July 2021 E-Newsletter

Published on July 23, 2021

July 2021

Markham-Unionville Updates 


New Role - I’m thrilled to announce my new appointment as the Parliamentary Assistant to The Hon. Parm Gill, the Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism. I look forward to working with Minister Gill as we continue to make Ontario a more inclusive place for everyone.



Soccer City Visitation with Premier Ford - I was pleased to visit the vaccine drive-through location at Soccer City alongside Premier Ford, Mayor Lovatt and Dr. Yang. Thanks to the efforts of Team Ontario, we are making tremendous progress in our vaccine rollout by helping to protect communities who are at the greatest risk of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants.


Mon Sheong Markham Long-Term Care - It was fantastic to have Minister Clark visit the future long-term care site in Markham-Unionville. This facility will include 160 new, state-of-the-art LTC beds for its resident seniors and LTC patients. Congratulations to Mon Sheong Foundation on your new LTC project. As a government we are getting shovels in the ground.


Ontario Enters Step Three – Thanks to our healthcare heroes and Ontarians who have received their vaccinations, we can now begin to return to things we’ve missed such as going to concerts, shopping or eating in your favourite restaurant. Learn more: Ontario.ca/reopen


Celebrations, #OntarioSpirit, Virtual Events


Happy Canada Day - I was delighted to host Markham-Unionville’s Canada Day 2021 virtual celebration! Thank you MP Bob Saroya, MPP Gila Martow, performers and all attendees for joining in the festivities.

Celebrations, #OntarioSpirit and Virtual Events

Birthday Certificate - Happy 80th birthday to Ms. Satya Arora! It was a pleasure to present to you with certificates from the Premier and myself to mark your special milestone day. I also represent Markham-Unionville in congratulating you with wishes for health and happiness for many years to come.


Seniors Month Celebration - I was honoured to have the Hon. Raymond Cho, Minister of Seniors and Accessibility, and his PA MPP Daisy Wai join us as we celebrated Senior Month with the Unionville Home Society (UHS). Thanks also to the CEO of UHS, Abby Katz Starr and her team for organizing the event.


Crime Prevention Presentation Event – It was a welcome opportunity to host this event with guest speaker York Regional Police Officer Brian Hinds. We learned valuable information on ways to protect ourselves against home invasions, residential break and enter, and tips for personal safety. Thank you to all who attended.


Italian Heritage Month – We very much enjoyed supporting local business in our Italian community as we celebrated Italian Heritage Month in June by ordering delicious food from Il Postino. Click here to watch.

Markham-Unionville Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) - It was my pleasure to meet with Marg Esaw, Sandra Mallory and Barbara Bernabe to learn about the CFUW’s views and insights on Bill 251 - Combating Human Trafficking Act, 2021. This bill has received its Royal assent.


#OntarioSpirit – Thank you, Nana Sun, Wang Hao and parents from the Life Education and Growth Association Canada who kindly donated 4,000 masks and 2 boxes of hand sanitizers to 360°kids. Thanks also to Ivy Huang for the introduction. I was delighted to participate and witness this generous donation.


Provincial Updates


Ontario Advances Plans for Yonge North Subway Extension – There is news of progress as further plans and funding for the new Clark station on the Yonge North Subway Extension are announced. This extension will serve 2,500 riders during peak travel times and result in having 1,900 jobs within a 10-minute walk of transit. Learn more HERE.



Helping Workers Start New Careers – Ontario is increasing its support to help workers and job seekers pay for rent, transportation and essential living expenses while they are in training for new jobs and learn new skills through the Second Career Program. Learn more HERE.

Ontario Connects - The Government of Ontario is moving forward to achieve 100% internet connectivity across Ontario with high-speed internet by the end of 2025 through Infrastructure Ontario. This is the largest single investment in internet by any government in Canadian history. Learn more about the plan HERE.


For daily provincial updates, please visit: https://www.billypangmpp.ca/

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office. Stay safe and healthy.



Billy Pang, MPP



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