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PM Stephen Harper 2013 to 2014, Happy New Year.

PM Stephen Harper 2013 to 2014, Happy New Year.

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  • Continuing to increase trade and open new markets for Canadian businesses. In 2013, we concluded a historic agreement in principle on a Canada-European Union Trade Agreement, which will provide Canada with preferential market access to the European Union’s more than 500 million consumers. In addition, Canada brought into force the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement, and signed a Free Trade Agreement with Honduras. Concluding, signing or bringing into force 10 foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs), including with Nigeria, Benin and Tanzania; more than any previous year.  Concluding negotiations for new or expanded air transport agreements with 26 countries – a record number for one year – including with China, Japan, Senegal, Malaysia, Peru, Turkey, Pakistan and South Africa.Making progress on the Beyond the Border Action Plan, including by releasing the first ever joint Canada-United States Border Infrastructure Investment Plan, and launching Phase II of the Canada-U.S. Entry-Exit Initiative.Launching consultations on the Canada Job Grant, which will help ensure that Canadians are able to obtain the skills and qualifications they need to get jobs in high-demand fields.Reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to ensure that Canadians are given the first chance at available jobs. Making significant infrastructure investments across the country to create jobs and growth, including through providing support for the revitalization of the Lévis ferry area and the redevelopment of Gilmour Hill in Quebec; the creation of a new Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining at Yukon College; the construction of the 140-kilometre Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway – the first all-weather road to the Arctic Coast; improvements to the public transit system in Toronto; and construction, repair and maintenance at core commercial fishing harbours across Canada.Announcing a new accelerated timeline for the construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence.Introducing the New Building Canada Plan to build roads, bridges, subways, commuter rail and other public infrastructure in cooperation with provinces, territories and municipalities.Supporting innovation by announcing the new Build in Canada Innovation Program to kick-start businesses and get their innovative products and services from the lab to the marketplace.Announcing the government’s Venture Capital Action Plan to improve access to venture capital financing by high-growth Canadian companies, so that they have the capital they need to create jobs and growth.Transforming the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) into an industry-focused research and technology organization.Renewing the Automotive Innovation Fund by providing $250 million over five years (2013-2018) to automotive companies in Canada in support of strategic, large-scale research and development projects.Launching the Growing Forward 2 policy framework (2013-2018) for Canada's agricultural and agri-food sector to ensure that Canadian producers and processors have the tools and resources they need to continue to innovate and capitalize on emerging market opportunities.Launching the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program to support the protection, restoration and rebuilding of recreational fisheries habitat.Announcing new measures to further strengthen Canada’s pipeline safety record by adding new security and emergency management requirements.Re-introducing the Offshore Health and Safety Act (Bill C-5) to strengthen safety in Canada’s offshore oil and gas industry.Adopting the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 (Bill C-60) and the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act No. 2 (Bill C-4) to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013, as well as other measures.Lowering the annual deficit in 2012-13 to $18.9 billion – down by more than one-quarter from the deficit of $26.3 billion in 2011-12.Reforming Public Sector Pensions by introducing a 50-50 cost sharing model for public service pension plan members, including Parliamentarians. The retirement age for new federal hires was also increased, effective January 1, 2013, from 60 to 65 years of age. Reforms will save Canadian taxpayers $2.6-billion over the next five years.Ceasing distribution of the Canadian penny, and phasing-out pennies in circulation, saving taxpayers an estimated $11 million a year.Investing $241 million over four years to help First Nation youth between the ages of 18 and 24 get personalized job and skills training.Finalizing the federal loan guarantee for Nalcor’s Lower Churchill projects.Supporting the development of innovative clean technologies, including by providing more than $82 million through Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative for 55 projects aimed at producing and using energy in a cleaner, more efficient way; and announcing $76.5 million through Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) SD Tech FundTM for new investments supporting the development of innovative clean technologies.Committing to establish new mandatory reporting standards for Canadian extractive companies with a view to enhancing transparency on the payments they make to governments. Introducing the Northwest Territories Devolution Act, which will give Northerners greater control over their lands and resources, support economic growth and provide opportunities for Northerners.Passing the Northern Jobs and Growth Act (Bill C-47), which empowers the people of Nunavut to manage land and resource development to fuel strong, healthy, self-reliant communities.
