Connecting with the Community - Week of August 10th. 2020

Dear Constituents,

I hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy this summer.

I’ve spent the last week travelling the riding talking to constituents and other elected officials about issues facing our region.

At the beginning of last week, I was accompanied by my Conservative colleague from Parry Sound-Muskoka, MP Scott Aitchison, who joined me for meetings with Mayor Griffiths in Machin as well as several local business owners. Thanks to Gord and Susanne at Vermillion Bay Lodge and Liz and Robin from Crystal Lake Campground for having us over and sharing their thoughts on the government’s pandemic response and how to get our economy back on track.

I also visited Eagle Lake with my constituency staff and attended some great community events across the riding. I had a great time helping out at the Blueberry Festival in Sioux Lookout (and handing out some cupcakes!), as well as stopping by Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services Building in Dryden to donate fresh fruit for Grand Council Treaty #3’s free community barbeque.

Later in the week, Mayor Kahoot organized an informative afternoon meeting with residents of Ear Falls. I also appreciated the opportunity to chat with more constituents and meet with Deputy Mayor Janet Hager and CAO Mark Vermette in Red Lake.

I always appreciate hearing from constituents about the issues they are facing – it helps me and my staff better serve you in the Kenora riding and advocate for you in Ottawa.

As always, if there is anything my office can assist you with, or if you would like to arrange a meeting, please do not hesitate to call me at 807-468-2170 (Kenora) or 807-223-2182 (Dryden) or contact me by email at


Eric Melillo

Member of Parliament – Kenora riding

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