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Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre is joined on stage by his wife, Anaida, after it was announced that he is the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. For the full story, see page 4.

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Richmond Fair a success, we will see you at the Metcalfe Fair The Queen’s passing We were saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last week. As the longest-reigning monarch in history, she saw generations of growth and advancement in Canada as a nation. Her signing of the Constitution Act granted Canada the ability to amend our constitution with full autonomy. She paved the way for Canada to become a completely self-governing nation while maintaining strong ties to Canada’s history and heritage. With her strength and fortitude, she served as a highly respected role model for generations of women both in Canada and throughout the world. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Canada 23 times, beginning in 1951 when she was Princess Elizabeth, to her final visit to Can-

ada in 2010. Because she visited Ottawa on the majority of her trips to Canada, many residents in the Carleton riding have fond memories of seeing her in person, or of the excitement of welcoming her to our beautiful city. Those are memories that will be cherished forever. As we mourn her passing and reflect on her reign and her legacy, our thoughts and prayers are with all members of the Royal Family, and in particular, His Majesty King Charles III. Richmond Fair Speaking of events returning to normal, it was great to see the return of the Richmond Fair and its four days of

events last weekend. The fair has served the entire agricultural community throughout Carleton for more than 175 years. To put that into perspective, the fair, which began in 1844, is a full generation older than Canada itself. Congratulations go to Bruce Bain, Rae Ann Litle, Sheri Kavanagh, Denise Crawford, and everyone else on the Richmond Agricultural Society and Richmond Fair boards who worked diligently through the year to make this year’s fair one of the best ever! Metcalfe Fair With the Richmond Fair in the books, the next big fair in Carleton is the Metcalfe Fair. In addition to the popular midway and entertainment shows, there will also be East Carleton 4-H and Carleton 4-H sheep and dairy shows, heavy horse hitch classes and

heavy horse pulls, antique tractor displays and judging, a light horse show and agricultural educational displays. There is also a demolition derby on the first night of the fair, Thurs., Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. My constituency office will be at the fair with our tent, so I hope you can stop by and say hello! Vaccine Update Based on guidance from Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the Ontario government is offering the bivalent COVID-19 booster dose to all Ontarians aged 18 and over, beginning with the most vulnerable populations. Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore stated the bivalent COVID-19 booster is a safe and effective way for people to better protect themselves against the most recently cir-

culating COVID-19 variants in Ontario. He encourages all Ontarians aged five and over to receive the booster dose they are eligible for. The bivalent COVID-19 booster appointments can be booked for the most vulnerable populations, including: - individuals aged 70 and over; - residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges and individuals living in other congregate settings that provide assisted-living and health services; - First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over; - moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals aged 12 and over; - pregnant individuals aged 18 and over; and - health care workers aged 18 and over. To prioritize distribution

to these populations, new booster appointments for Ontarians aged 18 and over will be paused until September 26. However, to allow for convenient planning and preparation, individuals 18 years of age and older who do not belong to a priority population can start booking their appointments today, the availability of which is based on shipment schedules and supply from the federal government. All previously booked booster appointments for September 12 to 25 will be honoured and, if available, the bivalent vaccine will be offered. Individuals can receive the bivalent booster at the recommended interval of at least six months from their previous dose, regardless of how many boosters they have already received.


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MANOTICK MESSENGER Goldie continues from page 2 Appointments can be booked through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre (PVCC) at 1-833943-3900. Eligible individuals can also book an appointment directly through public health units that use their own booking systems, Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, participating health care providers and participating pharmacies. Pregnant individuals and health care workers booking from September 12 to 25 must call the PVCC or book booster dose appointments through participating pharmacies. Long-term care, retirement home and Elder Care Lodge residents may receive their bivalent booster dose directly through the congregate home where they live. The bivalent vaccine, along with continued access to testing and antivirals and updated public health guidance, gives Ontarians the tools they need to make the best decisions for themselves on how to stay safe, healthy and out of hospitals as the province continues its efforts to support the recovery and rebuilding of the health system. If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines, please contact the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-

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Poilievre’s journey as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada begins By Charlie Senack For the first time since the days of Sir John A. Macdonald, the federal Tory leader will be the party’s representative from Carleton. Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre will lead the Conservatives into the next federal election after winning the party leadership race by a landslide. Poilievre, who has been the riding’s MP since first being elected in 2004, was always seen as a front runner in the race. His first ballot victory came with a little over 68 per cent of the vote, totalling over 22,900 votes cast under his name. The outspoken MP won 330 of the 338 electoral districts in Canada, dominating in Quebec where his main opponent, Jean Charest, was expected to do well. In Poilievre’s home riding of Carleton, he secured 2,897 votes, with Charest coming in second with 557 votes. Leslyn Lewis secured 222 votes in the riding with Roman Baber receiving 106. Scott Aitchison received 60 votes in Carleton. In his speech at the Conservative Leadership Convention held at the Shaw Centre on Sept. 10, Poilievre focused on reversing decisions made by the Justin Trudeau-led Liberal government which has been in office since 2015. “Tonight begins the journey to replace an old government that costs you more and delivers you less with a new government that puts you first,” said Poilievre. “Your paycheque, your retirement, your home, your country. By tackling Liberal inflation we will put you back in control of your life and your money.” The Carleton MP was welcomed to the stage by his wife, Anaida, who Poilievre now jokes is favoured to be Conservative leader by party members. He thanked his “complicated and mixed up bunch” family for being by his side during the campaign. ‘I want to thank my brother Patrick, my father

Don, his partner Ross, my mother Marlene, and even my biological mother Jackie, who is here today,” Poilievre said to a chanting crowd. “I want to thank my parents, two school teachers who adopted me from a teenage mother. They taught me it didn’t matter where I came from but where I was going,” he added. “It didn’t matter who I knew but what I could do. That is my hope for my kids to inherit.” Poilievre was always expected to do well in the race, climbing party ranks in recent years. He’s often been outspoken on government issues, and more recently advocated for choice when it came to COVID-19 mandates. During the leadership race, Poilievre did not shy away from words, oftentimes attacking his opponents stance on issues. While he often butted heads with Charest during debates, Poilievre credited the former Quebec Premier during his victory speech. “Thank you to Jean Charest for your service to our country and for ensuring we still have a country that is united and which we can call home,” he said. “Thank you for fighting for Canada when the nation’s back was against the wall in the 1995 referendum when you stood with courage and passion. You defended our country and our nation will ever be grateful for your work.” Since Stephen Harper lost to Justin Trudeau in the 2015 election, the Conservative Party of Canada has struggled to unite around a leader. Rona Ambrose took over the role in the interim until Andrew Scheer was elected in 2017. He led the Conservative party into the 2019 election, where they picked up 26 seats. Scheer stepped down in 2020, but stayed on as interim leader until Erin O’Toole was voted in later that year. His tenure on the job was short lived; after the Conservative’s failed to form government that year, he was ousted from his own party.

Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre was surrounded by his family at the Conservative Party of Canada leadership convention.

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Candice Bergen then took on the role as interim party leader and tried to weld the Conservative party together again. During Saturday’s leadership convention, she was credited by party officials for unifying the party caucus. In her speech, Bergen, who’s said she won’t run in the next election, asked for party members to unite with their new leader to create an even stronger party. “Our caucus is made up of so many smart, experienced, wise, and compassionate individuals,” she said. “If there is one piece of advice I want to give to the new leader it’s this: respect, listen to, and trust our caucus. They will not let you down.” The outgoing interim leader also asked for Conservative voters to stick together despite their differences. “Please don’t allow yourself — whatever kind of Conservative you are — to be broken into groups and labelled,” said Bergen. “Do not descend into the cauldron of identity politics and division in our own party. Do

the opposite. Live, talk, and walk in unity, even if you disagree with each other; actually, especially when you disagree with each other.” Because of Queen Elizabeth ll’s passing just two days prior, activities at the conference were scaled down. All speakers were dressed in black, and black ribbons were draped over the many Canadian flags. Photos of the Queen’s many trips to Canada were displayed, and many party officials — including Poilievre — paid tribute to her long reign as Head of State. “Elizabeth ll, though she may have recoiled at the thought, was the world’s most famous woman. She was our Queen, our Sovereign for almost half of our nation’s existence,” said Poilievre. “In her 22 visits here and her dealings with 13 Prime Ministers, she exhibited the virtues we most cherish.”

Trudeau on Poilievre’s win

On Sunday less than 24 hours after Poilievre was elected, Prime Minister Jus-

tin Trudeau was asked by a reporter what his win means for the Liberal party strategy: “A lot of work,” he responded in French. Speaking at a Liberal circus retreat the following day, Trudeau expressed his well wishes to Poilievre, but also took aim at some Conservative policies. “We all need to work together. Now is not the time for politicians to exploit fears and to pit people one against the other. As you all know, the Conservative Party picked a new leader over the weekend,” Trudeau said. While Trudeau hopes to work well with the new party leader, he also said certain ideology would be called out. “This doesn’t mean that we’re not going to be calling out highly questionable, reckless economic ideas. What Canadians need is responsible leadership,” Trudeau said. ”Buzzwords, dog whistles and careless attacks don’t add up to a plan for Canadians. Attacking the institutions that make our society fair, safe and free is not

responsible leadership.” Poilievre often took jabs at institutions and individuals throughout his campaign. He called for the Bank of Canada Governor to be fired amid rising inflation, which sits at 6.7 per cent. The Carleton MP also said universities were being influenced by “thought police” In the middle of his campaign, Poilievre expressed support for using cryptocurrency, a form of digital currency which has sparked controversy for its safety risks and effectiveness. Trudeau took aim at the new Conservative party leader for his viewpoint. “Telling people they can opt-out of inflation by investing their savings in volatile cryptocurrencies is not responsible leadership,” the Prime Minister said. “By the way, anyone who followed that advice would have seen their life savings destroyed.” Poilievre shied away from referencing the Bank of Canada during his victory speech, and also did not reference his support for cryptocurrency.

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Poilievre says rising cost of living is his first priority as CPC leader By Charlie Senack As Conservative Party leader, Pierre Poilevre is focusing his priorities around the rising cost of living, saying as Prime Minister, he’d form a “small government” with “big citizens.” In his first speech after being elected to head the party, the Carleton MP said people are feeling like they have lost control of their pocketbooks and lives under the Trudeau-led Liberal government. “The cost of government is driving up the cost of living. This liberal government doubled our international debt, adding more debt than all previous governments combined,” Poilievre Is said to a booing crowd. “That means another half trillion dollars bidding up the costs of the

goods we buy and the interest we pay. Inflationary taxes increase those costs further. Now they plan to triple the carbon tax on gas, heat, and everything else.” Justin Trudeau is leading the most expensive government in Canada’s history, said Poilievre, who said the more they spend, the more the cost of living increases. If a single mom with three kids earning $55,000 a year goes out and earns another dollar, she loses 80 cents of it to taxes and clawbacks,” he said. “She can’t get ahead. I will reform programs and cut taxes so when that single mother and people like her earn more they keep more,” Poilievre said Canadians need a government which would make life affordable for young individuals again, allowing them to buy

houses, pay their bills, save for retirement, and purchase healthy foods. A Conservative government would cap spending, reverse waste, and axe new gas taxes. Poilievre also said that would mean fighting climate change with modern technology instead of additional taxes. He also believes Canada needs to rely on its own country for essentials. “Let’s remove the government gatekeepers to build more homes, grow more food, and produce more energy right here in Canada,” said Poilevre. “Right now youth and newcomers can’t get a home because government gatekeepers block housing with heavy fees and long delays for building permits, leaving us with the fewest houses per capita in any country

in the G7, even though we have the most land to build on.” Similar to the platform he ran on in the last federal election, Poilievre wants to sell off 15 per cent of the underutilized 37,000 federal office buildings and turn them into affordable housing. The proceeds of the sales would go towards reducing Canada’s deficit. Poilievre shied away from talking about freedom in his speech, but did call for an end to the “disastrous” AriveCan app, which was launched during the COVID-19 pandemic for anyone entering the country. He also called for an end to remaining COVID-19 mandates. Throughout the last two years, the Carleton MP has been vocal about freedom of choice when

Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre’s first priority as the leader of the opposition is the rising cost of living facing Canadians. Charlie Senack photo

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The day Canada, and St. Leonard, stood still

Expensive housing here to stay unless governments change policies


To reflect on the 50th anniversary from of everybody dressed in red, big greeting at the door, in we went to where our the 1972 Summit Series and Paulthe Hen-other derson’s goal, we give our From the grade 8 class was that day in 1972 and Other Side column space to Manotick thanks to the teachers, especially RiPage 6, Manotick Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 chard Peters, the staff and hockey historian and media students we all got to lispersonality Liam Maguire. The recent rise in interest rates has dampened demand for home sales in Canada. ten to Paul and Ron give a The hike, inevitable given how historically low rates have been, has taken some of the heartfelt speech of never In the annals of Canadian froth off housing prices. However, given how high home prices still are in Canada, a O useful ur COmmunity giving up, chasing dreams, question to ask is what governments can do to reverse previous poor policy and perma- history, Paul Henderson believing to achieve, being scoring for Canada with 34 nently increase Messenger supply, which has Editorial been part of the core problem. Canadian and being in that moment. I seconds to play in game eight of the Recent price declines in some markets seem significant. However, the long-term trend get a chill just thinking about it. I carry Summit Series on that Thursday afterhas been heading to unaffordable prices for decades. Arethatyou Canadian It’s clear Canadamore has a housing affordability problem and likely will indefinitely, noon, September 28, 1972 at 2:30pm a sound card of that goal in my front even with slightly interest grader? rates. That is unless governments begin to address their EST was our JFK moment. Everybody left pocket every day of my life, if you thanhigher a fifth old enough to remember it knows where see me around just ask me to play it own roles in making and keeping housing prices high. With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to On the side, levels also contribute to higher prices. But immigra- they were. It defined our country as that for you. The morning was made even reflect on demand what it means to be immigration Canadian. team took our nation on a roller coaster more special for me by having two of Do we take being Canadian for granted? on its own, given that the “right” immigration levels adtion deserves a complete analysis Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us of emotion, passion, vitriol, hope and my closest friends who were part of dress labour supply and needs andasother issues. look upon immigrants refugees opportunists, not wanting to give but very willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you In a report for, I looked at just the supply side of the problem, as prov- finally elation. For those of us who our group sitting watching the game attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeanwere in school it marked such a special in 1972. Kevin Jardine and Phil Byrne Carleton Pierregovernments Poilievre at Motheracross Teresa High in Barrhaven last ideological spectrum could take incial andMP local theSchool country and the month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every time of our youth as the entire country came back to the school for the speaction without waiting for measures from the federal government. new Canadian. Theyproblem understand,ofperhaps better thansupply all of us, it means to be The constrained is what severe. Scotiabank noted last year that Canada shut down including all academic insti- cial visit of the Summit Series heroes. Canadian. Speaking of Phil Byrne, he too played a unfold. needsSo1.8 housing to reach a balanced market. Now consider how government tutions to watch history howmillion can the rest of us haveunits that feeling? Bev McRae photo role in defining a large segment of the St. Leonard Catholic School was no The Conservative government has a solid idea. policy is preventing such a balance and moderate prices. At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism male population at the school by doing different. Most of the students watched ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s The first problem on the supply side is regulation and bureaucracy, including how quickand Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalplayground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a sup- fortunate. what seemed so natural then but would in the gym. Our class was lenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. ly housing developments are approved. The second factor is escalating fees and taxes. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the never, ever be duplicated today. Thanks to the late John O’Brien, we For example, in 2020,willthe Historica-Dominion Institute, see Canadian students study Home Discover Builders Canada: the Association (CHBA) noted that I can’t imagine St. Leonard’s in had a TV in our room and for us, 1972Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship development approvals in Canada take an average of 1.5 to two Sometimes years to obtain (and more test. it’s best to say 73, our just final year at St. nil Leonard’s as we our day without ball hockey. Our ball “Thiscases) will be a–fun for students learn20 about Canada and proud applications and an average of in some anway average of toover months forfeel multiple I’m finding myself at one of those bizarre crosswonder things like come “underneath” of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we were inabout grade 8,howwhat a way isto start the hockey in those days was unbridled, nearly months roads where everything I love about sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the learn12 about our past for and single the peopleapplications. and events that made Canada what it is school season watching that game and unfettered, pure Canadiana same as to collide with a large swatch of the population workdiscussion pulled me back into soccer. today, we CHBA become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see the how we As the also noted, for every extra month builder waits for approval for muling diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelsea is learning so much by watching the of us that can defend our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much every other boys games in Canada moment unfold. For many tiple-unit buildings, the itaverage additional monthly cost is $351,500 for aWorld low-rise project It’s this whole Cup thing. Don’t you find World Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “We are more strongly how valuable is to be a citizen of Canada.” goal will always be a defining moment at that time. A tennis ball, sticks, no that people are just a little too into it? studying each country before the game. She has “Our schoolsfor needatohigh-rise be training our young people to become the citizens and $216,300 project. I found myself in line in front of two nouveau really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and she of tomorrow. Citizenship is not only about new Canadians, it’s about all in our history, the school’s history and equipment, drawing up sides just keepFor its part, the could raiseCitizenship the maximum allowable price soccer fan moms at for Youra GST even wants us to go there on our Canadians, young andfederal old,” saidgovernment Andrew Cohen. “The Canadian Independent Grocer the other day. vacation next Perhaps we we share it with the It’s for ing the numbers even really and away Challenge will encourage students to learn more about what it means to be rebate on a new home to $750,000 from the current $450,000I was andkind provide a full rebateFROM of of in my own little can even go to Brrra-seeel.” Canadian and then put that knowledge to the test.” that reason that I have to nominate Paul you went. Chunks of snow, maybe THE mental world in the checkout line, That caught my attention. the tax rather a partial one. That policy change, in combination with the “tens of thouStarting thisthan summer, the Historica-Dominion Institute will be encouraging scanning the tabloid and maga- OTHER Arr-hayne-TEE-na? Henderson and Ron Ellis’s visit to St. some mitts to define a goal, no video moreof thandollars 5,000 middle and high school teachers to register their classrooms sands” that the MacPhail report said could be saved by speedier approvals, would zine covers and wondering what Are you kidding me? for the Challenge. Each classroom will receive a set of the new citizenship SIDELeonard as THE most event review, no parental or teacher influence Justin Bieber’s first major scandal The other mom –memorable the one with startguide, to make housing least slightly moreThe affordable along with speciallyat designed learning activities. teacher willin alsoCanada. By Jeffrey would be. I was just about to rethe Birkenstocks –this piped in. receive copies of a mock citizenship exam. Students will take the citizenship in school history in writer’s hum- or attention. Not every boy played but There’s no perfect, magic-bullet remedy to high housing prices. But after reduced taxes and Morris enter the world some quality “They are a wonderful football exam as a class and the teachers will return the completed exams to the most did and it was so much fun. ble opinion. time on Planet Jeff and launch nation,” she said. “My husband, Dominion Institute for grading. fees, plus long-term increased supply due to speedier approvals, would contribute to modinto my weekly way-to-reward-your-customers-by- As of course, wears the azure and cheers for Italia, but Results will be announced by the Dominion Institute on Flag Day Phil’s plan was simple; he selected many of you know I have a very erating prices. charging-us-five-cents-per-bag-and-claiming-it’s- Zachary’s favourite team has been MAY-heee-co. (February 15) each year for the next three years. For more information about several of his classmates to be capspecial and unique friendship with Paul to-save-the-environment rant when I unexpectedly They did a school project on MAY-heee-co last year the Challenge please visit the Historica-Dominion Institute website at locked in on the conversation behind me. and he has even insisted that we go toworked out to eat and countless tains. We were all in charge of pickHenderson. I have Mark is the Executive Directorprogram of thewill Aristotle Foundation “I wish for somePublic of the Policy. stores would carry the watch the games when they are playing.” CIC’sMilke multiculturalism grants and contributions be investing ing our team, through a draft just like events most of them Team Canada 72 vuvuzela horns so that we could bring them to I bit my tongue. $525,171 in this 32 month project which promotes civic memory, civic pride © Troy Media Chelsea’s games,” said the mom who was wearing In an effort to keep my blood pressure down, I and integration. alumni related where of course he’s the NHL did. Phil drew up a schedule; Crocs. looked out the big window at the big parking lot “Oh, I know,” said the one wearing Birkenstocks. and scoped it out, looking for a puppy or a bird or he defined three playing areas around been in attendance. “Zachary has a tournament next weekend and it anything that would pry my mind out of the shackthe school called, rink 1, 2 or 3. The Further to that, my first formal meetwould have been so in the spirit of the World Cup to les that these two soccer moms had put me in with have all of us blowing our vuvuzela horns. They lost conversation. ingtheirwith Paul happened on a Monday schedule would be played out over the two-nil and then three-nil. They need all of the supA busload of seniors from a nearby retirement night 4th, 1995 on CBC na- month. There would be playoffs, a winport they can get.” home December had pulled up and passengers were getting Nil? Who says nil? Really. off. I was tryingIto,shook in my head,his name hand all of their at 9:31pm ner declared, then an all-star game then tional TV, “Oh, I know,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “The walkers as an escape. 1165 Beaverwood Rd., P.O. Box 567, Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5 next month, we’d do it all again. There EST only to find out after the show that horns are such a beautiful part of the South African Unfortunately, they pulled me back in. culture.” “My cousin lives in Australia, and he was devaswere trades, stats were kept; every sinmy father had succumbed to his battle The Manotick Messenger is published every Wednesday in Manotick, Ontario. The Manotick I wanted to jump in and say something, but I tated when Germany beat them 4-nil,” said the Messenger is mailed to bona fide subscribers in Rideau and Osgoode Townships for $36. The gle player would come in after lunch with refrained. I couldn’t do it. momcancer; wearing Crocs.the exact minute I shook publication is available by carrier for $36 or at newsstands for $1.00 per copy. Letters will be edited for length, clarity and libellous statements. Display, National and Classified rates are available on If you are unfamiliar with the vuvuzela horn, then At this point, I couldn’t take it anymore. 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The Editor, When I read last week’s editorial [A Farmers’ Convoy could prove fatal for Trudeau] I couldn’t help but wonder if someone had switched out my copy of the Messenger for a copy of The Epoch Times! The latter, of course, is a perennial source of right-wing drivel, including plenty of pro-Trump nonsense and featuring the latest conspiracy theories masquerading as news items, but I had come to expect much better of the Messenger. For those who may have missed it, the editorial was a rehash of a fake news item that’s been making the rounds on social media, suggesting that Justin Trudeau is in the process of imposing a ban on fertilizer in order to meet emissions targets. The idea that a minority Prime Minister would implement

