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Media Advisory: Harold Albrecht, MP & David Anderson, MP to host screening of “Strings Attached” by Obianuju Ekeocha

April 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: April 18, 2018 TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EVENT: “Strings Attached”: A Film Screening with Obianuju Ekeocha SPECIAL GUEST: Obianuju Ekeocha, founder of Culture of Life Africa VENUE: Room 200, Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington Street, Ottawa BACKGROUND: Harold Albrecht, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga and David Anderson, […]


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Official Opposition responds to Bob Rae’s Rohingya report

April 12, 2018

Ottawa, ON – Conservative Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, David Anderson, and the Conservative National Caucus Chair, David Sweet, today released the following statement in response to Bob Rae’s Rohingya Report: “Conservatives acknowledge the work of the Honourable Bob Rae, which has confirmed what we have been hearing all along. “Today, […]


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Budget 2018: Big Budget – Few Results

February 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills – Grasslands, today addressed the federal Liberals’ 2018 budget. “This budget provides virtually nothing for the people of south west Saskatchewan. As our leader Andrew Scheer said, ‘never has a politician boasted so much, spent so much and achieved so little.’” […]


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Trudeau’s Liberal Values Threaten Canada Summer Jobs Applications with Anti- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Attestation

February 12, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – Canada Summer Jobs applicants in Cypress Hills-Grasslands have begun receiving notices from the Trudeau Liberal Government that they are being rejected for the Canada Summer Jobs Program. They are now receiving letters informing them that because they do not agree to the Liberals’ required values statement, they cannot access […]


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Anderson remembers Quebec City mosque murders one year later

January 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, issued the following statement regarding the one-year anniversary of the murder of worshipers at the Sainte Foy Islamic Cultural Centre: “One year ago, six worshipers were murdered in cold blood for […]


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Anderson appeals for immediate release of Hamed bin Haydara from Yemeni prison

January 17, 2018

Anderson implores the Canadian Government to stop public execution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, calls for the immediate release of Mr. Hamed bin Haydara, a Yemeni Bahá’í imprisoned for over 4 years, and recently sentenced to […]


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Canada Summer Jobs applications now open

December 21, 2017

The application period is December 19, 2017 to February 2, 2018. We encourage interested applicants to apply AND we ask all applicants to notify us at david.anderson1@sasktel.net that they have applied. Previously, decisions have been made through a rating scale for applications. As many applicants as possible received approval based on the funding available. This […]


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Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative now Accepting Applications

November 9, 2017

Western Economic Diversification (WED) has announced that they are accepting applications under the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative until November 29, 2017. Created by the Conservative Government in 2013, WINN is a program that offers repayable contributions to western Canadian businesses with less than 500 employees, to commercialize and bring to market innovative technology-based products, processes or […]


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Concerned Canadians successfully force Liberals to back down on Bill C-51

November 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, today congratulated concerned Canadians for their efforts in pressuring the Liberal government to maintain Section 176 of the Criminal Code. “It appears that the Liberals have backed away from a troubling […]


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Minister of Justice Gutting Protection for Faith Communities with Bill C-51

October 24, 2017

Anderson calls on faith leaders to defend their rights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 October 2017 Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, today expressed concern in Question Period with comments made by the Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould regarding bill C-51 and […]


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Recruitment now open for 2018-2019 House of Commons Page Program

October 18, 2017

Each year, 40 students graduating from high schools and CEGEPs are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. Pages are undergraduate students who are registered as full-time students at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. They work on a part-time basis during their first year of study. In […]


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Liberal attack on small business just their latest tax grab

September 12, 2017

Many of you have asked for details on the proposed elimination of certain tax measures by the Liberal Government and Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Many average Canadians have used incorporation as a management tool for decades. However, Justin Trudeau, who has lived off a family trust, put a bullseye on small companies in the 2015 […]


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New Session, New Challenges, Same Liberal Recklessness

September 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands is preparing to return to Ottawa for the opening of the fall session of the 42nd Parliament. “Our caucus meetings in Winnipeg this week will bring us together to lay out our plans and priorities for holding this Liberal Government to account. We […]


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The Celebrate Canada 150 Medal

July 14, 2017

  Nominations are now open for the Celebrate Canada 150 Medal! David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands is proud to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday by honouring citizens with the Celebrate Canada 150 Medal.   Nominations will be accepted until September 15, 2017 in the following categories: Nation Builders These are the pioneers and […]


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C-51 Call to Action: Defend Religious Freedom in Canada

July 14, 2017

  I would like to take the time to reiterate my concerns with Liberal Bill C-51 and provide Canadians with ways in which they can voice their concerns. For those who have not heard, Bill C-51 would, among other things, remove Section 176 from Canada’s Criminal Code – the only provision that specifically protects the […]


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Bill C-51: Removing protection of religious freedom

June 23, 2017

As your Member of Parliament, I wanted to write to express my concern over a recent Bill that the Liberal government has introduced into the House of Commons, Bill C-51. I would like to draw your attention to one clause in Bill C-51 that took me aback. Clause 14 of the new Bill proposes to […]


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Enabling Accessibility Fund now accepting applications

June 2, 2017

David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, would like to inform his constituents that applications are now open for the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). The EAF funds organizations, businesses and other eligible recipients to improve accessibility and/or safety for people with disabilities by supporting the capital costs of renovation, construction and/or retrofit activities and […]


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Applications now open for New Horizons for Seniors Program

May 12, 2017

David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, would like to inform his constituents that the call is open for New Horizons for Seniors Program applications. End Date: June 23rd, 2017 (postmarked) NOTE CHANGES IN APPLICANT GUIDE: Eligibility for funding is available for new activities, as well as for recurring activities that have a proven […]


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Liberal bill C-47: Just another Gun Registry. Sign the petition!

May 12, 2017

David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, encourages concerned constituents to sign petition e-1073, which calls on Government of Canada to reject bill C-47, An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments). In April, the Liberals […]


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Anderson Marks Iran Accountability Week, Calls for the Release of the Bahá’í Seven

May 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, has joined with colleagues to highlight Iran’s regrettable record on human rights, peace and security during Iran Accountability Week 2017 (May 8-12). “The Iranian regime has created a cesspool of […]


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