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.
Topic: The Government of Canada's Approach to Public Health
Guest Speaker: The Honourable Ginette C. Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor was elected in October 2015 as a Member of Parliament in the riding of Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe. She also served as the Deputy Government Whip from December 2015 to January 2017. In January 2017, she was named Parliament Secretary to the Minister of Finance.
Ms. Petitpas Taylor has spent her entire life advocating for fair and just society for all. She was the former Chair of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women and a member of the Coalition for Pay Equity. She has volunteered with several community organizations, both provincially and locally, including the Coalition Against Abuse in Relationships and the Canadian Mental Health Association's Suicide Prevention Committee in Moncton.
Ms. Petitpas Taylor was the Codiac RCMP Victim Services Coordinator, during which time she provided crisis counselling, domestic violence intervention, and domestic violence risk assessment to victims of crime. She also served on the City of Moncton's Public Safety Advisory Committee, which was commissioned by Moncton City Council in 1996 to proactively influence the community through crime prevention promotion and to help Council respond to problematic issues as they arise.
Ms. Petitpas Taylor grew up in Dieppe, New Brunswick, and graduated from l'Université de Moncton with a Bachelor's degree in social work.
Presented nine times annually, the Mayor's Breakfast Series is a popular event which includes networking over coffee, a buffet breakfast and a presentation from guest speakers which include high-profile political, business and community leaders. Mayor Jim Watson also updates attendees on recent City Hall issues and initiatives.
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