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In the Riding: October 21st

What a fantastic week with more good news for Thunder Bay-Atikokan!

It all started with a visit to St. Ann Elementary School on Monday where I took questions from future voters in Ms. Bencharski’s Grade 4/5 class.

The students are learning about the different levels of government.

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark

Later in the day, I joined the Minister to announce a $2.1 million investment to help create 21 transitional housing units at the Matawa First Nations Training and Wellness Centre.

The renovated building will include a trades school, secondary school courses as well as family programming.

We capped off Minister Clark’s visit with valuable discussions with local stakeholders on addressing the housing supply needs in the city and district.

I am very fortunate to serve as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister.

Cardiovascular Surgery In Thunder Bay

On Wednesday I took part in the unveiling of the sign at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) marking the investment of our government to provide cardiovascular surgery in Thunder Bay.

To date $5.7 million dollars has been provided to assist in the various phases of this project.

This is great news for our region.

Associate Minister of Mental Health & Addictions Michael Tibollo

Minister Tibollo and I met with members of the DEK Foundation to discuss the addictions crisis in Thunder Bay.

We also had conversations with executives from the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA).

Minister Tibollo and I capped off the day with a reception with Bikiiwewining-Nindawaashishiiminaan where we had the opportunity to speak to residential school survivors and hear their stories.

Our government is committed to consult and support indigenous groups and communities as we work towards reconciliation.

United Way

I also stopped at the Sleeping Giant Brewery to take part in the Leaders of the Way reception.

Thank you to all the generous donors that support the great work that United Way does in our communities.

I look forward to talking with the executives of United Way to see how their organization and our government can continue to work together to achieve even better results for our region.

Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Finally I offer congratulations to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery for receiving funds through the Ontario Arts Council (OAC).

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You can also reach out to my office with your questions and concerns about our wonderful community.