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A Special Afternoon in Parliament, Carl MacMillan

On Tuesday afternoon, Francesa generously drove me and five other members of our community to Queen’s Park, the beautiful building at the heart of downtown Toronto where Members of Provincial Parliament meet. Lorenzo and Kara had arranged to meet us there, so we were a group of nine. Amanda, Darryl, Francesa, Gordie, Kara, Kim, Lorenzo, Tom and I were welcomed into the Members’ Gallery by Dr. Reza Moridi, the Member of Provincial Parliament for Richmond Hill. Dr. Moridi had invited us because he was making a special tribute, in front of the sitting Parliament, to L’Arche Daybreak in celebration of our 40th Anniversary. The session of Parliament opened with the Speaker inviting Dr. Moridi to introduce us, which he did personally, announcing each of our names. One by one, we stood to face the legislators in the grand, historic chamber. Dr. Moridi delivered a beautiful tribute to Daybreak. It was a very special afternoon!

-Carl MacMillan