2022-07-04

Grand Opening of the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

This weekend, I spent a great morning celebrating the Grand Opening of the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services, right here in our community of Newmarket. The Centre is committed to providing its clients with equal access to services that meet their individual needs. They wish to empower newcomers in settling and integrating as contributing members of Canadian society through …

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2022-07-01

Happy Canada Day!

On July 1, 1867 Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada were proclaimed the Dominion of Canada. With this proclamation, the Province of Canada became Quebec and Ontario, although it would be many years before all provinces and territories joined Canada – the last being Newfoundland. Our road to nationhood was a long one, and not without its …

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2022-06-27

Test Yourself with a Canada Day Quiz!

Happy Canada Day! 🍁   This year, I invite you to participate in my Canada Day quiz! With various questions about our great country, you will sure be in for some fun trivia today!   ➡️ Canada Day Quiz Survey (surveymonkey.com)

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2022-06-27

Scanlon Creek Receives $4.17M in Federal Funding

The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program aim to build more community buildings and improve existing ones – in areas with populations experiencing higher needs – while also making the buildings more energy-efficient, lower carbon, more resilient, and higher performing.  Today, Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket- Aurora announced that Scanlon Creek Nature Centre will receive a …

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2022-06-09

Seeking Nominations to Award Platinum Jubilee Pins in Newmarket-Aurora

To mark the 70th anniversary of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne, I will be presenting several platinum jubilee pins. Kindness, charity, and acts of service deserve to be recognized. I am honored to be able to present Platinum Jubilee pins to influential individuals in our community who strive to make a difference for those around them. …

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2022-06-01

National Indigenous History Month

June marks National Indigenous History Month. In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, we want to dedicate it to the children who were taken away to residential schools and never came home, their families and residential schools Survivors. I invite all who live in Canada to learn more about the ongoing effects of colonialism, and to discover and honour the …

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2022-06-01

Happy Pride Season!

Today marks the start of Pride Season, a special time to celebrate the diversity and many contributions of LGBTQ2 communities across Canada, and to reflect on the road toward inclusion, equality, and appreciation. In June 1969, the U.S. Stonewall riots launched the modern LGBTQ2 civil rights movement, which is historically why June also marks the beginning of Pride season. This …

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2022-05-10

Happy National Nursing Week!

May 9-15 is National Nursing week, a time to honour the pillars of our health care system who work tirelessly to care for their patients and communities and make Canada a better place to live. This year’s theme is We Answer The Call. The theme speaks to the many roles nurses play in a patient’s health journey. For many people, nurses …

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2022-04-19

An Update from MP Van Bynen- Budget 2022

I am encouraged that Budget 2022 – “A Plan To Grow Our Economy And Make Life More Affordable” – recognized the need to change the focus from pandemic funding to a positioning of future opportunities and the very real challenges we face nationally and globally.  Against the backdrop of the pandemic, global inflation, housing affordability and Putin’s vile war on …

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