One of my meetings today was with the team from the 1000 Islands & Johnstown Duty Free stores on Hill Island. These folks are a great example of the friendly and professional retailers that make up the small business landscape across our community.February 10, 2020
Always a great turnout for the sweetheart brunch put on by the community focused Knights of Columbus council of Holy Cross Church, Kemptville. Amanda and I enjoyed breakfast and conversation with MPP Steve Clark & Mayor Nancy Peckford. Thanks to all of the volunteers and sponsors!February 09, 2020
On February 6th, I had the opportunity to meet with Ethan Bos from North Grenville, a student from St Michael CHS. He shared his presentation on the Logan Boulet effect - and green shirt day on April 7th. It’s all about raising awareness, and increasing registration of consent for organ donation. It’s an honour to work with my colleague MP Len Webber, a longtime champion for this cause.February 07, 2020
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