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From tiny agency of six to department-in-the-making: elevating the Status of Women

August 3, 2018

From tiny agency of six to department-in-the-making: elevating the Status of Women By BEATRICE PAEZ AUG. 2, 2018 Despite the Trudeau government’s efforts to brand itself as feminist and to transform the Status of Women Canada from an agency to a full department, critics say it’s an open question whether Ottawa has elevated the portfolio ...


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MPs Raitt, Allison, Hoback, Nater, Clement, and Vecchio host Defend Local Jobs meetings in London

July 31, 2018

MPs Raitt, Allison, Hoback, Nater, Clement, and Vecchio host Defend Local Jobs meetings in London July 30, 2018 On July 24, Deputy Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, Lisa Raitt joined MPs Dean Allison, John Nater, Tony Clement, and Karen Vecchio at a series of meetings on American steel and aluminum tariffs as part of the cross-country ...


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Media Release: Conservative Caucus Members discuss Trade Negotiations in London

July 27, 2018

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Documents offer glimpse of federal plans to promote upcoming poverty strategy

July 11, 2018

Documents offer glimpse of federal plans to promote upcoming poverty strategy The Canadian Press JULY 10, 2018 10:11 AM OTTAWA — Newly released documents suggest the federal Liberal government plans to sell its forthcoming poverty reduction strategy as an all-encompassing exercise that will be greater than the sum of its parts. The effort to craft ...


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Letter from the Honourable Rob Nicholson regarding Bill C-75

July 4, 2018

Please review the below letter that my colleague the Honourable Rob Nicholson has written to the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada in regards to Bill C-75.


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MP Karen Vecchio recruiting for youth council

July 3, 2018

By Laura Broadley,  St. Thomas Times-Journal Monday, July 2, 2018 7:00:11 EDT PM It’s time for youth to have their voices heard, so says the Conservative MP from Elgin-Middlesex-London. Karen Vecchio is looking for people ages 16 to 24 from her riding to become part of a youth advisory board. Members will have the chance to access ...


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Sparta Public School holds last year-end assembly

June 28, 2018

Rural school will become a French Immersion school in the fall By Louis Pin, St. Thomas Times-Journal Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3:04:32 EDT PM On Tuesday, Sparta Public School held their last year-end assembly for students and parents alike. The tiny rural school southeast of St. Thomas will close this week and it’s 250 students will ...


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UN housing watchdog chides Liberals for watering down rights in housing strategy

June 27, 2018

UN housing watchdog chides Liberals for watering down rights in housing strategy Jordan Press / The Canadian Press JUNE 25, 2018 01:00 AM OTTAWA — A United Nations housing watchdog is taking the federal Liberals to task over what she sees as the government’s about-face on a promise to put a human rights lens on ...


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Elder Abuse Elgin planting seeds of change

June 21, 2018

Elder Abuse Elgin planting seeds of change By Postmedia Network Staff Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:17:17 EDT PM It is estimated that in Elgin County at least 1,600 seniors are abused every year. And experts believe that for every case of elder abuse that is reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported. “It is ...


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Liberals pressed on anti-poverty plan as report details high child poverty rates

June 19, 2018

Liberals pressed on anti-poverty plan as report details high child poverty rates NEWS 06:42 PM by Jordan Press The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Anti-poverty groups are raising the stakes on the Liberal government’s promise to reduce the prevalence of low-income families by detailing child poverty rates in all 338 federal ridings — including the above-average ...


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