May Roundup

May Roundup
Highlights of the work I've been doing to represent Willowdale over the last month 

As we are in the first few days of a new month, I wanted to break down some highlights of the work I've been doing to represent our community over the last month.

  • BUDGET 2019-2020: Our government's first budget since taking office last June announced $28 billion in transit, investments in hospital infrastructure, a new child-care tax credit, dental care for low-income seniors and a path to a balanced budget over the next five years.
  • MEDEC Conference: I was honoured to give the keynote speech at MEDEC Canada's annual conference for the Medical Devices Sector about our government's bold new vision for centralizing procurement in Ontario and how it will change the way we purchase medical technology in Ontario, spur innovation, and save taxpayers over $1 Billion per year.

  • People's Health Care Act: We announced and passed Bill 74 which will help make the health care system in Ontario more efficient and more accountable, but mostly important build a modern, patient-centric, public healthcare system.
  • I had a great lunch with fellow Willowdaler and grade 5 student Saniya who served as part of Queen's Park Page Program helping out MPPs in the House.

  • I had the pleasure of being interviewed by QP Briefing Podcast about our new budget, my role as parliamentary assistant to Minister Bethlenfalvy and my road to politics. You can listen to it here.

  • Yonge Street Tragedy: It's been one year since the Yonge Street Tragedy occurred in our community of Willowdale. On Tuesday, April 23rd our community and hundreds of people from across the city came together to commemorate the victims and those injured in the terrible attack as well as continue the healing process.

  • Last week I spoke to Mr. Capozzi's class at St. Edward Catholic School in Willowdale on the importance of entrepreneurial spirit. This was part of the incredible learning program put on by Junior Achievement Ontario, a program I participated in when I was in high school.

  • Clean Up Toronto: Just this past weekend, I was joined by 50 volunteers for a community cleanup at Mel Lastman Square. Proud to say that our Willowdale team picked up the most garbage!

It's been a busy month but there is always lots more work to be done. I can't wait to see how much more we accomplish in May for this province, but most importantly for Willowdale. 

Stan Cho

Member of Provincial Parliament for Willowdale