Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for

Ottawa Centre

Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for

Ottawa Centre


E-Newsletter September 23, 2016








After an incredible summer in Ottawa Centre, we are back to the House of Commons this week and I am looking forward to a busy parliamentary session.

If you want to come and watch Question Period just fill out this form and my staff will be able to set aside tickets for you!


Catherine McKenna

Ottawa Hospital Site Review Public Consultation

The National Capital Commission is conducting a review of potential federal sites for the new Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. The NCC is involving public sector partners, the public and stakeholders during this review process. On Thursday September 22 there will be an open house on this issue from 3 pm to 9:30 pm in the lobby of the Canadian War Museum and a presentation and Q&A period from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the Barney Danson Theatre (also within the Canadian War Museum).

If you can’t make it in person make sure to watch the presentation and Q&A session on YouTube Live and participate in the online survey between September 22 and October 6, 2016.

Please be sure to have your say!

Ottawa Hospital

Electoral Reform
On Tuesday October 11 I will be hosting a consultation on electoral reform from 7 pm – 9 pm at the Tom Brown Arena 141 Bayview Rd, Ottawa. If you can’t make it make sure to  provide your feedback on electoral reform by submitting a brief, requesting to appear, or answer the Electoral Reform questionnaire by Friday October 7, 2016.

Electoral Reform

Around Town
I had a busy weekend on September 17 and 18, meeting with constituents and attending local events. On Saturday, I spent time meeting with constituents at Thyme and Again in Wellington Village and taking in the amazing food and local businesses at the Taste of Wellington. Thanks to the Wellington West BIA for hosting me!

Coffee with catherine

On Saturday evening I was so happy to join Stuntman Stu, Yasir Naqvi, Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor, and my colleagues Francis Drouin and Karen McCrimmon to celebrate a special group of ‘super heroes’ and their families at the 4th Annual Gold on the Hill. Each year, Gold on the Hill invites childhood cancer survivors, patients and their families to light up the Parliament Buildings in Gold to raise awareness for childhood cancers.

Gold on the hill

On Sunday September 18, I took part in the Terry Fox Run at Carleton University. The 36 year tradition of raising funds for cancer research is an inspiring element of our shared history, and an important way to keep Terry Fox’s dream of finding a cure for cancer alive. I also joined members of the Chinese community to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at Jean Pigott Place.

Terry Fox Run Photo 2016

Calendar Updates
There is a lot going on in Ottawa Centre, so I also want to use this newsletter to update you on some of the amazing community events taking place. If you happen to have an event you would like me to include in the newsletter for future weeks please e-mail me at

25th Anniversary of the Hintonburg Community Celebration
Saturday, September 24 | 11am – 2pm
Hintonburg Park – Fairmont Avenue
Join the celebration of 25 years of the Hintonburg Community Association. Enjoy refreshments and fun!

Public Art Celebration
Saturday, September 24 | 1-3pm
St. Luke’s Park – Elgin Street and Gladstone Avenue
Official opening of The Listening Tree art installation at St. Luke’s Park.

McKellar Park Fall Festival
Sunday, September 25 | 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
McKellar Park – 539 Wavell Avenue
The event will offer activities for everyone in our community from kids’ rides and games to musical entertainment and delicious food.

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