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New Horizons for Seniors Program Call for Proposals

November 22, 2021 — On November 23, 2021, the Government of Canada launched the 2021-2022 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) call for proposals (CFP) for community-based projects across Canada.  The deadline to submit applications will be December 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please visit the NHSP web pages to learn more about this funding opportunity. The New Horizons for Seniors Program supports projects that...

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Federal Government providing support to Second Chance’s Women2Work Program in Guelph

November 9, 2021 — Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good jobs now and into the future. This is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments in young people, ensuring they have the supports and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers. Today, Lloyd Longfield, the Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the...

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Lloyd Longfield sworn in for third term as Guelph's Member of Parliament

November 5, 2021 — On Friday October 29th, 2021, Lloyd Longfield was sworn in as Guelph's Member of Parliament following a third successful election campaign. Joined by his family for the occasion, MP Longfield swore an oath to bear allegiance to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Parliament will begin regular parliamentary proceedings on November 22nd, 2021. Quotes"I am grateful to be sworn in as Guelph's...

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Government of Canada Invests in the Ontario Beef Research Centre

November 5, 2021 —   The governments of Canada and Ontario are giving a boost to beef nutritional research with an investment of $1.3 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) at the Beef Research Centre. The beef nutrition research investment supports the purchase of 96 Insentec feeders, a digitized precision feeding system that monitors the quality and amount of feed. The system...

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Federal government invests in Guelph Soccer's efforts to support gender equality in sport

July 29, 2021 —                                                                                  Photo Cred: Guelph Soccer, Pictured: Guelph Soccer Coaches   The Government of Canada is committed to achieving gender equality in...

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Canada Invests in Guelph's Energy-Saving Efforts

July 27, 2021 —                                                                                         Photo Credit: City of Guelph, Pictured:  Clair Road Fire Station   Improving energy efficiency in our...

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Government of Canada invests in mental health and distress centres in Guelph

July 21, 2021 — Canadians are reporting an increase in stress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. In fact, almost half of all Canadians have reported that their mental health has worsened since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Distress centres are a vital part of our community providing mental health support and resources to those in need. Across the country, these centres are seeing a...

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Government of Canada supports festivals in Guelph

July 15, 2021 —                                                                                 Photo credit: Ryley Remedios. Pictured: 2019 Hillside Festival.   Arts and culture inspire us and bring us together.  They also...

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Investment in active transportation infrastructure will create a new multi-use path along Hanlon Creek Boulevard

June 29, 2021 — Photo credit: City of Guelph The health and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Ontario. Communities across Canada are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and need immediate assistance to ensure their municipal and community infrastructure is safe and reliable. That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses...

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Launch of the Canada Community Revitalization Fund

June 23, 2021 — Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces. The new Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF), announced in Budget 2021, provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces, to help stimulate local economies and bring Canadians back together once it...

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Canada Invests $30,000 through the Healthy Communities Initiative in Guelph

June 14, 2021 — Photo credit: Lorenz Calcagno from Guelph Hiking Trail Club. Pictured: Dan Cullen.   As Canadians continue to adapt to the realities of COVID-19, local governments and community partners across the country are adapting their spaces and services to keep residents safe and healthy, support economic recovery, create jobs, and build vibrant, resilient communities. Today, the KW Community Foundation and MP Lloyd Longfield shared...

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Calls for Proposals now Open in the Social Development Partnerships Program

June 8, 2021 — In May, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development launched two calls for proposals through the Social Development Partnerships Program (SDPP). The two calls for proposals, for a total of up to $39 million over five years, are for projects to support financial empowerment and the social inclusion of vulnerable children and youth.  Eligible organizations can...

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Calls for proposals under the Enabling Accessibility Fund's Mid-sized projects and Youth Innovation components

June 7, 2021 — Last week was National AcessAbility Week in Canada! During that time, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough and Parliamentary Secretary Irek Kusmierczyk announced two calls for proposals under the Enabling Accessibility Fund's Mid-sized projects and Youth Innovation components.  The call for proposals to both components opened on Friday June 4, 2021.  The Mid-sized...

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Organic Council of Ontario receives over $100,000 from the Government of Canada for community-based climate action project

June 4, 2021 — Canadians want cleaner air, cleaner water and good jobs, now and into the future. Across the country, Canadians are working hard in their communities to cut pollution, while growing the economy.  This week during Canadian Environment week, we recognize that we can make a difference for future generations by the actions we take today.    To support these goals, Lloyd...

