I was happy to spend some time in the riding the past couple of weeks. I had the privilege of lighting the Grand Menorah with Rabbi Michoel Gershzon and Chabad of Kanata in honour of Hanukkah. Chag Sameach to everyone celebrating! Thank you Councillor Hubley for inviting me on one of your holiday Wagon Rides! What a festive activity it was to get ready for Christmas. And thank you Councillor El-Chantiry for the beautiful tree lighting in Dunrobin. Our communities are all lit up for the holidays! Last but not least, I was so happy to join the Tiny Hoppers Bridlewood Kanata daycare center for their Christmas concert.
Thank you to the students at École élémentaire catholique Élisabeth-Bruyére and Saint Isidore Roman Catholic Church in Kanata for your insightful questions on a wide range of topics. I was thrilled to learn about all the issues you care about most, from what we can do for the most vulnerable Canadians and for the environment. I even got to practice my French! Merci!
DRS Technologies Ltd:
I paid a visit to DRS Technologies Ltd.’s facility in Kanata for a tour of their production floor and naval systems integration lab. I am always happy to see for myself the innovation and creativity at work right here in the riding. Thank you for the tour and keep up the good work!
Keep Ottawa Warm:
Thank you very much to everyone who donated winter clothing for the #KeepOttawaWarm campaign! Donated items have gone to the Ottawa Mission, Shepherds of Good Hope, and Cornerstone Housing for Women. We received an amazing amount of donations over the past few weeks. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Launching Canada Summer Jobs – employers now apply!
Starting now, the employer application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2018 is now open. The Canada Summer Jobs program provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for students aged 15 to 30. The CSJ employer application period will run from December 19, 2017 to February 2, 2018, so that students may be hired beginning in April 2018.
Summer Leadership Program:
Calling on all young Canadians with diverse backgrounds and experiences: applications are now open for the 2018 Summer Leadership Program! The program gives young people an opportunity to contribute to our team while gaining vital job experience serving in the offices of Members of Parliament, Ministers’ Offices, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Liberal Research Bureau. Applicants must have completed high school and be available to work full-time in Ottawa from April 30th – August 24th, 2018.