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Apply to be a Parliamentary Guide 2020

The Library of Parliament has begun its recruitment process for Parliamentary Guides, searching for bilingual, full-time university students from across the country to participate in our program for the summer of 2020. Parliamentary Guides welcome and provide tours to thousands of visitors, ... Full Article

2019 Community Survey Results

2019 Community Survey Results I received a record number of replies to my 2019 Community Survey and I thank all who participated.  The thousands of responses have produced some very interesting results. Your input is very helpful to me and my colleagues as we enter the new session of ... Full Article

MP Report – You May Be Eligible For Benefits

You May Be Eligible For Benefits Canada has a generous system of benefits to assist Canadians through various stages of life; from child benefits and student loans, to unemployment benefits and retirement benefits. There are many benefits available that are often overlooked.  The Government of ... Full Article

MP Report – Make Your Mark

SEPTEMBER 2019 Make Your Mark It has been an absolute privilege to be your elected representative in Calgary Confederation since the riding was created in 2015.  I will be standing for re-election in October as the candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada.  Other candidates will put ... Full Article

Canada’s Passenger Bill of Rights

Know your rights As of July 15, 2019, airlines will be required to meet new obligations concerning communication, denied boarding, tarmac delay, baggage and the transportation of musical instruments. Travellers have both rights and responsibilities. The airline’s tariff is the contract of ... Full Article

MP Report – Keep Options Open

Keeping Options Open Students will soon be heading back to school and every student will be asked again, “What are you going to be when you grow up?”  That is a big answer to expect from someone who has not been able to chart much of their life path to date. As a teenager I […] Full Article

MP Report – What does it mean?

What does it mean? Becoming a Canadian citizen is a life-changing moment.  For those of us born in Canada, we often do not give our citizenship much thought, but we should. Citizenship comes with both rights and responsibilities.  Very often, we focus on the rights that our Canadian ... Full Article

Canada Day Events 2019

Canada Day Events in Calgary July 1st, 2019 (source: City of Calgary) End Event Location 10 a.m. 4 p.m. East Village Street Fair 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Free admission to Studio Bell – home of the National Music Centre Studio Bell National Music Centre 10 a.m. 5 p.m. The Bounce Games Park, East ... Full Article

New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2019-20

New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2019-20 The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program whose goal is to support projects that help improve the well-being and quality of life of seniors and foster social inclusion and engagement of  Canadian seniors in all aspects of society. ... Full Article

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MP Report – Summer Jobs Program 2019

530 New Jobs for Calgary Confederation I am pleased to announce that Calgary Confederation will see 530 jobs created this summer through community groups, small businesses and non-profit organizations with funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program. This is a substantial increase from 2017’s ... Full Article

MP Report – Just Words

Just Words I remember in school when a bully was confronted by a teacher after being caught picking on a fellow student.  The bully said, “I’m not hurting anyone, they are just words.” What we witnessed during the recent election campaign and what we see on the internet every day is far ... Full Article

MP Report – It’s In You To Give

April 2019 It’s in you to give! April is ‘Be a Donor Month’ and is an opportunity to encourage Canadians to become a registered organ and tissue donor. My Private Member’s Bill C-316 would dramatically improve organ and tissue donation by amending the annual tax form to allow Canadians ... Full Article

MP Report – Filing Your Taxes Pays

Filing Your Taxes Pays Most Canadians get a tax refund and so it pays to file your taxes.  Last year, 56% of Canadians (down from 58% the year before) received a refund with the average refund being $1,765 (up from $1,735). Low-income Canadians must file a tax return to access certain income ... Full Article

STEM

STEM Resources for Teachers The Government of Canada has a number of free resources for teachers to promote STEM education available at on its website. Things you can do in your classroom to encourage STEM Attitudes toward STEM often start in school. So, as a teacher, you’re in an ... Full Article

Information for Seniors

canada.ca/seniors The Government of Canada provides useful portal for those looking for information commonly used by Seniors at www.canada.ca/seniors. Links to information on the following items and others are available: Canada Pension Plan Guaranteed Income Supplement Old Age Security ... Full Article

Passenger Bill of Rights Proposal

  In May 2018, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) began developing Air Passenger Protection Regulations that will establish airline obligations toward passengers, including minimum compensation levels and standards of treatment in different circumstances. The CTA consulted broadly ... Full Article

New Drone Rules

New rules for drones in Canada On January 9, 2019, the Government of Canada published new rules for flying drones in Canada. These rules will come into effect on June 1, 2019. You can read up on the new rules but you still need to follow the current rules. The new rules apply to Remotely ... Full Article