Shop Local and Support Our Community Through the Holiday Season

Published on December 17, 2021

“This Christmas especially, I ask everyone to make a conscious effort to support our local business community.”

In making your Christmas purchases, Kanata-Carleton MPP Dr. Merrilee Fullerton is urging Ottawa residents to support their local business community. The MPP has begun an awareness campaign that will run through the holiday season: Shop Local and Support Our Community.

“This Christmas especially, I ask everyone to make a conscious effort to support our local business community,” says MPP Fullerton. “I hope everyone will think twice about their purchases and shop at local businesses for their Christmas gifts. Think about giving a gift certificate to one of our wonderful eating establishments or our many local attractions. In supporting local businesses you are supporting our community.”

“Shopping at your local retail store provides employment for local people, carries the expenses of the store, and your money remains in the community,” explains the MPP.

Fullerton adds, “Also, consider shopping from our local retailers when making your on-line purchases. There are a number of on-line directories where you can find local stores.” (A list of directories can be found below.)

Through the month of December, MPP Fullerton's office is profiling a “Shop Local” campaign in Kanata and West Carleton communities and promoting an awareness campaign on her MPP Facebook page and Twitter feed.

MPP Fullerton’s message is straightforward: Shop Local and Support Our Community.

The MPP also works with the business networks of Kanata Central and Carp BIAs, the Kanata North Business Association, and the Ottawa Board of Trade to support their buy local awareness efforts.


On-line information for consumers looking to “Shop Local.”

Kanata Central Online Directory:

Carp BIA Facebook Page:

Kanata North Online Store:

City of Ottawa: Buy Local page -


Media Contact for MPP Merrilee Fullerton:

Thomas DeGroot                         

Constituency Assistant            


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