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Dear Friends,

There is a lot happening here in Central Nova. I'm happy to share this information with you about important projects I'm working on to improve our daily lives through federal investments in community infrastructure, highways, wharves, water and sewer systems, main street revitalization projects, recreation facilities, workers retraining programs, and programs promoting sustainability of our natural resources.

With your ongoing support and continued input from the community, our federal government is continuing to invest in significant projects and initiatives that benefit Central Nova. Since 2006, our Government has invested more than $410 million in this region. Central Nova has the people, skills, and know-how to turn today's ideas into a productive and bright future.

As always, I look forward to working with you to build a stronger Central Nova.





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The Liberals and NDP support this waste of $1 BILLION.

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Our federal Conservative government has a strong record of keeping our streets and neighbourhoods safe for all Canadians.
Since 2006 our government has enacted over thirty measures into law to tackle crime, improve community safety and restore the rights of victims.
We have made great progress in restoring balance in our justice system and will continue to work to keep all Canadians safe and secure.

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August 04, 2015
Minister MacKay Announces Investment through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (link)



Government of Canada Supporting Community Infrastructure in Atlantic Canada

New Glasgow, N.S. - Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Two curling clubs in Pictou County will benefit from improved recreational facilities thanks in part to Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding announced today by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (ACOA).

The Government of Canada has approved a contribution of $25,500 for the Westville Curling Club toward the replacement of building's perimeter tile drainage, as well as roof improvements and renovations to the locker room area, including electrical work. Meanwhile, the Bluenose Curling Club will receive $15,782 to assist with enhancements to the building’s airflow and improvements to the ice surface. These funding amounts are part of the up to $16.6 million in funding allocated for projects in Atlantic Canada under CIP 150, announced earlier this year by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The national Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is providing up to $150 million over two years to support projects that rehabilitate, renovate and expand existing public infrastructure for communities. It is part of the Government of Canada’s activities to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. The program is expected to boost economic activity through infrastructure investments, build community-based partnerships and modernize existing community facilities.

In Atlantic Canada, CIP 150 is administered through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

Quick Facts:

◾The Westville Curling Club, established in 1901 and registered as a not-for-profit in 1983, is a volunteer-run public facility that caters to all age groups. This community-focused facility represents a significant piece of infrastructure in this rural community that is used by numerous groups for community, family or business functions.

◾Established in 1853, and registered as a not-for-profit organization in 1989, the Bluenose Curling Club is a membership-driven organization with membership opportunities available for all ages and skill levels. The club offers a popular Learn-to-Curl program that is fully open to the general public.

◾The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity in communities across Canada.

◾Infrastructure investments are a proven, effective means of boosting economic activity and enhancing the quality of life for Canadian families.

◾Projects that will be supported by the program will be chosen based on assessment criteria including construction-readiness and public benefit, the extent to which funding is leveraged from other sources and linkages to Canada 150.

◾Total federal government funding will be a maximum of 50 per cent of the total eligible costs for projects in Atlantic Canada.

◾The Government of Canada’s contributions are contingent on the execution of contribution agreements with recipients.

◾Selected projects are expected to be completed by March 31, 2018.

“For decades, the Westville Curling Club and Bluenose Curling Club have played an important role in uniting our community through sport and recreation. With our Government’s investment through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we will help ensure that residents of Central Nova enjoy these improved community spaces for years to come.”

- The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
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03/10/2014
10:08 AM
Government of Canada Announces Educational Funding for Vaughan Victims of Family Violence

Today, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Member of Parliament for Vaughan and Minister of Veterans Affairs, was joined by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, to announce federal government funding to the Empowerment Through Achievement (ETA) Vaughan Women's Shelter to provide a series of "Munch and Learn" workshops to support women and girls who have experienced family violence.

03/03/2014
01:20 PM
Government of Canada Holds In-person Consultation on Criminal Code Prostitution-Related Offences

The Government of Canada today held a consultation with a number of stakeholder representatives to seek their views and input, which will help inform the Government's response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada. On December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada found three Criminal Code prostitution-related offences unconstitutional.

03/01/2014
06:40 PM
Vancouver Child and Youth Advocacy Centre Society receives funding from the Federal Government

Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay announced $350,000 in funding for the Vancouver Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) Society to establish a new centre to provide services to young victims of abuse and their families.

02/28/2014
07:04 PM
Minister MacKay Highlights the Government's Efforts to Combat Sexual Abuse Against Children

At an event at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre in Calgary today, Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, provided details of the Government's comprehensive legislation to better address the issue of sexual offences committed against children, which further supports the Government of Canada's commitment to stand up for young victims of crime.

02/28/2014
04:21 PM
Government of Canada Remains Committed to Increasing Accessibility to Justice System

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced that the Department of Justice has adopted a new Policy on Pro Bono Legal Services by Justice Lawyers. The policy was developed in response to a widespread desire among Justice lawyers to participate in pro bono legal services as a way to directly give back to their communities. The Minister made the announcement while delivering the William A. Howard Memorial Lecture at the University of Calgary.

02/26/2014
04:30 PM
Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Protect Children from Predators and Exploitation

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.

02/20/2014
06:22 PM
Minister MacKay visits YWCA of Moncton

Minister of Justice Peter MacKay, accompanied by Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and Parliamentary Secretary Robert Goguen, today visited the YWCA of Moncton, and announced the organization has received funding from the Department of Justice Canada to host an event during National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week), to be held from April 6-12, 2014.

02/20/2014
10:00 AM
Victims of Sexual Violence in New Brunswick to Benefit from Funding Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre to Benefit from Federal Government Support

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Keith Ashfield, M.P. for Fredericton, announced $55,000 in funding for the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre.

02/20/2014
11:30 AM
Minister MacKay and MP Ashfield Announce Federal Government Funding for New Brunswick At- Risk Youth

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Keith Ashfield, M.P. for Fredericton, announced $256,200 in funding to Partners for Youth to support a project that will implement a career development program specifically for youth in custody.

02/17/2014
12:10 PM
Government of Canada Launches On-Line Consultations to Seek Views on Criminal Code Prostitution-Related Offences

The Government of Canada today launched a public on-line consultation with Canadians to seek their views and input, to help inform the Government's response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada. On December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada found three Criminal Code prostitution-related offences unconstitutional.


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