Author: Laurent-Philippe Veilleux

Budget 2017

On March 22nd, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Government’s second budget—Building a Strong Middle Class—which continues to invest in middle class Canadians at every stage of their lives, transform our neighbourhoods and communities, and give every Canadian a real and fair chance at success. To learn more about Budget 2017, click HERE.

Canada Reaches Health Funding Agreement with Ontario

On March 10th, the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario agreed to new targeted federal funding over 10 years for investments in home care and mental health care. The province joins other provincial and territorial jurisdictions in accepting the Government of Canada’s offer of investments to deliver better health care for Canadians and Ontarians. Over… Read more »

Modernizing the Criminal Code

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that our criminal justice system protects Canadians, holds offenders to account, meets the highest standards of equity and fairness, shows compassion to victims, and upholds the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. That is why we are proposing changes to remove or amend unconstitutional provisions from the… Read more »

Easier Access to Tax and Benefits Information

On March 7th, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced a new integrated online service linking the two organizations’ respective secure portals, My Account and My Service Canada Account. As a government, we’re taking steps to make sure that, during tax season… Read more »

Join the Canada Volunteer Awards National Advisory Committee

Canada’s Volunteer Awards is an important initiative that recognizes and supports the importance of volunteers who make a difference in our communities. Every day, I meet many passionate leaders who are contributing by volunteering and making a real impact in our community. On February 27, the Honourable Jean‑Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social… Read more »

2017 Teachers Institute on Parliamentary Democracy

The Teachers Institute has a strong reputation among educators and parliamentarians for the educational opportunities they offer to teachers, giving them an in-depth view of Parliament. This year’s edition will be taking place from November 5th 2017 to November 10th 2017. The deadline to apply is on 15 April, 2017. Visit for more information.