a policy that would drive down yields and drive up prices during a period of extreme inflation is not consistent with common sense or logic, which probably explains why the federal government is NOT imposing a fertilizer ban and why the 30% emissions reduction remains voluntary. Of course, in his desperation to vilify Justin Trudeau, the writer harkens back to the “Freedom Convoy,” which, apparently, was wildly successful because it, “ultimately ended the chaotic and damaging Trudeau government lockdown.” I wasn’t aware of a Trudeau government lockdown, since public health measures are administered by the provincial governments in Canada, but the writer is sure it was all Justin’s fault. Here in Ontario, for example, we endured the

longest lockdown in North America, which was entirely the decision of Premier Doug Ford. Ford imposed the lockdown and Ford ended it, so it’s entirely unclear what that decision had to do with Justin Trudeau. Canadians can take comfort in the fact that Trudeau’s is a minority government and in Canada minority governments never impose policies that go against public opinion. Joe Clark’s minority Conservative government tried that once back in 1979, by attempting to impose a 18 cent per gallon federal tax on gasoline and his government immediately fell victim to a non-confidence vote. Since that time no minority Prime Minister has ever ignored public opinion polls. But let’s just look at the lessons of history. Majority governments gave us income tax

and the GST, while minority governments gave us Universal healthcare and the Canada Pension

Plan. It seems pretty clear what kind of government is forced to follow the will of the electorate and what kind

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was insulting,” said Shelley Power on Facebook. “He has no ideas of his own; Just criticizing the other parties.” Others felt Poilievre was their only hope at beating the current Liberal government. “Under the current government life has become completely unaffordable and our rights and freedoms are abused for political gain,” said Jamie James, also on Facebook. “Pierre has always stood for the middle class and will restore personal freedoms and give Canadians back control over their lives.”

