It is an honour to serve as your Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria and I have been humbled by your support over the past number of years. This website will give you information on the work I do in Cape Breton and in Ottawa, including how to contact me should you need assistance. My office can help with federal government programs and services such as Canada Pensions, Employment insurance, immigration, passport applications, student loans, special occasion certificates, and much more.
I look forward to continuing our work toward a better future for Cape Breton and a stronger more prosperous Canada.
Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P.
February 5th, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Sydney, NS) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking said Parks Canada has decided to withdraw the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) for the Never Forgotten War Memorial project that was proposed for Green Cove in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, essentially giving the project the red light.
Eyking stated “Parks Canada announced today there were too many key elements outstanding to allow the project to move forward in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. My position has always been that I supported the idea of the project as long as it met all the criteria, and the private funding needed was in place.”
Mr. Eyking further stated “I commend Mr. Trigiani and The Never Forgotten National Memorial Foundation for their dedication and hard work in trying to make such a large investment in our region. I hope going forward that they will consider another location in Cape Breton to commemorate the many Canadian Men and Women that lost their lives overseas.”
Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P.
February 4th 2016
For Immediate Release
(Ottawa, ON) Today, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking, was officially elected Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade.
The Trade Committee deals with international trade agreements & policies. It also deals with international investment & global competition affecting Canadian businesses & consumers.
Eyking previously participated on many international committees such as Foreign Affairs, Trade & Agriculture. Before becoming a Member of Parliament, Eyking as a farmer did extensive trade throughout the Americas.
Eyking stated “I feel with the finishing up of the European Trade agreement & being in the midst of the trans-pacific partnership, this is going to be a very important & active committee.” Eyking added “These trade agreements, if done properly, have many opportunities for us.”
Ottawa, ON – Liberal Agriculture critic Mark Eyking stated that a Liberal government would defend Canadian fruit and vegetable producers by resolving the entirely avoidable dispute with the United States over its Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).
Canadian fruit & vegetable growers used to enjoy special access to PACA, a low-cost dispute resolution system for perishable goods, which ensured prompt payment for exports to American customers. However, their access was revoked a year ago after the Conservatives failed to create a comparable system in the Canadian market.
“The Conservatives neglected over 27,000 producers in our fresh fruit and vegetable industry. Their inaction put our Canadian producers of fresh fruits and vegetables at risk of non-payment for sales to the US, even though a single instance of non-payment could be enough to force one of our many small producers out of business,” said Eyking. “It is unacceptable that, despite months of warnings, the government dragged its heels and still has not resolved this dispute.”
In consultation with industry leaders, including the Canadian Horticultural Council & the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), a Liberal government would create a comparable mechanism in Canada and work with the United States to reinstate the access that our fruit and vegetable exporters had under PACA. This will ensure payment for Canadian horticulture producers from companies who become insolvent or are slow to pay their bills, at no cost to taxpayers. Resolving this dispute is crucial for the sector, whose trade in fresh produce with the US is worth over a billion dollars a year.
“When farmers work hard to grow products, process them and send them to a customer, they expect to be paid. Liberals will support our producers and grow the sector by restoring access to PACA.”
Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. Sydney-Victoria NEWS RELEASE June 10th 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking, made a statement […]
Hon. Mark Eyking, MP Sydney-Victoria News Release May 25th, 2015 For Immediate Release (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking questioned the Conservative Government […]
Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. Sydney-Victoria NEWS RELEASE May 7th 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria Mark Eyking was honoured to […]
Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. Sydney-Victoria News Release April 24th, 2015 For Immediate Release (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking questioned the Conservative […]
Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. Sydney-Victoria NEWS RELEASE April 22nd 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) — Liberal Agriculture & Agri-Food Critic, Mark Eyking, introduced Motion […]
Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. Sydney-Victoria NEWS RELEASE April 21st 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria Mark Eyking reacted after the […]
NEWS RELEASE March 25th 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria Mark Eyking made a statement in the House of Commons today […]
500 Kings Road (Cabot House)
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 567-6275
House of Commons Office:
Tel. (613) 995-6459
Fax. (613) 995-2963