On January 22, 2011 Brant NDP Federal Candidate Marc Laferriere was joined by Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus for a series of community meetings. This was the latest of many "Local Ideas Listening Tours" set up by the industrious Laferriere and his team in Brant Riding.
Angus and Laferriere started the day at Six Nations for the first ever public screening of the Shannen's Dream Documentary at JC Hill Elementary School. Following that discussion on fairness for aboriginal youth education both New Democrat politicians headed into Brantford for a series of town hall style meetings on topics such as Arts as an Economic Driver, Heritage, and Net Neutrality and Usage Based Billing.
The evening was capped with a special musical fundraiser at the Station Coffee House and Gallery featuring performances by Angus (a two time Juno Nominee himself), award winning singer/songwriter Ian Reid, Brantford's own Tyler Wilson, the BCI folk inspired Terra Cotta and Laferriere himself.