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Why I voted in Favour of Bill C-14

Over the last number of months, I have listened to feedback from many residents across Wellington County and Halton Hills regarding Bill C-14, the government’s physician-assisted dying (euthanasia) legislation. I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I voted in favour of Bill C-14. In 2015, in a decision commonly referred to as […]

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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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Canadians Understand the Importance of Being Responsible With Money

From small business owners to family households, Canadians understand the importance of being responsible with money. The end of a decade of Conservative government and the beginning of a new Liberal government is a good time to assess the federal government’s “balance sheet” and its “profit and loss statement.” When measuring the federal debt, the […]

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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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