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As preparations for the fall sitting of Parliament are underway, Women’s History Month 2013 is being celebrated. The theme for 2013 is Canadian Women Pioneers: Inspiring Change Through Ongoing Leadership. During the month of October, the Government of Canada will be highlighting women’s participation and leadership in various fields, including science and technology, engineering and […]

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Are you wired?

Over the past few weeks I have been conducting Constituency Clinics in the remote areas of the riding. The most frequently asked question I’m getting is when cell phone coverage and highspeed internet are coming. If you have listened to the radio, read a newspaper, or watched TV this week, you know that the whole […]

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Cheryl Gallant Calls for Transparency in the Reclassification of Firearms

Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, has formally written to the Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Vic Toews, requesting the creation of a Firearms Experts Technical Committee. This committee would be tasked to deal with issues relating to the regulation of the Firearms Act, including the reclassification of firearms. “I am concerned […]

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Report From Parliament: Making Canada Stronger

Just before Parliament rose for the Easter constituency weeks four bills received Royal  Assent. The First Nations Financial Transparency Act is something that First Nation communities have long demanded. Like all Canadians, First Nations Peoples deserve accountability and transparency from their leadership. Until this law was passed, First Nation governments operating under the Indian Act […]

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All-Party Support for Private Members’ Bill

On March 6th I am pleased to report that all political parties in the House of Commons, by unanimous  vote, supported my Private Members legislation, Bill C-462, An Act restricting the fees charged by promoters of the disability tax credit. This legislation has now been referred to the Finance Committee for careful study. In practice, […]

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Report From Parliament: Staying Focused on Jobs and Economic Growth

The security of jobs and economic growth remains at the forefront of the minds of many Canadians. A few months ago, we presented our Conservative Government’s Economic and Fiscal Update. The update showed that despite worldwide economic troubles, our Government is committed to returning Canada to balanced budgets in the medium term. Through our Economic […]

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Happy New Year! May 2013 find you happy and healthy and be your most successful and prosperous year yet! Tips to reduce your heating bills Now that the winter months are upon us, we are all concerned about home heating bills. As your Member of Parliament, I have supported our Government’s initiatives like the Home […]

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As your local Member of Parliament, jobs and leadership on the economy continues as my primary focus. Our Conservative government has been hard at work this fall implementing Economic Action Plan 2012 to help grow the economy and create jobs. As the rest of the world acknowledges, our Plan is keeping Canada on the right […]

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With the annual hunt now taking place across the Upper Ottawa Valley, many constituents have contacted my office asking for an update on the current status of the long-gun registry. Earlier this year, with the election of a strong, stable majority Conservative Government, we were finally able to pass legislation to scrap the long-gun registry. […]

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I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving. I am pleased to confirm, that effective immediately, the Government of Canada will deliver increased benefits to Canadian Forces Veterans. This will be accomplished by ending the deduction of Veterans’ disability pensions when calculating their Earnings Loss and Canadian Forces Income Support benefits. A disability pension will no […]

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