I have some exciting news for you that promises positive changes for our community. The Fall Economic Statement released on November 2nd, 2023 unveils an array of initiatives aimed at strengthening our economy, from job creation to infrastructure improvements, ensuring better opportunities for all.
Furthermore, let us remember that Remembrance Day is approaching. It is a day we honour and show respect to those who sacrificed to keep our country safe. I encourage everyone to participate in Remembrance Day activities, weather by attending ceremonies, wearing a Poppy or simply taking a moment of silence. It is a collective act of gratitude and remembrance, uniting us in a shared commitment to never forget.
Lastly, your provincial concerns matter to us, kindly reach out, my dedicated team and I will assist you. Remember, I am here to serve you and your voice matters, together we can make difference!
Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore
|Building a Strong Ontario TogetherThe government is introducing new tools to help build critical infrastructure faster and smarter, continuing to attract investments and more jobs, and providing better services for people.|
|Ontario Connecting More Women to Breast Cancer Screening EarlierProvince is lowering age eligibility to receive publicly funded mammograms to include those aged 40-49.|
|Ontario Extending Gas and Fuel Tax Cuts to June 30, 2024Good news for drivers, the Ontario government plans to extend the gasoline and fuel tax rate cuts until June 30, 2024. This move will help save Ontario households an average of $260 since the initial tax cuts.|
|Ontario Connecting Long-Term Care Residents to More In-Home Diagnostic Services The government is connecting long-term care residents to the right care in the right place by investing nearly $10 million to help long-term care homes offer residents more diagnostic services onsite, instead of travelling to a hospital.|
|Keeping Electricity Costs Down|
Our government is keeping electricity costs down for families, small businesses and farms through our investments in the Ontario Electricity Rebate and the Ontario Electricity Support Program. Effective November 1, 2023, our government is increasing the on-bill Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) from 11.7 per cent to 19.3 per cent, reducing a typical households electricity bill by $26 a month – or $312 a year.
|Ontario Building More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations|
Under the leadership of Premier Ford, we’re putting Ontario at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution, while continuing to deliver on our government’s plan to attract good jobs and build a strong economy.
|Ontario Continuing to Reduce Red Tape to Help People and Businesses Thrive|
Thanks to the actions taken by this government, we’ve saved businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and the broader public sector over $939 million in gross annual compliance costs that they would have otherwise faced.
|Ontario Making Historic Investments in Wetlands RestorationThe Ontario government is investing up to $6.9 million in approximately 100 local conservation projects to restore and enhance wetlands across the province. This funding will help 14 conservation partners restore more than 2,400 acres of wetlands in Ontario.|
|Ontario Helping to Build More Rental HousingProvince removing the full provincial portion of HST on qualifying new purpose-built rental housing.|
|Ontario Providing Financial Stability to EmployersWSIB premium rates to remain steady next year so businesses can focus on creating good-paying jobs.|
|Free Flu Shot and New COVID-19 Vaccines Available for All Ontarians Six Months of Age and OlderOntarians strongly encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot and the new, most recentCOVID-19 vaccine at local pharmacies, public health units and primary health careproviders across the province.|
|Christine In The Community|
|During this month our dedicated staff delivered some very special Great Pumpkin Awards to some of the spookiest homes across Etobicoke-Lakeshore. We’re immensely appreciative to our community members who dedicated their time and efforts to adorn their homes with captivating Halloween decorations, your enthusiasm with the art of Halloween decoration have made our neighbourhood come alive with the spirit of the season, making October feel truly special.|
|Visited the MabelleArts community to celebrate two incredible pieces of funding from the Ontario Government.|
|Honoured to announce nearly $900,000 in Trillium Grant funding at the Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue. This funding helped boost staffing, administration and training along with purchasing 2 new trucks.|
|At the the Senior Wellness Fair, a great initiative by Carebee Canada and the Home Concierge. The fair was exceptionally informative, revealing the diverse ways in which our government and organizations support Ontario seniors|
|Welcomed Oakberry Açai, a great new addition of refreshing smoothies in Etobicoke-Lakeshore!|
|Thank you to the Patel family for inviting me to their Garba celebration! I was thrilled to attend and celebrate the auspicious occasion of Navratri with local Hindu community members. It was a wonderful experience, highlighting the dedication of preserving and sharing the cultural significance with community members.|
|Privileged to speak at Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery where we remembered and honoured the 1511 people buried there including 24 WWI Veterans and 13 Indigenous persons.|