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    Oct 13, 2015 2:30 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    HOLD ON TO YOUR WALLET: JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S REAL PLAN FOR CANADA’S MIDDLE CLASS Prime Minister Stephen Harper today warned that Justin Trudeau’s high-taxes, high spending and permanent deficits would lead to job losses and economic pain for Canadian families. “Justin Trudeau is promising to cancel income-splitting, claw back Tax-Free Savings Accounts and impose a $1,000 payroll tax hike on the typical Canadian worker,” said Prime Minister Harper. “Make no mistake, Liberal tax hikes will take thousands of dollars out of the pockets and bank accounts of Canadian families.” During the election campaign, Justin has promised to: · Impose new CPP payroll taxes that will hurt the middle class. For someone earning $60,000 per year, the Liberal tax hike will cut their take-home pay by more than $1,000 per year and will cost their employer another $1,000. · Increase EI premiums for workers and employers by more than $2 billion. This will cost average Canadian families hundreds of dollars each and every year. · Cancel income splitting that benefits millions of families and seniors and provides up to $2,000 in tax relief. · Cancel the Conservative government’s Universal Child Care Benefit cheques that benefit all families, costing $1,920 per child under 6 and $720 per child aged 6-17. · Claw back the expandedTax-Free Savings Accounts that benefit 11 million Canadians. · Create a new 33% marginal tax rate for high income earners. · Cancel the education tax credit that provides average tax relief of $480 to each postsecondary student, and the textbook tax credit. · End other tax credits that are helping families and seniors, such as the children’s fitness tax credit worth up to $1,000, or the Home Accessibility Tax Credit for seniors worth up to $1,500. · Introduce carbon taxes that will increase the price of everything – from groceries to home heating to transportation to prescription medicines. · Increase taxes on Canadian small businesses, since Justin Trudeau thinks “a large percentage” of small businesses are just a way for the wealthy to avoid taxes. Yet, Trudeau himself has admitted that all of this money that he will take from Canadians still won’t be enough to pay for his unaffordable promises. So, in addition to raising taxes now, he will also run large, long-term deficits. The only way to pay off that federal debt will be to raise taxes or cut benefits even more in the future – or pass it along to our children and grandchildren. That’s no way to run a household, let alone a country. “Even Justin Trudeau’s many tax hikes can’t prevent him from running massive, permanent deficits,” said the Prime Minister. “His reckless promises would increase government spending by $146.5 billion – and Canadian families would be stuck paying the bill.” Thanks to the Conservative Government’s policies, Canadian workers and businesses are enjoying the lowest federal tax burden in more than 50 years. As a result, Canadians’ take-home pay is higher, businesses are able to invest in new products and create jobs for more workers, and Canada’s economy can grow and move forward despite global economic instability. In 2015 alone, our low-tax plan will return as much as $6,600 of tax relief and enhanced benefits back into the hands of each hard-working family in Canada. “Mr. Trudeau is creating a crisis that doesn’t exist to try and justify a spending spree with taxpayers’ hard-earned money,” said the Prime Minister. “In fact, average middle class wages in Canada are the highest of any G-7 country. Canadians’ real wages have risen by $5,500 USD since 2006, by far the highest in the G7. We have the richest middle class in the world and our Conservative plan will continue to benefit Canada’s middle class moving forward.” The Conservative low-tax, balanced budget plan to protect the economy includes: · Maintaining the 2015 enhancement to Tax-Free Savings Accounts that allows annual contributions of up to $10,000. · A 20 percent reduction in EI premiums that will benefit over 16 million Canadians and their employers. · A new $2,000 Single Seniors Tax Credit for single and widowed seniors. · Helping more Canadians own their own homes through expanding the Home Buyers’ Plan from $25,000 to $35,000 so that first-time home buyers can withdraw savings tax-free to make their down payments. · Implementing the new Home Accessibility Tax Credit which provides up to $1,500 to seniors and disabled Canadians to keep their homes safe and secure. · Establishing a new permanent Home Renovation Tax Credit for home renovation expenses between $1,000 and $5,000. · “Tax lock” legislation to prohibit increases to personal or business income tax rates, the GST, and discretionary payroll tax increases for the next four years. · Opening new markets for Canadian businesses and workers through international trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, creating more and better jobs. · Cutting taxes on small businesses from 11 to 9 percent – the largest tax cut in half a century. · New and expanded maternity and parental leave benefits for new parents. “Canadians face a clear choice on October 19th,” said the Prime Minister. “Our Conservative Party is the only party that won’t raise taxes or cut the benefits that families rely on. The Conservative Party has a practical, affordable plan to keep taxes low and create new, well-paying jobs. The Liberals are committed to a high-tax, high-debt agenda that has failed in other countries around the world, in provinces here at home, and that will wreck our national economy.”
