News (Local)

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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MP David Anderson Shares Thoughts on Ambrose, Outgoing PM Harper

November 7, 2015

Swift Current Online | Written by Drew Medve Moving on from their October 19th election night defeat, the Conservative Party of Canada have voted Rona Ambrose, an MP from Alberta as interim party leader. Ambrose, 46, is the MP for Sturgeon River-Parkland and was previously named to Canada’s cabinet in the environment area, making her the […]

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Anderson surprised by PM Trudeau’s cabinet appointments

November 6, 2015

Southwest Booster | By Candace Woodside Cypress Hills-Grasslands Member of Parliament David Anderson will sit in opposition for the first time since 2006 when the House reconvenes in Ottawa in December. The six-term MP does not yet know if he’ll receive a critic position, but recognizes the new interim leader of the Conservatives, Rona Ambrose, […]

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New riding boundaries for Cypress Hills – Grasslands

August 10, 2015

Changes to the federal electoral boundaries will be in effect across Canada this election.  The new riding map for Cypress Hills – Grasslands is below, or follow the links for additional information. Click to download PDF version Go to Elections Canada website for more information

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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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