We are living in extraordinary times. Most of us have never witnessed anything similar to our current events. Fortunately, governments at all levels are working together – and partisan politics has all but disappeared.
Make no doubt that we need all Canadians to be part of this courageous effort, and it will take our collective wills to successfully deal with this pandemic. As your Member of Parliament, rest assured that the Canadian government is considering all options to ensure your health and safety, while taking extraordinary measures to protect our financial future.
As a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, I have been fortunate to witness the leadership from remarkable individuals leading our fight against COVID-19. I believe in the people leading our efforts, and will support them in any way possible.
Our government wants Canadians to know that we have their backs. Our Prime Minister has released an economic response plan of $52 billion for workers, and businesses, and $55 billion in economic stimulus that will protect Canadian families, support businesses across the country, and keep our economy strong through this challenging time.
My staff and I are working hard to support our residents, and we remain accessible by phone and by email. For issues, concerns or guidance on Federal matters, please know that we are here to support you.
To our health care providers, front line workers, and all those businesses and individuals stepping up to make a difference – thank you. Words alone cannot express our gratitude. But we can demonstrate our gratitude and our willingness to help contain and defeat COVID-19 by following the advice of our scientists and health leaders.
Now is the time to collectively come together, to support each other, and to follow the words of our Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam, and “Plank It”. Let’s set an example by social distancing – and do our part in flattening the curve.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and my team at Tony.VanyBynen@parl.gc.ca.
Tony Van Bynen, MP