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Federal Government Moves to Protect Bees with New Measures

PMRA invites Canadians to comment on proposed measures for 2014 planting season    OTTAWA – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington–Halton Hills, announced that Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) intends on implementing measures to protect bees prior to the 2014 planting season for corn and soybeans. This announcement follows a finding by PMRA […]

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Reforming the Senate of Canada

Many of you have contacted me recently to voice concerns about the Senate of Canada. I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about Senate reform. The Senate, as it stands today, must change. Senators should be elected, so that Canadians can hold them directly accountable. In addition, term limits should be introduced, replacing the […]

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Chong Announces $35,000 for Rehabilitation of Mill Creek

Federal government will provide funds to Friends of Mill Creek for rehabilitation of fish habitat ABERFOYLE – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington–Halton Hills, today announced that the federal government will contribute $35,000 for the implementation of the Mill Creek Stewardship and Rehabilitation Plan in Puslinch Township. These funds come from the newly established […]

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Chong Announces Federal Funding for Research at the University of Guelph

Government of Canada committed to supporting research and innovation FERGUS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced $1,596,500.00 in federal funding for research at the University of Guelph. The funding is provided through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program. The funding […]

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Staying on Track for Jobs and Growth

Over the past several months, your federal government has worked hard to continue creating jobs and growth in Canada. In June, Parliament passed the first portion of the federal budget; the second part of the federal budget will be debated in Parliament this autumn. The budget bills are part of our Economic Action Plan, a […]

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Join the Celebration of Sir John A.’s Legacy

In less than two short years, on January 11th, 2015, Canada will mark the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald’s birth, Canada’s first prime minister. As a Father of Canada’s Confederation, Macdonald played a critical role in shaping Canada’s history and today remains one of our nation’s most important political figures. His commitment to […]

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Happy Canada Day 2013

Across the country, Canadians enjoy July 1st in many different ways, but Canada Day is, first and foremost, a day to celebrate the country that we all know and love. It is a day to reflect on our shared history and the many achievements that contributed to the united, strong, and free Canada of today. […]

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The Future of Canada Post

As the federal government takes action to balance the budget, Canada Post, a Crown corporation, is also facing its own unique financial challenges. Recently, the Conference Board of Canada estimated that, unless things change at Canada Post, declines in mail volumes will lead to losses of $1 billion annually by 2020. Canada Post is exploring […]

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Chong Announces Call for Proposals for Local Projects Supporting Women

Federal government seeks projects that promote economic opportunities for women FERGUS – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington–Halton Hills, today announced the launch of the federal government’s Call for Proposals for projects that will increase economic security and promote prosperity for women communities across Canada, including those in Wellington County and Halton Hills. Led […]

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Reforming Canada’s temporary foreign worker system

In recent weeks, and in light of reports regarding the hiring of temporary foreign workers at RBC, many of you have contacted me about the rules for hiring temporary foreign workers in Canada.  I too share your general concerns about the increasing use of foreign workers in Canada, and would like to update you on […]

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