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Liberal Budget 2017 Continues to Raise Taxes and Drive Up the Deficit

March 22, 2017

 Nothing in the Liberal Budget for York-Simcoe Residents Today the Liberal Government has introduced a budget that will continue to drive up the deficit and raise taxes on the hard working residents of York-Simcoe. With growing deficits and rising taxes, this Liberal Government has betrayed Canada’s middle class. They’ve broken promises to keep the deficit ...


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A TAX CREDIT FOR RESTORING HISTORIC BUILDINGS

December 1, 2016

Bill Would Help Owners of Heritage Buildings OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Conservative critic for Canadian Heritage and National Historic Sites Peter Van Loan introduced a Private Member’s Bill that would create a 20 % tax credit for rehabilitation of recognized historic places. The Bill is seconded by Peter Kent, the Member of Parliament for Thornhill. Bill ...


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Liberals Continue Out of Control Spending, Record Deficits

November 1, 2016

They Are Now Breaking Commitment to Balance Budget this Term   OTTAWA, ONTARIO- Today’s Fall Economic Update confirmed that the Liberal Government continues its out of control deficit spending – and has nothing to show for it in terms of results. A deficit was promised by the Liberals in the last election – but they ...


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JOHN A. MACDONALD’S QUEBEC SUMMER HOME PROPOSED FOR MUSEUM

June 20, 2016

Motion Would Open National Historic Site in Rivière-du-Loup to Public OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Conservative critic for Canadian Heritage Peter Van Loan has placed a Private Member’s Motion on notice that would acquire Sir John A Macdonald’s summer home Les Rochers. The house, located in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, was Macdonald’s summer home from 1872 until his death ...


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MP VAN LOAN INTRODUCES BILL THAT WILL HELP BRING CANADA’S COPYRIGHT LAWS INTO THE 21st CENTURY

June 17, 2016

The Bill Will Extend the Term of Copyright for the Author of Every Original Literary, Dramatic, Musical, and Artistic Work OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Today, Conservative Critic for Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for York-Simcoe, Peter Van Loan introduced a Private Member’s Bill that will help bring Canada’s copyright laws into the 21st Century. Bill ...


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MP VAN LOAN INTRODUCES MOTION TO ACQUIRE JOHN DIEFENBAKER’S BIRTHPLACE AS A MUSEUM

June 15, 2016

Motion Recommends That the Government Accept the Neustadt, Ontario Home’s Donation and Designate It as a National Historic Site Celebrating Diefenbaker’s History and Legacy   OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Conservative Critic for Canadian Heritage Peter Van Loan has introduced a Private Member’s Motion that seeks to acquire the birthplace of former Canadian Prime Minister John G. ...


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Liberal Government is taking Confederation OUT of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

April 22, 2016

Liberals Continuing their “War on History”-Van Loan  OTTAWA, ONTARIO — The Liberal Government is leaving the subject of Confederation out of the observances of the 150th Anniversary of Canada. In a April 14th, appearance at a Parliamentary Committee, the Minister of Heritage outlined the government’s themes for celebration. Confederation is not one of them. In ...


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Liberal Budget Bad News for Local Residents

March 22, 2016

Massive Deficit and Higher Taxes Mean Life Will Cost More   HOLLAND LANDING, ONTARIO — Today`s Liberal budget means local residents will be paying higher taxes now, and well into the future. The new government has taken a $2 billion surplus left by the Conservative Government and turned it into a massive $29.4 billion deficit. ...


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VAN LOAN WELCOMES STUDY OF SMALL CANADIAN MUSEUMS

February 16, 2016

Parliamentary Committee Will Hear From Community Museums to Better Understand the Challenges They Face OTTAWA, ONTARIO – This morning, a motion for a study into the issues facing small museums in Canada was adopted by the House of Commons Standing Committee for Canadian Heritage. “I am pleased that the committee has agreed that now is ...


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Liberals Look to Change our Election System Without Giving Canadians a Say

December 30, 2015

Holland Landing, ON – York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan today reacted to comments from Liberal Minister Dominic LeBlanc that the Liberal Party is intent on ramming through changes to Canada’s electoral system without Canadians having their say through a referendum. “I remain firmly opposed to any changes made to how Canadians elect their federal representatives ...


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