Thursday, July 7th, 2016
MISSISSAUGA, ON – MPP Amrit Mangat, provincial representative for Mississauga-Brampton South, is urging individuals and families without access to provincial ID due to the house explosion on Hickory Drive to contact her office in order to have new ID issued from Service Ontario.
Since the explosion on June 28th, MPP Mangat has been engaging on a regular basis with constituents who are impacted by the incident. Approximately 69 people are unable to return to their homes due to damage to their neighbourhood, the shut-off of natural gas to some homes, and the ongoing investigation by authorities into the cause of the explosion. In some specific cases residents reported to the city and local MPPs that they were having difficulty accessing services or attending to the business of their daily lives.
The province has plans in place to assist with those evacuated from their homes in emergency situations, to ensure that all Ontarians have access to critical documents. For this reason, MPP Mangat has been working with provincial ministries, along with municipal and regional partners, to ensure that new ID is provided to those who were impacted. Beginning Monday, residents who have disclosed their need for replacement ID are able to visit a specific ServiceOntario location to receive new OHIP cards, and driver’s licenses.
“Since this tragic incident, our office has been working with our municipal and regional partners to support residents impacted by the blast. We want to ensure they receive the services and information they need to care for themselves and to begin rebuilding their lives. Our office will continue to work with these residents, but I also urge Mississaugans to be generous in helping these families adjust.”
— Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South
MPP Amrit Mangat
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