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Overhauling the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (June 20, 2014)

June 20, 2014

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced a comprehensive overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This balanced package of reforms will ensure the TFWP is only used as intended, as a last and limited resort to fill acute […]


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Approval for the Northern Gateway Pipeline (June 19, 2014)

June 20, 2014

This last week saw a welcome decision made in Ottawa for our province’s energy sector as your Government offered its approval for the Northern Gateway Pipeline, provided that Enbridge meets a large number of conditions. This is a significant moment in Northern Gateway’s approval process, especially for us here in Yellowhead as the pipeline proposal […]


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Protecting Vulnerable Persons and Communities (June 12, 2014)

June 13, 2014

Your Government in Ottawa sees public safety as our highest priority and we remain committed to keeping all of Canada’s communities safe by cracking down on those who fuel the demand for prostitution. I have heard from many people in Yellowhead, and I know that this is your priority too. On June 5, 2014, your […]


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Rising up from a Tragedy Close to Home (June 5, 2014)

June 5, 2014

As I write this, the search in Moncton for the suspect wanted for murdering three RCMP officers is still underway. By press time, I hope and pray that he is captured so that the people of Moncton can return to some normalcy and begin to live again without fear for their safety. I offer the […]


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Planning for Success in Yellowhead (May 29, 2014)

May 29, 2014

On May 23, 2014, I was pleased to be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Alberta Export Awards hosted by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. This event in Edmonton took the time to recognize those Canadian enterprises that excel at accessing the markets of Canada’s trading partners and those who are constantly working to increase trade […]


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Prime Minister Harper Announces Greater Protection for Law Enforcement, Service and Military Animals

May 13, 2014

EDMONTON – Yesterday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the introduction of the Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto’s Law), legislation that would ensure that those who harm law enforcement, service and Canadian Armed Forces animals face serious consequences. Our Government recognizes the special role that these animals play in protecting our communities and improving […]


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Hon. Rob Merrifield Joins in Celebrating the Grand Opening of Brewster Travel Canada’s Glacier Skywalk

May 13, 2014

JASPER – Today, the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, congratulated Brewster Travel Canada on the grand opening celebration of their Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park. Visitors from across Canada and around the world can now delight in this extraordinary opportunity to soak in amazing vistas, enjoy a thrilling bird’s eye view […]


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Government of Canada Launches New Horizons for Seniors Program 2014-2015 Call for Proposals

May 13, 2014

YELLOWHEAD – The Government of Canada is seeking applications for projects that will help Canadian seniors use their leadership abilities, skills and experience to continue to make a difference in their communities through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). NHSP community-based projects help empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others […]


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Statement by Minister Valcourt in reaction to Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

May 12, 2014

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today issued the following statement in response to the report of UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Click here to read full article


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Honouring the Sacrifices of our Afghan Veterans (May 9, 2014)

May 9, 2014

O T T A W A – Canada’s men and women in uniform represent the very best our country has to offer. Over the last 12 years in Afghanistan, the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces fought and served this country valiantly to defeat terrorism and to promote security and development so […]


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