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Canada releases request for proposal for helicopters

GATINEAU, Quebec, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has issued a request for proposals from industry for its planned procurement of helicopters under a coast guard program.

Canada gives shipyard a $3.3 billion push

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Canadian Coast Guard will add 10 new non-combat ships to its fleet in a $3.3-billion contract hailed as a boost to Vancouver's economy.

Vancouver Shipyards building new vessels for Canadian Coast Guard

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has contracted Vancouver Shipyards to build as many as 10 additional large non-combat ships for the Canadian Coast Guard fleet.

Canada issues draf RFP for aircraft

GATINEAU, Quebec, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has issued a draft Request for Proposals to industry for a competition to procure new aircraft.

Canada touts shipbuilding program

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Canada will see nearly $2 billion in annual economic benefits in the next 30 years as a result of the government's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.

Canada seeks to end inmates' benefits

OTTAWA, June 1 (UPI) -- Canadian lawmakers are considering ending Old Age Security and other benefits received by federal inmates, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday.

Self-employed Canadians may get benefits

TORONTO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Canada's Conservative party presented a bill in parliament Tuesday that would give the self-employed access to federal parental, sickness and care benefits.

Canadian immigration law eased for skilled

WATERLOO, Ontario, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Canadian government announced a new immigration "class" Tuesday, making it easier for skilled non-citizens to gain permanent resident status.

Foreign stripper shortage in Canada

TORONTO, June 10 (UPI) -- There is a shortage of foreign exotic dancers in Canada and strip club owners in Ontario are shopping for a consultant to help on the immigration front.

Canada doubles Iraqi refugee quota

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 20 (UPI) -- The Canadian government used the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq to announce it will double the number of Iraqi refugees it accepts this year.

'Lost Canadians' seek citizenship

OTTAWA, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A legislative report recommends citizenship for the "Lost Canadians," people affected by wrinkles in the 1947 Citizenship Act.

Canada dealing with 'lost' citizens

OTTAWA, March 26 (UPI) -- A dispute exists over the number of Canadians who lost their citizenship through obscure sections of the country's 1947 Citizenship Act.

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New U.S. regulations snag Canada travelers

LYLETON, Manitoba, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- New U.S. government regulations require passports for Canadians to enter the United States have travelers in a bind over their birth certificates.
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Diane Finley, PC, MP (born October 3, 1957 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. She serves as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She is a current member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Haldimand—Norfolk for the Conservative Party.

Diane Finley was raised in Port Dover and Charlotteville in Norfolk County, Ontario, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, she became the administrator of Western's French Immersion School. She then worked in a series of private and public sector jobs, in a variety of fields. She was named "one of Canada's future leaders" by the Governor-General’s Study Conference 2000.

Her husband Doug Finley was campaign manager and director of political operations for the Conservative Party of Canada and is a Canadian Senator.

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