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Expanding Voting Opportunities for Canadians

There’s no more important form of civic engagement than voting. Unfortunately, voter turnout has been trending downwards over the past few decades. To help Canadians that find it difficult to get out and vote because of school, work or family commitments, Canada’s New Government today announced legislation that will make it easier for Canadians to […]

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Honouring Veterans

Canada’s New Government delivers for veterans 3 April 2007 Kitchener, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Canada’s New Government is following through on its commitment to create a Veterans’ Bill of Rights and a Veterans’ Ombudsman. “The brave men and women of the Canadian Forces and RCMP have always acted courageously when called […]

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Michael Chong’s November 27, 2006 Statement

STATEMENT BY MINISTER MICHAEL CHONG 27 November 2006 The reason why I became involved in politics is my belief in this nation we call Canada. I believe in this great country of ours, and I believe in one nation, undivided, called Canada. This is a fundamental principle for me, not something on which I can, or will, […]

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Lest We Forget – Ministerial Statement Remembrance Week

Delivered by the Honourable Greg Thompson – Minister of Veterans Affairs Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, a number of weeks ago the prime minister said that military service is the highest form of public service. We are reminded of that in this House every day.  It is because our Veterans have served that we […]

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Chong Announces New Sport Policy for Persons with a Disability

Canada’s New Government Committed to Increasing Number of Persons with Disabilities Participating in Sport OTTAWA, ONTARIO- The Honourable Michael Chong, President of the Queen”s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister for Sport, today announced the release of the Policy on Sport for Persons with a Disability. Under this policy, the Government […]

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Chong Welcomes Medalists in Ottawa

Government of Canada Recognizes Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Medalists OTTAWA– Canadian medalists were recognized today in the House of Commons for their achievements at the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy in February and March. The athletes and head coaches were honoured by Members of Parliament in the House of Commons and […]

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Throne Speech Outlines Five Top Priorities

Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong pleased with new Government’s First Throne Speech. OTTAWA – On Tuesday, April 4th, Canada’s new government delivered its first Speech from the Throne, outlining the top five priorities that Canadians from every part of the country supported during the recent federal election. Accountability, cutting the GST, a “Patient Wait Times […]

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