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Tax Policy Letter

October 20, 2017 — Dear Guelphite, As many of you will have heard, draft legislation is now being worked on based on what we have heard in an extensive consultation process, and also fulfilling a campaign commitment to reduce the federal portion of small business tax to 9% by 2019, after first moving to 10% in 2018.  The feedback I received from Guelph accounting...

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Government of Canada Invests in Animal Safety & Transportation Best-Practices

October 13, 2017 — GUELPH - Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield announced a $1.31 million Government of Canada investment in the Canadian Animal Health Coalition to develop a new livestock transport on-line certification, update to the transportation Code of Practice, provide emergency management (EM) tools to the livestock industry and explore and revise the Chicken Farmers of Canada’s animal program. This investment funds 4...

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Canada 150 Community Leaders Awards

October 12, 2017 — Last evening at Immigrant Services on Dawson Rd. in Guelph MP Longfield recognized the amazing contributions of 20 community leaders Guelph and area.  These individuals have put in countless hours to their respective communities.  They have all shown themselves as leaders and have given in so many immeasurable ways.  They bridge divisions and work to make Canada’s diversity our strength....

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Tax Consultation Update

October 11, 2017 — I would like to thank all the business owners, farmers, professionals, and community members for participating in the consultation process around tax changes that were proposed in July.  I want to give you all an update on where things now stand.  We have certainly heard from a wide spectrum of people and businesses.  I want to restate the purpose for...

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Speech on Bill C-57 An Act to Amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act

October 11, 2017 — Mr. Speaker, I’m pleased to have the opportunity to address my honourable colleagues here today  and support this new legislation. First I would like to speak about the principles of sustainable development and Bill C-57, and how these will help to advance the government’s commitment to a clean environment and a strong economy. Guelph has strong history of enacting sustainable...

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Southern Ontario Businesses Celebrate Success after Agri-Tech Seed Funding

October 11, 2017 — Innovation Showcase Highlights the Impact of Seed Funding Program by Bioenterprise Corporation and Innovation Guelph GUELPH, October 10, 2017 – Fifteen small businesses from across southern Ontario gathered in Guelph yesterday to showcase their successes in agriculture and technology. All 15 are recipients of the first round of seed funding awarded in July 2016 by Bioenterprise Corporation and its delivery partner...

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Statement on Close of CCPC Tax Consultations

October 4, 2017 — Yesterday the opposition tabled a motion to extend the consultation period on tax reform to January 31st, 2018. I voted against this motion, so that we are able to have draft legislation presented that will reflect the consultations we have held. In Guelph, we met with tax accountants and lawyers at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. I also had over...

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Guelph-Based Firm RWDI Expands and Innovates

September 15, 2017 —   September 15, 2017           Guelph, Ontario              Investing in innovative Canadian companies helps create a thriving economy and good quality jobs for residents. Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announced that internationally-recognized building performance, climate and environmental engineering consulting firm Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI)is receiving a repayable contribution of up to $4.5 million, through the...

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A Food Policy for Canada regional session in Guelph, Ontario

September 12, 2017 — September 12, 2017 – Guelph, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the country’s health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while also identifying actions that can be taken in the short-term to improve Canada’s food system. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, Kim Rudd, along...

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Guelph Constituency Youth Council 2017/18

August 30, 2017 — Following the success of last year’s Guelph Constituency Youth Council, I am excited to announce the CYC 2017/2018 applications are now open! I want to hear from youth in Guelph and work together to make our community a better place. I am inviting anyone from the ages of 16-24 to apply to the Guelph Constituency Youth Council. The Guelph Constituency...

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University of Guelph Receives $630,000 in Federal Funding to Improve Research Infrastructure

August 15, 2017 — Congratulations to the University of Guelph on receiving $630,000 in funding from Innovation in Canada to improve research infrastructure. These significant investments ensure that Canada continues to lead in innovative scientific research. Thank you Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan for your tireless commitment to support Canadian researchers. For more information please visit: https://news.uoguelph.ca/2017/08/leading-u-g-researchers-receive-630000-federal-support/. 

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Town of Halton Hills receives Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding for Streetlight Replacement Project

August 1, 2017 —   HALTON HILLS, ON – MP Lloyd Longfield on behalf of the Honourable Minister Navdeep Bains was joined today by Mayor Bonnette and Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills to recognize funding awarded to the municipality as part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The Town of Halton Hills received $78,000 for replacing streetlight infrastructure in the...

