Pickering is where I've had the privilege of growing up, and where I am proud to live today. I've served my community since 2006 as a City Councillor, Regional Councillor, Deputy Mayor and now, the Member of Parliament for Pickering-Uxbridge and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.
Throughout my time in office, I've had the privilege of working on the issues that matter to our community. The sidewalks I walked on to get to school were the same ones I pushed to improve on Council. Our natural environment and the parks I enjoyed playing in as a child are the same ones I am now fighting every day to protect.
I've always believed that politics can be a force for good.
As your Member of Parliament, I've worked to bring well over $200 million in investments directly into our community. These investments mean that if you commute to Toronto for work or school, we've increased the frequency of bus service on the 900 line, and are helping increase the amount of trains that will take you to Union Station.
If you are a student in need of employment during your summer break, these investments mean thousands of stable jobs right here in our community.
And if you're a parent, you're getting significantly more money for groceries, hockey equipment or school supplies because of our more generous, tax free, Canada Child Benefit.
Pickering and Uxbridge are amazing communities to live in. I'm running for re-election this October because I want to help the people in them realize their full potential. Over the past four years, we have made tremendous progress. Over 1 million jobs created, 300,000 children lifted out of poverty, and a bold, ambitious plan to fight against climate change.
These are the issues I care about. They are what is at stake during this election. But there is more work to be done, and I'm excited at the chance to continue fighting for you.