Radio Commentary: Federal budget good for SW Saskatchewan

April 27, 2015

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY It will not be a surprise to hear me speak this week in support of the Federal Budget that was introduced last week. It has been very well received across the country, and it is good for South Western Saskatchewan. It is a budget of restraint – limiting spending […]


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Video mocking IS causes riots in Egypt

April 27, 2015

Teacher, 4 teens arrested for ‘contempt of religion’ World Watch Monitor When an Egyptian teacher filmed five Coptic Christian secondary school students impersonating terrorists from the so-called Islamic State, the boys could be seen laughing and joking. Two and a half months later, the teacher, Gad Younan, 42, and four of the boys, ages 15 […]


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M.P. Anderson Supports Victims Week in Southwest Saskatchewan

April 24, 2015

News Release For Immediate Release April 24, 2015 – SWIFT CURRENT– Today, David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, was honoured to attend the South West Victim Services Regional Relay to highlight the 10th annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. Victims Week raises awareness about issues facing victims of crime and the services, […]


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Praise for Economic Action Plan 2015

April 22, 2015

A wide and diverse group of economists, entrepreneurs, community groups, commentators, and experts are all applauding Economic Action Plan 2015 and its measures as the right plan for jobs, growth and Canada’s long-term prosperity: Canadian Federation of Independent Business: “gives 2015 budget an “A”. According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), small business ...


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Keeping Canada’s Economy Strong: Economic Action Plan 2015

April 22, 2015

With the help of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, Canada’s economy has seen one of the best economic performances among all G-7 countries in recent years – both during the global recession and throughout the recovery.  However, Canada is not immune to the global economic challenges beyond our borders. That’s why Economic Action Plan 2015 continues to focus […]


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CANADA: The Best Country in the World

April 22, 2015

Canada has seen one of the best economic performances among all G7 countries in recent years: Net debt-to-GDP ratio remains the lowest in the G7. Strongest income growth performance in the G7. Strongest business investment performance in the G7. Lowest overall tax rate on new business investment in the G7. Among the strongest projected economic […]


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2015 Budget Highlights: Economic Action Plan

April 22, 2015

Our Conservative Government is balancing the budget while taking prudent action to lower taxes, create jobs and economic growth, and provide security to Canadians: Balancing the Budget: Balanced budget legislation will enshrine into law the Harper Government’s responsible fiscal management that is creating jobs and providing the flexibility needed to continue putting more money back […]


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MP David Anderson Applauds Balanced Budget

April 21, 2015

David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, is applauding today’s Federal budget which marks the return to a balanced budget. “Getting to a balanced budget has been a priority,” Anderson said. “Unlike the opposition, we know that budgets do not balance themselves.  Achieving a balanced budget has required discipline and spending restraint.  Cutting taxes […]


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South West Victim Services Regional Bike Relay

April 20, 2015

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Our Conservative government has taken a strong anti-crime position. We think it is important to reestablish public faith in the justice system by supporting victims and by making sure that tough penalties match the severity of the crimes committed. We have highlighted Victims Rights – bringing in a […]


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Millions of dollars in unclaimed benefits

April 17, 2015

Currently, there are an estimated 200,000 families with children who are eligible to receive money under the Government’s proposed enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), but they are at risk of not receiving the benefit unless they apply. The majority of families with children, approximately 3.8 million, are known and will automatically receive the enhanced […]


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Stronger CWB increases competition in grain sector

April 15, 2015

Deal marks final step in Marketing Freedom April 15, 2015 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Today Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced Government of Canada approval of a deal reached between CWB and G3 Global Grain Group which ensures CWB becomes a fully private and global competitor in the Canadian grain sector. With […]


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Report Highlights Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector’s Strength

April 13, 2015

The latest data shows that the agriculture and agri-food sector continues to generate significant economic benefits for Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) today released the annual Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System. The report provides historical data up to 2013, and demonstrates the sector’s continued strong contribution to the Canadian economy. ...


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Government of Canada launches service excellence plan for Veterans

April 13, 2015

Veterans Affairs Canada to hire new case managers to enhance one-on-one support The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced that Veterans Affairs Canada is taking immediate action to improve how it serves Veterans and their families. The service excellence plan will boost Veterans’ access to case managers. The Minister was joined by […]


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Balanced Budget Legislation

April 13, 2015

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Most Canadians are rubbed the wrong way when we see governments spending far more than they have taken in. People pay taxes expecting that the government will be run responsibly on those revenues. Deficits mean that someone later is going to have to pay for the spending today […]


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PM announces intent to expand access to Student Grants Program

April 7, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the Government’s intention to expand eligibility for Canada Student Grants for students from low- and middle-income families enrolled in short-duration educational programs. He was joined by James Moore, Minister of Industry, and Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver. The ...


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Campaign Against ISIL: Questions and Answers

March 31, 2015

Why does the Government of Canada think that it is necessary to deploy the Canadian Armed Forces to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq? The terrorist group ISIL and its members have declared war on Canada. They have specifically targeted Canada, urging supporters to attack “disbelieving Canadians in any manner”, […]


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Improvements to Cash Advance Program for 2015

March 30, 2015

Producers to benefit from reduced red tape, ease of access, and flexible repayment options March 30, 2015 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today highlighted major enhancements to the Advance Payments Program (APP) designed to improve and streamline administration, provide greater flexibility and more repayment options, and ease ...


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Canada’s grain supply chain returning to normal

March 28, 2015

Movement of grain by rail has improved over the past year March 28, 2015 – Ottawa – Transport Canada & Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced that the Government of Canada will not renew its requirement for Canadian National Railway (CN) Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) […]


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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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