Yesterday morning, I was honoured to visit the offices of Skills for Change and meet with participants from their Language Instruction for Newcomers program. Along with my colleague Marco Mendicino, Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence, and members of the Skills for Change executive, we participated in an important discussion about the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).
Middle class Canadians are working harder than ever, but many are worried that they won’t have enough put away for their retirement. One in four families approaching retirement—1.1 million families—are at risk of not saving enough. That’s why the Government of Canada is committed to helping Canadians achieve their goal of a safe, secure and dignified retirement, and has worked with the provinces and territories to strengthen the CPP.
As we mark one year in government, we reflect on what we’ve accomplished together, but we still have a lot of work to do! I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the wonderful community of Toronto-St. Paul’s!
Thank you for your continued support!
This past weekend I was thrilled to host another round of neighbourhood check-ups throughout my riding of Toronto-St. Paul’s. Meetings were held at the Dunfield Retirement Residence, Christie Gardens, Wychwood Public Library, Maria A. Shchuka Public Library, and at our constituency office – where we also had a meeting in French! I have been holding neighbourhood check-ups for years, and they have become a crucial part of our ‘democracy between elections’ model. Neighbourhood check-ups are an opportunity for constituents to informally discuss any issue or concern they have with me face-to-face. During this round, the subjects ranged from immigration policy, to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, to rail safety. As always, I was thrilled with the level of knowledge and engagement in our community. I learned something new with each gathering.
This year most of our discussions focused on Budget 2017. I heard from constituents about such things the increasing need for affordable childcare, seniors’ benefits, and lower tuitions feeds. We will be submitting the notes of all these discussion to the finance committee to ensure that your voices are heard. If you did not have a chance to attend the discussions, you can still put your ideas forward. Submit your ideas at: www.canada.ca/budget-2017. You can also join the discussion on Twitter and Facebook by using #Budget2017.
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