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Thank You Etobicoke – Lakeshore!

Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Friends 

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 StationMimico 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
VACCINE INFORMATION
Vaccine Schedule
Starting April 7, Ontarians aged 60+ as well as First Nation, Inuit & Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18+ will be eligible to book their fourth dose appointments. You can make an appointment for your COVID-19 💉 vaccination at:

Cloverdale Mall (250 the East Mall) Toronto COVID-19 Immunization Clinic. 
Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (for appointments and walk-in). Appointment availability is in the provincial booking system, including for any adjusted days/hours that may apply. The clinic is located at the north end of mall (in the previous Target store location). Enter the clinic via the exterior entrance only.For more information, please click here.

St. Philip’s Lutheran Church (61 West Deane Park Drive) Vaccine Clinic. Hours: Saturday, April 30, from 10 AM to 3 PM. No appointment needed, walk-ins welcome. Looking for a COVID-19 vaccination? Text VACCINE to 1-833-750-0888 for more info on City-run clinics and a selection of the 450 pharmacies offering vaccinations near you.  You can also book an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination:Provincial Portal click here to book online or call 1-833-943-3900.For the list of pharmacies, click here.
PROVINCIAL UPDATES AND COVID-19
New St. Elizabeth School
🏫 NEW SCHOOL IN ETOBICOKE – LAKESHORE 
Our government is investing $19.4 million in the Toronto Catholic District School Board for a new St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School, helping working families in Etobicoke. This investment will support the creation of 600 student and 88 licensed child care spaces as part of the Ford Government’s commitment to building state-of-the-art schools for Ontario youth. For more information, please click here.  We also announced funding of $22.7M for St. Leo’s Catholic School to add a new 508 pupil pace replacement school with 3-room child care. 
Expanding Home Care
Expanding Home CareAs part of our plan to stay open, and to help seniors and recovering patients stay in the homes they love, we are investing $1 billion more over the next 3 years to further expand Ontario’s home care. Learn more
IPOC Funding
Investing in EtobicokeOur government is investing more than $1.6 million through the Ontario Together Fund. This project will help local company IPOC meet their largest customer growth plan and create 25 jobs. Learn more
🎉🎉🎉 MAY IS POLISH HERITAGE MONTH 🎉🎉🎉
Polish Heritage Month
Just prior to Christmas 2021, I tabled legislation that passed in Ontario’s Legislature recognizing the Polish-Ontarian community’s historic contribution to building our province. Royal Assent was given by Ontario’s Lieutenant-Governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, on Thursday, December 10, 2021, which forever establishes May as Polish Heritage Month in Ontario. 

Polish Heritage Month is an opportunity to educate Ontarians about the hardships that Polish Ontarians went through to achieve their liberty and underscore the significance of the Polish Canadian community in Ontario’s history. This Bill was the first piece of legislation recognizing Polish Heritage Month in the history of Ontario.

According to the 2016 census, some 524,000 Polish Canadians call Ontario home. That is far more than any other province. Ontario is home to nearly 524,000 Polish Canadians, who have lived in Ontario ever since the 19th century. Since then, people of Polish heritage have made significant contributions to a wide range of Ontario’s society, economy, politics, sports, science, and culture. Nearly 12,000 live in Etobicoke-Lakeshore alone.
BUDGET 2022 – ONTARIO’S PLAN TO BUILD
Building Infrastructure
Working for Workers
🏗️ Building OntarioWe have a plan to get shovels in the ground for more highways, transit and key infrastructure to fight gridlock, boost the economy and create jobs for Ontario and Ontarians. Learn more
👷 Working for WorkersWe have a plan for making Ontario’s workers among the most highly skilled and best supported in the world. Our government will continue to work for workers in every part of Ontario. Learn more
A Plan to Stay Open
🏥 A PLAN TO STAY OPENWe have a plan to build the health care workforce, shore up domestic production of critical supplies, and build more hospitals and long-term care homes. These measures will expand the capacity of the health care system and ensure the people of Ontario can access care when and where they need it. Learn more
Keeping Costs Down
Rebuilding Economy
💲 Keeping Costs DownWe have a plan to help keep costs down by increasing the housing supply, making it less expensive to drive/take transit, and providing relief on expenses from child care costs to taxes. Learn more
📈 Rebuilding EconomyWe have a plan that will help bring better jobs across the province as critical minerals in the North help drive battery and hybrid electric vehicle manufacturing in Ontario. Learn more
OTHER NEWS
Spring Fling
St. Leo’s Spring FlingSt. Leo’s Catholic School Parent Council is hosting their annual Spring Fling on Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 5 PM to 8 PM at 3672 Lake Shore Blvd West. Join them for some family fun, including food, entertainment, and other activities. 
COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 InformationCOVID-19 Vaccine Details
Wearing face coverings or masks
How to self-monitor
Government of Ontario
Ontario Public Health
Government of Canada
City of TorontoReopening Ontario
 
   
Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore, 21-195 Norseman Street, Etobicoke, ON M8Z0E9, 416-259-2249Unsubscribe