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 [...]
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.
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.
“For our government, the economy is Job One,” said Baird. “We are also taking unprecedented action to keep our troops safe when we send them overseas to do the tough work we ask of them.”
He added: “This announcement delivers on both fronts and is a win for all involved.”
Minister Baird, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, and his wife, Ginny Devine, and Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, Rob Merrifield, wave while a contingent of RCMP officers salute President Barack Obama as he passes by during the Inaugural Parade.
Jan. 4, 2013 — John Baird, MP for Ottawa West-Nepean and Foreign Affairs Minister, visits the Ottawa offices of General Dynamics to talk about the next phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan and how it might help create jobs in Ottawa and across Canada. With December’s job growth of 39,800 net new jobs nationwide, and [...]
John Baird, local Member of Parliament and Minister responsible for the National Capital Commission, today issued the following statement: “It is with deep regret and great sadness that I learned of the passing of a great man and passionate advocate for a national capital for all Canadians. “Marcel Beaudry was a man whose vast accomplishments [...]
“The new ePassport will be more reflective and representative of who we are as Canadians,” said Baird during an event at the newly renamed Canadian Museum of History.
“These images showcase Canada’s history and the building of our great nation while adding essential new security features for the 21st Century.”