Marco Mendicino

Hello Eglinton-Lawrence!

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful summer weather! This week I will be in our community reaching out to as many of you as possible to hear your concerns and celebrate your successes.

On Wednesday August 15th, 2018, from 4 to 8 pm, I will be co-hosting the annual Marlee-Ville festival on Marlee Avenue between Glencairn and Stayner. Marlee-Ville is a great opportunity to get outside on a summer evening to enjoy some delicious food, great entertainment and all ages fun provided by local Marlee businesses. There will be live music, games, free food and of course, the famous corn eating contest! I look forward to seeing you and your family there! Please RSVP here.

On August 13th, our government announced the highlights of our increased support for seniors. Since we were elected, our government has returned the retirement age to 65, increased the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), and improved the CPP for the first time in over 20 years. These changes mean more money in the pockets of seniors so that they may enjoy a more secure and dignified retirement. To learn more about how you can benefit from these changes you can click on any of the following links: CPP, GIS and OAS.

Applications for the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF) are on-going! Applicants can apply through two streams of funding, the New Construction Stream or the Repair and Renewal Stream. The NHCF will create 60,000 new affordable homes, repair 240,000 affordable and community homes, create or repair 4,000 shelter spaces for victims, create at least 7,000 new affordable homes, and create at least 2,400 new affordable homes for people with developmental disabilities.

Since June, the Canadian government has launched several consultations to hear new ideas that will bolster the growth of our digital innovation sector. This growth will help build a stronger economy, attract more investment and create middle-class jobs. Our government wants to hear from you on how it can best take advantage of the new digital and data economy while also maintaining the trust and privacy of Canadians. Moreover, we want to hear how you think our employment landscape will shift as technology becomes further integrated into the way Canadians work. Click here to share your ideas on the digital transformation of our economy.

As always, my constituency office is open and here to help! Feel free to drop by, Monday–Friday from 10am-4pm.