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Providing Assistance for Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of Canada’s economy and the cornerstone of our local communities. Averaging less than 100 employees, small businesses employ over seven million Canadians and contribute to almost 40 per cent of Canada’s GDP. In Wellington County alone, 89 per cent of businesses have fewer than 19 employees and in Halton Hills, […]

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Enhanced UCCB Deadline Extension – Balancing the Budget and Supporting Canadian Families

Enhanced UCCB deadline extension – If You have not previously applied for the CCTB or UCCB for some or all of your children. You will need to apply for the enhanced UCCB before May 15 to ensure timely delivery of the benefit.   The federal budget is balanced. This is a significant achievement. Canada is […]

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Reducing Emissions in Canada by Eliminating Oil Sands Subsidies

In 1996, the Government of Prime Minister Chrétien introduced significant tax breaks for the oil sands sector to help spur the growth of the Alberta oil sands. These tax breaks were introduced for in-situ oil sands projects (sub-surface mining that uses heat to bring bitumen to the surface), providing these in-situ projects with tax breaks […]

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New Legislation to Counter Terrorism: Bill C-51

Last month’s column mentioned the need for new legislation to combat terrorism. On January 30, 2015 the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. I would like to take this opportunity to explain why this bill is necessary and why I am supporting it. In the last year, there has been an […]

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Fighting Terrorism at Home and Abroad

Fighting Terrorism at Home and Abroad Earlier this year, the world was shocked by the terrorist attacks in France, which killed twelve people at the satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, a French policewoman and four hostages at a Jewish grocery in Paris. Within the last year there have been a number of similar attacks throughout Europe, […]

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Helping Canadian Families Prosper

The Government of Canada has balanced the federal budget and is now entering a period of surplus. As a result, the Government is going to reduce federal taxes for Canadians families to ensure they continue to prosper. The Government understands the financial challenges that Canadian families face and that is why the Government is committed […]

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Increasing Support for Canadian Veterans and their Families

Canadian Armed Forces members defend and protect Canada and Canadians at home and abroad. For their dedicated service and sacrifice, physical and mental, our Veterans deserve nothing but the highest quality of care as they transition back to civilian life and retirement. Since 2006, the Government of Canada has spent almost $30 billion dollars on […]

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Resilience in the Face of Terrorism

Canada is not immune from terrorism. The week of October 19th, Parliament was attacked and two Canadian Army soldiers murdered, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo. These attacks, by two terrorists (the Government of Canada defines a terrorist as someone who acts to intimidate the public for political, religious, or ideological reasons) were […]

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Canada’s Contribution to Fight ISIL

On September 5th, 2014, the Prime Minister announced that the Canadian Army, in a non-combat role, would advise and assist security forces in Iraq battling a terrorist organization called ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. At the time, the PM indicated that the Government of Canada was prepared to do more and […]

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National Conservation Plan

Protecting Canada’s beautiful natural heritage is one of the most important legacies we can leave to future generations. Since taking office in 2006, the Government of Canada has worked to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) to combat climate change. As a result of Government actions, GHGs have declined five per cent since 2005, from 737Mt […]

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