OPEN LETTER to Minister of National Revenue on urgent support for PNE

As you are aware, this was an issue I initially brought to the attention of the House. I also wrote to various Ministers and raised it at a joint meeting with the Vancouver Mayor and other MPs and it was following this meeting that MP Fry and I sent the co-signed letter to you. As it relates to an organization that operates in my riding, I am wondering why I have not been included as part of these discussions. Your government has stated time and again that you want to work with all Members of Parliament to support the community through this pandemic. In the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, I hope you would be willing to include me in this conversation as this is a non-partisan matter. Kindly note that I am available any time to meet your schedule and look forward to your response. 

"The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier Minister of National Revenue House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

July 22nd, 2020

Dear Minister Lebouthillier,

I’m writing to follow up on a joint letter that MP Hedy Fry and I signed and was sent to your office regarding the unique financial situation of the Pacific National Exhibition in my riding. It has been brought to my attention that the day after the letter was sent to
you, you responded to MP Fry. However, I received no communication from you on the
matter. MP Fry’s staff have also indicated that your staff has since been in contact with her staff to find a solution.

As you are aware, this was an issue I initially brought to the attention of the House. I also wrote to various Ministers and raised it at a joint meeting with the Vancouver Mayor and other MPs and it was following this meeting that MP Fry and I sent the co-signed letter to you. As it relates to an organization that operates in my riding, I am wondering why I have not been included as part of these discussions. Your government has stated time and again that you want to work with all Members of Parliament to support the community through this pandemic. In the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, I hope you would be willing to include me in this conversation as this is a non-partisan matter. Kindly note that I am available any time to meet your schedule and look forward to your response. 
Sincerely,

Jenny Kwan
Member of Parliament for Vancouver East
NDP Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship"
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