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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: MP Mark Eyking and YMCA CEO Andre Gallant announce funding for YMCA of Cape Breton.

Posted on December 21, 2016

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

NEWS RELEASE

December 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Sydney, Nova Scotia): The Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament (MP) for Sydney – Victoria announced today in partnership with Andre Gallant, CEO of the YMCA of Cape Breton, $644,543 in federal funding for the YMCA of Cape Breton Youth – Skills Link Project.

“Developing Canada’s youth is a priority. The Youth – Skills Link Project presented by the YMCA of Cape Breton is a concrete example of what we can achieve for youth by working in partnership with organizations across the country. Projects like this one can help put regular paycheques into the reach of those who need it. But more than that, they give young Canadians the chance to change their future for the better,” said Eyking.

The project focuses on strengthening the leadership and life skills of youth in Cape Breton, including hands-on work experience, job search assistance and skills upgrading resources for youth facing barriers to employment. Participants may include youth who are single parents, have disabilities, are newcomers, or live in rural or remote communities.

“We would like to thank the Government of Canada and MP Mark Eyking for the confidence shown in the YMCA to meet needs of youth with employment barriers,” says Gallant. “In a region with chronically high unemployment rates, we need to do everything we can as a community to give tools to succeed. We believe our Youth Skills Link program does exactly that,” said Gallant.

“YMCAs across the country are keenly aware that education and employment are among the top determinants of health. By helping people find meaningful work, we can also help address long-term health outcomes,” said Gallant.
Eyking and Gallant made the announcement at the Sydney YMCA following a tour of the facilities.

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Contact:
Office of the Honourable Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P.
500 Kings Road, Sydney Nova Scotia
Phone: 902-567-6275
Email: mark.eyking.c1@parl.gc.ca

Photo attached (from left to right): Jenna Sheppard (YMCA of Cape Breton), Mark Eyking (MP for Sydney – Victoria) and Andre Gallant (CEO, YMCA of Cape Breton)

NEWS RELEASE: CAPE BRETON’S MP’S PLEASED WITH PRIME MINISTER’S PROVINCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING ANNOUNCEMNT TODAY

Posted on August 16, 2016

News Release

August 16th 2016

For Immediate Release

(Bridgetown, NS) Today, Member of Parliament for Sydney Victoria, Mark Eyking and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton Canso, Rodger Cuzner, said they were pleased with the Prime Minister’s infrastructure funding announcement with millions of dollars for Cape Breton Water/Waste Water & Public Transit.

Our Government is committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will improve our public transit systems, keep our water clean, and strengthen our communities. Today’s announcement that the Federal and Provincial governments have reached a bilateral agreement that will result in more than $238 million being invested in wastewater and public transit projects across the province.

The agreement will ensure that the harbours and rivers across Nova Scotia are pristine, that existing water systems can withstand extreme weather events, and that our children have plenty of safe drinking water.

Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Sanitary sewer pumping facility replacement
$500,000 Federal Funding
$250,000 Provincial Funding
April 3, 2017 Anticipated Start Date

Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Water main rehabilitation
$6,000,000 Federal Funding
$3,000,000 Provincial Funding
April 3, 2017 Anticipated Start Date

Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Storm water inflow and infiltration upgrades
$1,500,000 Federal Funding
$750,000 Provincial Funding
October 3, 2016 Anticipated Start Date

Municipality of the County of Inverness
Mabou sewage treatment plant replacement
$1,016,789 Federal Funding
$508,394 Provincial Funding
September 1, 2016 Anticipated Start Date

Municipality of the County of Inverness
Maple Street/Old Deepdale Road water and sewer extension
$297,424
$148,712 Provincial Funding
September 1, 2016 Anticipated Start Date

Municipality of the County of Inverness
Judique community water storage reservoir installation
$254,197 Provincial Funding
$127,099 Provincial Funding
October 1, 2016 Anticipated Start Date

Municipality of the County of Richmond
Wastewater treatment plant construction
$1,439,095 Federal Funding
$719,548 Provincial Funding
September 1, 2016 Anticipated Start Date

