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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA SUPPORTS NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMEMORATION

September 28, 2023 —     September 29, 2023 GOVERNMENT OF CANADA SUPPORTS NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMEMORATION Guelph, ON– Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announced financial support to commemorate the National day for Truth and Reconciliation today.    The residential school system is a topic that can be traumatic as we reflect on...

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Government of Canada invests in projects to increase access to employment opportunities and support persons with disabilities in the workplace

September 15, 2023 —   Government of Canada invests in projects to increase access to employment opportunities and support persons with disabilities in the workplace   September 15, 2023           Guelph, ON  Employment and Social Development Canada   Building on the government of Canada’s commitment to improve inclusion and financial security of Canadians with disabilities, today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announced...

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Government of Canada announces more than $1.8 million investment to help address harms related to substance use in Guelph, Ontario

August 22, 2023 —     Government of Canada announces more than $1.8 million investment to help address harms related to substance use in Guelph, Ontario  This funding will help people at risk of substance-related harms and overdose in the Guelph region.   August 22, 2023                                      Guelph, ON                                         Health Canada      Every day, families and communities across Canada lose loved ones to...

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Government of Canada Confirms 2 Billion Trees Program is Exceeding Planting Goals, Announces New Agreements to Plant 56 Million Additional Trees

August 11, 2023 —   News release August 2, 2023           Surrey, British Columbia               Natural Resources Canada Canadians have a deep appreciation for nature, and the Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada’s natural spaces. While under threat by climate change, nature is also a critical ally in the fight against it. Trees, through their ability to capture and store carbon, play a crucial...

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New Horizons for Seniors Program

August 1, 2023 —   The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program. It provides funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities. Program objectives Promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations Engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others Expand awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse...

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Prime Minister announces changes to the Ministry

July 31, 2023 —   July 26, 2023Ottawa, Ontario     The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced changes to the Ministry. The new Ministry, adding to a strong core economic team, is ready to deliver on what matters most to Canadians: making life more affordable for the middle class, growing the economy, and building a strong future for people from coast to coast...

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Government of Canada provides over $177M to CAMH for the implementation of a national three-digit number for suicide prevention and to bolster distress centres

July 28, 2023 — News release The 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline will be available across Canada on November 30, 2023 July 24, 2023 | Toronto, ON | Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada Suicide is a serious public health issue that impacts people of all ages and backgrounds across the country. The Government of Canada is taking steps to ensure that...

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Research Funding to Help Improve Dairy Sustainability, Herd Health

July 7, 2023 —     In late 2022, Dairy at Guelph underwent a review of its mission and vision that sets strategic direction for the centre, with the goal of increasing awareness of the tremendous amount of dairy research done at the University of Guelph. Over the next five years, Drs. Stephen LeBlanc, David Kelton and David Renaud, all in the Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, will...

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News Release June 28th, 2023

June 28, 2023 — News release For immediate release     (photo courtesy of Alex Tetreault, Office of the Prime Minister)   MP Lloyd Longfield shares his intention not to seek re-election   Guelph, Ontario, June 28th, 2023   On Wednesday, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, shared his intention that he will not stand for re-election for the 45th Canadian Federal Election....

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Rouge National Urban Park Study Public Comments Invited on the Draft Terms of Reference

June 5, 2023 — What is happening?   May 30, 2023 -The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Terms of Reference for the Rouge National Urban Park Study.   The study will look at the potential effects of development projects adjacent to the Rouge National Urban Park located in the Greater Toronto...

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Government of Canada empowers seniors in Guelph through community-based projects

June 2, 2023 —   June 2, 2023    Guelph, ON      Employment and Social Development Canada   Seniors have made and continue to make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities, and workplaces. However, the pandemic had a detrimental effect on the well-being of seniors, limiting their ability to socialize. The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting local organizations that empower seniors,...

