Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for us all to have a candid discussion about mental health issues and awareness. It is a time to support and encourage those who may suffer in silence. I ask all in Eglinton-Lawrence and across this great nation to join me in embracing the voices of people with… Read more »
Category: In the House
Today I discussed this year’s Canada Summer Jobs Program which has created hundreds of thousands of jobs for Canadian youth across the country. Our government has doubled the amount of Canada Summer Jobs funding which employs many youth here in Eglinton-Lawrence. We look forward to another successful program this year!
Full transcript below: Mr. Speaker, the people of my hometown of Toronto are grief-stricken today in the wake of a senseless, horrifying, and criminal act that took 10 innocent lives and left many more injured, shattering a peaceful city. To the victims and survivors, especially those who lost loved ones, know that all Canadians are… Read more »
This week, MP Mendicino rose in the House to speak about gun violence in Toronto neighbourhoods, and the need to strengthen Canada’s gun laws. The proposed legislation in Bill C-71 will propose common sense measures such as requiring more comprehensive background checks for firearm ownership, requiring purchasers to show their licenses when they purchase firearms,… Read more »
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 and humanitarian work truly broke down societal barriers for black Canadians here in Eglinton-Lawrence and across Canada. Her legacy has been memorialized with a plaque at the Bedford Parkette… Read more »
Earlier today, I rose in the House of Commons to express my steadfast support for the Columbus Centre. I was honoured to be joined by a number of MPs, including the Honourable Judy Sgro, Francesco Sorbara, David Lametti, Michael Levitt, Adam Vaughan, and Filomina Tassi. Located in my riding, the Columbus Centre was built on… Read more »