was issued today by Premier Roger Grimes. It was also read in the House of Assembly:
It is my pleasure to rise today to thank and recognize the contributions of Dr. A. Maxwell House, out-going Lieutenant Governor for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Beginning in 1997 and continuing until just a few weeks ago when we welcomed His Honour Edward Roberts as Lieutenant Governor, Dr. House and his wife Mary served this province in the vice-regal role.
Dr. House’s commitment to the people of this province began long before his time at Government House. He has been an advocate and leader in the area of new technology, and many people in this province have benefited greatly and directly from his efforts in the area of telemedicine.
The impact that this has had on patient care in this province and around the world is a testament to his commitment to his chosen field of medicine, and to both his patients and those in need beyond the reach of his hands.
The role of Lieutenant Governor is one which carries with it many responsibilities. It is a role which places many demands on the time and energy of this esteemed person. And it is a role which represents Newfoundland and Labrador at the very highest provincial, national and international level.
Dr. and Mrs. House carried out their work as vice-regal representatives with the dignity, humility and energy the position demands and the people of this province deserve. I ask honourable members to join with one another to recognize the contributions of our out-going Lieutenant Governor and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. House.
As Premier and as a member of this honourable house, I respectfully request that all members endorse you as the speaker to send a letter expressing our thanks and best wishes to Dr. and Mrs. House on behalf of the legislature.
2002 11 18 1:55 p.m.