Mona Fortier
Hon. Mona Fortier
Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier
Newsletter,November 6th
November 6, 2020
MESSAGE FROM YOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
I hope everyone is staying warm during  these fall days before it starts snowing.

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]

POPPIES CAMPAIGN 
[PHOTO PRISE EN 2019]
This year, Remembrance  day  will be  a  very special one. 
With the pandemic, we know that our  veterans and their families need our  support more than ever.
We also have to thank them for the sacrifice that they did to make our country safe. So, in order to show your Support for veterans, you can purchase poppies at local stores or by giving online with the “give and remember” electronic boxes 
 
For more information on how to support Veterans and their families, visit: 

https://www.legion.ca/support-for-veterans 

LAUNCH OF THE OTTAWA-VANIER YOUTH COUNCIL
It is with great joy that I announce that this last Saturday, I launched the Ottawa-Vanier Youth Council.
This council is made up of a wide variety of ambitious young people, full of passion  and ready to contribute to the radiancy  of our community and our  country.
I am very excited to work with these young people and I am convinced that together we will build a community that is strong and more diverse than ever. 

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. 

 

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