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Education Funding Resources

August 1, 2017 — The Government of Canada has various programs and resources to assist students. For more information on scholarships, paying for your education, RESPs, budgeting tips and paying off student debt visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/finance/educationfunding.html.   

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County of Wellington Receives Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding

July 27, 2017 — CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON – Lloyd Longfield, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, today announced that County of Wellington will receive federal funding in the amount of $49,500 for repairs to the Trestle Bridge Trail’s Pedestrian Bridges.  This project is one of over 350- Canada 150 Community...

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Puslinch receives Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding

July 26, 2017 —   PUSLINCH, ON – Lloyd Longfield, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, today announced that the Township of Puslinch will receive federal funding in the amount of $75,000 for improvements to the Aberfoyle Baseball diamond .  This project is one of over 350- Canada 150 Community...

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Summer Consultations

July 19, 2017 — The input of Canadians is at the core of creating good policy. This summer the Government of Canada is conducting public consultations on important topics to understand what Canadians think. The below consultations are open and I encourage you to consider providing feedback or sharing them with your network: Air Transportation Consultation Review of Environmental and Regulatory Processes Tax Planning Using...

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Generation Energy Consultation

June 23, 2017 —   Generation Energy is a national dialogue on Canada’s path to a low-carbon future. The purpose of this dialogue is to invite all Canadians to share their ideas and participate in helping define Canada’s energy future. This is a six-month national conversation, which will take place face to face with provinces and territories, Indigenous groups, international experts and academics, and...

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Low-Carbon Economy Fund Question

June 16, 2017 — MP Longfield: Mr. Speaker, I, like many of my colleagues, hear regularly about three issues: a strong evolving economy that leverages Canada's skills, trades and expertise; a strong and vibrant commitment to the protection of the environment, where innovation creates good jobs; and, a strong and clear plan that ties together innovation, infrastructure and the environment, where the next generation...

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Guelph Royal Canadian Legion Receives Vimy Oak Tree

June 9, 2017 —   In 2017, as we commemorate 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, MP Lloyd Longfield is honoured to present a Vimy Oak tree to the Guelph Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 234. Today with the Legion members and veterans the tree was planted in a special ceremony to honour the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the many Canadians who...

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A Food Policy for Canada

June 7, 2017 —   Canadians make decisions every day about food that directly impacts their health, environment and communities. Thats why our government launched consultations on A Food Policy for Canada, asking Canadians “what food issues matter to you?” Together, we can put more affordable, safe, healthy, and sustainable food on the tables of Canadians & their families. Have your say: www.canada.ca/food-policy

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Speech on Bill C-49 Transportation Modernization Act

June 6, 2017 — Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to speak today to Bill C-49, which proposes amendments to the Canada Transportation Act to advance the efficiency and competitiveness of our freight rail system. This is especially important to Guelph, which is home to one of Canada's three federally chartered railways. The Guelph Junction Railway was established in 1886 by a special act...

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Speech on Bill C-46: Impaired Driving Legislation

June 1, 2017 — Madam Speaker, I am pleased to participate in this debate on Bill C-46, legislation that would have a significant positive impact on public safety. We are having a great discussion in the House on this today and I am glad to be a part of it. In the time that I have available, I want to focus my remarks on...

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Canada 150 Poetry Contest Winners

May 30, 2017 —   A big thank you to Guelph's youth for creatively celebrating Canads's 150th anniversary of conferderation by participating in the Guelph Canada 150 poety contest. It was incredible to see so many high calibre submission. Also a sincere thanks to the teachers and parents who encouraged their students and children to participate. Congratulations to the winners ofGuelph's Canada 150 Poetry Contest: High...

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Speech Highlighting Farmers Environmental Innovation

May 30, 2017 — Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Bow River for raising the issue of land conservation and restoration on our farms. As a member of the Standing Committee for Agriculture, and also having been born and raised on the Prairies, I know that Alberta farmers, and Canadian farmers, are responsible stewards of the land. Their goal is...

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Government of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Guelph and Wellington County

May 26, 2017 — Guelph, Ontario — The Governments of Canada and Ontario are proud to announce the official opening of new affordable housing for young mothers in Guelph and Wellington County. Michael House, located at 187 Bristol Street in Guelph, provides eight units of affordable housing.  Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and...

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University of Guelph Receives $10.7 Million for Genomics Research

May 26, 2017 — Three cutting-edge University of Guelph research projects in genomics – one of today’s most rapidly developing and powerful areas of science and technology – received $10.7 million in support today to improve animal health and welfare, crop yields and food production. The investment comes from Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP), which supports university-industry R&D collaborations with social and...

