Bratina Weekly: July 24, 2017
The average Hamilton East – Stoney Creek family receives more than $600 CCB per month.
This week, more than 10,000 families in HESC, representing about 18,000 children (statistics from May), received their newly recalculated Canada Child Benefit, designed to put more money in the pockets of families who need it most.
It has now been a year since the first Canada Child Benefit cheques went out, helping lift some 300,000 children out of poverty. For many single mothers, the Canada Child Benefit is the difference between poverty and security.
Randle Reef Clean Up
This morning, I attended a major funding announcement for the Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project, along with MPP Eleanor McMahon, MP Filomena Tassi, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna and Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould.
A $32.9 million contract was awarded for stage two of the Randle Reef sediment remediation project.
As part of this contract, contaminated sediments will be dredged and placed from the harbour floor into the Engineered Containment Facility (ECF), currently under construction in the Hamilton Harbour. Work for stage two is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018 and is expected to be complete in 2020.
The Randle Reef cleanup is one of the largest remediation projects currently underway in Canada. The Government of Canada is leading the project in partnership with the Province of Ontario, the City of Hamilton, the City of Burlington, Halton Region, the Hamilton Port Authority, and Stelco.
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