Christmas Message 2017
I wish everybody in Kanata-Carleton an absolutely wonderful holiday season and an even better new year. Best wishes for 2018!
Thanking Our Volunteers (08/12/17)
The incredible work of volunteers throughout Kanata-Carleton are a great part of what makes our community so wonderful. I would like to thank all the volunteers from Kanata-Carleton and across our nation. I hope your holidays are filled with joy.
Remembrance Day 2017
On November 11th, I urge all Canadians to seek out our veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces, as well as their families, and tell them how grateful you are for their sacrifice. Lest we forget.
Rememberance Day 2017 (09/11/17)
On November 11, we honour the valour and sacrifice of those Canadian men and women who have served and continue to serve in the defence of peace, the protection of Canada and her allies, as well as in the name of freedom and democracy
Invictus Games Toronto
Privileged and honoured to be at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 with heroes from Canada and around the world. Go Team Canada Go!
2017 Carp Fair (21/09/17)
I am very excited to be going to "the best little fair in Canada" in Carp next weekend. There will be great local food, exciting rides, and I will be there to have fun and answer all questions anyone might have.
Canada Day 2017
I want to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Canada Day. I hope to see you and your family at one of the many events being held in the Riding!
Flyby by the Snowbirds & Patrouille de France was spectacular !
LRT Phase 2 Funding
I was happy to join my colleagues as the Prime Minister announced funding for Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Ottawa, Stage 2. We will continue to support the LRT as it expands west to Kanata.
Ottawa Senators Playoffs (31/5/17)
I couldn't be happier that Kanata-Carleton's own Ottawa Senators are continuing to excite Canadians nationwide with their remarkable playoff run.
Go Sens Go!
Constance Bay Flooding (09/05/17)
While it is heartbreaking to see the loss of homes and property in Constance Bay, and other affected communities, it was still so inspiring to see the enormous outpouring of compassion and generosity.
The Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program has been activated in our region. For help please visit http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page13760.aspx
Canadian Agriculture Safety Week (10/03/17)
Canadian Agriculture Safety Week is an annual public awareness campaign designed to help farmers adopt smart, and safe practices.
I encourage everyone with an occupation that is in any way related to agriculture to check out the website for the Canadian Agriculture Safety Week.
Last week I had the opportinty to rise in the House of Commons and talk about the dangers of pointing lasers at airplanes. Thank you to my colleague David McGuinty for asking about this important issue.
Opening Remarks AV TechNologies
I had the opportunity to give the opening remarks at the #AVSummit and listen to the AV Technologies seminar. The seminar included Thierry Klein from Nokia, Grant Courville from QNX, and Laura Dierker from Neptec Technologies. This summit reinforced my belief that our community has some of the most talented visionaries and our companies have the ability to be leaders in this field.
I will continue to work hard to support this industry as it continues to grow at an impressive pace.
Contributions Of Canadian Forces Worldwide (05/02/17)
Over the past two weeks I had the opportunity to welcome home Canadian Forces from Operation Unifier, and Operation Provision.
Thank you to all veteran and active duty members of the Canadian Forces.
I want to wish everyone a great holiday season. We are working on exciting projects for the new year.
Local Food Banks (28/11/17)
Today I spoke in the house about the need to support local food banks this holiday season. We are in need of more volunteers this Saturday, 3 December to help the Kanata Food Cupboard from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at 340 Legget Drive.
CTV Interview with Don Martin
It eas great to chat with Don Martin about my background and how I became a Member of Parliment.
Courtesy of CTV’s Power Play with Don Martin
Valentines For Veterans (07/02/17)
I had the privilege of joining school children in Kanata as they prepared valentines for veterans. I also received envelopes from schools throughout our community filled with valentines for veterans.
Every year, Canadian schools and organizations are invited to make valentines for veterans.
These valentines are then distributed to veterans in long-term care facilities across the country in time for February 14
Valentines For Veterans is an absolutely wonderful initiative and a great way for us to show our thanks and gratitude to those who have served our country.
Veterans Week 2016 (03/11/16)
Canada's veterans have always served with unparalleled courage, selflessness, and service.
