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Create jobs by trading with the EU

Our government’s top priority remains creating jobs and economic growth. To meet this objective, we are working hard to expand exports for Canadian goods and services overseas, by pursuing new free trade agreements. Trade affects all Canadians. Trade creates jobs. Trade increases economic output. One in five Canadian jobs depend on trade and trade accounts […]

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Chong Announces Federal Diabetes Funding for Groves Hospital

Federal government invests in local hospital as part of $6 million national health strategy OTTAWA – Wellington-Halton Hills M.P. Michael Chong announced that the federal government will provide funding for Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus under the Canadian Diabetes Strategy.  This federal initiative will help fund screening, early detection and management of diabetes, as […]

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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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Chong Opposes Mega-Quarry in House of Commons

Chong requests a Federal Environmental Assessment and a Panel Review OTTAWA – Michael Chong, M.P. for Wellington-Halton Hills, voiced opposition to the Highland Companies’ mega-quarry in the House of Commons today. At 2,500 acres, the proposed mega-quarry in Dufferin County would be one of the largest open-pit mines in Canada, destroying prime farmland and natural […]

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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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Michael Chong Congratulates Elora Festival Singers & Acton Scouts

Statement in the House of Commons on February 17, 2011

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Statement in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I`d like to draw to the attention of the House of Commons a couple of important events in my riding of Wellington-Halton Hills. As past Chair of the Board, I am proud that the Elora Festival Singers and conductor Noel Edison were recently nominated for a Grammy Award for a 2010 recording of […]

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