Another Message From The PMO


Liberalman
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Another Message From The PMO

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the anniversary of the Red Friday Campaign launch in Canada



May 6, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the sixth anniversary of the Red Friday Campaign in Canada:

“Six years ago today, Lisa Miller and Karen Boire launched the Red Friday movement in Canada with a rally on Parliament Hill. This grassroots initiative – which encourages Canadians to wear red on Fridays as a tribute to members of the Canadian Armed Forces – is a simple yet effective way for us to show our support to those who risk their lives so that we can live in peace and security.

“Since the launch of the campaign, wearing red has become a central theme in numerous events, celebrations and rallies supporting our troops across Canada. It has also become a meaningful expression of our admiration and gratitude for those who protect our freedom and security.

“As we celebrate the anniversary of the Red Friday Campaign, I want to encourage Canadians to continue the proud tradition of wearing red on Fridays as a symbol of our solidarity and continued support for the men and women who bravely serve our country.”


 
skookumchuck
Free Thinker
+3
#2  Top Rated Post
Your idol would have chosen yellow.
 
Nuggler
+3
#3
I would like to encourage Harpo to go pack sand up his ***.

Support to the troops in words only, phoney prick.
 
Mowich
Conservative
#4
I dunno know.............sounds like some commie outfit to me....LOL! As it happens though, I have a clean red shirt. What I can't figure out is how long we get to dress up. Is it just for the month of May or is this a year long do? May have to invest in some new red tops.
Last edited by Mowich; May 6th, 2012 at 10:32 PM..
 
petros
+1
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by MowichView Post

I dunno know.............sounds like some commie outfit to me....LOL! As has happens though, I have a clean red shirt. What I can't figure out is how long we get to dress up. Is it just for the month of May or is this a year long do? May have to invest in some new red tops.

Stampeder tees?
 
Mowich
Conservative
+3
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Stampeder tees?[/FONT]

Nope...........Montreal Canadien Jersey!
 
PoliticalNick
Free Thinker
+2
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

Another Message From The PMO

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the anniversary of the Red Friday Campaign launch in Canada



May 6, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the sixth anniversary of the Red Friday Campaign in Canada:

“Six years ago today, Lisa Miller and Karen Boire launched the Red Friday movement in Canada with a rally on Parliament Hill. This grassroots initiative – which encourages Canadians to wear red on Fridays as a tribute to members of the Canadian Armed Forces – is a simple yet effective way for us to show our support to those who risk their lives so that we can live in peace and security.

“Since the launch of the campaign, wearing red has become a central theme in numerous events, celebrations and rallies supporting our troops across Canada. It has also become a meaningful expression of our admiration and gratitude for those who protect our freedom and security.

“As we celebrate the anniversary of the Red Friday Campaign, I want to encourage Canadians to continue the proud tradition of wearing red on Fridays as a symbol of our solidarity and continued support for the men and women who bravely serve our country.”

I have a message TO the PMO but if I type it here it is just a bunch of stars!

I have to chuckle a little....ok it's outright hysterical laughter, at the thought that our troops shooting and bombing villages in Afghanistan and Lybia is enhancing my freedom and security. If anything it has made our country a target for attacks and justified many of our freedoms being removed in the name of protection from terrorists who didn't give us a thought until we started bombing them.

The real people who try to protect our freedoms are those that keep trying to inform the general public of just how far the govt has gone and will go to keep us under their thumb as robotic, mindless sheeple.
 
Liberalman
#8
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Victory in Europe Day



May 8, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the 67thanniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day):


“Today I join Canadians and the international community in marking the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day – the day in 1945 when Nazi Germany capitulated to Allied Forces.

“It is a day for the world to celebrate the triumph of good over evil, of Allied victory over a fascist regime that stained history with the atrocities of the Holocaust.

“It is also a time to remember those brave Canadians and Allies who left the warmth of their homes and the comfort of their families to face the hardships of war to preserve the values of freedom, democracy and rule of law that we continue to hold dear today.