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MP Longfield's Statement on the Missing Children of the Residential School System

June 3, 2021 —   Like many of you, I was profoundly saddened by the news out of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. The loss of these 215 children who attended the former Kamloops Residential School is unthinkable. We know that the hurt and suffering of families and survivors of residential schools across our country is still causing trauma today.  I personally remain...

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The Government of Canada invests in plastics science research at U of G to further understand environmental threats

May 31, 2021 — Plastics are polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans, and harming the wildlife that call those places home. That’s why the Government of Canada is committed to achieving zero plastic waste by 2030, including by moving towards a more circular economy and banning certain, harmful single-use plastics, where warranted and supported by science. Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph,...

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Minister of Transport investing in railway safety while growing the economy

May 19, 2021 —   The Government of Canada is committed to keeping Canadians safe by improving rail safety and increasing public awareness and confidence in Canada’s rail transportation system while contributing to the economy during the pandemic. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Member of Parliament for Guelph, Lloyd...

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Government of Canada supports safer supply project for people with opioid use disorder in Guelph

May 19, 2021 —  The overdose crisis continues to affect communities and families across Canada. Tragically, we have seen substantial increases in overdose deaths and related harms during the COVID-19 pandemic, including in Ontario where overdoses deaths increased significantly since the onset of the pandemic.  The Government of Canada continues to support increasing access to safer supply projects in communities across Canada to help...

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Government of Canada launches new community-based projects in Guelph to support seniors

May 18, 2021 — Far too many seniors face isolation in their retirement years. This was a fact even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is committed to empowering seniors by supporting opportunities for older Canadians to stay involved and engaged in their communities. Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte, announced...

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Parliamentary Health Research Caucus and Cancer Gone: The Research and Innovation that Thinks it Can

May 10, 2021 — Cancer is a complex disease, with over 200 different types of cancer documented. It can also be quick, elusive and can evolve rapidly, which makes it difficult to treat. There has been some amazing progress in recent years with five-year survival rates rising from about 25% in the 1940s, to many cancers now surpassing 70, 80 and even 90%.  Canada...

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Government of Canada collaborating with Ontario farmers on sustainable solutions to environmental issues

May 10, 2021 — Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, kicked-off a roundtable discussion with Ontario agriculture stakeholders by announcing an investment of $4.2 million to launch Living Lab – Ontario in the Lake Erie region. Living Lab – Ontario is the latest collaboration hub created under the Living Laboratories Initiative, which brings together farmers, scientists, and other partners...

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Guelph is Informing my Work on the Standing Committee for Public Accounts

May 7, 2021 — I've always brought back the feedback that I hear within the community from Guelphites to inform my discussions in the House of Commons and on Committee. Recently, I attended the Guelph Black Heritage Society's Anti-Racism Summit, and I came away from that event thinking about how our government can be actively anti-racist by ensuring that our programs and policies take...

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Prime Minister Trudeau Visits Guelph

April 26, 2021 —   Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, hosted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today in a virtual meeting to discuss Budget 2021 as it relates to housing and homelessness in Guelph. The Prime Minister and MP Longfield discussed how Guelph is working to eliminate chronic homelessness.  Projects currently partnering with community supports and organizations, along with recent projects such as...

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Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience

April 19, 2021 — Today Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, rose in the House to table Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience, our Governement's plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that brings all Canadians along.  Budget 2021 is about finishing the fight against COVID-19. It's about healing the wounds...

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Stay up to date with the work of the Standing Committee for Environment and Sustainable Development

April 19, 2021 — I've engaged with many Guelphites over the last year about the importance of environmental protections and sustainability. As I've been saying, the fact that we are currently navigating and responding to the ongoing health emergency is no excuse to neglect the ongoing climate emergency. In saying that, I've been pleased with the recent work that our government has been doing in building on our existing environmental...

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Investing in Guelph Long-Term Care Homes to protect against COVID-19

April 16, 2021 — Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment. Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph along with the Province of...

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Government of Canada invests in Canada's first circular economy focused accelerator and test platform

April 16, 2021 —   Entrepreneurs in southern Ontario’s food and environment sectors have tremendous potential to create jobs and find greener solutions for a variety of areas. That is why the Government of Canada is committed to supporting the growth of this key sector by providing businesses the resources they need to bring innovations to market faster, while creating good jobs, fostering a...

