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Newsletter: November Recap

A message from Christine Hogarth:

Dear Friends,

Following 10 weeks of productive working group discussions to find collaborative solutions to the City’s operating and capital deficits, an agreement was reached to put the City on a path to succeed. The best way for Toronto to succeed in the future is through growth in population, density, housing, frontline service delivery and revenue from a growing economy that includes year-round family friendly attractions. we are getting it done for Toronto!

This month is all about celebrating, with so many festivals and events taking place, Etobicoke-Lakeshore is buzzing with excitement, making this season even more special! Be sure to check out the Holiday Night Market, New Toronto Holiday Market and Winter Craft Market to name a few. I also hope I will see you at the annual Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade tomorrow December 2nd at 10:00 a.m. followed by a skate with Santa.

Lastly, your provincial concerns matter to us, kindly reach out to my dedicated team if you need assistance on provincial matters. Remember, we are here to serve you and your voice matters, together we can make difference!

Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season, all the best for a prosperous 2024.

Thank you,

Christine Hogarth, MPP

P.S please note that our office will be closed from December 23rd, returning back on January 8th to give the team some time with their family!

New Deal for Toronto
Our government has reached a new deal with Toronto that will help achieve long-term financial stability and sustainability for the City.
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Enhancing Access to Justice Act
Our government is proposing updates to the Victims’ Bill of Rights, 1995 and its regulations to expand the list of crimes for which victims can sue for emotional distress and related bodily harm. This includes terrorism, vehicle theft, human trafficking and hate related crimes targeting places of worship.
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Building Infrastructure Safely Act, 2023
The Ontario government is looking to prohibit underground infrastructure owners and operators from charging fees to locate things like buried pipelines, cable and wires.
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New Child Care Workforce Strategy and Safe Arrival and Dismissal Policy
Our government is launching the most significant and comprehensive Child Care Workforce Strategy in the province’s history that will deliver increased wages to Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) and a multipronged strategy to recruit and retain qualified educators.
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Ontario Taking Action to Support Injured Workers and Firefighters
Our government is introducing legislation that would, if passed, support injured workers by enabling “super indexing” increases to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits above the annual rate of inflation.
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Ontario Strengthening Wage Protections for Restaurant Workers
Our government is introducing the Working for Workers Four Act, 2023, which would, if passed, continue to lead the country with a package of ground-breaking protections for workers.
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Experience Ontario 2024
Are you organizing an in-person festival or event in Ontario? Experience Ontario supports community and regional events AND large-scale events that generate the greatest tourism economic impact.  Click on the tab below to apply!
Apply Here
Annual Lakeshore Santa Clause Parade and skate with Santa
Etobicoke-Lakeshore is set to embrace the festive season and is gearing up for a merry Saturday, with the annual Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Skate with Santa!
More Information Here
Holiday Spirit Awards
This year, spread the Christmas spirit by nominating someone in your neighborhood who goes the extra mile and gives back by spreading cheer and decorating for all to see!
Nominate Here

Looking Back at November

Welcoming Pokeworks to The Queensway!  
Welcoming the Glam Room Beauty Clinic to The Queensway!
Flag Raising Ceremony at Queen’s Park celebrating Polish Independence Day.
Remembrance Day at Colonel Samuel Smith Park.
Celebrating Diwali, a Festival of Lights at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir with Premier Ford.
Congratulations to the 27 Etobicoke-Lakeshore recipients who received the Volunteer Service Award!