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MP Longfield Announces Over 1,800 New Chargers in Guelph and Across Canada

May 25, 2023 — News release May 25, 2023             Guelph, Ontario                             Natural Resources Canada Electric vehicles (EVs) not only help keep our air clean and save drivers money — they also represent a major opportunity for Canadian workers and Canada’s economy as we build and power these vehicles right here at home.  To help drivers feel confident in making...

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The Government of Canada invests in infrastructure in Guelph to improve ventilation and local trails

May 24, 2023 — News release   For immediate release   The Government of Canada invests in infrastructure in Guelph to improve ventilation and local trails Through this investment, the West End Community Centre, one of Guelph’s largest community centres, will modernize their HVAC system. This work will improve the facility’s ventilation, improving air quality for the benefits of all users. Once complete, these enhancements are...

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Local Food Infrastructure Funding Now Open

May 4, 2023 — Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, while visiting Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre with the Honourable Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Vanier and President of the Treasury Board, announced $10 million for a new phase of the Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF). LFIF is a 5-year, $70-million initiative, ending on March 31, 2024. It was...

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Standing Committee for Science and Research (SRSR) Chair Announcement

April 25, 2023 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Standing Committee on Science and Research Elects New Chair Ottawa, ON  April 25, 2023 –The Standing Committee on Science and Research, 44th Parliamentary Session, today elected Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield, as their new Chair of the Committee effective 25 April 2023. MP Longfield succeeds the Honourable Kirsty Duncan who recently stepped down as Chair after serving...

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Addressing loneliness: Guelph CHC to increase social prescribing efforts with new grant

April 19, 2023 — The Guelph Community Health Center (Guelph CHC) will expand its capacity for community programs, thanks to a grant from the Public Health Agency of Canada for its Social prescribing for better mental health project. The funding will support Guelph CHC to expand on a pilot program in social prescribing that concluded in March 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social...

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Letter to the Parliamentary Budget Officer Regarding Pollution Pricing

April 5, 2023 —   Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer 900-99 Bank Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9   Dear Yves Giroux, I am writing to you regarding two recent reports published by your office that are of great public interest.  In light of the overwhelming body of evidence, including your own analysis, that climate change is bringing huge costs to bear on Canadians,...

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Minister Bill Blair and Lloyd Longfield highlight budget investments to build Canada’s clean economy in Guelph

April 4, 2023 — MP Longfield with Minister Bill Blair and members of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce    Today, the Honourable Bill Blair, President of the King’s Privy Council and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, and Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, met with businesses and organizations in Guelph to highlight Budget 2023’s investments to build a green economy.   During his time in...

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Supporting Local Farmers Through Budget 2023

March 29, 2023 — MP Longfield with Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Charlotte Yates, President of the University of Guelph   It's great to see the discussions we've been having in Guelph around agriculture reflected in this year's budget! I've been working with community partners such as the University of Guelph and local farm organizations to support farmers while promoting sustainable...

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2023 Federal Budget

March 28, 2023 —   In his address to Parliament, President Joe Biden said "a country is never more optimistic than its leaders." I couldn't agree more with this sentiment.  Canada’s economy has made a remarkable recovery after the COVID recession. The unemployment rate is near its record low, and today, more Canadians have good jobs than ever before. But people are concerned about...

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Supporting Seniors Aging at Home Survey

March 27, 2023 — Canadians are living longer and healthier lives than previous generations. Many older adults prefer to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. The Minister of Seniors and Minister of Health have asked the National Seniors Council to identify ways the government can further support Canadians who wish to age in their homes and communities. The National...

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Celebrating Cohort 1 of the i.d.e.a Fund

March 23, 2023 —     This morning I joined Innovation Guelph and Minister Filomena Tassi for a celebration of cohort 1 of the i.d.e.a fund! The i.d.e.a fund was created to support and position local economies in southern Ontario for long-term growth. The goal is to provide high potential businesses with the opportunity to receive non-repayable grant money (seed funding) and business advisory...

