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Canadians Need Answers, Now more than Ever

Canadians Need Answers, Now more than Ever

Canadians are in search of answers now more than ever, and they deserve accountable government.

February 12, 2021

Meeting with Local Dairy Farmer Representatives

Meeting with Local Dairy Farmer Representatives

Thank you to Dairy Farmers of Canada, Dairy Farmers of Ontario, and Leeds-Grenville dairy farmer John Wynands for the opportunity to talk about the work of our farmers who are providing for our communities and toward food security in Canada.🐄

February 09, 2021

Virtual Class Visit - 5 & 6, St Edward Catholic School

Virtual Class Visit - 5 & 6, St Edward Catholic School

Thank you to St. Edward Catholic School 5&6 class (Westport, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario) for a chance to discuss community involvement and Canadian Government. They were a fun group of young people that I hope to visit again! Thanks also to CIVIX Canada for helping to facilitate the meeting.

#RepDay

February 09, 2021

1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber Annual Breakfast Meeting

1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber Annual Breakfast Meeting

Important conversation with 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce this morning about the great efforts local businesses and workers are taking to ensure they can safely provide services and goods for our community. It’s our businesses and our workers who are going to lead our economic recovery, and we need to give them the tools and support to do that.

February 08, 2021

The need for Liberals to be transparent

The need for Liberals to be transparent

More disappointing delays from this government means Canadians are left to worry about their health, business remain closed, and we’re stuck facing limits on our freedoms.
I spoke on CPAC about the need for the Liberals to be transparent with Canadians on how they will fix this.

February 06, 2021

Bell Let's Talk Day

Bell Let's Talk Day

It’s okay to not be okay. Mental health is more important than ever and today on #BellLetsTalk day and everyday, let’s continue the conversations to support those living with mental health. Let’s talk and let’s also listen. #BellLetsTalk

January 28, 2021

Funding to Support Local Legions

January 15, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brockville, ON – Today, Michael Barrett, Member of Parliament for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand—Islands and Rideau Lakes, announced nearly $108,000 in federal funding to support Royal Canadian Legion branches across the community.

This is the first allocation of the Veterans Organizations Emergency Relief Fund with money distributed through Dominion Command, totaling $107,978.33 to these local legions who applied:

 

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105 Cardinal – $10,845.05

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 484 Mallorytown – $10,845.05

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97 Fort Wellington – $10,845.05

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 604 Spencerville – $9,000.00

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 475 Kitley/Toledo – $10,845.05

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212 Kemptville – $10,845.05

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 245 Merrickville – $3,313.00

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 231 Rideau Lakes – $9,750.00

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 491 Seeley's Bay – $10,000.00

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 96 Brockville – $10,845.05

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 92 Col. Russell H. Britton – $10,845.05

 

“We have been pushing the government for this critical support to Royal Canadian Legions, and thanks to the advocacy of veterans organizations like our local branches and community members, I am pleased to be able to deliver funding to Legions across our community that will make it possible for the dedicated staff and volunteers to keep doing the great work of supporting veterans and their families,” said MP Barrett.

As a result of COVID-19, many Legion branches across Canada are closed and have faced financial difficulty. The funding announced will help with operational costs such as utilities, facility expenses, and wages.

“Ensuring that veterans and their families have the services and benefits they deserve will always be a priority, and I look forward to continuing the work with our local legions to deliver important services to support and honour our veterans,” added MP Barrett.

 

 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 475 Kitley/Toledo, President Mark Stevens:

“Branch 475 Kitley/Toledo is very relieved to receive this much needed financial assistance to weather the pandemic a while longer, so that we can continue our work to support Veterans and remain an important part of our community in the future.”

 

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 491 Seeley’s Bay, President Rob Fernell:

“The funding through the Veterans Organizations Emergency Relief Fund will keep our doors open during these difficult times and help us continue serving the community. We are thankful for MP Barrett’s assistance in pushing for this funding.”

 

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For more information:

Office of Michael Barrett, M.P.

[email protected]

613-992-8756

 

January 15, 2021

Important Update and Discussion on Gig Service Expansion

Important Update and Discussion on Gig Service Expansion

I joined federal, provincial, and municipal representatives for a presentation and discussion on the expansion of Gig service to 95% of homes in our region. It’s clear that reliable connectivity is essential. But in many places current speeds and service aren’t acceptable. It’s time for the Trudeau Liberals to work with communities and open up broadband funding.

January 08, 2021

Congratulating Local Food Truck - Grand Opening

Congratulating Local Food Truck - Grand Opening

Celebrating Curbalicious with MPP Steve Clark. It’s an amazing food truck open in Kemptville, where owners Tim and Marcie serve gourmet home style cuisine! Made for a great lunch!

January 06, 2021

Attending the virtual Westport Levee 2021

Attending the virtual Westport Levee 2021

A pleasure to join the community of Westport for an online New Year’s levee with Ontario’s LG Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Senator Boniface, MPP Steve Clark, and Dr. Paula Stewart.
Thanks to Mayor Robin Jones and her council for facilitating this informative and optimistic start to 2021! Happy New Year!

January 01, 2021