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Canada 150 Celebration Funding

May 24, 2017 — Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced funding of $23,704.00 to the Guelph Civic Museum for their community project Before there was Canada: Time for Truth and Reconciliation to feature cultural displays, and active participation with the indigenous community and funding of $20,000.00 benefitting the Guelph Library...

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Poverty Reducation Strategy Consultation

May 15, 2017 — The Government of Canada is committed to developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy to reduce poverty and improve the economic well-being of all Canadians so they have a fair chance to succeed. In order to support the development of the Strategy, we have launched a public consultation process to ensure that the diverse needs of Canadians and the different approaches...

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Speech on Budget 2017

May 10, 2017 —   Madam Speaker, the world is changing. Climate change poses serious environmental challenges. A growing number of Canadians, particularly our youth, fear they will never be able to enter the housing market and growing concerns over the job market have Canadians anxious. These uncertainties mean new challenges for Canadians, but they also represent a source of opportunity to showcase Canadian...

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Speech Announcing University of Guelph Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Program Involvement

April 27, 2017 — Good Afternoon. It is a pleasure to join you here once again at the University of Guelph. I’m pleased to be here on behalf of Minister MacAulay. The research team here at the University of Guelph is helping farmers feed the world sustainably. The innovative solutions you are developing today will bring real benefits for Canada’s farmers and Canada’s environment....

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Canada 150 Community BBQ

April 13, 2017 — This year Canada is celebrating its 150th and Guelph its 190th anniversary. To celebrate please join me for a Canada 150 community BBQ on June 2nd from 4:30-7:30 at Riverside Park, 709 Woolwich St., Guelph. Please bring your friends and family! Please register here, registration will be required to attend. Please register by May 24th. Refresments and food will be...

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Speech on S-230 Drug-Impaired Driving Detection Act

April 6, 2017 —   Mr. Speaker, I rise today in the House to speak to Bill S-230, which would authorize the use of approved screening devices to detect the presence of drugs in anyone operating a vehicle. I would like to thank the member for Richmond—Arthabaska for bringing this important issue onto the floor for debate. The government has been clear on the...

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$19,417,982 Invested in Guelph Transit Infrastructure

April 4, 2017 — March 31, 2017 Guelph, Ontario The governments of Canada and Ontario are making investments to create jobs and grow the middle class while building a foundation for a strong, sustainable economic future. Investing in public infrastructure supports efficient and affordable transit services that help Canadians safely get to and from work, school and other activities on time. MP Lloyd Longfield,...

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Guelph Budget 2017 Highlights

March 28, 2017 — In a town hall meeting this morning at Evergreen Seniors Centre, MP Longfield highlighted the details of Budget 2017. Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. Canada is home to a well-educated and highly skilled workforce, but as the demands of the workplace change, so too must the...

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Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations

March 25, 2017 — Towards a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy The Government of Canada is committed to developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy to reduce poverty and improve the economic well-being of all Canadians so they have a fair chance to succeed. In order to support the development of the Strategy, we have launched a public consultation process to ensure that the diverse needs...

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Mental Health Town Hall

March 17, 2017 — When:  6:30-8pm, April 24th, 2017 Where: Evergreen Senior Centre, 683 Woolwich St. Join me for an enaging community discussion on Mental Health. 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue throughout their lifetime. The Government of Canada is committed to working with the Provinces to ensure mental health services meet the needs of Canadians. I want to hear your...

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Canada 150 Student Poetry Contest

March 17, 2017 — Open to Guelph students up to and including grade 12.   There are two categories: Elementary and Secondary.   The theme is Canada 150.   Submissions may be sent via email to Lloyd.Longfield@parl.gc.ca with the subject line as Canada 150 Poetry Contest or by mail to Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament, 40 Cork St. E., Guelph, ON N1H 2W8 (no...

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2017 Budget Town Hall

March 17, 2017 — When: 7:30-8:30AM, March 28, 2017 Where: Evergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich St. (Guelph) Budget 2017 is the next step in our ambitious plan to make smart investments that will create jobs, grow our economy, and provide more opportunities for the middle class and those working hard to join it. I will be hosting a consultation to share with you the...

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MP Lloyd Longfield celebrates cutting-edge infrastructure for University of Guelph researchers

March 16, 2017 — Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, celebrated $596,395 in funding for six projects at the University of Guelph. Canada is committed to providing strong support for new research innovation and infrastructure. Our researchers tackle issues that matter to the lives of everyday Canadians—from understanding cardiovascular response to exercise to...

