Maryam Monsef
Hon. Maryam Monsef
Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha
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August 10, 2021
Planting trees in Peterborough as part of two billion trees
There is no path to net-zero emissions that does not involve Canada’s forests. Planting trees is a natural climate solution that removes and stores carbon…
August 8, 2021
A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy
Click to see how the Government of Canada is creating a Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy  
August 7, 2021
August 7th Newsletter
Local Update MP Monsef announces $15.8 million in support for municipalities in Peterborough-Kawartha     On July 29th, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland joined MP Monsef in Selwyn…
July 30, 2021
MP Monsef announces $15.8 million in support for Peterborough-Kawartha municipalities through the Canada Community-Building Fund
The health and safety of all Canadians are top priorities for the Government of Canada. Communities across the country are on the frontline of the…
July 29, 2021
Nearly 280,000 Ontario residents to benefit from historic agreement to improve access to high-speed Internet
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our Internet connections, making access to fast and reliable Internet service even more critical. For…
July 27, 2021
Canada reaches major vaccine campaign milestone
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada made a commitment to protect the health and safety of all Canadians. That is…
July 26, 2021
MP Monsef highlights enhanced Canada Workers Benefit
Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, highlighted the recent announcement that the Canada Workers Benefit will now be available to about…
July 24, 2021
July 24th Newsletter
Local Update Increasing Seniors OAS Payments     Earlier this month the Government of Canada announced that seniors born on or before June 30th, 1947…
July 21, 2021
Delivering Results in North Kawartha
Check out what the Government of Canada has been up to in North Kawartha
July 21, 2021
Delivering Results in Trent Lakes
Check out what the Government of Canada has been up to in Trent Lakes
July 21, 2021
Delivering Results in the City of Peterborough
Check out what the Government of Canada has been up to in the City of Peterborough
July 19, 2021
Delivering Results in Douro-Dummer
Check out what the Government of Canada has been up to in Douro-Dummer 
July 18, 2021
Delivering Results in Selwyn Township
Check out what the Government of Canada has been up to in Selwyn Township.
July 10, 2021
July 10th Newsletter
Local Update MP Monsef announces next steps in bringing passenger rail service back to Peterborough     On July 8th, MP Monsef was joined by…
July 8, 2021
The Government of Canada is taking the first steps in preparing for the procurement process to build a new train service in the Toronto to Quebec City Corridor
The Government of Canada is committed to modernizing intercity passenger rail services in a way that will best meet the transportation needs of travellers, while…
July 5, 2021
Summer 2021 Mailer
Check out my summer mailer to see highlights from Budget 2021 and what the Government of Canada has been up to in Peterborough-Kawartha.
June 29, 2021
Building a green economy: Government of Canada to require 100% of car and passenger truck sales be zero-emission by 2035 in Canada
To build a cleaner, more prosperous economy that fights climate change and creates good jobs, the Government of Canada is taking action to cut pollution…
June 26, 2021
June 26th Newsletter
Local Update National Indigenous Peoples Day         On June 21st, MP Monsef marked National Indigenous Peoples Day by joining the community in…
June 25, 2021
MP Monsef announces investment of nearly $16 million to bring high-speed Internet to 7,511 homes in rural Ontario
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed…
June 23, 2021
MP Monsef announces investment of over $9.5 million to bring high-speed Internet to 6,124 homes in rural and Indigenous communities in Ontario
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need reliable high-speed Internet as…
June 21, 2021
MP Monsef statement on National Indigenous People's Day
Today marks National Indigenous People's Day - a time to honour and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions, and important contributions of First Nations, Inuit and…
June 19, 2021
Delivering Results for Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Check out what the Government of Canada has been up to in the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
June 15, 2021
Health Canada conditionally approves federal exemption for Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) site in Peterborough
“The people working on the frontlines of the opioid crisis in our community are true heroes. These caring, compassionate experts are committed to literally saving…
June 15, 2021
Government of Canada makes major investment in Canadian science, research and engineering
The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of a strong and vibrant science and research ecosystem. The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting this…
June 12, 2021
June 12th Newsletter
Local Update MP Monsef Announces $18.4 million to Construct More Rental Housing for Families in Peterborough     On June 7th, MP Monsef, alongside Minister…
June 7, 2021
MP Monsef statement on attack in London
Shaken, outraged, and devastated by the targeted, racist, Islamophobic, and cowardly murder of a family of four in London last night. My family and I…
June 7, 2021
MP Monsef announces $18.4 million to construct more rental housing for families in Peterborough
Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Thanks to investments made by the Government of Canada, residents of Peterborough will now…
May 31, 2021
MP Monsef statement on the discovery of the bodies of 215 children at Kamloops Indian Residential School
