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Our Voting System

I would like to update you on an emerging issue that is sure to dominate headlines. The Liberals want to change our voting system, a system we have used for several hundred years since elected legislatures were established in Canada. Currently, Canada has what is commonly called the “first-past-the-post” system. In this system, the country […]

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Deficits and Unplanned Spending

During the election campaign, the Liberals promised new spending, but also promised that the deficit would not exceed $10 billion in each of the next two fiscal years. However, since coming to power on November 4, the new Liberal government has announced additional spending that exceeds the spending promised in their election platform by billions […]

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Dec 2015 Column

Parliament will open on Thursday, December 3rd. This will be Canada’s 42nd Parliament since Confederation in 1867. On the first day, newly elected MPs in the House of Commons will elect a Speaker. On the second day, the Queen’s representative, Governor General David Johnston, will deliver the Speech from the Throne in the Senate. The […]

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New Government

On October 19th, over 17 million Canadians voted in Canada’s 42nd general election. They elected 338 individuals to represent them in the House of Commons. Based on the results of the election and the fact that he could no longer command the confidence (i.e. majority support) of the House of Commons, Mr. Harper resigned as […]

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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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Helping Canadians in Their Retirement

Canada’s seniors have played an important role in shaping the strong and prosperous Canada that we enjoy today. Canada’s strong, diversified retirement income system is based on two pillars: public and private responsibility. These two pillars ensure Canadians maintain a basic standard of living in retirement. The first pillar includes the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), […]

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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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STATEMENT – REFORM ACT PASSES THE SENATE OF CANADA

June 22, 2015 Eighteen months after the Reform Act was introduced in the House of Commons, it passed the Senate of Canada, 38 to 14, and will now become law. The Reform Act will come into force seven days after the next general election. The road to success was long and hard. The Reform Act […]

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