Our Plan to Strengthen Etobicoke-Lakeshore
I have never felt more motivated than I am today to continue working with the dynamic people of Etobicoke-Lakeshore. And while we have come a long way in strengthening our communities during tough times for jobs, entrepreneurs and prosperity, we all know that there is still much more to do. Together, we are:
Rebuilding Our Local Economies:
Significant infrastructure investments in the Etobicoke region – including advancing the Park Lawn, Mimico and Long Branch GO networks and completing the Kipling Hub.
Working for Workers:
Increased the minimum wage to $15.50 per hour as of October 1, 2022, while guaranteeing digital platform workers the general minimum wage and new, first-in-Canada protections. Investing in employment and training programs to help people retrain and upgrade their skills as the province continues to support better jobs and opportunities for workers across Etobicoke.
Building Schools in Our Communities:
Investments of nearly $107 million to support new state-of-the-art schools and childcare spaces for St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School, St. Leo’s Catholic School, Holy Angels Catholic School, Bishop Allen Academy and Sainte-Marguerite-d’Youville Catholic School.
Keeping Costs Down for Area Entrepreneurs and Job-creators:
Creating jobs in Etobicoke-Lakeshore through small business tax reduction, cutting red tape, and stabilizing electricity prices.
Strengthening Health Care in Etobicoke:
Securing billions of dollars for Queensway Health Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and long-term care home, which will expand the capacity of the health care system and provide more beds to hospitals and long-term care facilities in the community.