We continue to make progress with our government relations priorities and craft our messages for the various political parties. Our meetings with Stephen Del Duca and the NDP Platform Party Chair are forthcoming so we will be focusing on those in the next couple of weeks. Kevin Finnerty announced his retirement recently and we will have a new Deputy Minister for the MHSTCI. We will be reaching out to Sarah Harrison after she begins her new role on December 6th.  Best wishes to DM Finnerty in his retirement!

Many of you may have new MPs for the ridings surrounding your libraries.  You may wish to reach out to your new MPs and invite them to tour your local libraries. I have attached a letter template for you to use, should you wish to do so. I encourage you to foster relationships with your MPs and keep public libraries on the radar for our friends over at the federal government.