Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario
 

Newsletter Highlights

 
Dear Neighbour,

On October 28, MPPs returned to the Ontario Legislature following a five-month break, the longest in nearly a quarter of a century. With many pressing issues to address - from hallway medicine and the housing crisis to climate change and cuts to public education - we have a lot of work to do at Queen's Park!  

Since the return of the session, I have spoken out strongly on the challenges our city is facing, and the issues that concern Londoners the most, especially healthcare, housing and the environment.

While Doug Ford delayed or partially reversed a few of the Conservatives' most callous decisions over the summer, his government's Fall Economic Statement showed that he has no real intention of listening to Ontarians. The Conservatives are sticking to their plan to fire 10,000 teachers and remove $700 million from postsecondary student aid - putting young people and our future at risk. They are continuing to squeeze hospitals and health care, leaving patients waiting hours in emergency rooms or lined up on hallway stretchers because there aren’t enough beds. And they are continuing to wage war on the environment. 
 
My NDP colleagues and I believe that government should be investing in people by investing in children’s education, investing in the best health care system in the world, and investing in the fight against climate change, and we will keep fighting to build a stronger Ontario.

Over the summer, I took on a new role in the Official Opposition as Deputy House Leader and critic for Democratic Reform, Employment Standards and Pay Equity. I am excited about working with Londoners and people across the province on these and other priorities.

As always, if you need assistance with any provincial government programs or services, please contact my community office at 519-657-3120 or psattler-co@ndp.on.ca. Feel free to reach out anytime to share your views and concerns.  

All the best,
 

Give the Gift of Life!

November 29, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Canadian Blood Services (820 Wharncliffe Rd S)


Please roll up your sleeve for my annual Blood Donor Clinic, your donation can help save a life! If you are unable to join us, consider contacting Canadian Blood Services to arrange an appointment at your convenience.

To donate with our group, you must reserve a spot.
Reserve a Spot
 

Hyde Park Santa Claus Parade

November 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sherwood Forest Mall

Bring your friends and family to enjoy the floats and celebrate Santa's arrival!

London West is fortunate to have our very own Santa Claus parade, thanks to the Hyde Park & District Lions Club, the Hyde Park BIA, and generous community partners. For information, see hydeparkparade.ca.  As always, in the spirit of the season, canned goods and new or gently used boots will be collected along the route.    

You can also join my team of volunteers to help hand out candy to young parade watchers - it's always a great time! Click below to volunteer. 

Volunteer
 

SAVE THE DATE!
New Year's Levee &
Community Recognition Awards

January 23, 2020
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Byron Royal Canadian Legion Branch 533
1276 Commissioners Road West


Please mark your calendars for my annual New Year’s Levee to usher in 2020. We'll enjoy a light supper, be entertained by great local musicians, and recognize some extraordinary community volunteers. 
 

Climate Emergency Townhall

On November 13, I hosted a packed Climate Emergency Townhall at the Landon Library to hear Londoners' thoughts on what the Ontario government can do to reduce GHG emissions, create green jobs, and transition to a low-carbon economy. The townhall followed my sold-out September screening of The Human Element, a powerful documentary about the impact of climate change on our earth, air, water, and fire. It is clear that London West residents understand the urgency of tackling the climate crisis, and expect strong climate action from all levels of government. 

If you missed the townhall, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Please send me an email at psattler-co@ndp.on.ca or call my community office at 519-657-3120.
 

In the Media


Grieving mom, sister vow to keep protesting over London jail inmate deaths, London Free Press, November 11, 2019

Minister defends 'tough decisions' to cut support for Ontario cities, London Free Press, November 8, 2019

London MPP calls on LHSC to investigate psychiatrist's nationalist party ties, The Craig Needles Show, October 31, 2019

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath calls on province to address hospital bed closures in London, Global News, October 16, 2019

London MPP slams province's approach to jail's cell watch pilot project, London Free Press, October 11, 2019

In Victoria Park, women took back the night, London Free Press, September 26, 2019

Brescia unveils long-awaited academic pavilion, Western Gazette, September 3, 2019

Mental health patient waits 24 hours in ER, sleeps on floor at LHSC, CTV London,  August 7, 2019

Waiting continues ahead of introduction of Ontario's new autism program, CTV London, August 1, 2019

Rock The Park grant, once denied, back on the table? London Free Press, July 30, 2019
 

At Queen's Park

London Health Sciences Centre has been forced to close 49 hospital beds and cut the equivalent of 165 staff to deal with a $53 million deficit created by Liberal and Conservative governments - which will make London's hallway medicine crisis worse, not better. Instead of accepting responsibility for ensuring that hospital funding (at a minimum) keeps pace with inflation, the Minister of Health blamed the hospital board.
 
London is facing one of the worst housing crises we have ever seen: almost 5,000 on the wait-list for rent-geared-to-income units, $230m repair backlog at London Middlesex Community Housing, and an estimated 1,000 homeless. At Queen’s Park, I highlighted the City of London’s first-ever Housing Stability Week and called on the Ford government to provide the leadership and funding for affordable housing that Londoners so desperately need.
Learning about Wildlands League "Nature Connectivity Project" in London
With my U of T student volunteer (and Byron resident) Keaton Landry 
With Tina Stevens from Native Inter-Tribal Housing Co-op  
With Tristan Joseph (right) at Eczema Society advocacy day
 

Around London

Service of Remembrance at Church of the Epiphany
Service of Remembrance at Byron Legion
London Public Library's 3D printer
London Insurance Brokers Association lunch
London West Youth Cabinet inaugural meeting
Marching in the Global Climate Strike
Visiting Mountsfield Public School Grade 5 class 
Volunteer Service Awards with London Search & Rescue
Western University Continuing Education
Take Back the Night March
Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario Seize the Day 
Celebrating Franco-Ontarian Day
 

New and Noteworthy

 
Community Office
240 Commissioners Rd W, Unit 106
London, ON N6J 1Y1
Tel: 519-657-3120
Queen's Park Office
Room 359, Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M7A 1A5
Tel: 416-325-6908
Email: psattler-qp@ndp.on.ca
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Sent on November 22, 2019