The dust is beginning to settle on the provincial election. Over 32,000 residents cast their ballot in the local riding. Candidates across all parties displayed their commitment to Ontario, the democratic process and the need for a fresh start in our communities.
I want to thank all the candidates, in York South-Weston and across the province, for putting themselves forward to serve the community.
Now, the hard work begins.
York South-Weston needs all three levels of government – municipal, provincial, and federal – to engage in an unprecedented amount of collaboration to help our community thrive again.
Issues like job creation, seniors care, community safety and affordable housings require the three levels of government to come to the table and work together.
York South-Weston needs a city councillor who will speak up for the community.
York South-Weston needs a city councillor who will fight for the attention and resources that this community needs from the provincial and federal governments.
I will be that City Councillor.
I am proud to have championed many important initiatives working with all three levels of government, including:
- Securing $500K of Federal funding from the Department of Justice to work with youth emerging from the criminal system
- Developing the first Provincial Youth Strategy, supporting the development of $270 million youth job fund for youth access to economic opportunities
- Supporting the province in developing a 30-day action plan after the shootings in summer 2012.
- Chairing first-ever Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities, a Council created to equalize access to opportunities for all of Ontario's young people
I look forward to continue my partnership with the Government of Ontario and Government of Canada and to bring a fresh start to York South-Weston.