On Friday, June 24, I`m hosting a discussion about Canada`s defence policy at a Town Hall at the Royal Canadian Legion, Hespeler Branch 272. An important part of our collaborative and transparent policy-making process, Town Halls seek to inform as well as engage everyone in the decisions that affect them.
Consulting Canadians about areas where the government will soon take action is crucial to ensure that people’s opinions and concerns are being listened to. I heard many viewpoints at our pre-budget Town Halls on February 8 and 10, in Cambridge and Kitchener. I also co-hosted discussions about medical assistance in dying on May 15 and 24 in Cambridge and Kitchener with my friends and colleagues, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, P.C., M.P. (Waterloo), Bryan May, M.P. (Cambridge), and Raj Saini, M.P. (Kitchener Centre).
Following the summer recess of the House of Commons, I am continuing to consult on a variety of topics. There will be Town Halls on: immigration policy with the special participation of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable John McCallum; electoral reform; climate change; Canada Post; employment insurance; the second phase of our infrastructure investment plan, and veterans affairs.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in policy development and to contribute to the ongoing discussion about our political system. To learn about dates and locations of our next Town Halls, visit my Facebook page Facebook page, or my Twitter feed, or on this website, where you can see notices of upcoming Town Halls, or you can subscribe to email updates.
I look forward to meeting with you and hearing your views.
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