I hope you have all been enjoying the beautiful summer weather in Toronto! I have been enjoying my time in our community immensely and it has been a pleasure to reconnect with so many of you over the past two weeks.
This week I will be in Israel, travelling to both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for The Conference for Chairs of Parliamentary Friendship Groups with the Knesset. It is an honour to represent Canada in these crucial meetings that will continue to strengthen the strong, enduring relationship between Canada and Israel.
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.
Public Safety Canada’s Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) is now receiving applications. If you have a project proposal that will help make your community safer from a pattern of hate-motivated crime, you can apply to obtain funding for enhancement of security infrastructure. Approved projects could receive up to 50% of total project costs to a maximum contribution of $100,000. Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organisations at risk of being victimised by hate-motivated crime such as places of worship, recognised private schools and community centres. Click here to access the online application form. The deadline to apply is July 31st.
On July 5th, Minister Ahmed Hussen, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that as part of our government’s Canada Summer Jobs program, over 290 jobs have been made available to at-risk youth in Toronto. A summer job helps a student to develop new skills and gain valuable work experience while also earning money for the year of studies ahead. Youth who face significant barriers to employment are now being provided with opportunities to work and better support their future endeavours. In addition to opportunities for at-risk youth, 5,700 jobs are being funded in Toronto by the Canadian government. Young Canadians can visit Canada.ca/Canada-Summer-Jobs to connect with employers who are hiring in their communities.
As always, my constituency office is open and here to help! Feel free to drop by, Monday–Friday from 10am-4pm.
MP Mendicino Responds in Question Period on Behalf of Minister Bains
As the House rises for the summer, I was privileged to answer QP on behalf of Minister Navdeep Bains and list the concrete investments we have...
MP Mendicino Ramadan Greeting
Ramadan, a sacred time of year for the Muslim community. On behalf of myself and my family I extend our best wishes to all those observing thi...
Mp Mendicino Discusses the Canada Summer Jobs Program With Colleagues
Today I discussed this year’s Canada Summer Jobs Program which has created hundreds of thousands of jobs for Canadian youth across the c...
MP Mendicino's Statement Following Toronto Tragedy
Full transcript below: Mr. Speaker, the people of my hometown of Toronto are grief-stricken today in the wake of a senseless, horrifying, and ...
Community Tax Clinic
Need help filing your taxes? Make an appointment with constituency office for a Free Income Tax Clinic on Sunday, April 8th from 12:00 to 4:30...
MP Mendicino Rises in the House in honour of Black History Month
It was an honour to rise in the House of Commons during Black History Month to pay homage to a neighborhood icon Kay Livingstone. Her advocacy...
MP Mendicino and Panel Discuss this Week's issues on CTV’s Power Play – December 17th, 2017
MP Mendicino and Panel Discuss this Week's issues on CTV’s Power Play – October 18th, 2017
MP Mendicino and Panel Discuss this Week's issues on CTV’s Power Play – June 17
MP Mendicino's Holiday Greeting
I would like to wish everyone in Eglinton-Lawrence season’s greetings. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah and a ...
MP Mendicino Speaks about Impaired Driving and Mandatory Alcohol Screening
It was an honour to rise in the House today to deliver a speech on Bill-C46.
Local Hiring Event
It was an honour to rise in the house today to share the exciting news that my office hosted out first ever Eglinton-Lawrence Local Hiring Eve...
MP Mendicino Addresses Delays at Opening of the Courts
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/09/13/judges-to-preside-over-bail-hearings-at-two-courthouses.html Ahead of last week’s Federal-Pr...
MP Mendicino Canada Day Greeting
On July 1st, Canada will celebrate 150 of confederation. In recognition, MP Marco Mendicino his constituents, as well as all Canadians...
MP Mendicino Discusses the Journalistic Sources Protection Act in the House of Commons
MP Marco Mendicino rises in the house to speak about Bill S-231. The amendments made to the Journalistic Sources Protection Act by the governm...
MP Mendicino Honours Italian Fallen Workers
MP Marco Mendicino speaks in the House to honour the lives and contributions of Italian-Canadians in building Canada and those who tragically ...
MP Mendicino Easter Message
MP Mendicino wishes all those who are celebrating in Eglinton-Lawrence a very Happy Easter.
Passover Greetings from MP Mendicino
This evening, on the 14th day of Nisan, Jewish families from all corners of Eglinton-Lawrence, Canada and the world will gather together to re...
Canada Reaches Health Funding Agreement with Ontario
On March 10th, the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario agreed to new targeted federal funding over 10 years for investments i...
Easier Access to Tax and Benefits Information
On March 7th, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Chi...
2017 Teachers Institute on Parliamentary Democracy
The Teachers Institute has a strong reputation among educators and parliamentarians for the educational opportunities they offer to teachers...
MP Mendicino and Panel Discuss this Weeks issues on CTV's Power Play - February 7th
2017 Canada Summer Jobs Application Guide
Every year, the Canada Summer Jobs program helps employers create valuable summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years...
MP Marco Mendicino gives a speech to the students of Forest Hill Collegiate Institute at the Youth Award Ceremonies
MP Marco Mendicino delivers a speech on CPP Enhancements
Marco Mendicino, Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence delivered a speech on Bill C-26 An Act to Amend the Canada Pension Plan, Th...
MP Marco Mendicino and panel discuss Age of Consent, NAFTA and Canada-US relations on CTV's Power Play - Nov 15th 2016
MP Mendicino on CTV's Question Period with colleagues and Evan Solomon to discuss the issues of the day.
MP Mendicino discusses the Carbon Pricing Plan and Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women on CTV's Power Play this week
MP Marco Mendicino delivers a speech on Bill C-22
I was honoured to speak in the house to Bill C-22, which would create, for the first time, a national security and intelligence committee of p...
Marijuana Risks for Youth Necessitate a Carefully Regulated Approach
Marco Mendicino in the House of Commons discussing the risks of marijuana, particularly to youth, and arguing for a carefully regulated approach
LPCI Women's Hockey Wins Gold for Ontario
Marco recently rose in the House to recognize the Lawrence Park Panthers Women’s Hockey team. See the video and text below: Mr. Speaker,...
Honouring Grace Bresar in the House of Commons
I was honoured recently to rise in the House of Commons and recognize the work of Eglinton-Lawrence constituent Grace Bresar and her tireless ...