April Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Just before Easter the Trudeau Liberals announced their marijuana legalization legislation. As the Finance Department warned Canadians that the budget won’t be balanced until 2055, the Prime Minister showed Canadians what his top priority really was.

The medical community says it’s not safe for people under the age of 25 to smoke pot. The Liberals have ignored this advice and set the legal age at 18. At this point in time, there are more questions than answers as the Liberals rush the legislation through the House of Commons.

How will the police enforce the limit of four plants per household? Is law enforcement properly equipped to deal with stoned drivers? How will workplaces deal with high employees? Is legalization really going to take the criminal element out of pot sales?

Parents and homeowners continually ask me what the Liberal drug agenda means for our community and where do they draw the line? As a father of three, I know exactly where they are coming from.

I was proud to introduce my Private Member’s Bill C-338, increasing minimum sentences for drug trafficking. We need to hold those accountable for endangering the lives of the most vulnerable in society. We need to seriously deal with the opioid epidemic wreaking havoc across our communities. Stay tuned for details as my bill proceeds to Second Reading.

This past month we saw the Trudeau Liberals attempt to change how our parliamentary process works. Could you imagine what the CBC and liberal media would have said if former Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried to shut down Parliament on Fridays and answer questions only once a week?!

I was pleased to attend the first service at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in nearly 10 years with the Jesus the King Melkite Catholic Congregation. I welcomed the new Chinese Consul General in Toronto. I look forward to strengthening bilateral relations between our two countries. I was proud to recognize Shakir Rehmatullah and Leo Olivera for their contributions to the Markham community at the 8th Portraits of Giving Event.

My door is always open should you ever require any assistance or want to chat about an issue important to you and our community. Please do not hesitate to contact my office. We now offer extended hours on Wednesday until 8 PM to better serve you.

Bob Saroya, MP
Markham-Unionville

8300 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 201
Markham, ON L3R 9Y7
(905) 470 2024

亲爱的朋友们,

就在复活节之前,小特鲁多的自由党急不可待地宣布了他们的大麻合法化立法进程开始。加拿大财政部警告本国的预算不到2055年无法平衡,此话言犹在耳,我们这位总理却向国人显示了他真正关心的工作重点居然是大麻。

根据医学界的意见,25岁以下的人吸大麻并不安全。但自由党对专家意见置若罔闻,把这一年龄降低到18岁。目前,在国会中,自由党急于推动大麻合法化,但现实是很多大家关切的问题,他们还根本没有答案。

比如,警察如何检查家庭是否只种了4株大麻?路警有没有合适的工具来检测吸食大麻后的“药驾”?工作场所吸大麻该如何处理?大麻合法化后,真的能将犯罪势力逐出这一市场吗?

父母和房屋东主们都一直在问我,自由党的毒品计划对我们的社区到底意味着什么,他们的底线到底在哪里?作为有三个孩子的父亲,我深切感受到他们忧从何来 !

我很自豪地在国会提出了C-338私人法案,要求提高对于毒品交易相关罪行的最低刑期。我们要严加警惕那些危害社区、威胁生命的行为。我们更要严肃对待肆虐全国的“类鸦片危机”。我的法案最近就要经过二读,请大家密切关注。

上个月我们看到了小特鲁多的自由党是怎样试图改变国会的工作日程。让我们想象一下,如果换作前保守党总理史蒂芬·哈珀说,他要国会周五关门,而且一周只参与一次问政,CBC以及自由派的媒体会掀起怎样的轩然大波?!

我最近参加了The Jesus the King Melkite Catholic Congregation,10年以来第一次在The Cathedral of the Transfiguration举行的弥撒活动;我也参加了中国驻多伦多总领事馆举办的欢迎新总领事 何炜和夫人孙畅的欢迎活动,并期待着两国关系可以进一步向纵深发展;我还很荣幸地在第八届 Portraits of Giving Event上,向Shakir Rehmatullah 和 Leo Olivera颁赠纪念章和证书,表彰他们多年来对于万锦社区的贡献。

我的办公室大门永远向有需要的民众敞开,无论你是希望什么协助,还是希望跟我谈谈对您重要的问题。请不要犹豫随时和我的办公室联系。为了更好地服务您,我们将每周三的服务时间延迟到晚上8点。

(蔡报国) Bob Saroya, MP (国会议员)
Markham-Unionville

8300 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 201
Markham, ON L3R 9Y7
(905) 470 2024