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We are currently in the final days of debate on Budget 2016. What we now know is that the deficit the Liberals promised in their election campaign has already ballooned and that’s before any infrastructure money has been delivered.   Not only will they commit Canadians to a $30 Billion shortfall this year, but this plan sets us down the path of more than $150 Billion in deficit spending over the next 5 years.  This is not what Canadians voted for.
The previous Conservative Government introduced legislation that mandated balanced budgets be the law. This Government’s revocation of the balanced budget legislation is a betrayal of the middle class, who understand that if we are not willing to control spending, taxes will eventually have to go up to pay for the money borrowed today.
Canadian families are going to be left footing the $30 billion bill for the Liberals` out-of-control spending.
Canada’s Conservatives will demand a real plan to create jobs, fight to keep more money in the pockets of hardworking Canadians, and push the Liberals to live within their means and not borrow billions of dollars the country doesn’t have.
We know the recipe for job creation: low taxes, low red tape, open competition, free trade, successful businesses and responsible spending of taxpayer money. That’s what the government should focus on and we will hold them accountable.
The Parliamentary Calendar is approaching summer recess however; things have not slowed down in Ottawa.
In the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage we have heard from witnesses on a variety of topics:  Media and Local Communities, Bill C-210 regarding the national anthem and the Olympics and Paralympics.  To view the links to those meetings and the testimony given please visit my web site.
While there, you can follow my activities in the Chamber by viewing links to my speeches and statements.
My Private Member’s bill is due to receive 2nd hour of debate in September.  The Liberal Government has indicated they will not support this important piece of legislation so I invite you to sign a petition urging the passage of Bill C-241, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (school authorities) your support can make a difference.  You can find the link to this petition on my web site.
I value your input so please feel free to drop me a note and share your thoughts.
Kevin Waugh, MP
Saskatoon - Grasswood


PMB Petition
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CPAC Interview Bill C-210
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Update on Bill C-210 (National Anthem)
On June 1st, The House voted on Bill C-210, MP Mauril Bélanger’s private members bill, which aims to make the national anthem gender-neutral by replacing the line in the English version “in all thy sons command” with “in all of us command.” The Bill passed and was swiftly moved to The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage the following morning for study.

As Deputy Critic for Canadian Heritage and National Historic Sites I am deeply concerned about the speed at which this bill is moving. Many Canadians are likely unaware of the progress of this bill. We are proceeding at record speed with this bill to the detriment of proper procedure and consultation.

Above is my interview with CPAC following the Heritage Committee meeting last week.
Above Left and Right: Attending the Canadian Gas Association Reception in Ottawa. I had the opportunity to meet with Tim Egan, President and CEO of the Canadian Gas Association. They do a lot of work in Saskatchewan.
Above Left: An evening at the 3rd Annual Palestine Day on the Hill.
Above Right: At a Heritage committee meeting with guests from the Canadian Newspaper Association, John Hinds and Bob Cox along with Bernard Lord Wireless.
Saskatchewan Rush
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Above:  Wishing the Saskatchewan Rush good luck in the House last Friday.  Congratulations on a well deserved win!
Above Left: Attending Ukrainian Day on the Hill. I am on the bottom right in the photo
Above Right: A great event with the Canadian Libraries Association. Good to connect with Cindy Bretell of Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Above: Meeting with Turkish Ambassador Selcuk Unal and Omer Al-Kahib. A great meeting as Saskatchewan exports pulse crops to Turkey.
Guided tours of Centre Block: Visitors can tour the Senate, Library and House of Commons and learn about the history and operations of  government in Canada. A special exhibit in the Library highlights the 100th anniversary of the fire of 1916.
Guided tours of East Block: From July 2 to September 7, visitors will have the opportunity to explore four heritage rooms restored to their appearance in 1872.
Self-guided tours: Visitors have access to the Peace Tower observation deck and Memorial Chamber, where guides offer informal interpretation about the Peace Tower and its history, as well as Canada’s military contributions, focusing on the Books of Remembrance.
All tours are free. For more information please visit:
Above Left and Right: Attending a citizenship ceremony at TCU place in May. Congratulations to all new Canadians and welcome to Canada!
Above Left: Decoration Day at Woodlawn cemetery, honouring those who gave their lives to serve our country.
Above Right: The 56th 702 Lynx Squadron Annual Review for the inspection and March Past
Bottom Left: With my MLA and Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan, serving Saskatoon-South-East
Bottom Right: Attending the Saskatchewan Mining Association Event. Congratulations to all of the winners including Ken Worobec of Cameco winning Emergency Response Person of the Year, as well as Congratulations to PotashCorp Patience Lake (pictured)  and Lanigan for their wins tonight!
Above Left and Right: Congratulations to Geoff Waugh (Kevin`s son) on his graduation from the University of Lethbridge! Geoff with his mom and Kevin`s wife, Ann.
Above: With the late Dr. Owen`s wife, Jacqueline, unveiling a beautiful memorial for Dr. Owens.

Equal Voice is inviting young women ages 18-23 to be one of 338 who will take their seats in parliament. One woman from each federal riding will be chosen. I invite you to apply to this program to represent Saskatchewan and Saskatoon-Grasswood.  Please see the link for more information, and the application form!

The deadline for applications in June 15, 2016.

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The YMCA has partnered with the federal government for many years in the delivery of two national youth exchange initiatives that bring youth together from across the country to improve their understanding of a different region, develop a stronger attachment to the country and learn to appreciate the diversity in Canada.  These programs are made possible through the financial support of the Government of Canada.  With that support, over 32,000 youth have participated over the last 16 years.
The YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange Program
For youth 16 to 17 to improve their second language skills while gaining important employment experiences through a job placement.   For more information go to: or call 1-877-639-9987.
The YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada Program
For groups of 10 to 30 participants between 12 and 17.  Same-age groups from another province or territory take turns staying in each other’s communities for at least five days.  For more information go to: or call 1-877-639-9987.
Join in the most celebrated Metis Festival in North America. This celebration is July 14-17, 2016 and has been enjoyed for nearly 50 years by Metis people from across North America.  Discover the wonderful culture and music of the Metis people at this family-oriented, drug and alcohol free event that is open to everyone. Camp under the stars or reserve an electrical site.  For more information visit:
The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 6000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.  At a recent ceremony Mr. Cross was recognized for his achievements as a pioneer in Saskatchewan’s biotechnology industry and for his extensive civic engagement.  Congratulations!
May 31st, 2016 marked the 36th anniversary of the tragic loss of Saskatoon Fire Fighters’ Victor James Budz and Dennis Aron Guenter, during the Queen’s Hotel fire on May 31st, 1980. The Saskatoon Downtown Business Improvement District and Saskatoon Professional Firefighter’s IAFF Local 80 unveiled a plaque in memory of Victor Budz and Dennis Guenter, on the site of the Queen’s Hotel, which is now the Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon.

Kevin’s staff attended this event in his absence as he was busy representing Saskatoon-Grasswood in Ottawa.

The Brain Injury Association of Canada, its partners and community of survivors, caregivers and health professionals, have designated June as National Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. The goal is to increase general awareness across Canada of the effects and causes of acquired brain injury.
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Suite 5 - 2720 - 8th Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7H 0V8

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