The bodies of 215 children whose lives were stolen from them at a former residential school in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory near Kamloops is another…
May 31, 2021
Government of Canada invests in projects to improve access to services for persons with disabilities in Peterborough-Kawartha
COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities and has shed light on the number of Canadians that continue to face barriers to…
May 29, 2021
May 29th Newsletter
Local Update MP Monsef announces support to 54 local businesses in the tourism sector     This week, MP Monsef announced $500,000 in funding to…
May 27, 2021
MP Monsef announces $500,000 to support the recovery of the Greater Peterborough Region’s tourism sector, maintaining 100 jobs
Peterborough Region’s tourism industry is essential to the vitality of businesses and communities in the area and is a key source of local jobs. The…
May 26, 2021
Government of Canada invests over $6 million to bring high-speed Internet to 2,374 more homes in central and eastern Ontario
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed…
May 17, 2021
Government of Canada supports safer supply project for people with opioid use disorder in Peterborough
The overdose crisis continues to affect communities and families across Canada. Tragically, we have seen substantial increases in overdose deaths and related harms during the…
May 15, 2021
May 15th Newsletter
Local Update Investing in Affordable Housing in Peterborough and Havelock Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. On May 6th, MP Monsef…
May 13, 2021
Government of Canada launches program to create 2,000 youth jobs in the agriculture sector
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, highlighted an announcement of an investment of up to $21.4 million to enhance the Youth Employment and…
May 12, 2021
CCB young child supplement to provide up to $1200 more per child for families in Peterborough-Kawartha
Peterborough-Kawartha – Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, highlighted an announcement made by The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and the…
May 6, 2021
Canada and Ontario Provide Affordable Homes in Peterborough
 Peterborough, Ontario – Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that affordable housing is key…
May 5, 2021
Government of Canada invests $2.5 million to create over 700 youth jobs in Peterborough-Kawartha
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $2,503,845 through the Canada Summer Jobs Program to create…
April 29, 2021
Canada and Ontario invest over $44 M in improved culture, recreation, and green infrastructure in partnership with 15 communities across Ontario
Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of…
April 16, 2021
MP Monsef announces 10 new community-based projects in Peterborough—Kawartha to support seniors
Peterborough, Ontario, April 16th 2021: Far too many seniors face isolation in their retirement years. This was a fact even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The…
April 15, 2021
Investing in school infrastructure to respond to the impacts of Covid-19
Yesterday morning, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, along with her Provincial counterparts Minister Laurie Scott and Minister Stephen Lecce. announced $656.5…
April 9, 2021
Canada and Ontario invest in improved culture and recreation infrastructure in Peterborough City and County
Peterborough, Ontario, April 9, 2021—Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, Canada and…
April 6, 2021
MP Monsef announces funding to support 4 Royal Canadian Legion Branches in Peterborough—Kawartha
Peterborough, Ontario, Tuesday, April 6, 2021:  Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs…
March 29, 2021
Government of Canada announces first federal fund dedicated to rural transit solutions
Government of Canada announces first federal fund dedicated to rural transit solutions The Government of Canada is working to secure Canadians’ health and safety, rebuild…
March 15, 2021
Government of Canada announces funding for project to raise awareness of human trafficking
March 15, 2021 Peterborough, Ontario          Human trafficking is a heinous crime that devastates victims, survivors, their families, communities and society as a whole. It…
March 12, 2021
Government of Canada announces first federal fund for cycling paths and trails across the country
Peterborough-Kawartha - Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, highlighted the announcement made by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, of…
March 8, 2021
Statement by MP Monsef on International Women’s Day
March 8, 2021 The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha and Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, today issued…
March 4, 2021
MP Monsef to host virtual fireside chat with women leaders in Peterborough-Kawartha
March 4th, 2021 On Friday March 5th at 1:30PM Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, will be hosting a virtual fireside chat with women…
March 2, 2021
MP Monsef statement on Covid-19 outbreak at Severn Court Student Residence
March 2nd, 2021 Today Dr. Salvaterra provided an update on the Covid-19 outbreak at Severn Court Student Residence at Fleming College. I used to live…
February 12, 2021
New 46 unit residential housing development brings Federal investments in housing to $45 million
Peterborough-Kawartha – Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the…
February 11, 2021
MP Monsef announces Government of Canada to Invest $100 Million to Support Women Impacted by the Pandemic
Funding for projects helping those in greatest need to ensure a more inclusive response and recovery Ottawa – The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified systemic and…
February 5, 2021
New housing development brings number of Federal Government supported units in Peterborough-Kawartha past 1,600
