Pushed hard for the government to make affordable housing a priority, by prioritizing the repair of existing units, commit to building new affordable homes, cracking down on housing speculators, and making rentals more affordable.
Hosted a No Cuts to Education Town Hall to stop Ford’s plan for larger class sizes, fewer resources, less individual attention, and the cancellation of arts, trades, and technology classes.
As the Official Opposition Critic for Early Education & Child Care, led the fight for Ontario to sign on to the federal $10/day child care deal
Tabled the Early Years and Child Care Worker Advisory Commission Act, which would establish a non-partisan commission to develop recommendations on how to support the early years and child care workforce staffing shortages—including through increased wages and improved working conditions.
Pushed for more child care spaces in our community and across Ontario
Pushed the City of Toronto to implement road safety measures on Parkside Drive.
Co-sponsored the Moving Ontarians Safely Act (and previously the Vulnerable Road Users Act) to bring in tougher penalties for drivers who injure or kill a pedestrian, road worker, or cyclist.
Tabled the Clean Trains Now Act to electrify the Union Pearson Express (which currently runs on dirty diesel), integrate the fares into public transit, and increase capacity on the line for better public transit options.
Co-tabled a bill to proclaim the first Monday in March each year as Black Mental Health Day and to mandate the collection of race-based data and require the provision of culturally appropriate health services.
Alongside workers, successfully saved the Ontario Food Terminal and have it designated a provincially-significant employment zone. The Food Terminal employs hundreds of local people and helps ensure continued local access to affordable, quality food.
Tabled the Four-Day Work Week Actto implement a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of a four-day work week in Ontario.
Successfully helped local Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) secure funding.
Helped many local small- and medium-sized businesses secure financial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Working with Stone Soup Network, fundraised to buy and distribute 15,000 KN95 masks to food banks, mutual aid groups, and those most in need in our community.
Led the charge to make sure big retailers like Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart weren’t only giving out free rapid tests with purchase.
Tabled the Pandemic Preparedness Act to ensure Ontario is better prepared for future public health crises. The bill would guarantee at least 75% provincial funding for local public health unit programs and services and a regular provincial review of pandemic preparedness.