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West Lorne, Dutton Recognize National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on October 12, 2021 4:08 PM

The raising of the Every Child Matters flag. Among those in the photo are, from left: Mayor Bob Purcell, Chief Adrian Chrisjohn, MP Karen Vecchio, Deputy Warden Dave Mennill, representative of MPP Jeff Yurek, Delaney Leitch. Victoria Acres jpg, WE

Sept. 30 marked The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, to recognize the injustice done to the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

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Projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program in Elgin-Middlesex-London

Posted on July 22, 2021 2:05 PM

The Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario has recently approved numerous projects in our riding under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program a cost-shared, application-based infrastructure funding opportunity.

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Statement on the Islamophobic Attack in London

Posted on June 07, 2021 4:40 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the Office of Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament

 

Statement on the Islamophobic Attack in London

June 7, 2021

OTTAWA, ON – In response to new information from City of London Police regarding the crash on Hyde Park Road, Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, issued the following statement:

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MP Vecchio announces eight new community-based projects in Elgin-Middlesex-London to support seniors

Posted on April 21, 2021 10:36 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the Constituency Office of Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament

MP Vecchio announces eight new community-based projects in

Elgin-Middlesex-London to support seniors

 

April 21, 2021

ST. THOMAS, ON- Today, Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the Government of Canada, announced an investment of $177,524.00 for eight community-based projects in the riding. These projects will help seniors stay active, informed and socially connected within their communities. This funding was awarded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program’s recent call for proposals for community-based projects.

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Statement from MP Karen Vecchio on the 2021 Federal Budget

Posted on April 19, 2021 5:43 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From the Constituency Office of Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament
Statement from MP Karen Vecchio on the 2021 Federal Budget
April 19, 2021
St. Thomas, ON – Today, Member of Parliament Karen Vecchio for Elgin-Middlesex-London released the following statement in reaction to the federal government’s first table budget in over two years:
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Urgent Changes to the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Posted on April 07, 2021 12:06 PM

April 7, 2021

St. Thomas, ON- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and challenges presented to the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program the Office of Karen Vecchio will be assisting the program by providing screening sheets outside of the CASO Station and having drop off hours for completed screening sheets and support documentation.

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2020 Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)

Posted on March 19, 2021 1:48 PM

The CVITP will be available again this year for low income individuals

Due to COVID-19 the clinics are only accepting drop off income tax information. The returns will be prepare according to the information tax payers have submitted and will be available for pick up the last 2 weeks in April. Identification may be required for pick up.

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Government of Canada introduces further restrictions on international travel

Posted on January 29, 2021 4:28 PM

Earlier today, the government announced new restrictions on international travel, including new mandatory measures for those returning to Canada. My office will continue to seek more information as it is released.

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Helplines & Resources

Posted on January 18, 2021 3:16 PM

During this time of increased uncertainty and rapid change, many Canadians are struggling with isolation, financial hardship and anxiety.

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‼️Attention Grain Farmers ‼️

Posted on January 18, 2021 8:30 AM

Consultations to improve the Canada Grain Act are taking place right now at the following link:https://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/about-our-department/public-opinion-and-consultations/share-ideas-canada-grain-act-review/?id=1610042594982

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London COVID-19 Assessment Centres To Stop Testing for International Travel on January 15, 2021

Posted on January 08, 2021 12:47 PM

Public Service AnnouncementFor Immediate Release

January 7, 2021

LONDON, ON Effective Friday, January 15, 2021, London COVID-19 Assessment Centres will no longer be testing individuals who are travelling outside of Canada and require a COVID-19 test before travelling or entering their country of destination. This is in compliance with a change in testing criteria from the Province of Ontario.

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Office Update January 4, 2021

Posted on January 05, 2021 10:45 AM

As of Monday, January 4, 2021, the constituency office will be closed for walk- in services.
My office will continue serving constituents by phone and email.

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Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

Posted on October 13, 2020 11:49 AM

The Government of Canada is continuing to support individuals who are not eligible for Employment Insurance and are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Recovery Benefit now open for applications.

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Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) & Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

Posted on October 05, 2020 2:22 PM

The Government of Canada is continuing to support individuals who are not eligible for Employment Insurance and are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The following benefits are now accepting applications:

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MAiD Householder Results

Posted on September 18, 2020 2:07 PM

Below are the results from constituents of Elgin-Middlesex-London on my MAiD Householder. 

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Call for Proposals for community-based projects that support seniors

Posted on September 11, 2020 10:39 AM

Now is the time for your organization to apply for funding for community-based projects that will support the well-being and quality of life of seniors.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From the Office of Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament Karen Vecchio named Official Opposition’s Deputy House Leader

Posted on September 02, 2020 1:24 PM

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the Office of Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament

Karen Vecchio named Official Opposition’s Deputy House Leader

September 2, 2020

 

OTTAWA, ON- Today, Conservative Leader the Hon. Erin O’Toole announced that Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Karen Vecchio will serve as the Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition.

 

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Extension of the Canada Emergency Business Account

Posted on August 31, 2020 1:43 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From the Constituency Office of Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament
Extension of the Canada Emergency Business Account
August 31, 2020
ST. THOMAS, ON- Today, Karen Vecchio, MP for Elgin-Middlesex-London is highlighting the extension of the Canada Emergency Business Agency (CEBA).
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The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) extended by 8 weeks for a total of 24 weeks

Posted on June 16, 2020 2:44 PM

The CERB is a taxable benefit of $2,000 over a four-week period for eligible workers who have stopped working or whose work hours have been reduced, due to COVID-19. 

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‼️ Canada- US Border Update ‼️

Posted on June 16, 2020 2:27 PM

Canada-US Border will continue to be closed to non-essential travel until July 21, 2020.

 

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Important Update on the Canada Emergency Business Account

Posted on June 15, 2020 4:09 PM

As announced by the Government of Canada on May 19, 2020-- small business owners such as sole proprietors and those paid through dividends were eligible for the Canada Emergency Business Account.

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Support for Canadians with Disabilities

Posted on June 05, 2020 1:51 PM

‼️Supports for Canadians with Disabilities‼️

The Government of Canada announced on June 5, 2020 a one-time, tax-free payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit as of June 1, 2020, as follows;

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Update Seniors Assistance

Posted on June 04, 2020 4:14 PM

The Government of Canada announced on May 12, 2020 a one-time tax-free payment to eligible seniors of;

- $300 for Old Age Security (OAS) pension eligible seniors

- $200 for Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) eligible seniors

 

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Constituency Office Open for Appointments Only

Posted on May 29, 2020 1:16 PM

Constituency Office Update: As the Province of Ontario begins the stages of re-opening, my office will be open by appointment only starting June 1, 2020.

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Opposition Parties send Letter to Liberal Government Regarding Recently Lapsed Funding for Organizations Fighting Human Trafficking

Posted on May 28, 2020 11:13 AM

May 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, ON– Yesterday, Opposition parties sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Maryam Monsef, Minister of Women and Gender Equality; Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; and David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. This letter denounces the Liberal government’s recent decision to allow funding to lapse for organizations dedicated to supporting and protecting women who are victims and survivors of human sex trafficking.

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