‘Feminist budget’ boosts science, universities

Taken from: Waterloo Chronicle Main priorities highlighted in this year’s federal budget align with those of Wilfrid Laurier University to help take our country into the future, according to its president and vice chancellor, Deborah MacLatchy. Especially $925 million in support for the ... Full Article

First tap makes syrup season official

Taken from: Observer There were a few drops in the bucket at last week’s ceremonial first tree tap, but it might have just been the rain. Still, the weather that morning did nothing to dampen spirits at Friday’s event, which featured a hearty breakfast laden with the sweet stuff, as ... Full Article

New Hamburg woman starts federal petition with MP Albrecht

Taken from: The Record In response to the Liberal government’s “value test” on the new Canada Summer Jobs Act, Joyce Stankiewicz of New Hamburg has initiated a federal petition with sponsorship from Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht. At the time of the publication, the petition is ... Full Article

All options on table in fight over summer jobs funding policy

Taken from: The Catholic Register OTTAWA – Legal action is not off the table for charities and groups that have asked the government for accommodation of their Charter rights in the Canada Summer Jobs controversy. “If the government is not going to accommodate, we will be looking at what ... Full Article

Prime Minister Trudeau Attacking Rights & Freedoms of Canadians

To download the copy of the petition to the Prime Minister please click HERE To whom it may concern, As your Member of Parliament, I write to bring to your attention alarming changes the Liberal government has made to a federal program used by some faith-based organizations across the Waterloo ... Full Article

Pot law not focusing on health and safety of Canadians

Taken from: The Record On April 13, the Liberal government introduced legislation that would allow for the recreational use of marijuana for Canadians over the age of 18, and eliminate penalties for possession of marijuana (up to five grams) for those between the ages of 12 and 18. Prime ... Full Article

Albrecht welcomes keeping religious protection in Criminal Code

Taken from: The Record Pressure from the Conservative party, faith groups and citizens have helped keep specific protections for religion in the Criminal Code, said Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht. The federal Liberal government proposed Bill C-51 in June to update Canada’s Criminal ... Full Article