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Investing in Guelph and Wellington County schools to protect against COVID-19

April 15, 2021 — The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Ontario. Communities across Canada are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and requires immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable. That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead...

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Department of National Defence invests in Canadian solutions to COVID-19 challenges

April 8, 2021 —   Today, on behalf of Minister of Defence Harjit S. Sajjan, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, highlighted investments by the Government of Canada in support of research and development efforts related to COVID-19.  Two contribution agreements, totaling $369,050, have been awarded to Guelph-based innovators under the Department of National Defence’s Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program....

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Food Security in Guelph

April 7, 2021 —   We know that food security is key to many healthy determinates in life. Here in Guelph, we are fortunate to have so many amazing local organizations within our community who work to provide fresh, safe, affordable food for those in need. To learn more about some of the local organizations in our community and the important work they're doing,...

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Canada and Ontario Invest in Improved Community and Recreation Infrastructure in Elora and Guelph

April 1, 2021 —    Across the country, Canadians are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment. Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf...

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Government of Canada provides Guelph and London Funding to Develop Long-Lasting Action towards the Sustainable Development Goals

March 30, 2021 —   Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development announced today that Guelph community organization, 10C Shared Space and London, Ontario’s Pillar Nonprofit Network have received $899,921 from Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Program for their collaborative project, SDG Cities - A...

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The Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge is now open!

March 22, 2021 — The Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge is now open, and it encourages individuals and/or groups across Canada to help promote vaccine confidence in their communities and ecnoruage continued complaince with our public health measures. To participate, I encourage you to submit your communications proposals for creative and innovative campaigns that engage diverse audiences. There will be 20 finalists who will each...

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New Affordable Housing for Seniors is Coming to Guelph

March 18, 2021 —   Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why the Government of Canada is partnering with St. Joseph’s Housing Corporation at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph to support the housing needs of seniors in Guelph.  Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and...

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Government of Canada Supporting Local Climate Action in our Schools

March 15, 2021 —   Canadians want to see action on climate change, and they know that pollution cannot be free. That’s why the Government of Canada is ensuring that there is a fair, minimum price on carbon pollution across the country and is returning the revenues back to households to make life more affordable and to communities to help them cut pollution and...

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Government of Canada supports recovery and growth of women-led businesses across Guelph amid COVID-19 pandemic

March 8, 2021 —   Women entrepreneurs are crucial to Canada’s economic success, and supporting their success is key to ensuring a strong, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. As Canada marks the one year anniversary of this crisis, it has never been more important that the gains women have made, are not lost. Today, Lloyd Longfield, on behalf of the Honourable Mary Ng,...

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Government of Canada supporting Black Canadians in Guelph through the Cultural Spaces Fund and Supporting Black Canadians Community Initiative-Capital Fund

February 26, 2021 —   Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced a total funding of over $75,000 for the Guelph Black Heritage Society through the Cultural Spaces fund as well as the Supporting Black Canadians Community Initiative-Capital Fund....

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Tax Filing Season is Open

February 11, 2021 —   Tax filing season is here. Some important dates that you’ll want to keep in mind this year include:   Online tax filing opens on February 22, 2021  Filing due date: April 30, 2021  With the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to keep in mind that there may be delays in the ability to file a return, slow down your assessment,...

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Community Foundations of Canada launch intake for COVID-19 resilient projects under the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

February 9, 2021 — Canadians continue to do their part to protect the most vulnerable during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local governments and community partners across the country are adapting their spaces and services to keep residents safe and healthy, support economic recovery, create jobs and build vibrant, resilient communities. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and...

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Launching engagement on Canada’s new Blue Economy Strategy

February 9, 2021 —   With the world’s longest coastline and connected to three oceans, Canada is well positioned to be global leader in the blue economy – an economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, while ensuring healthy oceans and sustainable ocean industries. Building a blue economy that benefits Canadians from coast to coast to coast requires input from people in coastal communities and...

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Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program

January 27, 2021 — Businesses across Canada continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Whether they are operating at limited capacity, switching to online-only services or suspending their operations entirely, many businesses have been strongly affected. Just as these businesses have stepped up for the health and safety of their communities, our government is once again stepping up for them. Through HASCAP,...

