MP Brown calls 2015 ‘year of good news’

In this Nov. 20, 2015, file photo, MP Gord Brown speaks to the Leeds-Grenville Economic Development Summit. Brown believes 2016 will be a time of continued improvement in Leeds-Grenville and area. (Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – On the eve of 2016, Gord Brown says Leeds-Grenville is poised for continuing improvement.

The re-elected MP for Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes believes the region will be able to launch off the platform of a number of positive announcements through 2015.

Those included money to rejuvenate national parks and historical sites, such as the $39 million for the Rideau Canal and nearly $8 million for the Thousand Islands National Park.

Also on the upgrade list were the Battle of the Windmill site, Fort Henry and Bellevue House.

There was also money through other programs for the armouries in Brockville and Kemptville and the railway tunnel in Brockville.

“I am proud and honoured to be the first Member of Parliament to serve the new riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes,” Brown noted, after the riding was redistributed in 2012.

He also has a big job on Parliament Hill, after being selected by colleagues to be the Opposition whip.

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