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messages to party members in the MP’s riding, asking them to encourage him to resign. The party has since apologized for sending the automated text messages. Out of the 10 Conservative MP’s in Quebec, many supported Charest’s leadership bid. Even so, Poilievre won almost all of that province’s ridings. Poilievre has wasted no time getting to work, already unveiling his nineperson House of Commons Leadership team. Melissa Lantsman, a member of the LGBTQ community, and Tim Uppal, who is of South Asian descent, will serve as Poilievre’s deputy leaders. Following his leadership win, Poilievre and his family will move into Stornoway, the residence provided for the head of the Official Opposition. No date has been given for the move.

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volleyball, and touch foot- due to concussions, so I ball. I also enjoy traveling turned to coaching. It has and learning about different given me an opportunity to locations and cultures. I’ve continue in the sport, even FRIDAY, September 23, 2022 Page 9 travelled to many places though I can no longer para and difference my school, I infind it very inter- ticipate in it.” and to get a how differentevery peresting culture spective on all aspects of unique traditions and Career Goals: “After thehas school. I was a cheerleader for 10 years,Goldie but I favourite My school I hope go to tosubcultures. our MPP Ghamari, high website - thank you!toYou can could no longer continue and place is Norway, because university somewhere near Mayor Jim Watson Counsubmit a question in advance due to concussions, so I there is Moffatt. such coast; September hopefully in cillor To view the untileast Monday, 26. turned to Scott coaching. It has beautiful places over country given me an all opportunity top choice full version of ourtothe letter, go to kinesiology. While we can’tMy promise all your continue in the page sport, even andIssues amazing hiking. The schools the of the MVCA questionsare will University be asked dueofto though I can no longer parnext location I wish to travNew Brunswick in John, website Manotick time constraints, weSt. have colticipate in it.” el to is Iceland, because it’s and lectedDalhousie like-mindedinquestions Goals: aCareer very open “After country, with After I hopeoftoyour pursue ensurethat, the intent quesAll Candidates Meeting high school I hope to go to very kind citizens, career in to either athletic is posed the candidates. Onsomewhere September 28, lots the ation university near and toeastsee.” or education.” the coast; There will be opportunity to MVCA is hopefully hostinginan All Can- therapy, kinesiology. My top choice ask the candidates questions in didates Meeting to provide a schools are University of Why did you get in- person as well. venue for Ward 21 candidates New Brunswick in St. John, numerous what you do? and Dalhousieinintheir Halifax. For suffering anyone who cannot attovolved introduce platforms and After After that, I hope to pursue concussions, Melita Wyche “I got involved in Student tend, MVCA is offering the oprespond to issues raised by our a career in either athletic turned to coaching. Council because I saw it tion of passive viewing through community to help inform vottherapy, or education.” PHOTO as inanmaking opportunity to make Zoom. PHILL If youPOTTER are interested ers their choice. Over the past few weeks in this, please register for the After suffering numerous many of Melita you Wyche have submitted Zoom link through the MVCA concussions, turned to coaching. questions through the MVCA website.

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Since 2015, the MVCA has been working to resolve the truck traffic issue in our community. On September 14th, a group of concerned senior citizens took to the streets in a peaceful demonstration to draw attention to this issue. While the City’s Transportation Master Plan outlines how it is going to address truck routes in the City, and the City has told the MVCA they are taking action, we have not received any updates on this matter. This issue has created widespread discussion as evidenced through our community social media and questions submitted in advance of our All Candidates Meeting. For more background on MVCA efforts on this issue on your behalf, go to the Truck Traffic page in Issues on our Manotick Village Community Association website.

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tions. Bill 109 delegates approvals to City staff and leaves communities out of the loop - although Ottawa city staff are proposing to continue to inform communities and give them a chance to comment (without slowing down the process). Ottawa will implement these changes by 2023 in a phased manner. Our City has opted to provide the opportunity for City Councillors to be notified of, or give feedback on, very specific issues, such as traffic flow, Ottawa city staff have also proposed that the councillor be allowed to provide comments on SPC and that the councillor be notified of decisions made by the City staff. Councillors will not be able to provide comments on zoning issues related to the SPC. Ottawa city staff believe that it is in the best interests of

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Governor General Mary Simon reflects on the life of Queen Elizabeth II By Charlie Senack Governor-General Mary Simon and her husband, Whit Fraser, were in London Monday for the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The longtime Manotick residents accompanied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire, to attend the state funeral. Longtime Manotick resident, Governor General Mary Simon, paid respects to the British Monarch by saying in a statement: “On behalf of all Canadians, my husband, Whit, and I offer our condolences to the Royal Family on the loss, not just of a queen, but of a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.” The Queen passed away comfortably in the afternoon on Sept. 8, with her son Prince Charles and daughter Princess Anne at her bedside. Other prominent members of the Royal household also

rushed to Balmoral in Scotland, including Prince Harry who unfortunately arrived a few hours late. Her Majesty’s last public appearance was two days before when she appointed new British Prime Minister Liz Trust. The Queen’s passing will drastically change people’s perceptions of the Royal family with most not knowing a time without Queen Elizabeth ll as head of state. Simon said it was the Queen’s compassion and caringness which most resonated with Canadians. “Her Majesty cared about people, about our well-being. This was clear every time we spoke. She cared about Canada, and all the unique stories that make up our beautiful country,” Canada’s Governor General noted. “She learned our stories as she visited every corner of Canada during her many Royal Tours.”

