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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2022-04-05

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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2022-03-08

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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2022-03-01

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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2022-03-01

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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2022-02-22

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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