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Speech on Bill C-22 An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians

March 13, 2017 — Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure today to rise in support of Bill C-22. This bill would create a national security and intelligence committee of parliamentarians. First, I would like to thank the members of the Standing Committee on Public Safety for its hard work on this file and for what I understand was a great discussion at committee level....

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Triple Bottom Line

February 24, 2017 — Welcome to my Triple Bottom Line! This graphic highlights the interconnections between Environment, Social, and Economic areas of our community. My work in Guelph and in Ottawa is focused on providing a balance between key activities in each area. Guelph is an environmental leader; and Canada can benefit from our community’s strength in this area as we implement climate change...

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2017 Guelph Tax Clinics

February 22, 2017 — Do you need help completing your tax return? You may be able to get help at a free tax preparation clinic near you. Please see eligibility criteria below. Italian Canadian Club-  135 Ferguson St., Guelph Tuesday February 28 – 4:30-7:00 pm Tuesday March 7 – 4:30 to 7:00 pm Tuesday March 14 – 4:30 to 7:00 pm Tuesday April 4 – 4:30...

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French Government Recognizes Local Veterans

February 17, 2017 — The French Consul General of Toronto, Marc Trouyet was in Guelph today along with MP Lloyd Longfield to recognize local veterans Donald Sutherland and Frank Taylor. Mr. Donald Sutherland and Mr. Frank Taylor have been awarded the rank of Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour.  This is the highest national order awarded by France and...

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Speech on M-100 Role of Co-Operatives

February 15, 2017 — Mr. Speaker, before I begin, I would like to thank the member for Brossard—Saint-Lambert for bringing this important motion forward. It is my pleasure to rise today as chair of the multi-party co-op caucus to highlight not only the economic benefits that co-operatives provide, but also the leadership on social issues and environmental challenges addressed by these innovative enterprises. The...

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Speech on Bill C-211 Federal Framework on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act

February 10, 2017 — Mr. Speaker, I first want to thank the member for Cariboo—Prince George for bringing this very important issue before the House, an issue that is silently affecting many Canadians everyday. Post traumatic stress disorder is a matter close to the hearts of many, even in the House, as the member has said. Some members have honourably served on the front...

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Statement on Electoral Reform

February 3, 2017 — Electoral Reform is a very important issue to me, and one of the main reasons I ran to be Guelph’s MP. After months of town halls, travelling committees, consultations and online surveys I was encouraged that we would have a system of electoral reform to debate in the House of Commons.  In Guelph I held a town hall, distributed 5000...

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Speech on Bill C-277 An Act Providing for the Development of a Framework on Palliative Care in Canada

January 31, 2017 — Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Sarnia—Lambton for bringing this bill forward and for her leadership on palliative care in Canada, making sure the conversation does not die between Parliament sittings. I would also like to thank Hospice Wellington for helping me with its insights and input on what I am talking about tonight, and I thank the...

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University of Guelph Part of $1.5-Million ‘Energy Neutral’ Wastewater Treatment Project

January 27, 2017 — The University of Guelph (U of G) is taking part in a novel $1.5-million initiative – backed by the federal and provincial governments – that aims to eliminate energy costs for wastewater treatment. The announcement was made today by Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development...

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New Year’s Levee

January 9, 2017 — Please join MPP Liz Sandals and I as we welcome you to our annual New Year’s Levee. Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the past year and welcome 2017! Sunday, January 22 from 1-3pm Italian Canadian Club 135 Ferguson St., Guelph Light refreshments will be served.

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Empowering Canadians in Guelph to Have Their Say About Our Democracy

December 5, 2016 — GUELPH December 5, 2016 – The Government of Canada wants to hear from as many Canadians as possible in a national conversation about electoral reform. Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph encouraged Canadians to visit MyDemocracy.ca, an interactive and engaging digital platform that will help Canadians explore the values and principles they share when it comes to strengthening...

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Guelph’s Parliamentary Perspective – Volume 2

December 5, 2016 — I was delighted to see Cathy Kennedy & Andy Best from the City of Guelph to chat civic innovation. This past week in Ottawa we continued to work on wrapping up the manufacturing study for the INDU committee, and coming to the close of research for the next comprehensive agriculture policy framework in the AGRI committee. Proceedings for committees can be found at...

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Government of Canada and the University of Guelph Celebrate Supporting Cutting-Edge Research

December 2, 2016 — December 2, 2016—Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Government of Canada values the role that scientists play in contributing to the discoveries and innovations that lead to a strong economy, sustainable environment, and a vibrant middle class. Today, Lloyd Longfield, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, joins the University of Guelph in celebrating the appointment...

