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This article was published 9/10/2018 (503 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Now that summer has come to a close and we are firmly in the grips of the fall season, I look back on summer 2018 in St. James constituency.
I am always impressed by the dedication to our neighborhood community clubs. Pancake breakfasts, club barbecues, movie nights and family activities are always well attended and I greatly enjoy volunteering throughout the year meeting the families of my constituency. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all community club volunteers for all of their efforts, they do not go unnoticed.
We recently held the 3rd Annual Joint Barbecue with the St. James and Kirkfield Park Constituencies at Grants Old Mill. For the first time we had our barbecue and food supplied by Silver Heights Food Fare. It was a great success. I would like to thank all our constituents who joined us as well as a big thank you to Munther Zeid and staff for ensuring our success.
I was pleased to join Peter Nygard and the Hon. Pearl McGonigal at Nygard’s 50th anniversary celebration and ribbon cutting at their plant on Inkster Boulevard. It was truly an honor to bring greetings on behalf of the Province of Manitoba to such a deserving individual as Peter Nygard. This was a special memory for me as my father, J. Frank, participated in the grand opening of the Inkster plant fifty years ago.
By the end of this year the electoral boundaries of 57 ridings in Manitoba will be considered based on our changing population. Boundary changes are made every 10 years by an independent commission to ensure effective representation for all after the federal government reviews Canada’s newest census data. On Oct. 1, 2018 the opportunity to make a submission to the Boundaries Commission closed and we await their final decision. I would like to thank all the concerned St. James residents for their submissions. To read these submissions please go to boundariescommission.mb.ca
On Oct. 3 the house resumed the fourth session of the 41st sitting of the Manitoba legislature. I look forward to joining my colleagues this fall to continue to endeavour to make Manitoba the most improved province in Canada.
St. James constituency report.
Scott Johnston is the PC MLA for St. James.