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October 27, 2016: Federal Report; Could YOU be a House of Commons page?

October 27, 2016: Federal Report;
Could YOU be a House of Commons page?

By Catherine McKenna, MP, Ottawa Centre.

This fall has been an extremely busy one. Although my portfolio as a Cabinet Minister has been front and centre in the last month, I remain very much focused on Ottawa Centre and working with the amazing individuals and organizations that are collectively doing so much to improve quality of life in the riding. Through “Coffee with Catherine” and town hall events, I have had thought-provoking discussions with hundreds of Ottawa Centre residents. I really appreciate that so many of you have taken time out of your busy schedules to talk to me about issues that are really important to you. My office will continue to publicize upcoming events at www.CatherineMcKennaMP.ca and through social media.

With Parliament back in session, Question Period has become a significant focal point. If you would like to obtain tickets to a future Question Period session, please complete the form on my website or call my Parliament Hill office at 613-996-5322 .

House of Commons Page Program.
On October 3, the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Honourable Geoff Regan, announced the launch of the 2017 – 2018 recruitment campaign for the House of Commons Page Program. Each year 40 students are selected from high schools and CEGEPs across Canada to work as parliamentary pages. The deadline for applications is December 5, 2016. For more information please visit http://www.parl.gc.ca/Employment/House/PageProgram .

Citizenship Ceremony.
On October 12, I had the honour of representing the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship at a ceremony for 60 new citizens at the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region. It was both heartwarming and poignant to see these new citizens, many who have made enormous sacrifices to move to our country, realize the unique freedom and opportunity that comes with being Canadian. As our Prime Minister has said many times, our diversity makes us a stronger nation.

Calendar Updates.
If you are aware of community events taking place in Ottawa Centre that I can publicize in my e-newsletter, please contact me at catherine.mckenna@parl.gc.ca .

Keep in Touch with Us.
We want to hear what issues are important to you, so please feel free to get in touch with our office at 613-946-8682 or Catherine.McKenna@parl.gc.ca. You can sign up for my e-newsletter at: http://cmckenna.liberal.ca/email-updates/ and follow us on Facebook at McKenna.Ottawa and Twitter @CmcKennaOttawa .

For the full text of Catherine McKenna’s Federal Report, visit Newswest.org .

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