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Protecting Ontario's Greenbelt

March 22, 2023 —   The Greenbelt is a vital part of Ontario’s ecosystem that protects thousands of acres of wetlands, forests, and watersheds. It’s also home to several farms, located on some of Canada’s best agricultural land. When protecting our climate, we need to be consistent across orders of government. The developments to the greenbelt proposed by the province of Ontario fundamentally conflict...

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Building More Homes, Faster

March 17, 2023 — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with MP Longfield, Minister Hussen and Mayor Guthrie   March 17, 2023      Guelph, Ontario          Right now, in cities across the country, it is too hard to build the housing we need, particularly affordable housing. Housing policies are often barriers to producing results and many Canadians – from young families, to...

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Progress on Federal Priorities in Guelph

March 14, 2023 —   My work in the community is guided by your input and the needs of Canadians.  We are working to make life more affordable, fight climate change and ensuring the best for Canadians from all regions and demographics. Our investments are working-Canada has recovered 126% of the jobs lost since the peak of the pandemic. The government is continuing to respond...

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Investing in a Healthy Economy That Works for Everyone

February 28, 2023 —  MP Longfield and Minister Tassi meet with Kayli Dale and Jacquie Hutchings, CEO and COO of A Friendlier Company.    Federal investment of $8.2 million to help three food packaging companies scale-up, reduce plastic waste and create over 120 jobs February 28, 2023 - Guelph, Ontario                   Ontario manufacturers are leading the charge in the growing market for green products....

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Delivering Quality Healthcare for All

February 27, 2023 —   MP Longfield and Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, visited the team at Johnson & Johnson in Guelph to discuss how the company is focusing efforts on working to ensure Canadian families have access to the products they need   Delivering Quality Health Care for All: Recently, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and his provincial and territorial counterparts met to...

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The Canada Dental Benefit

February 23, 2023 — Since applications for the Canada Dental Benefit opened in December, we’ve helped 200,000 kids get the dental care they need from coast to coast to coast. The Benefit provides up to $1,300 over two years to families with children under 12 who earn less than $90,000 a year and don’t have private dental insurance. Thousands of kids are now enjoying the health...

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Government of Canada Provides Small Business Support in Guelph to Help Boost Tourism Sector

February 23, 2023 — MP Longfield and Tammy Atkin from the Guelph Civic Museum   The Government of Canada is committed to supporting tourism in southern Ontario by ensuring local businesses, and the organizations that support them, have the tools they need to position themselves for a strong and resilient economic future. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the...

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Government of Canada Invests $764,000 in Healthy Canadians and Community Fund

January 19, 2023 — For Immediate Release: January 19, 2023 GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTS $764,000 IN HEALTHY CANADIANS AND COMMUNITY FUND Guelph, ON – Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announces funding for the Healthy Canadians and Community Fund in Guelph. It is important that everyone living in Canada, especially those who are socially and economically marginalized, have the support needed to adopt...

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Application Portal Now Open for the Community Services Recovery Fund

January 17, 2023 —     The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) application process is now open! Announced in Budget 2021, the Community Services Recovery Fund is a historic one-time investment of $400 million that will help community service organizations to adapt, to modernize and to be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services that they provide, so they can...

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Government of Canada invests $1,464,430 to enhance tourism and community infrastructure across Halton Hills

January 13, 2023 —   MP Longfield and Mayor Ann Lawlor News Release         Government of Canada invests $1,464,430 to enhance tourism and community infrastructure across Halton Hills FedDev Ontario supports Town of Halton Hills for 5 projects in to drive community revitalization, tourism and local economic growth   January 13,2023 – Halton Hills, Ontario   The Government of Canada is committed...

