International Day of Parliamentarism

Tony Van Bynen Swearing in ceremony/ Cérémonie d'assermentation

On June 30, 1889, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was established as the global organization of national parliaments. Since then, the IPU has empowered parliaments and parliamentarians around the globe to promote peace, democracy and sustainable development. In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution recognizing the role of parliaments as a cornerstone of democracy. The resolution also designated …

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Charging into a greener future

This morning, Newmarket’s first electric bus was charged up and it was a rewarding experience to join local partners on its first trip across Davis Drive. It was great to see our federal government partner with York Region Government and the private sector to deliver innovative green and clean technology to our region. Thank you, Natural Resources Canada for providing …

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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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