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2017 – Looking back, Looking ahead

Posted on December 31, 2017

On behalf of the Federal Liberal Association of Parry Sound-Muskoka, I’d like to send our greetings, take a brief look back at the year that was, and invite you to participate in planning for the year ahead.

2017 saw numerous federal policies introduced that will positively impact Parry Sound-Muskoka, including: a reduced tax rate for small businesses, the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement, the lifting of 30+ long-term drinking water advisories on reserves, the first-ever Canadian National Housing Strategy, the Pension for Life for Veterans plan, and the CETA free trade deal takes effect. Nationally, our economy continues to grow and exceed expectations, with the creation of more than 600,000 new jobs.

In November we held our annual general meeting and proudly introduce our new and returning executive. They are (left to right) Dave Hudson, Laurie Fountain (Secretary), John Stopper, Nancy Osborne, John Duck (President), Tamsen Tillson, Arthur Jefford (Policy), Cameron Prymak, Andy Moore, and Ahsanul Hafiz. Karen Dinner, Robert Ryckman and John Stoppard are not pictured here.

PSM Federal Liberal Association executive - November 2017

Our association’s next meeting will be in January (details to follow in the new year). We encourage you to attend and help plan and prepare for events in 2018.

We would also like to pay tribute to Greg Black, who passed away on December 22, 2017. Greg was a longtime activist for the party, most recently as campaign-runner for the 2015 federal election campaign of Trisha Cowie. We are grateful for Greg’s important contribution to the party and send our condolences to his family.

As the year comes to a close we invite Liberal supporters to make a financial contribution to the asssociation. Annual political donations of up to $400.00 can potentially earn you a 75% income tax credit. You can make a one-time donation or join the Victory Fund to donate monthly at or by contacting Dave Hudson at or 705-645-6851. Our budgets operate out of separate accounts, so please be sure to specify how you would like your donation allocated between the Parry Sound-Muskoka Liberal Riding Association and the Federal Liberal Offices in Ottawa.

The next federal election, in October 2019, is fast-approaching. Preparations are underway, and we’d love your assistance. If you are not currently a member, please register at (it’s free!) To join or re-confirm your commitment to volunteer with us, contact Questions? I would be most interested in speaking with you.

We wish you all the best for a happy and healthy 2018.

Passing of Greg Black

Posted on December 28, 2017

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Greg Black, on December 22 2017.

Greg was a longtime Liberal activist, most recently running Trisha Cowie’s 2015 election campaign, a campaign in which Trisha rose from newcomer to near-winner, coming within 1,500 votes of taking the seat here in Parry Sound-Muskoka.

Greg’s obituary page and further details can be found  HERE.

A celebration of life is taking place on Friday December 29 at 2pm at the Bracebridge Sportsplex, at 110 Clearbrook Trail, Bracebridge. Google Map. All are welcome.

Our sincere condolences go out to Greg’s family and many friends, a good number of whom volunteer here in the riding. Those who may want to send Beth and the family a note can direct it to Beth Black, 1029 Tough Lane, Bracebridge ON, P1L 1W8.

Thank you for everything, Greg. Rest in peace. We’ll miss you.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 24, 2017

Christmas wish 2017 - Mandela quote

We wish you all a very merry Christmas. May we all be fortunate enough to enjoy good food, loyal friends and lively conversation. All the best for 2018!

Invitation – AGM & Dinner, November 19

Posted on November 8, 2017

Please join us at the Annual General Meeting of the Parry Sound-Muskoka Federal Liberal Riding Association, taking place on Sunday November19th, 3pm, at the Utterson Community […]

Join us at Session Muskoka 2017

Posted on August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017 – Hey craft beer fans, the PSM Federal Liberal Association will again this year have a booth at Session Muskoka, taking place August […]

Invitation – Meeting on July 12

Posted on June 28, 2017

Please join us for our PSM Federal Liberal Riding Association executive meeting, July 12, 2017.

Government of Canada invests $49K in tourism marketing for Parry Sound-Muskoka

Posted on March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 — The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced a Government of Canada investment of $49,000, through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, to enable Regional Tourism Organization 12 (RTO 12) to ramp up its promotion of Parry Sound-Muskoka to the world.

Federal government invests $3.8 million in Parry Sound-Muskoka

Posted on February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017 — Following through on its commitment to help support local economies and the middle class, the Government of Canada announced a new investment […]


Posted on October 7, 2016

As you are probably aware, our government is considering changes to our voting system. Prime Minister Trudeau has promised to replace our unfair First-Past-the-Post system with […]

Minister Chagger Visit

Posted on August 3, 2016

The Parry Sound-Muskoka Federal Liberal Association invites you to attend a reception for The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism August 7 at […]

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