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Rob Altemeyer, MLA Wolseley
May 14, 2013

Nick Ternette

WHEREAS Nick Ternette was a political activist, journalist and volunteer widely known throughout Manitoba for dedicating over 40 years to being an advocate for social justice, participatory democracy and human rights; and

WHEREAS Nick Ternette spoke strongly for the people of Manitoba by making countless presentations at committee meetings at the Legislature and City Hall; and

WHEREAS during his lifetime he was also a candidate for office in 20 municipal and provincial elections; and

WHEREAS even after facing a series of health problems, including cancer, major surgery and five operations in the amputation of his legs, he continued to fight for issues important to all people in this province, ranging from accessibility to poverty to environmental protection.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous contributions that Nick Ternette made to Manitoba by passionately and tenaciously advocating for many diverse communities; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba offer our deepest condolences to his loving wife Emily, daughter Tegan and six grandchildren, as well as to all the loved ones of this strong, dedicated and outspoken political advocate: Nick Ternette.