My First Members Statement – June 19 Update

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Update from your Member of Provincial Parliament

At Queen’s Park

My first Members Statement
On Tuesday, I delivered my first member’s statement when I highlighted the great work of Montfort Renaissance which had an outstanding response to the COVID-19 crisis because they were able to implement quickly an already developed pandemic plan. This was my first time rising in the legislature for this type of statement and I wanted to recognize success in our community. You can watch my statement here

Bill 161 (Smarter and Stronger Justice Act) – Update
This week I presented 23 reasonable and sensible amendments to Bill 161. Access to justice, government accountability and francophone rights were the improvements I requested from the province. Unfortunately, the Ontario government is moving away from these concept despite very important concerns raised by the vast majority of witnesses that made submissions to the Justice Policy Committee. The Committee voted down every single one of these 23 amendments.

Local Updates for Ottawa-Vanier

Town Halls
Your Ottawa-Vanier Elected officials gathered again this week for a town hall with the Manor Park Community Council, you can watch that here.
Next week we have opportunities for you to speak with your elected representatives :

  • Jun 22, 2020 7:30PM – Lindenlea, New Edinburgh & Rockliffe, sign up here
  • Jun 25, 2020 7:30PM – Beacon-Hill & Rothwell Heights, sign up here

As your MPP for Ottawa Vanier, I would like to know about your reality during COVID-19. Your input is vital to make sure I can bring Ottawa-Vanier’s voice to the Ontario Legislative Assembly during this COVID-19 re-opening process. Please fill out this form.

As always, thank you for doing your part in fighting COVID-19. My team remains available to help. Please feel free to give us a call at 613-744-4484 or send us an email at

Lucille Collard, MPP