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MP Longfield Hosts Climate Townhall with MPP Schreiner and Mayor Guthrie

January 24, 2020 — Since 2015, I'm proud that the Federal Government put forward a climate plan which includes over 50 measures to cut pollution, support clean growth and adapt to the consequences of climate change.  This plan will deliver the biggest projected cut to emissions in Canadian history but better isn't just possible, it's necessary.  Join MP Lloyd Longfield, MPP Mike Schreiner and...

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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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Constituency Office Relocating to Serve You Better

October 25, 2019 — Thank you to the residents of Guelph for your continued support.  I look forward to serving the people of Guelph in the upcoming 43rd session of Parliament. It is expected that I will sworn in as your Member of Parliament very shortly. My office will re-open to serve the constituents of Guelph on November 12, 2019 at our new and improved location,...

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FedDev Ontario supports new network to help agri-food businesses scale up

September 10, 2019 — Through strategic investments, the Government of Canada is building on regional strengths to help secure our position as a world leader in innovation and create the right conditions for continued growth in our evolving economy. Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announced a FedDev Ontario contribution of up to $6,296,000 for Bioenterprise Corporation to lead the creation of...

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Helping Women Entrepreneurs Succeed

August 15, 2019 — The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025. MP Longfield joined local women entrepreneurs and business leaders to share how the federal government is helping women succeed. Lloyd Longfield announced an investment of $1,879,983 in Innovation Guelph to...

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Canadian Foundation for Innovation supports cutting edge research at the University of Guelph

August 13, 2019 — Originally posted on news.uoguelph.ca The federal government is investing more than $1 million in seven University of Guelph research projects, ranging from disease resistance to food safety to drug addiction. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will fund these projects through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund,  created to help universities attract and retain leading faculty and researchers. The announcement...

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CN Rail Junction Update

August 6, 2019 —   Earlier in July, I personally spoke with representatives from CN Rail and asked for a full debrief from multiple departments on the ongoing work and construction taking place in Guelph from the construction department, signal and most importantly the communications department. Last week my office and I were provided a briefing on the construction projects currently underway by CN...

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U of G Researchers Awarded $5.6 Million from Federal Government

July 23, 2019 — Prof. Robin Roth A new national conservation research partnership to be based at the University of Guelph and designed to help Canada reach its biodiversity protection and conservation goals is among U of G research projects receiving new funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) today. In total, U of G researchers will receive nearly $4 million...

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Small-and medium-sized businesses in Guelph can now apply for funding for energy-saving projects

July 19, 2019 — Canadians are fighting climate change because they know a healthy environment and a strong economy go hand in hand. Climate action presents a global economic opportunity representing $26 trillion and 65 million jobs. Energy efficiency reduces energy costs and helps people save money. Likewise, small business owners across the country want to do their part in the national effort to fight climate...

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Government of Canada invests in new measures to address the opioid crisis and emerging drug threats

July 18, 2019 — MP Longfield with Guelph Community Health Centre Executive Director Raechelle Devereaux and Manager Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy, Adrienne Crowder The opioid crisis represents the most serious public health issue in Canada’s recent history. At the same time, the rise of methamphetamine use presents unique challenges and serious health harms. Additional measures are needed to both address the opioid crisis and respond to...

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Taking Climate Action - Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

July 9, 2019 — Canadians are seeing the costs of climate change first hand, from wildfires in the west to floods in the east, smoke that makes the air unsafe to breathe and heatwaves that endanger the young and the elderly. We need to act now to fight back against climate change, for our children and grandchildren. The effects of climate change are everywhere, and they...

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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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Canada Invests in Science to Manage Swine Disease

June 14, 2019 — Canada has some of the world's best scientists, and the breakthrough technologies they develop give companies the tools they need to better manage their businesses, while growing them and creating good middle class jobs. Today, Lloyd Longfield, the Member of Parliament for Guelph announced an investment of $108,753.00 under the AgriScience Program to PlantForm Corporation. This investment will help PlantForm...

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Final Pharmacare Report Released

June 12, 2019 — Today, the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare released their final report. You can read the full report by clicking the link below: http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/6151260/Final-Report-of-the-Advisory-Council-on-the.pdf?fbclid=IwAR18jnl5oFlqfdXdhK5PvOj2I3RJUxrWMa7vsDhaskyesu6rA-WxupfIsf8 In Budget 2019, we announced our intention to work with our partners to move forward on three important elements of National Pharmacare: We will create the Canadian Drug Agency to help coordinate the negotiation...