Since her accession to the Throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth had visited Canada 22 times for official Royal visits. She often called Canada her “second home.” Queen Elizabeth’s last visit to this country was in 2010. It included a stop in Halifax to mark the centennial of the founding of the Royal Canadian Navy and Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. She also attended a dedication of the cornerstone for the Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg. “Her Majesty celebrated our achievements, reassured us in difficult times and inspired us with her steadfast dedication to service,” said Simon. “Until her final days, she remained engaged and committed to her country, to the Commonwealth and to her family. With her passing, we mourn the end of an era.” Simon took over the role

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Forest fires in the news spark memories of coal-fueled trains There are forest fires occurring today in many parts of the world and hearing and seeing pictures on television of some of them reminded me of the following story. One of my scariest memories is from when I was eight or nine years old, living in Maxville. The railway between Ottawa and Montreal ran through the town with trains many times a day carrying both passengers and freight. The tracks crossed

the main street, which in a way divided the town in two. These were the days before diesel was used in the engines; coal was the fuel of the day then. One night, in the late sum-

mer, sparks from a passing train set fire to the long grass along the railway tracks a few miles from Maxville. First the long grass smoldered then the fire spread into the brush and bush nearby, soon we had a fullblown forest fire. Maxville, like most other small towns, had a volunteer fire department but no one was prepared to fight a forest fire. However, the townspeople and the farmers from the area took control led

by the volunteer fire chief from Maxville; they were assisted by other fire departments from nearby small towns. Water to fight the fire was the primary concern, volunteers were many but trucks to carry water were few. The railway sent a tanker filled with water, railway tank car that is complete with gasoline pump and hose but it took many hours for it to arrive from Montreal. That tanker proved to be the lifesaver though in the

long run when by noon the next day the fire was declared under control and within a few days it was out. Trains were rerouted for a few days as new railway ties were installed to replace burned out ones along a stretch of a couple of miles to the east of Maxville. For a boy of eight or nine seeing the night sky bright red a few miles from your home, the air filled with choking smoke, everyone outside their homes

health. She did however get to participate in other aspects of the week-long event, and made two balcony appearances at Buckingham Palace. During that visit Simon sat down with the Queen to talk about pressing Canadian issues including the multiple discoveries of graves at the sites of former Indian Residential Schools. “She felt, you know, very bad about that, and really wanted things to work out for everybody,” Simon told CTV News. “So that was kind of the extent that we discussed that issue, but I did talk to her about the work that I’m doing on reconciliation, the work that I’ll be doing over the next year in my term is to bring Canadians and Indigenous Canadians both from across the country and from the Arctic, to have these discussions where we can learn about each other, and be able to live side-byside and give each other

space, and have equal opportunities and education, jobs.” Growing up, Simon said her grandmother had a photo of Queen Elizabeth who was “revered” in the Arctic. The Governor General said the Monarch was seen as the “highest order of the land” and had lots of respect. “She inspired me for so many years,” said Simon. “I think role models like Her Majesty really help you stay strong, and to stay focused and work out what you feel is important. That’s what I’ve done. I also just was so touched by the love that she showed for her family, her grandchildren, her children.” During their private conversation, Simon said the Queen talked about the importance of her family: “It was really beautiful,” she said. That family will now come together around a new Head of State. Prince

Charles will now be known as King Charles III, and his wife will be known as Queen Consort Camilla. The new King is no stranger to Canada, visiting the county a total of 19 times. Charles and Camilla were last here in May when they attended multiple events in Ottawa. While Charles has automatically become King, his official Coronation isn’t expected for at least a few months.

Governor-General Mary Simon spoke at Buckingham Palace in May. Looking on are her husband Whit Fraser, King Charles III and Queen consort Camilla, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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queen continues from page 12 In her statement Simon remembered a piece of advice her Majesty gave her after first being appointed. “Her Majesty said to me: ‘be gentle with yourself,’” recounted Simon. “I’ve come to understand her words to mean that while we should work hard on the issues that matter, we should also take time to pause. To be patient. To lead with understanding and respect. I can see the wisdom in these words.” Attending the Platinum Jubilee In June, Simon sat down in London with former CTV National News Anchor Lisa LaFlamme to talk about what it meant to be invited to her Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Simon was given a second row seat to history, sitting behind Prince William and his family during the ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ concert, which the Queen did not attend due to failing

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minute. Decide what you’ll be cooking in addition to turkey several weeks before the big day. Select two or three side dishes, preferably items that can be prepared in advance and then reheated on Thanksgiving. These can include a baked macaroni-andcheese casserole, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and a cornbread stuffing. Brine your bird Turkey is the centerpiece of the feast, so give it every opportunity to shine. No one wants a dry turkey, but un-

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Organizers call ‘Come Walk With Us’ anti-truck demonstration a success

Led by the seniors who live in Manotick Place and the Miller Apartments, the residents of Manotick had their largest ever demonstration against heavy truck traffic in the village on Wed., Sept. 14. Seniors from Manotick Place Retirement Community and the Miller Seniors Apartments were joined by parents with strollers, neighbors, and friends of Manotick in a “walk” to advocate for the health and safety of all residents in the face of 800-plus heavy trucks that roll through the village every day. Organizers also thank the election candidates “who had the courage of their conviction to come out and walk with us.” Many truckers even gave the protestors a “thumbs up” and a honk on the horn to express their support as well. “Many have told us they are tired and scared on driving through the community given the risks to others

on the streets,” said Monty Doyle, one of the organizers of the walk. “And just to be clear, we all appreciate truck drivers. Their essential role was never more visible nor appreciated than during the past two years.” Doyle said the news of the walk drew a lot of attention and serious questions from

people in the community who depend on trucks for their business and livelihood. “Our aim is to get the heavy truck through-traffic off of Bridge and Main streets and relocated to the roads and bridges designed for them such as the Vimy bridge and Armstrong road and Roger Stevens/Snake Island Road,”

