Oakville North-Burlington Newsletter May 10, 2024

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“Leading the charge with a substantial addition of 25,000 new jobs in April, Ontario continues to set the standard for job growth nationwide, marking the fourth consecutive month in which Ontario leads Canada in job creation.

This underscores our government’s targeted and responsible strategy in fostering good-paying jobs and sustainable economic growth across the province. Together, we continue to drive forward, propelling Ontario towards greater economic prosperity and opportunity for all.” – MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement on today’s employment release by Statistics Canada, which showed Ontario is leading the nation in job creation, adding 25,000 jobs in April, including 5,800 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Read his statement here: Ontario Continuing to Attract New Investments and Jobs  

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Ontario Government Supports Local Environmental Efforts in Oakville

I was delighted to join Oakvillegreen Conservation Association and dozens of volunteers to announce a $60,900 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund.

This grant will enable OakvilleGreen to enhance their fundraising capacity and expand the Green Roots youth program. OakvilleGreen does important work to ignite that ‘green spark’ among students to create life-long stewards of the environment and foster sustainability. Thank you to the young volunteers and their parents for their commitment to local environmental action.


Celebrating Orthodox Easter

I had the honour of attending Easter service at St. Peter & St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Oakville, led by Father Luke and Father Arsenius. It was a time of deep reflection on the wisdom and teachings of our saviour Jesus Christ.

Let’s carry the lessons of compassion, forgiveness and love into our lives as we celebrate his resurrection.

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SCFEA Consults with OBCM and CFIB to Build Homes Faster

This week, my colleagues and I had the privilege of hearing from business and municipal stakeholders, including Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, Ontario’s Big City Mayors and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business at the Standing Committee of Finance and Economic Affairs on Bill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act as part of our government’s commitment to cut red tape and help municipalities build more housing faster.

Ontario MPPs Join the Fight Against Lupus

This week, MPP colleagues and I had the pleasure of welcoming Lupus Canada to Queen’s Park. We wore a purple ribbon in recognition of World Lupus Day, which takes place May 10th, with the goal of raising awareness of the disease.

Thank you to MPP Billy Pang for his continued advocacy toward a future without Lupus.


Welcoming Jerry and Asia to Queen’s Park

I had the pleasure of welcoming high school friend Jerry and TMU student Asia to Queen’s Park. We had the chance to discuss Asia’s aspirations to become a lawyer, and how legal professionals can become involved in government. Best of luck on your academic journey Asia!


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Premier Ford Explores Ontario-Made Products at MacLean Engineering

Mining plays a pivotal role in Ontario’s economic prosperity. Our province is home to an abundance of critical minerals, a vital component in electric vehicle production.
In this episode of Ontario Made, watch as Premier Ford Nation visits MacLean Engineering, a global leader in mining supply and services, to learn how its electric mining vehicles are making mineral extraction safer around the world.

Watch here: https://fb.watch/rZ-210dN3V/


Ontario Completes Largest Battery Storage Procurement in Canada to Meet Growing Electricity Demand

The Ontario government has concluded the largest battery storage procurement in Canada’s history and secured the necessary electricity generation to support the province’s growing population and economy through the end of the decade. This successful procurement marks another milestone in the implementation of the province’s Powering Ontario’s Growth plan, helping to build the province’s clean energy advantage and ensure reliability for years to come.

Ontario’s success in building the province’s clean electricity system has played a pivotal role in attracting new investments to the province, particularly those investing in large-scale manufacturing projects. These new procurements will help ensure companies investing in Ontario have the energy supply they need, as Ontario continues to grow its economy and electricity system.

Learn More: Ontario Completes Largest Battery Storage Procurement in Canada to Meet Growing Electricity Demand


Ontario Awards Contract for Bradford Bypass

The Ontario government is awarding a contract for the detail design of the western section of the Bradford Bypass, marking an important milestone in the province’s plan to build the new four-lane, 16-kilometre highway that will relieve gridlock, save commuters time and keep goods moving across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

The western section of the Bradford Bypass, for which the contract is being awarded, will run 6.5 kilometres from Highway 400 to Simcoe Road 4. In the meantime, preliminary work for the Bradford Bypass is currently underway with construction of a new bridge at Simcoe Road 4 and the widening of County Road 4 from two to four lanes.

To promote efficiencies between the Bradford Bypass project and the County of Simcoe’s planned expansion work on County Road 4, an agreement is in place to better coordinate the construction approach, which will save taxpayer dollars and optimize the work required to improve gridlock and reduce the risk of construction delays.

Learn More: Ontario Awards Contract for Bradford Bypass


Join HRPS for Police Day!

The HRPS would like to invite community members to its 22nd Police Day on Saturday, May 11th!

The free, family celebration of policing will take place, rain or shine, from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at HRPS Headquarters.
More info: https://bit.ly/4acXFsy

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Centennial Cup Hockey Tournament

Exciting news! The Centennial Cup Hockey Tournament has begun in Oakville! We’re thrilled to welcome Canada’s top Junior Hockey teams, players, families, and fans to our Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in our north Oakville community.

Sending my best wishes to all the teams, especially our Oakville Blades! The tournament runs from May 9th to May 19th. Get your tickets on the Hockey Canada website and join us in cheering on these amazing athletes.

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Oakville North-Burlington Spirit Awards

It’s truly an honour to shine a light on the dedicated volunteers who have contributed to making our community better. Thank you for your community spirit. If you would like to nominate a member of our community who has gone above and beyond to contribute to our community, please contact my office and let me know at Effie.triantafilopoulos@pc.ola.org