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Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper is dedicated to building a stronger, prouder, more prosperous Canada by delivering real results for everyday Canadian families.  He has spent his entire political career standing up and speaking out for Canadians who work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules.

As Prime Minister, Stephen Harper has delivered real action on the priorities of all Canadian families including:

  • Passing the tough new political fundraising rules that take the big money, corporations and unions out of political party financing.
  • Reducing the GST from 7% to 6% and now, to 5%.
  • Providing $1,200 per year, per child under six, that parents can spend on their own child care priorities.
  • Giving Canadians tax credits for money spent on transit passes, textbooks and kids’ sports.
  • Strengthening Canada’s product safety laws, including the first ever federal mandatory recall law, and new rules for what can be called a “product of Canada”.
  • Passing tough new laws that will keep gun criminals and sexual predators behind bars.
  • Taking real action on the environment with Canada’s first ever mandatory greenhouse gas emission regulations.
  • Investing in new patrol ships, satellite surveillance, and arctic rangers to protect our sovereignty over Canada’s North.

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Our New Name & Boundaries


The Ministers' Regional Office Update

This report is produced by the Ministers' Regional Office and is intended to provide you with information on recent Government of Canada activities and initiatives in your region. This list is not exhaustive. For more detailed information please follow the links provided.

 

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ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN 2014

Minister of Finance Confirms Return to Balanced Budgets in 2015: Economic Action Plan 2014 demonstrates the importance of strong public finances to creating jobs, growth, and opportunities for all Canadians, February 11, 2014, Ottawa, ON

Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty tabled Economic Action Plan 2014, which confirms that the Government is on track to return to balanced budgets in 2015, with new measures that will create jobs and opportunities in an uncertain global economy.  With no new taxes on Canadian families or businesses, Economic Action Plan 2014 projects that the deficit will decline to $2.9 billion in 2014–15, after taking into account a $3 billion annual adjustment for risk. A surplus of $6.4 billion is expected in 2015–16. Since the inception of Canada’s Economic Action Plan in 2009, Canada has achieved the best job creation record and one of the best economic performances in the Group of Seven (G-7) over the recovery.

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NEW BUILDING CANADA PLAN

PM announces details of historic 10-year infrastructure plan: Largest federal infrastructure investment in Canadian history will provide stable, long-term support, including for small communities, 13 February 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper released important details on the New Building Canada Plan, including support that will ensure small communities have stable, long-term and unprecedented access to funding for vital infrastructure projects. The new Plan will provide municipalities, provinces and territories with the information they need to plan public infrastructure projects in their jurisdictions. The new Plan will support projects that focus on economic growth, job creation and productivity, including building roads, bridges, subways, commuter rail and other public infrastructure that ensures the prosperity of all Canadians.

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IN THE NEWS

Working with BC Salmon Farmers to Implement Leading International Standards, February 04, 2014, Campbell River, BC

The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, announced funding of over $21,000 for the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA).With funding from the Harper Government, the BCSFA will review leading international standards and practices in the global fish farming industry, define areas where BC fish farmers can further improve their practices, and then develop a plan to ensure that the BC industry maintains world-leading standards and practices.

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Government of Canada launches consultations on new measure to support small businesses and reduce red tape, February 7, 2014, Vancouver, BC

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, launched the first of several consultation sessions on the proposed Registration of Tax Preparers Program (RTPP) in Vancouver. The proposed RTPP is part of a recently announced three-point plan to support small and medium-sized businesses by helping them comply with tax rules and reducing red tape. Feedback on the proposed program is welcome through consultations or online from taxpayers, tax preparers, and all other stakeholders. Those interested in participating can go to www.cra.gc.ca/rtpp for details.

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Harper Government Supports Search and Rescue Volunteers: New Tax Credit Recognizes Important Role of Search and Rescue Volunteers, February 14, 2014, Vancouver, BC

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty highlighted the Harper Government’s support for families and communities through the introduction in Economic Action Plan 2014 of the new Search and Rescue Volunteers Tax Credit.  Economic Action Plan 2014 announced a 15% non-refundable Search and Rescue Volunteers Tax Credit on an amount of $3,000 for ground, air and marine search and rescue (SAR) volunteers. This credit will be available to SAR volunteers who perform at least 200 hours of service during a year.

