Bill Blair
Hon. Bill Blair
Member of Parliament for Scarborough Southwest
BREAKING NEWS
Statement by the Prime Minister on Global Entrepreneurship Week
Prime Minister’s remarks for the Global Conference for Media Freedom
Statement by the Prime Minister on Louis Riel Day
Statement by the Prime Minister on Bandi Chhor Divas
Statement by the Prime Minister on Diwali
Helping Canadians develop the skills they need to find good jobs
Prime Minister’s remarks on the COVID-19 situation and support for workers
News
November 24, 2020
An Update on Vaccines
In September, the Prime Minister announced that agreements in principle have been reached with two companies: Novavax and Johnson and Johnson to procure doses of…
November 24, 2020
Canada's first ever Black Entrepreneurship Program
  Minister Ng joined the Prime Minister to announce Canada’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program to support Black business owners and entrepreneurs and address longstanding systemic barriers…
November 19, 2020
Scarborough’s New View Photography Contest
Calling all Scarborough photographers! The City of Toronto has partnered with Scarborough Arts a local organization to create a new contest! The Scarborough New View…
November 19, 2020
Net Zero Emissions by 2050
As the Government continues to protect and support Canadians through the pandemic, we must also lay the foundation for a better future, with cleaner air…
November 14, 2020
Happy Diwali!
Known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is one of the most important festivals for Hindus, and symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness,…
November 11, 2020
Remembrance Day
November 11 marks Remembrance Day. First held in 1919, Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the armistice agreement that ended the First World War. Today, we honour…
November 9, 2020
Universal Broadband Fund
Today, the Prime Minister announced the launch of the $1.75B Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), which will help connect 98% of Canadian households to high-speed internet by 2026.…
November 5, 2020
Veterans’ Week & 2020 Poppy Campaign
Veterans’ Week runs from November 5 to 11, 2020. Canadians are fortunate to live in a country that values freedom and democracy, human rights and…
October 31, 2020
Have a Spooky and Safe Halloween!
Like many other events this year, Halloween is going to look a little different, but that doesn’t mean the fun can’t continue! By staying prudent…
October 30, 2020
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: COVID-19 Updates
International Students  International students with, or approved for, a study permit who will be attending a designated learning institution with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved…
October 26, 2020
Support for Canadians with Disabilities
Supporting all Canadians throughout the pandemic has been a priority of mine while in Ottawa. I know that this pandemic has deeply affected the lives…
October 19, 2020
Small Business Week!
October 19 to 24 is Small Business Week. For this year’s Small Business Week (#SBW2020), we’re recognizing #ResilientSmallBiz in communities across the country by sharing their stories. COVID-19 has…
October 15, 2020
Anti-Racism Action Program
Our government is unwavering in its commitment to diversity and inclusion, including tackling all forms of systemic racism and discrimination that is informed by lived…
October 12, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving!
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us feeling nervous about what the future brings, the last seven months have united Canadians in a…
October 11, 2020
International Day of the Girl
International Day of the Girl is celebrated on October 11. This year, we celebrate 25 years since the World Conference on Women in Beijing where countries unanimously adopted…
October 10, 2020
World Mental Health Day
October 10 marks World Mental Health Day. First celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, the day is aimed at raising awareness on mental…
October 8, 2020
Update to Travel Restrictions: Family Reunification
Canada Border Service Agency would like to remind travelers that non-essential travel restrictions between Canada and the United States have been extended to October 21st 2020…
October 5, 2020
World Teachers' Day
Since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. In 2020, World Teachers’…
October 2, 2020
Latin American and German Heritage Months as well as Canadian Islamic History Month
The month of October celebrates and marks Latin American and German Heritage Months as well as Canadian Islamic History Month. This is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn about the…
October 1, 2020
Women's History Month
In 1992, the Government of Canada designated the month of October as Women's History Month. The annual month long celebration highlights the achievements of women…
October 1, 2020
Mid-Autumn Festival
On October 1st, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese communities, as well as other Asian communities around the world celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. While this festival…
September 30, 2020
Orange Shirt Day
There is no relationship more important to Canada than the one with Indigenous Peoples. Our Government continues to explore options for the establishment of a…
September 23, 2020
Speech from the Throne
  Canada and the world continues to face the ongoing threat of the global pandemic. Throughout this challenging year, Canadians have proven to be resilient.…
September 22, 2020
Gender Equality Week!