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Have Your Say! - Government launches budget consultations

January 27, 2021 — Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona Fortier, launched pre-budget consultations. These discussions allow the government to hear the best ideas from Canadians and experts across the country about how Budget 2021 can support Canadians through the pandemic and help us build...

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Canada Summer Jobs 2021 Employer Application Process OPEN!

January 14, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on young Canadians who are trying to find work. Employers also face challenges when recruiting and hiring workers while adapting to the realities of the pandemic. That’s why the Government of Canada continues to take action to provide good job opportunities for youth and to support employers across Canada. Minister of Employment,...

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Government of Canada Emergency Community Support Fund - Round Two

January 14, 2021 — The Guelph Community Foundation announces funding results of $471,166 to 35 critical programs through the Emergency Community Support Fund to support COVID-19 efforts.  The Guelph Community Foundation (GCF) is proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in Guelph and surrounding communities. Round...

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Black Heritage Month Events - #ChangeStartsNow

January 14, 2021 — Click here to be redirected to the Guelph Black Heritage Society Website and events page. "The Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS), in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Cultural Diversity Office and the Guelph Black Student’s Association, has announced it will recognize February 2021 as Black “Heritage” Month.  During Black “Heritage” Month 2021, the GBHS will feature its #ChangeStartsNow initiative, providing virtual educational...

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Claiming a deduction for home office expenses – What you need to know

December 26, 2020 — Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March 2020, public health officials have asked Canadians to stay at home to help minimize the spread of the virus. As a result, an unprecedented number of employees who would normally work in an office environment are now working from home. In response, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has made the home office...

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Government of Canada launches consultations on new Canada Water Agency

December 21, 2020 — Canadians want cleaner air; cleaner water; and good, secure jobs when we emerge from the pandemic. There is no resource more essential to Canadians and the Canadian economy than clean, reliable fresh water.The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the launch of public consultations...

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BioEnterprise - SmartGrowth Program - Applications Opening Soon!

December 17, 2020 — Bioenterprise will be accepting applications for the second round of the SmartGrowth Program for companies to access to funding and mentorship.The SmartGrowth Program provides eligible enterprises, headquartered in southern Ontario, within the agriculture, agri-food, or agri-technology sectors with: Up to $100,000 in acceleration financing to support scale-up expansion projects Coaching and mentorship support services The SmartGrowth Program offers project-based, matching...

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Canada’s Plan to Plant Two Billion Trees

December 17, 2020 — The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, launched the Government of Canada’s plan to plant two billion trees over 10 years, with an investment of $3.16 billion. Meeting this commitment will help Canada address climate change by reducing carbon pollution and is a key part of Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. There is...

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A Canadian astronaut will fly to the Moon

December 17, 2020 — Canada signs a historic space treaty with the U.S. and secures a vital role for Canada in the Lunar Gateway The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, today announced that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and NASA have signed the Gateway Treaty, a historic agreement that confirms Canada's participation in the next major international collaboration in space...

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Canada’s strengthened climate plan to protect the environment, create jobs, and support communities

December 17, 2020 — As we continue to address the challenges of today and the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada remains focused on meeting the tests of the future. Climate change is the biggest long-term threat of our generation, but it is also the greatest economic opportunity. By accelerating action to fight climate change and rebuilding a more sustainable...

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Government of Canada invests in research to understand the effects of oil on Pacific salmon

December 17, 2020 — The Government of Canada is committed to protecting our aquatic ecosystems. We are developing new partnerships and investing in research that is improving our knowledge and generating new technologies to mitigate and prevent marine incidents, such as oil spills. Specifically, we are investing in research to understand the threat of diluted bitumen exposure to the health of salmon, which helps...

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U of G Researchers Receive Funding From Canada Research Chairs Program

December 17, 2020 — News Release Originally Posted by University of Guelph Four University of Guelph researchers aim to improve food, health, sustainability and cybersecurity with $3.1 million in new federal funding under the prestigious Canada Research Chairs (CRC)program. The funding is part of a $195-million federal investment announced today by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, for 259 new and renewed chairs at 47 institutions across Canada. At U of G, new chairs...

