May 2020 E-Newsletter

Published on May 04, 2020

Message From the Desk of Your MPP

Dear Neighbours,

It is commendable how Mississauga-Malton constituents have come together in the fight against COVID-19. We can only defeat it as we put in a collective effort and work with one goal. I think of the quote by Helen Keller and find it more meaningful than ever now, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” We have braved these times so far and we need to hold tight for a few more weeks.

My heartfelt thanks to all the frontline heroes, who have been working tirelessly. They are exhibiting courage and bravery that most of us cannot fathom. They are facing their fears everyday and still going to work.

As we express our gratitude towards the frontline workers, we also need to perform our duties by following all the safety precautions – washing our hands regularly, sneezing into our sleeves, not touching our face, nose and eyes, and staying indoors as much as possible. As this crisis is affecting us collectively, we need to work collectively by following all the public health advisories.

The government is delivering much-needed support to our most vulnerable citizens, including seniors and persons with disabilities, during these testing times. The province is investing $11 million to help deliver meals, medicines and other essentials to those in need and doubling the Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) payments for seniors. Keeping in mind the elevated need for mental health and addiction supports, Canada Mental Health Association has been deemed an essential service and remains ready to provide help in-person, via phone or online/web conferencing during the pandemic.

Let us fulfill our duties and keep our families and communities safe!

Wishing all those who celebrate Ramadan Mubarak!

My team and I are eager to meet all of you once we go back to our regular routines.