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PM Harper in Winnipeg Today for Conservative Rally

PM Harper in Winnipeg Today for Conservative Rally

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Governor General David Johnston, along with his wife Laureen, to dissolve parliament and trigger an election campaign at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sunday, August 2, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Federal Conservative leader Stephen Harper is in Winnipeg today, but his location and details surrounding the event are being closely guarded.

Party faithful have been invited to a rally at 4 p.m. and have been carefully screened. Attendees were sent a link to the Conservative website on Tuesday, where they were able to register to attend.

Harper is the first of the federal leadership candidates to visit the city after an election was called over the August long weekend.

— Staff

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Harper Urges Canada to Stay the Course, While Trudeau Urges Opposite

Harper Urges Canada to Stay the Course, While Trudeau Urges Opposite

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

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Conservative Leader Stephen Harper gets instructions on how to operate a machine that puts the finishing touch to a radiator while touring a industrial parts manufacture Monday, August 3, 2015 in Laval, Que. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

LAVAL, Que. – One day after Stephen Harper crashed a Liberal stronghold in Montreal, Justin Trudeau returned the favour Monday, rallying supporters in the heart of Conservative country and taking aim at the government’s economic record.

Harper’s first promise of the 2015 campaign, a $60-million incentive for businesses willing to develop skilled apprentices, stayed true to his lower-taxes, more-jobs mantra — as well as his stay-the-course message.

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Harper Says Canada Unlikely to Match United States on Emission Reduction Targets

Harper Says Canada Unlikely to Match United States on Emission Reduction Targets

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during an announcement in Winnipeg on Thursday, April 23, 2015. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG – Canada appears set to break a two-decades-long tradition of setting matching greenhouse gas reduction targets with the United States.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday that new targets will be released next month, and will likely deviate from those recently set by the U.S.

“It’s unlikely our targets will be exactly the same as the United States, but they will be targets of similar levels of ambition to other major industrialized countries,” he said.

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Committee to Search for Manitoba’s Next Lieutenant Governor

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Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee (front) takes part in a ceremonial cannon-firing outside of the Manitoba legislature prior to the reading of the throne speech on Thursday, November 20, 2014. (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has put the wheels in motion to begin the process of selecting a new Lieutenant Governor for Manitoba.

A five-member advisory committee on vice-regal appointments has been put in place to begin the search for appropriate candidates to fill the position.

Philip Lee is Manitoba’s current Lieutenant Governor, having assumed the role since being sworn-in on August 4, 2009. Lee, 70, was preceded by John Harvard.

The advisory committee will consult with a wide range of stakeholders on prospective candidates and provide advice to Harper on the progress of committee deliberations. The committee will then present a reporter to the Prime Minister with a shortlist of proposed candidates for consideration.

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PM Harper in Winnipeg Wednesday to Join Royal Visit

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s last visit to Winnipeg in November 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in Winnipeg on Wednesday to join the visiting royal family on their first full day in the city.

Harper, with wife Laureen, will be at Red River College’s Stevenson Campus with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Both Harper and Prince Charles will speak at the morning event, which is being touted as a meeting with young people to mark Aerospace and Aviation in Manitoba Day.

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CentrePort Canada Way Open for Business

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CentrePort Canada Way officially opened to traffic on Friday, November 22, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Greg Selinger shake hands with workers at Fort Garry Fire Trucks on Friday. The business relocated their operations to CentrePort to be closer to servicing the inland port. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The ribbon was cut Friday on CentrePort Canada Way, opening the new four-lane expressway to traffic for the first time.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Winnipeg for the occasion, which will serve the 20,000 acre tri-modal inland port –CentrePort Canada — consisting of James Richardson International Airport, a trucking hub and access to three rail carriers.

A series of semi-trailer trucks were the first to drive on the new roadway before the public was able to a few hours later.

Construction on the 9.1 kilometre, $212 million project began in the spring of 2010 and was funded by both the provincial and federal governments.

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Harper in Winnipeg for CentrePort Opening on Friday

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CentrePort Canada Way will officially open on Friday after years of development.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in Winnipeg for the occasion at Fort Garry Fire Trucks, which relocated to CentrePort. The four-lane divided expressway will serve the 20,000 acre tri-modal inland port, CentrePort Canada, consisting of James Richardson International Airport, a trucking hub and access to three rail carriers.

The provincial and federal governments contributed a total of $212 million to the project to better connect companies in the inland port to key gateways and corridors.

Harper will be joined by CentrePort Canada president and CEO Diane Gray and Premier Greg Selinger.

— Staff

Stephen Harper in Winnipeg Today

Prime Minister Stephen Harper (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in Winnipeg briefly today for meetings with representatives from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

Harper will be at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel this morning for a photo-op, followed by a roundtable meeting over the noon hour.

Harper will be joined by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, Winnipeg South Centre MP Joyce Bateman, and Lianna McDonald from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

— Staff

Five Winnipeg Teachers Honoured by Harper

Shaftesbury High School teachers Rob Striemer, Adrian Deakin, and April McKnight are recognized by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 for their work with SHARP. (OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER / HANDOUT)

Three teachers from Shaftesbury High School have been honoured by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for their work in an extracurricular science program involving high-altitude balloons.

Rob Striemer, Adrian Deakin, and April McKnight met with Harper during a ceremony on Parliament Hill last Wednesday. The Winnipeg trio received certificates of excellence for their work with the Shaftesbury High Altitude Robotics Project (SHARP).

As we told you about last October, Shafesbury students launched a balloon into outer space to study the skies with a radio controlled aircraft. Since the program’s inception in 2009, a mission control ground station has been created and future launches are in the works. The most recent flight reached altitudes of more than 126,000 feet. The high-altitude balloons are also capable of capturing pictures of outer space.

SHARP 3 will launch from Elkhorn, Manitoba on Tuesday, October 23.

Garden City Collegiate teacher Jeffrey Cieszecki also received the Manitoba Certificate of Excellence for career exploration and space education for grades 7 to 12, while Miles Macdonell Collegiate teacher Zane Zalis received the Manitoba Certificate of Achievement for music production and choral for grades 10 to 12.

Prime Minister Harper in Churchill Today

Prime Minister Stephen Harper (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s tour of the north continues today as he spends time in Churchill.

Harper arrived late Thursday to the northern Manitoba community and will be joined by Defence Minister Peter MacKay later this morning to participate in OP NANOOK 12 — Canada’s premiere annual northern sovereignty operation.

Harper will then be joined this afternoon by his wife, Laureen Harper, and General Walter Natynczyk of the Canadian Forces to deliver remarks following the operation.

The PM will end his visit with a photo-op at 7:45 p.m. at the Churchill Airport before departing.

— Staff