Marco Mendicino

Hello Eglinton-Lawrence!

 

I hope that everyone who came to our Pre-Budget Consultation on Sunday found it to be an engaging and informative experience. I look forward to taking the feedback that we heard and relaying it to my colleagues in Ottawa.

The Canada Summer Jobs program is now accepting applications from eligible employers until February 2nd, 2018. To get more information about the program, visit the Government of Canada’s website at Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs

Recognizing that climate change has a cost, Ministers McKenna and Morneau released draft legislative proposals for Canada’s carbon-pricing strategy on January 15th.

Like in other communities across Canada, it is paramount that families in Indigenous communities and  feel secure. To that end, Minister Goodale announced $291.1 over 5 years on January 10th, 2018 to be dedicated towards policing in First Nation and Inuit communities.

Minister Hussen announced on December 3rd that our government is well on track to eliminate the backlog of Live-In-Caregiver applications before the end of 2018. As of October 1st, 2017, the backlog has already been reduced by 63% from its peak in 2014.

Safe and secure housing is a right, not a privilege. On November 22nd, The Prime Minister recognized this in Lawrence Heights as the Government unveiled its groundbreaking National Housing Strategy which will address a range of housing needs, from shelters and community housing, to affordable rental and homeownership.

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

marco