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Let’s Talk Budget 2023

December 21, 2022 — Our government is inviting Canadians from across the country to share their ideas for how Budget 2023 can best support Canadians, Canadian businesses, and the Canadian economy. With the Canadian economy facing global challenges and Canadians struggling with the rising cost of living and higher interest rates, the suggestions we receive will inform important measures and investments in Budget 2023...

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Canada Summer Jobs Employer Information Session

December 7, 2022 — It's that time of year again: CSJ application time! MP Longfield would like to make you aware of a virtual training session he will be hosting with Service Canada on Thursday, December 15th, from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM. The session will go over changes to the program for 2023 as well as tips and information to prepare the best possible application. ...

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Canada Summer Jobs Applications Now Open

December 2, 2022 — Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people—particularly those facing barriers to employment—get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market. CSJ is delivered by Employment and Social Development Canada. The program provides wage...

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Canada Dental Benefit Launches December 1

December 1, 2022 —   The temporary Canada Dental Benefit is now available! This benefit will support families with children under 12 who have a net income of less than $90,000, and who do not have access to private dental insurance. It allows families to receive up-front, direct payments totalling up to $1,300 per child (up to $650 per year, for two years), to empower them to...

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Competition Bureau to study competition in Canada’s grocery sector

November 23, 2022 — News release Study to examine how governments may combat grocery price increases through greater competition October 24, 2022 - GATINEAU, QC - Competition Bureau The Competition Bureau is launching a study of grocery store competition in Canada. The study will examine various issues with the goal of recommending measures that governments can take to help improve competition in the sector....

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Free Tax Clinics

November 23, 2022 — Interested in helping Guelphites file their taxes? Whether it’s the Canada Child Benefit, the GST/HST credit, or the Climate Action Incentive, benefits and credits are central to helping Canadians with the rising cost of living. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to making it easier for Canadians, especially for those from at-risk populations, to access these important benefits and...

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Federal Funding for U of G Researchers

November 18, 2022 — "Collaboration and experimentation across disciplines underscore two University of Guelph Canada Research Chairs (CRC)—one new, the other renewed—recently funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).  The CRC funding is part of a more than $1-billion federal investment announced by François-Philippe Champagne, minister of innovation, science and industry. The announcement also included SSHRC Insight Development grants; scholarships for graduate students and...

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Government of Canada Fulfills its Commitment to Compensate Supply-Managed Sectors

November 17, 2022 — MP Longfield alongside poultry, egg, and dairy farmers at Gay Lea Foods, Guelph   Supply-managed sectors to receive compensation for the impacts of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) News Release Guelph, Ontario, November 17, 2022 While visiting the Gay Lea dairy processing facility today, Member of Parliament for Guelph Lloyd Longfield on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food,...

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Funding for Booksellers in Guelph

November 9, 2022 — Local Guelph Authors and Lloyd; from left to right: Ben Minett, Barb Minett, Madhur Anand, Lloyd Longfield, Justin Davis, and Eric Walters. Funding for Booksellers in Guelph Today, on behalf of the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announced at The Bookshelf that the Government of Canada will provide $156,575 to the Canadian...

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Sign Up for the Guelph Constituency Youth Council!

October 31, 2022 —   Thank you for your interest Guelph Constituency Youth Council, an opportunity to learn more about politics and discuss important issues impacting Canadian society and youth! Please sign up using this form: https://forms.gle/HjFz9DrPvEkQq2b88 The council will be capped at 20 participants, and we will be in contact with everyone via email shortly after applications close on November 18th at 11:59pm.  ...

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Apply for funding for Community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program

October 3, 2022 — MP Longfield in front of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association.  MP Longfield is pleased to announce the opening of calls for proposals for the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The community-based stream of the program is a federal grant that supports community-based projects that are designed by seniors for seniors. This program funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and...

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2022 —   September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to honour all those who attended residential schools as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of this tragic history and acknowlegement of its ongoing, intergenerational impacts are a vital component of the reconciliation process. Between 1831 and 1998, there were 140 federally run residential schools...

