As a Member of Parliament, so much of my impact and success depends on having dedicated and talented staff. These are the unsung heroes who work day and night to listen to constituents, help solve their problems and inform public policy.
Especially during the pandemic, they work tirelessly and often take home the stress, never complaining, always committed to making our country a little bit better each day.
I know how lucky I am to have staff who care deeply and have an intuitive sense for politics and social justice.
Especially my Executive Assistant, Kathleen Brimacombe who has been with me since I was first elected in 2015. Today I am so proud to see that I am not the only one who recognizes how wonderful she is.
Today Kathleen was named number two Liberal constituency staffer in the country by the Hill Times! Kathleen - I am so lucky to have you by my side on this adventure we call politics. Because of you, we are making a real difference in people’s lives. I can’t imagine anyone more deserving of this award. Congratulations and thank you from the bottom of my heart.