September 28, 2015
Copied from my Facebook post: I've got a bit of insomnia but it's okay. I thought I would take the opportunity to be somewhat useful and post some thanks yous from the weekend. There are so many people who came together to make this past weekend successful - our Metis government assembly - the 2015 Manitoba Metis Federation (Official) annual general assembly. I had the task and the honour of co-chairing the assembly, and wanted to pass on some appreciation. I know I will likely miss so many people, so... my apologies in advance.
Of course, to my friend, big brother and the longest serving President, David Chartrand, who has such a handle on so many diverse topics, thank you for your confidence.
To my cabinet colleagues, for your support and inspiration.
To my former office colleagues, who are included in my Metis family, all of you who come together to produce such a fantastic event, I can't think of any group who could have pulled this off, year after year.
To all my constituents, who are also my dear friends, thank you for the support and confidence you have given me to represent you at the Metis government level. It means so much to be able to serve you in this capacity.
To all the Metis people who took time out of busy lives to participate in the democratic process at our assembly. By giving this time, you make the future better for our Metis Nation.
To every person who served in any capacity this weekend, from those hauling equipment to the sound and video crew to the people making the excellent food we had at Assiniboia Downs, it was a team effort and right down to the last detail, we all put in what was needed to make this a successful weekend.
And to the provincial and federal government representatives and candidates who took time to be with the Metis Nation, thank you for the respect.
I thought about tagging people in this post but I know I would miss someone, so I will just let it be here. If you want, tag yourself haha!
I guess that's enough insomniac ramblings for now. Later, my friends!
Oh if I didn't say hello to you this weekend, it was only because my brain was in a hundred places, please accept my apologies.
Manitoba government, MMF launch historic partnership to create affordable housing for Métis families
November 12, 2014
Three New Homes in Winnipeg First of Many To be Built Across Province:
Minister Irvin-Ross, Chartrand
The Government of Manitoba and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) are partnering for the first time to build affordable homes for Métis families across the province, Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross and David Chartrand, president, MMF, announced today.
“This historic partnership will see the construction of affordable homes for Métis families in communities across Manitoba,” Minister Irvin-Ross said at a groundbreaking ceremony with Chartrand today. “Affordable housing establishes the foundation all families need to hold jobs, put down roots and raise healthy children.”
The groundbreaking ceremony at 132 Hallet St. marked the beginning of construction of three new homes under the partnership. The partnership is made possible by a five-year, $5.5-million commitment from the provincial government to assist in the new construction of high-quality, affordable housing for Métis families.
“We are pleased to join with the province in this historic partnership,” said Chartrand. “Together, we will work to address the critical shortage of affordable housing for Métis families.”
Manitoba Housing has approved up to $710,000 for the development of the three new homes at 132 Hallet St. Families will be able to move in when construction is completed in the spring of 2015.
By building three new homes where only one stood before, the Hallet project is an exceptionally efficient use of an infill lot, Minister Irvin-Ross said. Each home will be approximately 1,000 square feet and include three bedrooms, which will be a boon for larger families, she added.
The Manitoba government recently reached its five-year goal to provide funding commitments to create 1,500 new units of affordable housing throughout the province. The Manitoba government is now working toward its new commitment to create another 500 affordable and 500 social housing units in the next three years.
Manitoba Housing and Community Development’s overall strategy complements Budget 2014, a plan to create good jobs, grow the economy and protect front-line services for families by focusing on what matters most to Manitoba families.
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