A Successful Town Hall – Let’s Talk #4
We had another terrific turnout for our 4th Town Hall of the year on September 14th. A broad range of issues were discussed, including Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare & Seniors, Veterans Issues, Electoral Reform, and Transportation. It is so important to listen to all voices, and I was inspired by the views of so many engaged constituents.
Eid al-Adha Celebration
It was great to celebrate Eid al-Adha on September 12th with Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and friends at the Ottawa Mosque. I was so happy to have spent time speaking with so many men and women at the Eid event. Imam Samy Metwally and the Ottawa Muslim Association have done so much for our community including blood clinics, food drives, and other important initiatives.
I was absolutely thrilled to meet the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, on September 13th to discuss important issues. As the first woman to become the finance minister of a G8 economy, and to become the head of the IMF, she is an inspiration to so many women and girls everywhere. During our meeting with colleagues we discussed our government’s economic program, and I was very happy to hear her praise for the program. We also talked about ways to provide more opportunities for women to attain senior leadership positions in business and government.
I am really looking forward to attending the “Best Little Fair in Canada” in Carp from September 22nd to 25th. As always there will be something for everyone – great live music, delicious food, contests and raffles, and agricultural shows where you can see all kinds of beautiful farm animals. I hope that you will join me for the 153rd annual Carp Fair!