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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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