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Holder's Happenings March 2013 Vol.IV


Holder’s Happenings



Last week the Federal Government tabled the 2013 Budget in the House of Commons. Our goal is to move forward with our plan to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. Since the depth of the global economic recession, the Canadian economy has created over 950,000 net new jobs, (the majority are full-time and in the private sector) – the best record among advanced economies. While the Canadian economy continues to grow and create jobs, we still face significant threats from a fragile global economy. In Economic Action Plan 2012, we made a choice. We chose to take action to ensure our economy would create good jobs and sustain a higher quality of life for Canadians. Economic Action Plan 2013 builds on the foundations laid last year – in fact, the strong foundation laid since 2006 – to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for hardworking London families. With a tough unemployment rate in London stuck at around 9%, we need to continue maintaining an economic climate where businesses are the job creators.


Economic Action Plan 2013 will help create jobs and economic growth by taking action in three important areas: Connecting Canadians with available jobs by introducing the Canada Job Grant, creating opportunities for apprentices; and supporting job opportunities for all Canadians.


We are introducing a new Building Canada Plan. This new plan represents the largest investment in job-creating infrastructure in the history of Canada. It has a number of important components, including: The Community Improvement Fund – to support local community projects in cities and communities across Canada; and, the P3 Canada Fund – to support innovative ways to build infrastructure projects faster and provide better value for taxpayers through public-private partnerships.


We are also supporting Canada’s manufacturing sector by emphasizing high-quality, value-added jobs in important sectors of the Canadian economy such as manufacturing by providing tax relief for write-downs for new manufacturing equipment; building equipment for the Canadian Armed Forces in Canada; and providing support for Canada’s manufacturers as they compete and innovate in the 21st century global economy.


Economic Action Plan 2013 also outlines our low-tax plan to eliminate the deficit and balance the Budget by 2015. Families cannot spend more than they make – they should have the same expectation of their governments. We will eliminate the deficit by controlling government spending while significantly increasing investments in key priorities such as health care and education. Economic Action Plan 2013 demonstrates to hardworking Canadian families that our Government is committed to their priorities: jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. For more information on the 2013 Budget please visit: http://actionplan.gc.ca/


For Job Seekers – Please contribute to the list of employment links at www.edholdermp.ca/joblinks by passing along job links to help all those seeking employment. If you are an employer looking for staff in London, please advise me. If you know of any firms who are hiring, just let me know. My list of employment links continues to grow, so please accept my thanks. This week Synergy Wellness is looking for a Health and Wellness Trainer. For more information please email: tim@synergywellness.ca . East Elgin Family Health Team is hiring an Office Administrator. Email your resume to: careers@eefht.ca . Day and Ross is looking for an AZ Driver. Call Terry at 519-318-6229 / 519-659-6672. Public Sector Digest is hiring an Account Manager. For details please visit: careers@publicsectordigest.com . The London Health Sciences Centre is looking for a Carpenter, Security Guard, Registered Nurse, Dietary Worker and Clinical Support Analyst. For more information or to apply please email Melissa.Dyer@lhsc.on.ca


Last Issue We Asked You... - Do you think it is appropriate for a Member of Parliament to supplement his or her income by charging fees for speaking engagements?16% said YES, 79% said NO and 4% said UNSURE. (714 votes).


This Week’s Question... –In the Federal Budget last week, the Finance Minister vowed to balance the budget by 2015. This week I am asking: “Do you think the Federal Government’s priority should be to balance its spending by 2015? Please visit www.edholdermp.ca/poll to vote.


Meetings & Delegations

  • Dealt with a number of issues through my constituency office and Ottawa, including: Budget 2013, MP Pensions, Drone Purchase, Experimental Lakes Area Closure, Foreign Aid, Mortgage Rates, Foreign Aid, VIA Rail, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Immigration;
  • Participated in a meeting of the Standing Committee on International Trade where we discussed the benefits for Canada in joining the Pacific Alliance and heard from the Columbian Ambassador, Nicolas Lloreda-Ricaurte and Peruvian Ambassador, Jose Antonio Raymundo Bellina Acevedo and officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs ;
  • Participated in a meeting of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities where we are reviewing Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act;
  • Was represented at a Canadian citizenship ceremony where we welcomed 57 new Canadians from 33 countries;
  • Did several interviews with London media following the 2013 Federal Budget RELEASE;
  • Gave a statement in the House of Commons marking the retirement of my good friend George Myatte from the Canadian Forces VIDEO;
  • Toured Parliament Hill with Londoners Kathryn and Peter Hayman;
  • Participated in the Help Hunger Disappear Event in support of the London and Area Food Bank. This evcent was sponsored by Campbell’s (famous for their soups and V-8 among other products). Thanks to Metro store manager Tanya Morrison, and Food Bank Co-Executive Director Jane Roy PHOTOS;
  • Had lunch with Jamie Martinez and Maria Isabel Murillo from the Latino Canadian Community;
  • Presented a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to Londoner Lt. Col. Rick Phillips, Commanding Officer of the First Hussars PHOTO;
  • Celebrated Greek Independence Day ceremonies at the Cenotaph and later had lunch with members of London’s Greek Community at the Hellenic Centre. Thanks to Hellenic Club President Jim Giannopoulos and all the young dancers and volunteers who participated;
  • Attended the National Youth Ambassador Reception for Global Vision with Londoner Leenat Jiliani and many dynamic young people from across Canada PHOTOS;
  • Attended a reception in honour of Parliamentarians with military service;
  • Took part in the inaugural meeting of the Canada-United Arab Emirates Parliamentary Association;
  • Participated in a meeting of the Standing Committee on Agriculture where we are studying the agriculture supply chain and heard from the Canadian Beverage Association and the Winery and Grower Alliance of Ontario;
  • Took part in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association AGM where Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston was elected as the Chair;

Thanks Andrew RankinThis past week Ottawa said goodbye to a Londoner who has made a significant contribution to policy and common sense in Ottawa. He has chosen to return to London to pursue his MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business. While in Ottawa he worked closely with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, spanning four years, two federal election campaigns, four (and a half) Budgets and countless briefings. Andrew has a tremendous capacity to grasp complicated issues and put them into clear-speak. He is someone who makes friends easily and that was evident and important to do during his time in our nation’s capital. It has been my privilege to know Andrew for many years and I wish him success with Ivey – I know that no matter what direction he ultimately takes, he will do well. He has a great heart and determination to succeed. Andrew, thanks for being one of those people who makes a difference!


On a Lighter Note… Earlier this week Prime Minister Harper was in Toronto to witness the arrival of two giant pandas from China. The two pandas – female Er Shun and male Da Mao – will be staying in Canada for the next 10 years and will be splitting their time between the Toronto Zoo, which will host them first, and the Calgary Zoo. The agreement between the Toronto and Calgary zoos and the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens, which was facilitated by the Government of Canada, will see both giant pandas live in each facility for two subsequent five-year periods. For the first time in over 20 years, Canada is again home to giant pandas. The Calgary, Toronto and Winnipeg zoos all hosted giant pandas for short-term stays on separate occasions during the 1980s. PHOTO


Events Listing – Please submit your upcoming event! The events listing page at http://www.edholdermp.ca/events is always changing. Most events are family-friendly and free. If you want your event listed, please follow the submission process at www.edholdermp.ca/events/submit.




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