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E. Coli in West Vancouver – My response

September 17,2014

September 17, 2014 Dear Friends, Thank to those who brought this issue to my attention. My staff and I have been working on this issue since early August, including communicating with Mayor Michael Smith’s office, and the office of the Federal Minister of Transport. Matters relating to E. Coli testing are complicated, spanning multiple levels ...



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Join me in Ride for Refuge~

September 12,2014

  Join me in the ride for refuge on October 4th, I’ll be joining thousands of Canadians riding for charities serving the displaced, vulnerable and exploited. Riding a bike can seem like a small thing, but the impact is huge — the funds I collect will change lives through the organization I’m supporting. So please, ...



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Canada Ratifies Investment Agreement with China (FIPA)

September 12,2014

Source: Foreign Affairs, trade, And Development Canada ***Watch the video John made to answer concerns expressed by local constituents DIRECTLY with Minister of International Trade Ed Fast. Canadian companies will benefit from stronger protection, more predictable investment environment when investing in China September 12, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada ...



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A Tale of Two Cities – The Irony, Ecstasy, and Agony of Cycling

September 11,2014

John Weston, M.P. September 10, 2014 I cycled in the Gran Fondo, from Vancouver to Whistler last Saturday, before flying to Ottawa where cyclist Laurie Strano had been struck and killed the same day while participating in the 100-kilometre Ride the Rideau fundraising event for cancer research. The irony, ecstasy, and agony were all apparent ...



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A Broad Array of Canadians Take Action against ISIS

September 11,2014

John Weston, M.P. September 3rd, 2014 Most Canadians share a strong sense of loathing for the activities of the Islamic State, ISIS; the group that is butchering children, enslaving women, killing civilian non-combatants, targeting minority groups, and murdering anyone that refuses to adopt its extremist Muslim ideology. However, many may be asking, “What can I ...



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Engaged Citizens in Our Riding Lead the Way in Saying, “The Environment IS the Economy”

September 11,2014

Sept 1. 2014   Thanks to everyone who worked with me over a busy summer to “shrink the distance to Ottawa”. Ministers and other MPs came to our riding to work with constituents and me on pressing national issues that affect us here, where we live. We also saw developments in responsible resource development, a ...



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Praise for West Van Council’s Commitment to Good Process September 9, 2014

September 9,2014

“The Environment IS the Economy” – A Recurrent Theme Praise for West Van Council’s Commitment to Good Process September 9, 2014   I applaud the initiative of my West Vancouver Mayor and Council for revisiting their motion of last month to ban LNG tankers relating to a proposed project in Squamish. Council took seriously the ...



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PACIFIC SALMON FOUNDATION FUNDS TEN SALMON PROJECTS IN NORTH SHORE, SUNSHINE COAST AND SEA-TO-SKY COUNTRY

September 9,2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2014                                     Left to Right: Roger Flowerdew, chair, Pacific Salmon Foundation; Dr. Brian Riddell, president and CEO, Pacific Salmon Foundation; Hon. Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans; MP John Weston (West Vancouver-Sunshine ...



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Dike upgrades on the way in the Corridor

September 8,2014

Source: Squamish Chief Submitted photo On Wednesday, Aug. 20, Sea to Sky MLA Jordan Sturdy, Squamish Mayor Rob Kirkham and Sea to Sky MP John Weston announce funding for upgrades to Squamish’s dike. Squamish is funnelling $1.8 million into beefing up the municipality’s dike. On Wednesday, Aug. 20, Sea to Sky Country MP John Weston, ...



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Funding in Powell River!

September 8,2014

source: Powell River Peak   Museum shelving documents CABINET ROLE: Discussing a federal grant that will help the museum archive its large collection of documents are [from left]: Lee Coulter, Powell River Historical Museum and Archives president, John Weston, MP, West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country, and Bert Finnamore, the museum’s ...



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