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Guelph’s Parliamentary Perspective – Volume 1

November 25, 2016 —   I am beginning what I hope to be a weekly blog to update the people in Guelph on the work my staff and I are involved with. It has been an active week of work in Ottawa, and the honour of serving Guelph continues. Looking at the calendar, the committee work is racing toward the holiday break. The standing...

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Pre-Budget Consultation

October 20, 2016 — With 2017 around the corner I would like to invite you to join me for a conversation about how we can make the economy work for you and your family. As we build on our momentum to grow the middle class and position Canada for the global economy of tomorrow, it is your insights which will shape our vision for...

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Federal Governments Supports Local Youth Project

October 12, 2016 —   Youth in Guelph will have more help in overcoming barriers to employment, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announced today on behalf of the Government of Canada and the Honourable Minister Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. The ways2work program, in collaboration with Second Chance Employment Counselling, is receiving support from the federal government in the...

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Speech on Paris Agreement

October 5, 2016 —   Mr. Speaker, I rise today to offer my full support for the Paris agreement and the promise this agreement holds for Canada’s future. Climate change is truly unlike any other challenge this House or indeed humanity itself has ever faced; as this struggle is not with any particular nation, or ideology, but with the ever increasing needs of human...

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Question to the Minister of Science

September 27, 2016 — I was proud to rise in the House of Commons during Question Period to ask Kirsty Duncan, The Minister of Science, about the state of science research in Canada.  

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Climate Change Town Hall

September 26, 2016 —   Climate Change Consultations are happening now! Join me on October 12th, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Italian Canadian Club for an engaging discussion on climate change. Share your views and thoughts on how Canada can improve its environmental polices. Participate in the federal climate change consultations here. To RSVP please email: lloyd.longfield@parl.gc.ca OR RSVP via our Electoral Reform Facebook Event.

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Guelph Youth Council

September 14, 2016 — “Young voices must be part of our decision making process.” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Passionate about helping your community? Between the age of 15-24? Curious about global issues, the Government of Canada, and our democratic process? Are you a leader ready to make Guelph and Canada a better place to live? If this sounds like you, then apply to join the Guelph...

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Public Consultations

September 13, 2016 — Town hall meetings, online consultations, and surveys are just some of the ways that I can get input from you on policy topics throughout the year. Please take a moment to complete any or all of the questionnaires that interest you, and to take note of any upcoming meetings. As new topics become relevant I will update this listing. Current...

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Canada Invests $76.6 Million in the University of Guelph to Launch ‘Food From Thought’

September 8, 2016 —   The Government of Canada values the critical role the nation’s post-secondary institutions play in attracting world-class researchers, catalyzing discoveries that improve our health and environment and in contributing to an innovative economy that leads to more opportunities for the middle class and those working hard to join it. To underscore this commitment, Member of Parliament for Guelph, Lloyd Longfield...

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Canada, Ontario and the University of Guelph to Invest & Renew Infrastructure at the University of Guelph

August 31, 2016 — $66.6M investment will create jobs, expand research and foster innovation Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $66.6M investment in the University of Guelph. This joint federal-provincial investment was announced today by Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of...

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Provincial & Federal Governments Brewing Support for Two Breweries in Guelph

August 30, 2016 — The Ontario government and the Government of Canada invested over $187,000 in two local Guelph breweries (Sleeman Breweries Ltd. and Wellington County Brewery Inc.) to help them expand operations and to continue to grow the province’s craft beer industry. Wellington County Brewery Inc. has received $183,000 to: Install a new automated canning line in the new facility and Invest in...

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Electoral Reform Town Hall

August 9, 2016 —   Electoral Reform Consultations are happening now! Join me on September 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Italian Canadian Club for an engaging discussion on democratic reform in Canada. Help shape the future of Canadian Democracy. We are excited to announce that Mark Holland, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions, will be in attendance.  Participate in the federal...

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Prime Minister’s Youth Council

July 29, 2016 — The Prime Minister is looking for young Canadians to provide input on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities as well as climate change and clean growth, among others. Listening to the issues that matter most to young people is an important commitment of this government. Apply now to be considered for the Youth Council!  

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Online Consultation: International Development

July 21, 2016 — “Both at home and overseas, Canadians care for the poorest and most vulnerable. They expect their government to help create a world that is peaceful, prosperous, just and inclusive—a world where human rights are protected for all. A safer and more stable world leads to a better place for Canada and Canadians. Canada has a strong and proud tradition of...

