Peel Police search for missing 63-year-old Stanley Heaslip

July 25, 2014

Missing Person HEASLIP

Investigators from the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 63 year-old male who is missing from Mississauga.

Stanley Heaslip was last seen leaving his residence on Joseph Street, Mississauga, at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Stanley Heaslip is described as white, 5’ 4” tall, 150 pounds with blue eyes and short salt and pepper hair. He wears prescription glasses. He was operating a 1990 Chev GM4 pickup truck, black, with Ontario License OK1353.

Family and investigators are becoming increasingly concerned for Stanley Heaslip’s well-being due to the fact that this is unusual behaviour for him.

To view a photograph of Stanley Heaslip, please visit www.peelpolice.ca.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Stanley Heaslipis asked to call the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 1133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.

***UPDATE***

Monday, July 28, 2014  – Investigators from the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance in locating a missing 63 year-old male from Mississauga.

Stanley Heaslip was last seen leaving his residence on Joseph Street, Mississauga, at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Stanley Heaslip was located earlier today in the Hamilton area.

PM’s 24/7 episode for the week of July 17 – July 23, 2014

July 25, 2014

Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Roundtable

July 14, 2014

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In April, our Government introduced a landmark piece of legislation to create a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights. This is historic: for the first time in Canadian history, victims will have clear, statutory rights at the federal level.

Specifically, the Victims Bill of Rights would provide rights to more information about victims services and programs and their case; to protection at all stages of the criminal justice process; to participation so that their voices are better heard; and restitution so that justice is done.

These reforms come as a result of an extensive process where we reached out to Canadians for their opinion, including through an online public consultation and a cross-country series of roundtables Justice Minister Peter MacKay held in every province and territory to consult with victims on how the federal government could better address the needs of victims of crime all while giving them a move effective voice in the criminal justice system.

During these consultations, many victims asked why the tragic impacts of crime on their lives, families, and property were not given greater prominence. Some were frustrated at not having been provided with information about court dates or plea negotiations, or not feeling properly protected. Their candour was heartfelt and invaluable. And it was clear that they weren’t only thinking of their own experience—they were telling their stories on behalf of other victims. Their primary motivation was to improve the justice system for all.

A study released in 2011 by the Department of Justice Canada found that the total cost of crime is an estimated $99.6 billion a year – 83 per cent of which is borne by victims. This is one reason why we make no apologies for passing reforms to keep society’s most dangerous criminals off our streets and behind bars where they belong.

Canadians need to feel that their justice system is working for them. They need to feel safe in the environment they live in, and, if they are victimized, they need to feel confident that the justice system will treat them with the courtesy, compassion and respect they deserve. Justice should not just be done—it should also be seen to be done.

This is precisely why our Government will continue putting victims first.

Call for Proposals: Enabling Accessibility Fund

July 10, 2014

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Brad Butt, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will launch the 2014 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) Call for Proposals for Community Accessibility Projects.

The call for proposals for the community accessibility stream of the Enabling Accessibility Fund is now open. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 1, 2014.

Application information is available on Employment and Social Development Canada’s website at http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/eaf/.

The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports community-based projects across Canada that remove barriers and enhance accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in communities and workplaces. It helps increase access to programs and services in their communities, as well as job opportunities.

In 2013, the Government extended the Enabling Accessibility Fund on an ongoing basis at $15 million per year to improve accessibility in facilities across Canada, including workplaces. Budget 2014 builds on initiatives which support the inclusion and participation of Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces.

Since the program’s launch in 2007, over 1,400 Enabling Accessibility Fund projects across the country have received support, helping thousands of people across Canada.

PM’s 24/7 episode for the week of June 26 – July 2, 2014

July 8, 2014

CAN+ program to facilitate trade and travel with India

July 7, 2014

On July 7, 2014, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced the launch of the CAN+ program in India, which will result in more efficient processing for Indian visitors coming to Canada.

CAN+ is open to Indian nationals who have travelled to Canada or the United States of America within the last 10 years. They will benefit from expedited processing, which will free up visa officers to work on other cases, improving overall processing times for all Indian travellers.