Peterborough-Kawartha – Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough–Kawartha and the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Minister of Rural Economic…
January 29, 2021
Government of Canada supports growth of a rural manufacturer
Omemee – Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough–Kawartha and Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced a…
January 4, 2021
Looking forward to 2021
In difficult times we look to one another, to our friends, neighbours, and community, to pull each other up and ensure that everything is going…
December 22, 2020
Enhanced Employment Insurance, Canada Recovery Benefit & Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit available as lockdown looms
Peterborough-Kawartha – Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, today released the following statement regarding the provincial government moving Peterborough-Kawartha into a lockdown beginning on…
December 9, 2020
Monsef congratulates J. Murray Jones on his Peterborough County Warden re-election
Peterborough-Kawartha – Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, issued the following statement regarding J. Murray Jones being re-elected Peterborough County Warden: “I want to…
November 18, 2020
Peterborough-Kawartha municipalities receive nearly $1.5M from Federal Government
Peterborough-Kawartha – Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, highlighted that applications are now being accepted for the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream for Municipalities, a federal-provincial…
November 13, 2020
Monsef convenes affordable housing and homelessness advocates to move forward with Rapid Housing Initiative funds
Peterborough-Kawartha – Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, hosted local developers, service providers, elected officials, non-profits, and those with lived experience, for an…
November 11, 2020
MP Monsef Statement on Remembrance Day
Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, issued the following statement on Remembrance Day: “Lest we forget. Those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Those who…
November 10, 2020
Government of Canada investing $580K to support Green Infrastructure in Curve Lake
Curve Lake – Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Peterborough–Kawartha, on…
November 9, 2020
Connecting all Canadians to high-speed Internet
As we continue to deal with the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have needed to rely on the Internet to help connect them to work, school,…
November 2, 2020
Photo Contest: 2021 Peterborough-Kawartha Calendar
Peterborough-Kawartha is a special place that means different things to different people. I want to know what makes it special to you! Send me up…
September 21, 2020
New fund to rapidly house the most vulnerable
Peterborough-Kawartha – Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and…
September 14, 2020
Government of Canada investing $50 million into projects that support seniors
Peterborough-Kawartha – The Government of Canada is committed to supporting organizations and projects that empower seniors and contribute to improving their health and well-being. Today,…
September 13, 2020
MP Monsef's message to students
Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, issued the following statement regarding Peterborough-Kawartha area students returning to school: “As schools throughout Peterborough-Kawartha are set to…
August 26, 2020
Government of Canada supports project connecting people at risk of experiencing opioid-related overdoses to community services in Peterborough
Peterborough-Kawartha – Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced today more than $1.9 million…
August 25, 2020
Monsef announces $7.6 million to build 25 rental units for families in Peterborough
  Peterborough-Kawartha - Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and…
July 31, 2020
Progress with Curve Lake on clean drinking water
Curve Lake –Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, issued the following statement regarding the Government of Canada investing $2.256 million towards the design phase of…
July 30, 2020
35 local organizations serving the vulnerable in Peterborough-Kawartha with Emergency Community Support Funding
Peterborough-Kawartha – Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, and United Way Peterborough & District, today announced 35 local organizations that have been approved for…
July 23, 2020
Monsef invests $4.8M for local clean-tech jobs
Peterborough-Kawartha - Trent University has a plan to catalyze growth in the clean-tech sector and position the Greater Peterborough region as an emerging hub. It…
July 17, 2020
MP Monsef welcomes Minister Ng to tour some local businesses who have stepped up during COVID-19
Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, welcomed the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today for visits to…
July 14, 2020
Constituency Office reopened with modified hours, safety measures
Peterborough-Kawartha – Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, has reopened her constituency office to public walk-ins with new hours of operation and COVID-19 safety…
June 24, 2020
Investing in public transit infrastructure for Peterborough residents
The health and well-being of Canadians are the top priorities of the governments of Canada and Ontario. But, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than…
June 19, 2020
Monsef announces $4.7 million federal investment for rehabilitation of James A. Gifford Causeway
The governments of Canada and Ontario recognize the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted smaller communities across the province. While moving towards recovery,…
June 16, 2020
Federal government invests $1.2 million in Elizabeth Fry Society’s peer-to-peer harm reduction and recovery program
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced more than $1.2 million in funding…
May 19, 2020
