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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 Failed Long-Gun Registry

- Hard on farmers
- Hard on hunters
- Ineffective against Criminals

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

We SCRAPPED IT!



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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April 18, 2015
Government of Canada Invests More Than $60 Million in 48 Nova Scotia Harbours (link)



Minister MacKay announces projects to improve safety and working conditions for harbour users

Pictou, Nova Scotia - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for Central Nova announced today that the Government of Canada will invest $60.3 million in major improvement projects at 48 harbours across Nova Scotia over the next two years. These projects will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for harbour users and local fishermen.

'The commercial fishing industry provides important employment in many of Canada’s coastal and rural communities. Ensuring that small craft harbours are kept in good operating condition not only benefits those who use them, but also the communities where they are located' said Minister MacKay.

'The Caribou Ferry Harbour Authority has been working with the Department for many years undertaking the design work for this project. The Harbour Authority is very pleased the project has finally come to realization. The completion of the project will provide much better protection and safety for all of the harbour users at Caribou. It will also provide much more room for the homeport fleet as well as the transient vessels that utilize the harbour. It will also provide additional room for fish buyers to safely operate. The general public will also benefit by a safer working harbour' said David MacCarthy, President of the Caribou Ferry Harbour Authority.

Of this funding, $20 million will be allocated to harbour improvement projects at 17 harbours in Pictou county, Kings county, Guysborough county and across Cape Breton:
• Bay St. Lawrence – construction of a new steel sheet pilewall to replace the deteriorated training wall on the east side of the harbour
• Big Bras d’Or – replacing a deteriorated timber deck
• Canso – constructing an extension to the wharf
• Caribou Ferry – completing the construction of a breakwater wharf that started last year
• Chéticamp (La Digue) – completing the construction of a breakwater wharf that started last year and repairing a slipway
• Dingwall – dredging the channel and basin
• Dover (Little Dover) – replacing a deteriorated wharf with a new one
• Finlay Point – replacing a deteriorated wharf with a new one
• Glace Bay – replacing a deteriorated wharf with a new one
• Grand Étang – dredging the basin
• Halls Harbour – replacing a deteriorated wharf with a new one
• Judique (Baxter’s Cove) – dredging of the basin and channel
• Larry’s River – reconstruction of the outer section of a wharf
• Little Harbour (L’Ardoise) – dredging of the basin and channel
• Little River (Victoria County) – replacing a deteriorated wharf with a new one
• Murphy’s Pond – replacing the existing breakwater, dredging the basin and installing floating wharves
• Petit-de-Grat – dredging the channel and basin

The Caribou Ferry Harbour accommodates 45 homeport and 20 transient commercial fishing vessels.The primary species landed at Caribou Ferry are herring, lobster, rock crab and scallops. Landings in 2013 represented an estimated value of more than $4 million.In the last six fiscal years, the Government has invested approximately $3.2 million at this harbour.

Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided an unprecedented level of funding to support investments in public infrastructure across the country. Last fall, Prime Minister Harper announced an additional investment of $5.8 billion over the next two years to build and renew infrastructure across the country to support Canadian heritage, First Nations education, defence, borders, research, small craft harbours, transportation and search and rescue. As part of this funding, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard received a total of approximately $551 million, $288 million of which is being used for harbor improvements at small craft harbours.

The Government of Canada supports more than 1000 small craft harbours across Canada. Harbour improvement projects are undertaken in cooperation with the local harbour authorities who manage and operate facilities for local users. Small craft harbours support the commercial fishing industry. Nearly 90 per cent of all commercial fish harvesters in Canada use small craft harbour facilities, and their annual production represents approximately $1.6 billion. [..]






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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