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Local Businesses Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

Local Businesses Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

August 2020 is a milestone year for two amazing local businesses.

For 25 years, the Lockett family has been serving Prescott and area their daily dose of Tim Hortons. I joined Councillors from the Town of Prescott, Ontario (Official) to mark the occasion with the Lockett family. Congratulations as you and all your staff celebrate this quarter-century milestone!

I also extend congratulations to Jim, Linda, & Nick Kafenzakis and their family on 50 years of delicious food at Luna Pizzeria! To mark this milestone, I joined MPP Steve Clark & the Premier in celebrating with the family.

August 22, 2020

Support Local: Township of Rideau Lakes (Elgin)

Support Local: Township of Rideau Lakes (Elgin)

August 19, 2020: It was a beautiful afternoon to tour Elgin in the Township of Rideau Lakes! Mayor Arie Hoogenboom and I checked in with Dan O’Farrell at Elgin Pharmacy; dropped by Scotland Funeral Home to chat with owner Roger Merkley; discussed this year’s harvest and challenges with Jim & Pam Cairncross at Cairnbrae Elevator; and no tour of Elgin would be complete without stopping by Rideau Restaurant & Pizzeria, owned and operated by Spiros Antonakos and his family! Remember to get out and support local!

August 20, 2020

Trudeau Prorogues Parliament and Shuts Down Investigations into Liberal Scandals

Trudeau Prorogues Parliament and Shuts Down Investigations into Liberal Scandals

In 2019 the Liberals used their majority to shut down hearings on the SNC Lavalin scandal. Now Justin Trudeau has prorogued parliament to shut down the hearings in the WE scandal.

MUST WATCH: MP Michael Barrett and MP Pierre Poilievre speak to Justin Trudeau's shutting down the investigations into his corruption:

August 19, 2020

Youth Centre Funding through Emergency Community Support Fund

Youth Centre Funding through Emergency Community Support Fund

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

1000 Islands Brewery Celebrates First Year Anniversary

1000 Islands Brewery Celebrates First Year Anniversary

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

HFI Pyrotechnics joins Canada's Munitions Supply Program

HFI Pyrotechnics joins Canada's Munitions Supply Program

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

Major Mistake - Where is the Accountability?

Major Mistake - Where is the Accountability?

A major mistake was made. Who will be held accountable?

July 31, 2020

Habitat for Humanity Key Ceremony - Building Success in Our Communities

Habitat for Humanity Key Ceremony - Building Success in Our Communities

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!

What a Coincidence!

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

Another Day, Another Letter to the Ethics Commissioner re: Minister of Finance

Another Day, Another Letter to the Ethics Commissioner re: Minister of Finance

My colleagues Pierre PoilievreMichael 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