Karen McCrimmon

Your member of parliament for


Karen McCrimmon

Your member of parliament for



What’s Happening – May 17th

This column was published in What's Happening on May 17th.

Congratulations What’s Happening!

I want to send huge congratulations to the whole team at What’s Happening for a successful first issue! Local newspapers are an integral part of our communities, where we can read about our neighbours, our volunteers, and keep up to date on the many exciting events taking place in our neighbourhoods. I am so pleased that West Carleton once again has a community paper to deliver our local news. Thank you to everyone who worked tirelessly to get this paper going and I look forward to following ‘what’s happening’ in West Carleton!

Carp Hills

I was happy to join Ducks Unlimited Canada and the City of Ottawa on behalf of the Honourable Minister Catherine McKenna to celebrate the joint acquisition and long-term conservation of the environmentally significant 440-acre Carp Hills property. As the city expands, the conservation of pristine landscapes in our communities is more important than ever for ensuring a healthy future for wildlife, people, and the planet!

Tax Clinics

I want to thank all of the amazing volunteers and everyone who came out to our Tax Clinics that were held throughout March and April, including a successful clinic at Bethel-St. Andrew’s United Church in Fitzroy Harbour. I am thrilled so many people were able to get the help they needed on their tax returns this year. Thank you to everyone who participated in the clinics and to all the volunteers who selflessly helped our neighbours in West Carleton.

Carp Ladies’ Night

I had a wonderful time at this year’s Carp “Wild West” Ladies’ Night! Thank you to the Carp Agricultural Society and everyone involved in organizing such a great event for us all. And thank you to everyone who came and sold out this year’s event, raising money for the West Carleton Food Bank and the Neighbourhood Tomato Program! I had a blast!

Spring Clean Up

It’s that time of year again where community members get together to help clean up our parks and public spaces. I was happy to join Councillor Councillor Allan Hubley, Mayor Jim Watson, and MPP Jack MacLaren for the Trailwest Community Association’s annual spring clean-up at Kristina Kiss Park. Thank you to everyone who has come out to help clean up our communities this spring! Let us all work together to keep our public spaces trash-free this summer!

Working for and Representing Kanata-Carleton

It is such an honour and privilege to serve as your Member of Parliament and I look forward to meeting and working with you all. Please feel free to contact our office at 613-592-3469 or by email at Karen.McCrimmon@parl.gc.ca. Please follow me on Facebook at karenmccrimmon.ca.