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Swift Current one of Twenty-six Infrastructure Projects in Saskatchewan to Get Federal and Provincial Funding

July 31, 2015

 SWIFT CURRENT, SK – The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are announcing funding for 26 projects in communities across the province under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund. The main bridge in the City of Swift Current will benefit from $4,025,900 in funding to rehabilitate the overpass. David Anderson, M.P for Cypress Hills-Grasslands […]


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MP David Anderson Questions Health Canada’s Approval of Unsafe Drug RU-486

July 30, 2015

SWIFT CURRENT, SK – MP David Anderson (Cypress Hills–Grasslands) today strongly condemned Health Canada’s decision to approve the use of mifepristone (RU-486) as an abortion drug. “This chemical drug cocktail carries a high risk of complication,” Anderson said. “It is not only lethal to preborn infants, but is associated with 19 adult deaths in 11 […]


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Taking action to conserve Govenlock Community Pasture

July 28, 2015

Working with ranchers, community groups to ensure long-term conservation of community pasture Swift Current, Saskatchewan – Environment Canada David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills — Grasslands, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced today […]


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Today, parents get child care payments from Harper Government

July 20, 2015

Lump sum child care benefit of about $500 per child hits parents’ bank accounts and mailboxes, totalling $3 billion in a single day Saskatchewan – Employment and Social Development Canada David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills – Grasslands, celebrated the first installment of the Harper Government’s boosted Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) today. The newly […]


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New Water Pipeline Infrastructure for Southwest Saskatchewan

June 12, 2015

Higher quality drinking water for Elrose, Kyle and Sask Landing Swift Current, SK – David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands today announced the completion and grand opening of the Saskatchewan Landing Regional Water Supply project. The 42 km long main water pipeline, water treatment plants, and 700 kilometers of connecting lateral rural water pipelines, will […]


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MP Anderson Pleased that Lindsey and Danielle Petersen are Coming Home

June 12, 2015

SWIFT CURRENT, SK – David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills – Grasslands today welcomed the Malaysian decision allowing Lindsey and Danielle Petersen to return home to be reunited with their family in Canada.  ‎ “This has been a difficult time for the Petersen family,” Anderson said. “We’ve been able to work with them towards a […]


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Government moves to restore mandatory minimum penalties for illegal possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearms

June 11, 2015

Proposed legislation would help ensure safety of Canadians and of their families Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay today announced the introduction of legislation to restore mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs), in defined circumstances, for the illegal possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm. The […]


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Constituent feedback on tax cuts and benefits for families and seniors

June 9, 2015

I appreciated the feedback from the latest mailout to the riding on tax cuts and benefits for families and seniors. Here’s some of the responses I received to the question, “Do you support our tax cuts and benefits for families and seniors?” DO YOU SUPPORT OUR TAX CUTS AND BENEFITS FOR FAMILIES AND SENIORS? “Your plan […]


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Canada and Turks and Caicos Islands Meet to Work Toward Closer Ties

May 28, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada David Anderson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ricardo Don Hue Gardiner, Minister of Border Control and Labour of the Turks and Caicos Islands, today co-chaired the first meeting of the Canada-Turks and Caicos Islands Bilateral Working Group, held in Ottawa. The working […]


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MP Anderson: Trudeau’s First Election Plank has a $2 Billion Knothole

May 5, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands responded to the Liberal’s election platform cornerstone which was announced yesterday. “Just as we expected, the Liberals are raising taxes on Canadians. Trudeau’s flagship announcement requires the highest income tax rate in the history of Canada and will leave a $2 billion […]


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M.P. Anderson Supports Victims Week in Southwest Saskatchewan

April 24, 2015

News Release For Immediate Release April 24, 2015 – SWIFT CURRENT– Today, David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, was honoured to attend the South West Victim Services Regional Relay to highlight the 10th annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. Victims Week raises awareness about issues facing victims of crime and the services, […]


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MP David Anderson Applauds Balanced Budget

April 21, 2015

David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, is applauding today’s Federal budget which marks the return to a balanced budget. “Getting to a balanced budget has been a priority,” Anderson said. “Unlike the opposition, we know that budgets do not balance themselves.  Achieving a balanced budget has required discipline and spending restraint.  Cutting taxes […]


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Thoughts on Carter v. Canada (Assisted Suicide)

February 23, 2015

English | Français 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 […]


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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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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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Merry Christmas from David Anderson, MP

December 16, 2014

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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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