Saturday, September 13, 2014
Ottawa, ON – Today, Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre celebrated 10 years since taking his seat in the House of Commons with a free barbeque, speeches and music at the North Gower Community Centre. Event sponsors have raised over $8,000 for the Children’s Aid Foundation to pay for more than ten orphaned or adopted children to play registered sports. More than 400 guests and supporters attended to celebrate this special occasion.
Immigration Minister Chris Alexander also joined Pierre and serve up burgers to local residents.
Poilievre said of the occasion:
“The event is a chance to thank my constituents for the opportunity to serve them. Ten years ago, they made me their Member of Parliament and we’ve achieved much together. With the help of federal money, we built a bridge that makes Manotick more peaceful, saves time and gas, and makes two communities one. We lowered the federal rent on the Queensway Carleton Hospital to a dollar, leaving more money for patient care.
“I am thankful for the local farm family who gave me the idea for the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit; and also for the soldier from Osgoode, who told me that prisoners were getting better parental benefits than our troops—something we fixed with the Fairness for Military Families Act. We put the names of long-lost soldiers on our cenotaph and helped raise money to rebuild our burned-down legion.
“My hope is to keep our community strong, our taxes low and our country the best in the world.”