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Parliamentary Internship Programme, 2015-16

Parliamentary Internship Programme

The Parliamentary Internship Programme (PIP) is currently accepting applications for the 2015-16 Intern Year (deadline: January 31, 2015). It is an outstanding work-study opportunity for university graduates in all fields that provides invaluable experience for students seeking either academic or professional careers.

The Programme offers a paid ($23,000) 10-month internship that gives Interns the opportunity to work for MPs on both sides of the House of Commons, participate in a weekly seminar, produce an original research paper and undertake comparative study tours to legislatures in Canada and abroad. All Canadians and Permanents Residents under 35 years old with a university degree are eligible to apply.

PIP is independent of government and strictly non-partisan. It is an initiative of the Canadian Political Science Association delivered in collaboration with the House of Commons that is supported by public and private sector sponsors.

For more information, and to submit an application, please visit the PIP Website at www.pip-psp.org. All applications must be submitted online before midnight on January 31, 2015.

75th Anniversary Commemorative Pin

WWII Veterans Commemoration

On September 10, 2014, the Government of Canada announced a new national tribute to mark the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War. As part of Canada’s World Wars Commemoration period, all living Canadian Veterans of the Second World War are eligible to receive a limited-edition commemorative lapel pin and a certificate of recognition.

Living Veterans of the Second World War, including any Canadian or Newfoundlander who served at least one day with Canadian forces or any other Allied force, including the Canadian or British Merchant Navy, are eligible to receive the tribute lapel pin and certificate.

Eligible Veterans may apply online at this page on Veterans Affairs Canada Web site, or download, print, fill in and submit the application form.

Terence’s Interview on the Drew Marshall Show

On Nov. 15, Terence was a guest on the Drew Marshall Show, where he discussed the Vanessa Law as well as the October attack on Parliament Hill. Listen to the whole interview on the Drew Marshall Show Web site.

Inside the Caucus Room During the Attack on Parliament

“I should start by saying that the first responsibility of any government is to protect its people,” writes Terence. “That comes before commerce, education, healthcare... anything. I commit to you to do my utmost as your MP to keep you and your family safe. I’ve had many conversations with my caucus colleagues in the last three days and can verify that all government caucus members feel the same way. However, all the experts are telling us that Jihadists are fighting a new kind of war, and the actions of lone wolf terrorists, taking direction from Jihadists in other countries or here in Canada on the Internet, are very difficult to predict and protect against. The danger is here; it is real and is not going to go away in the near future. We must be vigilant.

“I was always told that gun shots don’t really sound like they do in the movies, they make a popping sound. That is not true. These shots sounded exactly like the movies, except louder, thundering in the hallway. Caucus members began moving immediately towards the doors. There was no panic. We just moved quickly. The Prime Minister, who has been trained on what to do in such a case, moved to the door to our right where his two RCMP security guards always stand outside, and exited...”

Read Terence’s full account of the attack...

Parliamentary Expense Report

To further demonstrate the Conservative Party’s commitment to transparency and accountability, Terence will be posting travel and hospitality expenses on this website on a regular basis. The current report represents expenditures from January 1 to March 31, 2014. Previous report can be viewed here.