“Let us honour the one million Canadians who served their country during the Second World War, and never forget the 42,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Canadians have always answered the call to stand up for what is just in the world. It is part of what defines us as a nation.
“As we remember this victory, let us offer our heartfelt gratitude to all members of the Canadian Armed Forces – both past and present – and their families who have put the interests of our great nation ahead of their own.

“Their courage and self-sacrifice make us proud to be Canadian.

“Lest we forget.”
 
Cabbagesandking
No Party Affiliation
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#9
On VE day I was old enough to know very well what it was about. I had older brothers and other relatives who fought and a couple who made that "ultimate sacrifice."

I learned from my brothers and, later, from many others that I came to know from work and other common interests, that what they did fight for was to ensure that never again would the social and economic ideology of a Stephen Harper govern their existence.

Democracy was just a word to many. Freedom was a mirage given the economic insecurity that they had suffered through the greed and incompetence of Right Wing governors.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by CabbagesandkingView Post

I learned from my brothers and, later, from many others that I came to know from work and other common interests, that what they did fight for was to ensure that never again would the social and economic ideology of a Stephen Harper govern their existence.

 
Liberalman
#11
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on selection of Senate nominees in Alberta



May 9, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement welcoming the selection of three new Senate nominees by the people of Alberta. The process was held in conjunction with the 2012 Alberta general election:

“I would like to congratulate Doug Black, Scott Tannas and Mike Shaikh on being selected as Senate nominees for the province of Alberta, and I applaud all the candidates who ran for these positions.
“Our Government remains deeply committed to democratic reform and will continue to encourage all provinces and territories to follow Alberta’s lead by giving voters a say in who will represent them in the Senate.
“In keeping with this commitment, I will recommend that the Governor General appoint the next Senator for Alberta from the list of new Senate nominees.”
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by CabbagesandkingView Post

On VE day I was old enough to know very well what it was about. I had older brothers and other relatives who fought and a couple who made that "ultimate sacrifice."

I learned from my brothers and, later, from many others that I came to know from work and other common interests, that what they did fight for was to ensure that never again would the social and economic ideology of a Stephen Harper govern their existence.

Democracy was just a word to many. Freedom was a mirage given the economic insecurity that they had suffered through the greed and incompetence of Right Wing governors.

Thats funny. False but funny.
You know of course that Hitler was a socialist. Or do you?
 
Cabbagesandking
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Thats funny. False but funny.
You know of course that Hitler was a socialist. Or do you?

Do you say that seriously?
 
Liberalman
#14
PM announces Canada's new Ambassador to France



May 10, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the appointment of Lawrence Cannon as Canada’s next Ambassador to the French Republic.


“The global economic recovery remains fragile and it is critical that Canada strengthen its trade linkages with nations around the world, including with France.” said Prime Minister Harper. “Lawrence Cannon’s appointment as Ambassador speaks to the importance of Canada’s relationship with France with whom we have important cultural, linguistic and historical ties. His experience in the private and public sectors, as well as his significant diplomatic skill, will help ensure that Canada-EU trade negotiations are brought to a successful conclusion.”

Mr. Cannon will assume the position of Ambassador following the presentation of his credentials to President-elect François Hollande. Mr. Hollande will be inaugurated as President on May 15th.

Lawrence Cannon was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006 and re-elected in 2008. He was sworn in to the federal Cabinet in 2006 and served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2008 until 2011.

Between 2001 and 2005, Mr. Cannon served as a city councillor in Gatineau, Quebec. He was appointed President of the Société de transport de l’Outaouais in 2002 and President of the Association du transport urbain du Québec in 2004. He was a member of Quebec’s National Assembly from 1985 to 1994 where he held the posts of Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Minister of Communications. Before entering municipal politics, Mr. Cannon was a consultant in the private sector.

A graduate of the University of Montreal, Lawrence Cannon holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Laval University.

Mr. Cannon will succeed Marc Lortie, who has served as Canadian Ambassador to France since 2007.
“Ambassador Lortie has been a valued advisor during my many visits to France as Prime Minister and I thank him for his outstanding service to Canada.”
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
+1
#15
The message I'm looking forward to is his resignation. Pity the new Kim Campbell he leaves holding the bag
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+2
#16
Screw the message and Red Friday sort out all the bullsh!t with Veterans Affairs!
 