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Canada and British Columbia Invest in Tree Fruits: Research and development, new technology will help boost Okanagan tree fruit production, February 14, 2014 – Vancouver, BC

Three projects by the B.C. Tree Fruits Cooperative (BCTFC) will tackle tree cankers and cherry packing efficiencies to boost net returns of growers. The BCTFC is receiving joint federal-provincial funding for a three-year study testing control methods to improve fruit tree health. Funding is also being provided for installation of the latest technologies to two cherry packing lines, in Oliver and Kelowna.

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Industry Minister James Moore Discusses Benefits of Economic Action Plan 2014 for British Columbia, February 14, 2014, Vancouver, BC

Industry Minister and Minister Responsible for British Columbia James Moore addressed members of the Vancouver Board of Trade to underscore Economic Action Plan 2014 and what it means for jobs and growth in British Columbia. Minister Moore highlighted measures that will help Canadian families, empower consumers and support sectors of the economy to foster jobs, growth and innovation. Economic Action Plan 2014 contains no new taxes for families and businesses and ensures that government spending is as efficient and effective as possible.

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Harper Government Takes Further Steps to Ensure a Sustainable and Prosperous Aquaculture Sector in Canada, February 14, 2014, Nanaimo, BC

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, along with Dr. James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo Alberni, provided further details on the Government of Canada’s investment of $54 million over five years to continue Canada’s Sustainable Aquaculture Program, which focuses on scientific research and regulatory enhancements. With its Sustainable Aquaculture Program, the Government of Canada is creating the conditions, with science as the foundation, that will enable the Canadian aquaculture industry to be successful while operating in an ecologically sustainable manner.

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Government of Canada helps create jobs and opportunities for Aboriginal people in British Columbia, February 17, 2014, Terrace, BC

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, announced federal government support to help Aboriginal people in British Columbia get the skills they need to land well-paying jobs in the resource sector. The Government of Canada will provide over $6.1 million to the Pacific Trail Pipelines Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership Training Society to train 780 Aboriginal people in British Columbia. The Training Society will partner with the private sector to help Aboriginal people gain skills for occupations in demand in the energy sector.

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Industry Minister James Moore Discusses Benefits of Economic Action Plan 2014 for British Columbia at the Burnaby Board of Trade, February 17, 2014, Burnaby, BC

Industry Minister and Minister Responsible for British Columbia James Moore addressed members of the Burnaby Board of Trade as he continued his post-budget engagement with British Columbians to highlight Economic Action Plan 2014 and what it means for jobs and growth across the province. British Columbia is a key economic driver of Canada's economy. Economic Action Plan 2014 supports growth in key sectors of B.C.'s economy, including investing in infrastructure and transportation, increasing technology and competiveness in the forestry industry, supporting mineral exploration, and making improvements to Canada's National Parks and trails.

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Minister Kenney consults with First Nations leaders and employers on jobs, skills and the economy, February 18, 2014, Prince George, BC

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, wrapped up consultations with First Nations leaders and employers across northern British Columbia. Minister Kenney heard first-hand from First Nations leaders and employers about the need to fill skills shortages and ensure Aboriginal people have the training they need to take advantage of job opportunities in B.C.’s resources sector.

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Minister Findlay Celebrates 35 years of Sustainable Jobs for Surrey Residents, February 18, 2014, Surrey, BC

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, celebrated the anniversary of the opening of the Surrey Tax Centre today, 35 years to the day the Centre officially opened its doors on February 18, 1979. The Minister marked the occasion with a tour of the facility and meetings with employees of the Tax Centre.

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Minister of State (Finance) and Minister of State (Seniors) Highlight Key Measures in Economic Action Plan 2014, February 19, 2014, Vancouver, BC

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Minister of State (Seniors) Alice Wong highlighted some of the key measures in Economic Action Plan 2014 (EAP 2014) that will help Canadian seniors, and help businesses in creating jobs and driving economic growth. The Ministers highlighted EAP 2014 measures that will raise public awareness about the costs of and alternatives to payday lending and other high interest rate lending products; and protect seniors from financial abuse by ensuring that banks have appropriate and adequate processes and procedures for advising on bank powers of attorney and joint accounts. They also met with businesses in Richmond to explain EAP 2014’s steps to reduce the tax compliance and regulatory burden for small and medium-sized businesses, and reduce barriers to internal trade.

