Employment has been restored to pre-pandemic levels

By Gary Anandasangaree    

I would like to thank the residents of Scarborough-Rouge Park for re-electing me as your Member of Parliament and to be your voice in Ottawa for a third time. I am humbled to continue serving you and shall keep fighting for the issues close to your heart: ending the battle against COVID 19, climate change, human rights, $10 a day childcare, a home for all, and a stronger economy. Your overwhelming support on election night has inspired me to fight even harder for a fairer and more inclusive Canada. For that, I sincerely thank you.

One Million Jobs Restored

Since the beginning of this pandemic, we said we would have the backs of Canadian workers and businesses. Recently, numbers released by Statistics Canada showed that Canada’s labour market gained 157,000 jobs in September, bringing our unemployment rate to 6.9 percent, its lowest since the start of this pandemic. Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, we reached our target of one million jobs, restoring employment back to pre-pandemic levels – now it’s time to go beyond a million jobs.

While Canadians are returning to work and recovery is underway across the country, we know that the pandemic has hit some regions hard and there are sectors of the economy that continue to face challenges. That is why our government has announced new and targeted supports for individuals and businesses to help those in need while continuing to manage government finance. Our government will always be there for Canadians and make sure workers and businesses have the support they need as we finish the fight against COVID-19 and build a better Canada.

Local School Visits

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to make my first in-person school visit in almost 19 months. I was delighted to have an energetic and engaging discussion with Grade 5 students on topics like the election, the pandemic, federal issues, and life as a Member of Parliament. These students continue to amaze me with their level of thought and the quality of questions they have for their elected official. They are truly the leaders of tomorrow. It was also great to talk to Principal Dan Puglielli, as we work to ensure students and teachers return safely to the classroom. I look forward to continuing to meet with students and teachers in the coming weeks, both virtually and in person.

Return of Parliament

On November 22, Parliament will reconvene in Ottawa for the 44th Parliamentary session. While my team and I continue to dedicate our time to helping constituents at our office in Scarborough-Rouge Park, I look forward to returning to Ottawa to represent the people in SRP and continue to voice your concerns in Parliament. With our government’s recent mandate given to us by the people, I look forward to making Canada a fairer and more inclusive place and help move Canada forward – for everyone.

Contact Us

I am pleased to announce that with new safety measures in place, our constituency office is open for in-person meetings by appointment only. If you need any assistance on federal matters, my team will be happy to book you an appointment and assist you. Please contact our office at Gary.Anandasangaree.C1@parl.gc.ca or by calling 416-283-1414. My team looks forward to assisting you.