PM Announces Motion to Extend and Expand Canada’s Military Mission Against ISIL

March 24, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario | Prime Minister’s Office Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the Government’s intent to bring forward a motion in the House of Commons seeking support for the Government’s decision to extend and expand Canada’s military contribution to the global fight against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), with the […]

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Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015: Questions & Answers

March 20, 2015

There are many myths being perpetuated about the Anti-Terrorism Act.  The following information will help to clear up misconceptions about this important legislation. The Bill states that it does not target individuals who engage in “lawful advocacy and protest.” Does this mean that unlawful protests will be targeted? The Bill specifically excludes “lawful advocacy or […]

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Government of Canada announces new benefits and services for Veterans and families

March 17, 2015

Improvements respond to recommendations from Standing Committee, Veterans and stakeholders The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today unveiled two new initiatives to improve benefits and services for Canada’s Veterans and their families. He announced a plan to enhance support for seriously injured Veterans by ensuring more Veterans will be eligible for a key […]

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Young People and Canada

March 16, 2015

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY There are many opportunities in this great country for our young people to show their pride in Canada. We are all familiar with the annual Remembrance Day posters, submitted by so many students across Canada, highlighting the sacrifices made by our military. Right now students can enter the […]

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Canadians Invited to Enter Coin Design Contest

March 11, 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017 My Canada, My Inspiration coin design contest opens nation-wide OTTAWA, ONTARIO, MARCH 11, 2015 – To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate ...

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Enhanced lifetime support for injured Veterans and their families

March 9, 2015

New monthly benefit addresses significant gap for Canada’s moderately to severely disabled Veterans and survivors March 9, 2015 – Toronto – Veterans Affairs Canada The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, unveiled a proposed new financial benefit today aimed at providing financial stability to Veterans who are moderately to severely disabled and their families. […]

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Canada Day Challenge 2015

March 9, 2015

Young Canadians are invited to enter the Canada Day Challenge 2015. The Canada Day Challenge is an annual contest that invites Canadians from 8 to 18 years old to unleash their creativity and show their pride in being Canadian by presenting an entry in one or more of the three following categories: Draw it! – […]

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Minister O’Toole empowers Veteran-centric Communications Task Force

March 6, 2015

The Minister instructs Department to re-design all correspondence with Veterans and their families to focus on wellness March 6, 2015 – Ottawa – Veterans Affairs Canada The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, has instructed the Department to assemble a “Veteran-centric Communications Task Force” to improve how Veterans Affairs Canada communicates with ...

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Your Taxpayer Service Rights

March 5, 2015

As a taxpayer, you have eight service rights, outlined in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which govern your relationship with the CRA. The eight service rights include: the right to be treated professionally, courteously, and fairly (Article 5); the right to complete, accurate, clear, and timely information from the CRA (Article 6); the right to […]

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Proposed legislation to ensure heinous criminals subject to mandatory life sentence without parole

March 4, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the Government’s intent to introduce legislation to keep Canadian families and their communities safe by ensuring that the most heinous criminals will be sentenced to life behind bars without possibility of parole. The Prime Minister was joined by Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and […]

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Taking Action: Initiatives and Services for Seniors

March 3, 2015

Tax Relief and Financial Assistance Since 2006, $2.8 billion in annual tax relief has been provided to seniors and pensioners. Canada’s low-income rate for seniors has fallen from 21.4 per cent in 1980 to 5.2 per cent in 2011; one of the lowest rates in the industrial world. Budget 2011 introduced the largest GIS increase […]

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Thoughts on Carter v. Canada (Assisted Suicide)

February 23, 2015

English | Français The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) recent decision in Carter v. Canada (Carter SCC) to legalize assisted suicide is a controversial one. It touches on a sensitive issue for many Canadians, with deeply-held beliefs on both sides. While the SCC acknowledged that “the prohibition on assisted suicide is, in general, a valid […]

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PM announces further steps to protect Canadian families from repeat violent offenders

February 12, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the Government’s intent, in keeping with the commitment made in the 2013 Speech from the Throne, to introduce legislation to further protect Canadian families by ending the practice of automatic early release for repeat violent offenders. The Prime Minister made the announcement following a roundtable discussion with victims of […]

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National Flag of Canada Day

February 5, 2015

On February 15, 1965, our national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. Canada was just two years away from centennial celebrations when the maple leaf flag was made official by Royal Proclamation. In 1996, February 15 was declared National Flag of Canada Day and has been observed every year since. February […]

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Canada Ends 2014 with Double-Digit Export Growth and Trade Surplus

February 5, 2015

For the first time, Canada’s two-way trade surpassed $1 trillion, at nearly $1.1 trillion February 5, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada International Trade Minister Ed Fast today issued the following statement on Statistics Canada’s release of preliminary 2014 merchandise trade data: “The significant export growth seen in today’s report, […]

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper Announces Measures to Protect Canadians

January 30, 2015

Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that the Government has introduced legislation to protect Canadians from the evolving threat of terrorism and keep our communities safe. The Prime Minister made the announcement at Richmond Hill’s Bayview Hill Community Centre. He was joined by Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Steven […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Statement by the Prime Minister

January 27, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement marking the International Day of Commemoration to Honour the Victims of the Holocaust: “Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of Nazi Germany’s concentration and death camps. On this sombre day, the world has an obligation to reflect on the evil […]

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper Announces Improved Access to Financing for Canadian Small Businesses

January 22, 2015

News Release For immediate release January 22, 2015 | St. Catharines, Ontario | Prime Minister’s Office Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the Government’s intent to make changes to the Canada Small Business Financing Program, which will allow more small businesses to apply and will make larger loans available for small businesses to purchase or improve their ...

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Harper Government Growing Markets for Canada’s Canola Industry

January 14, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of up to $9.5 million to the Canola Council of Canada to support market development activities aimed at increasing the consumption and value of canola in domestic and global markets. The activities being undertaken in […]

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2014 Tax Guide Now Available

January 9, 2015

Canadians will soon have to file income tax returns. I’d like to help your family take advantage of all the important tax initiatives supplied by our Conservative Government. Click on the link below and browse the pages of this Tax Guide to learn more about a number of the important savings our Government has delivered since […]

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