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Information on the Disability Tax Credit

The disability tax credit is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities, or their supporting family members, reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the credit can open the door to other government programs such as the registered disability savings plan.

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Statement on the 73rd Anniversary of D-Day

Mr. Speaker, 73 years ago this week, an Allied force of over 150,000 soldiers, 4,000 ships, and 11,000 airplanes began the D-Day attack to defeat Nazism and liberate the people of western Europe. The Canadians went north to the Netherlands, a distance of some 300 miles. It took them four months to get there, advancing […]

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Promotional material available for Canada 150 events

Are you hosting a special event to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday? You could be eligible to receive complimentary promotional material to use at your event through the Department of Canadian Heritage. Items that are available include plastic Canadian flag pins, paper Canadian hand flags, bookmarks with the National Anthem lyrics, Canadian flag posters, and Maple […]

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Fall Update

It has been a very busy and productive summer, and there were many opportunities to catch up with the residents of Wellington County and Halton Hills. I recently returned to Ottawa, where the House of Commons has returned to session for the fall and winter months, and where I look forward to continuing to work […]

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Travel Notice: Canadians with dual citizenships must now have a valid Canadian passport for air travel into Canada

The Government of Canada is implementing a new electronic system to assist airlines in verifying that all travellers have the appropriate documents to travel to or transit through Canada. As a result, effective September 30, 2016, Canadian citizens with dual citizenships will be required to show a valid Canadian passport in order to fly into […]

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Electoral Reform

In recent months, the topic of “electoral reform” has dominated headlines. “Electoral reform” refers to the Liberal government’s plans to change what your vote means. Aside from declaring that Canadians will never again vote the same way they did in 2015 – and in every election before that – they have not given any indication […]

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Ottawa Report

Last fall, the Liberals campaigned on a promise of openness and transparency. They promised to develop evidence-based policy and improve access to information for the public and for the administrative institutions that support Parliament. The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO), Mr. Jean-Denis Fréchette, is a non-partisan Officer of the Library of Parliament tasked with reporting on […]

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Why I voted in Favour of Bill C-14

Over the last number of months, I have listened to feedback from many residents across Wellington County and Halton Hills regarding Bill C-14, the government’s physician-assisted dying (euthanasia) legislation. I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I voted in favour of Bill C-14. In 2015, in a decision commonly referred to as […]

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Update on Canada’s Mission to Counter the Islamic State (ISIS)

I would like to take this opportunity to update you on Canada’s mission to counter the Islamic State (ISIS). In October 2014, and again in March 2015, the House of Commons debated and adopted a motion to deploy six CF-18 fighter jets, two surveillance planes, an aerial refuelling tanker, and 69 Canadians soldiers on the […]

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Message from Metrolinx for Residents of Guelph Eramosa Township and Town of Halton Hills

Kitchener Corridor Maintenance Work THE LOCAL PROJECT Metrolinx is replacing old track ties (wooden planks between the rails) along the corridor between Kitchener and Georgetown from March 28 to May 4. They anticipate that this work will begin near Park Street in Kitchener and head eastwards finishing at Main Street in Georgetown. WHAT TO EXPECT There […]

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