Town Hall Meeting:
I want to thank everyone who came out to the Town Hall Meeting at the Kanata Recreation Centre on 16 November. We had a great discussion on a broad variety of issues, and I very much appreciated the questions and feedback. It is clear that we have some priority issues for our Riding – for which I will continue to work hard: LRT, broadband communication, the economy – just to name a few. I would like to remind everyone that, for their personal issues, please contact my Constituency Office who can assist. I look forward to our next Town Hall – to be held in West Carleton, early in the new year.
TGIF For Mental Health:
I want to thank City Councillor Marianne Wilkinson for hosting a terrific event, TGIF for Mental Health, at Big Rig Brewery in Kanata. Along with Chris and Erin Phillips the event was held to help fundraising efforts towards improving mental health facilities at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. It was great to meet and chat with so many that turned out to help such a great cause. Thank you Marianne for the wonderful work you do for mental health.
Audi Eco Drive Pilot:
It was great to represent the Minister of Transport at the Audi Eco Drive Pilot this past week. The event was held to showcase Ottawa`s connected vehicle technology. In becoming a Smart City, the City of Ottawa has developed many different technologies that build towards an eco-friendlier future. The connected vehicle allows for its user to interact with city infrastructure, which will communicate to them best driving practices in a given situation, resulting in greater fuel efficiencies. The event demonstrated the City of Ottawa`s leadership and commitment to fostering a Smarter City, and I am proud that our community is taking such a leadership role in developing such technological achievements!
Speaking with Students:
It is always a pleasure speaking with students about the importance of youth engagement in politics. I would like to thank the Environmental Science students at Carleton University for inviting me to speak with them. We had a great discussion on environmental policy and governance.
Keep Ottawa Warm:
As the cold weather sets in, we must remember those in our communities who will be the most affected. I have joined the #KeepOttawaWarm campaign by placing a donation box outside my office door at 555 Legget Drive, Suite 121, for anyone to come by and donate their winter clothing. Donations will go to the Ottawa Mission, Shepherds of Good Hope, and Cornerstone Housing for Women. Please consider donating some clothing so that everyone can keep warm.