Shop Local and Support Our Community Urges MPP Fullerton

Published on December 10, 2020

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

[Repost Dec. 10th] 

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

“I was unhappy to see that two-thirds of Canadians’ Christmas budget was going to be spent on-line and at big box stores,” says Dr. Fullerton, quoting the findings of a recent Canadian Federation of Independent Business poll. “I hope everyone will think twice about their purchases and shop at local retail businesses for their Christmas gifts. 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.

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

Through the months of November and 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.

The MPP also works within the business networks of the Kanata North Business Association, Kanata Central and Carp BIAs, 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: https://www.kanatacentral.com/promotions/kanata-kanata-bia-purchase-online-to-your-favorite-store

Kanata North Online Store: https://www.shoplocalkanatanorth.com/

Carp BIA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/VillageofCarpBIA/

City of Ottawa: Buy Local page - https://ottawa.ca/en/business/economic-support-and-recovery/buy-local

ShopOttawa.com: https://www.shopottawa.com/

Media Contact for MPP Merrilee Fullerton:

Tiffany Lepack                           613-599-3000

Constituency Assistant            merrilee.fullerton@pc.ola.org