Marco Mendicino

Hello Eglinton-Lawrence!

I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekends. This week, I will be in Ottawa as our Government continues to work hard for Canada’s middle class.

My office will be hosting our annual Constituency Office Open House & Canada 150 Exemplary Canadian Award Ceremony on December 20th from 4-6pm. Click HERE to let us know if you can make it.

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.

Prime Minister Trudeau announced the nomination of Honourable Sheilah L. Martin to the Supreme Court of Canada on November 29th. Throughout her career, Justice Martin has maintained a strong focus on education, equality rights and increasing the number of under-represented groups in law schools and the legal profession, including Indigenous Peoples.

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.

Please note: the office will be closed on Wednesday, December 13th, from 12-4pm for staff training.