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Call For Proposals for Projects That Address Barriers To Women’s Economic Security and Prosperity

October 18, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, Ontario – Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, and Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women, is encouraging organizations to apply for Government of Canada funding to support the economic security of women across Canada. Status of Women Canada has issued two new calls ...


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Letter to the Editor: Liberal Tax on Employee Discounts

October 12, 2017

Dear Editor, Once again, the Trudeau Liberals have been caught planning a tax hike on the working Canadians who are already feeling the pinch. It’s bad enough that the Liberals have raised taxes on the average family by over $800 per year, while their plan to raise taxes on local businesses is putting jobs on ...


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Political Games Push MP Vecchio Into Added Role

October 12, 2017

October 12, 2017   St. Thomas-Elgin Weekly News By Sean Meyer It would be safe to say Karen Vecchio had some very interesting days recently on Parliament Hill. Vecchio, the MP for Elgin-Middlesex-London, was pulled into a bout of political gamesmanship last week after being elected as chair of the Standing Committee on the Status ...


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Parkside Collegiate Celebrates 50 Years In Style

October 12, 2017

  Oct 11, 2017 St. Thomas-Elgin Weekly News On Oct. 6, thousands sat under the Friday night lights at Parkside Collegiate Institute (PCI), as the Parkside Stamps Football Teams, both senior and junior, defeated their Strathroy counterparts, kicking off a memorable 50th anniversary reunion weekend for alumni and students alike. Friday night also included memory ...


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Government Reverses GIS Eligibility Restriction

September 29, 2017

St. Thomas, ON – Karen Vecchio, Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, is pleased that the Liberal government has listened to concerns raised by Members of the Official Opposition and will be reversing changes made on January 1, 2017 to the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) provision for couples ...


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Liberals Poised To Make Housing A Right In New Homelessness Strategy

September 19, 2017

Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:35AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:46PM EDT        OTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals’ promised national strategy to tackle the nation’s housing challenges may have as one of its pillars a right to housing for every Canadian, with federal officials signalling such a ...


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Ottawa Reconnaîtrait Le Droit Au Logement

September 19, 2017

Par Jordan Press, La Presse canadienne   OTTAWA — Le gouvernement libéral de Justin Trudeau serait prêt à inclure dans sa prochaine stratégie nationale sur le logement une déclaration sur le droit de tout citoyen au logement, mais on ne sait pas si ce droit serait inscrit dans une loi. Des responsables au sein du ...


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Tax Change Plan Could Harm AG Industry, Small Biz

September 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017 by Melissa Schneider St. Thomas-Elgin Weekly News Proposed tax changes for corporations could have negative impacts, especially when passed with little public consultation, according to policy researcher Ben LeFort with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA). On July 18, the Department of Finance released a document outlining a number of measures designed ...


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MP Karen Vecchio and MPP Jeff Yurek To Host Canada 150 Celebration This Weekend

September 6, 2017

By Laura Broadley, St. Thomas Times-Journal Wednesday, September 6, 2017 10:36:37 EDT AM The venue has changed but the party to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday is still a go. High winds Monday night knocked down part of the Railway City Big Top where the event organized by Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Karen Vecchio and MPP Jeff Yurek ...


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Vecchio To Continue In Her Role As Official Opposition Critic for Families, Children and Social Development

August 30, 2017

August 30th, 2017 St. Thomas, ON – Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London will continue in her role as the Official Opposition Critic and Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development. Conservative Leader, Andrew Scheer, made the announcement earlier today. “I am truly thrilled to be continuing in this role,” said MP Vecchio. ...


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