Statement on the Resignation of Minister Flaherty
It is with mixed emotions that I learned about the resignation of my friend, the Honourable Jim Flaherty, from his position as Canada’s Minister of Finance.
Crisis in Ukraine
My office has received many messages of concern regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. I would like to provide all those who are interested with detailed information about our government’s response to this crisis.
Federal Gas Tax Fund Calculator
Access financial figures and project information that will give you a complete picture of how money from the Gas Tax Fund is being invested in Edmonton - Leduc.
Marking the One Year Anniversary of the Passage of Bill C-311
June 28, 2013 marks the one year anniversary of this important piece of legislation receiving Royal Assent.
House of Commons April 2013 Legislative Report
James' office has prepared a full Legislative Report that summarizes the legislation introduced by the government during the 41st Parliament.
Join us on Facebook
James has a new Facebook page, and it is a great place to get more information about the work James is doing in Edmonton-Leduc and in Ottawa. Be sure to 'like' the page to get regular updates.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipients
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to commemorate the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. I was very proud to be a part of the ceremony awarding these medals to deserving recipients in the riding of Edmonton-Leduc.
Issues: Where your tax dollars go
During 2011-12, the federal government had expenses totaling $271.4 billion. Payments that go directly to persons, to provincial and territorial governments, and to other organizations are called “transfers.” Transfers are the largest category of government spending. They made up about 59 cents of each tax dollar spent ($159.7 billion).
News Release: Budget 2013 - Canada's Economic Action Plan
James Rajotte, M.P. today welcomed the new federal budget - Economic Action Plan 2013 – and its continued focus on job creation, economic growth, and long-term prosperity. The Plan, which will see Canada return to balanced budgets in 2015, keeps federal taxes at their lowest level in 50 years.
Budget 2013 Website
Our government remains focused on what matters to Canadians—jobs and economic growth, and ensuring Canada’s economic advantage today will translate into the long-term prosperity of tomorrow.
Issues: Bill S-7 -- The Combating Terrorism Act
The first priority of the Government of Canada is to protect Canada and the safety and security of Canadians at home and abroad. Bill S-7 would amend the Criminal Code to ensure that Canada has the tools it needs to combat crime and terrorism and protect its citizens.
News Release: Minister Ritz and MP Rajotte meet with Farmers in Leduc
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz met with farmers in the Leduc area today to get their input on agriculture policies and to discuss ideas to generate future growth and economic prosperity. Member of Parliament James Rajotte (Edmonton-Leduc) hosted the roundtable discussion.
Issues: Tax Relief Provided by the Conservative Government Since 2006
An extensive list of the numerous tax relief measures introduced by our government in budgets and non-budget initiatives.