Kent Hehr

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Calgary Centre

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

2019

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

 

2018

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

 

2017

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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