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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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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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