July 2023 Recap

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Dear Neighbours, I hope you’re having a relaxing summer.

It’s been an active month filled with celebration and good news! Firstly, it was wonderful to have the community out at my annual BBQ. There was music, ice cream, hamburgers, and hotdogs, but most importantly we came together as a community.  

Not only that, but we recognized many great milestones, from the opening of several local businesses to constituents celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.  Furthermore, I was able to deliver funding to Queensway Health Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, LAMP Community Health Centre and several organizations and community centres including Haven on the Queensway, Franklin Horner Community Centre, Islington Senior’s’ Centre, and many more.

I also congratulated some of Etobicoke-Lakeshore’s very own athletes who received Quest for Gold funding, from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, which provides financial incentives for athletes to remain in Ontario, and to compete at the highest national and international levels. Congratulations to all our athletes on the amazing results and for your outstanding performance.  

Enjoy the dog days of summer!
Ontario Doing Even More to Grow its Health Care Workforce
As part of Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the government is launching three new programs that will break down barriers for internationally educated physicians to work in Ontario, retain more health care workers with mentorship opportunities and explore innovative ways that health care workers can deliver convenient care to people in their own communities.
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Ontario Reducing Wait Times in Emergency Departments
The Ontario government is investing an additional $44 million this year in 165 high volume and smaller emergency departments to reduce wait times and provide people with faster and easier access to timely care close to home.
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Province Supporting Made-in-Ontario Life Sciences Innovations
The Ontario government is investing $3 million to help six life sciences companies develop and bring to market made-in-Ontario medical innovations and health-care solutions. These companies are the first recipients to receive support from the province’s Life Sciences Innovation Fund (LSIF), a new, early-stage fund that helps companies advance made-in-Ontario solutions and increase Ontario’s competitiveness.
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Ontario Launches Free Job Training for Newcomers
The Ontario government is investing $2.6 million in four free training projects to help more than 300 newcomers, including displaced Afghans and Ukrainians, find meaningful jobs with local employers.
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Ontario Making Historic Investments in Wetlands Restoration
The 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.
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Ontario Supporting Local Projects to Protect the Great Lakes
The Ontario government is investing $6 million to support 30 multi-year projects to help protect, conserve and restore the Great Lakes. These investments will help reduce plastic litter, excess nutrients and road salt entering lakes, rivers and streams, advance climate resiliency, and make significant progress on restoring environmentally degraded areas of the Great Lakes.
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Ontario Investing in Digital Justice Platform
The Ontario government is investing $166 million to deliver more legal services online, replacing outdated paper-based procedures with a digital platform that will support access to the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice.
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Ontario Connecting Children and Youth to Care Close to Home
The Ontario government is investing an additional $330 million each year in pediatric health services to connect children and youth to more convenient and high-quality care close to home at hospitals, clinics and community-based health care facilities across Ontario.
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Ontario Expanding Self-Serve Online Vehicle Registration
The Ontario government is making it easier and more convenient to buy and sell vehicles. The province is expanding the online Digital Dealership Registration (DDR) system to include used cars. Now, new and used vehicle sales can be registered online by dealerships participating in DDR.
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Province Launches Plan to Power Ontario’s Growth
The Ontario government has released the Powering Ontario’s Growth plan, outlining the actions the province is taking to meet the increasing demand for electricity driven by strong economic growth and electrification through the 2030’s and 2040’s.
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Christine In The Community
Amazing time celebrating Canada Day at Franklin Horner Community Centre.
Thank you to the over 250 people who attended my annual community BBQ.
Honoured to have attended His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 88th birthday and Tibetan Heritage Month celebrations at the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre.
Congratulated PHNX Cosmetics on the opening of their new business in Etobicoke-Lakeshore!
Best wishes to Meriel and Ken on their 65th Anniversary!  
Team Hogarth at the Opening Ceremony for Lakeshore Ribfest!
Joined LAMP Community Health Centre to discuss their initiatives to combat Anti-Black Racism!
Congratulated owners Tim and Robin on the celebration of Timothy’s Pub’s 25th Anniversary!
As always, if I can be of assistance with provincial issues you are dealing with, my team and I are always here to help.