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Neighbourwoods receives federal funding to hire local students

One of several federal grants made in the area to give students workplace experience   ELORA – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, was pleased to meet with Neighbourwoods as they were granted federal funding through Canada Summer Jobs, a program that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. […]

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Ground Broken at Beef Research Facility in Centre Wellington

Federal government contributes $2 million to local livestock industry ELORA – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today attended a ground breaking ceremony for the new Livestock Research and Innovation Facility at the Elora Beef Research Centre in Elora. The ground breaking ceremony also marked an investment of $2 million by the federal […]

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Eden Mills Receives Federal Funding to Upgrade Community Centre

Chong announces $118,770 in funding to upgrade Eden Mills and District Community Club EDEN MILLS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced an investment of $118,770 for the Eden Mills and District Community Club. The funding is provided through the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Infrastructure Program. This investment will support […]

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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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