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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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Federal Government Provides Funds to Support Elora Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2015 Elora Festival to receive $90,000 in federal funding, over two years, through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund FERGUS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced that the federal government will contribute $90,000 in funding over the next two years for the 36th and the 37th […]

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Providing Assistance for Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of Canada’s economy and the cornerstone of our local communities. Averaging less than 100 employees, small businesses employ over seven million Canadians and contribute to almost 40 per cent of Canada’s GDP. In Wellington County alone, 89 per cent of businesses have fewer than 19 employees and in Halton Hills, […]

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Federal Government Provides $3 Million for New Dairy Centre at Elora Research Station

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2015 Elora Dairy Livestock Research and Innovation Centre to receive $3 million in federal funding through the Canadian Agriculture Investment Program FERGUS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced $3 million of federal money through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptive Program to help support Dairy Farmers of […]

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Federal Government Funds Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games to receive $15,000 in federal funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program  FERGUS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced that the federal government will provide $15,000 of federal money to help support the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. This money […]

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Enhanced UCCB Deadline Extension – Balancing the Budget and Supporting Canadian Families

Enhanced UCCB deadline extension – If You have not previously applied for the CCTB or UCCB for some or all of your children. You will need to apply for the enhanced UCCB before May 15 to ensure timely delivery of the benefit.   The federal budget is balanced. This is a significant achievement. Canada is […]

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Rouge National Urban Park Act Receives Royal Assent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     April 23rd, 2015 The Senate of Canada passes Rouge National Urban Park Act to create Canada’s first National Urban Park, protecting thousands of acres of land OTTAWA – Michael Chong, M.P. for Wellington-Halton Hills, today thanked Senators for reviewing and passing Bill C-40, Rouge National Urban Park Act. “The […]

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Federal Government Funds in Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 17, 2015 Federal Government Funds in Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Eden Mills Writers’ Festival to receive $12,000 in federal funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund FERGUS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced $12,000 of federal money to help support the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival […]

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Federal Government Provides Funds to Restore Fish Habitat in the Grand River

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 31, 2015 Federal Government Provides Funds to Restore Fish Habitat in the Grand River The Grand River Conservation Authority to receive $25,500 through the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program for the Grand River Habitat Enhancement Project  FERGUS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced $25,500 of federal […]

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Reducing Emissions in Canada by Eliminating Oil Sands Subsidies

In 1996, the Government of Prime Minister Chrétien introduced significant tax breaks for the oil sands sector to help spur the growth of the Alberta oil sands. These tax breaks were introduced for in-situ oil sands projects (sub-surface mining that uses heat to bring bitumen to the surface), providing these in-situ projects with tax breaks […]

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