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March 2024 Monthly Overview

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Hunting and Fishing General Information for 2024

See new changes to the hunting and fishing regulations for 2024.

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2024 Budget: Building a Better Ontario

See our plan to rebuild Ontario’s economy while continuing to invest in housing enabled infrastructure, highways, transit, and healthcare.

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Investments in the Riding

Ontario Investing $1.8 Billion in Housing-Enabling Infrastructure

To bring home ownership into reach for more people, our government is building more homes, faster by increasing its investment in housing-enabling municipal infrastructure to more than $1.8 billion over three years.

This significant investment of over $1.8 billion in housing-enabling infrastructure funding will help our communities have the essential infrastructure in place to facilitate growth. It allows us to expedite construction and expand our vibrant communities across Ontario.

This critical investment also demonstrates that our government is listening to our communities and stakeholders by taking decisive steps to provide municipalities with the resources they need to build more homes faster.

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Transit Upgrades in Thunder Bay

Great news for the City of Thunder Bay!

I joined Minister Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria to announce a joint Federal, Provincial and Municipal government investment to upgrade Thunder Bays transit infrastructure!

The combined investment from all series of government total almost $19.5 million is crucial to help upgrade and improve Thunder Bays transit system.

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Grand opening of $30 Million Commercial Vehicle Inspection Station in Shuniah

I was pleased to join Minister Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria to announce the opening of the $30 million state-or-the-art facility commercial vehicle inspection station on Highway 11/17 in Shuniah.

This inspection station will play a critical role in addressing road safety in our community. It was great to connect with MTO officials at the opening and hearing how beneficial this inspection station will be to support their work in keeping our roads safe.

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Thunder Bay Pulp and Paper Welcomes $60 Million to Forest Biomass Program from the Ontario Government

Thunder Bay Pulp and Paper (TBPP) welcomes Ontario’s commitment of $60 million to the Forest Biomass Program. President Kent Ramsay hails this as a crucial step in supporting the forest supply chain.

“This is exactly the kind of initiative and public-private partnership that will support people throughout the forest supply chain, and a strong statement by our provincial government that we intend to compete and win in this vital sector for Ontario,” said Kent Ramsay, President of Thunder Bay Pulp and Paper and longtime forestry industry leader. “Our hundreds of employees here at Thunder Bay Pulp and Paper are working to strengthen and grow a world class mill, and thus we understand how important this announcement is for our industry.”

Ramsay singled-out local MPP Kevin Holland for his steadfast advocacy and support of the sector, and particularly his work on this provincial program.

“Kevin understands the broad and vital economic impact of the forest sector, and of a large anchor biorefinery, pulp and paper mill like TBPP,” says Ramsay. “He worked with Ministers Smith, Rickford and Pirie to advocate for this program to become a long-term initiative – and our region will benefit greatly from that.”

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Events in the Riding

Kam River Fighting Walleye Indigenous Game

Had a great time at Kam River Fighting Walleye team last Friday for their Indigenous game. Also, congratulations to Fort Hope Emergency Fund on receiving $2500 at the opening ceremonies.

Ontario Provincial Police 2024 Awards Ceremony

I would like to extend my thanks to the Ontario Provincial Police for inviting me to their 2024 Ontario Provincial Police – North West Region Awards Ceremony yesterday.

I was inspired by the stories I heard about officers and civilians who went above and beyond to save lives in our communities. Congratulations to all the award recipients on your well-deserved recognition. Your bravery, dedication and exemplary service to protecting and serving our communities do not go unnoticed.

I also had the pleasure of connecting with Commissioner Carrique, Deputy Commissioner Harkins, Deputy Commissioner Dart, Chief Superintendent MacKillop, and many other retired and active-duty officers at the event. It was a great opportunity to exchange thoughts and experiences with such esteemed members of law enforcement. Thank you to everyone at the Ontario Provincial Police for your outstanding service.

2nd Health Roundtable

We had our second Health Roundtable in Thunder Bay!

Roundtables like this are critical for change, the discussions we had today are crucial for me to help advocate on your behalf to make change in the health sector for the region.

Thank you to Jennifer from OHT and Chief Shane from Superior North EMS for hosting today’s roundtable and thank you to all the organizations for joining to help make change in our healthcare system.

I hope to continue these roundtables in the future to keep getting feedback on how I can best help support the healthcare sector.

Radical Stitch Beadwork Exhibition

I had the opportunity to visit the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and see the Radical Stitch beadwork exhibition before it ended on Sunday. The talent and creativeness shown in the artwork blew me away!

Each piece was not only beautifully crafted but also conveyed such depth of emotion and storytelling. I’m grateful to have seen such incredible artistry.

PDAC 2024

I had a great time at PDAC, I had the opportunity to participate in a meeting with the CEDC alongside representatives from Thunder Bay. I also stop by multiple booths and engage in some insightful discussions. It was great to connect with industry leaders and stakeholders, discussing key issues and opportunities for our community.

Northern Ontario Night

Had a good time at Northern Ontario Night yesterday, had some great conversations with ministers and stakeholders.

Minister Sarkaria Visit

It was a pleasure to have Minister Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria in Thunder Bay for the Transit Funding Announcement, the Grand Opening of the Vehicle Inspection Station and meeting with Local Police Services. looking forward to hosting you in the future for more great events!

Touring New Vehicle Inspection Station in Shuniah

After the announcement last Friday, Minister Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria and myself toured the new vehicle inspection station with District Enforcement Manager Mike Wells.

Meetings in Queens Park

Meeting with Canadian Academy of Osteopathy

I met with Matt Olsen and Zach Marchildon from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy . Thank you both for taking the time to meet with me at Queens Park!

Meeting with Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

Pleasure meeting with the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association today! Thank you for taking the time to meet with me to discuss important topics.

Meeting with Ontario Waterpower Association

I met with James Carter, John Atkinson and John Wynsna from the Ontario Waterpower Association. Thank you for taking time to meet with me at Queens Park!

Meeting with Insurance Bureau of Canada

I was happy to met with Amanda Dean, Vice-President of Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Ontario Region, as well as Josh Landau, Manager of Government Relations-Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Ontario Region.

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me at Queens Park!

Meeting with Canada Nickel Company

I was happy to meet with Mark Selby CEO, Sydney Oaks Director of Public Affairs, and Pierre-Philippe Dupont VP of Sustainability from the Canada Nickel Company.

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me for some great discussions at Queens Park.

Thank you for Visiting!

Thank you for visiting!

It was a pleasure to meet with you all, looking forward to future discussions.