Happy Dutch Heritage Day!

I have been absolutely blown away by the wonderfully positive reception that Dutch Heritage Day has received so far and all of the events that are ongoing throughout the area! I hope that everyone takes a moment today to, each in their own way, reflect on the strong and unique bond shared ... Full Article

Team Canada Final Medal Count!

The closing ceremonies are done and the final medal tallies have been compiled! Canada earned an impressive 29 medals in PyeongChang – an all-time Canadian Winter Olympic record and good for 3rd place overall! A big thank you to all our Canadian athletes for their superb showing and for ... Full Article

Canada’s Agriculture Day

Today is Canada’s Agriculture Day! I would like to take a moment to thank all of our Canadian farmers who work tirelessly to provide us all with the food we enjoy each and every day. Happy #CdnAgDay ! Full Article

Celebrating Canadian Women in Winter Sport

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to congratulate Senator Nancy Greene Raine on the recent announcement that she will be featured in Canada Post’s Canadian Women in Winter Sports stamp collection. A six-time Canadian skiing champion and Olympic gold-medalist, Nancy was voted ... Full Article

Cheering on Canada in PyeongChang 2018!

As you know, the opening ceremony for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games is tomorrow, February 9th. I hope you will all join me in wishing our athletes all the best. Go Canada Go! Full Article

MP Van Kesteren Not Seeking Re-Election in 2019

Chatham, ON –“As it says in Ecclesiastes 3 versus 1, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens, and after 14 years of public office, it shall be time for a new season.” With that, MP Dave Van Kesteren announced today that he will not be ... Full Article

Canada 150 Fund Accepting Second Intake of Applications

Ottawa, ON – FedDev Ontario is now accepting a second intake of applications under the Canada 150 program, with up to $44.4 Million allocated for southern Ontario. “Many organizations in Chatham-Kent—Leamington applied during the first intake last year” said Member of Parliament Dave ... Full Article