Welcome to the Markham-Stouffville Weekly Update for June 28, 2019!
First Week as Ontario's Government House Leader
I began my first full week as Ontario's Government House Leader. Since being appointed, I have been speaking with members of our caucus to prepare for the fall legislative session.
I want to take a moment to congratulate our new team of House Officers. In particular I want to congratulate MPP Amy Fee, Ontario's new Deputy Government House Leader, MPP Lorne Coe who continues to serve as Chief Government Whip, and MPP Kaleed Rasheed who has been appointed as Deputy Government Whip. I look forward to working with you all!
This week, Premier Ford also appointed new Parliamentary Assistants. Parliamentary Assistants support Ministers with legislative and committee matters, including special projects and assignments that require dedicated leadership. They also play a key role in building relationships and communicating government initiatives across the province. Click here to find the full list of Parliamentary Assistants appointed by the Premier this week.
Strawberry Festival Pancake Breakfast
Please join me at the Strawberry Festival Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 29 from 8am to 10am. I will be co-hosting the breakfast alongside MP Jane Philpott and Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt.
The event takes place at Latcham Hall in Stouffville and will support the local food bank. Festival organizers will be collecting non-perishable food items or cash donations to support those in need in our local community.
Please click here for a map and directions to Latcham Hall.
Coming up on Saturday, July 6, I will be hosting an Open House at my Constituency Office. Come out from 1-3 pm to say hello, see the office, and meet your Markham-Stouffville Constituency Office Team. Our office is located at Suite 400, 37 Sandiford Dr. in Stouffville. To see a map to the office, click here.
Constituency Office Services
My constituency office is here to serve you. We offer assistance for various provincial government services such as the renewal of Driver's Licences, Health Cards, WSIB claims, ODSP/FRO cases, and any other service under provincial jurisdiction. Please call us at 905-642-2588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and my staff and I will be happy to assist you.
I want to wish you and your family a great long weekend as we celebrate Canada's 152nd Birthday on Monday. If you are in Markham on July 1st, you can find me at the Citizenship Ceremony at the Markham Civic Centre and at the flag raising at Milne Park in Markham. Happy Canada Day!
Paul Calandra, MPP