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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.

NEWS RELEASE: Eyking Questions Conservatives Over Avian Flu Outbreak

Posted on December 4, 2014

Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P.
Sydney-Victoria

NEWS RELEASE

December 4th 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria and Liberal Agriculture and Agri-Food critic, Mark Eyking, questioned the Conservative government today seeking answers related to the recent Avian flu outbreak that has spread to several farm operations in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia.

Eyking questioned the Minister in the House of Commons earlier today:

“Mr. Speaker, we recently learned that the avian flu has been detected on several poultry farms in our biggest producing region, the Fraser Valley.
Canada’s poultry industry is so important to farmers and consumers. Thousands of jobs on the farm and in processing depend on it.
Mr. Speaker my question is: what is the scope of the outbreak? What is this government doing to contain it and what are they doing to prevent this disaster from happening again?
How much of the farmers’ losses will the government compensate?”

Following Question Period, Eyking added “Consumers and Canadians want to be assured that our food system is safeguarded. This virus has a potentially devastating impact as we have seen before; this is the 4th outbreak since 2005.” Eyking continued “Yet with continuing cuts to resources available to the CFIA and the Government’s refusal to even audit the human resources of the CFIA to determine its adequacy, concerns such as this have become heightened.”

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NEWS RELEASE: EYKING RECOGNIZES ST. MARY’S POLISH CHURCH

Posted on December 4, 2014

Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P.
Sydney-Victoria

News Release
December 4th, 2014

For Immediate Release

(Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking Rose in the House of Commons today to recognize the contributions and importance of Saint Mary’s Parish.

“Mr. Speaker, on Saturday November 29th fire destroyed St. Mary’s Polish Parish in Whitney Pier, a strong, proud and resilient community in my riding. St. Mary’s was the only Polish church in Atlantic Canada.

It was built by the Polish immigrants who came to Sydney to work in the new steel plant.

Just last year, St. Mary’s celebrated its 100th anniversary; 100 years of providing spiritual guidance and support, not only to the community of Whitney Pier but all over Cape Breton. This past summer I had the opportunity to attend a fund raiser at their community hall for the roof & I’ve seen firsthand the spirit and success of the community.

Parish council president, Tom Urbaniak stated ‘There is a resilience in the spirit of the Polish Cape Bretoners, and in the spirit of the larger community.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize St. Mary’s and its parishioners for their spirit and faith which is very much alive as they persevere during this very difficult time.”

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NEWS RELEASE: EYKING RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF LIBRARIES IN CAPE BRETON

Posted on October 3, 2014

Sydney LibraryNEWS RELEASE

October 3rd, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney Victoria, Mark Eyking, stood in the House of Commons today to recognize the importance of the James McConnell Memorial Library in their efforts to see a new building become a reality in Sydney.

“Mr. Speaker,
I recently had the opportunity to tour the largest library in my riding which was built back in 1960. The James McConnell Memorial Library is the feeder library to 11 other outlets and two book mobiles.
Over 500 people visit the Sydney library every day.
My first visit to a library was when the bookmobile came to our community of Millville. It is a great service to all ages in rural areas.
Some people say that libraries are passé but the need for these facilities has only grown over the years.
The service we receive from our libraries is invaluable. Many people use the library as a place to study, research assignments, and meet for group projects. Whether it’s preschool children or those needing public access to computers, libraries are important.
Our library in Sydney is indeed ready for a new chapter; the other libraries in Cape Breton cannot survive without it. The community and other levels of government are stepping up to the plate & I encourage the federal government to also come forward.
Mr. Speaker, I would like to remind all members of this House to visit your local libraries and see the great things that are happening there.”

NEWS RELEASE: Eyking Questions Conservatives Over PACA Access

Posted on October 2, 2014

 NEWS RELEASE October 2nd 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) Liberal Agriculture & Agri-Food critic, Mark Eyking, questioned the Conservative government today over their failure in […]

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EYKING QUESTIONS MINISTER RAITT OVER FATE OF RAIL LINE

Posted on September 22, 2014

NEWS RELEASE September 22, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney Victoria Mark Eyking questioned Transport Minister Lisa Raitt on the fate […]

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HARPER GOVERNMENT STALLING INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING ACROSS CANADA

Posted on July 29, 2014

News Release July 29th, 2014 For Immediate Release (Sydney, NS) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking continues to question the Harper government’s commitment to infrastructure […]

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NEW RELEASE: EYKING RECOGNIZES NEW WATERFORD VETERANS

Posted on June 16, 2014

Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. Sydney-Victoria News Release June 16th, 2014 For Immediate Release (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking Rose in the […]

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EYKING QUESTIONS MINISTER ON THE FUTURE OF THE CAPE BRETON RAIL SERVICE

Posted on June 12, 2014

Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. Sydney-Victoria News Release June 12th, 2014 For Immediate Release (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking questioned the Conservative […]

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NEWS RELEASE: EYKING IN FRANCE TO COMMEMORATE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

Posted on June 5, 2014

News Release June 5th , 2014 For Immediate Release (Juno Beach, France) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking is in France to attend the Ceremony […]

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NEWS RELEASE: EYKING RECOGNIZES THE MANY YEARS OF SERVICE OF TWO PUBLIC SERVANTS

Posted on May 30, 2014

Hon. Mark Eyking, MP Sydney-Victoria News Release May 30th, 2014 For Immediate Release (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking rose in the house […]

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Constituency Office:
500 Kings Road (Cabot House)
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1S 1B2

Tel: (902) 567-6275
Fax:(902) 564-2479

House of Commons Office:
Room 383
Confederation Building
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Tel. (613) 995-6459
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E-mail: mark.eyking.c1@parl.gc.ca