It is an honour, once again, to be elected to represent the people of the federal riding of BC Southern Interior in the House of Commons in Ottawa.
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Alex in the News....
Excerpt from an article by Grant Robertson in the Sun Times, March 5, 2010
"... I will close with one MP who is, without exaggeration, simply the most humble, caring and hard working politician I have met, regardless of party. Alex Atamanenko is the Federal NDP Agriculture Critic and the MP for B.C. Southern Interior. Atamanenko has worked amazingly hard traveling across the country talking to farmers and others about a food policy for Canada. His knowledge has become deep and impressive. But here is a story I would like to relate about him that describes his character. Several years ago Atamanenko was invited to an NFU AGM, along with representatives of other political parties. When his time was over he hung around to listen to other speakers. When the meeting was over, he was still there helping to clean up and put away chairs. Tell me how many politicians you know who would do that.
We have some good people working for our interests in the political arena and they cut across all party lines. If we took voting as seriously and with as much pride as we do who wins Olympic medals we might even have more of them. "
Grant Robertson is a senior elected official with the National Farmers Union-Ontario and a national board member of the NFU. Robertson and his family farm near Paisley. firstname.lastname@example.org