Delivering more affordable, reliable high-speed internet

Internet access is no longer a luxury, it’s an essential resource. It helps Canadians find jobs, keep in touch with family, sell their goods and services online, and build communities. Yet for many Canadians, a reliable high-speed internet connection is out of reach.   This week, we announced phase two of the Connecting Families initiative. Working with internet service providers …

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Situation in Ukraine

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend a prayer vigil at Riverwalk Commons in support of Ukraine. I would like to thank community leaders who provided an opportunity for us to come together in peace, with love and hope in our hearts. Thank you to Newmarket’s faith leaders and to Mayor John Taylor and Newmarket Council for arranging this …

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Collective Priorities for Budget 2022

Over the past few weeks, I have engaged in tele-town hall conversations and zoom meetings with residents, advisory groups, chambers of commerce, and our local riding association. A consensus has emerged that now is the time to move forward and accelerate growth, so that all Canadians can flourish within a national framework of compassion and understanding. We can achieve this …

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Are you Interested in Joining the Newmarket-Aurora Youth Council?

Applications are now open to join the Newmarket-Aurora Youth Council. Local youth between the ages of 14 and 25 with an interest in Canadian politics, and making a change in our community are highly encouraged to apply. Projects undertaken by past Constituency Youth Councils have ranged from food drives to multimedia projects. Furthermore, past councils have discussed the importance of …

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Have your Say with Pre-Budget Consultations

  Tomorrow, February 23 at 7:00pm, I will be hosting a Budget Consultation Event with Newmarket-Aurora. This gives you a chance to share your priorities with me for Budget 2022. I encourage everyone to join the discussion by dialling: 877-229-8493 with the pin: 119798#. You may also join the live stream by visiting this website: https://bit.ly/3s9IkpZ   I look forward …

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Shop Local This Holiday Season

The Town of Newmarket and the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce have partnered up to get the Newmarket community thinking, shopping and supporting local this holiday season.   To add an extra layer of encouragement, residents are invited to participate in a Choose Local contest for a chance to win one of three $500 shopping sprees in support of local businesses.   The …

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Canada History Week

Tony wearing a Canada day T-shirt

Questions 1:  Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Indigenous peoples.  Name them. 2:  Approximately what percentage of Canada’s population identifies as Indigenous? 3:  The word Inuit, in the Inuit language of Inuktut means? 4:  Who is the first Indigenous Governor General of Canada? 5:  This Canadian born singer and Indigenous advocate was recently honoured with a commemorative stamp by Canada …

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Tony speaking in the house during orange shirt day

Today, September 30th marks our first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities, and fulfills recommendation #80 of Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls for action. September 30th is also Orange Shirt Day, started in 2013 by a remarkable and courageous woman – Phyllis Webstad.  It commemorates …

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