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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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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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Visite virtuelle du Parlement

September 3, 2014

English | Français Une Visite Virtuelle du Parlement? C’est Maintenant Possible! Chaque année, plus de 400 000 personnes visitent les édifices du Parlement à Ottawa, notamment bon nombre de mes électeurs de Cypress Hills–Grasslands. Comme beaucoup de gens ne peuvent venir sur place pour visiter Ottawa, je suis heureux de vous offrir une visite virtuelle […]

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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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MP David Anderson highlights CBSA’s new modular port facility at West Poplar River

August 29, 2014

On Aug. 21, David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands highlighted the new modular port at West Poplar River in southern Saskatchewan. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) President Luc Portelance and Vice-President of Comptrollership Claude Rochette marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The federal government has invested approximately $2.5 million in this new modular […]

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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 by the […]

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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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The Play Exchange launches the Active at School Challenge

April 3, 2014

Government of Canada supporting schools across Canada to share ideas for getting children and youth healthier and more active! April 3, 2014 | Ottawa, Ontario | Public Health Agency of Canada Today, the Government of Canada and partners are challenging students, teachers, principals, school boards and parent councils to get involved in promoting active and healthy […]

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