Real Results

Environment Plan Post

How The Four Federal Parties’ Climate Plans Stack Up

October 6, 2019 — The reviews are in.  Recently, a respected climate scientist and an economist joined forces to review the four major parties climate plans. They found that the liberal plan was ambitious while recieving top marks for being feasible and practical. Click here to read the full article.

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Choose Forward

Read our platform - Forward - A Real Plan for the Middle Class

September 30, 2019 — Since 2015, we’ve been making real progress together to invest in the middle class, grow an economy that works for everyone, and protect our environment. But there’s still more to do. In October, Canadians have a choice to make: keep moving forward, or go back to the politics of the Harper years. We’re ready to Choose Forward — and keep...

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Investing in Health Care - Delivering Pharmacare

September 24, 2019 — We’re incredibly lucky to live in a country with universal healthcare. But, there’s still room for improvement — our system doesn’t cover all the things we need today. And we’re going to change that. No matter where you live, who you are, or what you do, you should be able to get the care you need to be healthy.  And...

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Small Business Announcement

Support for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

September 13, 2019 —             From the coffee shop around the corner to the general store down the street, small businesses make our communities great places to live and work in. And not only that, they create jobs for people across the country and keep our economy strong and growing. That’s why we’re going to make it easier and...

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Choose Forward

Choose Forward

August 26, 2019 — With eight weeks until Canadians head to the polls, we are launching an innovative new advertising and digital engagement campaign focused on the choice facing Canadians in October’s important election. A series of new national ads featuring Justin Trudeau will begin airing on television this week, as part of a comprehensive and digitally-integrated advertising experience that also includes a large-scale...

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Teacher Tax Credit

Helping Teachers Put Students First

August 22, 2019 — With #BackToSchool upon us, teachers are getting ready to welcome students back to class. While the province is responsible for education in Ontario, the Federal government stepped up to support educators.   One way that we did that was the creation of the Teacher School Supply Tax Credit to help educators with supplies they purchase out of pocket. With expected...

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DFO Marine Photo

Protecting Canada's Natural Legacy for Future Generations

August 5, 2019 — In 2010 the previous government committed to protecting 10% of our marine and coastal areas by 2020. For years no real progress was made.   Over the past three years the Federal Liberal government has worked tirelessly to meet this goal and I am so proud of the fact that as of today we will not just meet it, but...

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Creating a National School Food Program

August 4, 2019 — We've all heard the old saying "breakfast is the most important meal of the day".  I believe that every child in Canada should be able to go to school each day with a healthy breakfast so that they can be fully engaged in their classes and ready to learn.   As a member of the House of Commons Agriculture committee,...

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Zero Emission Vehicles - Getting Guelph Moving

August 3, 2019 —   How we accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles – and ensure cleaner air for everyone – is one of the most pressing issues in modern transport. That is why we are investing in a cleaner, and more sustainable future to help Canadians meet their transportation needs creating a more affordable cost of living, good paying jobs and resilient communities.  Budget...

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A New Health Accord - Promise Made Promise Kept

Delivering a New Health Accord

August 1, 2019 — Our publicly-funded universal health care system is a source of pride for all Canadians – and a source of economic security for the middle class and those working hard to join it. When Canadians are in good physical and mental health, they are able to work better, be more productive, and contribute more fully to our economy while living healthier, happier lives. For...

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A National Autism Strategy

July 29, 2019 — This spring my colleague MP Judy Sgro circulated an open letter to all Liberal MPs, asking them to sign onto a call for a National Autism Strategy. I was happy to lend my signature and I was proud to see 33 of my colleagues do the same. The delivery of autism services is the responsibility of the provinces, but in...

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Deliver Middle Class

Top 10 Results for the Middle Class

July 28, 2019 — Over the past four years, the Liberal government has made great strides to grow the middle class and ensure Canadians have a fair opportunity to succeed.  Whether I'm in Ottawa or in Guelph, it has always been my top priority to ensure Guelph gets our fair share and benefits from our progressive achievements.  Top 10 Results for the Middle Class...

