Enhancing the Canada Child Benefit

Over 15,500 children in the riding of Waterloo are currently assisted by the Canada Child Benefit, with families receiving an average payment of $510 every month. The Canada Child Benefit helps families and children that need it the most, and is helping lift almost 300,000 children out of poverty across Canada.  Our Government understands that…

Advisory Council on National Pharmacare Created

Our Government believes that Canadians should have easy access to the prescription drugs they need. Through Budget 2018, our Government announced the creation of an Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, to study and give advice on how best to implement national pharmacare in Canada. Recently, our Government announced the six accomplished Canadians…

Supporting Newcomer Employment

Addressing employment barriers faced by newcomers is a priority for our Government. On June 20th, World Refugee Day, Hon. Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, and Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship announced funding for a pilot project to connect newcomers with jobs in the hotel industry. The $7 million…

Legalization of Cannabis Bill C-45 Passes Senate

On June 19, the Senate voted to pass Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act. This legislation now needs to be given Royal Assent, and then it will become law. Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is a top priority for our Government. This legislation will help keep cannabis out of the hands of our youth,…