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Letter from Belinda Karahalios – MPP for Cambridge

I would like to thank the Waterloo Region Rural Post for inviting me to be part of their publication and connect with you.

Our region is uniquely situated to offer the best of both rural and city amenities; from the quaintness of our rolling countryside and farm to table produce, to our cultural events and high tech industry. We truly are a unique community and I am very grateful and honoured to represent you at Queen’s Park.

As the MPP for Cambridge and North Dumfries I appreciate the opportunity to update you on news and developments from the province that affect our community and our region.

In January, Cambridge Memorial Hospital was one of 128 hospitals across the province to receive funding to improve the health and safety of patients. CMH received $1,780,228 through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. This funding will help ensure needed upgrades are made so patients and families in our community can have access to the reliable, quality care they expect and deserve from our local hospital.

In March, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure, and Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation announced $1.62 billion in transit infrastructure funding for municipalities outside the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GHTA). Locally, the Region of Waterloo will see a combined total of $467,529,812 for various projects within our region.

In April, the Township of North Dumfries received a one-time payment of $681,800 for this fiscal year, intended to help modernize service delivery for the township. The government believes that municipalities know firsthand what their unique needs are and that they can best decide how these funds should be spent.

I look forward to sharing more exciting news with you in the months ahead and hopefully meeting many of you out in the community and around the region.

Best wishes for the spring season!


Belinda Karahalios
MPP for Cambridge

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