Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to offer sincere congratulations to the Hon. Lois Hole, the new lieutenant governor of the province of Alberta and a resident of my riding of St. Albert.
Lois Hole is well known across Canada as the author of six best-selling books on gardening. She and her husband Ted are co-founders of Hole's Greenhouses and Gardens in St. Albert, perhaps the largest retail greenhouse operation in western Canada.
Not only is she known for her green thumb but also as a tireless advocate for education, serving as a trustee and chair of school boards in the St. Albert area, a member of the Athabasca University governing council and now the 16th chancellor of the University of Alberta.
Through her tireless work in the community, Lois Hole is recognized as a leader not only in St. Albert but across the province. She was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1998. I know she will serve Albertans well in her new role as lieutenant governor.
Once again, on behalf of the people of St. Albert, congratulations, Lois Hole.