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11/28/2014 - 06:00
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Canadian Veterans of the Italian Campaign took part in a live video chat from Rimini, Italy, with students at Vincent Massey Collegiate in Montréal.
11/28/2014 - 04:30
Today, in advance of the 15th Summit of La Francophonie, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada will provide significant new support towards life-saving vaccines for children around the world.
11/28/2014 - 04:28
Despite an unprecedented increase in vaccine programs in developing countries, 1.5 million children die each year of vaccine-preventable diseases. One in five children worldwide does not receive a full course of even the most basic vaccines, which places them at risk. The efforts of the GAVI Alliance and its partners help ensure that children under the age of one have the basic foundation to enable a healthy transition to childhood.
11/27/2014 - 20:24
Statement by Ministers Paradis of Canada, Girardin of France and Coll-Seck of Senegal on International Response to Ebola Crisis

Strahl urges passage of Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, rose in the House of Commons today to speak in favour of Bill C-38: Jobs Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act. The bill would implement key elements of the Government's Economic Action Plan 2012.

"Although the economy remains fragile, Canada continues to outperform our major trading partners. The measures contained in our Action Plan will further strengthen our economy and create jobs and long-term prosperity for all Canadians," said Strahl.

Strahl highlighted measures in the bill that would encourage responsible resource development, ensure the sustainability of social programs, and balance the budget in the medium-term through modest spending reductions.

"While other countries have slipped into recession in a rush to balance the budget and others see their credit ratings slashed, Canada is moving to a balanced budget at the right pace and our economy continues to grow."

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