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Homelessness - Real Results

Reaching Home - Canada's Homelessness Strategy

July 27, 2019 — As Canadians, we must do everything we can to reduce homelessness. That’s why our Liberal government launched Reaching Home – Canada’s Homelessness Strategy, a $2 billion investment to help us meet our ambitious goal of reducing homelessness by 50% over the next ten years. Last year, I was thrilled to announce $1.4 million in new funding for homelessness programs in...

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Accessible Canada

Building a More Accessible Guelph

July 26, 2019 — I’m proud of the measures our Liberal government has taken to make Canada a more accessible and inclusive society for all Canadians.  More than 6 million Canadians aged 15 and over (22% of the population) identify as having a disability, and it is expected actual numbers are likely higher. Over the past four years as the Member of Parliament for...

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I Support the CBC

July 24, 2019 — In 2015 the Liberal Party promised to reverse Stephen Harper’s cuts to the CBC and make new investments to support our national broadcaster.By severely cutting its budget, Stephen Harper jeopardized the CBC's ability to promote and defend our two official languages, and support our shared culture.  I regularly speak with constituents who enjoy CBC programming on television and radio.  In our first...

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Food Guide

Canada's Food Guide - An evidence based approach

July 16, 2019 — Andrew Scheer says he doesn't think the new food guide was based on "sound science". But did you know one of the experts who helped prepare the new food guide is Jess Haines, a University of Guelph associate professor? She has ☑️a PhD in epidemiology, ☑️a Masters of Health Science ☑️and Bachelor of Science Canada’s new dietary guidance includes concrete...

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Climate Change


July 10, 2019 — Guelphites and Canadians know pollution isn’t free. That’s why the Liberal team has a real plan to protect a clean environment while growing our economy, and it’s working. While Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives have no plan, experts agree that a price on pollution is one of the best tools we have to fight climate change and grow the economy.   Our plan is...

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Real Change - Education

Standing up for Students and Teachers

June 14, 2019 — On the doorsteps, I have heard from many constituents who are frustrated by the changes being made to our education system by the Premier and his Conservative provincial government. As a grandparent of three grandkids, one of whom will soon enter the school system, I share these pressing concerns. Doug Ford and Conservartive politicians continue to make reckless cuts that...

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Chamber Quote

One. Million. Jobs.

June 12, 2019 — Four years ago, during the Guelph Chamber of Commerce all candidates' debate, I pledged that a Liberal Government would invest in Canadians so we could create good well-paying jobs. Our investments are strengthening our country. Canadians have created over one million jobs since 2015. One million.  By working with the community and business owners, we have delivered unprecented investments to...

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News Release

Reconciliation and Guelph

May 30, 2019 — Since we formed government, the Liberal government has fundamentally transformed the relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis. We still have a lot of work to do but we have come a long way since 2015. PArt of this is shown by $21.4 billion of new funding for Indigenous peoples – the most ever by any government in...

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AGG Photo

Canada Child Benefit - Real Change for Guelph Families

May 24, 2019 — Every Guelphite deserves a fair chance to participate and thrive in our economy, and when this opportunity is present, we know all Canadians are better-off.  Tackling poverty and helping more people become a part of the middle class continues to be one of our government’s main priorities. Two years ago, Statistics Canada released the 2017 Canadian Income Survey which shows that Canadians...

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Downtown Business

Lower Taxes for Small Business Owners

May 17, 2019 — Small businesses drive the Canadian economy — creating jobs, supporting our communities.  Small businesses make up 98% of all Canadian businesses and employ over 8 million hard-working Canadians from coast to coast to coast. That’s why, as promised, the Liberal government has lowered the small business tax rate to 9%, providing a small business with up to $7,500 in federal tax...

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Canada Child Benefit - Real Change Real Results For Guelph Families

May 16, 2019 — Thanks to the Canada Child Benefit 9 out of 10 families in Guelph are getting more money to provide for our children. Everywhere I go, families have been telling me the real difference that the Canada Child Benefit is making for their family.  On July 20th 2019, the CCB increased to keep up with the cost of living, giving parents...

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Getting Guelph Moving

April 4, 2019 — One of the most important priorities as the MP for Guelph has been to help get our city, especially through improvements to public transit.  In 2015, the Liberal Party committed to investing in public transit infrastructure.  We delivered on that promise with more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation...

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