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Liberals Stall Infrastructure Projects for Communities: Watts

September 29, 2016

OTTAWA, ON – Yesterday, the Liberal government passed a Private Member’s Motion introduced by Halifax MP Andy Fillmore that imposes greenhouse gas emission screens on infrastructure projects and prioritizes infrastructure funding for projects that mitigate climate change. Conservative Critic for Infrastructure and Communities, Dianne Watts, is concerned that future infrastructure project proposals, as well as ...


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Official Opposition Concerned Infrastructure Planning No Longer a Committee Priority

September 28, 2016

OTTAWA, ON – Conservative Infrastructure Critic, Dianne Watts, and Deputy Critic, Luc Berthold, today expressed their concern and frustration with the Liberal government’s decision to remove infrastructure planning from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities’ fall agenda. They issued the following statement: “Before the House rose in June, the Committee agreed that the ...


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Liberal Infrastructure Funding Fails to Create Jobs: Watts & Berthold

September 22, 2016

OTTAWA, ON – The Official Opposition’s Infrastructure Critic, Dianne Watts, and Deputy Critic, Luc Berthold, are concerned that under the Liberal government’s watch only six new infrastructure projects began construction this year. They issued the following statement earlier today: “Since the last election, the Liberals have been using infrastructure spending to try and justify this ...


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Conservatives Demand Details about the Liberals’ CPP Tax Hike

September 5, 2016

Ottawa, ON – Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Finance are demanding more details about the Liberal Government’s plan to increase Canada Pension Plan payroll taxes, and what it means for middle-class families and job creating businesses. “The Liberals waited until the summer to unveil a massive payroll tax hike and they are working ...


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Dianne Watts Holds Defence Consultation Roundtable

July 7, 2016

Surrey, BC – Dianne Watts, Member of Parliament for South Surrey-White Rock and Official Opposition Critic for Infrastructure and Communities, hosted and facilitated a roundtable discussion and received input from members of the local military, RCMP, veterans, aerospace industry organizations and border security communities as part of the defence policy review. Members of Parliament are ...


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Call for Funding Proposals

June 16, 2016

Community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others, and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues. Projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization. The application period begins on June 16, 2016 and will close on ...


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Enabling Accessibility Fund

June 15, 2016

The Government of Canada is currently accepting applications from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance from the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). The Enabling Accessibility …


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MP Dianne Watts Addresses the FCM on Behalf of the Conservative Caucus

June 3, 2016

WINNIPEG, MB – Dianne Watts, Member of Parliament for South Surrey-White Rock and Official Opposition Critic for Infrastructure and Communities, addressed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the Conservative Caucus today at the FCM 2016 Annual Conference and Trade Show. “There has been an incredible amount of work done on the infrastructure file ...


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June 1, 2016

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Dianne Watts seconds Private Member’s Bill that lifts customs requirement for transiting foreign vessels

May 17, 2016

Ottawa – Dianne Watts, Member of Parliament for South Surrey-White Rock, seconded a private member’s bill introduced by Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville – Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. This bill would permit foreign owned pleasure crafts to transit Canadian waters without reporting to Canadian customs. “I was pleased to second Bill C-273 ...


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