Kent Hehr

Your member of parliament for

Calgary Centre

Kent Hehr

Your member of parliament for

Calgary Centre


News Releases

Below are some highlights of our Liberal government’s announcements and news related to Calgary.


June 21: New affordable homes for Calgarians

June 3: New NAFTA deal is good for Canadian energy

May 23: Investing in women’s organizations in Calgary 

May 22: Investing in new cannabis research and public awareness

May 21: Reader Rock Garden now a National Historic Site

May 21: Increasing access to paid work experience for post-secondary students with the Successful Student Work Placement Program

May 15: Strengthening Alberta’s airport infrastructure resistance to climate change 

May 8: Investing $8 million for Calgary-based MEG Energy

May 4: Minister Ng announced investments in export promotion and women entrepreneurs in Alberta

May 3: Donating surplus Coast Guard helicopter to SAIT

April 25: Government of Canada Announces Unique Geothermal Project in Alberta

March 25: Minister Morneau takes Investing in the Middle Class Budget to Calgary

March 19: STARS helicopters to get $65 million in new funding via federal budget

March 13: Our Liberal government supporting climate action by the City of Calgary

February 14: Grant for YWCA Banff housing project

February 11: Funding to promote healthy relationships to prevent teen dating violence

January 25: Investing in Waterton Lakes National Park Post-Kenow Wildfire Recovery

January 22: Improving accessibility for persons with disabilities

January 4: Supporting visible minority newcomer women in Calgary



December 18: Housing help for Calgary women in crisis

December 13: Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of Alberta

November 27: Minister Morneau in Calgary to Discuss Fall Economic Statement and investing in middle class jobs

November 22: More affordable housing for families in Calgary

November 15: Funding to extend Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route to ease commutes in Calgary 

November 14: Helping innovative companies in Alberta grow and compete

October 22: Minister Ng concludes Small Business Week cross-country tour

October 16: Tourism ministers commit to building on momentum of fast-growing sector

October 4: Innovative initiative will connect Calgary’s tech talent to well-paying jobs

September 27: Commemorating Central Memorial Park and Library National Historic Site

September 12: Supporting a Calgary 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid

September 10: Federal funds for Sikh Society of Calgary help improve security from hate-motivated crimes 

September 6: City launches driverless shuttle pilot to test autonomous vehicle technology

August 28: Canada Invests in Next-Generation Smart Grid Technology

August 27: University of Calgary launches wearable tech program as demand for graduates explodes

August 24: Providing assistance to vulnerable women in Calgary

August 20: Talking competitiveness with Calgary business leaders

August 10: Transport Canada supports projects to prepare Canada for connected and automated vehicles

July 8: Announcing support in Calgary Stampede Investment Forum

July 6: Minister Bennett takes part in the Opening of Indian Village at Calgary Stampede

July 6: Funding $50 million toward Airport Trail expansion project in Calgary

July 5: Canada supports community hub to improve the lives of women and their families in Calgary

July 5: City readies site of new YWCA Hub in Inglewood

June 7: Transport Canada supports projects to prepare Canada for connected and automated vehicles

May 30: Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project — Participant Funding Allocated

May 30: Investing in Canada’s National Interest: Minister Morneau Speaks to Calgary Chamber of Commerce

May 15: Historic Federal Investment Expands Calgary’s Public Transit System

April 27: Calgary benefits from significant investments in cultural infrastructure

April 11: University of Calgary receives federal funding for state-of-the-art research equipment

April 10: Government of Canada funded opportunities for youth in Calgary

April 4: Canada and Alberta invest in infrastructure to power Calgary’s art scene

March 29: Supporting the Creation of a Bid Corporation for Potential Calgary 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid

March 7: Minister Morneau brings Budget 2018 call to action on gender equality to Calgary

March 2: Ministers responsible for Immigration and the Canadian Francophonie announce joint Action Plan for Increasing Francophone Immigration

February 19: Trade diversification benefiting Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador

February 8: Government of Canada supports Alberta firm through Build in Canada Innovation Program

February 5: Clean resources industry leader joins expert group to advise on new business opportunities and jobs

January 26: UCalgary receives $29 million in government support

January 25: Government of Canada announces $50 million investment in innovative health research

January 25: UCalgary genomics researchers receive government support

January 24: Government of Canada partners with SAIT and industry on energy efficiency project

January 22: Investing in arts training projects in Alberta



December 18: Preventing radicalization in Calgary gets $1.3 million boost from Ottawa

November 28: Three U of C projects selected for NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience program

November 17: Funding for the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary

November 16: Investing $5.7 million in research to improve health services for cancer patients

November 14: Government of Canada invests in clean energy technology to reduce methane emissions

November 8: Shopify Founder and CEO joins industry leaders shaping Canada’s future economic growth

October 13: $20M in federal funding for health, science research

September 29: Industry leaders shaping Canada’s future economic growth

August 24: Calgary’s National Music Centre gets $5 million from Ottawa for final phase

August 19: Government of Canada commemorates 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

July 10: Naming ceremony marks start of construction on Southwest section of Calgary Ring Road

July 7: The Opening of the Indian Village at Calgary Stampede

June 17: Minister Sajjan delivers remarks at Calgary’s Breakfast on the Bridge

June 14: CRTC grants five new radio licences to better serve Indigenous people in urban areas

June 5: Government of Canada to commemorate 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

May 29: Government of Canada launches Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

May 26: Minister MacAulay discusses key agricultural issues with Alberta Stakeholders

May 25: Canada 150: Calgary will be at the heart of the celebrations

April 21: The Government of Canada increases support for mental health services by funding an expansion to the Carewest Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic

March 27: Budget 2017 brings a real and fair chance at success to Calgary

March 27: CRTC public hearing for radio licensing to serve urban Aboriginal communities

March 15: Minister Lebouthillier commends the recipients of The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

March 3: Government supports project that could make CO2 a viable commercial resource

February 24: Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project — Federal Funding Available

January 19: The 150th Anniversary of Confederation: Calgary will be at the heart of the celebration with $600,000 in federal funding

January 17: Government of Canada invests $2.7 million in Calgary’s community infrastructure


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