Frequently Asked Questions

Your Conservative government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is here to help you. We have compiled a list of several services and questions relating to the government and how it works for you.

TOPICS:
General Questions
Commemmorations
Information on Citizenship
Information on Voting/Elections
Information for Seniors
Information on Taxes
Information on Employment
Information for Students

GENERAL QUESTIONS

How can I contact Prime Minister Stephen Harper?
Visit http://pm.gc.ca/eng/contact.asp?featureId=10

What is the Harper government doing for me?
We are working hard on what matters most to Canadians: jobs and economic growth. Ottawa South needs a Conservative MP in government, not Opposition. Visit http://news.gc.ca/web/index-eng.do for the latest news.

Who is the current federal government cabinet?
Visit http://www.conservative.ca/?page_id=31

Who are the current Ontario Senators?
Visit http://www.conservative.ca/?page_id=33

Who are the current Ontario MPs?
Visit http://www.conservative.ca/?page_id=35

What federal programs and services are available to me?
Visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/azindex/atoz_main.shtml

How can I contact a federal department or agency?
Visit http://canada.gc.ca/depts/major/depind-eng.html

How can I start my own business?
Visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/lifeevents/business.shtml

What is happening with Canada’s Economic Action Plan?
Visit http://www.actionplan.gc.ca/eng/index.asp

My ID was lost or stolen. Who do I contact?
Visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/lifeevents/wallet.shtml

Where can I find information on the latest health studies; product advisories; and information on medical services?
Visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/index_e.html

Where can I find information on public safety in Canada?
Visit http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

How can I find where in the world it is currently safe to travel?
Visit http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/updates_mise-a-jour-eng.asp

I would like a tour of Parliament Hill.
For groups of people less than 10 people, visit: http://www.parl.gc.ca/visitors/planning-e.asp
For groups over 10 people, visit: https://res.parl.gc.ca/prs/

I want to know more about my family’s history.
Visit http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html

What is the government currently doing?
Visit http://www.parl.gc.ca/Default.aspx?Language=E

COMMEMMORATIONS

I would like to nominate someone for an award or medal from the Governor General.
Visit http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=70&lan=eng

I would like a special message (on a birthday, anniversary, milestone, etc.) sent by the Governor General.
Visit http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=325&lan=eng# and complete the application form.

I would like a special message (on a birthday, anniversary, milestone, etc.) sent by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Visit http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/greetings.asp?pageId=31&featureId=10 and complete the application form.

INFORMATION ON CITIZENSHIP

How can I become a Canadian citizen?
Visit this page and fill out the application form.

How can I immigrate to Canada?
Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/index.asp for information.

Where can I find information on living in Canada?
Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/live/index.asp.

Where can I find information on working in Canada?
Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/work/index.asp

Where can I find information on adopting a child from another country?
Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/adoption/index.asp

How can I sponsor my family to immigrate to Canada?
Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/sponsor/index.asp

INFORMATION ON VOTING/ELECTIONS

How can I vote in a federal election?
Visit this page for more information.

When is the next federal election?
The next federal election is tentatively scheduled for October 19, 2015. We need your help to ensure Ottawa South wins the next election and receives a strong Conservative voice. Please contact us to volunteer, run as a candidate, or offer your most generous donation.

INFORMATION FOR SENIORS

Where can I find general information on the government services available to me?
Visit http://www.seniors.gc.ca

Where can I find information on the Canada Pension Plan?
Visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/isp/cpp/cpptoc.shtml

Where can I find information on Old Age Security benefits?
Visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/services/pensions/oas/index.shtml

Where can I find information on the Guaranteed Income Supplement?
Visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/isp/pub/oas/gismain.shtml

INFORMATION ON TAXES

I want to know more about the Tax-free Savings Account, created by Stephen Harper’s Conservative government.
Visit http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/tfsa-celi/menu-eng.html

Can I file my taxes online?
Yes. Go to http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/menu-eng.html for more information.

Which taxes has the Harper government reduced for me?
Our Conservative government has reduced several taxes on you and your family. Visit http://www.fin.gc.ca/n11/11-007-eng.asp for more information.

INFORMATION ON EMPLOYMENT

How can I work for the federal government?
Visit http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index-eng.htm.

How can I search for employment?
Visit the federal government’s Job Bank: http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/Intro-eng.aspx

How do I apply for Employment Insurance?
You can apply online or contact the EI section of Service Canada

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

Where can I find more information on Canadian universities and colleges?
Visit http://www.aucc.ca/

I’m a student and want to participate in the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP).
Visit http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/fswep-pfete/index-eng.php

I’m a post-secondary student and I need information on loans and grants from the federal government.
Visit http://www.canlearn.ca/eng/index.shtml

How can I come to Canada to study?
Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp for information.

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