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Moving Forward on Stronger Rules for Coal-Fired Electricity Sector

Reputable scientific evidence continues to mount that rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are warming the planet. Climate change is a global problem that requires real solutions. That is why the federal government has committed to reduce GHG emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. In order to meet this objective, we are implementing a […]

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Government announces creation of the Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

The Government of Canada remains focused on creating jobs and economic growth by implementing Budget 2012. Since the end of the recession in July 2009, the government’s Economic Action Plan has helped create nearly 760,000 net new jobs, and we maintain the strongest fiscal position in the G-7. We recognize that the future of growth […]

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Summer Reflections on the Parliamentary Year that Was

The House of Commons is adjourned until September and Members of Parliament are in their local communities, talking to constituents and assessing the year that was. I am enjoying the opportunity to meet with many of you and hear your feedback on a number of issues. A year after the election is a good time […]

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Reflecting on the Past 145 Years of Canadian History

This year, as we celebrate Canada’s 145th birthday on July 1, Canadians will gather to celebrate the many things that unite us as a nation. We are a country that is rich in history, culture, and achievements, and Canada Day 2012 serves as an opportune time to celebrate some of the historical milestones taking place […]

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Year

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.  This Diamond Jubilee year provides Canadians with the opportunity to reflect on Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and how much Canada has accomplished over the last 60 years. Under her reign, Canada has undergone important nation-building […]

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Budget 2012

Last month, the federal government delivered Budget 2012, which advances our plan for jobs and growth in Canada.  To date, our Economic Action Plan has helped navigate Canada through the worst of the global recession, resulting in a national economy that has consistently expanded for the last two and half years. However, the global recovery […]

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Chong Opposes Bill C-290

Recently Bill C-290, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting), passed the House of Commons and is now in the Senate.  This bill would legalize single event sport betting in Canada. Currently, gamblers must bet on a minimum of three games simultaneously. I am opposed to this legislation and want to explain why. […]

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Government Conducts OAS Reviews

Recently, many of you have voiced your concerns regarding Canada’s system of income for seniors. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify things. In Canada, there are three programs that provide income for Canadian seniors. These programs are the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and Old Age Security (OAS). CPP […]

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Replacement deal for Kyoto needed

Climate change caused by rising emissions is a serious environmental challenge facing our planet. Here at home, our government has taken a number of steps to address climate change, including a commitment to reduce emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. We have invested $4.1 billion in ecoENERGY initiatives, implemented stricter emissions standards for […]

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Strengthening trade with the U.S.

As we begin a new year, your federal government remains focused on creating jobs and economic growth. That is why we are pursuing an ambitious trade agenda, which means increased economic activity and more jobs here at home for Canadians. At the top of our trade agenda is improving access to Canada’s most important trading […]

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