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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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Government of Canada supports climate education and awareness by National Farmers Union – Ontario

June 7, 2019 — June 6, 2019 – Guelph, Ontario Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time. Increasing education, awareness and action on climate change through independent third parties will support Canada’s efforts to protect the environment and transition to a cleaner economy. Today, the Member of Parliament for Guelph, Lloyd Longfield, on behalf of the Minister of Environment...

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Read my Speech in House in support of declaring a national climate emergency.

May 30, 2019 — Click here if you would prefer to watch a video of the speech on my facebook page: Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for sharing his time with me. We visited the Mohawks on the Bay of Quinte last year. We are both water champions, looking to reduce boil water advisories. Item (c) in our motion expressly says that...

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Government of Canada Invests in Canadian Culture and Heritage in Guelph

May 24, 2019 — MP Longfield announces support for Art Gallery of Guelph, The Drive exhibition.  Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced funding of $259,756.00 to the Art Gallery of Guelph for their exhibition The Drive which opens today featuring the painting of the same name by well...

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Guelph receives support for clean innovation, climate change resiliency, and infrastructure planning

May 22, 2019 — MP Longfield making the important Infrastructure Announcement Canadians live in cleaner, healthier and safer communities when municipalities use innovative ways to reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency and find new uses for their public infrastructure. That’s why the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced funding for 125 new initiatives in communities across Canada through FCM’s Green...

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New Horizons For Seniors Projects - Applications are NOW OPEN!

May 20, 2019 — This year’s call for proposals for community-based projects though the New Horizons for Seniors Program is now open! The growth in the population of seniors in Canada is accelerating. The total number of seniors is projected to reach approximately 10 million by 2036. Some of the goals of the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) are: empowering seniors encouraging them...

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Government of Canada improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Guelph

May 17, 2019 — MP Longfield making the announcement at the Bookshelf. Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, announced that the Bookshelf in Guelph has received financial support through the small projects component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). This support will allow the Bookshelf to add an...

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Lloyd Longfield Introduces Magnet - Campus Connect Program to Guelph

May 16, 2019 — On April 17, 2019 Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, along with Magnet,  Orbis Communications and Future Skills Canada officially launched the future of Canada’s workforce skills matching platform. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, along with the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, recently announced that Ryerson University will lead the Future Skills...

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Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Investing in Guelph Businesses

May 10, 2019 —   GUELPH, ON | May 10, 2019 - MP Lloyd Longfield is pleased to announce an up to $100,000 investment in Guelph-based businesses through the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025.  SpeakFeel Corporation, led by Kelly Lee Brooks, is receiving funding through the program, the first...

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Supporting Climate Action

May 8, 2019 — MP Longfield getting a demonstration of Joe Grabowski's ground breaking work The Government of Canada is pleased to support science in the classroom with funding streams for a local entrepreneurial not for profit started by Joe Grabowski, a teacher from St John’s Catholic elementary school in Guelph. Canadians from across the country, from all sectors and from all backgrounds, are...

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Canadian Children's Book Week - MP Challenge

May 7, 2019 — MP Longfield and Prime Minister Trudeau pictured with a copy of Voyageur written by Guelph Author, Eric Walters. I'm pleased to bring to your attention TD Canadian Children’s Book Week, taking place May 4th to 11th and invite you to participate and join the conversation.  This annual national event celebrates Canadian children’s books and the value and importance of reading...

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Reaching Home - Government of Canada's Homeless Strategy to make an impact in Guelph and Wellington County

April 26, 2019 — MP Longfield making the funding announcement Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home.  Yet every day, vulnerable Canadians experience or are at risk of becoming homeless. The Government of Canada is taking action to help those in need, and make a real impact to reduce homelessness across Canada. Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announced on...

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Supporting Community-based projects for Seniors in Guelph

April 25, 2019 — Dublin Street United Church with Rev. Bruce Dickson, member of congregation Len and MP Longfield learn about the improvements in the building which allow for hearing impaired individuals to listen via headsets Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and country. Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), the Government of Canada continues to meet the...

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Zero Emission Vehicle Rebate - What you need to know.

April 23, 2019 — In August, 2018, I took on the role of Co-Chair of the Government Automotive Caucus in Ottawa after playing an active role with the caucus since 2015.  The automotive manufacturing industry is key driver of economic growth and development in Guelph and across Canada.  The provincial government in Ontario previously put in place the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program,...

