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Pressing the Flesh
November 11, 2018 @ 8:33 AM by: Richard Steinecke

It is always nice to see politicians as they visit Oasis. They are usually quite appreciative of what we do. In addition, if it is in their power, they like to try to help with any issues we might have. I also try to be respectful of their time having seen many of them trapped at functions by a constituent who dominates their time. So, before wearing out her patience, I gave our MLA Marit Stiles the tour of our place, described our programs, gave her some written materials about us, had the obligatory photo op and then bade her well. However, she asked if she could spend some time with our community members before she left. Of course I was thrilled. It was our drop in afternoon and I watched with interest as she spent time with a number of our community members. One was having a serious problem with a financial institution and she set up an appointment for them to come to her constituency office to see if she could help in some way. Many of our community members do not vote. Colour me impressed. 

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