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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.

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 spending this year as the window on this construction season is quickly closing.

“I can’t help but think that they are doing this for partisan reasons; the government seems to be gearing up early for next year’s federal election. The Building Canada Fund is being rolled out frustratingly slowly.

The President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities stated: There are serious gaps in the New Build Canada Fund and these gaps must be addressed. The President further states that the New funds rules also reduce local flexibility by eliminating core infrastructure categories from eligibility such as local roads.

It was a year ago that the government announced this new infrastructure fund in the Throne Speech. I asked a question in the House of Commons last Fall regarding this new fund and was told to get your municipalities to cost out projects and to be shovel ready.

This spring, after the federal budget, I told the Minister that we have our projects shovel ready. The CBRM along with other municipalities are finding out the rules and road blocks in this new program are causing the much needed work to be held up.

Liberal Critic for Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, David McGuinty said “The Building Canada Fund has been slashed by almost 90% yet the Conservatives are trying to deny it. Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel repeatedly promised that federal funding from the Building Canada Fund would not miss this summer’s construction season, yet internal documents clearly show that is exactly what is happening.”

The Harper Government is letting down municipalities across Canada.
For more information on the FCM comments see link bellow:

http://www.fcm.ca/home/media/news-releases/2014/statement-by-fcm-president-on-serious-flaws-in-the-design-of-the-new-building-canada-fund.htm

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 House of Commons today to recognize five veterans from Cape Breton that were awarded the highest honour by the French government.

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize five veterans in my riding and members of the Allan MacDonald Memorial Legion Branch 15 in New Waterford.
Stanley Stepaniak, Joseph Meagher, Joseph Petrie, Marshall Desveaux , and Horace Lovell were recently awarded the highest Medal of Honour by the French Government in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. This honour is bestowed upon all those who helped liberate France in WWII between June 6th & August 31st, 1944.
I had the honour of attending the D-Day celebrations in Normandy earlier this month and witnessed firsthand the out pouring of support from French citizens. I also took part in a ceremony on Juno Beach where French school children give us sand to take home as a memento.

Many of those killed in the invasion were Cape Breton Highlanders. As Canadians and Cape Bretoners we are very proud of what these young men and women did for us and our county.
I ask this House to join me in giving thanks to all those who served. We will be forever grateful to them.”

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 government on the future of the Cape Breton rail service. Eyking asked if the government will assist in keeping the rail service operating as Cape Breton works on the development of the Port of Sydney.

“Mr. Speaker, it has been recently announced that a very important rail service in Cape Breton may be discontinued. The Minister of Transport has been actively involved in rail issues elsewhere in Canada. Will the Minister work with the provincial government to save this vital rail service in Cape Breton?” Eyking asked

“I feel the federal government can also play a significant role in working with the province to maintain the rail lines.” Eyking said after question period

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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NEWS RELEASE: CONSERVATIVES UNDERMINING SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

Posted on May 28, 2014

NEWS RELEASE May 28th 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa, ON) Liberal Agriculture & Agri-Food critic, Mark Eyking, questioned the Conservative government today over their inadequate safeguards […]

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NEWS RELEASE: EYKING QUESTIONS MINISTER ON DIVESTITURE OF SYDNEY HARBOUR BOTTOM

Posted on May 5, 2014

Hon. Mark Eyking, MP Sydney-Victoria News Release May 5th, 2014 For Immediate Release (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking questioned the Conservative Government […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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