Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Flynn’

MPP Kevin Flynn Joins Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Cabinet

Friday, March 28th, 2014

MPP Kevin Flynn has joined Cabinet for the first time as the new Minister of Labour. Kevin Flynn becomes the first Minister from Oakville since Minister James Snow in 1985.

The Ministry of Labour is working to ensure the minimum wage keeps up with the cost of living and is predicable for businesses, that caregivers have time off to look after their loved ones knowing their job will be secure and is strengthening work place protections.

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Special Citizenship Ceremony Held at Town Hall

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Diane, Jessica, Isabel & Dave Clarke

A Special Citizenship Ceremony was held in the beautiful atrium at the Town Hall in Oakville. The ceremony celebrated the presentation of Certificates of Citizenship to thirty new Canadians. “I am proud, happy and excited to be a Canadian” were the words echoed by every new Citizen taking the Oath. “Oakville Canada is a safe place to live.”

The Town of Oakville, in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, hosted the event. The words of welcome, the introductory remarks and the administration of the Canadian Oath of Citizenship was conducted by Mrs. Donna Summerhayes, Member of the order of Canada.

As the Oath was taken by our newest Citizens from countries around the world, many guests, including the dignitaries could also be heard proudly repeating the oath, further consolidating the ideals of partnership that Canada is so well known for.

In the words of Regional Chair Gary Carr, “Canada is a Mini-United Nations, a place where we are happy to have neighbours from every nation living next door, because we know we have good neighbours.”

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Dignitaries from every level of government were on hand; Judy Lee-Wu of the CIC, MPP Kevin Flynn, Councillor Tom Adams, Regional Chair Gary Carr, Joan Gibb on behalf of MP Terence Young, Veteran, Andy Barber and a most delightful RCMP officer all wished the 30 candidates a warm welcome and congratulations. The candidates were asked to participate in their communities and reminded that they could now receive services, run for parliament and vote in elections. They can now apply for a passport, go freely to and from Canada and that freedom is what our Canadian flag stands for. Being loyal to Canada also means that they have agreed to observe and obey the laws of Canada.

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Halton Introduces a Community-based Drug Strategy

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Kevin Flynn

The Halton Drug Strategy Community Forum held on October 8th was a beginning for the Halton Region to put in place a community-based drug strategy with clear, attainable goals. “The forum brought the right people together to start the process and ensure that Halton’s drug strategy begins with concrete action and is results driven,” said Regional Chair Gary Carr. “The issue of substance use requires a meaningful multi-sector strategy that will best be achieved through collaboration, and driven and carried out by the community and the various expert agencies.” “Today we begin the collaboration,” he said. “We then want to move forward and pass the baton to our community partners to continue this shared approach to creating a community-based and driven strategy.”

Participants of the forum also learned about the programs and services available in Halton and collaborative efforts already taking place. A summary of recent local statistics related to substance use was presented, along with results from the Halton Substance Use Programs and Services Survey. The committee coordinated the community forum to identify priorities for Halton, with a vision that a comprehensive drug strategy will: reduce the stigma and impacts of substance use, limit duplication of services, ensure well-informed community activities, and that the program will be a shared approach. For more information visit:www.halton.ca/drugstrategy.

Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville thanks Halton Region for putting together a forum to develop a comprehensive local strategy with clear attainable goals and a shared vision and purpose to improve the quality of life for many Halton residents. In October of last year, MPP Flynn arranged a meeting with local drug addiction agencies, the Halton Regional Police, Mississauga-Halton Local Integrated Health Network (LHIN) and regional Chair Gary Carr to discuss the benefits of a Halton Drug Strategy. “I thought it would be appropriate to use what I learned as chair of the Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions to bring together local agencies, the local LHIN, members of the Halton regional police and community members who are affected by substance abuse to talk about the benefits of having a Halton Drug Strategy,” said Kevin Flynn.

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The Big Move Transportation Plan: An Oakville Update

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Frustration. Gridlock. You’re going to be late, again. Getting around doesn’t feel easy. In fact, it feels unnecessarily difficult. According to Metrolinx (a transportation agency of the Government of Ontario), the average Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) commuter spends 82 minutes trying to get to work every day. And, it’s only going to get worse as the Halton Region continues to grow. In the last 20 years, the Region has expanded by more than 188,000 people or 60 percent – that’s like adding in another Oakville!

By now, you may have heard of The “Big Move”, a 25-year, $50-billion dollar transportation plan designed by Metrolinx (and launched in 2008) to address what are some of the worst commute times in North America. (more…)

Kevin Flynn launches re-election campaign

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Geoffrey Smith, Janice & Kevin Flynn, Mayor Rob Burton & Pam Damoff

Geoffrey Smith, Janice & Kevin Flynn, Mayor Rob Burton & Pam Damoff

Always putting his constituents first, Kevin Flynn isn’t afraid to speak up for Oakville.

For the community of Oakville, Kevin is delivering a new state-of-the-art hospital, the largest single capital investment by the provincial government in Ontario’s history to provide a wider range of treatments for the local community.

He also brought unprecedented funding for the community leading to new schools for Clearview and St. Thomas Aquinas and the expansion of the QEW. Kevin’s strong advocacy helped stop plans to build a power plant in Oakville.

A resident of Oakville for more than 30 years, Kevin was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003. Kevin is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education. Kevin has been instrumental in ending mandatory retirement in Ontario, protecting 1.8 million acres of sensitive green space in Ontario’s Greenbelt, and making Ontario a leader in the green energy industry.

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