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Launch of the 2023-2024 Page Program

September 27, 2022 — I am pleased to announce the launch of the 2023–2024 House of Commons Page Program recruitment campaign. Every year since 1978, the Page Program has offered 40 graduating high school and CEGEP students from across Canada the chance to work at the House of Commons for a year. In their time working with us, pages have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Parliament by playing...

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Making Life More Affordable for Canadians This Year

September 21, 2022 — Canadians are feeling the rising cost of living, particularly through higher grocery bills and rent. While inflation is a global challenge – caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine – we are helping families weather its impacts by working to put more money back in the pockets of those who need it most.  Last...

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Digital Youth Hub

September 20, 2022 —     Digital Youth Hub   If you’re looking for information on loans and grants, resources to plan your future career, volunteering or apprenticeships, as well as student placements to help build valuable employment skills, check out the Youth Digital gateway! This website from the Government of Canada is a one stop resource to gather information for you future. Visit...

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Mental Health Supports in Guelph

September 14, 2022 —   Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a unprecedented rise in mental distress. As a country, we are facing challenges at a scale we’ve never seen before, from social isolation to financial insecurity. In Guelph, we have a number of fantastic supports you can access if you're struggling and need help. This includes:   The Grove: https://www.thegrovehubs.ca/ Compass Community...

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Book of Condolence

September 9, 2022 — As Canadians mourn the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, please be advised that a book of condolence will be available for the Guelph community to sign beginning Monday September 12th at the office of Member of Parliament, Lloyd Longfield. The book will be available during office hours (Monday-Thursday from 9-4 pm, Friday 9-12)  An online book of condolence...

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Have Your Say in the Canada Green Buildings Strategy

August 29, 2022 — Have your say in the Canada Green Buildings Strategy! Canada’s legislated commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 is ambitious. Decarbonizing buildings requires leadership, innovation, and investment. The Canada Green Buildings Strategy will mobilize national action to transform markets and reduce costs to meet this goal. To succeed, all levels of government, the private sector, communities, and individuals across Canada need to...

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Protect Yourself Against Fraud

August 16, 2022 — Scammers are targeting individuals and businesses – Here are some things you can do to protect yourself: - Don’t be afraid to say no and hang up if someone asks for money, uses high pressure tactics and plays on emotions. Many scams ask for fees up front for goods, services or prizes.  - Make sure you do your research on...

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Government of Canada Invests More Than $66,000 to Enhance Community Infrastructure and Tourism in Guelph

August 8, 2022 — President of the GBHS Denise Francis and MP Longfield   News Release Government of Canada invests more than $66,000 to enhance community infrastructure and tourism in Guelph FedDev Ontario supports Guelph Black Heritage Society to fuel community revitalization and create for local economies to rebound August 8, 2022 Ontario Community infrastructure and tourism is at the heart of local communities,...

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Innovation Guelph Provides 19 companies with $570,000 through the Government of Canada's i.d.e.a. Fund

August 5, 2022 —   Innovation Guelph provides 19 companies with $570,000 through Cohort 1 of Government of Canada-funded i.d.e.a. Fund  Companies in southern Ontario that focus on environmental impacts are vital to creating jobs and bringing new, innovative technologies to market that continue Canada’s transition to a green economy. The i.d.e.a. Fund was developed to help clean growth firms have the tools they...

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Government of Canada Announces Over $2.9 Million to Support Mental Health and Addiction programs in Guelph

July 25, 2022 — Improving health outcomes for people at risk of substance-related harms and overdose   July 25, 2022 | Guelph, Ontario | Health Canada  Canada’s overdose crisis continues to have a tragic toll on individuals, families and communities across the country. This crisis has only worsened over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic due to a variety of factors including the increasingly...

