2021-05-06

Supporting the TRIPS waiver

I joined colleagues from all parties in signing a letter to call our government to endorse the proposed TRIPS waiver and support global vaccine equity. The TRIPS waiver suspends intellectual property on vaccines, and is a step forward in prioritizing public health over profit, so we can all get through this pandemic.

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2021-04-29

NAYC Reacts to Budget 2021

The Newmarket-Aurora Youth Council (NAYC) was able to meet with MP Tony Van Bynen for a pre-budget consultation where we were able to collectively voice our concerns through discussions and surveys.

We were super excited to see so many of our recommendations regarding child-care, student debt and skills development, housing, equality, and the environment reflected in the 2021 budget.

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2021-02-23

Community Champion: NACCA

In 2018,  local community members from Newmarket came together to connect, and to discuss how to build a more diverse and connected Newmarket. Based on their ideas and discussions, the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (NACCA) was developed. NACCA’s vision is to build a strong and connected community where Black Canadians of all ages are connected to their past while …

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2021-02-23

Get to know: Environment and Climate Change Working Group

The Newmarket-Aurora Youth Council (NAYC) has divided into working groups to better expand our understanding of key policy issues affecting youth across Canada. The Environment and Climate Change working group is a small but mighty team and we are super excited to announce our major project this year will be to design and implement a Newmarket-Aurora Youth Council Green Award.  …

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2021-02-12

Backgrounder: A Plan to Permanently Fund Public Transit and Support Economic Recovery

Backgrounder Historic investments made since 2015 Since 2015, the Government of Canada has invested more than $13 billion for public transit projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and the Canada Infrastructure Bank. These historic investments in public transit have resulted in over 1,300 projects right across the country. Thanks to these investments, more …

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2021-02-12

Government of Canada expands restrictions to international travel by land and air

News release February 12, 2021 | Ottawa, ON | Government of Canada Canada has some of the strictest travel and border measures in the world, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for everyone returning to the country. With new COVID-19 variant detections increasing in the country, the Government of Canada is announcing today further testing and quarantine requirements for international travellers …

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