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Highlights for Seniors in the Fall Economic Statement

December 8, 2020 — Recently the Fall Economic Statement delivered by Finance Minister, Chrystia Freelnd outlined our Governments ambitious plan to continue supporting seniors.  Here are a few highlights.   The federal government will make the COVID-19 vaccine available for free. Canada has the most diverse portfolio of vaccine candidates of any country in the world, with agreements for up to 429 million doses...

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Government of Canada Charts Course with new Bill to Legislate. Net Zero Emissions

November 25, 2020 — As the Government of Canada continues to protect and support Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic, we must continue working toward building a better future. Canadians want a future where their kids and grandkids have cleaner air and healthier communities. They want a future where people around the world equate “made in Canada” with the cleanest and most sought after products,...

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Government of Canada Invests to Help Youth Facing Barriers to Employment

November 20, 2020 — Canada’s future depends on our young people being able to get the good, well-paying jobs they need to succeed. That is why the Government of Canada is continuing to take strong action to provide the support they need to move forward from the impacts of the pandemic, and successfully plan for their future careers. Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament...

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History of the Guelph Civic War Memorial

November 17, 2020 — After Remembrance Day, a community member shared with me a facisinating history of the Guelph Civic War Memorial.  Thank you Mike for sharing this.  I know many Guelphites walk by and drive by the Memorial as it is fixture of our City honouring the sacrifices of Guelphites.  I hope you appreciate the history and significance of the memorial as much...

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Veterans Affairs Canada announces $20 million to support Veterans Organizations

November 11, 2020 — Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced $20 million in new funding to create a temporary Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund. This will provide financial support to Veterans organizations who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and who are in need of immediate support. The global pandemic has had...

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One-time payment to persons with disabilities

November 6, 2020 — This non-taxable, non-reportable, one-time payment provides up to $600 in recognition of the extraordinary expenses incurred by persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. This payment complements other emergency supports, such as the one-time special payment through the Goods and Services Tax Credit and the one-time payment to seniors. Eligibility We will automatically issue this payment if: you have an...

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Government of Canada reducing emissions at the University of Guelph by upgrading the campus heating system

October 10, 2020 — The Government of Canada will continue to protect the health and safety of all Canadians, and to ensure a safe, sustainable, and greener economic recovery. Canadians have come together and done their part. These collective efforts have helped us during the pandemic, and will continue to do so as we work to build a healthy, more resilient, and more prosperous...

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New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to the University of Guelph

October 10, 2020 — The Government of Canada remains committed to building a clean energy future to strengthen the economy, create good middle-class jobs and support the natural resource sectors. This will be more important than ever as we reopen the economy and plan our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan,...

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Canada one step closer to zero plastic waste by 2030

October 8, 2020 — Comprehensive plan includes banning harmful single-use plastic items like bags and straws Plastic is polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans, harming wildlife, and generating microplastics in the water we use and drink. Every year, Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste, only 9% of which is recycled, meaning the vast majority of plastics end up in landfills and...

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Asubpeechoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) ends all long term drinking water advisories to provide safe and clean drinking water for all residents

October 6, 2020 — The Government of Canada and First Nations communities are working in partnership to improve water infrastructure on reserves and to support access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Chief Rudy Turtle and the community of Asubpeechoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) on the recent completion of upgrades to their...

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Climate Action and Awareness Fund - Apply today!

September 28, 2020 — Canadians from coast to coast to coast are taking action in their communities to fight climate change. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting community-based projects that reduce emissions, create good, green jobs, and make life more affordable for Canadians. Recently, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced the creation of the new Climate...

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Supporting Culture and Heritage in Guelph

September 17, 2020 — As the cultural and heritage industry struggles to manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is continuing its efforts to support organizations that have been significantly impacted and still face challenges and financial pressures. That is why Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage is...

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New Horizons For Seniors Projects - Applications NOW OPEN!

September 11, 2020 — Does your organization have a project that could support seniors to stay healthy and engaged in the community or get essential services? The Call for Proposals the New Horizons for Seniors Program is now open and the timeline to submit applications is October 20,2020. About the NHSP: The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program....

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Canada's first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program

September 11, 2020 —   Recently, the Government of Canada announced Canada’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program to support Black business owners and entrepreneurs and address longstanding systemic barriers to success. This investment of up to nearly $221 million, including up to $93 million from our government and up to $128 million committed in lending capital from financial institutions, will help thousands of Black business...

