MP Report: Back to Visiting the Riding
July 6th, 2011 - 3:59pm
Now that Parliament has finished sitting for the summer I am back to visiting throughout the riding.
I have attended graduations in The Pas, Cranberry Portage and Thompson. I had the chance to see first hand the hard work of many in preparing for rapidly rising water levels on Rall's Island and at Bracken Dam. I took part in the opening of the Beatrice Wilson Health Centre on OCN and the 15th Anniversary of the Kikiwak Inn. I had the chance to share in Canada Day events including the Trout Festival parade in Flin Flon and the festivities in Thompson. I have also visited Sagkeeng, Little Black River, Hollow Water, Manigotagan and Seymourville.
As MP I have always made it my top priority to visit throughout the riding on a regular basis. It gives me the opportunity to be part of so many community events and activities and to find out people's concerns.
During my visits I have talked to many people that have been following some of the key issues that were debated in the House of Commons. I received quite a lot of feedback about the Post Office lock out and the need to keep Canada Post public. I also received a lot of feedback about our campaign to save the Wheat Board and the Port of Churchill.
There was also a great deal of interest in the new political alignment in the House of Commons and the fact that I am now part of the Official Opposition.
During my visits I stressed the fact that as MP I will be continuing to focus on the issues that matter to our region. I will also be speaking out on the issues that are unique to each and every community in our region.
I look forward to visiting your community again soon as I continue my constituency visits in the future.