Families in Peterborough-Kawartha receiving additional $300 per child top up
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, highlighted the numerous supports that have been put in place for families in Peterborough-Kawartha. Since it was…
May 15, 2020
Applications Open for New Small Business Interest-Free Loans
Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, announced today that a new $962 million Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) is open for application for…
May 4, 2020
Peterborough-Kawartha businesses connected with Economic Development Minister
Tonight, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, along with the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, took part in a…
May 1, 2020
Harco Enterprises Ltd. receives expedited Health Canada approval to produce PPE
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, announced that Harco Enterprises Ltd. In Peterborough has received approval by Health Canada to manufacture and distribute…
April 29, 2020
Federal Government introduces Bill C-15 with supports for students during COVID-19
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, provided an update on the recent measures being implemented by the federal government due to COVID-19: “Many…
April 22, 2020
Monsef details Federal Government’s COVID-19 response and impact on Peterborough-Kawartha
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, provided an update on the recent measures being implemented by the federal government due to COVID-19: “I…
April 17, 2020
Federal Government investment of $962M will support local businesses through pandemic
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, highlighted a Federal Government investment of $675 million for Canada’s Regional Development Agencies and $287 million for…
April 12, 2020
Mourning the loss of COVID-19 patient in Peterborough
Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, released the following statement on the first COVID-19 related death in Peterborough-Kawartha: "Today, our community is mourning. We…
March 27, 2020
Parent? Student? Employer? A breakdown of how COVID-19 aid package supports you
This summarizes the first phase of our government’s response to COVID-19. The next phase will include broader supports for institutions and organizations. The third phase…
March 23, 2020
Urgent Public Plea
For the past week, Canadians have been stuck at home because of COVID-19. It’s understandable that it is starting to take a toll. But we…
March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Daily Update: Support for Canadians
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, provided the following update to our local Community Response Group on the COVID-19 pandemic and our federal…
March 17, 2020
COVID-19 Daily Update: Prevention is Critical Right Now
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, provided the following update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the federal government’s efforts to maintain the health…
March 16, 2020
How to access factual, up-to-date information on COVID-19
**Updated Wednesday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m. EST** Access to reliable, up-to-date information is paramount as our community and our country addresses the COVID-19 pandemic.…
March 16, 2020
COVID-19 Daily Update: Limiting entry into Canada, meeting with local leaders
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, provided the following update on the COVID-19 pandemic and our federal government’s efforts to maintain the health…
March 15, 2020
COVID-19 Daily Update Constituency Office Closure
As we take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, my constituency office will be closed to walk-ins until further notice. The office will continue…
March 5, 2020
Monsef announces nearly $1.2 million for 26 local businesses to innovate, expand, and create jobs
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, announced that 26 local businesses will benefit from an investment of nearly $1.2 million from the federal…
February 20, 2020
Monsef convenes Q&A session for those interested in building housing
Today, the office of Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, hosted a technical briefing for interested local housing providers and developers on the funding…
February 11, 2020
E-Newsletter February 2020
One of the challenges as a Member of Parliament is ensuring everyone in Peterborough-Kawartha receives regular updates on the work being done by our Federal…
February 11, 2020
Monsef announces $6 million to build a composting facility in Peterborough
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced up…
January 30, 2020
Monsef invites employers to apply for federal funds to hire youth
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, highlighted that our Government of Canada has opened its 2020 Canada Summer Jobs program. Canada Summer Jobs…
January 17, 2020
Federal Government contributes $25,000 to support construction of sustainable Health Centre at Camp Kawartha
Douro-Dummer - Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, highlighted the…
January 14, 2020
Partnerships key to building housing units
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, convened local housing stakeholders as part of a series of meetings focused on building housing units in…
December 19, 2019
Housing subsidy will help most vulnerable
Peterborough-Kawartha – Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, shared the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario’s agreement to provide direct affordability support…
December 17, 2019
Transit, Affordability and Internet key to Rural Economic Development
Peterborough – The Government of Canada recognizes the critical role that rural communities play in our country’s economic and social well-being. That is why the…
December 13, 2019
Monsef ready to fulfill Ministerial Mandate
Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, and Minister of Rural Economic Development, made the following statement after receiving…