Municipality of the County of Richmond
French Cove waterline extension
$189,318 Federal Funding
$94,659 Provincial Funding
September 1, 2016 Anticipated Start Date

Municipality of the County of Richmond
Toulouse Street sewer extension
$191,430 Federal Funding
$95,715 Provincial Funding
August 1, 2016 Anticipated Start Date

Town of Port Hawkesbury Water system rehabilitation
$2,320,514 Federal Funding
$1,160,257 Provincial Funding
August 1, 2016 Anticipated Start Date

Town of Port Hawkesbury
Tamarac Drive booster station construction
$101,940 Federal Funding
$50,970 Provincial Funding
September 1, 2016 Anticipated Start Date

For Public Transit:

Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Purchase of three conventional buses
$630,000 Federal Funding
$630,000 Municipal Funding
October 1, 2016 Anticipated Start Date

Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Purchase of an accessible bus
$47,244 Federal Funding
$47,244 Municipal Funding
April 1, 2017 Anticipated Start Date

“It hasn’t been a year yet and our government has been getting the infrastructure funding flowing to Cape Breton and this will go a long way in getting much needed work for our trades people.”

The Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria

“Our government is fulfilling their commitment to begin building Canada for the 21st Century and Cape Breton is very much a part of that plan. It is very exciting times for our local trades people.”

Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso

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Link to all projects:

http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2016/08/16/government-canada-and-government-nova-scotia-reach-agreement-under-new-federal

NEWS RELEASE: M.P. Mark Eyking Announces Funding for Small Craft Harbours in Victoria County

Posted on May 26, 2016

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

News Release

May 26th 2016

For Immediate Release

(Sydney, NS) Today, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking, announced an additional $800,000 in Federal funding for two wharfs in Victoria County. This announcement brings the total Federal investment into three wharves in Victoria County to over $3.4 Million between Bay St. Lawrence, Big Bras D’Or & Little River.

“The wharfs are an economic hub in these communities, creating employment on and offshore.” Eyking stated “In many regions tourists are drawn to the fishing wharfs to learn about the fisheries and the surrounding community.” Eyking explained “I believe this announcement reflects the need and interests of fishers in Victoria County; our fishing industry is the economic backbone of many communities, especially in Victoria County.”

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Funding May 2016On Boat May 2016

NEWS RELEASE: Eyking Pushes for Reopening of Sydney Veterans Affairs Office

Posted on May 17, 2016

Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. Sydney-Victoria News Release May 17th 2016 For Immediate Release (Ottawa, ON) Today, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking, questioned the […]

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Government of Canada Creates Cape Breton Regional Municipality Foreign Trade Zone Point

Posted on May 14, 2016

NEWS RELEASE May 14, 2016 – Sydney, N.S. Today, the Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister […]

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HOUSE OF COMMONS STANDING COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE TO HOLD PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IN MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC CITY, WINDSOR AND TORONTO

Posted on May 6, 2016

Standing Committee on International Trade House of Commons For immediate release NEWS RELEASE HOUSE OF COMMONS STANDING COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE TO HOLD PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON […]

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News Release: Eyking says “Federal Government has Committed to Help Fort McMurray through their Disaster”

Posted on May 5, 2016

Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. Sydney-Victoria News Release May 5th, 2016 For Immediate Release (Ottawa, ON) Today, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Mark Eyking, reiterated the […]

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News Release: Seniors in Sydney-Victoria have the opportunity to participate in a new project benefiting many in their community

Posted on April 28, 2016

Hon. Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. Sydney-Victoria News Release April 28th, 2016 For Immediate Release Seniors in Sydney-Victoria have the opportunity to participate in a new project […]

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News Release: M.P. Mark Eyking “Budget 2016 Bodes Well for Cape Breton”

Posted on March 23, 2016

News Release March 23rd, 2016 For Immediate Release (Ottawa, ON) Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria Mark Eyking reacted after the budget was released in Ottawa yesterday. […]

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News Release: CANADIANS ARE INVITED TO SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)

Posted on March 11, 2016

NEWS RELEASE CANADIANS ARE INVITED TO SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP) Ottawa, March 10, 2016 – On February 16th, 2016, the House of […]

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