Liberalman
#17
PM announces new Northern Hardwood Research Institute in Edmundston


Institute will create jobs and revitalize forestry sector in New Brunswick
May 11, 2012
Edmundston, New Brunswick

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced federal support to establish the Northern Hardwood Research Institute at the Edmundston campus of the Université de Moncton (UMCE). The Prime Minister was joined by Bernard Valcourt, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)(La Francophonie), Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick, and Yvon Fontaine, Université de Moncton President and Vice-Chancellor.

The Institute will contribute to the development of a sustainable hardwood industry in New Brunswick.

“Our Government is committed to helping Canadian industries innovate, prosper and create jobs in today’s global economy,” said the Prime Minister. “We are proud to be supporting the creation of the Hardwood Research Institute which will generate research and teaching jobs here in New Brunswick while also enhancing the competitiveness of Canada’s forestry industry.”

The new Northern Hardwood Research Institute will undertake research that will lead to a more profitable and sustainable hardwood industry. The research will form the basis of new programs and courses that will be taught at the UMCE which will complement the University’s existing Forestry curriculum.

The Institute is expected to increase the quality and quantity of available hardwood, improve resource management practices and increase cooperation between the UMCE, the forestry industry and Government. The project is expected to create seven full time jobs and as well as opportunity for seven graduate student research positions.

The Government of Canada’s contribution for the project is being provided through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Innovative Communities Fund. The Government of New Brunswick, the Université de Moncton and the private sector will also be providing support to the Institute.
 
Cabbagesandking
No Party Affiliation
+3 / -1
#18
While he cancels one programme after another causing scientists to leave Canada in droves.
 
Liberalman
#19
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Mother's Day



May 13, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of Mother’s Day:


“Today we celebrate those mothers who by virtue of their wisdom, kindness, decency and work ethic have inspired us to be better people and better citizens.”

“While we celebrate the mothers in our lives who have been family keystones and beacons of guidance and care, let us recognize that there are many remarkable women in this country who, along with raising families, are also juggling careers, community service and taking care of elderly parents.”

“Our Government recognizes this reality and has been taking steps to help lighten the load of mothers and families. This includes implementing a Universal Child Care Benefit to help with child care expenses, creating a Children’s Fitness Tax Credit to help with the cost of registering children and youth in physical activity programs, as well as establishing a new Family Caregiver Tax Credit to help mothers and families with the cost of caring for an infirm dependant relative, including a child, spouse or parent.”

“I encourage Canadians to honour all mothers – past and present – on this special day for all they do and have done for us. In that spirit, Laureen and I wish all mothers a wonderful day."
 
Cabbagesandking
No Party Affiliation
+1 / -1
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He can't even do that without politicking for his base. The tax credits he boasts of do nothing for those who need them. Theyhelp only those who can afford it in the first place.
 
Niflmir
Free Thinker
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Thats funny. False but funny.
You know of course that Hitler was a socialist. Or do you?

Indeed, the name of the company that the Nazis founded bears this ideology, Volkswagen: the People's car. That is why the VW bug was so easy to repair, they had the people in mind when they built it. Just like bad things happen to good people, some bad people do some good things.
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by CabbagesandkingView Post

He can't even do that without politicking for his base. The tax credits he boasts of do nothing for those who need them. Theyhelp only those who can afford it in the first place.

They do lots for working people that pay taxes. Who else should get tax credits?

Quote: Originally Posted by CabbagesandkingView Post

Do you say that seriously?

Are you really that stupid or just a troll?
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post


Are you really that stupid or just a troll?


Yes to both.
 
Cabbagesandking
No Party Affiliation
#24
I do, indeed, mean that. Tax credits are useless to people who do not earn enough to take advantage of them. And that applies to a considerable part of the population.

Troll! The typical charge from those who are too ill informed or too obstinate to recognise a fact.