December 6, 2019
Monsef issues statement on Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
Peterborough-Kawartha - Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, and Minister for Rural Economic Development, issued the following statement…
September 4, 2019
New $75-million National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking announced, Special Advisor appointed
“We are making historic investments to end all forms of violence and injustice, including this new investment to help eliminate human trafficking in Canada and…
August 23, 2019
Federal government’s rural strategy leads to reconstruction of Beaver Lake Road
Trent Lakes – Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, and Janet…
August 13, 2019
Peterborough Habitat for Humanity to build 35 affordable housing units with federal government investment
Peterborough receiving more units than any other community through national initiative Peterborough-Kawartha – Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the…
August 12, 2019
Federal government investing in high-speed Internet for Douro-Dummer
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced funding of $1 million for…
August 12, 2019
North Kawartha residents to benefit from improvements to Reid’s Road and Mount Julian-Viamede Road
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough–Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development,  and Mayor Carolyn Amyotte, Township…
July 25, 2019
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING PROPOSALS TO ADDRESS THE OPIOID CRISIS AND PROBLEMATIC SUBSTANCE USE
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, highlighted that the Government of Canada…
July 23, 2019
THERRIEN AND MONSEF ANNOUNCE 10-POINT PLAN FOR A RAPID RESPONSE TO HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING
As a result of today’s meeting at the Mount Community Centre, a 10-Point Plan for a Rapid Response to Homelessness and Housing has been established. The…
July 18, 2019
MONSEF ANNOUNCES INVESTMENTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $256,250 investment for…
July 15, 2019
$3.1 MILLION WILL SUPPORT INDIGENOUS CLEAN TECHNOLOGY PROJECT
When we invest in Canadian ideas, our economy grows and our communities flourish. That’s why the Government of Canada is funding the development of innovative…
July 11, 2019
BROCK MISSION REDEVELOPMENT SET TO BEGIN WITH $5.02 MILLION FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible…
July 4, 2019
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVESTS $71M IN LOCAL CELLULAR BROADBAND AND CONNECTIVITY
Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced joint funding for the…
June 25, 2019
NEXT PHASE OF VIA RAIL’S HIGH FREQUENCY RAIL PROJECT THROUGH PETERBOROUGH MOVING FORWARD
A modernized passenger rail system with a dedicated track would significantly improve the movement of people through Canada’s busiest transportation corridor, from Quebec City to…
June 22, 2019
$215K FEDERAL INVESTMENT SUPPORTS CATION WILDLIFE PRESERVE, OPENING OF NEW TRAILS
Kawartha Lakes – Today, Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, and Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, announced on behalf…
June 6, 2019
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDING FUNDING FOR EMPLOYERS IN AGRICULTURE SECTOR TO HIRE YOUTH
The Canadian agriculture industry is strong and growing, creating one in eight jobs which makes it the nation’s single largest employer. Today, Maryam Monsef, Member…
May 31, 2019
MONSEF INTRODUCES AMENDMENTS TO MAKE A HUMAN-RIGHTS BASED APPROACH TO HOUSING THE LAW
Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, issued the following statement in regards to amendments she put forward today for Bill C-97, the National Housing…
May 28, 2019
SENIORS, VISUALLY AND HEARING IMPAIRED TO BENEFIT FROM ENABLING ACCESSIBILITY FUNDING
Peterborough-Kawartha – Barriers come in many different forms. Some Canadians face accessibility issues that can prevent them from being able to easily access their workplace, community…
May 23, 2019
$5 MILLION FOR FLYING COLOURS CORP. TO ADD NEW HANGAR, EXPAND OPERATIONS, AND CREATE 60 JOBS
In Canada–and around the world–innovation and the aerospace sector go hand-in-hand. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting businesses in this important sector…
May 22, 2019
$2.1M FOR TRENT UNIVERSITY WILL DRIVE RESEARCH, ECONOMIC GROWTH
Peterborough-Kawartha – Fresh ideas have the power to change the way we view the world and can lead to discoveries that will help solve some of…
May 17, 2019
MONSEF ENCOURAGES ORGANIZATIONS TO APPLY FOR NEW HORIZONS FOR SENIORS PROGRAM FUNDING
Call for Proposals of community-based projects up to $25,000 open from May 15-June 21, 2019 Peterborough-Kawartha – Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families,…
May 15, 2019
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA CONTRIBUTES TO FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECTS IN KAWARTHA LAKES
Peterborough-Kawartha – Flooding is Canada’s costliest and most frequent natural disaster. Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, and Minister for Women and…
March 13, 2019
TRENT PROFESSORS RECEIVE $322,193 IN FUNDING FOR RESEARCH LABS, STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM TRENT UNIVERSITY CFI Funding to support Dr. James Conolly’s research in underwater archaeology and Dr. Karen Thompson’s research on soil health…
March 5, 2019
SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN PETERBOROUGH AND HALIBURTON
Ending gender-based violence is crucial if we are serious about giving everyone the same opportunities to join and grow Canada’s middle class. We all benefit…
March 1, 2019
THANK YOU, PETERBOROUGH-KAWARTHA
Thank you to Justin Trudeau, for appointing me as the Minister for International Development and to Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, for her remarkable stewardship of this…
