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MPP Report ~ September 2019 Issue 
 

The month of September has flashed by – and there are many highlights to report to you. Below you will see that the Ontario Transportation Minister visited Kanata-Carleton and learned first-hand of our local transportation challenges. Also, there was an exciting international launch in Kanata North that had the CAV industry sector again looking at the advancements in our community.

On September 21, our community marked a one-year anniversary of the fateful day when six tornadoes touched down in Dunrobin, West Carleton and through the National Capital Region. It was an emotional day for many.
 
With the Ontario Legislature not scheduled to return until next month, I have been enjoying being at home, meeting and talking with constituents. I am unable to cover all my monthly activities in this MPP Report but I do hope you get an idea of the variety of events taking place throughout our Kanata-Carleton community.
 
Let me take this opportunity to mention that if you want to arrange a meeting, or you are part of a community group that would like me to attend an event, contact my Community Office and make arrangements with my staff. (Office contact info is below - or you can fill out an online form to request a meeting or for me to attend an event.)  

Wishing you the best in these early days of autumn,

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To commemorate the efforts and the spirit of the community in Dunrobin - and throughout West Carleton - this bench was placed at the community centre. I was so pleased to be part of the first anniversary events and to share with the women of the Dunrobin and District Women's Institute (in photo) their memories of the caring response in the wake of the horrific storm that caused so much damage. I issued a brief statement to West Carleton constituents on the occasion of the first anniversary: 
https://www.merrileefullerton.ca/our_community_on_the_first_anniversary_of_the_tornadoes

The Ontario Transportation Minister was in Kanata for the CAV Canada Conference. While in our community, she met with Kanata North Business Association to discuss local high tech issues. The Minister also met with the City's Chair of Transit Commission Allan Hubley to discuss Ottawa transportation issues.

It was great to be at the CAV Canada Conference with Kanata's City Councillors Allan Hubley and Jenna Sudds. As is always the case, Kanata is well represented when it comes to high tech and local community issues!
It was exciting to recently be at the "Ride the Pod" international launch event in Kanata North. Ottawa L5, in partnership with Aurrigo and the Kanata North Business Association, hosted a wonderful ceremony to highlight to the world the autonomous vehicle technology progress being made at Kanata North's CAV cluster. It was a pleasure to be in the inaugural ride of the driverless pod with Sir Terry Matthews.
Thanks so much to the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre for an informative tour of the facilities. I appreciated the briefing regarding services the centre provides Kanata and West Carleton residents. There is a great deal going on at the WOCRC and I was pleased to showcase the centre and its work with my weekly Community Volunteer Initiative. Click here to see details of the WOCRC volunteer opportunities (scroll down through past features) and to learn more on the volunteer initiative itself. 
Earlier this month I presented a congratulatory certificate to Kanata Legion Branch #638 on celebrating its 30th anniversary. Our Kanata Legion members serve our community with honour and so it was especially pleasing to recognize this Branch.

If you are part of an organization, company or community group that would like to receive a congratulatory certificate, please connect with the Community Office. You can also submit a request for a certificate on-line by clicking here
I was pleased to participate in the opening ceremonial “dotting of the eyes” for the Dragon Boat Festival in Constance Bay, presented by the Ottawa River Canoe Club. Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers who make community events like this one happen. 
There was a great turnout at the Kinburn Corn Boil on Friday, September 6 -- even though we had damp, rainy weather. The corn was delicious and everybody was feeling good to be together to share the news of their first week back to school - and families' first week back into a Fall routine.
Thanks to the volunteers and organizers at Saint Gabriel’s annual Roast Beef Dinner on the evening of Saturday, September 14 in Constance Bay. I enjoyed speaking with everyone in the serving line!
I was happy to attend the annual parish feast at Holy Redeemer Church in Kanata South. It was a good chance to see some familiar faces and to meet new people in our community!

Contact my office if you wish for me to participate in a community event. I would love to attend if I can work it into my schedule. 
As your MPP, one of my key interests is the local health services for seniors in our community. In this past month I enjoyed speaking with both residents and exhibitors at the Kanata Expo 55+ (above), as well as touring the facilities and discussing health issues with residents, volunteers, and staff at Ottawa's Bruyere Village Saint Louis Residence (below).

And as you may have read.... the Ottawa Citizen printed an editorial piece conveying my vision for seniors' health services and care in our community: Fullerton: My vision for better long-term care in Ontario 
I am here to serve the residents of Kanata-Carleton when you need help with provincial programs and services. Please contact me and my staff at the local MPP Community Office:
  • if you need help with your driver’s licence, Ontario photo card, health card, birth certificate, name changes, or marriage certificate
  • if someone you know would like to receive a birthday, milestone anniversary, or congratulatory certificate
  • if you have a concern and wish to arrange a meeting or for me to visit your organization or place of business 
My contact information is below - and it is also found on my website - MerrileeFullerton.ca.


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