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Online Consultation: Innovation Agenda

July 18, 2016 — Innovation is about new and better ways of doing things. Innovation positions Canadian companies to be more globally connected and competitive. With innovation, growth is clean and inclusive. Innovation creates value and high-quality jobs across the economy. It enables Canada to help solve society’s most pressing issues. This process is about asking Canadians from all walks of life to share...

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Immigration Roundtable

July 14, 2016 — Canada’s strength lies in its diversity. Our diversity is closely tied to immigration and is a valued part of Canada’s story—we are asking Canadians to help us write the next chapter. Immigrants have always been a central part of Canada’s success. The contributions of newcomers result in jobs, innovation and economic growth. Immigrants also strengthen our country socially and culturally....

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Online Consultation: Canada Post Review

July 13, 2016 — The Government of Canada is inviting Canadians to share their views in an independent review on the future of Canada Post. This review will help to ensure Canadians receive quality service from Canada Post at a reasonable price. Current Canada Post Services The Review focuses on promoting an informed discussion that emphasizes the facts. Here are some facts about Canada...

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Minister MacAulay in Guelph

July 12, 2016 — The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Foods visited Guelph today. He held two discussions, one on innovation in the agriculture sector, and the other on women in agriculture. Throughout the meetings we discussed themes such as environmental sustainability, ways to monitor and mark success, and innovative measures in the agricultural field.

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Speech: Opposition Motion — Internal Trade

June 14, 2016 — Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Eglinton—Lawrence. I appreciate the motion that has been put forward by the member for Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola and the ensuing discussion that we are having today on internal trade. It reflects the concern that we all share for middle-class Canadians. We agree that middle-class...

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Statement: Guelph Multicultural Festival

June 9, 2016 — Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I rise today in celebration of the Guelph multicultural festival. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the festival, and I am proud to say that our diversity has only increased since the festival began. Guelphites from a variety of backgrounds from around the world will come together to share food, music, fashion,...

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Climate Change – Virtual Town Hall

June 8, 2016 — I am looking for the people of Guelph to participate in Climate Change Consultations. To facilitate this discussion, I will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall meeting. Monday, June 27nd 6:30 – 7:30PM Thank you to everyone who joined me, and asked questions on my Virtual Town Hall meeting. If you still want to contribute, check out the Online Consultation...

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Speech: Response to Budget 2016

June 6, 2016 —   Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise on behalf of my constituents in Guelph to extend my wholehearted support for budget 2016, growing the middle class, Bill C-15. The budget has many bona fides, from the emphasis on the environment, to infrastructure investments, to building the economy, but there is no doubt in my...

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Census 2016

May 12, 2016 — It’s not too late to complete your census questionnaire! The census collects important demographic information on every person living in Canada. This information is used by all levesl of government, business and other organizations to plan for and improve programs and services in our community. Everything from pensions, health care and employment programs to new schools, public transit, hospitals and...

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Online Consultation: Climate Change

May 10, 2016 — Provincial, territorial and federal governments are working together with Indigenous Peoples and the public to find ways to encourage clean economic growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Learn more about Canada’s approach to climate change. I am asking the people of Guelph to share your input to inform this work. You can share...

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Online Consultation: Strengthening Canadian Content

May 10, 2016 — Canadian Heritage is seeking input on how to strengthen the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content in a digital world. Message from Minister Joly “Canada’s cultural and creative industries are important drivers of innovation and a vibrant part of our economy. The intersection of culture and technology holds tremendous potential for our country’s growth and prosperity. As we adjust...

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Mental Health Week

May 3, 2016 — This week is Mental Health Week. It is an opportunity for us to GET LOUD and speak up about the discrimination and stigma that is so often associated with mental health. About 7 million Canadians live with poor mental health. Currently, one in four Canadian seniors has a mental health issue. Too often these issues are kept hidden and people...

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Message on National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2016 — Today is National Day of Mourning. A day designated to remember workers who were killed, injured, or suffered illness due to work related incidents. While we commemorate those who were injured or killed, we must also acknowledge the importance of occupational health and safety. A healthy and safe workplace is everyone’s responsibility.

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Medical Assistance in Dying – Share your Thoughts

April 27, 2016 — On April 14th, the Government of Canada introduced legislation that aims to give dying patients in an advanced state irreversible decline, who are suffering intolerably from a serious illness, the choice of a peaceful death. The introduction of this legislation responds to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to strike down laws that prohibit physician-assisted dying in Canada. Click here...

