Province supporting Dunrobin residents rebuild

Published on September 23, 2018

Premier: "It's absolutely heart-wrenching to see people’s lives uprooted like this.”

The Premier visited the community of Dunrobin today to see the damage of Friday’s destructive tornado and to thank personally the first responders who are serving through the emergency. Merrilee Fullerton, local MPP for Kanata-Carleton, was pleased the Premier pledged support of the Province to help rebuild the businesses and residences that were destroyed.

“The Premier told us that he and the Province will help with the clean up and help to rebuild our community,” said Merrilee Fullerton, MPP. “This is an extremely difficult time for families and friends in Dunrobin. But I have seen on Friday night, and through the weekend, the true strength of our community. This strength is seen with the kindness and support we provide one another and the quiet determination with which we face the realities of the aftermath of the storm.”

On Sunday, the Premier toured the devastation in Dunrobin. "It's absolutely heart-wrenching to see people’s lives uprooted like this. But this is a strong community. We're being briefed every few hours and it's devastating. A lot of us have never seen anything like it," said the Premier.

The Premier then spoke with the residents and thanked the first responders gathered at the West Carleton Secondary School. He stated: “We will spare no expense to get peoples’ lives back up and going. And I want to emphasize the great job our first responders have done, from the police and fire and EMS, what an incredible job.”  

Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark announced yesterday that the government will be activating the provinces’ Disaster Recovery Assistance program. To inquire about next steps in accessing this relief, individuals and businesses can call 1-844-780-8925 or contact MPP Merrilee Fullerton’s constituency office at 613-599-3000.

The MPP’s Constituency office at 240 Michael Cowpland Drive, Suite 100, Kanata will be open at 9 a.m. on Monday morning collecting donations and supplies for those affected by the tornado that hit Dunrobin.

Anybody needing assistance to obtain provincial documents that might have been lost in the tornado contact MPP Fullerton assistants Tiffany or Dan at 613-599-3000 or email: [email protected]

“We are here for you and please let us know how we can help,” says Merrilee Fullerton.


Media Contact for Merrilee Fullerton, MPP:

Tiffany Lepack                           613-599-3000

Constituency Assistant              [email protected]