MP Gary Anandasangaree

Canada’s first-ever National Anti-Racism Strategy

Happy February, Centennial! It’s hard to believe that we’re already one month through 2019!

National Anti-Racism Strategy

Over the past year in my role as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, I have had the privilege of working closely with communities across our country to help develop Canada’s first-ever National Anti-Racism Strategy.

From Saint John’s to Saskatoon to Squamish, the National Anti- Racism Strategy will look to understand racism in Canada as it relates to employment and income supports, social participation and justice. By identifying the issues that relate to racism, our government can generate a meaningful, long-term Anti- Racism Strategy that can be used to address the root causes of racism in Canada from coast to coast to coast.

Climate Action Incentive

From unprecedented severe flooding to unseasonable seismic storms, countries around the world are beginning to feel the very real and very dangerous effects of climate change. Our government understands that by putting a price on the thing Canadians don’t want ‒ pollution, Canadians will get more of what they do want ‒  climate action that helps protect our environment.

Starting this year, Ontario residents will receive the Climate Action Incentive payment along with their tax returns. The Climate Action Incentive encourages clean growth and a more sustainable future while at the same time empowering choice among consumers.

All revenues raised through the Climate Action Incentive will go directly back into the province from which they were raised. Here in Ontario, a family of four will receive $307 through the Climate Action Incentive this year. Eight out of 10 families will receive more money through the Climate Action Incentive than they paid. By working to stop the harmful effects of climate change, our actions will help ensure a healthier planet and safer world for everyone.

Black History Month

On Saturday, February 23, I would like to extend to you and your family an invitation to join my team at the Church of the Nativity (10 Sewells Road, Scarborough) from 11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m. as we celebrate Black History Month.

Our Black History Month celebration will highlight Black history, arts and culture, and will include presentations from several influential speakers and community organizations. All are welcome to attend!

For those of you who would like to connect with my team, I encourage you to contact my office at 416-283-1414 or We are always happy to hear your ideas, assist you with various federal services or answer any questions you may have.