    Oct 12, 2015 12:49 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    Commit to vote — and Protect our Economy! http://www.conservative.ca/cpc/commit-to-vote/
    Oct 10, 2015 5:55 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    HARPER RELEASES LOW-TAX, BALANCED-BUDGET PLAN TO PROTECT CANADA’S ECONOMY Today Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled his low-tax, balanced-budget plan to protect Canada’s fragile economy over the next four years. The platform sets out concrete plans to keep Canada’s budget balanced, to keep taxes low and lower them further, to open new markets for Canadian businesses and workers, to create more and better jobs, and to help more Canadians own their own homes. “Our number one priority is protecting Canada’s economy,” Prime Minister Harper said. “Our low-tax, balanced budget plan will keep it moving forward and creating jobs over the next four years.” The Conservative plan to protect our economy is focused on the following key priorities: · Keeping the federal budget balanced. · Lowering taxes on small businesses and workers. · Aiming to create another 1.3 million new, well-paying jobs by 2020. · Opening new markets for Canadian businesses and products through new trade agreements. · Aiming to add more than 700,000 new homeowners by 2020. · And providing new tax relief and benefits to families and seniors. The global economy remains weak and in turmoil. Yet Canada has continued to fare relatively well. We have led the G-7 in economic growth and job creation. The Canadian economy has created more than 1.3 million net new jobs since the depths of the global economic recession. And the vast majority of these jobs are in full-time positions in high-wage, private sector industries. “While the Canadian economy is stronger than other countries’, it remains fragile and needs to be protected,” the Prime Minister said. “Keeping the budget balanced, lowering taxes, and making affordable, targeted investments is the right plan in the face of global economic turmoil.” The Prime Minister observed that the Conservative Party’s platform is the only one that does not raise taxes on businesses and workers and has a clear, credible plan to keep the budget balanced each and every year. “Canadians face a clear choice in this election,” he concluded. “The choice is between our low-tax, balanced budget plan to protect our economy and create new jobs, and the permanent deficits and higher taxes proposed by the Liberals and NDP that will ultimately harm our economy and put jobs at risk.”
    Oct 09, 2015 12:21 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    A RE-ELECTED CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL FIGHT FRAUD AGAINST SENIORS AND ALL CANADIANS WITH INCREASED FUNDING AND MANDATORY MINIMUM PENALTIES The Hon. Joe Oliver, Conservative Party candidate for Eglington-Lawrence, today announced a re-elected Conservative government would increase resources to fight fraud and introduce tougher minimum sentences on fraudsters. “Fraud is the number one crime against Canada’s seniors,” said Joe Oliver. “We need to protect Canadian seniors from fraud and punish those who perpetrate fraud against seniors and all Canadians.” Mr. Oliver announced that a re-elected Conservative government will introduce new Criminal Code changes to ensure any financial fraud over $5,000 with multiple victims would trigger a two-year mandatory minimum sentence – even on first offence – unless the offender pays full restitution of all the stolen funds. He also announced that a re-elected Conservative government will increase resources for the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to focus on internet-based fraud against seniors. “We will ensure that our laws and law enforcement agencies are able to keep pace with the ways criminals are attempting to defraud our seniors,” Oliver said, noting that it’s estimated that between $10 and $30 billion are lost each year to fraud in Canada. He also highlighted the Conservative Party’s strong record of supporting seniors and fighting fraud against seniors, including the Standing Up For Victims of White Collar Crime Act and the Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act. Only the Conservative Party will take action to punish fraudsters for financial crimes committed against seniors and other Canadians. “Justin’s criminal justice priority is to change the law to allow the sale of marijuana in corner stores,” said Oliver. “He doesn’t understand the increasing risks of internet fraud for our seniors.” “Thomas Mulcair’s NDP champion a criminal justice policy that puts the so-called rights of criminals ahead of the rights of victims”.
