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The Government of Canada recently responded to a Supreme Court decision which struck down previous prostitution laws with a new law criminalizing the activities of those who purchase sexual activities ("johns") and those who operate brothels. The Government asserts that such activities are not harmful because they are illegal - rather, such activities are illegal because they are harmful for women and for society.

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Error in recent Tax Guide mailed in January 2015

January 14, 2015

The recent Tax Guide mailed to constituents indicates the need to apply for the Goods and Services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit application. Please note that The CRA no longer requires an application.

New Year's Levee 2015

January 18, 2015 New Year’s Levee

December 15, 2014

Please join us to ring in the New Year at Victoria Park Pavilion at 80 Schneider Avenue from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  MP Stephen Woodworth will host his annual event to reflect on 2014 and ring in 2015.  Refreshments and…

Interparliamentary Union Committee on Democracy- Introductory Remarks

November 21, 2014

Canadian IPU Group- 13 October 2014   Thank you, Madame Chair. It is an honour to participate here with parliamentarians dedicated to the quest for peace through dialogue.  We are all here today as living proof that democracy, equality and…

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