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Dear Friends,

There is a lot happening here in Central Nova. I'm happy to share this information with you about important projects I'm working on to improve our daily lives through federal investments in community infrastructure, highways, wharves, water and sewer systems, main street revitalization projects, recreation facilities, workers retraining programs, and programs promoting sustainability of our natural resources.

With your ongoing support and continued input from the community, our federal government is continuing to invest in significant projects and initiatives that benefit Central Nova. Since 2006, our Government has invested more than $410 million in this region. Central Nova has the people, skills, and know-how to turn today's ideas into a productive and bright future.

As always, I look forward to working with you to build a stronger Central Nova.





"Economic Action Plan
Helping Workers
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The Failed Long-Gun Registry

- Hard on farmers
- Hard on hunters
- Ineffective against Criminals

The Liberals and NDP support this waste of $1 BILLION.

We SCRAPPED IT!



Our federal Conservative government has a strong record of keeping our streets and neighbourhoods safe for all Canadians.
Since 2006 our government has enacted over thirty measures into law to tackle crime, improve community safety and restore the rights of victims.
We have made great progress in restoring balance in our justice system and will continue to work to keep all Canadians safe and secure.

Visit justice.gc.ca for more information.




April 01, 2014
Keeping Taxes Low (link)



As Central Nova residents prepare their 2013 income tax returns ahead of the April 30th submission deadline, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the steps taken by our Conservative Government to help you and your families keep more of your hard-earned money.

Keeping taxes low makes life easier for you and your families, and helps our businesses so they can strengthen the economy. After all, when individuals and companies of all sizes have the ability to keep more of their earnings, they will have greater flexibility to re-invest it in the local economy.

In total, our government has cut taxes in more than 160 ways since assuming office in 2006. This saves the average family in Nova Scotia and right across the country more than $3,400 per year in taxes. Some examples of tax reductions we’ve made include:
-Reducing the Federal portion of the HST from 7% to 6% to 5%;
-Introducing the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA);
-Reducing income taxes and keeping them low;
-Delivering tax cuts for families, workers, seniors, and job creators.

The impact of these actions is significant. The Federal tax burden is the lowest it has been in 50 years, and more than 1 million low-income Canadians have been removed from the tax rolls all together.

Families benefit from a $1,200 per child, per year universal child care tax credit; as well as a $500 annual tax credit for children’s fitness and arts programs to help with the cost of extracurricular activities. Young families can also benefit from a first time home buyers tax credit. This is in addition the Caregiver and Disability Benefit, which enables family members to stay home to look after loved ones – thereby giving families real choices to decide what makes sense for them.

Students will benefit from a tax exemption for textbooks, scholarships, and bursaries, which helps to ease the financial burden on our young people, so their future is more promising.
Seniors will be the beneficiaries of a doubled pension income amount, an increase to the age amount, and the introduction of pension income splitting. In all, these measures save our seniors and pensioners more than $2.7 billion annually – significant for Canadians who have built the country we know today.

Finally, entrepreneurs can take advantage of a hiring credit for small business, pooled registered pension plans, and apprenticeship job creation tax credits to both save money and provide incentive for hiring, so their businesses can grow and hire more people from our communities.

These targeted initiatives will not only make filing this year’s income tax return a little easier, it will also support our families, drive our economy and create jobs moving forward. For more information on these tax credits, visit www.cra.gc.ca.

Peter MacKay, MP for Central Nova [..]






03/10/2014
08:08 AM
Government of Canada Announces Educational Funding for Vaughan Victims of Family Violence

Today, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Member of Parliament for Vaughan and Minister of Veterans Affairs, was joined by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, to announce federal government funding to the Empowerment Through Achievement (ETA) Vaughan Women's Shelter to provide a series of "Munch and Learn" workshops to support women and girls who have experienced family violence.

03/03/2014
11:20 AM
Government of Canada Holds In-person Consultation on Criminal Code Prostitution-Related Offences

The Government of Canada today held a consultation with a number of stakeholder representatives to seek their views and input, which will help inform the Government's response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada. On December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada found three Criminal Code prostitution-related offences unconstitutional.

03/01/2014
04:40 PM
Vancouver Child and Youth Advocacy Centre Society receives funding from the Federal Government

Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay announced $350,000 in funding for the Vancouver Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) Society to establish a new centre to provide services to young victims of abuse and their families.

02/28/2014
05:04 PM
Minister MacKay Highlights the Government's Efforts to Combat Sexual Abuse Against Children

At an event at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre in Calgary today, Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, provided details of the Government's comprehensive legislation to better address the issue of sexual offences committed against children, which further supports the Government of Canada's commitment to stand up for young victims of crime.

02/28/2014
02:21 PM
Government of Canada Remains Committed to Increasing Accessibility to Justice System

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced that the Department of Justice has adopted a new Policy on Pro Bono Legal Services by Justice Lawyers. The policy was developed in response to a widespread desire among Justice lawyers to participate in pro bono legal services as a way to directly give back to their communities. The Minister made the announcement while delivering the William A. Howard Memorial Lecture at the University of Calgary.

02/26/2014
02:30 PM
Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Protect Children from Predators and Exploitation

In support of the Government of Canada's commitment to standing up for victims of crime, Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduced comprehensive legislation to better protect children from a range of sexual offences and exploitation at home and abroad.

02/20/2014
04:22 PM
Minister MacKay visits YWCA of Moncton

Minister of Justice Peter MacKay, accompanied by Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and Parliamentary Secretary Robert Goguen, today visited the YWCA of Moncton, and announced the organization has received funding from the Department of Justice Canada to host an event during National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week), to be held from April 6-12, 2014.

02/20/2014
08:00 AM
Victims of Sexual Violence in New Brunswick to Benefit from Funding Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre to Benefit from Federal Government Support

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Keith Ashfield, M.P. for Fredericton, announced $55,000 in funding for the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre.

02/20/2014
09:30 AM
Minister MacKay and MP Ashfield Announce Federal Government Funding for New Brunswick At- Risk Youth

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Keith Ashfield, M.P. for Fredericton, announced $256,200 in funding to Partners for Youth to support a project that will implement a career development program specifically for youth in custody.

02/17/2014
10:10 AM
Government of Canada Launches On-Line Consultations to Seek Views on Criminal Code Prostitution-Related Offences

The Government of Canada today launched a public on-line consultation with Canadians to seek their views and input, to help inform the Government's response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada. On December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada found three Criminal Code prostitution-related offences unconstitutional.


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