Solid investments in infrastructure and engaging local youth top Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis’ list of solid achievements in 2016.
In 2016, the federal government announced $2 billion for smaller communities and $500,000 in digital infrastructure.
Recently the feds also announced they will spend $2.3 billion to replace the military’s ancient search-and-rescue planes with 16 new aircraft from European aerospace giant Airbus.
MP Ellis called it a wise investment for the future.
When it comes to getting youth involved Ellis praises the recently launched Bay of Quinte Canada 150 Literacy Challenge.
Children who complete the initiative will receive a special edition commemorative Canada 150 certificate and letter signed by MP Ellis.’
In 2016, Ellis also sparked a Bay of Quinte youth council that has about 30 members.
They meet a number of times in the year to learn about government process and structure, identify and participate in opportunities to make a positive and lasting impact in our community.