Councillor Amy McQuaid-England City of Oshawa and Region of Durham

News

City Should Tackle Rat Problem

Amy will be moving a motion at the Corporate Services Committee on October 2 to have the city address its growing rat problem. The motion calls for the city to immediately start to track inquiries and complaints made to Service Oshawa about rats. It also asks for staff to create… Read More

No Hate Peaceful Rally

A group of community members have organized a No Hate Peaceful Rally in response to the troubling display of white supremacy we witnesses in Charlottesville Virginia earlier this month. The rally is happening August 29 at 6:30 p.m. outside City Hall (50 Centre St. S Oshawa). It will give the… Read More

Potential OPUC Merger

A public process has begun on the potential merger of our Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation (OPUC).  According to the OPUC website, they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the potential benefits of joining utilities with Veridian Corporation and Whitby Hydro Energy Corporation. A public website  has been set up… Read More

Crayons for Change

Parents and kids in South Oshawa are starting a crayon collection.  We want all your broken and old crayons for a great new cause called “Crayons for Change.” We will be collecting broken, used and unwanted crayons from local restaurants and residents starting Monday February 22 until April 28.  This… Read More

Let’s Talk More

January 27 is #BellLetsTalk day. This is an important day dedicated to raising awareness and money for mental illness, but it’s vital we keep this conversation going every day of the year. Mental illness still has a huge stigma, which prevents people from seeking help when they need it. Amy… Read More

Letter to the editor

Re: “Chamber Slams Council” on August 19, 2015. I would like to first say that I feel government has a moral obligation to protect our water for future generations. My vote on this motion does not mean I am anti-nuclear, it simply means I think we should find a different… Read More

Save Central High School!

The Durham District School Board is proposing to close Oshawa Central Collegiate, the only high school located in the centre of our city. The closure could happen by 2016 and would see students attending Central CI moved to Eastdale and RS McLaughlin. Parents and students affected by the possible closure… Read More

Happy Easter Oshawa

Amy would like wish everyone a Happy Easter. “This is an important time for Christians in our community as they celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  And for others it is a time to spend with their loved ones.” “I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating with your family.”… Read More

Lakeview Park Update

Oshawa City Council voted to make sweeping changes to the by-law governing Lakeview Park at the March 9 meeting. The changes come from recommendations in a report and include banning barbecues from the park and requiring groups of 20 or more people to get a permit to use the park…. Read More

Adequate Heat Bylaw

Did you know there is a bylaw that protects renters in Oshawa during the winter. It is called Adequate Heat By-law and it requires rented or leased living accommodations to have a minimum air temperature of at least 22 degrees Celsius between the months of September 30 to May 31… Read More

It’s almost Election day

It’s almost Election Day! With advance polls now closed, your next and final chance to vote is Monday October 27. Team Re-Elect Amy England wants to make sure you’re able to get to your polling station on voting day, so if you need any assistance please let us know by… Read More

Amy’s accountability promise

Over the last four years Amy has worked to remain open and accountable to everyone in Oshawa. Through regular updates on her different social media platforms, she’s kept residents informed before, during and after council and committee meetings. Accountability is one of her three core values and she’s going to… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

Team Re-Elect Amy England would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy the time with your family and friends this weekend while staying safe. Remember, don’t drink and drive! If your families are anything like ours, the municipal election is bound to come up so… Read More

Advance Polls in Oshawa

Advance polls have started! If you aren’t going to be around on election day (October 27) or won’t be able to vote then, there are plenty of chances to cast your ballot before then! All of the advance voting locations will have an accessible machine for people with disabilities to… Read More

Connect with Amy England

It’s getting closer to election time and team Re-Elect Amy England needs your help! It’s so important for us to get Amy’s progressive message out to as many people as possible, and there’s a simple way you can help us do that with Connect Five! All you have to do… Read More

I saw the sign!

Keep your eyes peeled, Oshawa! The Re-Elect Amy England team is excited to announce that our billboard will be making its debut today. Instead of telling you where it is though, we thought we’d take this opportunity to have a little fun. If you spot the billboard, snap a picture… Read More

Local Food Security Matters

Amy England is determined to make food security a priority in Durham Region.  Through various initiatives like community gardens, local food programs and other planting initiatives the lives and health of people living in our community can be improved. Amy has supported many of these types of programs already including… Read More

Five Million Trees Plan

Amy England is committed to planting five million trees in Durham Region over 10 years. The plan is a potential program in the region’s Climate Change Action Plan, which Amy helped work on as the Vice Chair of the Roundtable on Climate Change committee. She wants to make sure this… Read More

Amy England takes childcare pledge

Amy England is the first Durham Regional Councillor and candidate to sign the Ontario Coalition for Better Childcare’s pledge for the upcoming municipal election. The pledge is to ensure candidates running in the municipal election across Ontario will advocate for better childcare in their communities. By signing it, Amy promises… Read More

Pet Adoption Week in Oshawa

It’s the purrfect time to adopt a pet in Oshawa! September 8-13 is Pet Adoption Week at Oshawa Animal Services (OAS). It wraps up with an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at OAS located at 919 Farewell St. on September 13. There are activities for kids including… Read More

#ALSIceBucketChallenge

Councillor Amy England took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week along with some other Oshawa politicians. Oshawa’s mayor, John Henry and Member of Provincial Parliament Jennifer French joined Amy at the Oshawa Public Library to help raise awareness for ALS and donating money to an important cause. There are… Read More