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Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario supports Melitron Corporation to scale up in Guelph

April 18, 2019 — Lloyd Longfield announced a FedDev Ontario contribution of $2.1 million for Melitron Corporation, a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of metal enclosures, electro-mechanical systems and outdoor digital display products, to scale up operations at its facilities in Guelph. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for...

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Government of Canada investing in Canadian researchers to make world-class discoveries

March 15, 2019 — Discoveries made in research labs across Canada are leading to cleaner, greener, healthier and more prosperous lives for all Canadians. Whether they are looking for effective cancer treatments or developing clean technologies, researchers need the right tools to turn their bold ideas into reality. That’s why today, at the University of Guelph, MP Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph,...

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Provincial Delays are putting Politics before Infrastructure Investments

March 14, 2019 — For Immediate Release - March 14, 2019   Today MP Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph met with Mayor Cam Guthrie to discuss the concerning situation on Provincial infrastructure funding delays.   The current Bilateral Agreement for investments requires the Province of Ontario to intake projects for funding.  While the Province opened rural intake this week Lloyd is very...

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Message to Constituents

March 11, 2019 — Over the past month the lead story in much of Canada’s media has been issues surrounding SNC Lavalin.  I have spoken to people in Guelph on the phone, in the streets, and on social media about how these issues have been handled by the government.  People are concerned that the rule of law is being applied properly, and that the...

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Interim Report from the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare

March 6, 2019 — The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare (the Council), announced in Budget 2018, is leading a national dialogue on how to implement affordable national pharmacare for Canadians and their families, employers and governments. In March 2019, the Council provided an interim report to the Minister of Health and the Minister of Finance on the progress of their work....

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*Important Notice - Community Office Closed for Repairs*

March 5, 2019 — Please be advised that our community office will be closed for repairs following a recent flood in our office.  In the meantime, staff will be available by phone (613-996-4758) or by email Lloyd.Longfield@parl.gc.ca  Our office will have intermittent access to internet so please pardon any delay in responding. We should be back up and running on Tuesday March 12th. Lloyd

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Claim Your Climate Action Incentive Rebate

March 5, 2019 —   There is a groundswell of support in Guelph and across Canada for effective environmental policy. Now it is up to government to lead and provide the tools to reduce emissions whether the provincial government is prepared to take action or not. Canadians know that climate change is real, and recent floods, droughts, forest fires and extreme heat are imposing...

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Tax Filing Season is open

February 22, 2019 — You can now file your 2018 income taxes.  Important dates are outlined above. I have heard from many constituents about their experiences phoning into CRA.  Thank you to each of you who has taken the time to provide feedback.  Here are some of the improvements to CRA’s telephone service: The CRA is working to reduce telephone wait times and improve accuracy for...

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day Statement

February 22, 2019 — MP Lloyd Longfield and staff participating in Hope in High Heels on Parliament Hill Human trafficking is one of the worst crimes possible to commit. This crime is not only a reality in developing countries, but sadly it exists here in Canada, in 2019. As a government we are committed to eliminating human trafficking from Canada, with the help of...

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Statement by Prime Minister Trudeau on International Development Week

February 11, 2019 — The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on International Development Week, which runs from February 3 to 9, 2019: “Today, we mark the beginning of International Development Week, and celebrate the hard work of international development workers, volunteers, and partners. From building schools and hospitals, to training others to provide much-needed services in their local communities, these...

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2019 Tax Clinics

February 11, 2019 — Need assistance with filing your taxes? Look no further help is available. Volunteers, trained by the Canada Revenue Agency, can help you complete your income tax returns. The volunteer program is designed for low income seniors and pensioners, persons with disability and social assistance recipients. Tax clinics will be taking place at:   Shelldale Family Gateway20 Shelldale Cres, Guelph, ON...

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MP Longfield Co-Hosts Event with Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

February 5, 2019 — Yesterday on Parliament Hill, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce equipped Parliamentarians with the tools to champion workplace mental health. Workplace mental health is a universal concern, with more than 500,000 Canadians missing work each week due to a mental health problem or illness, costing the economy more than $51 billion per year....

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Investing in Genomics at the University of Guelph

February 4, 2019 — Press Release originally featured on news.uoguelph.ca Healthier consumers, animals and ecosystems are the focus of three University of Guelph genomics research projects that received federal funding worth $1.5 million today. The investment was announced today on campus by Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science. In total, Duncan announced funding for 37 Genome Canada projects. “Since taking office, our government has...

