Karen McCrimmon

Your member of parliament for


Karen McCrimmon

Your member of parliament for



Around The Community – March 13-19

Small look at the events I was able to take part in around the community for the week of March 13-19.

Free Tax Clinic

Remember that our office will be hosting free tax clinics in conjunction with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program offered by the Canada Revenue Agency. I would like to remind residents of West Carleton that the clinics will be held in Fitzroy Harbour for two dates (23 March and 13 April from 12 – 4 pm).  The sessions will be held at the Bethel St. Andrew’s United Church.

Other clinics will be held in our Constituency Office on Tuesdays, until April 25, 2017. Eligible participants must have modest income levels and simple tax situations. Appointments are required, and confirmation of registration will be provided by the Constituency Office. The sessions will be held in both Kanata and Fitzroy Harbour.  Visit kmccrimmon.liberal.ca/news-nouvelles/free-tax-clinics for more details and how to register.

Seniors’ Luncheon

I was so happy to join the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre and community volunteers who hosted a wonderful lunch for seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in our community – at the Mlacak Centre. This is such a great community event and it was terrific to speak to so many people who braved the weather to attend.

Ottawa Valley Farm Show

I had the pleasure of attending the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Farm Show. Thank you to Lindsay for the tour of the show grounds and the knowledgeable insight into the everyday operation of farming and agriculture. It was a pleasure to once again meet OFA President Keith Currie and continue our discussion on the issues affecting Canadian farmers.

Buckham’s Bay Fishing Derby

I was so happy to see all the people who came out and participated in the Buckham’s Bay Fishing Derby. Those who attended braved the chilly sub-zero conditions, and spirits were kept up with a resolute determination to win what may likely be the final derby of the season. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to the organizers who put on a magnificent derby.

Kongsberg Geospatial Campus Tour

Thank you to CEO Ranald McGillis and his team at Kongsberg Geospatial for taking me on a tour of their wonderful campus. It was marvellous to witness first-hand the excellent work being done right here in Kanata. Kongsberg Geospatial builds precision real-time software used for mapping, geospatial visualization, and situational awareness; and is also an important member of our region’s renowned tech community.