March 2019 Newsletter

Published on March 26, 2019

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As we move in to Spring, it's important to remember that melting snow can cause the potential for flooding, including on streets where the culverts are blocked by snow or debris, and near waterways including the Etobicoke Creek and the Humber River. Always exercise caution around areas fast-moving waterways! 

March has been a busy month here in Etobicoke–Lakeshore. Here's a little of what the government and I have been doing this month:
 

NEW: Kids 12 and Under Ride GO Transit Free

As of March 9th, children 12 and under can now ride GO Transit trains and buses, as well as the Union-Pearson Express, for free. This is amazing news for families here in Etobicoke. Combined with last Fall's announcement of increased service along the Lakeshore West corridor, it's now easier and more affordable to take the kids out to see all of the wonderful attractions that Toronto has to offer!


Bill 65, Protecting Our Pets Act, passed second reading!

I'm so excited to share the news that my Private Member's Bill, Protecting Our Pets Act, passed second reading unanimously in the Legislature last week. A huge thank you to everyone who came to Queen's Park to watch the debate and support the Bill. The next step is to bring the Bill through the Legislature's Standing Committee on Justice Policy.

 

Have Your Say: Ontario's Environment Plan

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks has released two proposals for public comment through the Environmental Registry. You can review and comment on the government's plan to make industrial polluters pay, and a discussion paper on reducing litter and waste. I believe it's incredibly important to protect and keep clean Etobicoke's beautiful waterfront, parks, and waterways.

  1. Last day to comment, March 29th: Making polluters accountable: Industrial Emission Performance Standards.
  2. Last day to comment, April 20th: Discussion Paper on reducing litter and waste in our communities.

 

Budget Date: April 11th

Mark your calendar! Ontario's Finance Minister has announced the government's first budget will be released on April 11th. I look forward to the government's next big step to restore Ontario's fiscal health and provide relief for families struggling to make ends meet.

 


Christine in the Community:

 

Last week I celebrated International Women's Day at a number of events across the riding:

My staff team and I stopped by Global Medic to pack emergency aid kids. Global Medic is a registered charity based right here in Etobicoke–Lakeshore that works to save lives by providing short-term, rapid response in the wake of disasters and crisis, both at home and abroad.