The job of an MP is to serve and represent their constituents, While they are busy people, remember that as a citizen in their riding they are there to hear your concerns and do their best to stand up for what their constituency needs.
SENDING A LETTER & REQUESTING A MEETING
- Using the letter template downloadable here, email your MP [email protected]. You can also visit the House of Commons' website and search for your MP to find their exact address.
- Update the letter with your personal information (areas highlighted in blue on the template) and attached it to your email with the Fact Sheet.
- In the body of the email state your name, which part of the riding you live in and request a meeting with your MP to discuss the attached letter.
- If your MP's office does not reply within a week, call their constituency office to follow up. You can search for their office phone numbers here.
KEY TALKING POINTS FOR YOUR MEETING
To help facilitate meeting with your local MP, download the Meeting Agenda as well as Key Talking Points. For further reference here is a copy of the full government brief.
CALL TO ACTION
As your meeting with your MP comes to a close, it is important to ask them to take action on your behalf. Here are 3 calls to action to request from your MP.
- Request they send a letter of support to Ministers Joly and Ng, as well as their Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development, encouraging them to increase funding and make the requested program changes to allow exposition sector businesses to survive.
- Request they sponsor a petition asking for additional help for the exhibition sector.
- Request they submit to deliver a Statement in the House of Commons (SO-31) to share your support for the exposition sector.
Following your meeting please send an email to [email protected] to let us know you had a meeting with your MP, include the name of the MP and if they promised to take action and briefly outline their general feedback.