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08/28/2014 - 16:00
Today, the two CRTC Vice-Chairpersons hosted a meeting with nearly a dozen telecommunications and broadcasting distribution companies, including the largest communication companies in the country, on paper bill fees. The Vice-Chairpersons have reported back to their colleagues, including myself, on today's outcomes. While the companies agreed to adopt consistent exemptions to such fees, they were unable to reach a consensus to eliminate them entirely.
08/28/2014 - 15:22
The CRTC's Vice-Chairpersons of Broadcasting and Telecommunications today hosted a meeting with nearly a dozen telecommunications and broadcasting distribution companies to discuss charges for paper bills.
08/28/2014 - 14:16
Strengthening Canada-ASEAN trade and investment ties to create jobs and opportunities
08/28/2014 - 13:52
Canada strongly condemns the capture of United Nations military personnel from the UN Disengagement Observer Force [UNDOF], as well as the forced restrictions of movement by armed opposition forces in the Golan Heights.

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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