Beautiful weather for the kick off of Frost Fest in Seeley’s Bay with MPP Steve Clark, Mayor Corinna Smith-Gatcke and members of council. Thanks to members of the TLTI Fire Department and to the event volunteers for putting on this outstanding annual event.February 04, 2020
Was happy to participate in the launch of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Program at the Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre. This program will support 225 women in business and provide highly valuable training - at no cost to the participants. This type of federally sponsored initiative can have a tremendously positive impact on our community.February 04, 2020
Thanks to the 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to their annual breakfast to discuss the many reasons to be excited about our region. The work that chamber members do is tremendous - growing the local economy, creating jobs, and working together for the betterment of our community.
During the first meeting of the Special Committee on Canada-China relations, I stressed the importance of working expeditiously because the costs to Canadians are too high to continue. Canada’s relationship with China is a diplomatic crisis with no end in sight.
We called for the Canadian Ambassador to China to appear as the committee’s first witness.
The webcast is available here: https://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/…/PowerBrowser…/20200120/-1/32511…January 28, 2020
Was honoured to attend the Prescott Knights of Columbus Special Olympics Flag Relay with local dignitaries. Big thanks to the Knights, the Prescott Legion, and to our Ontario Provincial Police & RCMP for celebrating our Special Olympics athletes!January 28, 2020
The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus meeting provided a great opportunity to hear updates and to discuss shared regional priorities for 2020. Working together we can ensure prosperity and economic growth for our region.January 28, 2020
Was happy to take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony today with MPP Steve Clark, Mayor Baker, and the project sponsors and organizers. Thank you to P&G Brockville, the Brockville Winter Classic, Brockville Rotary, and all involved for making this community dream a reality.January 28, 2020
Thanks to the Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce for organizing the annual MPP update breakfast. Exciting to hear the highlights from 2019, and what’s on the horizon in 2020. Looking forward to continue working with MPP Clark and local mayors to strengthen our community.January 06, 2020
Today, elected representatives from Canada and the US participated in discussion with IJC US Commissioner and Co-Chair, Jane Corwin. Together with MP Eric Duncan, MPP Steve Clark and our American colleagues we discussed the ongoing high water issue and the negative impact Plan 2014 has on our communities. Big thanks to NY Assemblyman Mark Walczyk for hosting the event, and for the invitation.January 03, 2020
It was a great way to start 2020 by taking part in the annual New Years Levees in Brockville & Prescott with MPP Steve Clark and local leaders. Thanks to the volunteers and community builders who make Leeds-Grenville-1000 Islands & Rideau Lakes a truly wonderful place to live!January 03, 2020