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Lloyd Longfield visits Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

July 21, 2022 — Lloyd Longfield, Pam Damoff and Chief Veronica Smith with Chippewas of the Nawash Unceded First Nation residents and workers constructing the new water treatment facility The Federal Government is working in full partnership with First Nations to continue building nation to nation relationships while supporting self-determination. This is being done while also advancing meaningful reconciliation through the implementation of the United Nations...

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Canada Child Benefit Increasing to Families

July 21, 2022 — The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting families and children as we weather the lasting impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, on its 6th anniversary, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, highlighted that the maximum annual Canada Child Benefit will increase to help families cope with the rising cost of living. For the 2022–23 benefit year,...

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First quarterly Climate Action Incentive payments sent to Ontarians

July 20, 2022 — Guelph residents have begun to recieve their quarterly 2022-23 Climate Action Incentive (CAI) payments. To ensure that carbon pollution pricing remains affordable for Canadians, the federal government returns all proceeds to the jurisdictions where they were collected, with the majority of proceeds from the federal pollution pricing system returned directly to Canadians through CAI payments. While pollution pricing costs the...

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Lloyd Longfield and Liberal MPs visit Bruce Power

July 15, 2022 — Nuclear energy forms the cornerstone of Ontario’s clean power supply, producing approximately 60% of all electricity in Ontario and fueling Canada’s transition to net-zero. As a key industry stakeholder, Bruce Power is poised to play an important role in significantly reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. Throughout its decades long history, it has consistently distinguished itself as a world leader in...

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Apply for the Greener Homes Initiative

July 15, 2022 — If you're looking for a way to make your home more energy-efficient, consider applying to the Canada Greener Homes Initiative. This program will help homeowners save money by offering interest-free financing and grants to help you complete major retrofits, all while creating new jobs and fighting climate change. As of January 2022, the initiative has received over 182,400 applicants and...

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Lloyd Longfield Delivers Speech on Gun Control

June 23, 2022 — C-21, Second Reading Speech An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms) Madame speaker, it is an honour to rise and speak in favour of this historic piece of legislation. Bill C-21 represents a momentous step in eliminating gun violence in Canada and, if passed, would be the most significant reform to Canada's gun laws...

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Indigenous History Month

June 14, 2022 — June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to learn about and appreciate the important contributions First Nations, Inuit and Métis people have made and continue to make today. Our government continues to work with Indigenous communities across Canada to build stronger nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, government-to-government relationships based on respect, partnership, and the affirmation of rights. As we come together to mark National Indigenous...

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Federal Government investing $2 million to Accelerate Clean Agriculture Technology Adoption

June 9, 2022 —   Dave Smardon, Chief Executive Officer, of Bioenterprise pictured with Olga Pawluczyk, Board Member, Bioenterprise and Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, P&P Optica outdoors Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector is one of the largest in North America and the largest in Canada.  Fostering agricultural and technological development is crucial to the success of this vital sector and the Canadian...

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U of G Professors Receive Funding for Canada Research Chairs

June 2, 2022 — Photo Courtsey of U of G   Collaboration, experimentation and transdisciplinary research for scholarly and public benefit underscore two University of Guelph Canada Research Chairs (CRC) —one new, the other renewed— recently funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The funding is part of a $102-million federal investment announced today by the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, for...

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Seniors benefit from Government of Canada’s support for community-based projects in Guelph

May 26, 2022 — The seniors' food-based programming of the SEED at the Guelph Community Health Centre Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19-related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities...

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Federal Government Invests in Guelph and Wellington Infrastructure and Tourism

April 29, 2022 — Lloyd Longfield pictured in Riverside Park along with Minister Helena Jaczek (left), City of Guelph Councillor Rodrigo Goller, and Meghan Hunter Program Manager, City of Guelph Community infrastructure is vital to the health of our communities and the quality of life for Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the growth of local communities to position themselves for a strong...

