MPP Steven Del Duca’s January Blog & Newsletter
Hello and a happy new year to all the residents of Vaughan. This being my first blog of the year I’d like to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2013. January has been a very busy month. To check out photos from my events please visit the photo section on my website or visit my page on Facebook.
In The Media…
On the 14th I appeared on TVO’s the Agenda with Steve Paikin, where we discussed topics including the LCBO, and balancing alcohol sales with social responsibility. To watch the video click here.
On the 15th I appeared on Rogers TV’s Racco’s Forum to discuss the progress of the Vaughan Hospital with Mackenzie Health CEO, Altaf Stationwala.
On the 13th I took part in a spinning for Autism event at the Al Palladini Community Centre in support of Shining Through Centre.
On the 20th I celebrated the official opening of my community office, and also hosted a New Year’s Levee. Photos from the day can be found here.
On the 21st I was at the Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold Open House at the Vaughan Community Church an organization that has done a tremendous job at building front-line supports such as food and shelter to those who find themselves on the street during difficult times.
Also on the 21st, I was pleased to bring greetings at the Saluting Italian Heroes who saved Jewish lives during the Holocaust event.
On the 31st I held my second town hall meeting at the Maple Community Centre. Thank you to those who attended. I look forward to seeing you at my next town hall meeting in Kleinburg at the Doctor’s House on March 6th at 7:30pm.
Protecting the Environment
I was pleased to have toured the Earth Rangers Centre, in Woodbridge, and take part in a special announcement. Earth Rangers educates children and families on the value and need for preserving Ontario’s Great Lakes and helping them plant trees and clean up the Humber River shoreline. They are helping protect the water quality in the Great Lakes and in our community. During my visit, I presented Earth Rangers with a Government of Ontario grant of $25,000 through the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund.
Ontario Building 3 New Schools in Vaughan
Students will soon benefit from the building of 3 new schools in Vaughan. The new schools will be located in the Vaughan-Carville area between Dufferin and Bathurst (as part of the public board); in the Rutherford area in between Dufferin and Keele (as part of the public board); and in the Major Mackenzie and Weston Rd area (as part of the Catholic board). The province will be providing the funding to the schools boards by March so that they can begin their planning and building phases.
I am pleased that our government continues to make important investments in our education system. By building three new schools in Vaughan, the government is providing a good learning environment for students to achieve success. This investment protects and enhances the important gains we’ve made in the classroom and keeps our schools strong and stable for Vaughan’s children.
Kathleen Wynne becomes Premier-designate
On Thursday January 31st, Kathleen Wynne met with the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable David C. Onley, and officially became the new Premier-designate. She will be sworn in as Premier along with her new cabinet on February 11th at Queen’s Park.
Until next time…
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Steven Del Duca
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