On January 27, the people of Ottawa–Orléans were able to participate in a momentous cross-partisan community event!
Ontario Hansard - le 18 fevrier 2015
Mrs. Marie-France Lalonde: On January 27, the people of Ottawa–Orléans were able to participate in a momentous cross-partisan community event. I had the pleasure of co-hosting the first annual east-end New Year’s levee along with my federal and municipal counterparts: MP Royal Galipeau; our mayor, Jim Watson; Deputy Mayor Bob Monette; and councillors Stephen Blais, Jody Mitic and Tim Tierney.
The east bloc, as we are now being called, decided some time ago to reaffirm our commitment to work in a collaborative fashion to tackle the issues that affect our community. Greater collaboration has been one of my biggest commitments since my election. It is why I moved my office close to the local councillors and the MP: in order to support one another and best serve the people of the great riding of Ottawa–Orléans.