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Lately, I’ve received an increasing number of calls and e-mails about aircraft-related noise from nearby residents — mostly related to flight training and the frequency of ‘touch-and-go’ exercises at the Oshawa Executive Airport.
During my delegation before Oshawa’s Mayor and Councillors at the May 10, 2021 virtual public meeting of the City's Development Services Committee, I stated that all stakeholders must work together to minimize the impact of aircraft-related noise on local residents. We must also ensure that this vital economic, recreational and transportation asset continues to thrive — as a respectful, courteous partner and good neighbour.
While the City of Oshawa operates our airport, federal regulations govern its operation and aircraft movements.
With that in mind, my role as your federal Member of Parliament in Oshawa is to work with residents, businesses, airport management, our City, Transport Canada and the Minister to ensure all views are considered in current local and federal airport discussions.
Though I'm especially interested in hearing from constituents residing within the airport’s radius and/or flightpath — I've heard from hundreds of you over the past few weeks — I also welcome the views of Oshawa residents living north of Taunton Road in the neighbourhoods of Northwood, Cedar Valley, Samac, Winfields and Kedron.
As always, I’m most grateful for your time and contribution.
Once again, my office has produced a limited number of Canada Day signs which are available to Oshawa constituents free of charge, while supplies last, on a first-come/first-served basis. You may place a sign on the lawn at your home, on the balcony of your apartment or at your business.
To order, please submit this form, ensuring that you include your street address.
I'll personally deliver as many signs as possible during the month of June (contact-free, of course). If I'm unable to attend your home or business, contact-free pick up will be available at my Constituency Office (52 Simcoe St S, Suite 2B in Lord Simcoe Place) during regular business hours (9:30am to 4:40pm Mon-Thurs and 9:30am to 12:00pm on Fri). Simply give us a call before you visit and we'll make sure your sign is ready.
If you're physically challenged, infirm or have circumstances that make it difficult to pick up your sign, please call my office at 905.440.4868 or send a note to me at [email protected].
The fine print: In the event that a federal general election is called while your sign is displayed, you may be required to remove it in accordance with Elections Canada regulations.
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Lately we’re hearing a lot of chatter about a snap federal general election late this winter or in early spring — potentially as soon as mid-March or April.
In mid-January, Prime Minister Trudeau refused to rule out calling an election during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic — just as Oshawa residents of all ages, but particularly our front-line health care workers, Seniors and most at-risk groups continue to wait for long-delayed vaccine deliveries.
Yet, the Prime Minister and senior Liberal ministers continue to press Elections Canada to prepare for a snap vote during the pandemic, going so far as to introduce new legislation to amend the Canada Elections Act to provide more ways (and more days) to vote during the pandemic while also ramping up to distribute record quantities of mail-in ballots.
What's your view?
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What's your view on recent media speculation and calls from health professionals for new or additional federal-level restrictions — or even a potential ban on personal international travel out of or into Canada?
Your input ensures that I'm fighting for the policies, programs, supports and funding to assist Oshawa's residents, businesses and community organizations during the challenging weeks and months ahead.
Please take just 1-2 minutes to share your views. I'm very grateful for your time and comments.
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These Zoom-based online meetings are a great opportunity to get together with constituents and discuss concerns with federal issues, programs, policies -- and politics in general.Read more
I've received your response. Your views are important to me -- here at home and in Parliament.
I'm grateful for your time and your contribution to this discussion.
What's your view on our federal government potentially allowing Chinese telecomms giant Huawei to help build out of Canada's 5G networks?
So far, several countries -- including Canada's 'Five Eyes' security partners (US, New Zealand, Australia and the UK) -- have effectively banned Huawei from their domestic 5G networks given concerns about privacy, cyber-crime and national security.
Yet, the Trudeau government has been slow to rule Huawei in or out.
More generally, how do you feel about the Canada-China relationship in the near term?
Please take just 1-2 minutes to share your views with me. In turn, I'll relay your concerns to federal Ministers, the government and my colleagues in the House of Commons.
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I've just announced two new October dates in my series of Virtual Coffee with Colin events.
These Zoom-based online meetings are a great opportunity to get together with constituents and discuss their concerns with federal issues, programs, policies -- and politics in general.Read more
Out of an abundance of caution the House of Commons recently adopted a motion (based on a recommendation from the Board of Internal Economy) that the House remain suspended until April 20, 2020.Read more