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Government of Canada invests $10 million to support green innovators in southwestern Ontario

April 29, 2022 — Lloyd Longfield (centre) pictured with Minister Helena Jaczek (left) and Alison Curmblehulme (right)   The development and growth of Canada’s green technology sector is a priority for the Government of Canada. The diverse network of promising Canadian businesses in southern Ontario has the ability to be a vital contributor to make Canada a global leader in green technology and manufacturing....

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Minister Steven Guilbeault Delivers Earth Day Greetings to the Rotary Club of Guelph

April 22, 2022 — For over 14 years, the Rotary Club of Guelph has worked to plant over 60,000 trees in partnership with the Grand River Conservation authority. To celebrate this achievement,  Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament was on hand to plant the 60,000th three alongside hundreds of environmentally conscious volunteers from the Guelph community. This event coincided with Earth Day, and Canada's Miniser...

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Government of Canada Invests in Long-Term Care in Ontario

April 21, 2022 — As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must address the existing challenges that were made worse for many Canadians, including those living in long-term care (LTC) homes. Over the last two years, we have seen gaps in infection prevention and control, staffing, and infrastructure, with tragic effects on residents, their families, and those working in LTC homes. We know...

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Government of Canada releases the 2022 Federal Budget

April 7, 2022 — Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, released Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. Since the depths of the pandemic recession, the government’s focus on jobs—on keeping Canadians employed and on keeping their employers afloat—has ensured Canada’s economy has made a rapid and strong recovery. Canada has seen the...

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Three SmartGrowth Recipients Announced

April 5, 2022 — Guelph, ON (Tuesday, April 5, 2022) – Bioenterprise Canada Corporation is pleased to announce successful applicants of the third round of the SmartGrowth Program, which focused on companies with innovations in the digital agriculture sectors. Five companies have been selected to receive funding and mentorship support to accelerate their business growth and profitability while strengthening the regional economy for southern Ontario’s...

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Government of Canada supports Arts and Culture in Guelph

March 30, 2022 — Arts and culture in Guelph have a wonderful way of bringing us together and strengthening our community.  It is also a dynamic way to celebrate and strengthen our local economy.  For more than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit cultural organizations hard.  Many are facing exceptional financial pressures as they adjusted to cancelled and virtual events.  The Canada Cultural...

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Guelph Library Receiving Federal Funding through the Healthy Communities Initiative

March 4, 2022 — Lloyd Longfield Pictured with Steve Kraft (Photo taken pre-pandemic)   As Canadians continue to adjust 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 Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, along with the...

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Federal Government supports Grace Gardens Rapid Housing Project with $6.4 Million

February 9, 2022 — An artist's render of the proposed renovations of Grace Gardens (CNW Group/Government of Canada) (Guelph, Ontario) — Everyone in Canada deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada’s recovery, as communities across the country, including here in Guelph.   Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of...

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Government of Canada Launches Funding Calls to Fight Climate Change

February 2, 2022 — MP Longfield picured in Ottawa discussing how the Zero Emission Transit Fund will allow Guelph Transit to become net zero Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, shared details of funding programs that are now accepting applications. “I look forward to supporting and helping to coordinate local initiatives with federal programs and joint federal and municipal goals to turn...

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2022 Pre-Budget Consultations are open

February 1, 2022 — Pre-budget consultations are now underway, and we want to hear from you on how we focus on ways to strengthen our economy as we emerge from COVID-19. How do we make a more resilient, competitive, innovative and inclusive Canada? How do we prioritize a greener, cleaner Canada to support a strong economic recovery for everyone? We are focusing on jobs...

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Lloyd Longfield heralds support for trailblazing University of Guelph researchers

January 20, 2022 — Dr. Paul Hebert (top right) shown with some of his research team at the Centre for Biodiversity natural history archives. Photo courtesy of the University of Guelph.  Canada’s highly skilled and talented researchers are world-renowned for their leading scientific breakthroughs, discovering bold, innovative approaches and contributing to solving our world’s toughest problems. Canada’s academic community has always played an integral role in...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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