MP Dechert expresses his condolences for those affected by the Nepal earthquake

April 26th, 2015

Mississauga, Ontario- Bob Dechert, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice expresses his condolences for those affected by the Nepal earthquake

“My thoughts and prayers are with those in the affected region and for their families and loved ones” said Mr Dechert.

Upon hearing the news Mr. Dechert extended his condolences to the Nepalese- Canadian community.

Mr. Dechert has been in contact with the Minister of Foreign Affairs office in order to determine how Canada may assist the people of Nepal and Northern India in the search and rescue and relief efforts.

At the moment Canadian officials are working with Nepalese and Indian authorities to ensure that any Canadians affected by the earthquake are safe and accounted for. In cooperation with international partners, they are also assessing the needs of the affected populations to determine how Canada may most effectively assist with the disaster if asked to help.

“We stand in solidarity with the people of Nepal and Northern India at this difficult time.”

Canadian citizens in Nepal requiring emergency consular assistance should use the Registration of Canadians Abroad (http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration) service, and contact the Consulate of Canada in Kathmandu, Nepal, by calling + 977 (1) 444-1976,  or Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling +1 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted where available). An email can also be sent to sos@international.gc.ca.

Friends and relatives in Canada who are concerned about Canadian citizens known to be in the affected area should contact Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling 1-800-387-3124 (toll-free) or 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted) or sending an email to sos@international.gc.ca.

 

ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN 2015 DEMONSTRATES COMMITMENT TO JOBS, GROWTH, & SECURITY IN MISSISSAUGA

April 21st, 2015
Mississauga’s Conservative MP’s on Parliament Hill to welcome Economic Action Plan 2015.  From left to right: MP Brad Butt (Mississauga-Streetsville), MP Stella Ambler (Mississauga South), MP Bob Dechert (Mississauga-Erindale) and MP Wladyslaw Lizon (Mississauga East-Cooksville.)  April 21, 2015

Mississauga’s Conservative MP’s on Parliament Hill to welcome Economic Action Plan 2015. From left to right: MP Brad Butt (Mississauga-Streetsville), MP Stella Ambler (Mississauga South), MP Bob Dechert (Mississauga-Erindale) and MP Wladyslaw Lizon (Mississauga East-Cooksville.) April 21, 2015

(Parliament Hill, Ottawa)  Mississauga’s Conservative Members of Parliament are welcoming the federal budget, Economic Action Plan 2015; a balanced-budget, low-tax plan for jobs, growth and security for Canadians.

 

MP’s Stella Ambler, Brad Butt, Wladyslaw Lizon and Bob Dechert were in the House of Commons as the Minister of Finance introduced Economic Action Plan 2015 to support jobs and growth, help families and communities prosper, and ensure the security of Canadians.

 

Economic Action Plan 2015 is a balanced budget, and it cuts taxes for hard-working individuals and families in Mississauga.

 

“Our government has worked hard on behalf of Canadians to bring forward a balanced budget, as promised,” said MP Wladyslaw Lizon of Mississauga East-Cooksville.  “We’ve taken the steps to control spending, while keeping taxes low and continuing to invest heavily in our cities, our provinces and deliver long-term prosperity for all Canadians.”

 

 

Economic Action Plan 2015 is a prudent and principled plan that will see Canadians more prosperous, more secure, and even more confident in our country’s place in the world.

 

“This budget provides more money in families pockets so they can make the right decisions for their children,” said MP Brad Butt, Mississauga-Streetsville.  “It supports seniors and caregivers and provides unprecedented investments in infrastructure. This is a great budget for the people of Mississauga.”

 

 

Economic Action Plan 2015 will create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.

 

“Today, I am pleased to let my constituents know about our Conservative Government’s balanced budget. Our Economic Action Plan 2015 will fulfill our government’s commitment to continue to care for the well-being of seniors and improve the quality of life in our communities, support hard-working Canadian families by providing tax relief and increased benefits and support small business to ensure jobs, growth and long-term prosperity,” said Stella Ambler, Member of Parliament for Mississauga South.

 

With Economic Action Plan 2015, Canadians can be assured that under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canada’s fiscal house is in order.