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Harper Government's New Research Fund Will Drive Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions to Become World's Best, February 19, 2014, Vancouver, BC

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson highlighted an Economic Action Plan 2014 initiative aimed at strengthening science, technology and innovation in Canada. The new Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) will provide a substantial investment driving Canadian post-secondary institutions to excel globally in research areas that create long-term economic advantages for Canada. CFREF will be available to all post-secondary institutions on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis. Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to provide the Fund with $50 million in 2015–16, growing to $100 million in 2016–17 and $150 million in 2017–18, and reaching a sustained level of $200 million annually in 2018–19 and beyond.

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Government of Canada supports search and rescue volunteers with new tax credit, February 19, 2014, Courtenay, BC

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, accompanied by the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, visited the Comox Valley Search and Rescue Hall to promote the new search and rescue volunteers tax credit announced in Economic Action Plan (EAP) 2014. The search and rescue volunteers tax credit will be available to search and rescue volunteers who perform at least 200 hours of eligible service during a year, and provides up to $450 in tax savings for these dedicated individuals as they serve their communities.

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Increasing monitoring of ships to detect pollution in Canada's waters, February 19, 2014, Vancouver, BC

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced new funding to increase the number of flights to monitor and detect pollution from ships in Canada’s waters. The National Aerial Surveillance Program is one of the main pillars of the Government of Canada’s Pollution Prevention Program and is the government’s primary tool for detecting ship-source pollution. The Government of Canada is now approximately doubling funding for the program, to $47.6M over the next five years, allowing for significantly more flight hours to detect pollution.

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Minister Findlay highlights Economic Action Plan 2014 measures to improve services and reduce red tape for small businesses, February 19, 2014, Campbell River, BC

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, accompanied by the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, British Columbia, promoted new measures introduced in Economic Action Plan 2014. Since 2006, our Government has introduced a number of measures to reduce the red tape burden on small businesses. Minister Findlay highlighted several new service enhancements for businesses that our Government will implement over the next year:

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Harper Government Economic Action Plan 2014 means less red tape for Nanaimo Business Community, February 20, 2014 - Nanaimo, BC

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, accompanied by James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni, British Columbia, met with members of the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce to promote new measures introduced in Economic Action Plan 2014. Since 2006, the Government of Canada has introduced a number of measures to reduce the red tape burden on small businesses. Minister Findlay highlighted several new service enhancements for businesses that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will implement over the next year:

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Government of Canada invests in YWCA elder abuse awareness project in Metro Vancouver, February 21, 2014, Vancouver, BC

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced that seniors in British Columbia and all across Canada will benefit from a project that will help raise awareness about elder abuse. The YWCA Metro Vancouver’s project is receiving $485,000 in federal funding. The funding is provided through the pan-Canadian stream of the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), which supports projects led or inspired by seniors who want to make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities.

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Agriculture innovation gets boost through Growing Forward 2, February 26, 2014,

Victoria, BC

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have invested an additional $10.4 million in a program that promotes the creation of new products and practices in B.C.’s agrifood industry. The boost to the Canada-B.C. Agri-Innovation Program results in a total of $13.4 million being available to support innovation in B.C. between 2013 and 2018. The Growing Forward 2 funding builds on a $3-million two-year commitment announced in 2013.

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OF INTEREST

Multiple-entry visas make it easier for travellers to visit Canada, February 3, 2014, Ottawa, ON

Visitors to Canada will automatically be considered for a multiple-entry visa, starting on February 6, 2014. Multiple-entry visas allow qualified visitors to come and go from Canada for six months at a time for up to 10 years without having to reapply each time.  The fee for the temporary resident visa program will now be reduced from $150 to $100 for the processing of either a single- or multiple-entry visa. By harmonizing the single- and multiple-entry visa fees, the visa application process will become simpler for applicants and promote tourism and trade by increasing the number of eligible travellers who are able to make multiple visits to Canada.

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Harper Government Introduces Fair Elections Act, February 4, 2014, Ottawa, ON

Today Democratic Reform Minister, Pierre Poilievre, introduced a sweeping bill designed to protect the fairness of federal elections. “The Fair Elections Act will ensure everyday citizens are in charge of democracy, by putting special interests on the sidelines and rule-breakers out of business,” said Minister Poilievre. “The bill also makes it harder to break elections law. It closes loopholes to big money, imposes new penalties on political imposters who make rogue calls, and empowers law enforcement with sharper teeth, a longer reach and a freer hand.” The Fair Elections Act will implement 38 of the Chief Electoral Officer’s past recommendations.

