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Call for Proposals – Working in partnership to end violence against women and girls

The new Call for Proposals launched today by the Minister is entitled Working in Partnership to End Violence against Women and Girls. It will provide funding for innovative projects at the national, regional, or community level that leverage partnerships to help to change the conditions that allow gender-based violence to exist. Applications for funding are […]

Paying tribute to Canada’s Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

join local Veterans, community leaders, and fellow constituents at a Remembrance Day ceremony honouring Canada’s brave men and women on November 11th. As in the past 4 years, a service will be held at the Esplanade prior to the march to the Cenotaph at the Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, where the wreath will be laid […]

A first in Canada for unmanned aviation

The Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (CCUVS) announced July 24, 2014 that it has received the necessary approvals to manage a permanent area of Restricted Airspace in Southeast Alberta that is being created for the purpose of flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) This airspace designation is the first of its kind in Canada and […]

Canadians Remember on the 70th anniversary of D-Day

Troops of the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade (Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders) going ashore from LCI (L) 299 [Landing Craft Infantry], Bernières-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. Photo: Gilbert Alexander Milne/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-122765 Note: This reproduction is a copy of the version available on the Veterans Affairs Canada website:

Proudly supporting the fair rail for grain farmers act

Celebrated the passage of Bill C- 30, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act as it passed through the House of Commons. This legislation will: Increase supply chain transparency, strengthen contracts between producers and shippers; and help ensure the entire grain handling and transportation system is working at the top of its capacity. This Bill […]

Gun reclassification

I was distressed to learn of the decision to prohibit the Swiss Arms Classic Green Rifle. As you are aware, the rifle was transferred from non-restricted to prohibited status by the RCMP on Thursday, February 27th. The Minister of Public Safety, Steven Blaney is taking the appropriate actions to ensure that firearms owners who acted […]

British Army Training Unit

“After much deliberation, the British Government has decided very wisely to extend the amount of time that the British Forces would be present in Suffield for the foreseeable future. I have corresponded with the current Minister of National Defence, The Hon. Rob Nicholson, as well as his predecessor, the Hon. Peter MacKay on a regular […]

The enabling accessibility fund 2012

I would like to inform you about a new program that our government has recently announced that may be of interest to your organization. The Enabling Accessibility Fund 2012 is intended to support small projects that improve access to facilities, activities, and services to enable all Canadians to participate more fully in society. The call […]

Column August 2012

Summer is well under way, the crops have been planted and we have had a good amount of moisture and some sun and heat. I have driven around the riding and it appears we should have an excellent crop year for farmers if the hail doesn’t target the ripening crops.  With the drought in eastern […]