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Connect to Innovate: Apply for funding to bring high-speed Internet to rural and remote communities

February 13, 2017

Click here for more information on how to apply (Apply before April 20, 2017)   By Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Connect to Innovate program will invest $500 million by 2021, to bring high-speed Internet to rural and remote communities in Canada. In these communities, challenging geography and smaller populations present barriers to […]


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Conservatives condemn murder of worshipers at Quebec City mosque

January 30, 2017

Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, released the following statement in response to the deadly attack on worshipers at the Sainte-Foy Islamic Cultural Centre: “We express our deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and injured in the […]


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Canada Summer Jobs 2017 application period extended

January 26, 2017

David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands would like to inform his constituents that the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) application period has been extended to February 3, 2017. Each year, the CSJ program helps employers create valuable summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30, while strengthening local economies and communities across […]


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MPs Anderson and Sweet press Dion for human rights assistance in Tibet

December 15, 2016

Click here to view the letter to Minister Dion 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 David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Flamborough—Glanbrook and Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Sub-Committee on International Human Rights, have […]


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Nominate a volunteer, not-for-profit organization or business for Canada’s Volunteer Awards

December 15, 2016

The Government of Canada announced on November 15 that the call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards is now open and will run until February 3, 2017. Canada’s Volunteer Awards recipients are nominated by Canadians, for Canadians. This is the chance for all Canadians, and particularly in Cypress Hills–Grasslands, to nominate a volunteer, a not-for-profit […]


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Anderson commemorates Human Rights Day

December 10, 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 released the following statement on the occasion of Human Rights Day: “December 10th marks 68 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration has […]


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Conservative Members call on the Minister of Agriculture to show leadership on Bovine Tuberculosis issue

November 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Click here to read the letter to Minister Lawrence MacAulay Ottawa, ON – Today, ‎David Anderson, Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food, along with Conservative MPs Kevin Sorenson, Martin Shields and Glen Motz, called on the Minister of Agriculture‎, Lawrence MacAulay, to provide interim funding for feed to ranchers whose herds […]


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David Anderson, MP: No time like the present for Canadian Agriculture

November 14, 2016

View the article on the Hill Times website There is an old saying, “There is no time like the present.” Agriculture lives that out on a daily basis. These are interesting times for Canadian agriculture. The sheer diversity of agriculture in this country is astounding. As the House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee holds […]


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Opinion: Marking International Religious Freedom Day

October 28, 2016

Every day, Canadians are inundated with international news that speaks of unimaginable atrocities committed against people just because of their faith. This involved all MPs last week when Conservatives called for the House to recognize the genocide that the Yazidi religious minority, and particularly women and girls, are facing at the hands of ISIS. These […]


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Conservatives invite Canadian parliamentarians to mark International Religious Freedom Day

October 26, 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; Garnett Genuis, Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan and Deputy Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom; Kelly Block, Member of Parliament for Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek; and David […]


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Anderson warns of Liberal Government changes to air travel requirements

October 7, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, today warned Canadians of impending changes to travel requirements for Canadian citizens, dual citizens or visitors from visa-exempt countries: “Canadian citizens, dual citizens, and anyone who is welcoming a foreign visitor needs to be aware of the changes the Liberals are implementing on […]


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Sign the petition to save the Canada 150 Commemorative Medal

October 5, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, has made the following announcement on the Liberal government’s decision to not issue a commemorative medal to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation: “The 150th Anniversary of Confederation is approaching in 2017. It is an occasion to celebrate our country and the contributions and achievements of Canadians. […]


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Conservatives introduce motion to address carbon tax in Agriculture Committee

October 4, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, and the Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, introduced the following motion on October 4, 2016 in response to the carbon tax recently announced by the Liberal government: That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee […]


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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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