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Harper Government Making Changes to Cell Tower Placement Rules: New rules will ensure individual Canadians have their say on cell towers in their communities, February 5, 2014, Ottawa, ON

Over the last 20 years, wireless services have grown into something that Canadian consumers rely on every day. As a result, we are seeing an increasing number of new cell towers being constructed in our communities. The placement of these towers is becoming ever more divisive with the rapidly increasing demand for wireless services. Canadians deserve to have a say in how new cell tower locations are identified in their communities. Improvements to Industry Canada's Antenna Tower Siting Policy will ensure that local residents and municipal governments are at the forefront of the tower placement process. The changes to the policy guiding the installation of new antenna towers will require companies to: consult communities on all commercial tower installations, regardless of height; build the tower within three years of consulting with communities; and ensure that residents are well-informed of upcoming consultations.

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Strengthening and Modernizing the Citizenship Act: Reinforcing the value of Canadian citizenship while moving toward a more efficient system; Toronto, February 6, 2014

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander unveiled the first comprehensive reforms to the Citizenship Act since 1977. Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, will protect the value of Canadian citizenship for those who have it while creating a faster and more efficient process for those applying to get it. This important legislation will streamline Canada’s citizenship program by reducing the decision-making process from three steps to one. It is expected that, by 2015–2016, this change will bring the average processing time for citizenship applications down to under a year. It is also projected that by 2015-2016, the current backlog will be reduced by more than 80 percent. Citizenship application fees will be better aligned with the actual cost of processing, relieving the burden on Canadian taxpayers who currently subsidize 80 percent of the cost.

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Transport Canada proposes new rail regulations to reduce accidents and save lives at federally regulated grade crossings, February 7, 2014, Ottawa, ON

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced proposed Grade Crossings Regulations that would establish new safety standards for federally regulated grade crossings. The proposed regulations will improve safety by helping to reduce the frequency and severity of accidents, therefore saving lives and preventing injuries and derailments at federally regulated grade crossings. The regulations will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on February 8, 2014. Stakeholders and the public will have 90 days to comment on the proposed regulations.

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PM announces an historic agreement with the Assembly of First Nations to reform the First Nations education system, Stand Off, AB, 7 February 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced an historic agreement between the Government of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations to reform the First Nations K-12 education system through the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act. At its core the legislation will provide First Nation students on-reserve across Canada with the education standards, supports, and opportunities that most Canadians take for granted. Acknowledging that First Nations are best placed to control First Nations education, the legislation will recognize the responsibility and accountability of First Nations to administer their education system on-reserve under the Act.

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Canadian Government Announces Canada's Plan for our Future in Space, February 7, 2014, Ottawa, ON

Industry Minister James Moore and Canadian Space Agency President Walter Natynczyk joined Canadian astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa to unveil the framework for Canada's future in Space. This framework will serve as a guide for Canada's strategic activities and future in space, ensuring a strong and commercially competitive space industry that will continue to inspire Canadians for years to come.

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PM to travel to Mexico for bilateral visit and the North American Leaders’ Summit

Ottawa, ON, 12 February 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, and Barack Obama, President of the United States, for the seventh North American Leaders’ Summit in Toluca, Mexico, on February 19th, 2014. He was accompanied by Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources. At the Summit, the three leaders discussed North American economic competitiveness, energy and the environment, and defence and security cooperation. They also exchanged views on a number of important regional and global security issues. Prior to the Summit, the Prime Minister undertook his first bilateral visit to Mexico from February 17-18 in Mexico City, where he met with President Peña Nieto, Cabinet Ministers, and prominent members of the business community.

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More Choice for Canadian Wireless Consumers: The result of the 700 MHz spectrum auction raised $5.27 billion in revenue, February 19, 2014, Ottawa

Consumers are the big winners following the conclusion of the 700 MHz spectrum auction. Industry Minister James Moore announced that 97 licences have been awarded to 8 Canadian companies. A fourth wireless provider obtained spectrum in every region of the country, delivering on our government's commitment to encourage more competition in Canada's wireless industry. The total revenue generated from the 700 MHz auction is $5.27 billion, the highest return ever for a wireless auction in Canada.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces additional sanctions against Yanukovych regime, Ottawa, ON, 20 February 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on Canada’s response to the escalation of violence in Ukraine: “Canada continues to be outraged by the ongoing violence in Ukraine. Our Government has responded by introducing a travel ban on the regime’s senior leaders and announcing medical aid to assist the protestors in their time of need... For months, our Government has delivered a strong message to the Ukrainian Government that its citizens must be allowed to exercise their democratic right to peaceful protest without being subjected to deadly force and appalling brutality…[We] are imposing an expanded travel ban which will prevent senior members of the Ukrainian Government and other individuals, who bear political responsibility for the violence, from travelling to Canada...We will also be imposing economic sanctions on the Yanukovych regime and its supporters.” 