 

“I was particularly pleased to see that this budget will further reduce the small business tax rate to 9% by 2019.  Due to measures taken since we formed Government, we have reduced taxes for small businesses by almost 50%,” said MP Bob Dechert of Mississauga-Erindale.

 

“For many citizens in Mississauga removing barriers to foreign credential recognition is important in order to help get highly skilled workers back into the workforce,” Mr. Dechert said.   “That is why our Conservative budget proposes to reallocate up to $35 million over five years, to make the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans pilot project permanent in order to support internationally-trained workers in their pursuit of foreign credential recognition.”

 

Quick Facts

  • A typical two-earner Canadian family of four will receive tax relief and increased benefits of up to $6,600 in 2015 because of the Harper Government’s tax cuts and increased benefits.
  • The Government has lowered taxes every year since coming into office. In fact, the overall federal tax burden is now at its lowest level in more than 50 years.
  • Over 1.2 million more Canadians are working now than at the end of the recession in June 2009. The majority of these net new jobs have been full-time positions in high-wage, private-sector industries.
  • Canada has demonstrated one of the best economic performances among G-7 countries over the recovery.
  • Real GDP (gross domestic product) is significantly above pre-recession levels—the best performance in the G-7.
  • The World Economic Forum rated Canada’s banking system as the soundest in the world for the seventh year in a row in its annual Global Competitiveness Report.
  • According to KPMG, total business tax costs in Canada are the lowest in the G-7 and 46 per cent lower than those in the United States.
  • Bloomberg has ranked Canada the second most attractive place in the world to do business.
  • Four credit rating agencies—Moody’s Investors Service, Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s and DBRS—have reaffirmed their top ratings for Canada, and it is expected Canada will maintain its AAA rating in the year ahead.

 

Further information on Economic Action Plan 2015 can be found at http://goo.gl/vOyA0A

 

MP Dechert Welcomes Prime Minister Modi to GTA

April 15th, 2015
MP Dechert greets Prime Minister Modi at Pearson International Airport

MP Dechert greets Prime Minister Modi at Pearson International Airport

Mississauga, Ontario – Today Bob Dechert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale was honoured to be part of the Official Ceremony to welcome Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, to the Greater Toronto Area.

“During my recent visit to India with Canada’s Minister of International Trade, I had the opportunity to meet with senior Ministers in Prime Minister Modi’s Government and learn about his ambitious plans and vision for India.” Said MP Dechert. “When implemented, these plans will result in a better quality of life for all of the people of India.”

“I was pleased to participate in discussions with the Indian Government and business leaders to enhance the trade relationship between Canada and India.”MP Dechert continued. “With its world leading products, technologies and services and a dynamic and connected Indo-Canadian ‎community, Canada is ready to participate in and benefit from the future growth of India.”

Prime Minister Modi’s bilateral visit to Canada – his first since taking office – will provide an opportunity for the leaders to reaffirm the close relationship between Canada and India and to discuss ways to further broaden its scope. Increased cooperation in the fields of science and technology, innovation, education, security, counter-terrorism and energy are expected to feature prominently in discussions.

 “The historic visit by Prime Minister Modi to Canada, combined with the number and scope of agreements signed today between our governments, clearly demonstrate the commitment of both countries to taking bilateral relations to new heights.” Said Prime Minister Stephen Harper

 Quick Facts

*   Canada and India have longstanding bilateral relations built upon shared traditions of democracy and pluralism, and on strong interpersonal connections with the approximately 1.2 million Indian diaspora community in Canada.

*   With bilateral merchandise trade valued at $6.3 billion in 2014 and bilateral service trade at over $1.5 billion in 2013, a market of more than 1.2 billion people, and a predicted economic growth of 7.5 per cent in 2015, India represents exciting opportunities for Canadian businesses.

*   The stock of two-way foreign direct investment (FDI) between Canada and India totalled approximately $4.4 billion in 2013. Of this, the stock of FDI in Canada from India is nearly $3.8 billion and the stock of Canadian FDI in India stood at $613 million.

