May 10, 2013 – Toronto, Ontario Check Against Delivery Thank you Dr. Stein. Salam. I’m here today to deliver a simple message: Canada stands with you. We stand with the courageous activists inside Iran…with the dedicated Canadian diaspora outside Iran …and with freedom-loving people everywhere who want a brighter future for your country. We know [...]
John Baird today issued the following statement: “I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the loss of our good friend and former colleague Peter Kormos. “Peter was a talented and dedicated politician, who cared deeply about the well-being of not just his constituents, but all Ontarians. “As a young MPP in Toronto, Peter [...]
I generally find Joanne Chianello’s columns to be well informed and well researched. She is typically an example for other journalists to follow. Sadly, Saturday’s column was an exception. Her premise that our Conservative government has “disdain” for local residents is simply false.
This evening marks the beginning of Passover, which commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from the slavery of ancient Egypt. More than 3,000 years ago the Jewish people established their own state after years of bondage. After centuries of exile and persecution, the Jewish State of Israel was reborn, the likes of which we [...]
Since taking office in 2006, our Government has pursued a positive agenda to make Canada’s economy stronger, helping create more good, high-quality jobs. This has included lowering taxes over 150 times (lowering the average family’s tax bill by more than $3,200), supporting entrepreneurs (lowering taxes on job-creating businesses), opening more markets to Canadian goods with increased trade deals, and much more.
In Economic Action Plan 2013, our Conservative government remains squarely focused on the number one priority of Canadians, with a forward-looking plan to help create jobs and grow the economy in Ontario and across Canada.
Today, I would like to wish the Iranian people a happy Nowruz. On such an important occasion, we must reflect on the deep connection between Canada and the people of Iran. They are strong ties, and a source of hope and pride. Canada is home to many Iranians. For decades, Iranian families, and now their [...]
On this Budget Day 2013, local MP John Baird visited Algonquin College in the heart of Ottawa West-Nepean to highlight that the Harper Government’s top priority continues to be jobs and economic growth. Algonquin’s Centre for Construction Trades and Building Sciences was built with the help of federal investments in university and college infrastructure.
At a small reception on Parliament Hill today, John Baird awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award to these outstanding individuals from Ottawa West-Nepean.
In the Dominican Republic to promote Canadian interests. Ties between Canada and the Dominican Republic are strengthened by significant Canadian investment in the Dominican economy and by the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who visit the country each year.