Four peak period express trains will stop at Rouge Hill GO

Once again, a year has passed and we get to greet a new year with fresh hopes, dreams and laughter. It is also a time to look back at the past year and remember all the happy moments that we got to spend and share with friends and family. 2019 was a year to remember for me. It was my first full year as your elected MPP, a privilege of a lifetime, and an honour that reminds me every day that I must work for you to make lives better, more affordable, and the future more prosperous.


I am excited to announce that starting January 13, four peak period express GO trains will stop at Rouge Hill GO Station to give customers more options when commuting. Two are during the morning peak period leaving Rouge Hill at 6:28 a.m. and 8:58 a.m. and will arrive at Union Station at 6:55 a.m. and 9:25 a.m. In addition, there will be two evening return trips leaving Union Station at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and arriving at Rouge Hill at 5:28 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. This will help commuters by increasing flexibility, reducing commute times, and allowing them to get to and from work or school faster, giving them more opportunity to spend time with friends and family. This is just the first step for Rouge Hill towards two-way, all-day GO train service, part of our government’s ongoing commitment to get Ontario moving by increasing service levels and providing more options for commuters.


2020 will be a big year at the Provincial Legislature. We will continue to fight for you to make life more affordable, and continue our record-breaking job growth, with over 270,000 new jobs already created in Ontario since the last election. Entrepreneurs and small businesses will see red tape cut and regulation eased so that businesses can thrive, while the government will ensure environmental and employee protections remain in place to protect safety and conservation.. We are also on a path to cutting down the provincial deficit to zero by 2023, as promised during the campaign. This will mean that our children and our children’s children do not have to carry this heavy burden left by us. It is our duty to ensure that they may prosper. We are spending $1.2 billion more on education than last year.  The government is also investing in seniors with $1.75 billion committed to fund the creation of 15,000 new long-term care beds, and redevelopment of 15,000 existing beds to fit modern standards.  Furthermore, the Free Dental Care Program for low-income seniors is now easing the burden of this cost for seniors throughout the province.


January is an important month in the Tamil community. In 2014, the Ontario government designated January as Tamil Heritage Month in the province. This is in recognition of the valuable contributions that Tamil-Canadians have made to Ontario’s social, economic and political fabric, and the enrichment they bring to our culture through language, arts and food. The main festival during this month is Thai Pongal marking the end of the harvest season and beginning of the Tamil calendar year.  I hope everyone will join me in celebrating this festive month with the Tamil community.

I want to wish everyone a prosperous and happy New Year. May 2020 be filled with laughter, friendship, love and joy for you and your loved ones.  Here’s to a wonderful year ahead!

My staff and I can be contacted at 416-283-8448 or and the Constituency Office is located at 8130 Sheppard Ave. East, unit 105. Please call ahead to set up an appointment with me. I look forward to meeting you.