Serving as your MPP continues to be an honour. We live in a busy, thriving community filled with kind and generous people. I see that spirit everyday in our city as I travel around the riding to participate in events and volunteer for local initiatives.
As the 42nd Parliament adjourned yesterday, I would like to express my gratitude to the people of Etobicoke – Lakeshore and let you know that this will be my final enewsletter until after the election on June 2.
Although these past four years have been tough, and for the first time in history, Ontario faced a pandemic of unprecedented scales, our government ensured to deliver on what we promised. We are working tirelessly to provide financial relief for regular Ontarians, and generate jobs for the people who live in our great province, while also rebuilding the economy, expanding our health care capacity, and keeping small businesses running. So far, Ontario has delivered:
$6.4 billion to build and upgrade LTC beds. That’s more than 30,000 net new and 28,000 upgraded beds.
$26.6 billion in 2022-23 – the single largest investment in pubic education in Ontario’s history.
$342 million invested though immediate and long-term recruitment initiatives to attract 13,000 PSWs and nurses to our health care system.
$3.8 billion to fill urgent gaps in mental health and addictions care, create new services and expand programs.
We are also:
Working for workers by encouraging apprenticeships and opening up jobs in skilled trades and allowing colleges to grant 3 year degrees and increasing the minimum wage.
Creating jobs by small business tax reduction, cutting red-tape, and stabilizing hydro prices.Here, in Etobicoke – Lakeshore, we witnessed tremendous changes since our government was elected in 2018.
TOGETHER, WE’VE SECURED:
Over $3 Billion in health care investments to Queensway Health Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Centre to develop and expand both sites adding an additional 350 NEW beds.
200 NEW and 398 UPGRADED long-term care beds for Etobicoke.
$107 Million in funds towards building numerous schools in our community.
Almost $3 Million for local mental health services and new treatment beds.
Record infrastructure investments including advancing the Park Lawn GO Station, Mimico GO Station and completing the Kipling Hub. Since our government took office, we’ve implemented real changes. And under Premier Ford’s leadership, we’re securing investments and continuing working for Ontario and Ontarians. Stay safe, Christine