I keep working tirelessly at the Parliament and also with my provincial and municipal colleagues to protect our community from the impacts of COVID-19.
While my office is very busy, I encourage you to continue sharing your ideas, concerns and questions about federal programs and services, my team and I are available to serve you.
[Photo taken in 2019]
RAPID HOUSING INITIATIVE
Recent events have reminded us, more than ever, that nothing is more important than having a house, and that all Canadians deserve a safe and affordable place to call home. The Rapid Housing Initiative will help make this a reality for many and will provide up to $31.9 million in support to vulnerable people and families here in Ottawa.
By investing in affordable housing, we can create jobs and grow our middle class and build strong communities and boost our economic recovery. At the same time, we are also helping to reduce homelessness and support vulnerable Canadians. These new homes will be available quickly and will help to address the flu season and the second wave of COVID-19.
KICK OFF TO PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF ALEXANDRA BRIDGE
The National Capital Commission (NCC) and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) launched this week, the first phase of public consultations on the replacement of Alexandra Bridge, one of five interprovincial bridges in the National Capital Region. They are inviting all Canadians to participate in this online public consultation from November 3, 2020, to November 17, 2020.
The objective of this first consultation is to give the public an opportunity to:
learn about the Alexandra Bridge replacement project
share thoughts and concerns about how they feel they could be affected by the project
propose ideas to enhance any benefits or minimize any adverse effects related to the project
share thoughts on design guidelines for the replacement of the Alexandra Bridge
propose ideas as to how they think the history and built heritage of the bridge should be celebrated after its replacement.
Public engagement for this project will include several phases of public consultation at key stages of the planning and design process.
This project presents a unique opportunity to reimagine this vital connection between Ottawa and Gatineau, which offers one of the region’s most breathtaking views of Parliament. Located in the heart of the Capital on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe, the Alexandra Bridge occupies a space rich in symbolism and history.
RIDEAU- ROCKCLIFFE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE UPDATE
I want to thank the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre for the great work they are doing in our community. This pandemic has brought a lof of challenges in our community but this community centre has adapted andevolved to better meet the needs of our community. The programming at RRCRC is focused on both poverty reduction and community support and development. From these two pillars, this extraordinary centre is able to have a positive social impact by providing opportunities for the inclusion of community residents, while helping to enhance resiliency and support for the empowerment of all. This organization is having a huge impact in Ottawa-Vanier by serving over 12,000 people annually.
To find out more about Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre please visit their website at www.crcrr.org, call (613)745-0073 or email [email protected]. To donate please visit https://www.canadahelps.org and select Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre.