I hope everyone had a great week. This week I am back in Ottawa as the 42nd Parliament resumes. In my new role as the Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities I look forward to sitting in on committee meetings to find out I can continue to serve the great community of Eglinton-Lawrence. I am also bringing all of the feedback I received from you over the summer directly to Ottawa so that we see real change now.
Applications are still open for our Youth Council! We have already received an overwhelming positive response and we encourage interested youth to apply and get involved! As previous members will tell you, the council is a great way for young people interested in politics to have their voice heard and engage with the community. The council will meet during the year to discuss issues that are important to youth in the riding and culminate with a project of their choice to make a meaningful impact in the riding. If you are interested in applying, or know someone who is, you can click here to apply! Applications close September 24th.
This past Sunday I was with Rabbi Gansburg at Chabad on Avenue for the groundbreaking of the new building for The Family Shul. It is always a pleasure to meet with members of the Jewish Community to celebrate their successes and I look forward to the continued expansion of the Family Shul. Also for those members of our community observing Yom Kippur, which begins tomorrow evening, I would like to extend to you a G’mar Hatima Tova.
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.
On August 21st, the Canadian Government launched the first ever National Poverty Reduction Strategy. This plan aims to achieve the ambitious but realistic goal of a 20% reduction of poverty in Canada by 2020, and a 50% reduction by 2030. Furthermore, we’re legislating the first ever national poverty line so that we can measure our success. We’ve already taken steps to achieve this goal by improving the CPP for the first time in 20 years, increasing the GIS, CCB, and OAS which will result in about 650,000 Canadians being lifted out of poverty by 2019.
As always, my constituency office is open and here to help! Feel free to drop by, Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm OR call 416-781-5583
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 ...