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07/30/2015 - 19:46
Dr. Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an investment of $3.7 million for the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF). The funding will be used to improve and build roads granting access to the facility. Dr. Carrie also celebrated the inauguration of a new satellite antenna and operations building at the facility.
07/30/2015 - 19:33
The Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) has grown to accommodate three antennas, one owned by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), one by a partnership between SSC (formerly the Swedish Space Corporation) and France's Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), and one by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). SSC is installing their second antenna on the site in 2015. The ISSF is poised for significant further development.
07/30/2015 - 19:00
Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Delta–Richmond East; Scott Hamilton, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Delta North; Greg Moore, Chair of Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and Mayor of the City of Port Coquitlam, and Chief Bryce Williams of Tsawwassen First Nation
07/30/2015 - 18:50
Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec; the Honourable Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for British Columbia; Pat Pimm, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Peace River North.

Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) Enhancement

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What does the enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) mean for my family?

The enhanced UCCB will benefit every single family with children under the age of 18 in Canada.

Under these changes, parents will receive $1,920 for each child under 6 and $720 for every child 6 through 17 every year.

This is not a tax credit, it is money directly into the pockets of hard-working Canadian families each month.

Is my family going to be worse off because of these changes?

Government of Canada Invests In Recreational Fisheries Projects In Chilliwack and Infrastructure Upgrades to Cultus Lake Laboratory

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Cultus Lake, British Columbia - Parliamentary Secretary Randy Kamp, Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge - Mission, and Parliamentary Secretary Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, highlighted today the Government of Canada's investment in restoring salmon habitat around Chilliwack and Mission.

Canada 150 Funding for Community Infrastructure

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July 28, 2015 – Chilliwack, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $425,550 for four projects in the Fraser Valley, under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

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