Event Reminder: Tomorrow (Friday) at 11am, join us for another MP Brunch Connections conversation. We will hear from the very qualified Dr. Nancy Olewiler on “How Can COVID Help Avoid the Climate Tsunami?" You can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C0LTujABS0W6snX1pXvhJw.
October 29, 2020
Unfortunately, pandemic numbers are currently going up in BC and many other parts of the country. Our government leaders and officials are working overtime to support Canadians, and help the Provinces and Territories with their healthcare delivery responsibilities, at this difficult time. This makes Halloween even more challenging than we may have hoped a month or two ago. I want to wish you and your family a fun, while safe, Halloween on Saturday!
In Case You Missed It:
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets the crisis of inadequate housing for the homeless in Vancouver, and recently announced a new Rapid Housing Initiative to build 3,000 affordable housing units across Canada. The $1 billion is split between local projects and municipalities, and Vancouver will receive $50 million to house the most vulnerable.
- Public Services and Procurement recently published an informative page on our government’s measures to quickly and effectively purchase PPE and medical supplies to assist the provinces and territories in meeting their residents’ needs.
- Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland recently spoke at the Toronto Global Forum about our government’s plan for a strong post-COVID-19 economic recovery. She addressed many of the spending concerns I have heard from you over the past months.
- The government’s National Seniors Council is open for applications until November 1. This non-partisan position helps inform Ministers on matters related to the well-being of Canadian seniors. I invite interested Vancouver Quadrites to apply, at this link.
- The first round of our government’s Housing Supply Challenge has opened. This round is Data Driven, wherein participants will create solutions to improve data collection, sharing, analysis and integration, thus improving decision-making on housing supply. More information is at this page.
Using social media to share early (1975) and recent snapshots of Dirk and me! The company we co-founded has gone on to plant over 1.5 billion trees across Canada.
Wishing everyone a safe and warm weekend start to November!
The Hon. Joyce Murray, P.C., M.P.
Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra
Minister of Digital Government
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