Bravo to our indomitable Member of Parliament Anthony Housefather who rose in Parliament last week to give his response to the Speech from the Throne. In true style Housefather blended comments about our riding, its cultural communities, his ascension through municipal politics, his business and legal experiences and outlook on Canadian society without a prepared script, nary a note. What’s more, Housefather effortlessly and smoothly transitioned between Canada’s official languages. Very impressive indeed.

The Cavendish Extension features prominently in the MPs remarks, noting that this project has lingered for 50 years, has received approval by local governments and that federal funding is needed to spur the provincial government into action to jump start this much anticipated plan.