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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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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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Islamic State’s campaign of terror must be stopped

September 5, 2014

By: Hon. John Baird “The very notion of religious freedom is what ISIL is working to eradicate and what the Iraqi people and the international community cannot surrender.” Over the summer we’ve all watched with horror as a human tragedy is unfolding in Iraq. The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) campaign […]


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Parliamentary Secretary Anderson to Attend Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa

August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014 – David Anderson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel to Apia, Samoa, to participate in the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) from September 1 to 4, 2014. This will be the third time Canada has participated in an international conference focusing on the unique […]


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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan finalize agreements to help people in Saskatchewan get jobs

August 25, 2014

Key agreements signed for skills training and employment programs August 25, 2014 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan Minister Responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills, and Training, announced today that two agreements have been signed ...


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Canada raises its voice in defence of Middle East Christians

August 22, 2014

By Dr. Andrew Bennett The ongoing destruction and dislocation of the Christian population in Iraq and Syria as a result of brutal persecution is a profound human tragedy. Entire communities, having fled their historic homes, now face the terrible choice imposed by the jihadists of the Islamic State: submit to Islam, leave, or be killed. […]


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Crop Producers Granted More Time to Repay Cash Advances

August 19, 2014

Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Western grains and oilseeds producers who have been unable to market their crops due to rail transportation challenges and flooding have been granted more time to repay their 2013 cash advances under the Advance Payments Program (APP). Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced a stay of default on […]


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Connecting Canadians: DIGITAL CANADA 150

August 5, 2014

Connecting Canadians is a key pillar of Digital Canada 150, a plan for Canadians to take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital age. Its aim is to provide greater access to high-speed Internet to Canadians across the country. From the launch of Connecting Canadians in summer 2014 until 2017, the Government of Canada will […]


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Meghan Chisholm of Swift Current swims the English Channel

July 30, 2014

Congratulations to Meghan Chisholm of Swift Current for becoming the first Saskatchewan resident to swim the English Channel!  19-year-old Meghan crossed the Channel in 14 hours and 39 minutes amidst storm force winds and rough seas.  Her commitment, dedication and perseverance are a true inspiration to all Canadians!  You’ve made Saskatchewan proud, Meghan! Meghan Chisholm […]


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Harper Government brings common sense to firearms licensing

July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014    North Bay, Ontario        Public Safety Canada Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the coming-into-force of an expanded Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2014). This Order will ensure that law-abiding owners of CZ 858 or Swiss Arms family of rifles are now able to fully […]


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Canada Condemns Religious Persecution in Iraq

July 22, 2014

STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADACONDEMNING RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN IRAQ Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement condemning the recent campaign of religious persecution in Iraq: “Canada condemns the systematic campaign of persecution that is being perpetrated in the city of Mosul, Iraq, by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). […]


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