Mr. Speaker, we often talk about the people of the NWT as being our greatest resource. I think it’s fair to say that our Government of the Northwest Territories’ public service is made up of many of those remarkable people who dedicate themselves to public service. Today I would like to acknowledge one of those public servants who has dedicated 25 years to this Government and the people of the NWT.
On December 4th Hilda Camirand will retire. During her career she has supported many Premiers and Ministers, all of them, including myself, have benefited from her wise counsel, expert advice and impressive organizational skills.
Hilda has seen many changes over the course of her career including division and devolution. In fact she started her career with the GNWT in 1990 working for the then devolution office. It is fitting that she has been with the GNWT long enough to see devolution become a reality.
Hilda has inspired others around her to meet a standard of public service and professionalism that will be her legacy. There will be more information about Hilda’s retirement celebration available in the coming weeks, I expect it will be quite the event.
On behalf of the GNWT I would like to thank Hilda and wish her the very best in her retirement. It will not be the same without her.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.