Doyle said. “By ‘heavy trucks’ we mean just that: the big, tandem rigs, the 83 footers, dump trucks and stone slingers, truss trucks and long haulers en route to or from Montreal and Toronto. We are not talking about any truck that has a local delivery destination such as retail and grocery stores, restaurants, hardware stores, or to deliver goods and services to any local business or home etc. In short, we are not talking about the trucks and vehicles that are part of the our daily life of our community. And of course, we don’t include emergency vehicles (ambulance, fire, police) or city services such as mail and garbage.” Doyle said that what Manotick residents do not want is the ‘heavy truck’ throughtraffic simply looking for the cheapest way to get from their origin to destination, thereby transferring their transporta-

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tion costs on the residents of Manotick as social costs. “A whole lot of people stood up today and said they’re tired of paying the freight for corporate convenience,” Doyle said at the protest. “ It’s time to rebalance the corporate benefit at public expense equation.” Doyle said the immediate goal of the protest was to ensure that all election candidates for Ward 21 understand the seriousness, urgency and growth of this issue and its importance to the community. The second goal is to “support our new Ward 21 Councilor in bringing this forward as a priority for the new City Council and administration.” Doyle said the third goal is to propose a series of simple, low cost, low tech improvements to street safety such as longer

traffic light “walk” signals; seniors’ crossing signs and so on. He added that the local seniors are ready to be part of the discussions and negotiations with all stakeholders to get to a Win-Win solution. “Nothing will change if the trucking companies and their trade associations don’t stand up and show their civic leadership,” Doyle said. “They need to be part of the advocacy for change. They must be ready to sit down with a new Council and city administration and our community associations for frank discussions on this issue. What is our preferred future? How do we work together to build a plan for a sustainable future for our community, for our economy, for our kids and families and business owners and for our environment.”

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Thompson comes out of retirement to run for council seat By Charlie Senack

After watching the state of Ottawa’s city hall deteriorate over the last four years, former Osgoode councillor Doug Thompson said he didn’t have a choice but to run for municipal office again. The 76-year-old was a city of Ottawa councillor in Osgoode from 2001 until 2014, but served as Mayor of Osgoode township from 1997 until 2000. Before that Thompson served as councillor for the township from 1988 until becoming Mayor, totalling 31 years of municipal political experience. Since retiring from municipal office, Thompson said he’s remained engaged with local politics, and currently serves as president of the Greely community association and Osgoode Township Museum in Vernon. “I think by and large people are disappointed and discouraged with what’s taken place

(at council) over the last four or five years,” he said. “It’s like a schoolyard recess at city council. People are arguing and fighting.” Thompson said he is deeply passionate about the city’s handling of the Phase 1 light rail transit launch, which has been plagued with stuck doors, wheel alignment concerns, and train derailments among other issues. “Light rail is important to any major city. Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, have strong systems,” said Thompson. “There are so many issues with Phase 1 and we have heard so many reports in the media about criteria for the bidding being changed. The system they bought wasn’t ap- Former Osgoode Councillor Doug Thompson is coming out propriate for our climate and of retirement to seek his old seat at City Hall. city.” While Thompson admits fore Phase 3 out to Barrhaven pect it will be very damaging to the city, perhaps staff and he doesn’t know how to fix the and Kanata is built. “The city has to be very, council,” said the Osgoode system, he believes a new set of eyes will be beneficial. He very, careful because the prov- council hopeful. Thompson is also conbelieves the kinks need to be incial inquiry will come back sorted with Phase 1 and 2 be- after the election and I ex- cerned about the ambulance shortage in Ottawa which led

to over 700 level zero scenarios in the first half of this year, meaning no paramedics were available to respond to calls. “In the last month there were two cases in Osgoode ward where residents had to wait over six hours to take them to the hospital,” said Thompson. “If I was there I’d say stop everything else; we need to fix this. The head of the paramedic association has indicated to me that there are solutions and projects, but I don’t know why it hasn’t been implemented.” Thompson has spent the last few months canvassing in Osgoode ward, reaching some doors twice. He says a few concerns are being raised regularly by residents. The council hopeful would like to see a stronger police presence in the ward, particularly to deal with speeding. ‘The primary issues at every door are the condition of our roads, police protection, and police supervision,” said Thompson. “The speeding on

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Darouze hoping road improvements pave his way back to City Hall By Charlie Senack Osgoode ward councillor George Darouze is hoping his strong stance of road improvements will help him win a third city election. Darouze, who was first elected in 2014, says he inherited roads you could barely drive on. He named Mitch Owens, River Road, and Snake Island as examples. Saying Darouze is elected for another four years, he wants to see every road in the rural ward repaved. “I have lots of projects I want to finish, and I’m concerned that when a new mayor comes in, all my planning for paving roads over the next three or four years won’t be their priority,” he said. “I want to repave every road in Osgoode ward by 2024. I was a little bit behind in the last couple of years, but I’m back on track.” Darouze said the standard for building roads was less prior to amalgamation. Only one layer of asphalt was needed before in residential areas, whereas now two layers are needed.

The Osgoode council candidate also wants to secure funding for the Metcalfe arena expansion, and wants to improve aging play equipment in parks. On the topic of transit, Darouze isn’t a supporter of making fares free, saying it wouldn’t benefit the residents of his ward. “I understand people like things for free, but nothing is for free,” said Darouze. “I’m not against helping and giving free transit to people who deserve it or need it. What COVID has demonstrated to us is we need to look at the future of the city. We don’t know what transit is going to look like in a year or two, so let’s not rush to spend taxpayer dollars.” Regarding phase 3 of light rail transit out to Kanata and Barrhaven, Darouze believes plans should be put on ice for now until the city has a better understanding of changing ridership habits. “We need to slow down and look at Phase 1 and then Phase 2 performance, then reassess Phase 3,” he said. “We might need to shift to more local routes because

people are changing their habits. I see more people working from home, I see more cars in laneways when I’m driving around. We cannot rrush spending billions on something people might not use.” Over the past term of council, Darouze has served as deputy Mayor of Ottawa. When massive floods hit parts of the city in 2019, the Osgoode councillor had to step in for Mayor Jim Watson who was recovering from eye surgery. During that time he met with Premier Doug Ford and other officials to view the “chaos” and mass destruction. That has been one of Darouze’s political highlights over the last four years, in a term of council that has been full of division of personal attacks. Reflecting on the past four years in office, Darouze said some councillors lacked common sense when voting on key issues. With an incoming council of about a dozen fresh faces, and a new Mayor at the helm of it all, the incumbent hopeful says his skill set will be crucial

