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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: Conservative Infrastructure Cuts Could Leave Cape Breton High and Dry

Posted on March 27, 2014

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

NEWS RELEASE

March 27th 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Ottawa, ON) The federal infrastructure numbers that have just been released could leave CBRM and Victoria County’s plans in jeopardy. It has been revealed that the Building Canada Fund will plunge from its existing level of about $1.7-billion per year, down to a meagre $210-million in 2014-15. It will stay at that reduced amount for 2015-16. That’s a cut over the next two years of close to $3-billion. And it’s not projected to get back to its current annual value until after 2019.

The attached graph makes this point very clearly.

Cons infrastructure hole

You can see the huge infrastructure hole that the Conservatives have created.

And remember, everything to the right-hand side of that hole is not locked in. One also has to consider that this is the total available money for all municipalities across this country; special projects like high-speed rail, subways, and major border bridges will be taken out of it.

Eyking questioned the Government in the House on October 24th 2013 about infrastructure money, they responded that “small communities in Canada will have ample opportunity to ensure that they can move forward with them, so I would encourage the member to tell his people to have shovel-ready projects ready.” http://openparliament.ca/debates/2013/10/24/mark-eyking-1/

“Cape Breton communities have done the homework, their projects are shovel ready, where is the federal government’s commitment because tenders must go out now to get the work done this year.” Eyking continued “I’m concerned that many municipalities across Canada are going to be in shock to find out that the federal government is not going to step up with its share.”

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NEWS RELEASE: EYKING REACTS TO DECOMMISSIONING OF ECBC

Posted on March 19, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

March 19th 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Sydney, NS) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria Mark Eyking reacted upon hearing that ACOA is taking over the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation.

“The decommissioning of ECBC is another Conservative hit on Cape Breton. Although the Harper government assured us that they will not be closing ECBC, that is exactly what they have done. They are trying to spin a positive outcome with the closure by merging the office with ACOA,” Eyking said, “but the reality is that our local regional development agency is going to lose local input and local design programs. ECBC was its own crown corporation with its own mandate especially for developing Cape Breton; because of our high unemployment and our unique challenges, having input from the local board of directors allowed many of our initiatives to be successful such as the Celtic Colours International Music Festival, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre and the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion to name a few.” Eyking continued “Furthermore, most of our small community initiatives are done in partnership with ECBC. Minister Moore and the Conservative Government may try to put a positive spin on this, but the reality is we are losing a key component to our economic revitalization. When you add up the cuts to Employment Insurance, Veterans Affairs, Canada Post and now ECBC, it truly shows the conservative government has no interest in helping areas like Cape Breton move forward.” Eyking stated

NEWS RELEASE: CONSERVATIVES MUST ACT NOW OR FARMERS WILL GO BUST

Posted on March 4, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

March 4th 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Ottawa, ON) Liberal Agriculture & Agri-Food critic, Mark Eyking, questioned the Conservative government today over their failed Fair Rail Freight Service Act. Since there are only two sitting days remaining before a two-week suspension, the Conservatives must immediately introduce legislation to help farmers through this crisis. This can be done fairly easily by putting in the amendments that were part of the original Rail Act, Bill C-52.

“The western premiers and the agriculture community are demanding federal action on the grain crisis – so let’s get it done.” Eyking stated

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

“Mr. Speaker, there is a $5-billion disaster in the Canadian grains industry. It’s not the farmers’ fault. It’s the utter failure of the Conservative government’s rail Bill, C-52. The law must be amended to better define railway services, to measure proper performance, and to compensate farmers with liquidated damages when the railways fail. Liberal amendments to C-52 would have fixed these mistakes. Why did the Minister & the Western Conservative MPs vote against these changes?”

“I don’t expect the Conservative government to admit to their failed legislation they put in place last year; what I do expect is that they will introduce legislation to help our farmers and the communities they live in right now.” Eyking added

NEWS RELEASE: EYKING RAISES CONCERNS OVER PED VIRUS IN FEED

Posted on February 19, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY February 19th 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) Liberal Agriculture & Agri-Food critic, Mark Eyking, raised concerns about the recent revelations that the PED […]

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EYKING REACTS TO BUDGET 2014

Posted on February 11, 2014

NEWS RELEASE February 11th 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria Mark Eyking reacted after the budget was released in Ottawa today. […]

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NEWS RELEASE: TRUDEAU AND CAPE BRETON MPS WILL KEEP VETERANS OFFICES OPEN

Posted on January 28, 2014

NEWS RELEASE January 28th 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) Cape Breton MP’s Rodger Cuzner and Mark Eyking with their Leader Justin Trudeau were joined in […]

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Canada Summer Jobs deadline changed for 2014

Posted on December 5, 2013

Notice to all Employers, Canada Summer Jobs grant applications for 2014 are now being accepted by Service Canada. The deadline to submit applications is January 31st, 2014. Employers […]

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NEWS RELEASE: EYKING RECOGNIZES BRAVERY MEDAL RECIPIENTS IN HOUSE TODAY

Posted on December 5, 2013

*photo of MP Eyking, Francis Marshall, Joey Sylvester, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston & Len MacIntyre* NEWS RELEASE December 5, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE […]

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Eyking states Conservatives are Letting Farmers Down

Posted on November 27, 2013

NEWS RELEASE November 27th 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa,ON) Liberal Agriculture & Agri-Food Critic, Mark Eyking, said the Conservative Government is letting down farmers that are […]

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Harper Government Must Step Up For Leamington

Posted on November 16, 2013

Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. Sydney-Victoria NEWS RELEASE   November 16, 2013   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) Liberal agriculture & agri-food critic, Mark Eyking, says […]

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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
Fax. (613) 995-2963

E-mail: mark.eyking.c1@parl.gc.ca