Transportation and Works
December 5, 2018

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works:

Minister Crocker Commends Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association for Charitable Contributions

Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to acknowledge the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association for its tremendous contributions to our province.

In my time as Minister of Transportation and Works, I’ve certainly had the opportunity to acknowledge the association for its role in the construction industry.

For more than 50 years, the association has made substantial contributions for the benefit of the industry, the provincial economy, and many of our residents and communities.

The work of association members provides crucial infrastructure, generates employment and drives the industry forward – all of which make a very real difference in the lives of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

But today I rise to commend the association on yet another of its important contributions.

Mr. Speaker, in addition to all industry does to move this province forward economically and socially, the association also dedicates considerable time and resources for charity. The association has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to charitable organizations over the years.

In fact, over the past 12 years, the association has contributed close to $400,000 to the Mazol Shriners’ childrens’ transportation fund, which has gone toward helping children and their families connect with life-changing care for a range of conditions and injuries, from severe burns and bone and muscle issues to spinal injuries and other significant challenges.

Mr. Speaker, we are tremendously grateful for the contributions that organizations such as the Mazol Shriners make to our province.

As the holiday season approaches, I encourage all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to reflect on what is most important in life, and to find it in their hearts to be inspired by such examples of giving throughout 2019 and beyond.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

2018 12 05                              2:30 p.m.