2020-04-17

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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2020-04-10

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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2020-04-08

In Committee on April 7, 2020

For more information on House of Commons Committees, please read this The Standing Committee on Health reconvened on Tuesday April 7 via teleconference to oversee and monitor the federal government’s COVID-19 response plan. I would like to thank the representatives from the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, the Canadian Pharmacists Association and the Canadian Federation of Nurses …

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2020-04-07

Our team is here for you during these uncertain times

Tony Van Bynen Swearing in ceremony/ Cérémonie d'assermentation

We are living in extraordinary times. Most of us have never witnessed anything similar to our current events. Fortunately, governments at all levels are working together – and partisan politics has all but disappeared. Make no doubt that we need all Canadians to be part of this courageous effort, and it will take our collective wills to successfully deal with …

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2020-04-01

In Committee on March 31, 2020

For more information on House of Commons Committees, please read this The Standing Committee on Health reconvened on Tuesday March 31 via teleconference to oversee and monitor the federal government’s COVID-19 response plan. I would like to thank the representatives from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Department of Health, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Global Affairs …

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2020-01-25

House of Commons Committees

Long table with empty chairs and microphones in front

On January 24, I was excited to be appointed to the Standing Committee on Health (HESA), as health is an important issue in Newmarket-Aurora. This will be a great opportunity to think back on my days as a board member for Southlake Regional Health Centre and voice our community’s health priorities and concerns. Below you will find a brief summary …

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