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    English | Français Each year, over 400,000 people tour the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, including many of my constituents from Cypress Hills – Grasslands. However, since many people are ...

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Thoughts on Carter v. Canada (Assisted Suicide)

February 23, 2015

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 exercise of the […]


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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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Canada Apprentice Loan Program is Now Accepting Applications

January 8, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that the Canada Apprentice Loan initiative is now open for business and accepting applications. The initiative will help those already apprenticing to complete their training and encourage more Canadians to pursue a career in the skilled trades, allowing participants to take advantage of the many job opportunities across Canada. […]


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Ensure Your Holiday Travel Goes Off Without a Hitch

December 15, 2014

As many Canadians escape the winter cold this holiday season to visit family and loved ones or to celebrate with their toes in the sand, it is important that Canadians understand what they need to do to ensure that their well-deserved vacation does not turn into a holiday disaster. Canada’s team of dedicated consular officials […]


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Post-Secondary Students Invited to Submit Design for Canada 150 Logo

December 15, 2014

Post-secondary students have a chance to be part of history in the making. The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, is inviting all Canadian post-secondary students over the age of 18 to take part in the Canada 150 Logo Design Contest. Students will have the opportunity to submit a design for […]


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Government of Canada supports jobs for students in Cypress Hills – Grasslands

December 4, 2014

For many employers, it’s already time to start thinking about recruiting students this summer. Through the Government’s Canada Summer Jobs program, small businesses, public-sector and not-for-profit organizations have our support in creating jobs for secondary and post-secondary students. By hiring students, employers benefit from the fresh perspective and new ideas they bring to the ...


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Reminder: Senate Page Program Opportunity

November 19, 2014

Each year, fifteen university students from across Canada are selected to participate in the Senate Page Program. The Senate pages are responsible for a wide variety of activities associated with the legislative process. Moreover, they are given a direct opportunity to further their knowledge of parliamentary procedure by exposure to the rich tradition of Canada’s […]


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Harper Government Releases Economic and Fiscal Update

November 12, 2014

Canada remains on track  for a balanced budget in 2015 November 12, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Department of Finance Finance Minister Joe Oliver today released the annual Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections,which confirms that the Government  remains on track for a balanced budget in 2015, with an expected surplus of  $1.9 billion.   […]


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MP Anderson pays tribute to Canada’s Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice

November 11, 2014

NEWS RELEASE   MP Anderson pays tribute to Canada’s Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice November 11, 2014 – SWIFT CURRENT, SK – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, today joined local Veterans, community leaders, and youth at a Remembrance Day ceremony honouring Canada’s brave men and women.  Between now and 2020, […]


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Canada Welcomes Launch of International Coalition of Parliamentarians Committed to Religious Freedom

November 8, 2014

November 8, 2014 – MP David Anderson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today signed the Charter for Freedom of Religion or Belief, which formally launched the International Coalition of Parliamentarians Committed to Religious Freedom, in Oslo, Norway. “I am particularly honoured to be present as an active participant in this meeting of […]


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Remembrance Day 2014 | We Will Remember

November 6, 2014

The tragic events of October 2014 will never be forgotten in Canada.  On Monday the 20th, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was intentionally run down and killed by an individual who had become radicalized.  Two days later, Corporal Nathan Cirillo was shot in the back as he stood on ceremonial guard duty at the National War […]


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MP Anderson Pleased with Tax Cuts and Increased Benefits for Families

November 5, 2014

David L. AndersonMember of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2014 MP Anderson Pleased with Tax Cuts and Increased Benefits for Families Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, is pleased with the Prime Minister’s recent announcements on new measures to make life more affordable for […]


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Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces tax cuts, increased benefits for families

October 30, 2014

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release | October 30, 2014 | Richmond Hill, Ontario | Prime Minister’s Office Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced new measures to help make life more affordable for Canadian families. He was joined by Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Candice Bergen, Minister of State […]


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