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INSPIRED BY OUR COMMUNITY TO ACCELERATE NATIONAL HEALTH AND FITNESS BILL

September 30,2014

Sept. 29, 2014 Yesterday was a crowning moment for the effort to promote health and fitness in Canada. MP’s of all parties joined together to commit themselves and their parties to appoint the first Saturday in June as National Health and Fitness Day. The mover of the Bill in the Senate, Senator Nancy Greene Raine, ...



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NHFD Bill will go through Second Reading on Monday!

September 26,2014

    September 26, 2014 Dear Friends,   I write today to highlight the fact that the National Health and Fitness Day Bill (S 211) is coming to the House on Monday.  I expect it will help to curb the tide of physical inactivity in Canada and work to address the more than $7 billion ...



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Minister of Fisheries “Serving” Constituents in our Riding

September 26,2014

  In September 2014, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries learned firsthand about the enthusiasm of British Columbians for events relating to Pacific Salmon.  Among other things, she attended the 35th Annual Coho Festival, in West Vancouver, where she flipped salmon burgers; addressed the crowd; acknowledged the contribution of the late James MacCarthy a.k.a ...



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“The Environment IS the Economy” – In response to Rafe Mair

September 23,2014

“The Environment IS the Economy” – In response to Rafe Mair In his usual way, Rafe Mair can at least claim to draw attention with his powerful words expounded Sept 15th in The Tyee (“Mulroney Knocks Harper”).  However, he consistently makes two mistakes.  He diminishes the role of process in all that we do and, ...



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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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