Newmarket-Aurora’s new MP, Tony Van Bynen, yesterday made his first speech in the House of Commons.
The self-styled “Voice for Fiscal Prudence” told fellow MPs that climate change, affordable housing, infrastructure funding, health care and a need for a long-term fiscal plan would be his priorities. But he stressed the fiscal plan
“would not be at the expense of creating a social deficit”.
Van Bynen told CTV News before the election that his priorities for the riding would also include preserving local heritage.
I emailed Tony three weeks ago to congratulate him on his stunning election victory and to ask for his views on the unlawful demolition of 184-186 Main Street South in the heart of the old downtown. I am waiting to hear from him.
I am also pressing Tony to stop blocking me from reading his Tweets where these concern his activities as my Member of Parliament.
On 11 December 2019 in the Chamber of the House of Commons Tony Van Bynen said:
Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise in the House for the first time as the member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora in the 43rd Parliament.
I would like to thank the good people of Newmarket—Aurora for electing me as their representative. I thank also all my volunteers, supporters and, most important, my family, especially Roxanne, my wife of 49 years.
I also wish to thank Kyle Peterson for his contribution as the former member and his dedication and commitment to our community.
I have heard very clearly that our community is concerned about climate change, affordable housing, infrastructure funding, health care and a need for a long-term fiscal plan, but not at the expense of creating a social deficit. These things will by my priorities during the upcoming term.
I look forward to working with my colleagues to make meaningful progress in the current term.