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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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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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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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Local Company Awarded $5.7 Million Subcontract under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2015 Elora’s Marine Division of Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd. awarded $5.7 million subcontract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to supply fixed firefighting systems under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy ELORA – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced that the Marine Division of Troy Life & Fire […]

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Federal Government Announces Expansion of Canada’s First National Urban Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2015 Federal government announces that it will more than double its initial contribution by adding an additional 21 square kilometres of new lands to Rouge National Urban Park PICKERING – Michael Chong, M.P. for Wellington-Halton Hills, joined Prime Minister Stephen Harper and several Greater Toronto Area MPs to announce an […]

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Federal Government to Provide $608,000 to Refurbish Georgetown Armoury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2015 Col. J.R. Barber Armoury, home of the Lorne Scots Infantry Regiment’s Halton Company, to receive $608,000 in federal funding for a new roof, new lighting and a new ventilation system GEORGETOWN – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced funding of $608,000 for significant repairs to […]

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Reform Act, 2014 Passes Senate, 38-14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      June 22, 2015 Reform Act, 2014 will come into force seven days after the next general election  OTTAWA – Earlier this evening, the Senate of Canada passed the Reform Act, 2014 38 to 14. The Reform Act will come into force seven days after the next general election. “The passage […]

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