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Beware of tax fraud scammers

With the holidays fast approaching and the rise of fraudulent tax-related calls and emails I urge everyone to beware of tax fraud schemes. If you get a call or email that sounds like a scam, Read More

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Simcoe North Electoral Reform Consultations Submission

Thanks very much to everyone who provided feedback for my consultations on electoral reform. I was very impressed with the quality of the submissions I received, as they clearly indicated people had taken the time Read More

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Education First Youth Ambassadors For Canada Program Launched

I was proud to help host an information session for MP’s and Senators regarding a new, 5-year, Youth Ambassador Program, operated by Education First. Education First (EF) is a leading provider of educational tours for Read More

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Meeting with Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar (Burma)

I was honoured to join His Eminence, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Myanmar, at Martyrs’ Shrine in Township of Tay yesterday. The Cardinal took time to visit the Shrine and sacred burial place of the Read More

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Toward the legalization, regulation and restriction of access to marijuana

The Government of Canada has formed a Task Force on marijuana legalization and regulation. The Task Force will seek input on the design of a new system to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to Read More

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TSW Up-grades in Port Severn Announced

Great announcement for Simcoe North by The Honourable Maryam Monsef as the Government of Canada pledges $267 M over 5 years for capital projects along the Trent-Severn Waterway (TSW). $13.8 million will be spent on Read More

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New Horizons for Seniors; Call for Community-Based Project Proposals

I encourage all eligible organizations to submit community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) that enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others, and help communities increase their capacity Read More

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Statement in House of Commons on 2016 Leacock Award, June 14, 2016

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150th Commemorative Photograph in Parliament Hill – June 8/1866-2016

On June 8, 1866, the Legislature of the Province of Canada met for the first time in the original Parliament Building in Ottawa. This was also the first day of the final session of that Read More

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New Horizons For Seniors Grant Award

I recently had the privilege of presenting a $25,000 award to a local  group under the New Horizons For Seniors program (NHSP). The Program provides funding for projects that encourage seniors to play an important Read More

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