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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 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

questioning minister rait 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 providing a reciprocal payment protection program for American producers, comparable to what the United States had offered to Canadian producers. Until now, Canadian exporters have had the same rights as Americans suppliers to recover payments quickly and efficiently if a buyer refuses to pay or declares bankruptcy with unpaid bills. Today it was revealed that Canada’s special access to the U.S. Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) has been revoked. Due to the Conservatives inaction, this will have a serious impact on the industry and Canadian consumers of fresh fruit and vegetables.

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

“Mr. Speaker,

Our trading of fresh produce with the United States is worth 1.6 billion dollars. It is critical for our farmers and consumers alike.

The Conservatives have already failed with Country of Origin Labelling with the U.S., costing our livestock industry billions.

The U.S. has been warning Canada that it will lose its special privileges with trading fresh produce if Canada does not treat them equal.

Today it was revealed that we are no longer protected under their Perishable Commodities Act.

Why did the Agriculture Minister let this happen and how is he going to fix it?”

 

“Our neighbors in the U.S. have been warning us for months about PACA, yet the current government continues to drag their heels in providing an equal dispute resolution program. Canada’s track record in establishing a positive working relationship with our U.S. counterparts has once again failed under this Conservative government” Eyking added

EYKING QUESTIONS MINISTER RAITT OVER FATE OF RAIL LINE

Posted on September 22, 2014
MP Eyking attending the Cape Breton Rail Rally in Sydney on Saturday, September 20th

MP Eyking attending the Cape Breton Rail Rally in Sydney on Saturday, September 20th

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 of the rail line.

“Mr. Speaker, this past weekend I attended a rally in support of the Cape Breton rail line. The rally demonstrated the importance of keeping our rail open. Many companies with over 500 employees, generating millions into our economy depend on it and it is essential for future development of Sydney harbor. Mr. Speaker the Minister of Transport has stated in this house that her government will assist in keeping the rail open. Next month the company who currently operates the rail will give notice that it will cease operations.

Time is running out. Where is this government’s promised help?”

After Question Period M.P. Eyking said “The Minister’s answer is unacceptable. In the Spring she said the federal government would do what it can to keep the rail line open. Now today we hear the minister state that the federal government is not going to be involved in keeping the rail open. We see this government helping other short rail lines remain open in other parts of Canada, we should be seeing the same here.”

 

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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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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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