October 27th was a phenomenal night for me and it wouldn't have been possible without the
many volunteers who gave countless hours to support my campaign. Thank you to the many
who voted for me despite strong campaigns for change and have trusted me to continue to work
with them for this community. Kanata North is such an interesting ward with major
environmental, business and residential areas that make working as your Councillor always
interesting and challenging. Thank you all.

I am now back working on issues that you raised during the election and dealing with a number
of new developments. There are many items on which I would like to hear your opinions and
suggestions as well as information to share with you so I will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on
Wed Nov 12th at the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata in the Minto Room starting at 7 pm.
Planning items include the site plan for the new elementary school at Terry Fox and Old Second
Line Road; two new business buildings on Terry Fox near Innovation; a new building for the
Carpenter’s Union near the Outlet Mall, changes to the Richardson lands and the final site plan
and elevations for the Arcadia Retail development. Hear about our new climbing wall, the
opening of the Outlet Mall and its traffic issues, the opening of McDonalds, the KNL lands
including drainage options and studies underway for the design plan for the new community to
be built at the north end of Kanata North. Updates will also be presented from our community
policing officer, on what a ‘Lame Duck’ Council can do and on how I will be implementing the
commitments made during the election campaign. Go to my website to view the final agenda.

The frightening event that occurred on October 22nd at the National War Memorial makes it even
more important to participate in Remembrance Day events. In Kanata the Kanata Legion
organizes a moving event at the Kanata Cenotaph on Colchester. This year we will also be
remembering Cpl. Nathan Cirillo along with others who have given their lives for our country.
Please join me there and remember.

Yes it’s that time of the year. The annual Kanata Christmas Parade is on Saturday November
15th starting at 10 am from Terry Fox and Castlefrank to the Hazeldean Mall. Bring your food
and financial donations for the Kanata Food Cupboard and enjoy a great parade.

Kanata North is the new home of CENGN that will unleash the next wave of innovation that will
keep Canada at the forefront of communications technology. I was happy to participate in its
official opening and to learn more about how it will assist in further growth of technology jobs in
Kanata North.


TACK, the Transportation Action Committee Kanata that assists me by evaluating
cycling, pedestrian, transit and road needs for the community could use more members.
Contact my office for more information.
The City of Ottawa is currently recruiting for citizen members to serve on various
Committees and Boards. Details at or email
The Carp Landfill Community Liaison Committee that monitors the existing landfill has
an opening for a new member. Visit for information and submit your
resume to by Dec. 11th.