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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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Happy 2014 Canada Day!

June 25, 2014

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Harper Government Stays Focused on Results for Canadians

June 19, 2014

Spring Sitting of Parliament Emphasized Supporting and Protecting Canadian Families Ottawa, June 19, 2014 – Today, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, highlighted the Government’s legislative accomplishments in the spring sitting of Parliament. “Through a […]


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Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

June 13, 2014

Ottawa, Ontario – 13 June 2014 Canada celebrated the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne in 2012. To mark this Diamond Jubilee, the Government of Canada implemented special initiatives to honour Her Majesty’s reign, her service and her dedication to this country, and to celebrate Canadian achievements of the […]


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NEWS RELEASE: Parliamentary Forum Discusses Religious Freedom in Canada

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014 Parliamentary Forum Discusses Religious Freedom in Canada Ottawa, ON – The 4th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom was held in Ottawa on May 26, 2014.  Organized by Colin Mayes, MP for Okanagan-Shuswap and David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, this year’s forum focused on “Religious Freedom in Canada”.  “Canada is a […]


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Anderson Shocked by Jim Flaherty’s Death

April 14, 2014

Written by Jessica Vallee | Swift Current Online Cypress Hills and Grasslands MP David Anderson is currently in China as part of a nuclear trade delegation, he says he was shocked to hear of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s passing last week of a heart attack. “It was a great shock to everybody to hear […]


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Applications for Western Livestock Price Insurance Now Available

April 9, 2014

New insurance tool will protect livestock producers against price declines  April 9, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada                                              Applications are now being accepted for a new livestock price insurance product designed to help cattle and hog producers manage unexpected price declines. The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP), announced by federal and […]


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