Min. Alexander made the announcement during an event with representatives of India’s business, tourism and education sectors, where he highlighted a number of successful government initiatives that are increasing trade and travel to Canada from India. This includes: three visa “Express” programs for Indian businesspeople, students and tourists; 10 Visa Applications Centres (VACs) across India — a global record; and a standardized multiple-entry visa at a reduced fee of CAD $100.

All of these government initiatives are providing fast and easier options for international travellers to come to Canada to do business, learn, and support Canada’s tourism sector.

 

Quick facts

  • Indian nationals rank in the top 10 source countries of international visitors to Canada. In 2013, more than 130,000 visitor visas were issued to Indian citizens, and nearly 14,000 Indian citizens were issued student permits.
  • Between January and June 2014, almost 95 per cent of visitor visas issued to Indian nationals were multiple-entry visas, allowing travellers to visit Canada as many times as they want for up to 10 years.
  • A CAN+ pilot program in India delivered impressive results with visas issued within five days and an approval rate over 95 per cent. Individuals eligible for CAN+ visa processing do not need to provide as many supporting documents when submitting their applications.
  • Three visa “Express” programs that help Indian businesspeople, tourists and students come to Canada faster include:

o    Business Express expedites business travel from India with visas issued within three days with a near-perfect approval rate for those registered in the program.

o    Tourist Partner Program offers a fast, simplified visa application process for tourists who use travel agencies registered with the Canadian Embassy.

o    Student Partners Program fast-tracks the processing of study permits with visas issued within 13 days or less for those who study at participating Canadian educational institutions.

Brad speaks at citizenship ceremony ahead of Canada Day

June 27, 2014

June 26, 2014, Brad attended a Citizenship Ceremony

On June 26, 2014, Brad attended a Citizenship Ceremony at the Mississauga Citizenship offices officiated by His Honour Angelo Persichilli where 95 new citizens were welcomed into the Canadian family.

Brad regularly attends these ceremonies.  “This is one of the best parts of my job as a Member of Parliament.  To see people from all over the world come and swear allegiance to Canada and see the pride in their faces on becoming citizens of the greatest country in the world is truly amazing.”

“This was a wonderful opportunity to speak to our new Canadians about the values we hold true, our respect for human rights and the importance of being active participants in our community.  I wish each and everyone of them a long, healthy and successful life in Canada.”

Happy Canada Day!

June 26, 2014

New Building Canada Plan to support infrastructure projects

June 25, 2014

EAP-F&E

The New Building Canada Plan builds on our Government’s unprecedented investments in infrastructure, providing stable funding for projects that enhance economic growth, job creation and productivity. With a wider range of eligible categories under the Plan, Canadian provinces, territories and municipalities have the flexibility to meet their unique infrastructure needs.

While the permanent, annual, $2-billion federal Gas Tax Fund allocation continues to flow across Canada to help municipalities build and revitalize their local public infrastructure, new programs are also moving ahead.

We are ensuring a seamless transition from our previous programs to our new Plan as funding continues to flow unremittingly. Approximately $5 billion will flow every year, including this year, to support projects across Canada over the next ten years.

Quick Facts

The $53 billion New Building Canada Plan provides stable funding for a 10-year period, and includes:

o    The Community Improvement Fund, consisting of the Gas Tax Fund and the incremental Goods and Services Tax Rebate for Municipalities, which will provide over $32 billion to municipalities for projects such as roads, public transit and recreational facilities, and other community infrastructure.

o    The $14-billion New Building Canada Fund, which consists of:

  • The $4-billion National Infrastructure Component that will support projects of national significance; and
  • The $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component for projects of national, regional and local significance. Of this amount, $1 billion for projects in communities with fewer than 100,000 residents through the Small Communities Fund.

o    An additional $1.25 billion in funding for the Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Canada Fund administered by PPP Canada.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit www.infrastructure.gc.ca.

Canada Day in Streetsville

June 24, 2014

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