Monday October 31, 2022 | DUNCAN, BC
by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
The top concern of most Canadians this fall season is affordability. In fact, that’s been a concern for several years — made worse in recent months under the weight of continuing inflation and the stark realities of the continually rising costs of lifestyle basics like food, fuel and rent.
MP Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) will be hosting two town halls to update his constituents on the recently introduced federal economic relief measures.
It will be a key opportunity for MacGregor to hear from constituents about how the economy is affecting them.
The Town Halls on Affordability and Economic Relief will be held in person on consecutive evenings, both on the Cowichan-Duncan side of MacGregor’s large riding.
- Tuesday November 8: at Centennial Hall, 309 South Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan. 6 to 7 pm. RSVP: https://alistairmacgregor.ndp.ca/public-town-hall-lake-cowichan
- Wednesday November 9: at Cowichan Community Centre (Somenos Room), 2687 James St, Duncan. 6 to 7 pm. RSVP: https://alistairmacgregor.ndp.ca/public-town-hall-lake-cowichan
After each event there will be time for additional Q&A afterward.
Event attendees can find more information and RSVP on MP MacGregor’s website.
Dental, GST, Housing Benefit:
MacGregor’s town hall will focus on relief measures such as, the Canada Dental Benefit, the GST Rebate Increase, and the increase to the Canada Housing Benefit, which were secured by New Democrats as part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement.
“My NDP colleagues and I entered into a confidence and supply agreement with the government to deliver much-needed financial supports to Canadians,” said MacGregor.
“It’s important for my constituents to know what supports are currently available, what’s coming down the pipeline, and what New Democrats are going to continue fighting for. It’s equally important for me to hear what they need from us as MPs.”
MacGregor has arranged for up-to-date resources to be provided from Service Canada and the CRA; caseworkers from his office will also be on hand to answer questions from attendees.
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