Salma Zahid
Salma Zahid
Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre
April 17 update to constituents on COVID-19 response
April 19, 2020
Thank you to the community members who celebrated holidays this week, such as New Years, Vaisakhi, Passover and Easter, by staying at home with their immediate families this past weekend. This weekend will be the Orthodox Easter, and Ramadan begins next week. Thank you for continuing to observe the rules of physical distancing during these occasions when, usually, family and friends come together. We're making these sacrifices to "flatten the curve." What does this mean, and why is it so important? Prime Minister Trudeau has a great explanation in this video. The changes announced this week to support for individuals and for businesses are the result of feedback that you have shared with me and I have shared with the government. I know that there will still be individuals and businesses that will not be covered; please know that we do hear your voices. Programs are constantly being evaluated, and we are doing our best to help everyone that has lost income due to COVID-19. Please stay the course. We are making progress together. Be kind to one another. Recognize that these are tough times for many of your neighbours. If you're in a position to help a neighbour, to support the food bank, to order take out from a local business, please do so. And if you're having a challenging time, please know that the community is there for you. Have a safe and healthy weekend and week to come. My best to you and your families. Sincerely, Salma

Scarborough updates

I 've now held three Facebook Live town halls to connect with the people of Scarborough Centre and answer your questions about our response to COVID-19. I will continue to hold these town halls weekly, and I invite you to join me. Below you can find a replay of this week's call, and the registration link for next week's. Local support and resources

National Updates

Support for individuals Support for businesses

What is physical distancing?

Stay home, save lives!

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