Sunday September 20th, marked the start of Gender Equality Week, an occasion to recognize the importance of Gender Equality not just for women and gender…
September 15, 2020
Cabinet Retreat
I am in Ottawa this week for our fall Cabinet Retreat. We are focused on making sure that Canadians are safe, healthy, and have the…
September 15, 2020
International Day of Democracy
This year, we mark International Day of Democracy on September 15. As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, our democratic institutions are crucial in upholding the rule of…
September 11, 2020
19th Anniversary of 9/11
Today, on the 19th anniversary of 9/11, we remember the 3,000 innocent victims that perished in this deadly terrorist attack, including 24 Canadians. We offer our…
September 8, 2020
60 New Electric Buses now operating in Scarborough!
Today, we are making a real difference for residents of the Greater Toronto Area and in Scarborough Southwest who ride our city's modern, efficient transit…
September 7, 2020
Labour Day
This year, Labour Day will be celebrated on September 7th. We thank our Canadian workers who work everyday to strengthen our economy and make our workplaces safer.…
September 5, 2020
International Day of Charity
International Day of Charity is marked annually on September 5th. Declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, it intends to raise awareness about…
September 4, 2020
Support for Seniors impacted by COVID-19
While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Canadians of all ages and backgrounds, fear of infection and guidelines to isolate are leaving older Canadians feeling particularly…
September 4, 2020
Healing and Commemoration Collection's Online Portal
In previous months, I have highlighted the new historical commemorative monuments that will be installed across Canada to reflect the lived experiences of Black Canadians.…
September 4, 2020
Canada-Ontario Early Learning and Child Care Agreement
Today the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario announced additional supports for early learning and child care through the one-year extension to the…
September 3, 2020
Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program
All Canadians have the right to practice their culture or faith without fear. This month, I announced the next round of applications for the Communities…
September 2, 2020
Recap of the 43rd Parliament
2020 has been a challenging year for all Canadians. Here in Scarborough, I know many of you have had to make significant and difficult changes…
September 1, 2020
New Constituency Office Guidelines
Please be advised that we have implemented the following guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all individuals visiting the Constituency Office of Bill…
August 28, 2020
Back to School and Work During COVID-19
As summer comes to an end, and as we continue to recover from COVID19, parents and students across Scarborough Southwest are preparing to head back…
August 24, 2020
New Investment in Made in Canada Project
Earlier in the pandemic, we announced the creation of the Made in Canada Project to find innovative solutions to fight the pandemic here at home.…
August 23, 2020
Black History in Canada: 4 New Historic Designations
Canada has a diverse history, however, the stories of the past have not always been highlighted in our historical national monuments. Today on International Day…
August 21, 2020
Supporting Canadians Through the Next Phase of the Economy Re-opening
Since the launch of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, over 8.5 million Canadians and their families have been able to receive financial assistance during the…
August 17, 2020
Update on Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy has supported over 3 million businesses all across Canada to help workers stay on payroll and to assist in these…
August 17, 2020
Daughter of the Vote 2021
Equal Voice has launched their application period for the 2021 edition of the Daughters of the Vote program. [gallery size="medium" columns="2" link="none" ids="345,339"] What is…
August 15, 2020
75th anniversaries of V-J Day and the End of the Second World War
August 15 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan (V‑J) Day and the end of the Second World War. While most know that the majority of Canada’s…
August 9, 2020
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples & National Peacekeepers Day
Sunday, August 9th marks International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to spread the United Nation’s message on…
August 7, 2020
Humanitarian Assistance for Beirut, Lebanon
We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the people of Beirut. To help with the recovery effort, we are sending humanitarian assistance to Lebanon…
August 7, 2020
Canada's Response to US tariffs on Canadian Aluminum
On Friday August 7, 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland responded to the United State’s decision to impose tariffs on Canadian aluminum. The announcement by…
August 5, 2020
40th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run
On September 20th Canadians will be commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run. While this year the run may be different, organizers have…
August 4, 2020
COVID-19 Alert
Our government, in collaboration with other orders of government and across sectors, has developed a new nation-wide mobile app to let users know if they…
August 1, 2020
Emancipation Day
On August 1st 1834, the Slavery Abolition Act was passed across the British Empire, and it has since been known as Emancipation Day. Today, we…
July 31, 2020
Combatting Human Trafficking
Our Government introduced Canada’s first National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking because we want to eradicate this horrific crime and support the individuals, families, and…
July 30, 2020
Eid-al-Adha
On the night of Thursday, July 30th Muslim communities in Canada and around the world will begin celebrate Eid al-Adha. Eid-al-Adha, marks the end of the holy pilgrimage…
July 24, 2020
Essential Services Contingency Reserve
This month, Minister Anand announced the creation of the Essential Services Contingency Reserve (ESCR) .  What is the Essential Services Contingency Reserve (ESCR)? It was…
July 20, 2020
Census 2021
Our Government recognizes the value of good-quality data and how it helps government, non-profits, businesses, and researchers make informed decisions. That’s why we re-instituted the…
July 20, 2020
The Canada Child Benefit is going up!
