Until Friday afternoon, all Donna Harpauer could think about was delivering her first budget in the Legislature.
Then Friday afternoon came.
And everything changed.
The province’s Finance Minister and MLA from Humboldt addressed the Legislature before presenting the budget and spoke about the tragic Humboldt Broncos crash.
“On this past Friday, Humboldt suffered it’s darkest day,” she said. “It’s the kind of unimaginable tragedy that no community should ever have to endure and that’s what I’ve been thinking about.”
Harpauer also spoke to about how thankful she is for the unity and leadership her community and those in the surrounding areas have shown in the wake of this crash.
“I’ve been thinking about the amazing leadership that I’ve seen in Humboldt, Tisdale, and Nipawin,” Harpauer says. “I’ve been thinking about all those parents; the one’s whose boys were injured, the one’s who received the worst news they ever could.”