STATEMENT FROM QUEEN’S PARK
Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2012
THE ONTARIO LEGISLATURE WAS PROROGUED ON OCTOBER 15, 2012.
THE FOLLOWING IS A STATEMENT THAT WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS
MPP TED ARNOTT WOULD HAVE WANTED TO PRESENT IN THE ONTARIO
LEGISLATURE, HAD IT BEEN SITTING.
Local community events highlight a brighter future
On the weekend, I attended community events in our area that
reinforced my confidence in Ontario’s future.
On Friday night, I was glad to drop in to the Wellington Federation of
Agriculture Annual Meeting and Banquet. I offered my sincere thanks to
our farm families for the work that they do, growing the food that feeds
our local communities, as well as a wider world.
We were joined by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s President
Mark Wales, who was the guest speaker.
The OFA continues to be concerned about the OSPCA Act, the
Endangered Species Act, the Aggregate Resource Act, the need for a
comprehensive Local Food Act, and about agriculture and water issues.
I want to work with them to continue to support our farm families, to
strengthen the future of agriculture and agribusiness in Wellington-
Halton Hills and across Ontario.
That same evening, I attended the Graduation Ceremony at the Centre
Wellington District High School in Fergus. Almost 300 students
received their Ontario Secondary School Diplomas. There were over
100 awards given to students for outstanding achievement.
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At this time, I want to congratulate the students of all the graduating
classes in Wellington-Halton Hills, and recognize their parents as well.
I also want to express my appreciation to all the teachers and school
staff for their caring and dedicated professionalism, which enable our
students to achieve success and reach their full academic potential.
As these students embrace lifelong learning and pursue their careers,
their idealism, perseverance, and community spirit will ensure that
Ontario’s future will be very bright indeed.
On Saturday, I was pleased to attend the Annual Conference and
General Meeting of the Air Cadet League of Canada (Ontario Provincial
Committee) in Mississauga.
The Air Cadets have outstanding programming for young people
including teaching survival skills, physical education and recreation,
building model aircraft, and learning about aviation.
They learn about Canadian history and democracy, and acquire
decision making and leadership skills.
There are opportunities to represent Canada in international exchanges.
Cadets also have the chance to participate in flight activities, and some
will be helped in obtaining their private pilot’s licence or glider pilot
It is a fabulous program, and I want to thank everyone involved with the
Air Cadets, especially the countless volunteers who are helping our
young people prepare for tomorrow.
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