Kyle Seeback, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, hosted his second Town Hall meeting in the riding, which took place in Bolton at the Bolton United Church on March 05, 2020.
"I’m pleased to be hosting my second Town Hall meeting in the riding since becoming the Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon last October,” said Mr. Seeback. “It’s important to me that I host these events across the riding every few months, to ensure I’m aware of the issues impacting my constituents. My first Town Hall meeting was in Shelburne on January 23rd with a focus on agriculture and tonight, the focus is Budget 2020; however, I’m happy to discuss any other issues or concerns impacting the community.”
Residents of the community raised several concerns with respect to taxation, such as the capital gains exemption for small businesses, the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), and the First Time Home Buyer Incentive. In addition to taxation matters, many other issues were raised during the meeting, including: housing affordability, funding for seniors programs, the carbon tax, Bill C-233 (Sex-selective Abortion Act); Bill C-7: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), and palliative care.
“The issue of the availability of palliative care is not only a serious issue for Dufferin-Caledon, but an enormous one for the entire country,” said Mr. Seeback. “We’re extremely fortunate to have Bethell Hospice in this riding providing exceptional palliative care services; however, there are approximately10 beds to service a population of 130,000. There is considerable need for more support to expand services to meet the demand, especially given the aging population. In the previous Parliament, Bill C-277 (Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act) was passed in December 2017 and yet, more than two years later, Canadians are still waiting for action. I will continue to urge the current government, as I did last week in the House of Commons, to finally develop a pan-Canadian strategy on palliative care and make the necessary investments, to ensure my constituents and Canadians across the country, have access to these critical services.”