Prime Minister Harper, MP Dechert and Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Harper, MP Dechert and Prime Minister Modi

Minister Holder and MP Dechert meet with Sheridan President Dr. Jeff Zabudsky

April 9th, 2015
Sheridan President Dr. Jeff Zabudsky shows Minister Holder and MP Dechert  new construction at Sheridan's Mississauga campus.

Sheridan President Dr. Jeff Zabudsky shows Minister Holder and MP Dechert new construction at Sheridan’s Mississauga campus.

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and the Bob Dechert, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice met with Sheridan President Dr. Jeff Zabudsky where he updated them on Sheridan’s Mississauga expansion.

Minister Holder and MP Dechert announce 150 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs across Canada

April 9th, 2015

 

Minister Holder, MP Dechert and Dr. Deep Saini  Principal UTM tour the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex

Minister Holder, MP Dechert and Dr. Deep Saini
Principal UTM tour the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today visited the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus with Bob Dechert, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale and Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Justice, where he announced 150 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 36 postsecondary institutions across the country.

 

This $139 million investment, with an additional $7.6 million in infrastructure support provided by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, will help promote research and development and will support top-tier talent at Canadian postsecondary institutions.

 

The University of Toronto will receive $17.6 million for 19 Canada Research Chairs, including Dr. Leonardo Salmena, the new Canada Research Chair in Signal Transduction and Gene Regulation in Cancer at the University of Toronto. Dr. Salmena is researching the molecular basis of acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer originating in bone marrow. Through his role as a chairholder, Dr. Salmena hopes his research can be used to develop new strategies for preventing and treating this form of cancer.

 

Quick facts

 

  • The Canada Research Chairs Program was created in 2000. Ongoing annual program expenditures of $265 million have helped attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.

 

  • There are nearly 1,700 Canada Research Chair holders working in natural sciences and engineering, health, and social sciences and humanities, at more than 70 postsecondary institutions across the country. Approximately 650 of these chairs are in Ontario.

 

  • As a new Canada Research Chair, Dr. Salmena will further his work studying cell-signalling, in order to gain a better understanding of the molecular basis of cancer. His research could lead to better cancer prevention and treatment strategies.

 

  • Recently, Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered on the government’s commitment to provide an updated science and technology strategy. The strategy, Seizing Canada’s Moment, is a vision and a roadmap for strengthening Canada’s position as a global leader in scientific research while looking to harness greater Canadian research and development that create jobs, increase prosperity and improve the quality of life of Canadians.

 

  • The Canada Research Chair program corresponds to the Knowledge and People pillars of the Government of Canada’s updated science and technology strategy by developing highly skilled people and building research knowledge.

 

  • The Canada Foundation for Innovation gives researchers the tools they need to think big and innovate. By investing in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in Canada’s universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions, the CFI is helping to attract and retain the world’s top talent, to train the next generation of researchers.

 

 

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“Through our government’s updated science, technology and innovation strategy, we are making the record investments necessary to push the boundaries of knowledge, create jobs and opportunities, and improve the quality of life of Canadians. Our government’s Canada Research Chairs Program develops, attracts and retains top talent researchers in Canada whose research, in turn, creates long-term social and economic benefits while training the next generation of students and researchers in Canada.”

 

—The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology)

 

“I am very pleased to celebrate the new Canada Research Chairs at the University of Toronto, including promising minds like Dr. Salmena, whose research into new cancer treatments will improve the health and well-being of Canadians. Our government is proud to support science and technology through these chairholders, who solve some of the most pressing scientific, economic and social challenges in our country.”

 

—Bob Dechert, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale and Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Justice

 

“The Canada Research Chairs program plays a key role in maintaining Canada’s international competitiveness in science and technology. The program allows our universities to support the best researchers in a wide array of fields and gives these researchers the tools and resources they need to achieve real progress towards discoveries that have the potential to transform our lives.”

 

— Dr. Alain Beaudet, President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

 

“Whether working to improve treatments for leukemia, promote healthy aging or develop a new generation of high-performance materials, top researchers rely on leading-edge infrastructure to make advances that benefit Canadians. By supporting the CRC Program, the Canada Foundation for Innovation is helping Canada maintain its reputation as a strong magnet that attracts and retains top research talent from around the globe.”