  • Continuing to increase trade and open new markets for Canadian businesses. In 2013, we concluded a historic agreement in principle on a Canada-European Union Trade Agreement, which will provide Canada with preferential market access to the European Union’s more than 500 million consumers. In addition, Canada brought into force the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement, and signed a Free Trade Agreement with Honduras. Concluding, signing or bringing into force 10 foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs), including with Nigeria, Benin and Tanzania; more than any previous year.  Concluding negotiations for new or expanded air transport agreements with 26 countries – a record number for one year – including with China, Japan, Senegal, Malaysia, Peru, Turkey, Pakistan and South Africa.Making progress on the Beyond the Border Action Plan, including by releasing the first ever joint Canada-United States Border Infrastructure Investment Plan, and launching Phase II of the Canada-U.S. Entry-Exit Initiative.Launching consultations on the Canada Job Grant, which will help ensure that Canadians are able to obtain the skills and qualifications they need to get jobs in high-demand fields.Reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to ensure that Canadians are given the first chance at available jobs. Making significant infrastructure investments across the country to create jobs and growth, including through providing support for the revitalization of the Lévis ferry area and the redevelopment of Gilmour Hill in Quebec; the creation of a new Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining at Yukon College; the construction of the 140-kilometre Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway – the first all-weather road to the Arctic Coast; improvements to the public transit system in Toronto; and construction, repair and maintenance at core commercial fishing harbours across Canada.Announcing a new accelerated timeline for the construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence.Introducing the New Building Canada Plan to build roads, bridges, subways, commuter rail and other public infrastructure in cooperation with provinces, territories and municipalities.Supporting innovation by announcing the new Build in Canada Innovation Program to kick-start businesses and get their innovative products and services from the lab to the marketplace.Announcing the government’s Venture Capital Action Plan to improve access to venture capital financing by high-growth Canadian companies, so that they have the capital they need to create jobs and growth.Transforming the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) into an industry-focused research and technology organization.Renewing the Automotive Innovation Fund by providing $250 million over five years (2013-2018) to automotive companies in Canada in support of strategic, large-scale research and development projects.Launching the Growing Forward 2 policy framework (2013-2018) for Canada's agricultural and agri-food sector to ensure that Canadian producers and processors have the tools and resources they need to continue to innovate and capitalize on emerging market opportunities.Launching the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program to support the protection, restoration and rebuilding of recreational fisheries habitat.Announcing new measures to further strengthen Canada’s pipeline safety record by adding new security and emergency management requirements.Re-introducing the Offshore Health and Safety Act (Bill C-5) to strengthen safety in Canada’s offshore oil and gas industry.Adopting the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 (Bill C-60) and the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act No. 2 (Bill C-4) to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013, as well as other measures.Lowering the annual deficit in 2012-13 to $18.9 billion – down by more than one-quarter from the deficit of $26.3 billion in 2011-12.Reforming Public Sector Pensions by introducing a 50-50 cost sharing model for public service pension plan members, including Parliamentarians. The retirement age for new federal hires was also increased, effective January 1, 2013, from 60 to 65 years of age. Reforms will save Canadian taxpayers $2.6-billion over the next five years.Ceasing distribution of the Canadian penny, and phasing-out pennies in circulation, saving taxpayers an estimated $11 million a year.Investing $241 million over four years to help First Nation youth between the ages of 18 and 24 get personalized job and skills training.Finalizing the federal loan guarantee for Nalcor’s Lower Churchill projects.Supporting the development of innovative clean technologies, including by providing more than $82 million through Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative for 55 projects aimed at producing and using energy in a cleaner, more efficient way; and announcing $76.5 million through Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) SD Tech FundTM for new investments supporting the development of innovative clean technologies.Committing to establish new mandatory reporting standards for Canadian extractive companies with a view to enhancing transparency on the payments they make to governments. Introducing the Northwest Territories Devolution Act, which will give Northerners greater control over their lands and resources, support economic growth and provide opportunities for Northerners.Passing the Northern Jobs and Growth Act (Bill C-47), which empowers the people of Nunavut to manage land and resource development to fuel strong, healthy, self-reliant communities.