This week I encourage all Canadians to seek out active duty and veterans members of the Canadian Forces to say thank you. For it was there service and sacrifice that gave us the immeasurable gift of this great country.
I hope everyone has a chance to think about the tremendous sacrifices that veterans have made throughout the years. Please take a moment to thank a veteran and their family for their service. #RememberThem
Veterans Among Us (26/10/16)
Rose in the House today to call on Military, RCMP and First Responder Veterans to wear their medals and insignia on 1 and 30 November as part of "Veterans Among Us", and to call on Canadians to thank these Veterans for their service
I hope to see you tomorrow. #RememberThem
Thank you to everyone who made this possible. It is a great honour to be able to serve the great community of Kanata-Carleton!
Join me at the Carp Fair (22/09/16)
Come join me at the Carp fair!
Eid Mubarak greetings
I would like to wish Eid Mubarak to our brothers and sisters in the Muslim community across our country, and in our riding of Kanata-Carleton. Eid al-Fitr is a special occasion that provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the principles of peace, forgiveness, and unity and allows us to recommit to the core values of charity and helping those in need. I wish everyone love, health and enough happiness to share. Eid Mubarak!
Happy Canada Day
I want to wish everyone a happy Canada Day!
Theatre Honours Canadian Forces Squadrons (08/06/16)
I am so proud to rise today to recognize that the governor-general has approved theatre honours to Canadian forces squadrons for their work in south-west Asia and Afghanistan.
Chris Phillips Thank You (03/06/17)
Today I had the opportunity to rise in the House of Commons and recognize a champion in our community, Chris Phillips. Chris and his wife, Erin, support over 20 charities. Thank you for your service to Ottawa and happy retirement.
Kanata Community Awards (06/05/16)
I had the chance to stand up in the House of Commons and congratulate all of the community volunteers who were recognized for their efforts at the Kanata North Community awards. I continue to be so thankful for all those people who choose to volunteer to make their Community a better place.
Operation PROVISION Welcome Home
Happy to be welcoming Canadian Armed Forces members from Canadian Forces Health Services Group, deployed on Operation PROVISION, as they arrive in Ottawa.
Operation PROVISION is the Canadian Armed Forces support to the Government of Canada’s initiative to resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees in Canada by the end of February 2016.
2016 Brussels Terrorist Attacks ( 22/03/16)
Like all Canadians I was shocked and saddened to learn of the terror attacks in Brussels. As allies and friends Belgians should know that all Canadians are standing shoulder to shoulder with them today.
StuStrong Thank You (07/03/16)
Stu Schwartz is a leader in our community. Thank you for all of your hard work.
Karen McCrimmon Pink Shirt Day Video 2016
I’m wearing pink because I believe we all need to step up and act now to end bullying in our schools, workplaces and communities!
House of Commons ISL Mission
Today I spoke in the House of Commons about our future mission against ISL and the invaluable work our Canadian Armed Forces is providing local forces and our international partners. The members of the Canadian Armed Forces are setting the conditions for long term peace, stability and prosperity.
Around The Community – This Weekend
I had a busy and terrific weekend around the community!
Saturday started off with visits to two Christmas sales at local churches; Glen Cairn and St.Paul’s. Afterwards it was off to the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Santa Claus Parade. Later that evening, my team met up and helped support the Kanata Food Cupboard with the bus-unloading.I also had the distinct pleasure to attend the Aboriginal Veteran Winter Solstice Feast and Celebration and had the honor to pin medals to distinguished aboriginal veterans and listen to the concerns of those attending regarding veterans’ issues.
On Sunday, I rallied together members of my team, took to the streets, knocked on doors around Bridlewood, and had great conversations with constituents.
Holiday Greetings! (2016)
I wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season! All the best for 2016.
HoC December 10
I had the chance to speak for the first time in the House of Commons. I would like to thank the people of Kanata-Carleton for having placed their faith in me and I look forward to serve them as their representative. I spoke on the importance of finding a long term solution for the fight against ISIS that works together with our allies to find a meaningful long term solution.