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Safe Return to Class Fund

August 27, 2020 — We know the past few months have been especially hard on students who have been physically separated from their friends and classmates, and on parents who have had to juggle work and childcare. Returning to school is an important step to restart our economy and get parents back to work, and we want to ensure they can do so without...

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Build Back Better Guelph

August 18, 2020 — Building Back Better in Guelph As a community we have made very good progress in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  With little warning we all had to react: how to stay safe, how we would deal with our jobs and homelife, and how we would support each other.   From the start, we saw the importance of routines that were disrupted...

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Guelph and Wellington County Launch Digital Service Squad to Help Small Businesses Adopt Online Technologies

August 18, 2020 — Business Centre Guelph-Wellington, in partnership with the Downtown Guelph Business Association, Wellington County, Township of Centre Wellington and the BIAs of Elora, Fergus and Erin/Hillsburg, has received a $115,000 grant from Digital Main Street Ontario for a six-member Digital Service Squad(DSS) to help small downtown businesses across Wellington County use digital technologies to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.  Funding...

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Equal Voice - Daughters of the Vote: Apply Today!

August 12, 2020 — Equal Voice is thrilled to announce that we have launched the application period for the 2021 edition of the Daughters of the Vote program.  For those who may not have been involved with us in the past, Daughters of the Vote is an ambitious initiative by Equal Voice that began in 2017 to mark the 100th anniversary of some women getting the...

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First Virtual Health Research Caucus Meeting - COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment R&D in Canada

July 6, 2020 — In June, I had the priviledge of chairing a Virtual meeting of the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus featuring four of Canada’s top health researchers who are working tirelessly to understand and treat this disease, contributing to the global effort to ultimately defeat COVID-19. Click the icon below to watch a video of the meeting or visit Research Canada's website to learn...

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Improved cycling and public transit infrastructure for Guelph residents

June 22, 2020 — The health and well-being of Canadians are the top priorities of the Governments of Canada and Ontario. But the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than Canadians’ personal health. It is having a profound effect on the economy. That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what...

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COVID-19 Support for Students and Recent Graduates

June 22, 2020 —                   In order to ensure that post-secondary students are able to confidently continue their studies in the fall, our government has delivered significant measures to support them. From students who were counting on summer employment to pay their tuition to recent graduates who were planning to start their careers, our government has...

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Federal Government Investing in New Electric Vehicle Connectors in Guelph

June 17, 2020 — The Government of Canada remains committed to building a clean energy future to strengthen the economy, create good middle-class jobs and support the natural resource sectors. This will be more important than ever as we prepare to reopen the economy and plan our recovery from the pandemic. Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus...

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Guelph Receives Federal Funding to Make Food More Accessible

June 11, 2020 — Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, participated in a video conference  with 10C, Guelph Food Bank, the Children’s Foundation of Guelph Wellington and Chalmers Community Group and local media where he highlighted an investment of $60,334 to 4 organizations in Guelph under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund first application period.   The Local Food Infrastructure Fund, a five-year,...

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Enabling Accessibility Fund - Small Scale Projects Open for Applications

June 5, 2020 — The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for projects that make Canadian communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. EAF aims to create more opportunities for persons with disabilities to take part in community activities, programs and services, or to access employment. To receive funding, your organization must be a: not-for-profit organization business small municipality Indigenous organization (including...

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Statement - Blackout Tuesday

June 2, 2020 — I believe that one of the most important aspects of leadership is listening. As politicians and people in positions of responsibility, we must first seek to listen and understand our constituents in order to serve them effectively. Over the past 5 years I have developed some incredible friendships in the Liberal Caucus, including my close friends Greg Fergus and Ahmed Hussen....

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Investing in Local Infrastructure to help communities recover after COVID-19

June 1, 2020 —   As we continue to focus on the health and safety of all Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also taking immediate action to support small towns and big cities across the country to restart the economy, and create good, well-paying jobs. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that funding delivered through the federal Gas Tax Fund will...

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Government of Canada supports women’s shelters and sexual assault centres in Guelph during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 20, 2020 — The Government of Canada is committed to providing crucial support to Canada’s most vulnerable people. In these extraordinary times we are taking critical measures and making new investments in violence against women’s shelters and sexual assault centres to help address the critical needs of women who experience violence and their children, and to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19....

