Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise in the House today to congratulate Ms. Karen Dunham as the new president elect for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
For those who are not aware, the mission of MADD Canada is to stop impaired driving and support the victims of this violent crime.
Ms. Dunham has been an active member of the MADD Saint John and Area Chapter since 1997.
On September 8, 1998, Ms. Dunham's involvement in MADD Canada became more than just a membership, it became her reality. Her oldest son, Jonathan, and his best friend, Mike Green, were victims of an alcohol related crash. Having suffered serious injuries, today Jonathan is considered to be a miracle.
The strength, the courage and the selfless dedication Ms. Dunham has demonstrated in the face of adversity will no doubt ensure that she will serve as an excellent president elect of MADD.
I ask all members in the House to join me in congratulating MADD Canada's new president elect, Ms. Karen Dunham.