MP Gord Brown says 2015 has been a good year for Leeds-Grenville. We have reaped the benefits of infrastructure funding and economic growth. The biggest infrastructure announcements for the counties were the dollars committed to rejuvenating national parks and heritage sites. Brown says The Rideau Canal and Thousand Islands National Park saw commitments of $39.4 million and $7.7 million respectively.
The Battle of the Windmill site, Fort Henry and Bellevue House are also receiving extensive facelifts under the federal program announced by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Brown says the counties will see continued improvement in the new year.
Funding came in for local projects big and small, and money was committed for the future. Under the Canada 150 plan, the armouries in Brockville and Kemptville and the Brockville railway tunnel will see major improvements. Personally, Brown says he was honoured to be chosen to serve as Official Opposition Whip. His job is to hold the government to account while his party continues its search for a new leader. Brown says he is working hard on the priorities of the United Counties, and his door is always open to constituents.