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Remembering Minister Flaherty (1949-2014)

April 14, 2014

It was with deep sadness that I learned, along with my colleagues, of Minister Jim Flaherty’s passing last Thursday. His life’s mission was public service and it is tragic that he won’t be able to enjoy his retirement after serving Canadians for many years. He made a difference for Canada and he will be remembered […]


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Harper Government Proud to Support Business Innovation and Partnership

April 10, 2014

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, April 10, 2014 – Members of the media are invited to attend an event with, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, the International Minerals Innovation Institute and Mitacs, the University of Saskatchewan President Ilene Busch-Vishniac, and Saskatchewan Minister of Advanced Education Rob Norris, along with special guests, in […]


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Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act Introduced in the House of Commons

April 10, 2014

The proposed legislation will ensure First Nations students have access to a quality education, consistent with provincial education systems across Canada. Click here to read full article


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Harper government introduces the Digital Privacy Act, which will provide added protection for seniors against financial abuse

April 9, 2014

The Digital Privacy Act, introduced yesterday in Parliament, will help to protect seniors from fraud and financial abuse, announced the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors). Click here to read full article


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Government of Canada cracks down on abuse of Temporary Foreign Worker Program

April 7, 2014

Today, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, announced the Government has publically listed employers who have had their labour market opinions (LMOs) revoked or suspended. The LMOs issued to The Boathouse Restaurant in Fenelon Falls, Ontario have been revoked, and LMOs issued to Jungle Jim's Restaurant and Greco Pizza in Labrador, […]


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Government of Canada Taking Action to Create Jobs and Address Skills Shortages

April 4, 2014

Today, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, spoke at the Canadian Home Builders' Association National Conference about how the Government of Canada is creating jobs and helping alleviate regional and sectoral skills shortages, specifically in the skilled trades. Click here to read full article


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Old Age Security benefit amounts remain unchanged for April to June 2014

March 31, 2014

Employment and Social Development Canada today announced the quarterly benefit amounts for Old Age Security (OAS) for April to June 2014. Click here to read full article


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Canada Condemns Attack on Kabul’s Independent Election Commission Office

March 29, 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: "Canada condemns in the strongest terms the shameless and cowardly terrorist attack on Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission headquarters office in Kabul. Click here to read full article


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Government of Canada takes further steps to ensure Canadians are first in line for available jobs

March 28, 2014

Monetary fines to be applied to those who break rules of Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Click here to read full article


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Getting Grain Moving In Yellowhead (March 27, 2014)

March 28, 2014

O T T A W A – On March 26, 2014, your Government introduced in Parliament the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, which is more of our strong action in response to the challenges currently facing farmers in Yellowhead and Western Canada’s rail shipping system.  This legislation amends the Canada Transportation Act and the […]


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