RESOLUTION NO. 657 Re: Alexa McDonough’s Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie

MS. LENORE ZANN: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas former NDP Leader and Halifax MP Alexa McDonough received a Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie University during Fall convocation on Saturday, October 17, 2009; and

Whereas Ms. McDonough became the first woman in Canada to lead a recognized political Party when she was chosen Leader of Nova Scotia's New Democratic Party in 1980; and

Whereas from 1981 until 1984, Ms. McDonough was the only woman and only NDP member of the provincial Legislature;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia Legislature congratulate Alexa McDonough on receiving a Doctor of Laws honorary degree from Dalhousie University.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.


MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver. Is it agreed? It is agreed. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay. The motion is carried.