Justice Partnership and Innovation Programs

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise the launch of a call for proposals for projects that assist victims of intimate partner violence to access and navigate the family justice system, and that improve justice system responses to this type of violence. ... Full Article

New Amendments to Improve Safety at Grade Crossings

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise that Transport Canada has announced new amendments to Grade Crossings Regulations. Amendments to the Regulations will preserve the core safety objectives while providing financial relief to public and private ... Full Article

MP Soroka Comments on the Speech from the Throne

The 32-minute Speech from the Throne was more or less a repeat of the Liberals’ major platform promises focusing on the economic recovery from COVID-19, reconciliation, and climate change, reiterating the Liberals’ electoral promises. The political priorities announced by the Liberal ... Full Article

AgriRecovery Funding

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced $100 million in AgriRecovery funding to further support farmers facing continued extreme weather due to the drought and wildfires. This funding is designed to match all ... Full Article

Consultations on Reducing Credit Card Transaction Fees

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that the Department of Finance Canada is launching consultations with the aim of lowering the cost of doing business by reducing credit card transaction fees. These savings will allow small and medium-sized businesses ... Full Article

Alberta-Based Small and Medium Sized Technology Companies

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has announced a $5 million investment under the Regional Innovation Ecosystem (RIE) program to increase access to supports and resources for Alberta-based small- and ... Full Article

Canada Community Building Fund

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that as of June 29, 2021, the Gas Tax Fund has been renamed the Canada Community-Building Fund. As of this year, fire halls and fire stations infrastructure are now eligible under the program. Further information can be ... Full Article

Rural Transit Solutions Fund

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead would like to inform constituents of the Rural Transit Solutions Fund in the amount of $250 million. This funding is available over five years beginning in 2021 and will support the development of locally driven and transit solutions by ... Full Article

Business Supports Extended to Support Stronger Economic Recovery

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise the following extensions of support measures for Canadians and Canadian businesses: 1) Extending the eligibility period for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support until ... Full Article

Canada Student Financial Assistance Program (CSFA)

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that students under the new Canada Student Financial Assistance Program (CSFA),will have access to direct financial support through the form of Canada Student Grants (CSG), Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice ... Full Article