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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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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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Online “Tribute to Veterans” Launched

October 29, 2014

NEWS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 29, 2014 Online “Tribute to Veterans” Launched by MP David Anderson Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, today announced the launch of an online Remembrance Day tour of Centre Block as a tribute to Cypress Hills–Grasslands veterans. The tour, at www.DavidAnderson.ca/tribute, highlights the many war memorials in ...


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WTO reaffirms that US COOL rule is trade distorting

October 20, 2014

Ministers Fast and Ritz Call on U.S. to Comply with WTO Decision and Respect Trade Obligations October 20, 2014 – The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, issued the following statement following today’s release of the WTO’s latest decision on U.S. Country of Origin […]


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Harper Government Creates More Export Opportunities for Canadian Beef and Livestock Producers

October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast today announced that Canadian beef and livestock producers can now benefit from expanded export opportunities in two international markets. Qatar has approved all beef imports from Canada, enabling Canadian beef producers to benefit from […]


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Government announces next step in bringing high-speed Internet to an additional 280,000 homes

October 16, 2014

Now accepting applications for projects in rural, remote and northern regions of the country October 15, 2014 – Ottawa – Industry Canada Canadians live in an increasingly digital world where access to high-speed Internet means access to e-commerce, high-resolution video, employment and distance education. While high-speed Internet delivered on the latest wireless technologies is an […]


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Do you know a living Canadian Veteran of WWII?

October 6, 2014

Early in September, our Government announced a new national tribute to mark the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War. The Second World War marked the first time Canada declared war of its own accord. Though Britain and France declared war on September 3, 1939, King George VI would not announce Canada’s entry […]


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Become a Page at the House of Commons

October 3, 2014

2015–2016 Recruitment Campaign – House of Commons Pages The recruitment campaign for the House of Commons Page Program is currently underway.  Each year, 40 students are selected from high schools and CEGEPs across Canada to come to Ottawa to work as Pages in the House of Commons. Pages have the opportunity to learn about the […]


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Harper Government Celebrates Most Successful Month for Trade and Investment in Canadian History

October 1, 2014

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today took stock of the recent historic trade achievements in key markets, which directly benefit hard-working Canadians. A number of significant milestones in opening markets for Canadian businesses were accomplished in September 2014, making it a historic month in Canada’s job-creating, pro-trade plan. On September 26, Prime […]


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MP David Anderson Launches Online Guided Tour of Parliament

September 17, 2014

NEWS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 17, 2014 Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills – Grasslands, has launched a web-based resource which now makes it possible to take a guided tour of Parliament online.   “Every year I have the privilege of hosting constituents of Cypress Hills – Grasslands for a tour of […]


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ISIL and Religious Freedom

September 16, 2014

By David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills – Grasslands At a time when the eyes of the world are fixed on atrocities being committed by ISIL in the name of religion, the notion of “religious freedom” can sound repugnant.  It almost appears to imply that ISIL, the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, […]


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Statement by the Honourable Steven Blaney on the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision on the legality of the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act

September 10, 2014

LÉVIS (Quebec), September 10, 2014 — Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement on the decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice regarding a challenge to the repeal of the long gun registry. “I am very pleased that the Court has ruled in favour […]


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