Hiring is now underway for Canada Summer Jobs

A summer job can be a key stepping stone for young Canadians trying to gain experience, develop new skills, and earn money. This year’s Canada Summer Jobs program will create more than 70,000 jobs – including 292 in Scarborough‒Rouge Park – by helping local employers hire youth aged 15 to 30.

In April, our annual Youth Job Fair helped connect youth with dozens of organizations looking to hire locally. Attendees were able to network with potential employers and explore positions in business development, conservation, sports, education and other fields. To prepare everyone for success, we also held engaging workshops on resumé writing and interview-taking led by experienced speakers. I want to thank all those involved and our dedicated volunteers for another successful job fair.

Hiring for Canada Summer Jobs is now underway with the last possible date to start being July 24. Please visit www.jobbank.gc.ca/youth to browse the available jobs and secure a fantastic summer opportunity.

Strengthening the Bail System

As the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, I was glad to join my colleagues on May 16 to introduce Bill C-48 to tackle violent crime and make it far harder for repeat violent offenders to get bail.

In most cases, an accused person cannot be kept in custody before their trial unless the prosecution proves why they should be denied bail. Unfortunately, this has allowed some offenders with a history of repeat violence to make bail. Bill C-48 will greatly reduce this by making repeat violent offenders responsible for establishing to the court why they are not a threat and why they should be granted bail. This is called “reverse onus” and the bill will use it in cases of repeat violent offences involving weapons, intimate-partner violence and firearms offenses.

Bill C-48 responds to the needs outlined by provinces, cities, police services and Indigenous leaders and was carefully designed not to worsen the over-representation of Indigenous Peoples, Black Canadians, and other groups in the criminal justice system. I look forward to guiding Bill C-48 through the House of Commons.

Bending the Curve on Emissions

Since 2015, our government has introduced climate policies to decouple greenhouse gas emissions from our growing economy. Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, we are now bending the emission curve downwards: Canada’s 2021 emissions profile was 53 megatonnes smaller than it was in 2019, before the pandemic, and 62 megatonnes below 2005 levels. This is equivalent to taking 11 million cars off our roads and it means we are nearly a quarter-way to our 2030 goal of slashing 40 percent of emissions compared to 2005. For more information, check out Canada’s latest National Inventory Report.

Community BBQ

I am pleased to invite you and your family to our annual Community BBQ on July 9 from 1-4 p.m. at Birunthan Park. There’s no better way to celebrate summer in Scarborough – Rouge Park than enjoying festivities, games, BBQ and community. I look forward to seeing many new and familiar faces at our event.

Date: Sunday, July 9

Time: 1-4 pm

Location: Birunthan Park (31 Dragonfly Cres., Scarborough)

RSVP: TINY.CC/SRP-RSVP or call 416-283-1414