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Afghanistan Motion Speech in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Winnipeg North. I rise today to support the motion regarding Canada”s future role in Afghanistan. It is not a Liberal or Conservative motion. It is a Canadian motion. It sets out the mandate to our allies, to the Afghan people and to our […]

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Speaking in the House – Eden Mills

Hon. Michael Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills, CPC):  Mr. Speaker, the citizens of the village of Eden Mills are taking the lead in combating climate change, evidence of which the IPCC has said is unequivocal and the threat of which UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said is the defining challenge of our age. These citizens have plans […]

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Statement on the death of Ken Danby

It was great sadness that I learned of the death of my friend and neighbour, renowned Canadian artist Ken Danby. Ken Danby was Canada’s foremost realist painter, recognized for his paintings of people and landscapes, not just at home but abroad. He was a devoted rural resident of Guelph-Eramosa Township, involving himself many times in […]

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It’s a Boy!

Michael and Carrie Chong welcome a new son this week. Fergus – Michael, Carrie and big brother William Chong are pleased to announce the arrival of Alistair Peers Wing-Nien Chong. Born at 3:50 pm on September 11th, 2007 at McMaster in Hamilton, Ontario , Alistair was born at a weight of 6 lbs 8 ounces. Baby, Mom, […]

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Michael Honours Bill Davis – Speech in the House of Commons

On May 22nd, the Honourable William Grenville Davis, Premier of Ontario from 1971 to 1985, received the Greenbelt Award, in recognition of his environmental vision in protecting the Niagara Escarpment. The Niagara Escarpment is a unique 725 kilometer land form stretching from Niagara Falls to the Bruce Peninsula . Its wilderness and agricultural areas host […]

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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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