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Welcoming New Canadians

April 24, 2016 — CANADA’S DIVERSITY AND CONNECTIONS TO THE WORLD ARE AMONG ITS GREATEST ASSETS AND CONTRIBUTE TO GROWING THE MIDDLE CLASS. Canada intends to welcome 300,000 new permanent residents including 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, strengthening our diversity and economy. Immigration Canadians welcome those who want to come to Canada and contribute to our country’s success. To make immigrants feel more welcome,...

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An Inclusive and Fair Canada

April 24, 2016 — SHARE CANADA’S STRENGTH LIES IN ITS DIVERSITY. The government set out an agenda to help all Canadians to build better lives and contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country. Budget 2016 delivers on this agenda, with investments for those who need it most. Health Care Canada’s publicly funded, universal health care system is a source of national...

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An Innovative and Clean Economy

April 24, 2016 — PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AND GROWING THE ECONOMY GO HAND IN HAND. That’s why Budget 2016 defines a new vision for Canada’s economy as a centre of global innovation. Investments in Budget 2016 will start Canada on the right path, through support for leading-edge research and for innovative and job-creating businesses. Supporting the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change...

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Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday

April 24, 2016 — Free admission for all visitors to Canada’s national parks, national marine conservation areas, and national historic sites in 2017.

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Supporting Canadian Families

April 24, 2016 — This will improve the financial security of about 900 000 single seniors across Canada. To give Canadian families more help, the Government is introducing the new Canada Child Benefit. The CCB is a simpler, tax-free, and more generous plan that will replace existing federal child benefits. The Canada Child Benefit will give up to $6,400 per child under 6, and...

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Strengthening the Middle-Class

April 24, 2016 — A STRONG ECONOMY STARTS WITH A STRONG MIDDLE CLASS. When middle class Canadians have more money to save, invest, and grow the economy, everyone benefits. As one of its first actions, the Government introduced a middle-class tax cut. This means more money in the pockets of nearly 9 million middle class Canadians. Average annual savings: $330 for individuals, and $540...

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Help for Seniors

April 24, 2016 — Everyone deserves a secure and dignified retirement. Budget 2016 will improve the quality of life for seniors. We’re boosting the Guaranteed Income Supplement top-up benefit for single seniors: up to $947 annually to help lift low-income single seniors out of poverty. This will improve the financial security of about 900 000 single seniors across Canada. The Government will restore the...

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Earth Day

April 22, 2016 — On Earth Day we are reminded of how important keeping our Earth healthy really is. We know that the environment and economy go hand in hand. That is why Budget 2016 makes investments in the environment: upgrades and improvements to public transit systems across Canada reduces greenhouse gas emissions enhancing the life cycle of public and private infrastructure projects and...

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Prime Minister’s Visit to Guelph

April 15, 2016 — Prime Minister visited Guelph this week to tour the Polycon Factory. It was an excellent opportunity to showcase Guelph’s manufacturing industry, and highlight developments in the sector.

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Greetings for Nepali New Year

April 13, 2016 — Wishing a Happy Nepali New Year to all those celebrating in Guelph!

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BeADonor

April 8, 2016 — This morning I had the pleasure of attending the BeADonor event a flag raising. I was reminded at this event of the importance of organ donation, and the impact it has on the people in our community. One simple action can have a huge impact. An individual donor can save up to 8 lives. I strongly encourage you to find...

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Budget 2016 Town Hall Meeting

March 30, 2016 — MP Longfield would like to invite you to join him a guest panelists for a town hall meeting on the Budget 2016. Get a better understanding of what the budget will do for Guelph, and how it will impact you. When and Where Tuesday, April 5, 2016 6:30 PM (Doors open at 6:00) The Atrium, Innovation Guelph 111 Farquhar Street,...

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Smart Investments for the Future

March 29, 2016 — I would like to hear from you. Fill out this short online survey to let me know what priorities are most important to you.

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Video – Holi Greetings

March 24, 2016 — Marking the beginning of a joyous spring, Holi is a special time to celebrate. Happy Holi to all those in Guelph.

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Video – Nowruz Greetings

March 21, 2016 — Wishing a happy and healthy new year to all those celebrating Nowruz in Guelph.

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Release – FedDev Ontario Announces Funding for Innovative Manufacturers in Guelph and New Hamburg

March 15, 2016 — News Release For Immediate Release FedDev Ontario Announces Funding for Innovative Manufacturers in Guelph and New Hamburg March 15, 2016 Guelph Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) Today, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, alongside Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announced combined funding of up to $6.6 million to the Hammond...

