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Notice: Application deadline funding to hire a summer student is extended until February 3rd!

Posted on January 20, 2017 | No Comments

Applications for the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program will be accepted online from December 7, 2016 until February 3, 2017, with students starting their jobs as early as April 2017.

For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office, or call 1-800-935-5555.

REMINDER: Canada Summer Jobs 2017 application deadline is this Friday, January 20th.

Posted on January 18, 2017 | No Comments

REMINDER: Canada Summer Jobs 2017 application deadline is this Friday, January 20th.

Applications for the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs program will be accepted online from December 7, 2016 until January 20, 2017, with students starting their jobs as early as April 2017.

For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs (https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/youth-summer-job.html), a Service Canada Office or by calling 1-800-935-5555.

Happy Birthday to the Honourable Nancy Ruth!

Posted on January 6, 2017 | No Comments

 

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(photo via parl.gc.ca)

It’s Hard Not to Think of The Bay!

Most people know my stories of Nancy Ruth.

Our fight for Women’s College Hospital.

Our doctor-patient relationship.

Our time together in the last years of her mother’s life.

Her strong support to Isabel Bassett’s campaign in the Provincial Election of 1995 which precipitated many awkward conversations at my car door following the weekly (sometimes more!) house calls to her mother.  Isabel won!  I lost.  The even more awkward moment at the Sports Bar on Yonge Street when I arrived to concede to Isabel!

My excitement at Nancy Ruth’s appointment to the Senate.

My disappointment at her decision to join Stephen Harper’s caucus.

Her huge financial support for my leadership campaign in 2006.

Our friendship has endured many difficult conversations and often different points of view.

There is one place where we are truly sisters.  One place that reminds us both that there is something bigger than we are.  A place we can’t try to control.  A place that holds such power and beauty.  A place where one can plan a picnic or a boat ride and then mother nature says no.  Wind, waves, fog exert their power, even control-freaks like Nancy Ruth and I have to succumb.  It is humbling.  It is therapeutic.  I think it’s why we love The Bay.  It is bigger that we are.  Looking out from her island to the West is breath-taking.  The westwind-shaped white pines, the pink granite rock islands, the water that can change from flat calm to wild surf in minutes.  Group of Seven heaven.  There is something about The Bay that feels like a ‘secret’ society.  Peter and I think that the fact we met on January 1 1979 and were married the same year on May 19 was because of our mutual love of our beloved Georgian Bay.  It’s not so secret though, it’s contagious.  I’m not sure it’s possible to experience the view from Nancy’s island and not be captured in the spell of the Georgian Bay and the majesty of the Canadian Shield.  Peter and I look forward to many more visits and important conversations with Elizabeth and Nancy Ruth at the most beautiful place in Canada and possible the world!

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Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31, 2016 | No Comments

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Happy Hanukkah

Posted on December 24, 2016 | No Comments

Today, many begin to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. This eight-day celebration is a reminder that there is light in dark times. I wish […]

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Winter Solstice Celebration for #Canada150

Posted on December 23, 2016 | No Comments

On winter solstice, December 21,2016, we launched in St-John’s, Newfoundland, the reconciliation theme for Canada150’s year-long celebration. It was an opportunity to reflect on our past […]

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Canada Summer Jobs 2017 – apply now!

Posted on December 23, 2016 | No Comments

Applications for the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs program will be accepted online from December 7, 2016 until January 20, 2017, with students starting their jobs as […]

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From my family to yours – Happy Holidays!

Posted on December 22, 2016 | No Comments

From my family to yours – warm wishes for a holiday season filled with laughter and love, and a New Year of health and happiness. Happy […]

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Join the national conversation on voting in our country!

Posted on December 8, 2016 | No Comments

Thank you to everyone who attended the Toronto-St. Paul’s Town Hall on Electoral Reform on Sunday, September 11th.  It was one of our biggest Town Halls […]

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Toronto-St. Paul’s Summit: Urban Indigenous Strategy

Posted on December 7, 2016 | No Comments

On Sunday, November 20th, we had another engaging Toronto-St. Paul’s Summit!  Twice each year, the local elected representatives from all levels of government come together to […]

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Constituency Office
1650 Yonge St., Suite 103,
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 2A2

Telephone: 416-952-3990
Fax: 416-952-3995

In Ottawa:

Room 173, East Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Telephone: 613-995-9666
Fax: 613-947-4622

carolyn.bennett@parl.gc.ca