February 18, 2019
FAMILY DAY A TIME TO REFLECT ON WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT
I have knocked on tens of thousands of doors in our community. One thing we all agree on is a better future for our kids…
February 11, 2019
NEW DRAFT CHARTER AND GRANTS TO ENSURE CANADA’S RESEARCH COMMUNITY IS AS DIVERSE AS OUR COUNTRY
Oshawa – Canada’s greatest potential can only be realized when all people are welcomed into the laboratory, the classroom and the field. We all benefit from…
February 7, 2019
RESEARCH INVESTMENT TO KEEP CANADIANS SAFE, GROW LOCAL BUSINESS
Peterborough-Kawartha – Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada, and predicted to move up to second place by 2050. Attention to…
January 30, 2019
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AT TRENT UNIVERSITY
$260,598 IN GRANTS AWARDED TO 9 TRENT UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS AND SCHOLARS Peterborough-Kawartha- Social sciences and humanities research plays an important role in building a healthier, stronger…
January 14, 2019
MONSEF WELCOMES CABINET SHUFFLE, MINISTRY OF RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, made the following statement in regards to the federal government’s Cabinet shuffle: “Today’s shuffle has seen a number…
December 20, 2018
Employers can now apply to Canada Summer Jobs Program to hire young Canadians for 2019
Employers in Peterborough-Kawartha have until January 25, 2019, to submit funding applications for Canada Summer Jobs 2019 Peterborough-Kawartha- The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program creates quality…
December 19, 2018
Minister Monsef and Minister Ng discuss Government of Canada measures to bolster women entrepreneurs during town hall
Peterborough-Kawartha – Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and the Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, along with the Honourable Mary Ng,…
December 1, 2018
Newsletter: New NAFTA, pay equity, Fall Economic Statement, Trent University investments and Remembrance Day
NEW NAFTA, PAY EQUITY, FALL ECONOMIC STATEMENT, TRENT UNIVERSITY INVESTMENTS AND REMEMBRANCE DAY HIGHLIGHT ACTION-PACKED OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER IN PETERBOROUGH-KAWARTHA As we race towards what…
November 22, 2018
1,432 families in Peterborough-Kawartha have a safe and affordable home as a result of $7.4 million in federal government investments
Peterborough-Kawartha – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home.  That is why, starting in Budget 2016, the Government of Canada made significant…
November 16, 2018
Release: United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement supports jobs for the middle class and promotes gender equality
Peterborough – Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, co-hosted a roundtable discussion today on the benefits of the…
November 16, 2018
Bata Library transformation celebrated at Trent University
Press Release from Trent University; The Bata Library transformation was cause for celebration earlier today as dignitaries joined over 200 Trent students, faculty, staff, alumni…
November 14, 2018
Release: Monsef and Trent University students discuss historic pay equity legislation and gender equality measures
Peterborough– Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, spoke with Trent University students from politics and gender studies programs today in regards to gender equality…
October 27, 2018
Release: Peterborough-Kawartha Women's Leadership Award recipients
Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, presented 54 women with Leadership Awards during the Inaugural Peterborough-Kawartha Women’s Leadership Awards Gala at the Showplace Performance…
October 24, 2018
Statement: Monsef congratulates all involved in municipal election
Ottawa – Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, made the following statement in regards to the municipal election: “Putting your name on a ballot in…
October 9, 2018
Release: Investing in science and research at Trent University
Peterborough – Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced an investment of more…
October 5, 2018
Media advisory: Inaugural Peterborough-Kawartha Women's Leadership Awards
Peterborough-Kawartha – Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, is excited to confirm that dozens of local women who were nominated by their peers in the…
September 29, 2018
Statement: Peter Adams leaves behind a lasting legacy
Peterborough – Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, made the following statement in regards to the death of former Peterborough MP and MPP Peter Adams:…
September 26, 2018
Media advisory: A dialogue with trailblazers in male-dominated fields
Peterborough – Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, will host a dialogue with women in the riding from an assortment of different professions. Participants in…
June 6, 2018
Release: MP Monsef encourages local businesses and organizations to apply for accessibility dollars
Organizations encouraged to apply for up to $100,000 in accessibility grants Peterborough, Ontario – June 6 2018 – Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha,…
May 17, 2018
Release: MP Monsef visits Kawartha Land Trust, highlights $1.3 billion investment to protect Canada's natural legacy
Selwyn, Ontario, May 17 2018 — No matter what challenges they faced, Canadians have always looked to the future—working hard to build a more prosperous…
May 16, 2018
Release: MP Monsef encourages community to apply for new federal housing dollars
Peterborough, Ontario, May 16, 2018 — Today, Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha visited Shared Dreams at The Mount Community Centre and spoke with…
May 10, 2018
Release: MP Monsef announces call for proposals to engage and support seniors
Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to empowering all Canadians,…
April 30, 2018
