Rima Berns‑McGown MPP, Beaches–East York

Government of Ontario

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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
June 3, 2019

VIDEO: Rima on the Housing Crisis and Social Assistance Rates - Bill 108

As rents continue to rise and social assistance rates are slashed by the Government, more and more Ontarians are struggling. I spoke at Queen's Park recently about the reality and the consequences ... More
May 31, 2019

Community Iftaar with MPP Doly Begum

Incredible turnout at our Community Iftaar last night at AccessPoint on Danforth! Thank you to everyone who attended and may the rest of the month be a time of blessings, love and spiritual renewal... More
May 30, 2019

Community Conversation on the Endangered Species Act

Thank you to Ian Arthur and Sheila Colla for coming out last night for a stimulating and fascinating Community Conversation on the Endangered Species Act—why it matters so much to protect biodivers... More
May 26, 2019

Planting Party!

Thank you to those who stopped by and came to our Planting Party today. It was a wonderful day and our office planters are now ready for a beautiful summer here in Beaches-East York!   More
May 14, 2019

VIDEO: Rima on Cuts to the Poverty Reduction Strategy Office

Last week, it was revealed in the Government's budget estimates that they will be slashing funding to the Poverty Reduction Strategy Office in half. Today in Question Period, I asked the Government... More
May 13, 2019

VIDEO: Rima on a Climate Call to Action

We are in a full-fledged climate emergency and we cannot afford to wait any longer for bold and immediate action. Our future generations depend on this. More
May 10, 2019

Save The Date! Community Conversation on the Endangered Species Act

SAVE THE DATE! The UN has just told us that climate change is threatening a million species but the Ford government has introduced legislation that would allow developers to pave over valuable an... More