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Federal New Democratic Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay Charlie Angus will be in Brantford on Saturday, January 22nd for a series of events focused on arts, culture, and heritage and funding for First Nation’s schools.       

“We are very excited to have Charlie Angus come to Brant to speak on several issues that are affecting our community,” said Marc Laferriere, Federal NDP Candidate for Brant.

Angus and Laferriere will be a part of several meetings and discussions throughout the community as part of his trip to the riding which is a continuation of the popular Local Ideas Listening Tour.

Angus and Laferriere will hold a Community Discussion on Shannen’s Dream which seeks equal funding for aboriginal education at JC Hill Elementary School from 10:30am – 11:45am

In the afternoon, Angus will be a part of three separate community public meetings in Brantford. The first will be a discussion of local heritage issues at Laurier’s Read Lounge at 73 George St from 1pm – 2:30pm.

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The second a Discussion on Arts Planning and its effect on growing economies will be at The Brantford Arts Block from 3:00pm -4:00pm.  

The third will be a interactive National Webcast on Net Neutrality and the rising cost of internet access at The Personal Computer Museum at 13 Alma St from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.  The public is invited to participate with the webcast in person or online at:  http://pcmuseum.ca/netneutrality.asp

“I asked Marc for the opportunity to come to Brant to discuss these issues in the community as our ridings have many similarities,” said Angus. “Marc is a great candidate and will make a great MP.  He has shown leadership in his community and his style of communication and hard work would be a very welcomed addition to parliament.” 

“I am excited to have Charlie visit Brant after he has advocated for the riding personally in the House of Commons and communicating with myself and numerous Brant residents concerned about our community over the last year.”

That evening, the Marc Laferriere Campaign will be holding their Last Stop At The Station Musical Fundraiser at The Station Coffee House and Gallery. Angus, a two-time Juno Award nominee, will himself play at the event with a line up that includes award winning Canadian Singer/Songwriter Ian Reid, Brantford’s own Tyler Wilson and local emerging artists Terra Cotta. Tickets are just $20 for adults, and $10 for students and the unemployed. Tickets are available at The Station Coffee House and Gallery, Stir It Up Restaurant and The Backroom Records and Graphic Novels or through e-mail at: marc@brantndp.ca or by calling 519-751-9111.