MPP Report ~ October 2020
My newsletter this month provides helpful background information and links to Ontario Government programs and services. It also provides the details of our community's Remembrance Day Services.
Each year I am honored to take part in local Remembrance Day activities. I have always had a reverence for those who came before us and fought for our freedom and democracy. The men and women who served deserve our respect for their willingness to defend their beliefs in the times when they were being challenged. Similarly, we must thank the Canadian Forces personnel who today serve around the world for their steadfast commitment to our country. It is so important that we continue to recognize and value the tremendous costs of our peace and freedom. For these significant reasons, November 11th is one day to pause and be grateful.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II, a horrific global conflict that exacted a heavy toll on mankind. More than one million Canadians served and of those approximately 42,000 were killed and another 55,000 wounded.
Please wear a poppy to honour of and respect for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives for our liberties. On November 11th, please take a moment. Lest we forget.
If I can be of any assistance, or you just wish to discuss an issue or a community matter, please connect with my Community Office. Stay in touch,
P.S. - Wondering about what needs to be considered regarding Halloween this year? Here are details from Ottawa Public Health on being HalloWise on Saturday.