Job creation, growth are priorities

Several weeks ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the Canadian House of Commons. During his speech, he commended the Canadian government for implementing sound economic policy throughout the global economic downturn. However, both Prime Ministers Cameron and Harper warned that the recovery remains fragile and that global financial markets are at a perilous point. […]

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Jack Layton left lasting impression

Like many, I was sad to learn of Jack Layton’s passing last month. In the days and weeks following his death, it became clear that the legacy of his life was more powerful than the cancer he struggled with in recent months.  His unwavering optimism, commitment to social equality and lifelong dedication to public service […]

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Federal government continues eco grants for homeowners

Many of you – both individuals and local contractors – have told me that you would like to see an extension of the ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes Program. I am pleased to tell you that the federal budget, passed by Parliament in June, extends this popular program for an additional year. I would like to take this […]

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Budget delivers on promises

In May, Canadians re-elected our government and gave us a mandate on economy recovery. We are listening to Canadians, and several weeks ago, Parliament passed the federal budget for 2011-12 (fiscal year of April 1-March 31). The budget responds to the thousands of constituents I heard from during the election who voiced concerns about jobs […]

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Top priorities are jobs and the economy

Over the last several months, I’ve talked to thousands of you in Wellington-Halton Hills. People have voiced concerns regarding their jobs and the economy, the rising cost of food and fuel, and about the state of our democracy. In discussions with my colleagues about the priorities of the federal government, I will ensure that these […]

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C’est le temps de réformer la période de questions

S’il y a une chose qu’on m’a clairement fait comprendre durant mes fonctions de député, c’est que les Canadiens ordinaires sont déçus des comportements démontrés durant la période des questions et qu’ils désirent voir leurs parlementaires se concentrer sur les questions qui comptent vraiment, plutôt que d’essayer de gagner des points à des fins politiques. […]

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The Elephant in our Living Rooms

Canadians expect the federal government to live within its means. What is true for government is also true for households (Statistics Canada defines a “household” as a person or a group of people living in the same dwelling. Households include retired couples, childless couples, individuals living on their own and the traditional nuclear family). Canadian […]

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan – Year 2

The 2010 federal budget was just announced for the fiscal year that starts April 1, 2010. What will this mean for you, your family and your community? In short, it means that the Government of Canada will be delivering year two of Canada’s Economic Action Plan. Last year’s 2009 federal budget created Canada’s Economic Action […]

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Helping Haiti

It has been several weeks since a strong earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, devastated Haiti. I would like to provide an update on what the Government of Canada is doing to assist those in Haiti, and to let you know what individual Canadians can do to help. Our government has announced that we […]

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Government Response to Earthquake in Haiti

All Canadians are deeply concerned about the impact of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Canada was one of the first countries on the ground after the earthquake. Since then we have been working around the clock to assess the situation and do whatever we can to help the Haitian people. Here are the facts: • […]

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