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Mayor’s Breakfast – Ottawa’s place in Ontario’s Thriving Economy
March 20, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Guest Speaker: Honourable Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Topic: Ottawa’s place in Ontario’s Thriving Economy
Join Mayor Jim Watson at this high-profile breakfast series, where issues vital to Ottawa’s prosperity and quality of life are presented.
Focusing on issues such as economic development, transportation and the environment, this breakfast series provides an opportunity to network and stay informed.
Presented nine times annually, the Mayor’s Breakfast Series is a popular event, where guest speakers include high-profile political, business and community leaders. Mayor Jim Watson also updates attendees on recent City Hall issues and initiatives.
Marie-France Lalonde was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as the MPP for Ottawa-Orléans.
Lalonde currently serves as Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and as Minister of Francophone Affairs. She was previously Minister of Government and Consumer Services. Prior to that, she was Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, focusing on economic development, and to the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs.
She serves on the Standing Committees on Government Agencies and Social Policy, as well as the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment.
With a degree in social work from the University of Quebec in Hull, she put her leadership and skills to work in a career that began at the Children’s Aid Society, followed by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Hospital.