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Government of Canada, with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation leaders, announce co-developed legislation will be introduced on Indigenous child and family services in early 2019

November 30, 2018 —  Today, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, together with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed, and Métis National Council President Clément Chartier, announced that the Government of Canada will introduce co-developed federal legislation on Indigenous child and family services in early 2019.Indigenous children represent 52.2% of children in foster care in private homes...

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2018 Fall Economic Statement - What it means for Guelph

November 27, 2018 — Fall 2018 Economic Statement There were many items in this year’s Fall Economic Statement, but I wanted to highlight just a few key areas that will help Guelph in this week’s announcement. Helping businesses to invest in job creating efforts: Businesses can improve competitiveness by allowing immediate write off of for tax purposes, the full cost of machinery and equipment...

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Supporting the growth and development of agricultural biomass products

November 21, 2018 —   Canada`s agricultural sector is working hard to boost productivity, efficiency and income, while meeting the challenge of feeding the world sustainably. The Government of Canada is continuing to partner with farmers and agri-businesses to help them continue to protect our environment while keeping our economy strong and growing. Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of Lawrence...

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Government of Canada supports efforts to improve mental and physical wellbeing of farmers and others in the agriculture sector

November 21, 2018 — MP Longfield with Minister MacAulay and members of the Agriculture Committee    November 20, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Canadian farmers and food processors across the country work hard every day to put safe, high-quality food on our tables, while driving our economy and creating good, middle-class jobs.  Farming can provide an amazing lifestyle with great...

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MP Longfield Announces Increased Support for Innovation in Southern Ontario

November 15, 2018 — News Release For Immediate Release FedDev Ontario Announces Increased Support for Innovation in Southern Ontario $2.28-million for Bioenterprise to provide more than 50 additional start-ups with the tools they need to succeed Innovative early-stage businesses and entrepreneurs in southern Ontario will have greater opportunities to develop, grow and export, thanks to an additional investment of up to $2.28 million in...

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Supporting Cutting-Edge Research at the University of Guelph

November 14, 2018 —   News Release For Immediate Release November 14, 2018 Our next generation of researchers bring diverse perspectives and new ideas to drive creativity in science and research.  Our researchers brings fresh ideas to science problem solving and innovative thinking to discovery, which helps keep Canadian research at the forefront today and in the future. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty...

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MP Longfield to Co Chair Government Automotive Caucus

November 14, 2018 — MP Longfield with representatives from the Guelph Auto Mall. For immediate release: MP Lloyd Longfield (Guelph) has been named a Co-Chair of the Government Automotive Caucus. MP Longfield will co-chair the important caucus alongside the Member of Parliament for the Riding of Cambridge, Bryan May. The automotive sector is Canada’s largest export industry, supporting over 500,000 jobs and contributing over...

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Government of Canada to support climate action

November 9, 2018 — MP Longfield and eMerge Executive Director, Evan Ferrari Canadians are feeling the impacts and costs of climate change first hand. In Ontario extreme weather is being felt in the heatwaves and floods this summer and the devastating windstorms this fall. The federal government has a plan to fight climate change and grow a clean economy and the plan is working....

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Resources to help you travel with confidence

November 5, 2018 — Whether you’re planning a trip to visit friends and family, explore a new part of the world or preparing to welcome a traveler from abroad, being prepared is important and can save you time, money and stress.   We have assembled travel resources and links below to help make your travel experience as stress free as possible.  Here are some important tips...

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Our democracy is something to be cherished and protected - Read my latest blog post

November 5, 2018 — OP ED by MP Lloyd Longfield  Last week, I spoke in the House about our Government’s proposed changes to the Elections Act, Bill C-76. This is an issue of personal importance for me and for our community. As you may remember, Guelph was the primary target of robocalls that provided false information to voters in the 2011 election. We were...

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Largest Investment in Discovery Science in Canadian History

October 10, 2018 — Canada’s research community to benefit from largest investment in discovery science in Canadian history-University of Guelph students and researchers to share historic Budget 2018 funding for science Science is about discovery. When researchers are given the tools to push the boundaries of knowledge, great things happen. These discoveries lead to the innovations that will grow the economy and help ensure...

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USMCA Trade Agreement Summary

October 3, 2018 — On September 30, 2018 trade negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States concluded 14 months of negotiating updates to the NAFTA agreement.  Chrystia Freeland and her negotiating team led by Steve Verheul and his officials need to be congratulated and thanked for the outstanding work and service they did on Canadian’s behalf.  This is the third major trade deal...

