Highlights from this past month
I want to start by saying how happy I am that the Raptors are finally NBA Champions! It has been a crazy ride but it’s been especially wonderful to see our country and our city come together to support Canada’s team. This past month I’ve had the privilege of attending a variety of events and it’s been wonderful to spend more time away from Queen’s Park listening to constituents like you.
In early June I had an important and productive roundtable meeting with parents of children with autism and service providers at the “Shining through Centre” to discuss reforms to the Ontario Autism Program. I learned a lot and look forward to continuing to work with these incredible families on a world-class needs-based system.
I was thrilled to participate with colleagues across the aisle, MPPs Mitzie Hunter, and Gurratan Singh in a panel discussion on Global Toronto’s “Living in Colour”. We discussed diversity in politics and how visible minorities are represented in government. Check it out here! https://youtu.be/G3xh9Kzhne0
I joined Minister Peter Bethlenvalvy to announce our government would table legislation to help ensure fiscal sustainability in Ontario by managing public sector compensation growth with modest annual increases. Our government is focused on continuing to drive long-term savings for taxpayers and ensuring that vital services Ontarians rely on are protected for generations to come.
I can't forget to mention that on June 16th we celebrated Father’s Day! I'm so grateful to have been blessed with a kind and caring father who taught me the value of hard work and community service. If you’d like to get to know my father better, check out the funny(?) Father’s Day video we did together. https://twitter.com/StanChoMPP/status/1140233323492626432
In case you missed it, I also want to re-share this great announcement from last month. The Rowan's Law awareness campaign officially launched with a new concussion safety video. This province-wide campaign puts concussion safety information in front of Ontarians who need it most. As a former rugby player, it’s a policy that is near and dear to my heart and I encourage you to check it out and share it with your friends and neighbours.
I’d like to give a big shout out to Superintendent Bryan Bott from Toronto Police Services 32 Division, and all the officers who serve Willowdale and keep us safe. I had a great time visiting him again in June to discuss important issues in our community including traffic, break and enters, and safety at Willowdale’s many summer events and festivals.
Speaking of shout outs, I can’t say enough how proud and honored I was to give remarks at two graduation ceremonies in Willowdale this month. Students from RJ Lang Elementary School and Cardinal Carter of the Arts - congratulations once again! Remember that you’re all not just the leaders of tomorrow, but need to be leaders today, our world needs you now and can’t wait to see how much you accomplish in the years ahead. Congratulations to all our Willowdale students have a great summer!
Finally, some big news on the Queen’s Park front. I am incredibly humbled to have been appointed as the new Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance- Minister Rod Phillips. As a rookie MPP, I had the honour this past year of working alongside Minister Bethlenfalvy at Treasury Board and I’m so grateful to him. I’m looking forward to continuing our work of bringing trust, balance, and accountability back to Ontario’s finances from the Ministry of Finance.
I can’t wait to see more of you in the month of July as I’m out knocking on doors in our beautiful community or attending some of the spectacular events in Willowdale.
Have a wonderful summer and stay cool!
Member of Provincial Parliament for Willowdale