MP Greg Rickford Returns To School

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Aboriginal Education Kenora MP Greg Rickford sitting in with students in Mock Parliament exercise.
Kenora MP Greg Rickford sitting in with students in Mock Parliament exercise.
Kenora MP Greg Rickford sitting in with students in Mock Parliament exercise.
Kenora MP Greg Rickford sitting in with students in Mock Parliament exercise.

KENORA – Regional  Kenora Rainy River MP Greg Rickford returned to school this week. The MP was at Lakewood School to assist the students in a Mock Parliament. Rickford made a special visit to Barb Skrupski’s grade 5 class at Lakewood Public School on January 28th.

The classroom was set up just like the floor of the House of Commons. The students had already elected their own government, complete with a Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Speaker of the House, etc. Other students took on took on the roles of the Sergeant at Arms, Clerk, and Senators. Greg spoke about his role as a Member of Parliament and instructed the students on Question Period procedures.

Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield, Councillor Charito Drinkwalter, Greg Rickford, Councillor Ron Lunny
Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield, Councillor Charito Drinkwalter, Greg Rickford, Councillor Ron Lunny

The MP also invested time in the past week in the riding. Rickford announced $200,000 in federal funding for a new roof at the Kenora City Hall Heritage Building through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). “Our Government, through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, is demonstrating its continued support for communities in the Kenora riding and across Canada,” stated Rickford, “By improving facilities such as this one, we are helping to preserve not only this great building but the history that it represents.”

Rickford also announced additional CIIF funding for the Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services in the amount of $6,500 towards making housing at Valley Drive wheel chair accessible. “It is vital that housing such as this is accessible to everyone. Our Government is ensuring that communities have the tools and infrastructure in place to maintain a high quality of life for all residents,” commented Rickford.

Rickford is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.

The MP has been in the middle of the issue on Aboriginal Affairs, and the situation in Attawapiskat.

Greg Rickford in Parliament

Greg Rickford boosting Internet Presence

Initially Greg Rickford’s presence on the Internet was a very small footprint. Over the past months, Rickford has been slowly expanding his presence on social media with a Youtube Channel, and an updated website.

Rickford has yet to fully engage the Internet. While there is a Greg Rickford Facebook page, it is not the MP’s social media page.

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