    Oct 01, 2015 11:47 am | Ontario, York Centre

September

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    Statement by Stephen Harper to mark Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement Ottawa - “Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, marks the end of the Ten Days of Awe, which fall between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. “On Tuesday, Yom Kippur begins with the Kol Nidrei service at sundown, which will usher in a 24-hour period of introspection, prayer, fasting and repentance. Jews across Canada and around the world will attend synagogue, atone for their sins, and will look ahead to the new year with a clean slate. The following sundown, Jewish families, friends and communities will gather to mark the conclusion of this period of solemn observance and break the fast together. “I wish everyone observing Yom Kippur both in Canada and around the world an easy fast, and a G’mar Hatimah Tovah as they strive for personal peace that will help make the world a better place for all.”
    Sep 22, 2015 9:20 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    STATEMENT BY THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA Ottawa, Ontario - The Conservative Party of Canada is deeply disturbed by the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) signs posted in the Montreal area. We strongly condemn these signs as further evidence of continued, deplorable efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel. As we have said before, Canada will stand with Israel through fire and water. Our position is that Israel has the right to exist, and that this right is absolute and non-negotiable. We will oppose any tactic to undermine Israel’s legitimacy, economic viability, or right to defend herself in the face of terror. A re-elected Conservative Government will continue to combat anti-Semitism in all its forms, including BDS campaigns.
    Sep 21, 2015 6:23 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Prime Minister Harper Announces New Support For Manufacturing Prime Minister Stephen Harper today set out his low-tax, balanced budget Manufacturing Strategy to support Canadian manufacturing, create new business opportunities, and increase the number of well-paying manufacturing jobs. “Our Conservative government has a low-tax, balanced budget plan to strengthen Canada’s manufacturing industry, which is a key pillar of the Canadian economy,” Prime Minister Harper said. “While we have been working to create new jobs in this essential sector, the Liberals and NDP have promised tax hikes that would put the jobs of over 1.6 million Canadians who work in manufacturing at risk.” As part of his Manufacturing Strategy, the Prime Minister announced that a re-elected Conservative government will create a new $100 million Manufacturing Technology Demonstration Fund to support large, pre-commercial projects in the advanced manufacturing sector. “Under our plan, Canadians will benefit from new, major industrial research and development investment and our manufacturing sector will remain competitive in the global marketplace,” Prime Minister Harper said. “This new Fund will provide big benefits across the country, but especially those regions where hard-working Canadians rely heavily on jobs in manufacturing.” Under the proven leadership of Prime Minister Harper, Canadian manufacturers came through the global recession and now benefit from unprecedented global trade opportunities, incentives for new investment in facilities, modern infrastructure, a skilled workforce and one of the most advantageous business tax environments in the world. In fact, Statistics Canada reported this week that manufacturing sales rose 1.7% to $52.2 billion in July, as sales in the motor vehicle parts and motor vehicle assembly industries increased. That gain follows increases in May and June. The outlook for the manufacturing sector is bright. Canadian manufacturers today are well positioned to capitalize on new opportunities and expand their businesses, both here at home and in new markets around the world. The Conservative Government’s Manufacturing Strategy stands in stark contrast with the plans put forward by Justin’s Liberals and Mulcair’s NDP. “Justin’s strategy for manufacturing in Canada is to give up on it, telling workers in Southern Ontario he wants to transition away from manufacturing-based employment as a driver in the economy,” Prime Minister Harper noted. “This irresponsible approach would put the jobs of 1.6 million Canadians at risk, and damage Canada’s economy.” “Meanwhile, the NDP are promising massive tax hikes that will make it unaffordable for Canadian manufacturers to operate and drive Canadian manufacturing jobs out of the country,” said Prime Minister Harper. “Canadian families who rely on high-quality jobs in the manufacturing sector simply can’t afford the NDP.”
