Press Releases

Millions of dollars in unclaimed benefits

April 21, 2015

Harper Government looking for hundreds of thousands of families not currently registered for the enhanced child care benefit An estimated 200,000 families with children in Canada are eligible to receive money under the Harper Government’s proposed enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), but are at risk of not receiving the benefit unless they apply. The […]


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Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards: MP Bev Shipley Encourages Nominations

April 14, 2015

Have you met a volunteer whose work in the past year had a profound impact on your community? Now’s your chance to recognize their accomplishments and nominate them for a Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award! The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards celebrate the enormous contributions volunteers, not-for-profit organizations and businesses make to their communities. Bev Shipley, Member […]


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Harper Government announces new benefit for Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans

March 30, 2015

Benefit to recognize and compensate for very serious injuries and diseases March 30, 2015 – Ottawa – Veterans Affairs Canada The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, unveiled today the proposed new Critical Injury Benefit (CIB), which will provide a $70,000 tax-free award to support the most severely injured and ill Canadian Armed Forces […]


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Government of Canada announces new benefits and services for Veterans and families

March 18, 2015

Improvements respond to recommendations from Standing Committee, Veterans and stakeholders. The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, yesterday unveiled two new initiatives to improve benefits and services for Canada’s Veterans and their families. He announced a plan to enhance support for seriously injured Veterans by ensuring more Veterans will be eligible for a key […]


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Minister O’Toole strengthens benefits for reservists

March 13, 2015

Increased benefits for part-time Reserve Force Veterans ensure fair treatment for all Veterans March 13, 2015 – Halifax – Veterans Affairs Canada The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced part-time Reserve Force Veterans will have the support they deserve, […]


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Government of Canada announces enhanced lifetime support for injured Veterans and their families

March 9, 2015

New monthly benefit addresses significant gap for Canada’s moderately to severely disabled Veterans and survivors March 9, 2015 – Toronto – Veterans Affairs Canada The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, unveiled a proposed new financial benefit today aimed at providing financial stability to Veterans who are moderately to severely disabled and their families. […]


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MP Bev Shipley Announces Royal Assent of Agricultural Growth Act

February 27, 2015

News Release – Royal Assent MP Bev Shipley announces Royal Assent of Agricultural Growth Act Industry celebrates passage of act that will modernize Canadian agriculture February 27, 2015 – London, ON Bev Shipley, Member of Parliament for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today that the Agricultural Growth Act (Bill C-18) received […]


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