New Investment in Ottawa
Kanata will be welcoming a new business to our community’s growing tech sector as Ford Motor Company announced that it will be establishing a Research and Development (R&D) Centre in the city. Building the R&D Centre is part of a larger investment that will be devoted to developing autonomous and connected vehicles. This is further recognition of the tremendous depth that our city has in the technology sector, and will create terrific middle-class jobs!
Venta Flag Presentation
I had the honour of presenting to the ‘Vimy 100’ students of Venta Preparatory School a Canada Flag that had flown atop the Peace Tower. The students will take the flag with them to the Vimy Ridge 100th anniversary ceremonies. I’m sure they will be excellent representatives of the youth of Canada. I wish them all the best in their travels through France, the Netherlands and at Vimy. Bon Voyage!
I had the pleasure of attending the Discover TechNATA technology expo and talent hunt, organized by the Kanata North Business Association. Mayor Jim Watson was also on-hand to witness the tremendous talent that exists within Kanata’s technology community. Representatives from almost fifty businesses, six academic institutions, and countless job-seekers all helped cap off a fantastic expo that expertly showed-off our region’s growing expertise and success in the technology sector.
I had the opportunity to tour the Renaissance Repair and Supply office in Kanata. Renaissance is one of the many businesses in our riding that have seen success in capitalizing on a unique, previously undersupplied sector of the technology industry. Their ingenuity has proven successful in creating new opportunities within the technology sector of our economy. My thanks to everyone at Renaissance for a great visit.
I would like to remind everyone that our office is still hosting free tax clinics in conjunction with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program until 25 April. Tax clinics in Kanata will be held in our Constituency Office on Tuesdays, and one more session will be held in Fitzroy Harbour on Thursday, April 13th. Appointments are required. Visit kmccrimmon.liberal.ca/news-nouvelles/free-tax-clinics for more details and how to register. I would like to thank the volunteers who have donated their time helping 67 residents to-date.