    Sep 20, 2015 11:54 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today outlined a re-elected Conservative government’s plan to keep communities safe and crack down on criminals. Next steps include doubling funding for Child Advocacy Centres which lead the prosecution and treatment of crimes against children, extending child victim services outside urban centres and funding research into the “invisible” economic and social damage inflicted on victims of crime. A re-elected Harper government will also quickly pass the “Life Means Life” Act and the Dangerous and Impaired Driving Act. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP have opposed many of the government’s more than 60 anti-crime bills, including the Life Means Life Act. Only a re-elected Conservative government will make it a priority to fight crime, protect our children and make our communities safe.
    Sep 18, 2015 8:46 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    NDP’s plan will kill at least 250,000 jobs NDP plan conceals additional tax hikes As we documented just two weeks ago, the NDP has promised billions upon billions in new, irresponsible spending. Since then, the NDP has only accelerated making unfunded spending promises. The NDP has no concrete plan to pay for their billions in new spending. As a consequence, the NDP will impose massive tax hikes, exposing our fragile economy, costing us all money, and risking at least 250,000 Canadians’ jobs. “The global economy remains weak and in turmoil, as underscored by the OECD today,” said Michelle Rempel and Denis Lebel. “Under Prime Minister Harper we will remain focused on protecting the economy and Canadian jobs amid increasing volatility. The NDP plan will kill at least 250,000 Canadian jobs, and raise taxes on every family and business in Canada.” Contrary to Thomas Mulcair’s earlier promise to ‘phase in’ his tax hike on employers, the NDP is promising a massive 13.3% tax hike in the first year alone. This will have huge repercussions for our economy. Expert analysis from Professor Jack Mintz estimates this would kill at least 150,000 jobs. This is in addition to the 100,000 or more jobs the NDP’s payroll tax hike would kill. The NDP also failed to reveal details of their carbon-pricing scheme. Thomas Mulcair has repeatedly bragged about the “billions of dollars in new revenue” his carbon tax would bring in. (NDP Leadership Debate, Halifax, January 29, 2012). Just yesterday, Mulcair again committed to his carbon tax: “We’ve talked about a cap and trade system. That is our policy. That’s what we’ll be doing.” (Calgary, September 15, 2015). “The NDP job killing carbon tax was concealed from their costing documents, further underscoring that they will impose a massive tax hike on every business and consumer in this country,” said Rempel and Lebel. An NDP government would be nothing short of disastrous for the Canadian economy. Our economy is stronger than other countries’, and while we’ve seen encouraging signs, it remains fragile and needs to be protected. The Conservative Government led by Stephen Harper is pursuing a low-tax, balanced budget plan to protect our economy amid global uncertainty. Your vote on October 19 has real consequences. Only a Conservative Government can protect our fragile economy for the next four years.
    Sep 17, 2015 6:18 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Statement from the Prime Minister: Today I announced new support for single and widowed seniors in Canada. A re-elected Conservative government will introduce a $2,000 Single Seniors Tax Credit that will extend additional tax relief to nearly 1.6 million single and widowed seniors in Canada who have pension income. When combined with the existing Pension Income Credit that is claimed by 4.6 million seniors already, this measure will allow single and widowed seniors to receive up to $600 in tax relief every year. We know that single seniors can face unique financial challenges, especially the recently widowed and those on fixed incomes. This new tax credit will provide a targeted benefit to those seniors. Seniors at all income levels are benefitting from our tax cuts and the enhanced benefits we introduced. 2.7 million Canadian seniors have taken advantage of Tax-Free Savings Accounts. Pension income splitting is providing considerable tax relief to over 1 million senior couples. And, increases to GIS benefits are helping Canada’s most vulnerable seniors. As a result of our changes, about 400,000 seniors have been removed from the tax rolls completely. Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP have made big promises – unaffordable promises that they would need to pay for with higher taxes. Based on their records to date of opposing Harper Government initiatives to help older Canadians, seniors should worry about whether the NDP and Liberals would actually keep the promises they are making. Canadian seniors can be confident that a Conservative government will deliver on its promises to older Canadians, because we have a proven record and a plan to support seniors. We have kept taxes low and worked to keep money in the hands of seniors to spend on the priorities they choose.
