MPP Clark Provides Book of Condolence for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Book of Condolence for Corporal Nathan Cirillo

Book of Condolence for Corporal Nathan Cirillo

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville written October 24, 2-14

( BROCKVILLE ) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark has set up a Book of Condolence for Corporal Nathan Cirillo at his constituency office, Suite 101, 100 Strowger Boulevard in Brockville.

Cpl. Cirillo, a reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regiment based in Hamilton , was gunned down Wednesday while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Parliament Hill.

Clark said he wanted to give residents of Leeds-Grenville an opportunity to pay their respects to Cpl. Cirillo and honour the bravery of the young father, who leaves behind a six-year-old son. Continue reading

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Benson Students Brush Up on the Importance of a Healthy Smile

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark joined Prescott dentists Dr. Lance McIntosh, left, and Dr. Kim Hansen along with Timmy the Tooth to deliver an important message about oral health to students at Benson Public School in Cardinal on Friday, April 11. They're with a group of students who volunteered to be teeth in order to demonstrate proper brushing techniques to their classmates.

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark joined Prescott dentists Dr. Lance McIntosh, left, and Dr. Kim Hansen along with Timmy the Tooth to deliver an important message about oral health to students at Benson Public School in Cardinal on Friday, April 11. They’re with a group of students who volunteered to be teeth in order to demonstrate proper brushing techniques to their classmates.

by Janiece Walsh, Manager, Public Affairs and Communications, Ontario Dental Association and Maggie Head, Government Relations Manager, Ontario Dental Association – April 11, 2014

CARDINAL, ON — An important message about oral health was delivered to students at Benson Public School today in a fun, interactive way. Steve Clark, MPP Leeds-Grenville, joined local dentists, Dr. Kim Hansen and Dr. Lance McIntosh, and Timmy the Tooth to highlight the importance of a healthy smile during a Brush-a-mania event.

April is Oral Health Month, and the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) and dentists across Ontario embark on public education campaigns to ensure all Ontarians attain good oral health. One of those campaigns is Brush-a-mania, a province-wide event for children and youth led by local dentists. Students are challenged to brush their teeth regularly over the next month and demonstrate their brushing techniques through the highlight of the event – the “Brush-off”. Oral health is integral to overall health and Brush-a-mania aims to encourage good oral health habits in children that will help them throughout life.

Today’s event was a first for MPP Clark. “The importance of a healthy smile is something we can’t over-emphasize to children and youth.” said MPP Clark. “We all need to encourage children from a young age to look after their teeth, and I was happy to deliver this message today alongside Drs. Hansen and McIntosh.”

Dr. Hansen, an ODA Board member, was enthusiastic about the event. “Reaching out to children and getting them excited about a healthy smile is a rewarding part of my job and a key part of my role in our community,” said Dr. Hansen. His comments were echoed by Dr. McIntosh, President of the Brockville Dental Association, who added, “I think it’s important that children and youth are taught the importance of brushing, flossing and a nutritious diet. Seeing all of those healthy smiles today reminds me of how, as dentists, we have a duty to instill good oral health habits at an early age.”

This Oral Health Month, the ODA wants to reinforce the message that dentists are the oral health-care experts and the best resource patients have for information on achieving a healthy smile.

For more information, visit http://www.youroralhealth.ca.

MPP Clark Hosts Annual Christmas Reception on December 8

Clark invites all to be his guest

Clark invites all to be his guest

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville, written November 26, 2013

(BROCKVILLE) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is inviting residents from the riding to take a break during this busy time of year and join him at his annual Community Christmas Reception.

This year’s event is being held on Sunday, December 8 from 3-5 p.m. at the Quality Hotel Royal Brock, 100 Stewart Boulevard in Brockville. – to read more>

Clark Stands Up Again for North Grenville Residential Hospice

Beth Donovan Project ‘Ready to Move Forward,’ MPP Tells Minister

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville, written November 21, 2013

(QUEEN’S PARK) – Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews has committed to personally looking into a proposal by North Grenville’s Beth Donovan Hospice for funding to create a long-awaited residential hospice in the community.

The minister’s commitment came during questioning by Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark at a recent meeting of the Standing Committee on Estimates at Queen’s Park. – to read more>

MPP Clark Joins United Way, Health Unit and United Counties for Poverty Reduction Forum Oct. 16 at Brockville Public Library

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, written October 6, 2013

( BROCKVILLE ) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is holding a forum this month to give area residents an opportunity to have their voices heard as part of the provincial government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Clark has teamed up with the United Way of Leeds and Grenville, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the Leeds , Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, who will facilitate the discussion. – to read more>

MPP Clark Named Ontario PC Critic for Community Safety and Correctional Services

By Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville – written October 1, 2013

(QUEEN’S PARK) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is welcoming his new role as Ontario PC Critic for Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Clark’s position in PC Leader Tim Hudak’s shadow cabinet was announced Monday at Queen’s Park. The MPP, who was Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing since 2011, will also retain his role as Deputy House Leader for the Official Opposition. – to read more>