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In the 2011 election, the Conservative Party promised to enact income-splitting for families at such time as the budget was balanced. Recently the Government fulfilled that promise, but added a tax relief maximum, increases to the Universal Child Care Benefit and Child Care Expense Deduction, as well as increasing and making refundable the Children’s Fitness Credit.

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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…

Remarks, Public Symposium on Conflict and Peacebuildingin Southern Sudan

November 10, 2014

  Thank you for your invitation to join you today. I regret that I am unable to be with you because of previous commitments. As you know, I believe passionately in a peaceful, prosperous future for South Sudan and have…

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