Today Ms. Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier released the following statement:
“I want to thank residents of Ottawa-Vanier for reaching out to me through social media, and through my office to raise their concerns regarding the Salvation Army’s proposed move to 333 Montreal Rd., as announced on June 22nd 2017.
On June 30th, I had the opportunity to meet jointly with Councilor Mathieu Fleury, MPP Nathalie Des Rosier, and members of Mayor Jim Watson’s staff to share the concerns of Vanier residents, as well as my own deep concerns with regard to the proposed move. I have also been in contact with the Vanier Business Improvement Area (Quarter Vanier BIA) hearing the concerns of local business owners.
I encourage those who share these concerns to join myself, staff from MPP Des Rosiers and Mathieu Fleury on July 10th at the Richelieu Vanier Community Centre at 6:30 PM for a community discussion on the proposed site, and the planning process.
Additionally, I will also be ensuring members of the City of Ottawa’s Planning Committee have a record of the concerns sent to me.
In the meantime, I once again ask the Salvation Army to engage in meaningful, public and accountable consultations with community stakeholders on any future location of the Salvation Army.”
For more information, MP Mona Fortier, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org