Trying to get a meeting with Lisa MacLeod — The Sequel

My attempts to make contact

The day after Lisa MacLeod was somehow re-elected as MPP of Nepean, I decided it was time to try, once again, to request a meeting with my member of provincial parliament. I still have many concerns with the state of the Ontario Autism Program, so I wanted to voice those concerns, and honestly feel that I could be helpful in finding solutions to improve the program.

June 3, 2022

First set of emails sent out to Patricia at the constituency office, Jacqueline B the scheduler, and Susan Truppe, with my completed Meeting Request Form attached.

June 6, 2022

Just to cover another base, I send my meeting request to Lisa’s general email: lisa.macleodco@pc.ola.org, which was something Sophie was told to do when speaking directly with someone at the constituency office.

June 14, 2022

At this point, I haven’t received ANY (non-auto) responses back from my first round of emails, so I begin the next round.

June 23, 2022

Still not a single email response from anyone, so I go ahead and send follow-up emails to Noah and Susan, Larry, Sean & Vijay.

Sophie seeks a meeting

First of all, my emails don’t hold a candle to the level of commitment Sophie has put in.

June 5, 2022

Sophie tells me that she has sent in a meeting request form.

June 14, 2022

Sophie does a follow-up call, adding some additional concerns that had popped up since her initial meeting request, and is told she will get a call back from the office once they figure some things out.

June 15, 2022

No call-back, so Sophie calls the office, and clearly outlines why she would like a meeting with her MPP, whose job it is to listen to the concerns of her constituents and be their voice in Queen’s Park. Given that we’ve been waiting years for a meeting, autism parents have been more than patient, and deserve time and respect from their elected official. Sophie is told by the receptionist that they don’t know Lisa’s schedule, that they couldn’t offer a meeting at this time, but that they would call her back.

June 17, 2022

Sophie calls again, and leaves a message with Lisa’s office to follow-up, as there have been no commitments yet for a meeting with anyone, of any kind.

Lisa MacLeod demoted, again

Why did you run for re-election in the first place?

If she was struggling so much with her mental health, it’s clear that not only is she not in any position to take on the role of a cabinet minister right now, but what’s more, she can’t even provide the basic service of a back-bencher MPP.

Lisa’s twitter account is currently disabled

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Patrick Monaghan

Patrick Monaghan

Dad to 2 kids on the spectrum. Autism Advocate.