April 2020 E-Newsletter

Published on April 03, 2020

 

Message From the Desk of Your MPP

Dear Neighbours,

We were ready to celebrate the spring warmth in the air and the festive feel of Easter, Ramadan and Navratri when our lives were turned upside down. Let the Coronavirus outbreak not dampen our festive spirits and let’s keep the show going on. These times make me think of a quote by the author Sanhita Baruah, “Life is, at times, tough. And all we need to do is to prove that we are tougher than it.”

Staying indoors could be a blessing in a way as we can spend more great moments with our family. Let us use these moments to invest in our relations with meaningful conversations, cuddling with our children and reading them stories. Please remember, social distancing is important, but let us just distance physically and stay connected emotionally. I am sure we will all find creative ways of celebrating Easter, Ramadan and Navratri indoor with all of the regular vim and vigor! 

I urge all residents of Mississauga-Malton to follow all safety precautions: wash your hands regularly, sneeze into your sleeve, do not touch your face, nose and eyes and stay indoors if you are feeling sick. Consult a doctor if you have cough, fever or breathing difficulties and only visit an assessment centre if you have been referred by a healthcare professional.

Ontario’s 2020 Action Plan in response to COVID-19 includes $17 billion in additional resources for the healthcare system and direct support for people and jobs. Given that Mississauga schools have closed and in order to support students and their families, Ontario has launched the first phase of Learn at Home online. This online portal will provide resources for families so that students can continue their education while schools are closed.

To those who are still going to work - my heartfelt gratitude to all the frontline service workers, who are working hard to help the community. You are our heroes!

My team and I were looking forward to meeting you during the Spring Open House and all the other events we had planned for the summer, and we will reschedule all of these when we revert to our normal routine.

For now, let us put our collective health first and keep up the Mississauga-Malton spirit!

 

Sincerely,


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For more information on what the Federal Government is doing in response to COVID-19, click the button below:


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COVID-19: Additional Resources

Our Community Office remains open, but for your security and safety, we are meeting residents via appointment only. Please call (905-696-0367) or email (deepak.anandco@pc.ola.org) to book an appointment.

The situation is rapidly changing and the information in this newsletter may not be up to date at the time you are reading it. For up to date information (eg. status of cases), visit Ontario.ca/coronavirus.


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Metrolinx Projects

Hurontario LRT Median Removals

To prepare for future construction of the Hurontario LRT, crews will remove existing medians along Hurontario Street, from Matheson Boulevard to Highway 407

Work scheduled to begin in late March and will last approximately three months. Work will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Online Open House for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will run along Eglinton Avenue from the future Mount Dennis LRT station to Renforth Drive, with a potential extension to Pearson Airport.

Participate in the Online Open House, starting April 1, to learn more about the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and associated environmental studies at www.metrolinx.com/eglintonwest