REPORT FROM PARLIAMENT HILL:
Eric Melillo - MP, Kenora Riding
It was an honour to be re-elected as your Member of Parliament on September 20th.
I’ve enjoyed talking to residents on their doorsteps these past five weeks, hearing about the issues that matter to them. These conversations – as well as the countless messages, comments, and emails I received from constituents - will guide me as I return to Ottawa.
As a member of the Official Opposition, I am committed to holding the government to account and advocating for real results for this riding.
That includes supporting our forestry and mining industries and advocating for relief for local tourism, travel, and hospitality industries who still have not recovered from the pandemic.
It also means lobbying for investments in rural and northern infrastructure – including the reliable internet access our students, workers, and businesses need to thrive.
I look forward to continuing to work with community members and social services providers to find solutions to the challenges facing our region, from addiction and mental health to food insecurity and the housing crisis.
And I’m grateful for the continued opportunity to work alongside Indigenous communities to advance reconciliation, end boil water advisories, and ensure all Indigenous people have equal opportunities to prosper.
I’m also committed to standing with law-abiding gun owners, while pushing for a sensible approach to crack down on crime.
And of course, my office staff and I are always available to help constituents, whether you need assistance accessing government services or have a political issue you’d like me to take up in Ottawa.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported me throughout this campaign, especially the passionate volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure the voices of the voters were heard. And Janine Seymour, David Bruno, Craig Martin and Remi Rheault deserve credit for putting their names on the ballot and for running strong campaigns that focused on the issues.
To the voters of the Kenora riding – thank you for placing your trust in me again.
It’s been an honour to serve this riding, and I’m happy to get back to work.