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Cristina's Holiday Message

December 23, 2016

A monument to Ontario’s first female MPPs

Last week I had the opportunity to comment on a Private Members's Motion brought forth by MPP for Ottawa—Orléans, Marie-Francis Lalond. The Motion would allow the creation of statue to commemorate Rae Luckock and Agnes Macphail, the first two

March 31, 2016

Member's Statement Regarding Order of Ontario Recipient Beverley Gordon

On March 1st, I had the opportunity to highlight the work of Beverly Gordon, founding CEO of Safehaven and recipient of the Order of Ontario, in the Legislature. Ms. Gordon helped the families of many with disabilities in Ontario.

March 07, 2016

Question to the Minister of Transportation regarding the new UP Express fares

On February 24, I was able to ask Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca about the recent reduction in UP Express Fares. Subject to approval by the Metrolinx Board of Directors, PRESTO users will be able to travel from Union to Pearson Airport for $9

February 24, 2016

My Community is United-Standing Together With Our Neighbours Event

On Tuesday December 8th, I was able to address the Legislative Assembly of Ontario about a local community event that took place the previous weekend. The event was attended by hundreds of people including individuals, faith leaders, organizations and

December 10, 2015

Celebrating St Mary’s Polish Roman Catholic Church's 100th Anniversary in Davenport

I rose yesterday to extend my congratulations and best wishes to St Mary’s Polish Roman Catholic Parish that celebrated their Centennial anniversary in my riding of Davenport on November 8th.

November 26, 2015

Celebrating 30th Anniversary of FoodShare

Addressing the Ontario Legislature about the 30th Anniversary of FoodShare Toronto.

November 04, 2015

Congratulations DPNCHC on Davenport-Perth Community Health Centre

On October 5th, I had the pleasure of addressing the Ontario Legislature about the Davenport-Perth Neighborhood and Community Health Centre (DPNCHC). The DPNCHC serves, enriches, and empowers the communities of Davenport and Perth in many ways. For over 3

October 08, 2015

Statement Recognizing International Women's Day

On Monday, MPP Martins welcomed 9 incredible Portuguese-Canadian women to the Legislature in commemoration of International Women's Day. These women have made important contributions to our provinces and represent a variety of sectors such as finance, edu

March 10, 2015

Statement Recognizing the Work of Safehaven Project for Community Living

Please see MPP Martins' statement in the Legislature recognizing the fantastic work that The Safehaven Project for Community Living does for our community. For over 25 years Safehaven’s doors have been open to help children with special needs. In pa

February 25, 2015

MPP Martins Speaks in Support of Bill 64 - Protecting Ontario’s Interns

MPP Martins rises in the House to support Bill 64, "Protecting Interns and Creating a Learning Economy Act, 2015." This bill takes important steps to protect Ontario's interns and vulnerable workers

February 19, 2015

MPP Martins Speaking in Support of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

MPP Martins' debates in favour of Bill 54, the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

February 18, 2015

MPP Martins' Holiday Greeting

MPP Martins wishes everyone a safe and Happy Holiday and a very Happy New Year.

December 10, 2014

Statement Showcasing Ontario's Newcomer Settlement Programs

MPP Martins rises in the Legislature to recognize the hard work many people put in to assist and integrate newcomers to our province in facilities such as the Mason Educational Centre and Collège Boréal

December 04, 2014

MPP Martins Leads off Second Reading Debate for the Ontario Immigration Act

MPP Martins leads off debate on Bill 49, The Ontario Immigration Act. In her speech, Cristina outlines the critical importance of welcoming newcomers to our province and shares her own experience as an immigrant in Ontario.

December 04, 2014

MPP Martins' Question Regarding Violence Against Women

During Question Period, Cristina asks the Minister Responsible for Women's Issues and Minister of Community and Social Services about what our province is doing to protect women who are victims of abuse.

December 04, 2014

MPP Martins' Question to the Minister of Health about Ontario's Mental Health Strategy

MPP Martins' asks Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins about the province's Mental Health Strategy.

December 03, 2014

MPP Martins' Statement Recognizing the Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

MPP Martins rises in the Legislature to showcase the outstanding work and initiatives done at the Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health and Centre.

November 27, 2014

MPP Martins Recognizing the 100th Anniversary of Regal Road Public School

MPP rises in the House to congratulate Regal Road Public School on their Centennial Anniversary.

November 17, 2014

Second Reading Debate for MPP Martins' Bill "An Act to Proclaim the month of October as Hispanic Heritage Month"

MPP Martins presents her Second Reading speech to the Legislature for her first Private Members' Bill entitled "An Act to Proclaim the month of October as Hispanic Heritage Month."

October 30, 2014

Statement Celebrating the Casa do Alentejo's 31st Anniversary

MPP Martins rises to acknowledge the 31st Anniversary of the Casa do Alentejo

October 23, 2014

MPP Martins Petitions the Legislature to Pass the Hispanic Heritage Month Act

Cristina presents a petition in the Legislature to call on all members to support her Private Members' Bill "An Act to Proclaim the Month of October as Hispanic Heritage Month"

October 22, 2014

Statement Recognizing Dewson Street Public School

Cristina rises to speak on the wonderful community at Dewson Street Public School

October 20, 2014

Cristina's Maiden Speech (July 9, 2014)

Cristina gives her first speech in the Ontario Legislative Assembly (known as the "Maiden Speech") where she tells her story and thanks those who helped her get here.

July 16, 2014

MPP Martins' Statement on the Big on Bloor Festival

Cristina speaks in the Legislature showcasing the wonderful Big on Bloor Festival

July 16, 2014

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