I think, Gerry, you should stop this now. A flame war is not a useful thing.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by CabbagesandkingView Post


I think, Gerry, you should stop this now. A flame war is not a useful thing.


Stop what? pointing out the obvious? Yes, of course, the majority of people on this board are intelligent enough to recognize a troll with a vacuous intellect.
 
Cabbagesandking
No Party Affiliation
#26
If you believe that, then try to tale me on. Try a little debating.
 
Liberalman
#27
Signature of a new tax convention with Poland



May 14, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

The Government of Canada is committed to reducing tax barriers and encouraging increased bilateral trade and investment in order to create conditions for jobs and long-term growth. To this end, on May 14, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the signing of a new tax convention between Canada and Poland, which will help promote trade and investment between the two countries.

The current Canada-Poland Tax Convention was signed in 1987. Since then, Canada’s tax convention and domestic tax policies, and internationally accepted tax convention standards, have evolved.

The new tax convention will include modernized provisions that conform to current Canadian and international tax treaty policies, which is based on the Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital developed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


More specifically, the new tax convention will:
  • Further reduce tax barriers in order to encourage trade and investment between Canada and Poland;
  • Lower the maximum rate of withholding tax on dividends paid between companies from 15% to 5% and on interest payments from 15% to 10%;
  • Ensure the elimination of double taxation for individuals and companies doing business or earning income in the other country.
The new tax convention, which will replace the 1987 Tax Convention, will come into force once it has been ratified by both countries.
Canada has a wide network of tax conventions in force with 89 countries. The Government of Canada is committed to keeping its tax conventions updated and to negotiating new tax conventions, where warranted, to support the competitiveness of Canadian businesses abroad as well as to attract investment to Canada.

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Canada-Poland Joint Statement on Energy Cooperation



May 14, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

The Harper Government is committed to establishing strategic partnerships around the globe that will generate economic benefits and knowledge in the energy sector.


To this end, on May 14, 2012, Canada and Poland issued a Joint Statement on Energy Cooperation following a meeting in Ottawa between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland. The statement sets the stage for further co-operation between the two countries in commercial gas development, energy security, and environmental sustainability.

Canada and Poland already enjoy solid relations in the energy sector. The Joint Statement sets the stage for increased energy-related trade and investment between two countries. It also provides a platform for the two countries to explore further collaboration in the areas of energy policies and regulations, renewable and nuclear energy, carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency, and shale gas development.


Energy dialogue between the two countries will continue both on a bilateral basis and through international organizations such as the International Energy Agency.

In 2011, Canadian energy exports to Poland stood at $1.1 million while imports from Poland stood at $14.7 million.



Last edited by Liberalman; May 14th, 2012 at 04:20 PM..Reason: addon
 
Liberalman
#28
Support for economic and democratic reforms in the Middle East and North Africa



May 19, 2012
Camp David, Maryland

The Government of Canada is committed to the promotion of free and open markets, and to helping advance freedom, democracy and the rule of law in the Middle East and North Africa. To this end, on May 19, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced support for the following new initiatives that will help strengthen institutions, stimulate sustainable economic growth, and promote greater social and economic inclusion in the region: the Transition Fund, the Partnership for Youth Empowerment and Employability Project, the Youth at Work: Employment for Young Women and Men Project, and ratification of the expansion of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) operations to the Middle East and North African region.


Transition Fund
At the 2011 G-8 Summit in Deauville, France, leaders formed the Deauville Partnership for Arab Countries in Transition, which provides the framework for G-8 members and partners to continue supporting Arab countries in their transition to free and democratic societies. As part of its commitments under the Partnership, Canada announced today that it is providing $15 million from the International Assistance Envelope to the Transition Fund. The Transition Fund will provide grants and technical assistance to help accelerate economic and democratic reform efforts in the Middle East and North Africa (Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia). The Fund will be used to strengthen institutions critical to economic development. The World Bank, with support from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), will host the Fund.