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over the next term. “You can’t sit at that table and think only about a few issues that are near and dear to your heart or are part of your agenda,” he said. “When people don’t get their way some will have a hissy fit. It’s ok if you and I don’t agree, but we should

never lose that respect as an individual,” Darouze added. “As a councillor you knew exactly who was a player and who was not. The city that I’m building is for the next generation.” Other issues Darouze is hearing at the doors are concerns over aging infra-

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Nighthawks helping to fund $4 million field hockey complex

The National Capital Field Hockey Centre hosted an event Sun., Aug. 28 to showcase the plans and reveal their sign for their $4 million project on Colonnade Road. This not-for-profit organization is dedicated to expanding the sport in Ottawa and surrounding areas. “The power of team sport can unite people in all walks of life, keeping them active and healthy both physically and mentally,” said Sandeep Chopra in a release sent to the Independent. “Everyone, in any stage of their life, deserves to have access to a space where they can develop their skills and feel welcome in their community. Covered under the City of Ottawa’s Community Partnership – Major Capital Program, this multimilliondollar project has the support of many within the Ottawa sports community. The Nepean Nighthawks Field Hockey Club have committed

to raise the necessary funds to support this initiative. To bring it across the finish line, the City of Ottawa will match all donations up to $1 million. With 220 million players worldwide, field hockey is the world’s second largest sport, behind only soccer. Field hockey in Ottawa has seen an explosion of growth in the last 15 years. Seventy per cent of all players in Ottawa are female. The Field Hockey Centre is a group of passionate sport enthusiasts and community members who are committed to sharing the gift of sport and bringing Canada’s Field Hockey society to the international stage. To be a part of their project, see the design plans, and donate visit https:// or contact info@fieldhockeycentre. ca. Field hockey is the second largest participation sport in the world, and it is growing in popularity in the area.

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Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino celebrates 60th anniversary

Rideau Carleton Raceway is celebrating its 60th Anniversary during the month of September 2022. The racetrack honoured its 60th anniversary milestone with a special event held at their location on Albion Road on Fri., Aug. 26. Over 200 guests gathered at the Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino to celebrate, including a number of politicians and dignitaries who have contributed to the raceway’s success over the last 60 years. General Manager of Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino Helen MacMillan spoke first and was thrilled at the opportunity to bring everyone together to celebrate this milestone, while also looking ahead to what comes next as development progresses on Future Hard Rock Ottawa. “It’s a tremendous milestone for the raceway to reach 60 years of operation. Everyone here takes great pride in the work we do and we’re honoured to have had the chance to be a part of this community for all these years. We will work hard to make sure the future is just as exciting and we have some upcoming announcements that we can’t wait to share. Stay

tuned.” Ottawa’s Mayor Jim Watson also spoke on Friday evening and talked about the positive impact Rideau Carleton Raceway has had on the city, as well as the promising future ahead. “Since 2000, $91M has come into the city (from OLG as Ottawa is a host gaming community to Rideau Carleton Racetrack Casino), to help various City of Ottawa programs that wouldn’t happen without the racetrack. We look forward to the coming transition to Hard Rock and this place expanding so more jobs can be created and more economic wealth can stay on this side of the river.” With approximately $6 million in proceeds paid to the City of Ottawa per year (from OLG, as a result of proceeds from Rideau Carleton Racetrack Casino) benefiting local communities and contributing to economic recovery, and an additional $1 million per year in local sponsorships and charitable donations, Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino has had a significant impact on the Ottawa area. The facility is also a significant driver of job creation and employment, having employed over 700 lo-

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Jr. A Raiders 2022-23 a season of promise, home opener Sept. 21 After a few years of looking up from the bottom of the standings, the Nepean Raiders have rebuilt and are poised for a turn around season in the Central Canada Junior Hockey League. Jerrett DeFazio, fresh off a U18 AAA championship, has been hired as Head Coach and Assistant GM of Player Development for the 2022-23 season. “DeFazio and his staff will bring a winning culture for the character young men who will earn the privilege of wearing a Raiders jersey this year,” said Raiders VP and General Manager Randy Watt. “Jerrett has the right mindset I was looking for. He has a proven track record and his vision and values match up with our organization. “ Watt added that after a rebuild season, the future starts now. There are seven returning players, including team captain Coleman

Bennett. The Raiders have also signed have signed five 17-year-olds from their U18 AAA championship team from last year. The Raiders have also brought in goalie Gage Stewart from Thunder Bay. “These players are ready to step into a Jr. A lineup and contribute right away,” said Watt. “In net, Gage Stewart will hold the top spot and help this young team find success early. Our main camp was the most talent rich weekend we have had in years. There are many tough decisions in the days ahead.” When asked about players to watch, Watt said the entire team is who to watch. “We have a We before Me mindset,” he said. “With that, we are expecting a big year from our three senior defenseman and our returning forwards to add early success, paving the way and setting examples for our new players.”

The Raiders’ first home game is Wednesday September 21st vs Kemptville, with a 7:30 p.m. start time at the Nepean Sportsplex Steve Yzerman Arena. “This team will be special from the coaching staff, support staff to the players,” Watt said. “We promise we will be entertaining and expect the view of the leaderboard to be very different this season. A special thank you to new and renewed host families. Pauline Brown, Debbie Watt, the Trudell family, the DeFazio family. Without them opening their homes and providing that home away from home experience, we don’t get to find success on the rink. So thank you again to our host families.” The Raiders’ regular season schedule can be found at stats/schedule. There is also a CCHL app that can be downloaded for fans to follow the Raiders or any other team.

Nepean Raiders captain Coleman Bennett is among the players returning to the local Junior A hockey team. Photo courtesy Nepean Raiders


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