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Harper Government Puts Consumers First: Improved Vehicle Fuel Consumption Ratings Will Give Consumers Best Available Information, February 21, 2014

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced that the Government of Canada is introducing new fuel consumption ratings for cars and light trucks. The new ratings take into account everyday driving experiences — realities like cold weather and air conditioner use. Beginning with the 2015 model year, updated test methodology will help Canadians buy the most fuel-efficient vehicle that fits their lifestyle — saving them money.

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Minister Fantino Underlines Government’s Commitment to Move Forward for Veterans, February 22, 2014, Kanata, ON

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, delivered the keynote address before members of the Dominion Executive Council of the Royal Canadian Legion at their annual Legion President’s Dinner. Minister Fantino took the occasion to give members of the Council an update on the current parliamentary review of the New Veterans Charter, priority-hiring measures for Veterans and new commitments undertaken in Economic Action Plan 2014. The Minister also spoke on the importance of remembering Veterans’ achievements and highlighted the Government’s commitment to commemorate many important anniversaries in our nation’s military history in 2014. Since the New Veterans Charter was implemented in 2006, the Government has invested almost $4.7 billion in additional funding to further broaden and improve programs and services for Veterans.  Through Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government proposes $108.2 million over three years, starting in 2013–14, to expand eligibility for the Funeral and Burial Program to ensure that modern-day Veterans of modest means have access to a dignified funeral and burial.

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada following the closing of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, Ottawa, ON, 23 February 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement congratulating the Canadian Winter Olympic Team on their stellar performance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia: “Our Winter Olympic team went to Sochi to proudly represent their country and perform to the best of their ability. They certainly succeeded in spectacular fashion, earning 10 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 5 bronze medals…They provided us with terrific moments in sport that inspired fervent national pride and demonstrated again and again that Canadians can compete with the very best on the world stage and succeed brilliantly… Of course, we will all remember the spectacular win by our Women’s Hockey Team coming back from a two goal deficit to win the gold medal. The victory in men's hockey was also richly deserved. These special moments and many others will no doubt inspire young people across the country to follow their sporting dreams…I would like to pay special tribute to the Olympic Team coaches and support staff as well as supportive family members who were all an essential part of this year’s success… I look forward to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, which will undoubtedly add to our impressive Sochi medal tally.”

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PM to send Canadian delegation to Ukraine, Ottawa, ON, 25 February 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada sent a delegation to Ukraine on February 28, 2014. The Canadian delegation, which included parliamentarians, community leaders and government officials – led by John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs –met with members of the anticipated Ukrainian transitional government and civil society.

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Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Protect Children from Predators and Exploitation, February 26, 2014, Ottawa, ON 

In support of the Government of Canada’s commitment to standing up for victims of crime, Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduced comprehensive legislation to better protect children from a range of sexual offences and exploitation at home and abroad.  Nine new measures, introduced in the House of Commons, reflect the government’s commitment in the 2013 Speech from the Throne to re-establish Canada as a country where those who break the law are punished for their actions, where prison time matches the severity of crimes committed, and where the most vulnerable victims – children – are better protected. 

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PM and the Aga Khan sign Protocol of Understanding on the Creation of a Strategic Partnership, Ottawa, ON, 27 February 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and His Highness the Aga Khan signed a Protocol of Understanding, committing both sides to regular, high-level consultations on a range of global and regional issues. The announcement took place during an official visit to Canada by the Aga Khan from February 27 to 28, 2014. The Protocol of Understanding aims to provide a clear framework and strategic direction for Canada’s multi-faceted and strong relations with the Ismaili Imamat. By committing both sides to regular, high-level consultations on a range of pressing global issues, it aims to solidify the important partnership that Canada has developed with the Aga Khan and his institutions over many years. 

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