Joe Preston MP

CCCA Trailer Rehabilitation and Promotion Project Soon to be Reality in Springwater

 Project made possible thanks to the federal National Recreational Trails Program  Elgin families, residents and visitors will soon benefit from Catfish Creek Conservation Authority Rehabilitation and Promotion Project to federal investments to expand and improve snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, off-road motorcycle and non-motorized recreational trails from coast to coast to coast. …

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Opinion / Editorial ~ Bill C-51

Horrifically, as we have seen in Canada, the international jihadist movement has declared war on us. Canadians are being targeted by these terrorists simply because they hate our society and the values it represents. One only need to look back over the past several weeks at the terrorist attacks in …

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Harper Government announced $74 659 in support of local environmental projects.

Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, today highlighted EcoAction Community Funding Program projects in Elgin-Middlesex-London. The announcement of $4,351,753 in funding for 85 EcoAction Community Funding Program projects across Canada was made by Minister Aglukkaq. The EcoAction Community Funding Program supports the key priorities of the National Conservation Plan …

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Government of Canada helps Youth in Pedorthics get Jobs

The Government of Canada is helping equip young Canadians in pedorthics with the information, skills and work experience needed to get jobs, announced Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development).  “Today’s youth are tomorrow’s workforce,” said MP Preston. …

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Federal Gas Tax Fund Supports Infrastructure in in Elgin-Middlesex-London

First installment of annual $2 billion transfer now available for municipal infrastructure  Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for  Elgin- Middlesex – London 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, …

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New Building Canada Plan Funding Supports New Infrastructure Projects

Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London 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, today highlighted the benefits of the $53 billion New Building Canada Plan, the largest long-term …

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Federal Government Launches $10-million National Recreational Trails Program

Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London announced that today, 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 launched the National Recreational Trails Program. “Our Government is pleased to renew its partnership with the …

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Harper Government launches Enabling Accessibility Fund Call for Proposals

MP Joe Preston encourages organizations to improve accessibility Employment and Social Development Canada Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), today announced the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) Call for Proposals for projects that increase accessibility in Canadian communities. …

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St. Thomas and Aylmer schools benefit from used computer program

Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston and Faith Christian Academy principal Barry Pearce stand with a computer donated to the academy through the federal Computers for Schools program. Computers for Schools takes surplus computers, repairs and refurbishes them, then donates them to schools, public libraries and Aboriginal communities. Three schools in St. …

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Minister Gary Goodyear and MP Joe Preston celebrate completed Glanworth Branch Library revitalization

Today, FedDev Ontario Minister of State Gary Goodyear, accompanied by local MP Joe Preston, celebrated the newly revitalized Glanworth Branch Library in London, Ontario, while touring the more than 90-year-old community landmark. The event marked the completed renovation and expansion of the library building to improve public service, create physical …

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Harper Government Delivers Computers and Digital Skills Training to Communities Nationwide

Hundreds of thousands of young people will be given access to digital learning opportunities they otherwise did not have, thanks to a $36-million investment by the Government of Canada. MP Joe Preston celebrated the recent announcement of the renewal of the Computers for Schools Program, an initiative that repairs, refurbishes …

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Saving Every Woman, Every Child

Maternal, newborn and child health is Canada’s top development priority. Before Prime Minister Harper drew attention to the importance of maternal, newborn and child health, the world was falling short on reducing child mortality and curbing maternal death. Thanks to the Muskoka Initiative and subsequent global action, maternal mortality rates …

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Honouring the Sacrifices of our Afghan Vets

Our men and women in uniform represent the very best our country has to offer. Over the last 12 years the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces fought and served this country valiantly in Afghanistan to defeat terrorism, and to promote security and development so that Afghans can build a viable, stable, and secure country.

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Harper Government encourages Canadians to participate in Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day Prescription drug misuse a growing problem in Canada

Hosted by the Canadian Associations of Chiefs of Police, National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day provides an opportunity for Canadians to drop off their unused and expired prescription drugs to local police and community partners at specific locations to ensure safe disposal. This initiative aims to reduce the volume of prescription drugs available for misuse and inform the public of the harms associated with prescription drug abuse.

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Harper government launches Rail Safety Week with new funding for railway crossing improvements in Elgin-Middlesex-London

Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London announced that the Government of Canada is providing up to $24,000 in funding to improve safety at five (5) railway crossings in Elgin-Middlesex-London.

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Prime Minister visits St. Thomas

It's not every day the Prime Minister comes to St. Thomas. But on May 2, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an exclusive visit to the 94.1 myFM studios in St. Thomas, much to the delight of St. Thomas residents who got to both have their picture taken and shake hands with the Conservative leader of Canada.

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Federal Government Supports Victims Week Event in St. Thomas

Victims Week follows historic introduction of legislation to create aCanadian Victims Bill of Rights Representatives of Joe Preston, Member of Parliament and Member of Provincial Parliament Jeff Yurek attended a local community event for the ninth annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week). Victims Week 2014 is being …

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New Building Canada Fund Launched

March 28, 2014 Joe Preston, MP is pleased that Minister Lebel announced the launch of the New Building Canada Fund, ahead of schedule. This means that the entire New Building Canada Plan is now ‘open for business.’ The New Building Canada Fund, a key element of the $53 billion New …

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Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston helps launch housing and construction caucus

October 30, 2013 By Ben Forrest, St. Thomas Times-Journal While the senate scandal swirled on Parliament Hill this week, Joe Preston and other Conservative MPs quietly launched a new caucus aimed at guiding the country’s housing industry. Preston, who sits for Elgin-Middlesex-London, was one of about 10 MPs who helped …

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