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Letter from Belinda Karahalios – MPP for Cambridge

Summer really is a great time to enjoy everything our region has to offer, from cultural to sporting events to nature and bicycle trails – we have it all!

So many of us forget to look in our own backyard for the entertainment and adventures apart from everyday life. This summer, I challenge you—If you aren’t doing so already—to start exploring our region and sharing the experience with your neighbours, family, and friends.

For those rainy days, I know many of you may like to curl up with a good book or start a new hobby. I am pleased to let you know that as of June 1st, the inter-library loan services across the province are once again available. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport spent the last month meeting and working with the Southern Ontario Library Service and Ontario Library Service-North to find a solution that works for all. The Ministry recognizes the importance of keeping our province connected through people and books, especially in rural areas.

Communication is key to a thriving community and I want to remind you that you can follow me through Twitter or visit my Facebook page, to keep up to date on some of the happenings in our community and updates from the Provincial government.

It is important to me to hear your opinions. In mid-May I sent a pamphlet, via mail, to residents in the riding stating where I stand concerning Consumption Treatment Sites as well as on amalgamation. I encourage you to fill out the survey that was attached and share your views with me. If you have misplaced, or did not receive it, please visit my website at

As always my team at the constituency office is there to help you. If you have issues obtaining a birth certificate, a driver’s license, health card or need help with services that fall under the Provincial government, we may be able to be of assistance.

Our office hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Thursday. We’re open Friday by appointment only to accommodate constituent meetings as well as staff training. You can also reach us any time by emailing or by calling 519-650-2770.

I look forward to seeing many of you out and about around the community this summer! And please don’t forget to share your adventures with me as you explore our amazing region!

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