Marco Mendicino

Hello Eglinton-Lawrence!

I hope that everyone enjoyed the beautiful, sunny weather in the city over the May long weekend! After a week back in the riding, I’ll be in Ottawa this to advocate on your behalf.

Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. I’m proud to announce the New Horizons for Seniors Program will be open for applications until June 15th, 2018. This program supports grassroots projects that are designed by seniors, for seniors.

An important announcement took place on May 8th at Shaarei Shomayim in Eglinton-Lawrence when  Prime Minister Trudeau announced that he will deliver a formal apology in the House of Commons over the fate of the MS St. Louis and its passengers at the annual March of the Living.

Minister McKenna announced on May 7th the first change in mandate for Parks Canada in over 100 years. After extensive consultations, the new mandate was announced and outlines the key priorities that will guide Parks Canada for years to come.

Another big Housing announcement happened last week in Lawrence Heights. On May 2nd, Minister Duclos came to Lawrence Heights to announce the new National Housing Co-Investment Fund, a move that will help build 60,000 new affordable homes and repair 240,000 existing ones.

I was also proud to stand beside Councillor Josh Colle as our local MPP, Mike Colle announced a provincial commitment of $14 million towards a new community hub in the Lawrence Heights community on April 30th.

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