The Canada Child Benefit, a tax-free payment, gives more money to those families that need it the most, and as of 2018, has resulted in…
July 17, 2020
Safe Restart Agreement
From the outset, we have worked closely with the provinces and territories to support Canadians during the pandemic. We know it will take partnership between…
July 16, 2020
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Month!
On July 3rd, the Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, declared July as Toronto Caribbean Carnival Month. The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is one of the largest celebrations of its…
July 10, 2020
Canada joined the Global Ocean Alliance!
Protecting the environment is a top priority for our government. In a world that is fore-casted to contain more plastic in the world’s oceans than…
July 9, 2020
Economic & Fiscal Snapshot
Yesterday, Minister Morneau presented Parliament with an economic and fiscal snapshot. It highlighted how our government was able to use Canada’s strong fiscal position to…
July 6, 2020
Seventh Anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic Tragedy
Today marks the 7th anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy, which saw 47 people lose their lives in the deadliest rail disaster in our country’s modern…
July 1, 2020
Happy Canada Day!
Happy Canada Day Scarborough Southwest. Along with my Scarborough Caucus colleagues we would like to wish you a very happy Canada Day. While we may…
June 29, 2020
Dear Class of 2020...
Normally, young people in Scarborough Southwest would be spending this week at a graduation ceremony. Although we can't celebrate in-person this year, I would like…
June 27, 2020
Canadian Multiculturalism Day
In 2002, under Prime Minister Jean Chretien, the Government of Canada officially proclaimed June 27th as Multiculturalism Day.  On this occasion take the time to…
June 25, 2020
Dragon Boat Festival
Today marks the Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Duanwu Festival - a traditional and important celebration in China. The festival originated in China…
June 24, 2020
Scarborough Southwest Heroes
Do you know a Scarborough Southwest Hero? We want to feature community builders, leaders and businesses on our social media outlets to highlight the important…
June 21, 2020
National Indigenous Peoples Day!
On this occasion, let's celebrate and learn more about the cultural diversity of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada by participating in…
June 19, 2020
Parks Canada Camping
Minister Wilkinson announced that starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites…
June 17, 2020
SBCA Canada Day Coloring Contest
The Scarborough Bluffs Community Association is hosting an online  Canada Day Coloring Contest to help uplift the community spirit on July 1st. The Scarborough Bluffs…
June 17, 2020
Resources in Scarborough Southwest
Access Alliance They are serving fresh and health meals every Tuesday and Friday from 1:00-2:00pm through their Food with Dignity program. Visit 3079 Danforth Avenue…
June 17, 2020
Supports for Students & Youth
Here are the federal initiatives currently in place to assist and support students and youth. If you have any questions please email [email protected] Changes to…
June 16, 2020
Canada Day Celebrations!
Canada Day is a one of a kind event that brings together Canadians across the whole country. This is why, in light of the current…
June 11, 2020
COVID-19 Resources
Please see below for the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes public health resources and the federal government's initiatives. Preventative Measures Practice physical…
June 10, 2020
COVID-19 Householder
In the first week of June, my summer householder hit the doorsteps of Scarborough Southwest. In it, you'll find information on the support programs available…
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