MP's Report - Gary Anandasangaree
Dear West Rouge,
Since March of 2020, all Canadians, and indeed the world, have fought the COVID-19 pandemic. In Canada, we see your hard work is paying o: with the COVID-19 numbers falling, rates of vaccinations rising, and we can also see a post COVID-19 world on the horizon.
As we move forward, we are very excited to see our children and grandchildren, meet friends, go out for dinner, or just safely visit our neighbour.
None of this would have been possible without the tireless e:orts of our health care professionals, and essential workers on the frontlines. Thank you all for supporting our community and country throughout this pandemic.
From the outset of this pandemic, the Government of Canada has remained committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone in Canada. As of July 27th, Canada had received over 66 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough to fully vaccinate every eligible person in the country. This major milestone puts us two months ahead of our original goal of the end of September!
At the time of writing this article, Canada continues to be a global leader in vaccination rates, with over 80 percent of eligible people in the country vaccinated with their first
dose, and 64 percent that are fully vaccinated.
My team and I have been knocking on doors since March 2021 to encourage residents and inform them on the COVID-19 vaccine. As we see the light at the end of the tunnel – let us continue to do our part to 6atten the curve, to protect yourself and those around you.
On May 11th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a federal investment of $2.26 billion for the construction and completion of the Scarborough Subway extension. This extension will bring TTC’s Line 2 subway service nearly eight kilometres farther into Scarborough, along with three additional stops.
Since 2015, members of the Scarborough Federal Liberal Caucus have fiercely advocated for the development of modern and rapid transit within our community. Shovels are already in the ground for the Scarborough Subway Extension! If you have driven or taken the TTC past Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road, you might have seen where work is currently
being done on one of the future sites of the subway extension in Scarborough. This extension will reduce the commute times for seniors, students, and workers, for an estimated 105,000 daily riders, while also ensuring we build back better for a greener future for all Canadians.
The Scarborough Subway Extension is an important step in ensuring transit equity here in Scarborough, by reducing travel times, improving access to jobs, schools, and key destinations throughout the city. It is a win for all residents and future generations to have such tangible results on transit delivered for Scarborough.
PUBLIC CONSULTATION FOR THE NEW ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK VISITOR,
LEARNING AND COMMUNITY CENTRE
Earlier this year, on behalf of the Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, I announced the launch of public engagement on the design concepts
for the new Rouge National Urban Park Visitor, Learning and Community Centre. Over the coming months, the public will have opportunities to provide feedback on the building concept and site plan through various in-person and online tools.
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If you need assistance with any federal services, please do not hesitate to contact us at
416-283-1414 or via email at Gary.Anand@parl.gc.ca.