January 26, 2016 - St. Thomas, ON - Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London
(EML) and Official Opposition Critic for Families, Children and Social Development,
met with Municipal Leaders from across the riding to discuss issues of importance
to each municipality.
Vecchio has been working hard representing her constituents in Elgin-Middlesex-London
hosting a variety of meetings throughout the riding. In advance of yesterday's meeting
with Municipal Leaders, Vecchio asked her constituents to provide input and suggested
topics for discussion during the meeting.
"We had very productive discussions with the Mayors and Municipal Councillors in
my riding," said Vecchio. "Discussing a variety of important issues affecting all
corners of EML."
The discussion focused on infrastructure and the broad needs of both urban and rural
residents. The participants also deliberated issues relating to safety and security;
employment; support for seniors, low-income families, newcomers, and new and expanding
businesses. The possible renegotiation of NAFTA and the impact that on Southwestern
Ontario was also examined.
Vecchio looks forward to bringing the concerns of EML Municipalities back to Ottawa
and continuing to work hard on behalf of all her constituents in Elgin-Middlesex-London.