2017 John Simcoe Awards

Dear Constituents of Simcoe-Grey,

John Graves Simcoe was a British army officer and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. John Simcoe dedicated his life to making Canada the best place in the world to live.

Within the riding of Simcoe Grey, we have many dedicated people who enrich the lives of others by performing selfless volunteer work. If it wasn’t for these volunteers, our community would not be what it is today.

The John Simcoe Award will be presented to a wide range of constituents – young person, an adult, a senior, a business and a service club that have made a difference in Simcoe-Grey. These people will have gone above and beyond in making a positive difference in the lives of others through volunteering.

All nomination forms must be submitted by 4:00pm on February 10th, 2017. A congratulatory ceremony and reception will be held for recipients and their guests in March 2017.

Nomination forms can be found here: 2017 John Simcoe Awards Nomination Form

Hon. Dr. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., MD, MBA, FRCS(C)
MP, Simcoe – Grey
501 Hume Street, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 4H8
Kellie.leitch.c1b@parl.gc.ca

Statement on International Women’s Day 2016

For Immediate Release

March 8th, 2016

MP Dr. Kellie Leitch Celebrates International Women’s Day

 

“Today, I am happy to celebrate International Women’s Day. This occasion provides Canadians with the opportunity to appreciate the women in our lives and celebrate their achievements and their extraordinary potential.

Today reminds us all of the vital contribution that women make every day to the economic life of our country. It also highlights the importance of ensuring that every woman has the opportunity to help create prosperity for themselves and their families.

I am proud that during my time as Minister of Status of Women, I was able to play a key role in passing legislation that improved the status and rights of Aboriginal women, children, and families. I was also a strong voice in advocating for violence against women and girls and founded the Girl and Young Women’s Advisory Council.

This International Women’s Day, I invite all Canadians to join us in celebrating the outstanding contributions of all Canadian women who support their families, enrich their communities, and contribute to making Canada a great place to live. When women succeed, Canada succeeds.”

Passport Clinic in Wasaga Beach

On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, our office will be hosting a free passport clinic located at the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce, 550 River Road West, Wasaga Beach.

The clinic will be open from 5:00PM – 8:00PM, and no appointments are necessary.

We will be happy to help with filling out applications, answering passport related questions and submitting them to Passport Canada.

Photographer on site – $15.00 /photo

For any questions, please call: 1-866-435-1809

2016 John Simcoe Awards

Dear Constituents of Simcoe-Grey,

John Graves Simcoe was a British army officer and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. John Simcoe dedicated his life to making Canada the best place in the world to live.

Within the riding of Simcoe Grey, we have many dedicated people who enrich the lives of others by performing selfless volunteer work. If it wasn’t for these volunteers, our community would not be what it is today.

The John Simcoe Award will be presented to a wide range of constituents – young person, an adult, a senior, a business and a service club that have made a difference in Simcoe-Grey. These people will have gone above and beyond in making a positive difference in the lives of others through volunteering.

All nomination forms must be submitted by 4:00pm on January 15th, 2016. We thank you for taking the time to complete the nomination form. The nominator will receive written confirmation of the outcome of the nomination. A congratulatory ceremony and luncheon will be held for recipients and their guests in February 2016.

Nomination forms can be found here: Nomination Form 2016

Hon. Dr. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., MD, MBA, FRCS(C)
MP, Simcoe – Grey
501 Hume Street, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 4H8
Kellie.leitch.c1b@parl.gc.ca

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada to mark an historic milestone in the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark an historic milestone in the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:

“Laureen and I are delighted to join Canadians across the country to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning Sovereign in Canada’s modern era, surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria (r. 1837-1901).

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STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA TO MARK THE THIRD ANNUAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the third annual Korean War Veterans Day:
 
“Today, we honour Canada’s Korean War veterans who fought to defend the Republic of Korea and help fortify its freedom and democracy in the face of Communist aggression.
 
“In July 1950, at a time of limited strength after the Second World War, Canada committed troops to the United Nations Forces in Korea, first dispatching three Royal Canadian Navy destroyers — HMCS Cayuga, Athabaskan and Sioux — to Korean waters. What followed would be among the largest military deployments in Canadian history, which included five more destroyers, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Army Special Force.   
 
“Across the Korean peninsula and on the front lines, in rugged, desperate areas like Hill 677 in the Kapyong Valley, Hill 355, the village of Chail-li, the Chorwon Valley and the Imjin salient, more than 26,000 Canadians served between 1950 to 1953, and an additional 7,000 troops served until the end of 1955, following the signing of the Korea Armistice Agreement.
 
“Canada’s casualties during the Korean War numbered more than 1,500, including 516 who made the ultimate sacrifice. Nearly 400 Canadians rest in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan today.
 
“On this day, when we reflect on a time marked by extraordinary service and spirit, it is important to remember those brave Canadians who gave their lives and the sacrifices that their families made, as well as those who continue to serve with distinction and pride.”