Successful Community Cleanup by MP Ruby Sahota and Team

Asha Bajaj
1 min readSep 11, 2018

Press Release

Brampton, Ontario — Ms. Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North and her volunteer team participated in a community cleanup along the Stephen Llewellyn Trail and its surrounding area on Saturday September 8th, 2018.

Over the last few weeks, MP Sahota had visited the neighbourhood to speak with residents, door to door, about the achievements of the Trudeau government in reducing taxes, creating over half a million jobs, increasing the Canada Child Benefit, and what more they would like to see the Government accomplish. During that time, MP Sahota also heard many complaints about litter and plastic in the surrounding areas including the waterway that runs along the Stephen Llewellyn Trail.

This year, one of Canada’s priorities for its G7 presidency has been reducing litter and plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways. “Plastic pollution directly impacts our health as chemicals contaminate water supplies and are absorbed in the food we eat,” added MP Sahota. “Meaningful actions like community cleanups can create a big impact.”

Only 9% of plastics are recycled in Canada and scientists are estimating that by 2050, plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish. If you are interested in organizing a community cleanup, you can contact the City of Brampton at 311 and they will provide you with free garbage bags, gloves and pick up the waste you collect.

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Asha Bajaj

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