I was pleased to join Eric Wang (Community Foundations), Anita Mercier (director of development at the Y), Victoria Robertson (Connect Youth), Rob Adams (YMCA of Eastern Ontario), and Trish Buote (United Way Leeds & Grenville) at the cheque presentation of the federal government's Emergency Community Support Funding - the United Way of Leeds and Grenville and the Brockville and Area Community Foundation gathered the fund and presented it to the YMCA of Eastern Ontario for the opening of a teen drop-in centre at the Brockville YMCA. It will be a great support for young people during these Covid times.August 10, 2020
We can all be proud of the many local small businesses in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. I appreciated dropping by 1000 Islands Brewery and having a great chat with Owain Devlin (brewmaster), Lucas Spencer (Co-owner) and Acting Mayor Matthew Wren as the brewery marked their 1-year anniversary. Cheers to your continued success!August 08, 2020
Earlier on this month, we celebrated HFI Pyrotechnics Inc. and the recent agreement with the federal government that they are now part of Canada’s Munitions Supply Program (MSP) - a much deserved designation. They are the first company added to the MSP in 40 years! This adds jobs and helps boost the local economy in Prescott! The late MP Gord Brown would be very pleased to see HFI Pyrotechnics Inc. obtain inclusion in the MSP supply chain as he was one of the first to initially advocate their cause. I and MPP Steve Clark presented congratulatory scrolls to mark this momentous occasion. Mayor Pat Sayeau was also attending.August 07, 2020
A major mistake was made. Who will be held accountable?
Today, Habitat for Humanity Thousand Islands held a key ceremony in Cardinal. I was honoured to be present and would like to thank and acknowledge Pam Little, Chair of the Board for HTI, and the many volunteers who gave (and continue giving) their time and labour so residents, like Josh Young and children Emmett & Isabella, can have a home within our communities. 🔨🧱🏡July 31, 2020
What a coincidence!
PM Trudeau gets elected
His mom gets paid $250,000
Watch as WE Charity's founders, Mark and Craig Kielburger, are questioned at the Finance Committee.July 28, 2020
My colleagues Pierre Poilievre, Michael Cooper and I are sending another letter to the Ethics Commissioner providing information about further potential breaches of the Act by Minister Morneau. Read the full letter below.July 23, 2020
Enjoyed dropping by local businesses in The Corporation of the Township of Front of Yonge with Mayor Roger Haley this past week - from touring Maple Leaf Campground with owner Adrian, learning from Phil about the BUSL Cider collection (Cheers!), visiting Mallorytown Pharmacy & Health Centre for a discussion with owner Mature Vadher, to finally stopping by Purcell's Freshmart which is a cornerstone of the community with over 32 years in business! Let's all SupportLocalJuly 19, 2020
Watch as Liberal MPs try to shut down the Ethics committee and cover up Justin Trudeau’s $900 million scandal.
Many thanks to Mayor Herb Scott for the opportunity to visit and hear from businesses in the Township of Athens. Started off chatting with John and Joanne from JJ's Country Diner; discussed the importance of local pharmacies at Athens Pharmasave Pharmacy with Alfred; met the new owners of Athens Peacock Restaurant, Alysha and Nathan; and visited Athens Hardware. We also had the chance to catch up with Ashlyn, a Canada Summer Jobs Student and manager at the Athens and Area Heritage Museum, and Sally from the Mural. Please remember to SupportLocalJuly 18, 2020