June 2019 E-Newsletter

Published on June 01, 2019

A Message From The Desk of Your MPP

Hello,

Now that we are fully immersed in the lovely spring season, I want to thank you all for your continued contribution to our community. We are getting closer and closer to the summer months, and with the school year winding down for many, I want to encourage everyone to enjoy some downtime with family and friends and continue striving to make our community shine.

As we continue to invest in our home and our people, I want to take this opportunity to remind you all of how the government intends to follow through on some of its commitments. The government has committed billions in support of new transit projects and is moving forward with the long-awaited Hurontario LRT and Eglinton West LRT extension. While we prepare our community roads and infrastructure for these exciting developments, I want to ensure that you remain informed on what you can expect. With any major undertaking such as this, there may be a need to make alternate travel arrangements or modify your route; this may also be a great opportunity to carpool with friends, family or co-workers.

I also want to share some additional details on how these developments can benefit those within our community. The overall objective of these initiatives is to ensure the greatest benefit possible for the community. In support of this, Metrolinx is focused on providing opportunities, and building partnerships that will create more opportunities for those within our community. There will be opportunities for professional administrative and technical jobs, apprenticeships, and a chance for Metrolinx to invest in, and procure business from, our local businesses along the project corridor.

I am excited about what these developments will mean for our community and our people. Let’s all take a deep breath and remember – short term pains for long term gains!

Sincerely,

Deepak's Signature

Deepak Anand


Queens Park Updates

In the month of May, we have:

  • Announced the Mental Health and Addictions Services Funding coming to our riding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
    • Our riding will be receiving over $3 million in funding
    • The organizations receiving funding are:
      • Associated Youth Services of Peel
      • Punjabi Community Health Services
      • Peel Addiction Assessment and Referral Centre
      • Peel Children’s Centre
      • Services and Housing in the Province
  • Debated various Bills and the chart below shows the current status of the Bills as of June 3

Bill 87 – Fixing the Hydro Mess Act

Bill 100 – Budget Bill

Bill 107 – Getting Ontario Moving Act

Bill 108 – More Homes, More Choices Act

Bill 117 – Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act

Royal Assent Received (Passed)

Royal Assent Received (Passed)

Royal Assent Received (Passed)

Royal Assent Received (Passed)

Royal Assent Received (Passed)

 

A lot of work has been done, but there is still more to do. I am looking forward to the next few months at the community office so I have the opportunity to hear first-hand from residents. I strongly believe in working together on community projects. I am looking forward to work at the community office to bring positive change in Mississauga-Malton. 


Connecting with Residents at Our Zone 4 Town Hall Meeting

Residents joined me at St. Valentine Elementary School for a town hall meeting to talk about local issues.

I provided an update from Queen’s Park, focusing on the provincial government’s budget for 2019, which included funding for the Eglinton West LRT and the Eglinton Crosstown West Subway Extension to Pearson Airport. 

I also spoke about projects that have been undertaken and events organized in the riding over the last few months including the Community Clean-up Day at Acorn Place, the Spring Open House at our constituency office, and the Fueling Healthy Minds initiative that centers around student nutrition programs.

Representatives from Metrolinx, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care and Indus Community Services were on hand to provide information and updates about their services.

The meeting concluded following an extended question and answer session, with questions on the provincial government’s changes to education policy and its impact on students and teachers and the impact of the Regional Governance Review on Mississauga and Peel.

My team and I would like to thank all those who attended the meeting. The next town hall meeting is scheduled for September. Join us for our other events all summer long!

 


Community Clean-Up Day

To commemorate Earth Day we organized a community clean-up day on April 28. With the aim of making Mississauga-Malton a cleaner and better community, this free event was open to all. Participants were given gloves, garbage bags, safety vests, and trash pickers. 

Clean-up days are a regular feature of my community calendar and I plan to hold a community clean-up day once a month, as long as the weather permits, to give back to the community and offer an opportunity for residents to do the same.

I hope all those in attendance enjoyed their time and were inspired to create a cleaner, safer and more beautiful Mississauga-Malton. I believe our community is our family and working together is always a pleasure. Our next clean up is behind the Malton Walmart Supercentre on June 23 at 7333 Goreway Drive from 10am -11am. 

       

 


My Statements in the Legislative Assembly this Month

Mental Health and Well-being

In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental illness or addiction problem. The government is announcing more funding for mental health and $3 million is being invested in our riding.                                                     

Peel Learning Foundation

The newly-established Peel Learning Foundation raises funds to provide students within the Peel District School Board necessary resources to keep them well-fed, well-read and in school.

 

Match for Marrow

I encourage everyone to get involved and spread awareness about bone marrow donation, which is simple, non-surgical and much-needed. To become a potential donor and for further information, please go to onematch.ca.

Peel Children's Aid Society

The Peel Children’s Aid Society
works to ensure the safety and well-being of children and strengthen families in this riding. I want to recognize their excellent work and continued commitment to children and families.


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Out and About in May

Celebrating art with the MBDA
Vaisakhi celebrations at Malton Guru Ghar
Enjoying the colours of Carassauga
Learning about natural resources' sustainability
Meeting a young entrepreneur
Enjoying Sawitri Theatre's latest play

Introducing The Remarkable Citizen Awards

Do you know someone who is a Community Leader, An Incredible Volunteer, or An Amazing Resident?

These awards will be given to respected and dedicated community leaders, volunteers, and residents who have made a positive impact in the Mississauga-Malton riding.

If you know someone who is making a difference in the community, help us by nominating that selfless individual. In approximately 150 to 250 words, explain the person’s contribution and make a case for their recognition. Send your nomination to deepak.anandco@pc.ola.org. Also, include two pictures of the nominee.


Join us for These Upcoming Events...

Community Clean-Up Day 

Canada Day Celebrations 

     


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