Dedicated individuals honoured for volunteer work

The Barrie Examiner This is National Volunteer Week. Volunteers in Canada devote approximately two billion hours annually to volunteer activities. This volume of work is equivalent to about one million full-time jobs. Canadians are world leaders in generosity, volunteerism and the spirit of ... Full Article

MP John Brassard hands out 2017 Barrie-Innisfil Volunteer Awards

Click here for full PDF of Press Release Click below for full biographical profiles of each award winner. YOUTH AWARDS: Jake Vaz Will Finlayson Mackenzie Oliver INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: Monica Manzato Kathy Simpson Nino Di Cristo SENIOR AWARDS: Myrlene Boken Donna Wice Bill Sergeant Karl Daley ... Full Article

Remembering the heroic efforts at Vimy Ridge

The Barrie Examiner April 9 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, where great bravery and greater sacrifice took place as Canadian soldiers did what previous armies could not, seizing the Vimy Ridge back from the Germans. British and French forces had tried to recapture the ... Full Article

MP John Brassard Presents: Barrie-Innisfil Volunteer Awards

Press Release March 1, 2017 MP John Brassard Presents: Barrie-Innisfil Volunteer Awards When: 1:30-4:30, Wednesday April 26th, 2017 (During Volunteer Week) Where: Barrie Public Library, Painswick Branch 48 Dean Ave., Barrie L4N 0C2 Who: Constituents of Barrie-Innisfil (Barrie residents who ... Full Article

Motion more about politics than denouncing racism

The Barrie Examiner There are many issues before Parliament, but the matter my office has received the most feedback on lately is Motion 103. To be clear, the motion introduced by Mississauga-Erin Mills Liberal MP Iqra Khalid is neither a “bill” nor a “law.” It does not “introduce ... Full Article

Mental health needs to be shifted back to emergency room

The Barrie Examiner On Feb. 9, I will be rising in the House of Commons to speak in support of a Conservative colleague’s Private Member’s Bill during second reading. I was proud to second MP Todd Doherty’s bill when it was first introduced in January 2016 and I am happy it will finally ... Full Article

Happy new year to all in Barrie-Innisfil

The Barrie Examiner I hope everyone had a terrific Christmas. With the New Year upon us, I look back at 2016 as a very busy year and reflect on the amazing privilege it is to represent the people of Barrie-Innisfil as your Member of Parliament. In Ottawa this year, the Trudeau government ... Full Article