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New Legislation to Counter Terrorism: Bill C-51

Last month’s column mentioned the need for new legislation to combat terrorism. On January 30, 2015 the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. I would like to take this opportunity to explain why this bill is necessary and why I am supporting it. In the last year, there has been an […]

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Reform Act, 2014 Passes Final Vote in the House of Commons, 260 to 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      February 25, 2015 Reform Act moves to the Senate of Canada after being adopted in the House of Commons at Third Reading with support from all parties. OTTAWA – Michael Chong, M.P. for Wellington-Halton Hills, today thanked his colleagues on both sides of the House of Commons for their […]

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Adoption à la Chambre des communes de la Loi de 2014 instituant des réformes, à 260 voix contre 17

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE                                                Le 25 février 2015 La Loi instituant des réformes, adoptée en troisième lecture à la Chambre des communes avec l’appui de tous les partis, sera renvoyée au Sénat. OTTAWA – Michael Chong, député de Wellington-Halton Hills, a remercié ses collègues des deux côtés de la Chambre des communes aujourd’hui […]

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Chong Urges Parents to Vaccinate Their Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      February 18, 2015 Chong Urges Parents to Vaccinate Their Children Recent measles outbreak demonstrates the necessity of vaccinating children OTTAWA – Michael Chong, M.P. for Wellington-Halton Hills, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday, urging Canadian parents to vaccinate their children. “Dozens of new cases of […]

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Fighting Terrorism at Home and Abroad

Fighting Terrorism at Home and Abroad Earlier this year, the world was shocked by the terrorist attacks in France, which killed twelve people at the satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, a French policewoman and four hostages at a Jewish grocery in Paris. Within the last year there have been a number of similar attacks throughout Europe, […]

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Helping Canadian Families Prosper

The Government of Canada has balanced the federal budget and is now entering a period of surplus. As a result, the Government is going to reduce federal taxes for Canadians families to ensure they continue to prosper. The Government understands the financial challenges that Canadian families face and that is why the Government is committed […]

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Chong Thanks Procedure and House Affairs Committee for their Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      December 11, 2014   Chong Thanks Procedure and House Affairs Committee for their Work Procedure and House Affairs Committee concludes final meeting on the Reform Act, 2014. OTTAWA – Michael Chong, M.P. for Wellington-Halton Hills, today thanked the members of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs for concluding their review […]

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Increasing Support for Canadian Veterans and their Families

Canadian Armed Forces members defend and protect Canada and Canadians at home and abroad. For their dedicated service and sacrifice, physical and mental, our Veterans deserve nothing but the highest quality of care as they transition back to civilian life and retirement. Since 2006, the Government of Canada has spent almost $30 billion dollars on […]

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Resilience in the Face of Terrorism

Canada is not immune from terrorism. The week of October 19th, Parliament was attacked and two Canadian Army soldiers murdered, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo. These attacks, by two terrorists (the Government of Canada defines a terrorist as someone who acts to intimidate the public for political, religious, or ideological reasons) were […]

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Canada’s Contribution to Fight ISIL

On September 5th, 2014, the Prime Minister announced that the Canadian Army, in a non-combat role, would advise and assist security forces in Iraq battling a terrorist organization called ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. At the time, the PM indicated that the Government of Canada was prepared to do more and […]

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