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Town hall - Building Community Capacity Through Immigration

September 27, 2018 — Join us for a conversation to create Positive Engagement between Canadians and newcomers onWednesday October 10, 20186:30 to 8:00 pmItalian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson St. Participating in the discussion with MP Longfield will be :Kithio Mwanzia-President of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the economic value of immigration for the business communityTom Lusis, County of Wellington, Economic Development, will...

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Ribbon Cutting on New Bio-Products Guelph Plant

September 17, 2018 —   The bioeconomy is an exciting new frontier for Ontario agriculture, opening up new markets for farmers beyond food and feed to a vast array of industrial and consumer applications. Today in Guelph the official grand opening of the new home of Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc. was held.Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield (Guelph), was thrilled to attend the official ribbon cutting,...

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A Food Policy for Canada - What we Heard

September 7, 2018 — The Government of Canada understands that choices Canadians make about food every day directly impact their health, environment and communities. That’s why we are developing the first-ever federal Food Policy, which takes a collaborative approach to solving food issues, and helps put more affordable, safe and healthy food on tables across the country, while protecting our environment and supporting our...

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Guelph Constituency Youth Council 2018/19

August 29, 2018 — Thank you to all who have applied!  We have notified all applicants and look forward the first meeting. Following the success of last year’s Guelph Constituency Youth Council, I am excited to announce the CYC 2018/2019 applications are now open! I want to hear from youth in Guelph and work together to make our community a better place. I am...

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Back to University and College - Helpful Resources

August 27, 2018 — Lloyd with the Gryphon Statue  It’s back to school season and post-secondary students are getting ready for the fall semester and everything that is to come. For students starting their first year, I want to welcome you to our community. Guelph is a caring and compassionate community that I hope will soon enough feel like your second home. For those...

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Government of Canada Launches First Poverty Reduction Strategy

August 23, 2018 — In a country as prosperous as Canada, all Canadians should have a real and fair chance to succeed. The Government of Canada is focused on growth that benefits all Canadians and on investments that help grow the middle class and reduce poverty. Since 2015, $22 billion has been invested, and about 650,000 Canadians will have been lifted out of poverty...

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Investment in research at the University of Guelph Celebrated by MP Longfield

August 15, 2018 — Canada’s brightest minds collaborate on bold ideas for a better future MP Longfield joins University of Guelph VP Research Malcolm Campbell to congratulate researchers. With bright people and collaboration, bold ideas can be realised. When researchers, academia, companies and other partners work together, they create jobs, support hands-on training and develop technologies and services to benefit all Canadians. Lloyd Longfield, Member...

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Government of Canada invests in Guelph Infrastructure

August 9, 2018 — When we invest in infrastructure, we build neighbourhoods. Infrastructure keeps communities connected, helps grow businesses, and allows people to live healthier lives.Investing in Canada is the federal government’s 12 year, $186 billion plan to invest in the infrastructure projects Canada needs, and the men and women who can build them. By investing in better transit, roads, green energy and affordable...

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Have Your Say: National Pharmacare Online Consultation

August 1, 2018 — With the release of Budget 2018 our government announced the creation of an Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. This group will begin a national dialogue that will include working closely with experts from all relevant fields as well as with national, provincial, and territorial leaders. The Advisory Council will report to the federal Minister of Health and...

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Stronger Canada Child Benefit means more money for middle-class families in Guelph

July 20, 2018 —   Helping hard-working families provide the best start in life for their children is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That’s why two years ago, the government launched the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) to help families with the high cost of raising kids. The CCB – which is targeted to middle class families and those working hard to...

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Call Before You Dig Pilot Project to Protect Underground Infrastructure on Federal Lands

June 22, 2018 — MP Longfield beside Senator Grant Mitchell at a roundtable discussion on the memorandum of understanding between Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) to improve the protection of underground infrastructure, such as cables and pipes, located on federal lands. Government working with Canadian Common Ground Alliance to protect federal underground infrastructure The Government of Canada...

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End of Session Update & Canada Day

June 22, 2018 — Working together for Guelph. Intentions are important, they are foundations of vision. Working together for Guelph has been my guiding thought throughout my work for our community. Today it is more important than ever for leaders to come together and find common ground to make a better life for the people we are privileged to represent. In doing so, the...

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Governments of Canada and Ontario Invest in Public Transit in Guelph

December 8, 2017 — Guelph, Ontario, Dcember 8, 2017—Investing in public infrastructure supports efficient, affordable and sustainable transit services that help Canadians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time and back home safely at the end of a long day. The governments of Canada and Ontario are making investments that will help create well-paying jobs and grow the middle...

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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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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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