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Chong Responds to A.O. Smith Plant Closure

Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong responds to A.O. Smith’s announcement that it will discontinue manufacturing operations in Fergus FERGUS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington–Halton Hills, was today saddened to learn that A.O. Smith will be discontinuing manufacturing operations this summer at its residential water heater plant in Fergus. “It’s unfortunate that so […]

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Chong Announces Federal Funding for Local Arts and Culture

ELORA – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington–Halton Hills, today announced support for the Three Centuries Festival for the 2013 and 2014 editions of the Elora Festival. The Three Centuries Festival presents the annual Elora Festival, a well-established summer music event that features opera, choral and chamber music, as well as jazz, folk, and […]

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Chong Announces $350,000 for Georgetown Art Gallery

GEORGETOWN – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced an investment of $350,000 from the Government of Canada for upgrades to the Halton Hills Cultural Centre to support Canadian arts and culture. This investment has contributed to the renovation of the new Helson Gallery, a professional public art gallery which is part […]

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Chong Announces Revised Wind Turbine Study

OTTAWA – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced that Health Canada has published a revised research design for the wind turbine noise and health study, which is being carried out in collaboration with Statistics Canada. The proposed study design was posted on the Health Canada website in July 2012 for public […]

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Chong Announces $514,000 for Halton Hills Arena

Government of Canada Celebrates Local Benefits of the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund Georgetown, Ontario – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced $514,667 in federal funding for the Mold Masters Sportsplex Twin Rink in Georgetown. Across the country, community centres, cultural centres, ice rinks, swimming pools, and other community projects will soon […]

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Chong Announces Drought Assistance for Local Farmers

FERGUS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, welcomed news that the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, is delivering relief for livestock producers in Wellington County and Halton Hills who are facing severe forage shortages as a result of this summer’s dry growing conditions. The governments of Canada […]

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Acton GO Transit Service Begins January 2013

New changes to the GO Transit network will improve access to and from Acton, beginning Monday, January 7, 2013. After a nearly-two-decade absence, the GO Train will once again be a convenient transit option for residents of Acton and other nearby communities in the Town of Halton Hills and Wellington County. The new service is […]

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Chong Praises Decision to Withdraw Mega-Quarry Application

Highland Companies withdraw plans to develop Melancthon quarry after public outcry OTTAWA – Michael Chong, M.P. for Wellington-Halton Hills, today welcomed news by the Highland Companies to cancel the proposed mega-quarry in Melancthon Township. Stretching nearly 2,500 acres, the proposed mega-quarry would have been one of the largest open-pit mines in North America, measuring 3 […]

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Chong Announces $92,236 for Georgetown Globe Productions to Upgrade Old Armoury

Funding will allow for upgrade and improved usage of Old Armoury, while commemorating its role in the First World War GEORGETOWN – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced $92,236 in support for Georgetown Globe Productions project to create a new local community space for Georgetown while commemorating the town’s military history.  This […]

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Chong Attends Rededication of Rockwood Cenotaph

Federal government invested $33,060 for improvements to local monument ROCKWOOD – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington–Halton Hills, today attended the Rockwood Cenotaph rededication ceremony in Rockwood, Ontario. “This special monument honours the service and sacrifices of the local men and women who served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean […]

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