 

—Dr. Gilles Patry, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation

 

“The Canada Research Chairs Program will allow my team to build an infrastructure to conduct excellent science. More importantly, it will allow me have a hand in training the future researchers of Canada.”

 

—Dr. Leonardo Salmena, Canada Research Chair in Signal Transduction and Gene Regulation in Cancer, University of Toronto

Bob Dechert Expresses Support for the Expanded Mission in Iraq and Syria

March 31st, 2015

 

Mississauga, Ontario – Bob Dechert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale issued the following statement expressing his support for the motion in the House of Commons to extend and expand Canada’s mission to counter the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

“I wish to join my colleagues in the Government as well as those of Canadians in support of the ongoing international actions that are being taken to counter the growing threat that ISIL poses to Canada and the world.  I am proud of Canada’s continued role to stop this organization and will continue to support our efforts to work towards lasting peace in Iraq and Syria.”  Said MP Dechert

Unfortunately, MP Dechert was not able to be in Ottawa on Monday to vote for the motion due to the passing of his father.

As a recent Ottawa Citizen article pointed out, MP Dechert has one of the best voting records in the House of Commons attending 99.3 per cent of all votes.

“I would like to extend my profound appreciation and unequivocal support to all members of the Canadian Armed Forces engaged in Operation IMPACT.” Said MP Dechert. “I would also like to thank their families and loved ones.”

MP BOB DECHERT MARKS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

March 8th, 2015

On behalf of the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Bob Dechert for Mississauga-Erindale, today invited Canadians to celebrate International Women’s Day 2015 under Canada’s theme: Strong Women. Strong World: Improving Economic Opportunities for All.

 

International Women’s Day takes place each year on March 8th. It is a time for Canadians to celebrate the progress that has been made toward equality for women and their full participation in all aspects of society.  It is also an opportunity to reflect on the barriers that remain and to take action to overcome them.

 

“On International Women’s Day 2015, we will celebrate the outstanding contributions women make to Canada’s economy and we will reaffirm our commitment to create more opportunities for women to contribute, now and in the future. When women succeed, Canada succeeds.” Said Minister Leitch

 

The Canadian theme of International Women’s Day 2015 – Strong Women. Strong World: Improving Economic Opportunities for All – points to the vital contribution that women make every day to both the domestic and global economy.  It also highlights the importance of ensuring that every woman has the opportunity to help create prosperity, whether as an employee, a professional, a business leader or an entrepreneur.

 

“International Women’s day is an excellent opportunity for all of us to celebrate the achievements of women in so many diverse fields, as well as to reflect on how we can advance equality even further at all levels of our economy.” Said MP Dechert

The Government of Canada is committed to promoting the economic success of all Canadians, including women.  Since 2007, the Government of Canada, through Status of Women Canada, has provided more than $60 million for community-based projects that promote women’s economic security and prosperity. It is also supporting women entrepreneurs with the creation last fall of the Expert Panel on Championing and Mentorship for Women Entrepreneurs.

 

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JOIN US FOR A FREE TAX INFORMATION SESSION!

March 4th, 2015

NEED HELP ENSURING YOU GET EVERYTHING YOU’RE ENTITLED TO?

JOIN US FOR A FREE  TAX INFORMATION SESSION!

 

MP Bob Dechert invites you to a free Tax Information Session to help residents of Mississauga-Erindale ensure they take advantage of all the programs our Government offers which they may be entitled too.  This session will feature tax professionals ,including Stephen Chu, CGA, who will explain the various benefits and programs available to Canadians and who is eligible to receive these benefits.

 

DATE:         SATURDAY MARCH 7, 2015

TIME:          1:30 pm –3:30 pm

LOCATION: STEPHEN LEWIS SECONDARY SCHOOL

3675 THOMAS STREET

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

(IN THE CAFÉ)

 

PLEASE RSVP BY MAIL, EMAIL AT bob.dechert.c1b@parl.gc.ca

or by phone at 905-897-1952

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February 17th, 2015