Rima Berns‑McGown MPP, Beaches–East York

Government of Ontario

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July 14, 2020

Homelessness is a public health crisis

Homelessness is a public health crisis. Sixty percent of Ontario’s homeless population lives in the GTA — well over 10,000 people. Many are Black, Indigenous, racialized, identify as 2SLGBTQ, ... More
March 16, 2020

COVID-19 - Letter to Residents

-Hello Neighbours, I know COVID-19 is top of everyone's minds and I understand that people are concerned for their health and unsure of what the next few weeks will hold.I want to start by thanking... More
January 16, 2020

MPP Berns-McGown: NDP calls on Ford to declare homelessness a state of emergency

QUEEN’S PARK — Rima Berns-McGown, Ontario NDP critic for Poverty and Homelessness, is calling on the Doug Ford government to declare homelessness in the province a state of emergency. Berns-McGown ... More
December 16, 2019

Ford’s cuts won’t help reduce poverty and homelessness: NDP

Ford’s cuts won’t help reduce poverty and homelessness: NDP QUEEN’S PARK — Rima Berns-McGown, Ontario NDP critic for Poverty and Homelessness, released the following statement in response to news t... More
December 5, 2019

VIDEO: Rima's message to Sweet Ethan from Beaches-East York

As we head into the holiday season, I want to ask all of you to please send prayers and light and love to Sweet Ethan, his sister, and Cindi Shoot.Thank you, Cindi, for your tireless advocacy and c... More
November 20, 2019

VIDEO: Rima on Child Welfare Services and Cuts to OW/ODSP

Rima questioning the Associate Minister of Children and Women's Issues and the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services on the cuts to social assistance rates and child welfare services.  More
November 15, 2019

Homelessness count the latest anti-poverty program to get Ford’s axe

Homelessness count the latest anti-poverty program to get Ford’s axe  TORONTO — With temperatures plunging, the Official Opposition New Democrats’ Poverty and Homelessness critic, Rima Berns-McGown... More
November 4, 2019

Ford government must take action to eradicate poverty and GTA’s growing hunger issue

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP critic for Poverty and Homelessness, Rima Berns-McGown, made the following statement in response to the Daily Bread Food Bank’s report about food bank usage being on the rise... More
October 30, 2019

VIDEO: We're back! Rima on the Government's Education Cuts

I'm proud to be back at Queen's Park representing Beaches-East York. I've heard from many of you over these last five months and during my first member's statement in this new session, I made it cl... More
June 6, 2019

VIDEO: Rima's Last Statement of the Session: Government's Cuts

I made my last statement today in Queen's Park before the House rose for the summer. I talked about all the concerns I've heard from you over what has been a very difficult year under the current G... More