    Sep 16, 2015 8:52 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    A re-elected Conservative Government will lower the small business tax rate from 11 percent to 9 percent over the next four years. This tax cut – the largest tax rate cut for small businesses in more than 25 years – will provide $2.7 billion in tax relief to nearly 700,000 small businesses over this period. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP voted against our tax cuts for Canada’s small businesses. In fact, Justin claims that most small businesses – “a large percentage” – are just schemes for wealthy Canadians to avoid paying taxes. This lack of understanding is disrespectful of small business owners and speaks to his basic economic illiteracy. Only Prime Minister Stephen Harper has the proven experience to keep taxes low and the economy moving forward. The Harper Government’s low-tax plan for job-creating small businesses will support economic growth and new job creation now and in the future.
    Sep 13, 2015 2:04 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    HARPER ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH AN EXTENDED AND ENHANCED MINING TAX CREDIT Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that a re-elected Conservative government would continue to support responsible resource development through tax credits encouraging mineral exploration, including in Northern and remote communities. “Resource development is critical to expanding our economy,” said Prime Minister Harper. “When we strengthen our resource sector, we create jobs, fuel growth and promote prosperity across the country.” The existing Mineral Exploration Tax Credit was introduced by the Harper Government in 2006 and has helped mining companies raise over $5.5 billion for exploration. A re-elected Harper Government will extend the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for three years to continue to support mining exploration and investment. Prime Minister Harper also announced an enhanced Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for Northern and remote projects to help support potential mines that face higher costs because of their remote location and distance from transportation routes. “Mining is at the heart of many of our communities including through Canada’s world-leading mining supplier industry,” the Prime Minister said. “With this enhanced credit, companies and communities will be able to move forward with more potentially game-changing mining projects in remote parts of the country.” The Prime Minister noted that both his opponents have a record of irresponsibly attacking the Canadian resource sector and the jobs that it provides. “Justin has voted against the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit and publicly opposes a number of critical projects that would develop our resources responsibly and create jobs,” the Prime Minister said. “He simply doesn’t recognize the importance of responsible natural resource development to Canada’s economy and isn’t capable of managing Canada’s $1.9 trillion economy.” “Thomas Mulcair and the NDP oppose resource development for ideological reasons and voted against the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit,” said Prime Minister Harper. “When it comes to resource development, Mulcair stands with anti-development activists who want to halt all development no matter the consequences. The NDP’s economic policies would kill jobs and hurt Canada’s rural and Northern communities.”
