This week, our city experienced some tense moments when the RCMP learned of an imminent terrorist threat in nearby Strathroy.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RCMP, London and Strathroy-Caradoc Police and OPP for their quick response and professionalism in dealing with this serious situation.
As I prepare to travel to Windsor for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s Annual Conference with many of my council colleagues I am looking forward to having more tough, yet necessary conversations with our provincial Ministers and party leaders so we can work together to address our local priorities.
The main topics of discussion will include our request for rapid transit funding, high speed rail, affordable housing, additional infrastructure funding and , of course, poverty reduction.
This is a fantastic opportunity to present London’s plans and priorities to our provincial decision makers and surrounding municipalities.
Mayor Matt Brown
Inside the newly renovated Normal School
Unveiling London’s new pedestrian crossover with Councillor Van holst and Councillor Ridley
Events and Occasions:
Attended Peacekeeper Day, Korea Veterans Ceremony at the Remembrance Gardens
Tour of the new YMCA offices at The Normal School in Wortley Village
Met with Paul Hayman
Enjoyed Gord FM and other local radio stations set up in front of Budweiser Gardens in anticipation of The Tragically Hip concert
Participated in roundtable discussion with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, other elected officials and community leaders
Met with Janette MacDonald of Downtown London
Met with representatives from the London Legion Track and Field Club
Met with Scott Bollert of the Jack Richardson Hall of Fame
Toured London’s own Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Unveiling of the Pedestrian Crossover on Viscount Road with Councillor van Holst, Councillor Ridley and London Police Services
Attended the Ontario Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Mississauga and received Summer Games Flag for London’s hosting of 2018 Ontario Summer Games
Visited at London Muslim Mosque with community leaders
At the 2016 Ontario Summer Games Opening Ceremonies with Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and MPP Deb Matthews
Roundtable discussion with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Arif Virani, along with other elected officials and community leaders
Visiting the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame with Lissa Foster, Peter Kryworuk, and Heather Sercombe.