The Government of Canada’s top priority is building an economy that works for Canadian families. Today, the first payments were made under the new Canada Child Benefit (CCB), putting more money in the pockets of nine out of ten families, and helping them with the high costs of raising their children.
The CCB replaces the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit Supplement, and the Universal Child Care Benefit. Starting today, it will be issued monthly to eligible families.
The new CCB will provide parents with a simpler, tax-free, and more generous child benefit option that is better targeted to those who need it the most.
More support means more opportunities for middle-class Canadians to save, invest, and grow the Canadian economy.
On July 9th and 10th, 2016, Toronto-St. Paul’s was once again home to the Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival. Now in its 12th year, Salsa on St. Clair is something I look forward to more and more every summer. From Christie to Winona, St. Clair West is filled with hundreds of people from the community (and far beyond), who have all ventured to our neighbourhood for this unique festival. The Latin American community is such a vibrant and important part of our city and Salsa on St. Clair is a chance for us all to recognize and celebrate this with great food, music, and of course, salsa dancing! This year, I was honoured to deliver greetings – both in English and in Spanish from our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the organizers of the event. Thank you to City Councillor Joe Mihevc, Vincent Cappela and the Hillcrest BIA for bringing this wonderful festival to Toronto-St. Paul’s yet again.
On Saturday July 9th, I attended the LIUNA Local 183 Family Day celebration. The Labourer’s International Union of North America (LIUNA) was formed in 1903, when workers joined together to make a better life for themselves and their families, and to build a strong foundation for a brighter future. Since then, LIUNA has grown into on of the most respected and effective labour unions in North America. The Local 183 Family Day fair is a great time for union members and their families to recognize and celebrate the amazing work their union does throughout the year. I was so honoured to attend and to be able to deliver greetings and congratulations from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the members of Local 183. It was a beautiful afternoon, spent with inspiring men and women. Thank you to the organizers of Local 183 Family Day for such an amazing event, and to the members and executives of LIUNA for the incredible work you do!
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