Release: Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate affordable housing in Peterborough and area
PETERBOROUGH, ON, April 13, 2018 — More families, seniors, adults with disabilities and Indigenous people will now have a place to call home in Peterborough, Renfrew…
April 26, 2018
Report: Rural Women's Summit
I am pleased to present this report on the first annual Rural Women’s Summit which was held in Buckhorn, Ontario on March 2, 2018. I was…
April 20, 2018
Women of Peterborough-Kawartha Community Award
Do you know a woman in Peterborough–Kawartha who is making a difference in our community? Someone who is a role model to others and deserves…
April 10, 2018
Release: Hon. Maryam Monsef announces $310,099 for Peterborough-Kawartha rural and urban infrastructure
April 10, 2018 – Selwyn Township – Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science…
April 9, 2018
Release: Maryam Monsef announces $357,364 to improve accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Peterborough-Kawartha
April 9, 2018 – Peterborough, Ontario — Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and…
April 6, 2018
Release: Maryam Monsef hosts VIA Rail and public transit forum with community leaders
Investments in transportation infrastructure from Federal and Provincial governments sparks community forum on future of public transit and VIA Rail in Peterborough—Kawartha. April 6, 2018…
March 27, 2018
2018 Quality of Life & Jobs Summit
Please join me for the third annual Peterborough—Kawartha Jobs Summit. This year our Quality of Life & Jobs Summit will focus on the factors that influence how…
March 16, 2018
Release: Canada and Ontario make new funding available for transformative infrastructure projects in Peterborough and region
Canada and Ontario make new funding available for transformative infrastructure projects in Peterborough and region Over $33 million available in federal funding for local public…
March 6, 2018
Budget 2018 - Good news for Peterborough-Kawartha
Last week, our Government announced the next steps in our plan to strengthen the middle class, grow our economy, and ensure that every Canadian has…
February 20, 2018
Rural Women's Summit - March 2, 2018
Please join me for the first Rural Women’s Summit, where we will bring together the rural community to discuss the empowerment of rural women and…
February 20, 2018
I remain committed to clean water for Curve Lake
To the Editorial Board of the Peterborough Examiner; To Sheila Nabigon-Howlett; To the people of Curve Lake First Nation, Peterborough—Kawartha, and Nogojiwanong; I hear you.…
January 15, 2018
Release: Employers in Peterborough-Kawartha can now submit funding applications for Canada Summer Jobs 2018
Get money to hire a student: Apply now to Canada Summer Jobs 2018 Employers in Peterborough—Kawartha can now submit funding applications for Canada Summer Jobs…
January 9, 2018
Release: Havelock-Belmont-Methuen receives $187,114 in funding
MP Maryam Monsef flanked by County Warden Joe Taylor and HBM Mayor Ron Gerow. News Release January 9, 2018             …
December 8, 2017
Release: Over $780,000 in federal funding for Trent University researchers
FROM L-R: SHAWN WATLING, RAD TRACKER; BILL BOOK, GB BOOK PLASTICS; WENDY CURTIS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NORTHUMBERLAND CFDC; RYAN WORRAL, WORBO; BILL PRENTICE AND FRED JACKSON, ROTOSPA; THE HON.…
November 7, 2017
A Food Policy for Canada: Townhall Report
On September 15, 2017 we hosted the 17th Community Town Hall conversation where I asked the people of Peterborough—Kawartha to share their ideas and insights on…
November 6, 2017
Lest we forget: Remembrance Day in Peterborough-Kawartha
  On Remembrance Day and throughout Veterans’ Week, I encourage everyone in Peterborough—Kawartha to take the time to pay tribute to all those who have…
November 2, 2017
Mid-term Report
When I was elected two years ago, I promised to do politics differently, and that is exactly what we are doing today. In the last…
October 24, 2017
Fall Economic Statement 2017
On October 24, 2017, the Minister of Finance released the 2017 Fall Economic Statement, and I am pleased to be able to share the good news…
October 19, 2017
Person's Day 2017
What are you willing to fight for? Would you fight to be legally considered a person? Would you fight for your right to vote? It…
October 12, 2017
What it's like being an Indigenous youth in Canada right now
WHAT IT’S LIKE BEING AN INDIGENOUS YOUTH IN CANADA RIGHT NOW FEEDBACK FROM THE INDIGENOUS YOUTH ROUND TABLE HOSTED BY MP MARYAM MONSEF PETERBOROUGH—KAWARTHA This…
September 17, 2017
Release: Trent University researchers receive over $1.8M in federal funding
Screenshot above via Maryam’s weekly video update on Facebook. 13 Trent University researchers receive over $1.8M in federal funding to push the boundaries of knowledge and innovation…
August 29, 2017
Advisory: Food Policy Townhall in Peterborough-Kawartha with MP Maryam Monsef, September 15 2017
FOOD POLICY TOWN HALL in PETERBOROUGH—KAWARTHA with MP MARYAM MONSEF, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, invites you to join the…
August 1, 2017
Curve Lake First Nation News: Two new Habitat for Humanity homes, federal funding for school feasibility study
Representatives from government (including Adam Vaughan, far left, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), Curve Lake First Nation Council (including…
July 31, 2017
Release: Funding for Curve Lake School Feasibility Study
The Government of Canada funds a school feasibility study at Curve Lake First Nation News Release July 28, 2017 The Government of Canada believes every…
July 18, 2017
Poverty Reduction Strategy Townhall Report
On June 28, 2017 we hosted a local consultation in order to provide feedback on the development of a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy. I am…
June 29, 2017
Poverty Reduction Strategy Materials
Thanks to all who participated in our 15th town hall on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. I am always impressed by the commitment and passion that comes…
