I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the exciting events hosted in our community to celebrate Canada Day. With the celebrations just behind us, it’s a perfect opportunity to reflect on everything that makes us Canadian.
This holiday always reminds me of how grateful I am to live in a nation that is open, tolerant, diverse, and inclusive. From coast to coast to coast, Canadians are united in sharing a common belief in treating one another with kindness, respect, and compassion.
Our community exemplifies these values and local residents do so much to make our community strong. So many people in our community go out of their way to help make a better Canada, and that sets us apart.
As your Member of Parliament, I get to see the generosity of the people in our community first hand every single day. Everyone in North Dumfries, Cambridge, and all over Waterloo Region are incredibly hard working and have a passion for addressing the challenges our community faces, and coming up with innovative ways to improve our lives. I’ve noticed this especially in our rural areas where neighbours continue to develop lifelong bonds of friendship and cooperation.
Access to the internet is crucial in our digital age, and particularly for rural Canadians. Through the federal budget we have invested $5 billion to support rural internet through the Connect to Innovate program. This will connect more than 900 communities to reliable internet.
Access is also critical for Canadian farmers as they innovate and are on the cutting edge of many technologies. Farmers drive innovation in the environmental, agricultural, and sustainability sectors. They are also key drivers of the Canadian economy. By signing the $3 billion Canadian Agriculture Partnership with provinces and territories, we are working to create a modern, sustainable, and prosperous agriculture sector.
It is investments like these that will be helpful in making sure that together we are able to grow and support the Canadian economy, including our rural municipalities.
We have so much to be thankful for in Canada, and so much to be hopeful about for the future. When we all come together I know that we can make progress and move forward to make a better country for generations to come.
I hope to see you out at events throughout the summer,
Bryan May, MP