Ottawa - Last week Member of Parliament for Brampton-Springdale, Dr. Ruby Dhalla questioned the Government’s commitment to helping the vulnerable and minority communities with its decision to scrap the mandatory long-form census. Government documents have revealed that more than 50 Federal Government agencies and departments rely on data from the long form census to develop programs and policies for ethnic communities, disabled, visible minorities, seniors and the vulnerable.
Brampton - On Friday April 16th The Brampton-Springdale Youth Advisory Council (BSYAC) will host the 2nd annual 'Culture Shock' concert in partnership with Free the Children Canada, in support of the victims of the Haitian earthquake.
Brampton - On October 27, 2009, Brampton was awarded the designation as a "Youth Friendly City" from the Government of Ontario. Youth from Brampton gathered at the Ontario Legislature at a reception hosted by the Honourable Margaret Best, Minister of Health Promotion, to receive the prestigious honour.
Brampton - While the allegations made against myself are false and unsubstantiated, I do believe there are specific reforms that must be made to ensure that the live in care giver program protects both caregivers and employers. I am committed to working with the Canadian Care Givers Association and advocacy groups to ensure these reforms are implemented.
Brampton - Member of Parliament for Brampton-Springdale, Dr. Ruby Dhalla, joined Bramptonians this weekend to celebrate Earth Week by hosting a spring clean up at Black Oak Park in Brampton-Springdale.
Ottawa - Earlier this week, Dr. Dhalla joined Liberal colleagues in calling on the government to implement the motion which would allow cities like Brampton to pool, bank and borrow funds far more quickly and will not lapse like the Building Canada Fund.
Brampton - Over 200 Brampton residents, teachers, youth, community organizations and elected officials united on March 26, 2009 to develop community based solutions on the issue of youth violence in Brampton.