MPP Steven Del Duca’s April Blog and Newsletter

Hello Vaughan residents! The first month of spring has been busy for me both at Queen’s Park and in our community. Be sure to visit the photo section on my website, or my Facebook page, to see pictures from all the happenings and to keep updated on upcoming events.


On April 10th, I was happy to announce that the Mackenzie Vaughan hospital will be receiving a $49.7 million planning grant from the provincial government. Since my election in 2012, the successful delivery of the Vaughan hospital project has been a major priority for me. This grant will be used to complete the planning and procurement of the Vaughan hospital, and will ensure that we deliver this project on time.

I was pleased to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for SickKids’ new Boomerang Health Unit on April 16th. This new centre offers a number of important services, including psychology, speech language pathology, physiotherapy and sports medicine to children in Ontario. The services offered at Boomerang Health are an exciting and important investment in our children’s health and well-being.

I had an early morning on April 24th when I came out to greet commuters at the Maple GO station. I was happy to have the chance to speak with so many of you. That morning, I was also pleased to announce that the government will be providing new funding to improve the Maple GO station and that extra GO service lines will be provided on the Barrie line on weekends and holidays beginning on June 29th – including a bus from the Rutherford GO station to Canada’s Wonderland.

One of the best parts about being an MPP is that I have the opportunity to speak to youth about what is happening at Queen’s Park. I was lucky enough to be invited to speak with a civics class at St. Jean de Brebeuf this month, where I was happy to talk about the importance of public service and my role as MPP for Vaughan.

In and Around Queen’s Park:

April was an extremely busy month for me in my role as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Finance Minister. I attended a number of pre-budget consultations. Whether it was in Thunder Bay at Queen’s Park or at my Town Hall meetings, Ontarians had a lot to contribute to the budget making process. Finance Minister, Charles Sousa will be delivering the budget this Thursday, May 2nd.

Upcoming events:

On May 8th, I look forward to seeing you at my town hall being held at the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus at 9600 Bathurst St. It will be held in Conference Room C from 7:30pm to 9pm.

I want to wish you and your families all the best for Victoria Day Long Weekend! This holiday provides us with the opportunity to spend much needed time with our family and friends.

I would also like to recognize all those in Vaughan celebrating Jewish Heritage Month. Opportunities like these allow all of us to remember and celebrate the important role that Jewish Canadians have played, and continue to play, in Ontario.

Until next time…

Should you ever need any assistance, please feel free to contact me at my office.

Steven Del Duca, MPP

T: 905-832-6630

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