    Sep 02, 2015 11:34 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    PRIME MINISTER HARPER ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR MANUFACTURING JOBS IN CANADA Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced two measures to help Canadian manufacturers expand their businesses and create new jobs. “Canada’s manufacturing industry is a key pillar of the Canadian economy that provides good, well-paying jobs for hardworking Canadian families all across our country,” Prime Minister Harper said. “We have been focused on building the future of this sector over the past decade and we have a plan to do more.” Under the proven leadership of Prime Minister Harper, Canadian manufacturers came through the global recession and now benefit from unprecedented global trade opportunities, incentives for new investment in facilities, modern infrastructure, a skilled workforce and one of the most advantageous business tax environments in the world. A re-elected Conservative government will build on this proven record by working with employers and key stakeholders to establish a new Advanced Manufacturing Hub to encourage the development of cutting-edge products and technologies. The new centre, planned for Burlington, will become a catalyst for high-quality, value-added investment and jobs in the manufacturing sector. “Canadian manufacturers of all sizes face common challenges as new technology and processes emerge,” Prime Minister Harper said. “Working with the private sector and using Canada’s research expertise, we will help our manufacturing sector grow and succeed around the world.” Building on the Conservative Government’s record of expanding trade and opening new markets for Canadian-made products, Prime Minister Harper also committed to establish an Investment and Trade Promotion Office with a mandate to coordinate federal programs and policies to attract new manufacturing product mandates and investments to Canada, and help Canadian firms increase market share globally. “The Investment and Trade Promotion Office will be a one-stop shop to attract investment and product mandates to Canada,” Harper said. “This will translate into new, high-quality jobs across the country and keep our economy moving forward.” “The Prime Minister contrasted these practical, serious solutions advocated by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters to support Canada’s manufacturing sector and help grow the economy with the untested, dangerous approaches proposed by his opponents. “Justin hasn’t thought through this issue and has shown time and again that he is not capable of managing Canada’s $1.7 trillion economy,” said the Prime Minister. “Justin believes that Canada should simply give up on manufacturing-based employment!” “Mulcair and the NDP pretend to care about manufacturing, but their dangerous high-tax ideology will wreck the economy and drive away manufacturing jobs,” the Prime Minister said. “Canadians can’t afford Mulcair and the NDP.”
    Sep 01, 2015 1:42 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    Sep 01, 2015 1:40 pm | Ontario, York Centre

August

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    Statement by the Prime Minister Toronto - Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement in response to the Department of Finance’s monthly report on the state of the government’s finances showing a $5 billion surplus for the period of April to June 2015: “The report shows that under our strong economic leadership, Canada had a $5 billion budget surplus for the first three months of the year. This means that we’re actually ahead of the game on our budget plan, while at the same time delivering historic tax relief directly to Canadian families. That’s good for Canada and good for the economy. “While the global economy remains volatile, our Conservative Government will continue to deliver a low-tax, balanced budget plan to keep our economy moving forward. “Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP have proposed massive increases in government spending and permanent, large deficits, paid for by tax hikes on middle class families, workers and seniors. Their approach would increase taxes, kill jobs, and wreck our economy.”
    Aug 31, 2015 7:17 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Statement by the Prime Minister Toronto - Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement in response to the Department of Finance’s monthly report on the state of the government’s finances showing a $5 billion surplus for the period of April to June 2015: “The report shows that under our strong economic leadership, Canada had a $5 billion budget surplus for the first three months of the year. This means that we’re actually ahead of the game on our budget plan, while at the same time delivering historic tax relief directly to Canadian families. That’s good for Canada and good for the economy. “While the global economy remains volatile, our Conservative Government will continue to deliver a low-tax, balanced budget plan to keep our economy moving forward. “Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP have proposed massive increases in government spending and permanent, large deficits, paid for by tax hikes on middle class families, workers and seniors. Their approach would increase taxes, kill jobs, and wreck our economy.”
