Tuesday August 11, 2020 ~ OTTAWA [REVISED TIMES for August 15]
by Mary Brooke, editor ~ West Shore Voice News
On Saturday August 15, Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) will be back from a quick trip to Ottawa (for the August 12 session in the House of Commons), to his home town Duncan.
Coming along for the day will be NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.
Together, MacGregor and Singh will visit local businesses to see how they’ve been impacted by the opioid crisis and pandemic, from 10:30 to 11:15 am at Experience Cycling, 482 Trans-Canada Hwy.
They will also meet with mental health workers and addictions workers who are on the front lines of the opioid crisis.
Then the two politicians will visit the Duncan Farmers Market at Duncan City Square (Craig Street and Ingram Street) from 1:00 to 1:45 pm.
Communities have come together during COVID:
Last week, MacGregor wrote to his constituents:
“While it’s certainly been a stranger summer than most, it has nonetheless been wonderful to see the ways in which communities across Cowichan-Malahat-Langford have come together.”
“At the federal level, my NDP colleagues and I continue to push for progressive policies, and we are doing our part to ensure that the Liberal government is accountable to Canadians. With Parliament due to reconvene in just over a month, now is the time to plan our nation’s progressive recovery strategies, and ensure that nobody is left behind in the months and years to come.”
Due to the vast geographical area of the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding, there are two constituency offices — one in Duncan and one in Langford. The offices have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic but staff and MP fully available by email and phone.