Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson today shared his family's personal experience with adoption at an event in Calgary and highlighted the Harper Government's continuing support for families through expanded adoption-related tax relief.

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Harper Government Helps Make Adoption More Affordable
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The Government of Canada announced that Canada and the United States (U.S.) are delivering on key Beyond the Border Action Plan commitments related to joint Trusted Traveller and Trusted Trader programs, including the official opening of the eGate pilot project.

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Canada and the U.S. announce Trusted Traveller and Trusted Trader enhancements under Beyond the Border Action Plan
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Through the Economic Action Plan, the Government supports families and individuals by keeping taxes low, better protecting financial consumers, promoting low-cost and secure pension options, and meeting the health care needs of Canadians. Tax relief gives individuals and families greater flexibility to make the choices that are right for them.

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Support for Children and Families
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The Honourable Steven Blaney announced that the NEXUS program has surpassed its one millionth member milestone. Cross the Canada-US border often? Make it simple, use NEXUS.

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NEXUS – Making Crossing the Border Easier and Faster
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The Harper government is investing more than $32 million in funding to Homeward Trust Edmonton to address homelessness in the Edmonton area, including through Housing First, a proven, evidence-based approach to reduce homelessness.

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Harper government invests in Housing First homelessness initiatives in the Edmonton area
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Minister Rickford announced a Call for Proposals is now open for companies to submit applications to benefit from the renewed Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program.

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Minister Rickford announces call for proposals for the next phase of investments in forest products innovation
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  • Harper Government Helps Make Adoption More Affordable
  • Canada and the U.S. announce Trusted Traveller and Trusted Trader enhancements under Beyond the Border Action Plan
  • Support for Children and Families
  • NEXUS – Making Crossing the Border Easier and Faster
  • Harper government invests in Housing First homelessness initiatives in the Edmonton area
  • Minister Rickford announces call for proposals for the next phase of investments in forest products innovation

Jobs and Growth Blog

  • 11 July, 2014

    The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant is a grant of $1,000 offered by the Government of Canada to registered apprentices who have completed their first and/or second year or level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in a designated Red Seal trade.

  • 8 July, 2014

    Cross the Canada-US border often? Make it simple, use NEXUS.

  • 4 July, 2014

    Under Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government continues to provide significant tax relief for Canadian families. This makes it easier for families to make choices that are right for them. And it builds a solid foundation for economic growth, more jobs and higher living standards for Canadians.

  • 1 July, 2014

    Canada is a country full of creative and talented people, who generate $46 billion a year and over 630,000 jobs! With that kind of impact, supporting Canadian culture is supporting Canada's economy.

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