October 4th, 2013

MPP Jagmeet Singh assists in the launch of the “Association of Seniors Clubs,” representing over 2000 members

Today, seniors club representatives from all over Bramalea-Gore-Malton gathered at MPP Jagmeet Singh’s community office to launch the “Association of Seniors Clubs,” an effort to bring seniors from the community together to address their concerns and voice them to the government.

A few key issues the association members intend to tackle include working towards a $2 dollar co-payment drug plan, increasing foreign property income ranges, and raising the customs limit while traveling internationally.

“Our goal is to have a strong, solidified voice for all seniors under one umbrella organization.  We hope this club will serve that purpose and we thank MPP Jagmeet Singh for allowing us to use this space” said Ajit Singh Rakhra, representative of Castlemore Seniors Club and spokesman of Association of Seniors Club.

“We already have over 20 clubs participating in this association.  We represent roughly 2000 men and women over the age of 65 and welcome more seniors to join our cause” Red Willow Seniors club representative and Convener of Association of Seniors Club, Parmjit Singh Bring said.

In the upcoming months, the association plans to expand its reach beyond Bramalea-Gore-Malton to clubs all across Peel Region.

“This idea arose out of a meeting I called in July, where I recognized a number of seniors clubs for their contributions to our community. I am so honoured that I was able to provide the space and support for the seniors in my riding to create the first ever united seniors club comprising over 20 seniors clubs in Bramalea Gore Malton.” MPP Jagmeet Singh said.

October 1st, 2013
October 1st, 2013

MPP Jagmeet Singh stands with Ontario lawyers

QUEEN’S PARK – Bramalea-Gore-Malton NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh stands with Ontario lawyers seeking right to collective bargaining.

Jagmeet Singh stood up in the legislature last week, affirming his support for the invaluable service that Legal Aid Ontario provides to the province by declaring the following:

“The size of your bank account should not determine your access to justice. Marginalized, vulnerable people should have access to high-quality legal representation, and that is why legal aid is so important in our society.”

“Socio-economic status must remain irrelevant to an individual’s ability to obtain high-quality and professional legal representation.”

Along with his belief in the importance of Legal Aid, Jagmeet made it clear, that the right to collective bargaining should extend to the lawyers who operate under the service of Legal Aid Ontario.

“These duty counsel lawyers, employed directly by Legal Aid Ontario, deserve to be treated fairly and enjoy the same rights as other public sector lawyers, including the right to collectively bargain.”

One week after standing in the Legislature, declaring his support for Legal Aid, and the lawyers who work towards promoting the principles he believes in, Jagmeet officially calls on the Ontario government to address the shortcomings in their relationship with Legal Aid lawyers, with respect to collective bargaining.

September 25th, 2013
September 9th, 2013

MPP Launches Book with Local Author

BRAMPTON - On Sunday September 8, a group from the Fijian community came together for a book launching at the constituency office of Jagmeet Singh, Member of Provincial Parliament for Bramalea-Gore-Malton. Family and friends gathered as local author and celebrated community member, Bhim Singh, read passages from his book A Fractured Journey: The Memoirs of a Fiji Indian.

The function began with an introduction to the author by the organizer of the event, Santokh Singh Basra. Speaking about his travels from his native land to India where he studied on a government scholarship, and then his journey to Canada, Mr. Bhim Singh shed light on his struggles while speaking about his experiences which led him to share his stories with the community.

Santokh Singh Basra commented on the event: “Very impressed with the entire function. I was really moved by the input of Jagmeet Singh, for…providing us with this facility, which is unfortunately not available in any other MPP or MP’s office…”

Bhim Singh, spoke on what the launch meant to him: “I’d like to express my appreciation for Hon. Jagmeet Singh’s involvement in launching my book…I’m also grateful to him for making available his office space for a community event like this.”

MPP Singh commended the author for his ability to relate to others in the community: “I’m honored to have been a part of the launching of Mr. Singh’s novel. His novel captures the essence of what it means to be Canadian. People who come to Canada come here with their own struggles and successes that make up who they are. Mr. Singh’s specific story is one that we can all relate to, no matter what country we are from.”

 

August 30th, 2013

END OF SUMMER VOLUNEER TRIP TO QUEENS PARK

August 12th, 2013

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