Constituent Town Hall
Please join me at our next Town Hall on Sunday, 28 May from 2-4 pm at the Richcraft Centre, 4101 Innovation Drive in Kanata. I look forward to discussing a broad array of topics and answering your questions.
This past week I had the opportunity to wish Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistan’s first female civilian pilot and founder of Dreams Soar Inc., the best of luck as she embarks on a solo flight around the world. This is truly an inspirational story of courage and compassion. I wished her safe travels and hope the skies remain clear and the tailwinds remain favourable as she pursues her dream; to inspire and empower young women into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
This past week our government took important steps to your rights as air passengers and improve our rail system to get products to market quickly and safely. Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, includes new Air Passenger Rights to establish clear standards for all travellers. This bill will protect you from being bumped involuntarily due to overbooking – making sure you get where you need to be. For families, it means you won’t have to pay extra to have your kids sitting close to you. Moving Canadian products is important to growing our economy, and #Transportation2030 ensures we have a reliable rail system to do that. You can read more about this legislator at: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/future-transportation-canada.html
David Smith Youth Treatment Centre
I was thrilled to join so many at the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation fundraiser – the 3rd annual Wild West Jamboree! The Wild West Jamboree was supported by so many incredible volunteers who are committed to helping young Canadians who need our help. What a fantastic BBQ, bucking bronco, line dancing, silent and live auction, and one big ol’ barn party!Thank you Dave Smith for everything that you do for our community.
I want to send a special thanks to Inderpreet Singh for showing me the set-up at Aberdeen Square, Lansdowne Park for the celebration of the Ottawa India Film Festival Awards (OIFFA). The event is a wonderful celebration in India culture and film.