Small look at the events I was able to take part in around the community for the week of October 22-31
Kanata: New Hub for Autonomous Vehicles?
Congratulations to Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson
for her successful City Council motion to research and submit a plan to allow autonomous vehicle testing in the Kanata North Business Park. I fully support the initiation to establish Kanata as the centre of excellence for driverless cars. This type of innovation is not new to Kanata, and we are so lucky to have so many great companies in our Riding, developing and implementing cutting edge technology to improve the lives of all Canadians.
New Business in Kanata!
Congratulations for the grand opening of Nu Caribbean on Castlefrank Road in Kanata! I was happy to join Mayor Jim Watson and councilor Allan Hubley to celebrate small business in Kanata-Carleton. Ontario Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting I was thrilled to attend the OFA dinner and speak to many of the farmers in our riding. It is so important to recognize how critical the agricultural sector is, both in our riding and in our country. It was great to speak to them and exchange ideas on how we can improve and enhance the agricultural industry.
Women’s History Month
As part of the ongoing celebration of Women’s History Month, I was honoured to speak and moderate a discussion at the “famous5 lunch” with “the Veteran,the General, the Chief and the Commissioner.” The Veteran (myself), the General (Lieutenant General Christine Whitecross, Commander of Military Personnel Command), the Chief (Ms. Greta Bossenmaier, Chief of the Communications Security Establishment) & Commissioner (Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas) – together we had a great discussion on the career possibilities for women.
I had the privilege of speaking in the House this week about the “Veterans Among Us” campaign. Veterans of the Canadian Forces, RCMP and First Responders are requested to wear their medals and insignia on the 1st and 30th of November. This would provide an excellent opportunity for all Canadians to recognize and thank Veterans for their service.