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Statement – Recognition for Bioenterprise Corporation and Innovation Guelph

March 11, 2016 — Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the joint initiative between Bioenterprise Corporation and Innovation Guelph. FedDev Ontario is providing Bioenterprise Corporation and Innovation Guelph with an investment of up to $4.84 million to provide entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with seed funding, access to specialized industry expertise, and business coaching. Funding will be geared toward...

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Investing in Business Innovation

March 1, 2016 — Today I had the great pleasure to announce that the Federal Government, through its Investing in Business Innovation fund, is investing up to $4.84 million in Bioenterprise Corporation. This investment will assist start-ups and early-stage innovative businesses in southern Ontario along the commercialization path. Bioenterprise Corporation is working with Innovation Guelph to promote the fund, and provide expertise to entrepreneurs...

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Release – FedDev Ontario Announces Support for Entrepreneurs and Early-stage Businesses in Southern Ontario

March 1, 2016 — News Release For Immediate Release FedDev Ontario Announces Support for Entrepreneurs and Early-stage Businesses in Southern Ontario March 1, 2016 Guelph Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) New entrepreneurs in southern Ontario will benefit from an investment of up to $4.84 million in Bioenterprise Corporation announced today by Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf...

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In the Community – Gay Lea Foods Tour

February 29, 2016 — This morning I toured the Gay Lea Foods plant here in Guelph. Great to see so much happening right at home in Guelph! We also had some very thoughtful discussions about the agriculture and dairy industries.

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In the Community – Lunar New Year

February 27, 2016 — It was a great pleasure to celebrate Lunar New Year with the Guelph International Languages Program. The event was a great opportunity for students, families and friends to experience the beauty and grace of the Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese culture. Hope the Lunar New Year brings you happiness, prosperity, and success from all corners.

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Video – #PinkShirtDay

February 24, 2016 — February 24 is Pink Shirt Day. I am wearing pink today to stand up against bullying. I believe that people should be able to wear what they want, say what they want, and be who they want. Liberal Members of Parliament from across the country are wearing pink as well. See their reasons here.

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Speech – Canada’s Contribution to the Effort to Combat ISIL

February 23, 2016 — Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the motion to redefine Canada’s mission against ISIL. I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Surrey—Newton. As Canadians, we must ask ourselves what victory over ISIL looks like. When our brave soldiers return from their tours of duty, what will have come from...

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Release – Investing in Young Canadians

February 16, 2016 — Investing in Young Canadians Government of Canada Invests in Youth through Canada Summer Jobs Program GUELPH – On February 12, the Government of Canada announced that it is fulfilling its commitment to double the number of summer jobs to be created for students, helping them build a stronger future and obtain the skills and experience they need to contribute to...

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Statement – Better Hearing in Education for Northern Youth

February 2, 2016 — Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the Rotary Club of Guelph’s dedication to improving the lives of our northern neighbours through its project Better Hearing in Education for Northern Youth. Hearing is such an important sense, as it allows us to live and participate in life more fully without limitations. Without the ability to...

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Release – Liberal government working with Canadians to create jobs and grow the economy

January 22, 2016 — For Immediate Release January 22, 2016 Liberal government working with Canadians to create jobs and grow the economy GUELPH – Over the last two weeks residents of Guelph have shared their thoughts and views with Member of Parliament, Lloyd Longfield, on how best to deliver on an ambitious economic agenda to grow the economy and create long-term prosperity for the...

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Pre-Budget Consultations

January 22, 2016 — Our Government has promised real change in Canada. That means investing in middle class families and making sure they have every opportunity to succeed. It means creating jobs by making the right investments in roads, bridges, transit, housing and green infrastructure. It also means doing politics differently, talking to people, bouncing ideas off one another and working together towards innovative...

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Release – Government of Canada contributes to world-class research on species identification

January 14, 2016 — For Immediate Release January 14, 2016 Government of Canada contributes to world-class research on species identification Funding to support genomics research in plant protection and food safety Guelph, ON – The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, today announced an investment from the Government of Canada to support the use of genomics research in plant protection and food safety regulation....

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Statement – Guelph Support for Syrian Refugees

December 10, 2015 — Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, as this is the first time I am addressing the House, I would like to thank those who helped get me here: my wife, Barb, our wonderful family, the amazing campaign team, and the 34,303 voters in Guelph who helped get me here. As the House knows, we are currently facing a historically...

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