    Aug 28, 2015 2:33 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    HARPER PROMISES BROADBAND EXPANSION INTO MORE RURAL COMMUNITIES Prime Minister Stephen Harper today promised his government would continue to dramatically improve broadband connectivity in rural Canada. “Quite simply, there is probably no infrastructure more critical than the internet to ensuring the future prosperity of our vast country,” said Prime Minister Harper. “In today’s digital economy, access to the internet is essential to create jobs, realize economic opportunities and connect Canadians to online services.” While Canada is one of the most connected nations in the world, some gaps in broadband access still exist, particularly in rural and remote areas of the country. The Harper Government has already made significant progress to expand broadband access in rural communities. Between 2009 and 2012, the government helped finance projects to connect nearly 220,000 Canadians. The 2014 Economic Action Plan provided further funding which is poised to bring higher-speed internet to 356,000 households by 2017. Today, the Prime Minister announced that a re-elected Conservative government would set aside a further $200 million to support major new investments in fibre broadband infrastructure in rural and remote communities that currently lack high-speed internet. “Canadians who live in rural areas expect and deserve the same quality of life and access to services,” said the Prime Minister. “By investing in rural broadband, we are not only improving the quality of life of rural Canadians, we are helping to fuel economic growth in rural areas.” In addition to expanding rural broadband access, the Prime Minister noted his government’s strong record of supporting rural Canada, including the financing of local roads, bridges and community infrastructure, support for the agricultural industry and financial assistance for rural health professionals and volunteer firefighters. The Prime Minister noted that both Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair had voted against the Harper Government’s plans to expand rural broadband. “Justin cares about big city issues, like legalizing marijuana. He doesn’t understand the values and concerns of rural Canada,” said Prime Minister Harper. “He lacks the experience, knowledge and judgment to help rural Canada succeed.” “The policies of Mulcair and the NDP will lead to economic chaos and wreck the economy,” the Prime Minister said. “From a carbon tax-on-everything, to their opposition to resource development, the NDP’s policies would hurt rural Canada. Rural Canadians cannot afford Mulcair and the NDP.”
    Aug 26, 2015 7:49 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Aug 22, 2015 5:32 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    There are some offenders so dangerous, so violent that we can’t allow them back on the streets. Our government introduced “Life Means Life” legislation to ensure that offenders who commit the most heinous crimes receive a life sentence with no chance for parole. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that a re-elected Conservative government will make “Life Means Life” legislation our top justice priority this fall. Justin and Mulcair think heinous murderers like Paul Bernardo and Clifford Olson should still get a chance to apply for parole and release after 25 years. We disagree. Under our Life Means Life legislation, a life sentence in Canada will mean exactly that – a sentence for life.
    Aug 18, 2015 9:41 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Today Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced several measures to expand and strengthen the Canadian Armed Forces reserve in order to better protect Canada's sovereignty and to deepen the connection between the Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian communities. Our plan is about building greater strategic depth for our armed forces to ensure that they are prepared to respond to varied, and multiple, domestic or international emergencies. A strengthened reserve force will assist in enhancing the capacity of the Canadian Armed Forces to respond to challenges as they arise. Under a re-elected Conservative Government, Canada will continue to take a resolute stand against the threats and security challenges which confront our country, acting in conjunction with our closest allies.
    Aug 17, 2015 8:27 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    “Our Government is helping Canadians get the skills and training they need to find good jobs and build better futures for themselves and their families. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s workforce, so by investing in them, we are helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth, competitiveness and overall prosperity. We are proud to work with organizations like Covenent House Toronto so young people, including those in Toronto, can develop the skills they need to succeed in the job market.” – Mark Adler, Member of Parliament for York Centre July 31, 2015
    Aug 04, 2015 1:51 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    "On behalf of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Canadian government for their generous and visionary funding of $10.2 million towards the construction of UJA's Sherman Campus and in particular our local MP, Mark Adler. A highly anticipated and vital project to the approximately 200,000 Jews living across the GTA, and to many from the community-at-large, this funding will help countless individuals and families enjoy sports, recreation, health and wellness and cultural programs. We are excited to work with the government in making Sherman Campus a beacon of life in this region.” Morris Perlis Board Chair, UJA Federation July 31, 2015
    Aug 04, 2015 1:47 pm | Ontario, York Centre

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    I am always proud to work with Canada’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose. Thank you to all involved today for talking about the troubling and serious issue of family violence and violence against children.
    Jul 27, 2015 1:32 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    "I am extremely proud to see a facility of this stature being developed in my community. This aerospace hub will allow us to develop the next generation of aerospace workers, while increasing academic collaboration and carrying out world class research. By supporting this initiative our Government is sending a strong message that we are determined to ensuring that Canada's aerospace sector continues to be a world leader." July 22, 2015 Mark Adler Member of Parliament for York Centre
    Jul 24, 2015 9:05 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Our Government is enhancing the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB). The UCCB lets parents choose how to spend their money in the way that is best for their family by providing them with almost $2000 per year for each child under 6, and $720 for each child 6 through 17.
