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MP David Anderson named to Shadow Cabinet as Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food

September 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands has been appointed Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture and Agri-food by Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose. “I am honoured to be appointed as the Conservative agriculture critic. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to hold this Liberal government […]


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Anderson and IPPFoRB in Berlin, Germany to protect and promote the freedom to believe

September 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   BERLIN, GERMANY – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress-Hills Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, is in Berlin, Germany with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), hosting an event to promote this fundamental human right. “Make no mistake, with […]


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Anderson concludes successful trip to Burma, demands action from Minister Dion on religious freedom

August 22, 2016

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 concluded travel to Burma (Myanmar) as part of a fact-finding and solidarity visit with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB). From August 16-20, […]


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Anderson travelling to Burma to address threats to religious freedom

August 15, 2016

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, is travelling to Burma (Myanmar) from August 16-20 as part of an international delegation committed to addressing threats to the right of freedom of religion or belief in the country. […]


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Anderson condemns Russia’s “Yarovaya” law

July 20, 2016

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 condemned new laws in Russia that significantly restrict freedom of religion or belief and threaten the human rights of missionaries and religious minorities. “Effective today, Russia has taken new […]


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Call for applications now open for the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)

June 16, 2016

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   End Date: July 29, 2016 (postmarked) David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada is currently accepting applications through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The NHSP supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in their […]


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Government of Canada accepting applications under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150)

June 8, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, has issued the following statement on the second round of applications under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program: “The second intake of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) in Western Economic Diversification Canada has been launched. “Cultural and recreational infrastructure places, like community centres, […]


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Government of Canada accepting applications under the Enabling Accessibility Fund

June 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government of Canada is currently accepting applications from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance from the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). The Enabling Accessibility Fund is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in […]


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Assisted suicide bill marks a sad day for vulnerable Canadians

April 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, is criticizing the Liberal Government’s legislation that provides for medically-assisted suicide. “I remain disappointed that the unelected and unaccountable Supreme Court has made the decision that they see this as a Charter issue,” said Anderson. “I believe that today’s legislation is […]


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Anderson: Liberal Budget a Nightmare for Cypress Hills–Grasslands

March 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, today expressed his disappointment in the federal Liberal Budget. “We left this government with a surplus. In six months, they have somehow turned that into a 30 billion dollar deficit. That’s a broken promise. They project at least five straight deficits […]


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Anderson marks International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

January 27, 2016

Ottawa, ON David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands and Official Opposition critic for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, today marked the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust: “On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Canadians pause to commemorate the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust and to pay tribute to […]


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Letter to the Editor: Canada, step up for religious minorities

December 23, 2015

The Christmas season has given Canadians even more reason to reflect on the crisis facing the people of Syria and Iraq, as well as Canada’s duty to extend a welcoming hand. Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, recently provided an insightful article to The Hill Times in which he argues […]


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Official Opposition Commemorates Human Rights Day 2015

December 10, 2015

Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills – Grasslands and Official Opposition critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom; and the Official Opposition critic for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Tony Clement, Member of Parliament for Parry Sound – Muskoka, today released the following statement commemorating Human Rights Day 2015: “On […]


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MP David Anderson disappointed in Throne Speech, opening Question Period

December 8, 2015

Swift Current Online | Written by Drew Medve Question Period returned to Parliament in Ottawa on Monday, with Prime Minister Trudeau and other members of his cabinet fielding questions from the Opposition Conservatives and NDP. The Liberals took questions on withdrawing fighter jets from the mission against ISIS, the economy and the refugee process for […]


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Anderson Disappointed in Speech from the Throne

December 4, 2015

“Canadians will soon be choking on the thin gruel that was the Speech from the Throne.” Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands and Official Opposition critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, expressed his disappointment with today’s Throne Speech. “Today’s Throne Speech offers much in the way of spending […]


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Conservative Party condemns violence in lead-up to Venezuelan elections

December 4, 2015

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; and the Hon. Tony Clement, Member of Parliament for Parry Sound-Muskoka and Official Opposition critic for Foreign Affairs, today released a statement in response to the violent attacks and killing of […]


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Anderson warns of carbon taxes ahead of climate talks

November 30, 2015

Swift Current Online | Written by Joey Donnelly The Eiffel Tower is lit up green, and environmentally conscious messages are being projected on the monument, as Paris hosts critical climate change talks. Last week, Prime Minister Trudeau met with premiers and territorial leaders leading up to the talks, and so far, Canada has no clear […]


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MP David Anderson named Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom

November 20, 2015

Ottawa, ON – Today, David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands was named Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom. “I am honoured to have been given this responsibility by our Interim Leader, the Hon. Rona Ambrose. The attention of the world is currently riveted on issues shaped by human rights and religious freedom. […]


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Anderson Denounces Keystone XL Decision

November 9, 2015

Swift Current Online | Written by Drew Medve Ahead of the Paris Climate Summit this week, US President Barack Obama announced on Friday his administration would not give the go-ahead on the controversial and highly publicized Keystone XL pipeline project. Reaction from Canadian politicians are fairly similar, with both Justin Trudeau and Premier Brad Wall calling […]


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Remembrance Day 2015 – We Will Remember

November 9, 2015

Remembering the fallen and those who have served our country on Remembrance Day is not simply calling to mind an historical fact. It is about taking time to appreciate and value the depth of commitment, service and sacrifice exemplified by those who make the decision to serve. It is about acknowledging the bravery that it […]


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