Darrell Samson, Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Member of Parliament – Député
IT IS BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!
The first day of school for many students and teachers is quickly approaching. I am pleased to welcome back all the students and teachers who are returning and give a warm welcome to those who will be joining us for the first time. I hope you had the chance to rest, relax and recharge over the summer and are ready for an exciting and productive school year.
I sincerely appreciate all the teachers, support staff , school boards, administrators and parents who work tirelessly throughout the school year to prepare students for success and ensure they have the proper supports. As a former educator, your efforts are noticed and are very appreciated. I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and successful 2023-2024 school year!
THE CANADA CHILD CARE BENEFIT IS GOING UP!
Beginning in July, families received a maximum of $7,437 for children under 6, and $6,275 for children aged 6-17. This represents a 6.3% increase from last years benefit providing more relief for young Canadian families. For more information on eligibility, please visit: www.canada.ca
CANADA DISABILITY ACT
There are 6.2 million persons with disabilities living in Canada. However, the harsh reality is that a person with a disability is twice as likely to live in poverty than a person without a disability. The Canada Disability Benefit Act is now a permanent part of our social safety net, and it has the potential to lift hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty. The Canada Disability Benefit will provide low-income working-age persons with disabilities a monthly federal income supplement. To learn more, please visit: www.canada.ca
LONG TERM CARE
Public Consultations for the development of a Safe Long Term Care Act are open now until September 21st, 2023. Input will provide guidance for delivering services that are safe, reliable, and – most importantly – centered on residents’ needs. To participate, visit: www.canada.ca
NOVA SCOTIA FLOODS
In July, Nova Scotia suffered devastating floods. The Honourable Sean Fraser, on behalf of the federal government, announced special measures for Nova Scotians who have been effected by the recent floods. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will issue free replacement documents that have been damaged, destroyed, or lost such as: permanent resident cards, proof of citizenship, Canadian citizenship certificates, Canadian passports and other travel documents. For more information, please visit: www.canada.ca