REPORT FROM PARLIAMENT HILL:
Eric Melillo, MP, Kenora Riding
I was happy to participate in the Conservative Party’s 2021 Virtual Convention this past week!
This was the largest convention in our history, with delegates from across the country coming together to share best practices, debate policy, and discuss the future of our Party.
It was great to hear our Leader Erin O’Toole speak on his vision for Canada. I’m looking forward to when we can all gather in person again.
Supporting Accessible Books
I’m glad that the government finally listened and reversed their decision to defund accessible books for Canadians with print disabilities.
The Liberals’ planned cuts to the National Network for Equitable Library Service and the Centre for Equitable Library Access would have reduced freedom of choice for Canadians with visual impairments, reading disabilities like dyslexia, and conditions like Parkinson’s and cerebral palsy that make it difficult to hold a book.
I joined disability advocates in standing against this senseless cut. The government must ensure books continue to be accessible to all Canadians.
Around the riding
On Monday, I had a virtual visit with Golden Learning Centre. I enjoyed taking students’ questions on everything from internet, to vaccines, to our favourite hockey teams.
I also appreciated the opportunity to meet with Chief Kabestra and council members in Naotkamegwanning. We had a productive discussion on local priorities and initiatives.
Mid-week, I hosted a pair of passport clinics in my Dryden and Kenora offices. It was great to talk with constituents and help them fill out their applications.
Working for You
As always, if there is anything my office can assist you with, or if you would like to arrange a meeting, please call me at 807-223-2182 (Dryden) or 807-468-2170 (Kenora), or contact me by email at [email protected].
Member of Parliament