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More than $1 million available to assist local charities working on the front lines in Guelph

May 19, 2020 — United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin and the Guelph Community Foundation are now accepting funding applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECSF was announced by the Government of Canada and is administered in collaboration with...

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Fighting for Improved Commercial Rent Assistance

May 14, 2020 — Yesterday alongside Mayor Guthrie and MPP Schreiner we released a key request to the Government of Ontario to help with commercial tenant and landlord issues that have arisen due to COVID-19.  Click here to read the letter.  We will continue to advocate for local businesses through this crisis.   Click here for more information on the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent...

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Additional support for Canadian seniors

May 12, 2020 — Click here or here for local resources to support seniors in our community.                No Canadian should have to choose between putting food on the table, filling their prescriptions, or paying their bills. Yet too many seniors are facing significant health, economic, and social challenges due to COVID-19. They helped shape this country, and now...

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How to avoid COVID-19 Scams

April 25, 2020 — Canadians are staying vigilant during this challenging period. We’re washing our hands, keeping our distance, coughing into tissues or elbows, and doing our part to keep the healthcare system from becoming overloaded. We’re listening to public health officials and provincial and federal leaders, scouring the news, and visiting Canada.ca/coronavirus for new information. But not everyone has the public’s best interests...

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Mental Wellness Supports during COVID-19

April 20, 2020 —   COVID-19 is a global public health challenge that has changed the daily lives of people around the world. During these difficult times, it is critical that Canadians be able to obtain credible information and access services to support their mental health and wellbeing. That's why, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, launched a new portal dedicated to mental...

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A Message from the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus to Research Canada’s Members, Supporters and Partners

April 2, 2020 — The Parliamentary Health Research Caucus has been fortunate to have Canada’s best and brightest health researchers and health innovators present their research discoveries and new technologies to Parliamentarians at events throughout the past decade. Although most health researchers and health innovators face pressures and stress in their working lives, those whose work takes place during a crisis, like the current one...

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Business Support - COVID-19

March 30, 2020 — The Government of Canada is focused on helping Canadians and businesses through this tough economic time. We will continue to protect the health and safety of Canadians, while supporting families and businesses and keeping our economy strong in the face of uncertainty. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced additional new measures to support small businesses dealing with the economic...

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit - What you need to know!

March 26, 2020 — Recently the Prime Minister announced the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This Benefit will be replacing the previously announced Emergency Care and Emergency Support Benefits and will provide temporary income support to workers who are without employment or self-employment income for reasons related to COVID-19. The CERB will be available to workers residing in Canada, who are at least...

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Travel Advice and Advisories

March 26, 2020 — Many countries have put in place travel or border restrictions and other measures such as movement restrictions and quarantines along with many airlines cancelling flights. Due to the rapidly evolving global situation, we encourage Canadians to seek to return via commercial means if at all possible. Although some airlines may suspend or reduce direct flights to Canada, commercial flights may...

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Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

March 25, 2020 — I understand that the circumstances of COVID-19 have left many Canadians feeling uncertain or anxious about the future. I'm so sorry to hear that you are experiencing hardship in these challenging times. Recently, an economic stimulus package that will directly support Canadians was announced. It has been approved by the House of Commons. Some of the supports in this package...

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Guelph is Going Electric - improved sustainable public transit infrastructure

January 16, 2020 — Strategic investments in public transit infrastructure play a key role in supporting affordable and sustainable transportation services that help Canadians get around their communities safely while better protecting the environment. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph; Stephen Crawford, Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville and Parliamentary Assistant to the...

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Supporting Seniors in Guelph Report

June 28, 2019 — In 2015, I heard from constituents on their doorsteps about their need for a government that worked harder for our seniors. Regardless of their age, people in Guelph want to know that our seniors are looked after and are receiving the best care possible. A safe, secure, and dignified retirement where seniors continue to thrive in their communities and continue...

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50 Ontario Companies Awarded Seed Funding For Innovation And Commercialization

June 12, 2019 — Originally featured on Bioenterprise.ca Guelph, Ontario, June 11, 2019— Fifty Ontario companies have been selected to receive seed funding from Bioenterprise Corporation and its delivery partner Innovation Guelph, through the most recent round of their respective programs, Seed Fund and Fuel Injection, funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). These companies will receive coaching and mentorship to encourage...

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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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