June 29, 2017
Happy Canada Day 2017
Strong communities are built on the stories that define us, and Peterborough-Kawartha is filled with remarkable stories and story-tellers alike. Earlier this year, at the…
June 27, 2017
Innovation Cluster - Peterborough and the Kawarthas receives Eastern Ontario Development Program support
Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas will benefit from an investment announced today by the Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister…
June 9, 2017
Pan-Oston Ltd. receives Eastern Ontario Development Program support
Pan-Oston Ltd., a retail store fixture manufacturer, will benefit from an investment announced today in Peterborough, Ontario by Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and the Honourable…
June 9, 2017
Towards a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy: Community Conversation
The Government of Canada is committed to developing a Poverty Reduction Strategy to reduce poverty and improve the economic wellbeing of all Canadians. I want to…
May 26, 2017
Accessibility and Inclusion Town Hall Report
Download the report here (PDF). Download the addendum here (PDF). Following an invitation from the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities,…
April 4, 2017
2017 Jobs Summit Report
My team and I are pleased to present this report on the Peterborough-Kawartha Jobs Summit 2017, which outlines the views and discussions of over 50 individuals representing…
February 23, 2017
Statement from Jewish and Muslim Members of Parliament
February 22nd, 2017 (Le Français Suit) The following Jewish and Muslim Liberal MPs issued this statement today: As Canadians, we rise and fall together. Polarization…
January 25, 2017
Canada Summer Jobs 2017 - Application Deadline Extended!
Hire young talent and get a wage subsidy through Canada Summer Jobs Are you a small business owner or running a not-for-profit? Do you need…
January 10, 2017
Peterborough Town Hall with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
We have received an overwhelming amount of interest in the Peterborough Town Hall with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Registration is now closed. Those who have…
January 6, 2017
Accessibility and inclusion community dialogues
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS INFORMATION IN LARGE PRINT. The Government of Canada is creating a new law to increase the inclusion of people with…
December 7, 2016
Nominate a volunteer, not-for-profit organization or business for Canada's Volunteer Awards today
The Government of Canada announced on November 15 that the call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards is now open and will run until February…
November 29, 2016
Apply now! 2017 Parliamentary Page Program
Attention #PTBOKawartha youth! Are you interested in Canada’s Parliament? Are you in your final year of high school and intend to enrol at a university…
November 4, 2016
One year later in Peterborough-Kawartha
Monsef highlights accomplishments after first year in government PETERBOROUGH, ON – Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, is highlighting the work that has been…
October 7, 2016
Town Hall Report: Clean Energy and Climate Change
Following our Town Hall meeting on June 25, 2016 at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Peterborough, my team and I have compiled a report that…
October 4, 2016
Electronic Travel Advisory - Important Information
IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY NEED TO KNOW TO VISIT YOU IN CANADA Do you have family or friends visiting you from…
September 22, 2016
Town Hall Community Conversations: Electoral Reform
You are invited to join in a community dialogue to discuss and share ideas about the future of Canada’s federal electoral system and democracy. I…
September 16, 2016
Helping families - the Canada Child Benefit
This past July, families across the country received their first installment of the new Canada Child Benefit. Designed to provide more support to those who…
September 14, 2016
Peterborough-Kawartha Youth Council - Frequently Asked Questions
Constituency Youth Council Maryam wants to hear from youth in the community and is inviting all youth ages 15 – 24 to apply to the new Peterborough-Kawartha…
September 14, 2016
Peterborough-Kawartha Youth Council - Applications now closed
Our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has said that “young voices must be part of our decision making process” and that’s why I am launching a…
June 8, 2016
Townhall: Clean growth and climate change
The science is clear: climate change is a pressing world problem, and we must act collectively, and act now. As part of my quarterly Town…
April 27, 2016
MP Monsef applauds changes for the new Building Canada Fund
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi, commits to smart, strategic investments that will grow our economy For Immediate Release April 27, 2016 PETERBOROUGH, ON — Maryam…
April 23, 2016
Next Town Hall: Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Warsaw
Community members in Peterborough-Kawartha are invited to join Maryam Monsef, MP for a Town Hall community conversation. Please come share your thoughts and ideas for…
April 18, 2016
FedDev Ontario supports Flying Colours Corp. expansion
April 15, 2016 – Peterborough, Ontario – Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions…
February 29, 2016
Investing in young Canadians: Government of Canada invests in youth through Canada Summer Jobs program
PETERBOROUGH – On February 12, the Government of Canada announced that it is fulfilling its commitment to double the number of summer jobs to be…
February 15, 2016
The First 100 Days Report
Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, has released a report entitled “The First 100 Days.” The report reflects on the community consultations hosted by…
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