National Indigenous Peoples Day

With the conversation about racial equality now dominating our news cycle, the timing of National Indigenous Peoples Day couldn’t be more appropriate. June 21st is a day to celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of our three Aboriginal groups: the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. It is also a time to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions they …

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Statement by the Parliamentary Black Caucus

Statement by the Parliamentary Black Caucus The Parliamentary Black Caucus, established in 2015, is composed of parliamentarians from the Senate and the House of Commons who are either Black Canadians or allies of Black Canadians. We meet regularly to bring forward, discuss, and advocate issues that are of importance to Black communities across Canada. It is only fitting that this …

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Happy World Environment Day!

In our community of Newmarket-Aurora, I believe we have a strong connection to our environment. Residents here enjoy an abundance of greenspace and trails, giving us all the opportunity to get some fresh air, and commune with nature. Which is particularly important during this pandemic, when so many other recreational opportunities have been temporarily paused. This Friday is World Environment …

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MP’S REPORT: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Our government cares about looking after Canadians during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are supporting workers and the Canadian businesses that employ them, with programs like the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – which will help them keep their jobs. We all know people who have been laid off, or are worried they might be. We also know of businesses – …

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Let kindness be the ‘new normal’

It has been a week since my last blog, and in the meantime, I’m becoming more and more proud of our country’s efforts to fight this pandemic. There has been a huge outpouring of support from large companies and organizations, and from prominent Canadians, who are not just using their profile, but rolling up their sleeves to help. The same …

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Canadians are pulling together during COVID-19

I have never been more proud to be a Canadian. We’ve all heard stories from our parents and grandparents about how major world events – like the Second World War – had galvanized our country. At that time, national hardship and angst brought out the best in many Canadians, who made huge sacrifices and put our collective needs ahead of …

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