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PM announces tax cuts, increased benefits for families

October 31, 2014

Vaughan, Ontario 30 October 2014 Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced new measures to help make life more affordable for Canadian families. He was joined by Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), and Stella Ambler, Member of Parliament for Mississauga South. The proposed ...



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The importance of this matter is reflected in the unanimity displayed by Members of Parliament this week

October 31, 2014

  (West Vancouver, Oct 31, 2014) On October 29th, parliamentarians of all parties voted on Bill S-211, an Act to establish National Health and Fitness Day. The Bill was supported unanimously by everyone from all parties in the House of Commons. The exact numbers were 283 Yays, 0 Nay. The vote followed several speeches in ...



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How Canada and Local Constituents React to Terrorism, a Model to Follow

October 27, 2014

  Last week Canada lost some of our innocence, but not our composure. First, in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu two soldiers were deliberately run down. Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed while another suffered significant injuries. Then yesterday morning, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, was shot and killed while standing guard at the War Memorial here in Ottawa. In the ...



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Letter from MP Weston on the Recent Attacks on Canada

October 27, 2014

Dear Friends, In the span of a week, the strength and resolve of Canadians was tested by despicable attacks in St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and on Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial in Ottawa. These brutal and violent attacks sadly took the lives of two members of our armed forces, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan ...



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MP Weston Rallied our Riding’s Officials as the Infrastructure Funding Season Officially Opened.

October 23, 2014

  As Senior Government funding for infrastructure begin to flow, MP Weston, MLA Ralph Sultan, and representatives from local government huddled to develop the best strategy for the service of everyone in our community. MP Weston organized the meeting and invited MP Peter Braid, Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities, and Colin Metcalfe, Director of ...



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Clean Technology and Innovation Funded in our Riding

October 23, 2014

  October 17, 2014                      Squamish, British Columbia                   Natural Resources Canada John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced an investment of $1.5 million under ...



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Statement from the Sergeant-at-Arms

October 23, 2014

I am very touched by the attention directed at me following yesterday’s events. However, I have the support of a remarkable security team that is committed to ensuring the safety of Members, employees and visitors to the Hill. Yesterday, during extraordinary circumstances, security personnel demonstrated professionalism and courage. I am grateful and proud to be ...



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Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses Canadians on the events that occurred in the National Capital Region

October 23, 2014

    Speech from Prime Minister Stephen Harper: My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil. Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Corporal Cirillo was killed today – ...



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Odourless, Silent and Green Treatment Plant turned on, Wastewater to come

October 23, 2014

Source: Coast Reporter Pictured from left to right; Aaron Joe from Salish Soils, West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country MP John Weston, Sechelt Mayor John Henderson and president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Brad Woodside each turn a lever to officially start the plant at the official opening ceremony on Oct. 16.   – Christine ...



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Ottawa Senators from Arena and Senate join Parliamentarians to support Movember

October 21, 2014

  Ottawa, Ontario (October 20, 2014) – National Health and Fitness Day joined forces with Movember last night to kick off the 8th annual campaign on Parliament Hill. Movember Canada has raised millions in support of cancer prevention research. National Health and Fitness day has 156 cities and towns already proclaiming the day and they ...



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