    Jul 15, 2015 6:27 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Happy Canada Day!
    Jul 01, 2015 9:00 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Happy Canada Day!
    Jul 01, 2015 6:10 am | Ontario, York Centre

June

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    Good to speak to budding entrepreneurs this morning at YEDI with my friend & colleague MP Peter Kent.
    Jun 26, 2015 12:33 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    “Canada also strongly condemns the unfolding terrorist attacks in Kuwait and Tunisia that have killed and injured many. Our hearts and prayers are with the families and friends of all victims." -Prime Minister Stephen Harper, June 26, 2015.
    Jun 26, 2015 10:38 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Tell your family and friends to sign up!
    Jun 26, 2015 6:43 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    The 1st increased Universal Child Care Benefit cheques will arrive on July 20th. This will include the retroactive payments from January 1.
    Jun 26, 2015 6:42 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Congratulations (again) to all graduates at Madonna Catholic Secondary School! It was nice to be with you today.
    Jun 25, 2015 1:27 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    Happy to be a part of the delivery of the 500th Bombardier Q400 aircraft to WestJet Encore today at Downsview! It was a real pleasure to help mark an ongoing and important partnership of two giants in Canadian air transportation.
    Jun 25, 2015 1:23 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    Justin Trudeau tells the CBC that Liberals will end ISIS combat mission and restore relations with Iran. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin-trudeau-i-ll-end-isis-combat-mission-restore-relations-with-iran-1.3124949?cmp=rss
    Jun 24, 2015 6:23 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Yesterday, the Governor General gave Royal Assent to an additional seven bills accomplished under the 41st Parliament: C-35, Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto’s Law) C-59, Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 C-61, Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area Act C-64, Georges Bank Protection Act C-72, Qausuittuq National Park of Canada Act C-586, Reform Act, 2014 C-627, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act (safety of persons and property)
    Jun 24, 2015 6:02 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Proud to attend the 60th Annual Inspection of NLCC at Denison Amoury this past Saturday!
    Jun 23, 2015 10:21 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    “As we mark the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism, let us renew our resolve to continue responding to the terrorist threat with vigilance and decisive action. We owe this to the many victims lost to terrorism.” -Prime Minister Stephen Harper, June 23, 2015
    Jun 23, 2015 10:17 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Happy Father's Day!
    Jun 21, 2015 6:10 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Our Government has invested $22B in infrastructure through the federal Gas Tax Fund which included many projects in York Centre!
    Jun 18, 2015 1:44 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    Going to miss working with MP LaVar Payne. All the best in the next chapter of your life!
    Jun 17, 2015 2:31 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    Shalom to Sara Gabriel, Bracha Ben Abraham & Dinka from Israel Guide Dogs! Glad to meet with you at the House of Commons and introduce you to my colleagues. Thanks to Minister Peter MacKay too.
    Jun 17, 2015 2:29 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    Minister Ed Fast & I were talking about Canada-Israel trade with a delegation from CIJA last Thursday. Very good discussion.
    Jun 15, 2015 1:31 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    Great to speak and bring greetings this past Saturday at Earl Bales! Lots of friends and constituents at the Philippine Independence Day celebrations in the park.
    Jun 15, 2015 8:59 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    My colleague, James Rajotte, MP, is going to be missed. A friend, amazing Parliamentarian and a great Canadian!
    Jun 15, 2015 8:46 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is now accepting grant applications. Apply now! http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/seniors/funding/community/index.shtml
    Jun 15, 2015 8:45 am | Ontario, York Centre
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    Today is Tax Freedom Day! Thanks to our Government, taxes are at their lowest rate in over 50 years!
    Jun 10, 2015 3:11 pm | Ontario, York Centre
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    Glad to attend 31 Division's Annual Open House this past Saturday.
    Jun 02, 2015 7:28 am | Ontario, York Centre

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