Your Monthly Update: January in Review

Each month, I send an email to constituents providing an update on what I have been working in Ottawa and in the Riding. See my monthly update below!

I thought you may be interested in what my team and I have been up to this last month! January was a busy, but exciting month in the riding full of community events, and very snowy weather.

Here are some of the highlights in case you missed them:

New Year’s Levee and Open House
Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to join me at our New Year’s Levee and Open House at my constituency office. Residents from across the riding came out to celebrate the New Year, meet my team and have conversations on how we can work to build a better Canada in 2019.

Thank you to Joanne Witt of Snap’d Richmond Hill for the great photo!

Canada’s Top 10 Federal Priorities – Survey Results
In December and January, I asked you to fill out a survey to rank Canada’s Top 10 Federal Priorities and let us know where you think the government should focus its attention and spend its time and money in 2019.  To those that filled out the survey, thank you for taking the time to invest in our democracy. See how the residents of Aurora–Oak Ridges–Richmond Hill ranked the priorities below, and read more about each priority on my website at www.leonaalleslev.ca.

Visiting Local Businesses and Community Organizations
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit local small businesses and community organizations across the riding to see how they’re doing, and to ask them how they think the federal government is doing. I had the pleasure of stopping by Aurora Family Shoe Repair, and speaking to local businesses and non-profit organizations at the weekly Connecting the Community meeting in Richmond Hill. I also had the opportunity to tour the Aurora Museum and Archive’s Play Hard, Fight Hard Exhibit and learn about the history of military in sport in Canada.  See what other businesses and organizations I visited in January on my Facebook page here and Instagram page here!

Taxes, Trade and Canada’s Competitiveness
Minister Morneau was a guest of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in my riding this month. It was very disconcerting that the Minister did not provide comprehensive answers to questions from local business leaders regarding the lifting of punishing steel and aluminum tariffs, prevention of further losses of foreign capital and measures to address challenges in Canada’s competitiveness. Our economic security is dependent upon a government that defines the right priorities and strong federal leadership that delivers on them. In my MP’s Report for January I spoke to the overwhelming message I am getting from constituents and local business leaders: Canadians feel our tax system is fundamentally unfair and broken. We currently face challenges with an unbalanced Canadian tax system that is both difficult to navigate and is putting Canadians behind, not ahead. Read my article in the Auroran here!

In light of the many constituents who have expressed concerns over this important topic, I would like to invite you to join us at my…

Date: Sunday February 24th, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: The Magna Room
Aurora Public Library
15145 Yonge Street
Aurora  

Our economic security is dependent upon a government that defines the right priorities and strong federal leadership that delivers on them. I invite you to join me to have these critical conversations and provide your feedback on this key priority for Canada in 2019.

As always, do not hesitate to contact me by email: Leona.Alleslev@parl.gc.ca, by phone: 905-773-8358, or drop by my constituency office at 12820 Yonge St., suite 202 in Richmond Hill. My team and I are always here to help.

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