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    • 1. Happy New Year 01-01-2014 Happy New Year Canada, PM Harper & Family. Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/ ) Government’s 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Over the past year, the Government of Canada has delivered on its commitments to: PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 2. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/) Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement highlighting some of the government's significant accomplishments in 2013: “In 2013, our Government delivered on the priorities of Canadians: creating jobs and opportunities, supporting and protecting Canadian families, and putting Canada first. “We know Canadian families work hard for their money; that‟s why we kept taxes low. The federal tax burden is at its lowest level in 50 years, and Canadian families are paying less in taxes than in 2006. “We‟re also looking out for Canadians, among the most digitally connected people in the world, by introducing specific measures to promote more choice, lower prices and better service in Canada‟s wireless and cable television markets. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 3. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/) Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper “And we know that nothing contributes to a better quality of life than a good job. Since 2009, Canada has created over one million new jobs, most of which are high-wage positions in the private sector. “To ensure that Canadians always have the first crack at available jobs we‟ve improved the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, and introduced the Canada Job Grant to connect people with the skills training they need to fill available jobs. “Our Government also understands that spending more than you earn is not a sustainable path to prosperity. So in 2013 we introduced measures to reduce the federal deficit, as well as the size and cost of Government. “As a result of our actions, Canada‟s economy remains among the strongest in the world, and we are on track to achieve a budget surplus in 2015-16. This will allow us to keep taxes low, and ensure that Government spending on priorities like health care is sustainable. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 4. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/) Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper “In October we reached an historic trade agreement with the European Union that will create thousands of new jobs for Canadians and give Canadian businesses from every region of the country preferential access to a half-billion affluent new customers in the EU. “We also continued to invest in the bridges, highways, harbours and transit systems that keep our economy moving. These investments include: supporting small craft fishing harbours on the East Coast; redeveloping the Lévis ferry area in Quebec; improving the public transit system in Toronto; seeing the completion of Winnipeg's Centreport Canada Way; building the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway to the Arctic Coast; and announcing an accelerated timeline for the construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 5. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/) Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper “Our Government was there for the people of Lac Mégantic in the aftermath of the deadly train disaster, providing support for recovery and decontamination efforts, and for the victims of unprecedented flooding in Alberta. “And we will continue to be there for children and for victims of crime. That‟s why we introduced legislation to crack down on cyberbullying and sexual predators on the internet. We also took steps to ensure that public safety comes first when authorities make decisions regarding persons found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder (NCR), and we will introduce a Victims‟ Bill of Rights to restore victims to their rightful place at the heart of our justice system. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 6. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/) Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario “After a decade of darkness, our Government is fulfilling its commitment to give Canada‟s armed forces „more teeth, less tail.‟ We launched the Defence Renewal initiative that will put front-line capability before back-office bureaucracy. And, from a new fleet of Chinook F-model helicopters, to progress in the building of new ships for the Royal Canadian Navy, and the modernization of our light armoured vehicles, we‟re delivering the tools our armed forces need. “To further defend Canada‟s sovereignty and long-term prosperity, our Government has been marshalling resources from across Government to establish and defend the outer limits of Canada's continental shelf in the Atlantic Ocean and Arctic region. In 2013, the Government submitted two claims to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. Prime Minister Stephen Harper PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 7. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/) Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper “We continued to work with Aboriginal leaders in 2013 to advance shared priorities, including: providing job and skills training; improving water and wastewater systems; strengthening transparency and accountability for First Nation governments; and enhancing the rights and protections offered to First Nations living on-reserve. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 8. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/) Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper “And Canada continued to play a vital role internationally. From the deployment of our Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, and the provision of humanitarian assistance to innocent civilians affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, to our ongoing support of initiatives to improve maternal, newborn and child health in developing countries, Canada is making a tangible difference in the lives of people around the world. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 9. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/) Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper “In the new year, our Government will build on the achievements of 2013 and continue to seize every opportunity to secure prosperity and security for Canadians. We will do so by creating jobs and opportunities, supporting and protecting Canadian families, and putting Canada first.” PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 10. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/) Government‟s 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario, Continuing to increase trade and open new markets for Canadian businesses. In 2013, we concluded a historic agreement in principle on a Canada-European Union Trade Agreement, which will provide Canada with preferential market access to the European Union‟s more than 500 million consumers. In addition, Canada brought into force the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement, and signed a Free Trade Agreement with Honduras. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 11. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/) Government‟s 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Concluding, signing or bringing into force 10 foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs), including with Nigeria, Benin and Tanzania; more than any previous year. Concluding negotiations for new or expanded air transport agreements with 26 countries – a record number for one year – including with China, Japan, Senegal, Malaysia, Peru, Turkey, Pakis tan and South Africa. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 12. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Continuing to increase trade and open new markets for Canadian businesses. In 2013, we concluded a historic agreement in principle on a Canada-European Union Trade Agreement, which will provide Canada with preferential market access to the European Union‟s more than 500 million consumers. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 13. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario In addition, Canada brought into force the CanadaPanama Free Trade Agreement, and signed a Free Trade Agreement with Honduras. Concluding, signing or bringing into force 10 foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs), including with Nigeria, Benin and Tanzania; more than any previous year. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 14. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Concluding negotiations for new or expanded air transport agreements with 26 countries – a record number for one year – including with China, Japan, Senegal, Malaysia, Peru, Turkey, Pakistan and South Africa. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 15. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Making progress on the Beyond the Border Action Plan, including by releasing the first ever joint Canada-United States Border Infrastructure Investment Plan, and launching Phase II of the Canada-U.S. Entry-Exit Initiative. Launching consultations on the Canada Job Grant, which will help ensure that Canadians are able to obtain the skills and qualifications they need to get jobs in high-demand fields. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 16. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Making progress on the Beyond the Border Action Plan, Reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to ensure that Canadians are given the first chance at available jobs. improvements to the public transit system in Toronto; and construction, repair and maintenance at core commercial fishing harbours across Canada. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 17. Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2013 achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Making significant infrastructure investments across the country to create jobs and growth, including through providing support for the revitalization of the Lévis ferry area and the redevelopment of Gilmour Hill in Quebec; the creation of a new Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining at Yukon College; the construction of the 140kilometre Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway – the first allweather road to the Arctic Coast; Announcing a new accelerated timeline for the construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 18. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Government's 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Introducing the New Building Canada Plan to build roads, bridges, subways, commuter rail and other public infrastructure in cooperation with provinces, territories and municipalities. TRANSITIONAL PAGE PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 19. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Government's 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario the creation of a new Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining at Yukon College; the construction of the 140kilometre Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway – the first allweather road to the Arctic Coast; improvements to the public transit system in Toronto; and construction, repair and maintenance at core commercial fishing harbours across Canada. Supporting innovation by announcing the new Build in Canada Innovation Program to kick-start businesses and get their innovative products and services from the lab to the marketplace. TRANSITIONAL PAGE PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 20. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Government's 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Announcing the government’s Venture Capital Action Plan to improve access to venture capital financing by highgrowth Canadian companies, so that they have the capital they need to create jobs and growth. TRANSITIONAL PAGE PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 21. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Government's 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Transforming the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) into an industry-focused research and technology organization. Renewing the Automotive Innovation Fund by providing $250 million over five years (2013-2018) to automotive companies in Canada in support of strategic, largescale research and development projects. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 22. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Government's 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Launching the Growing Forward 2 policy framework (2013-2018) for Canada's agricultural and agri-food sector to ensure that Canadian producers and processors have the tools and resources they need to continue to innovate and capitalize on emerging market opportunities. Launching the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program to support the protection, restoration and rebuilding of recreational fisheries habitat. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 23. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Government's 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Announcing new measures to further strengthen Canada‟s pipeline safety record by adding new security and emergency management requirements. Re-introducing the Offshore Health and Safety Act (Bill C-5) to strengthen safety in Canada‟s offshore oil and gas industry. Adopting the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 (Bill C-60) and the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act No. 2 (Bill C-4) to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013, as well as other measures. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 24. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Government's 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Lowering the annual deficit in 2012-13 to $18.9 billion – down by more than one-quarter from the deficit of $26.3 billion in 2011-12. Reforming Public Sector Pensions by introducing a 50-50 cost sharing model for public service pension plan members, including Parliamentarians. The retirement age for new federal hires was also increased, effective January 1, 2013, from 60 to 65 years of age. Reforms will save Canadian taxpayers $2.6-billion over the next five years.. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 25. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Government's 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Ceasing distribution of the Canadian penny, and phasing-out pennies in circulation, saving taxpayers an estimated $11 million a year. Investing $241 million over four years to help First Nation youth between the ages of 18 and 24 get personalized job and skills training. Finalizing the federal loan guarantee for Nalcor‟s Lower Churchill projects. PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 26. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Government's 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Supporting the development of innovative clean technologies, including by providing more than $82 million through Canada‟s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative for 55 projects aimed at producing and using energy in a cleaner, more efficient way; and announcing $76.5 million through Sustainable Development Technology Canada‟s (SDTC) SD Tech FundTM for new investments supporting the development of innovative clean technologies. PAZ www.animationfactory.com – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 27. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Government's 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Committing to establish new mandatory reporting standards for Canadian extractive companies with a view to enhancing transparency on the payments they make to governments. Introducing the Northwest Territories Devolution Act, which will give Northerners greater control over their lands and resources, support economic growth and provide opportunities for Northerners. Passing the Northern Jobs and Growth Act (Bill C-47), which empowers the people of Nunavut to manage land and resource development to fuel strong, healthy, self-reliant communities. PAZ www.animationfactory.com – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca
    • 28. Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Government's 2013 Achievements December 31, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Happy New Year 2014 PAZ – Paddon Development Constitution Tunnel Email: paz4Tunnel@Hotmail.ca

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