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ALERT: Employment Insurance COVID-19

Posted on March 17, 2020 11:47 AM


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MP Vecchio Constituency Office Closed for Precautionary Measures Against COVID-19

Posted on March 16, 2020 11:23 AM

Effected immediately the constituency office of Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament, Elgin-Middlesex-London will be closed for walk- in services to the public. Out of an abundance of caution, health and safety to staff and the public, staff will be serving only by phone and email.


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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Information

Posted on March 12, 2020 11:15 AM

The World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic. Here are some helpful tips to prevent the spread.


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Federal Funding Announcement - Port Bruce Bridge

Posted on September 05, 2019 1:06 PM

CENTRAL ELGIN – On September 3, 2019, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced that the County of Elgin will receive $2,500,000 in federal funding for the replacement of the Port Bruce Bridge.  The Province of Ontario has already committed to contributing $1,666,500 towards the Port Bruce Bridge Replacement project.

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There’s more to this election than SNC-Lavalin

Posted on September 05, 2019 11:53 AM

MPs say climate change, the economy, and housing affordability come up at the door more often.

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Eric Bunnell's People: A well-deserved honour

Posted on August 30, 2019 1:20 PM

Ron Jewell has never hesitated to tell St. Thomas to get a move on. And to look sharp doing it.

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St. Thomas veteran honoured with national award for work with Legion

Posted on August 30, 2019 9:20 AM

“Whether it’s helping veterans get the resources or educating young families and children about why we remember, Ron has been an integral part of that for almost 40 years.”

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Liberal MP launches backbench push for plan to end veteran homelessness with Conservative, NDP support

Posted on June 05, 2019 10:48 AM

As the parliamentary workday hits the halfway point, MPs are set to continue working their collective way through the government’s legislative to-do list when the House re-opens for business this afternoon, starting with Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s omnibus bid to implement his latest budget, which is now poised for third reading consideration after a lightning round of pro forma report stage votes that are currently scheduled to take place immediately after question period wraps up.

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LETTER: An observer’s take on the town hall meeting

Posted on May 31, 2019 10:46 AM

The Western Elgin Town Hall was held at Natterjack Brewing Co. in Eagle, the evening of May 23. The town hall was attended by about 65 people, which may be slightly less than the average age of the attendees. The keg of the best-selling beer, a Belgium blond brewed onsite with pistachio and 7.6% ABV, had to be changed just once. The pot of coffee remained nearly full.

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Opposing parties join forces for national brew-off

Posted on May 31, 2019 9:15 AM

OTTAWAMay 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Labatt Breweries of Canada has brought together MPs from across the country to put partisanship aside and represent their region in Election Brew – the first-ever all-party national brewing competition in support of Equal Voice.  

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New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)

Posted on May 27, 2019 1:59 PM

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) call for proposals is now open. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 21, 2019.

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Brews News: MPs sting rivals by adding honey to beer with a political purpose

Posted on May 01, 2019 7:22 AM

Take a tea-loving Tory and a nostalgic 50-loving Liberal, add some London-area honey, Southwestern Ontario wheat and Great Lakes water and you've got a recipe for a small-batch beer brewed to rule the nation.

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Brews News: MPs cross the aisle for an ale – and a good cause

Posted on April 23, 2019 9:34 PM

Will a good wit smooth over divisive politics? Is beer good for what "ales" the nation?

We shall soon see as Karen Vecchio, Conservative MP for Elgin-Middlesex-London, and London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos co-operate to brew a beer at Labatt in London.

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Bring in quotas, financial incentives to get more women to run, says House committee

Posted on April 17, 2019 11:20 AM

After studying barriers facing women in politics, the Status of Women Committee also suggests calling for a crackdown on gender-based heckling.

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File Your 2018 Income Return by April 30, 2019

Posted on April 16, 2019 11:02 AM

You must file your 2018 Income Return by April 30, 2019, to avoid any interruption of benefits.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is the administer of tax laws for Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories, the CRA also administers various social and economic benefits and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.

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After warnings of under-spending, Liberals eye boosts to job-training programs

Posted on April 10, 2019 9:50 AM

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals want to widen the reach of the country’s job-training programs after senior officials heard warnings that Canada has been spending about half what comparable countries do on efforts to keep their workers employable.

A presentation to the committee of deputy ministers, delivered in January 2018, warned that the country will be less able to adapt to workforce shifts without a boost in spending.

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Killing Saudi arms export deal would ‘devastate’ London region, says Tory MP Vecchio

Posted on April 10, 2019 9:46 AM

As the Liberals navigate the controversial contract to export light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, fuelling talk of job losses in London, Ont., is ‘foolish’ in an election year, says a former Tory MP.

The fallout for the southwestern Ontario epicentre of a controversial arms export deal with Saudi Arabia could be devastating if the contract is cancelled, with the wrong people paying the price, say opposition MPs.

With four federal ridings in play and thousands of jobs potentially in the wind, talk of scrapping the contract in an election year would be “foolish,” says a former London, Ont.-area MP.

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‘We don’t know why it’s taken so long’: critics question the wait on fed-prov housing agreements

Posted on April 10, 2019 9:31 AM

NDP social development critic Sheri Benson says that government needs to be more forthcoming on the state of the bilateral housing funding agreements with the provinces and territories. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade.


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Federal Budget Includes $19.8 Billion Deficit

Posted on March 20, 2019 10:02 PM

Federal Budget Includes $19.8 Billion Deficit March 20, 2019 10:02 am The Liberal Government has announced their final budget ahead of this fall’s federal election. The budget includes a $19.8 billion deficit and includes $40 billion in new spending. The budget takes the first steps toward a national pharmacare plan by creating a new Canadian ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Canada Summer Jobs Program Applications Period Extended

Posted on January 28, 2019 12:00 PM

St. Thomas, ON – Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London and Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development is advising that the application period for Canada Summer Jobs 219 has been extended to February 3, 2019.

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Liberals looking to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Posted on January 23, 2019 11:16 AM

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is looking for ways to make home-buying more affordable for millennials, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Tuesday as he held pre-budget public events in the Toronto suburbs.

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National Defence doesn’t know impact of carbon tax on fuel costs

Posted on January 17, 2019 9:44 AM

The Department of National Defence hasn’t yet measured how much more it will be paying for fuel under the federal carbon tax.

The military spends around $200 million on fuel per year.

In response to an order-paper question in mid-December, National Defence parliamentary secretary Serge Cormier said the department “is in the process of determining the broad implications of the price on carbon pollution.” A spokesperson from the department confirmed today it hasn’t yet decided how it will assess these costs.

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H.B. Beal Secondary students ask local MPs their questions

Posted on December 29, 2018 9:49 AM

H.B. Beal Secondary students ask local MPs their questions
London Morning turned the floor over to H.B. Beal Secondary School Grade 12 students
CBC · Posted: Dec 29, 2018 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: December 29, 2018

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