Members of the Partnership also agreed to seek to expand the operations of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to the Middle East and North African region to enhance access to credit. On April 27, Canada, as a member of the EBRD, ratified changes to the bank, moving the Bank a step closer to expanding financing for economic development in the region.
Once a sufficient number of the Bank’s membership ratifies the changes, this will activate a “special fund” for investment in this region. This will enable the EBRD to invest up to $1.3 billion this year, and, with full ratification of the charter amendment, up to $4 billion over the next three years. This investment will bring the EBRD’s expertise in transition economies to the countries committed to economic transformation, supporting broad based private sector development, including the financing of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the creation of much-needed jobs. Canada is also pleased to be welcoming Tunisia and Jordan into its constituency at the Bank alongside Morocco.

Partnership for Youth Empowerment and Employability Project
Canada is providing $5.3 million over five years (2012-2016) through the International Aid Envelope to help increase employment and other opportunities for young women and men in Jordan by making skills training and education programs more accessible to young people. The project builds on Canada’s previous development efforts focused on reforming Jordan’s primary and post secondary technical education systems. It is anticipated that at least 2,500 students participating in the project will secure jobs. The project will be implemented by the Business Development Center, a Jordanian based non-profit economic development firm.


Youth at Work: Employment for Young Women and Men Project
Canada’s is providing $8.15 million over four years (2012-2015) through CIDA’s International Aid Envelope to support Morocco’s efforts to address youth unemployment and establish greater social and economic stability. Canada’s support will help strengthen education and skills training programs so that young people obtain the necessary skills to secure jobs and start new businesses. It is anticipated that these efforts will help close to 85,000 young women and men secure jobs. The International Labour Organization is Canada’s partner implementing the project.

 
Liberalman
#29
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Victoria Day



May 21, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of Victoria Day:

“Today, Laureen and I join Canadians from across the country in the official celebration of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.

“This joyous day comes as Canada and the Commonwealth celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with several special events and initiatives taking place throughout 2012.

“For six decades, The Queen and the people of Canada have shared a deep affection, and we pay tribute to the great dedication, distinction, and grace with which Her Majesty has served as Canada’s Head of State.

“Canadians are also marking the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the Throne by hosting Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall during their Diamond Jubilee Tour.

“Victoria Day also affords an opportunity to celebrate our proud heritage and the strong historical ties that have forged our close friendship with the United Kingdom.

“On behalf of Canadians, I offer Her Majesty The Queen our most sincere and heartfelt wishes of health and happiness for many years to come.”
 
Liberalman
#30
PM confirms firm end to Canada's military mission in Afghanistan


Prime Minister announces funding for Afghanistan National Security Forces
May 21, 2012
Chicago, Illinois

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today confirmed that Canada's military mission in Afghanistan will come to a firm and final end once the current training mission concludes on March 31, 2014. The Prime Minister made the announcement at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Chicago.


"For more than a decade, the brave men and women of our Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, and many dedicated public servants and civilians have made enormous sacrifices to assist the Afghan people," said the Prime Minister. "Canada will honour its commitment and complete its current training mission but our country will not have any military mission in Afghanistan after March 2014."

To ensure the future stability of a secure and democratic Afghanistan the Prime Minister announced that Canada will provide financial support to the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF).

“Canada plays an integral role in ensuring that Afghan National Security Forces are well-trained so they can assume full responsibility for their own national security,” said Prime Minister Harper. “The support being announced today will help sustain these Forces by ensuring they are well equipped beyond 2014.”

Canada will contribute $110 million per year over three years (2015-2017) towards helping sustain the ANSF. Canada joins a broad international coalition of NATO and non-NATO partners in supporting the ANSF. Canada will insist on strict accountability measures for this fund.

The Prime Minister added that the Afghan Government must continue to demonstrate its commitment to meeting international human rights obligations, combating corruption, strengthening the rule of law, increasing tolerance of religious freedoms, and protecting women’s rights as enshrined in the Afghan Constitution.

Canada’s ultimate goal is to sustain the gains that have been made as a result of the sacrifices of Canadian troops and help Afghans rebuild Afghanistan into a viable country that is better governed, more stable and secure, and never again a safe haven for terrorists.
 

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