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Recruitment now open for 2018-2019 House of Commons Page Program

October 18, 2017

Each year, 40 students graduating from high schools and CEGEPs are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. Pages are undergraduate students who are registered as full-time students at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. They work on a part-time basis during their first year of study. In […]


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Anderson, IPPFoRB steering group condemn atrocities in Myanmar

October 5, 2017

On September 28, 2017, the New York Times published an op-ed by the steering group of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB): To the Editor: As members of parliaments and members of the Steering Group of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief, we condemn […]


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MPs David Anderson and David Sweet press for renewed commitment to Ottawa Treaty on banning landmines

October 3, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – On the 20th anniversary of the Ottawa Treaty on banning landmines, David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom; and David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Flamborough—Glanbrook and Vice-Chair of the Sub-Committee on International Human Rights, today called […]


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David Anderson, MP recognizes International Day of Peace

September 21, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, today recognized the International Day of Peace and stressed the need for international collaboration on the issues that continue to threaten global stability, tolerance, and the safety of vulnerable communities around […]


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C-51 Call to Action: Defend Religious Freedom in Canada

July 14, 2017

  I would like to take the time to reiterate my concerns with Liberal Bill C-51 and provide Canadians with ways in which they can voice their concerns. For those who have not heard, Bill C-51 would, among other things, remove Section 176 from Canada’s Criminal Code – the only provision that specifically protects the […]


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Bill C-51: Removing protection of religious freedom

June 23, 2017

As your Member of Parliament, I wanted to write to express my concern over a recent Bill that the Liberal government has introduced into the House of Commons, Bill C-51. I would like to draw your attention to one clause in Bill C-51 that took me aback. Clause 14 of the new Bill proposes to […]


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Anderson Marks Iran Accountability Week, Calls for the Release of the Bahá’í Seven

May 11, 2017

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 joined with colleagues to highlight Iran’s regrettable record on human rights, peace and security during Iran Accountability Week 2017 (May 8-12). “The Iranian regime has created a cesspool of […]


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MPs David Anderson & Garnett Genuis host 6th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom

April 5, 2017

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 Deputy Critic Garnett Genuis, Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, successfully hosted the 6th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom on the evening of April 3rd. “It’s hard […]


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Ritz & Anderson: Liberals Unable to Deliver Long Term Solution

March 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – Yesterday, the Liberals announced that Canadian pulse exports destined for India will continue to be exempt from an import regulation requiring crop fumigation until June 30, 2017. In response, the Hon. Gerry Ritz, Official Opposition Critic for International Trade, and David Anderson, Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture, issued the […]


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David Anderson, MP & Garnett Genuis, MP to host 6th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom

March 31, 2017

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 Deputy Critic Garnett Genuis, Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, will be hosting the 6th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom on the evening of April 3, 2017. […]


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Liberals Fail Canadians on Pesticide

March 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – Following the release of a letter by the chair of the House of Commons Agriculture Committee (click here to read the letter), the Conservative Committee members are highlighting several specific concerns regarding the Trudeau government’s decision on neonicotinoids. Committee witnesses testified that there are huge gaps in the science […]


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Anderson: ‘Slim to none’ for Cypress Hills—Grasslands in Budget 2017

March 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands is deeply concerned about the effect Budget 2017 will have on the families and businesses of Cypress Hills—Grasslands. Unveiled by the Liberal Government today, the Budget promises billions in new spending and taxes. Anderson feels it is just the latest example […]


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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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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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Anderson recognizes International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 2, 2016

Ottawa, ON – Today, David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, released the following statement to mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery and the anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons […]


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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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Conservative MPs condemn hateful acts against Ottawa places of worship

November 18, 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, released the following statement today following a series of hateful acts committed against Ottawa synagogues, a church, a mosque, and a private residence this week: “Conservatives condemn, in the strongest of […]


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