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BILL C-213 : PHARMACARE FOR ALL

Published: September 1, 2020

In February, I introduced Bill C 213 – the Canada Pharmacare Act, an historic step in the history of our country.The bill is seconded by national NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and supported by millions of Canadians across the country. Supporters are people like Jim, who has to beg at the entrance of Parliament Hill to […]

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MOTION M-43: IT’S TIME FOR A WEALTH TAX ON THE ULTRA-RICH

Published: August 10, 2020

The ultra-rich don’t pay their fair share, but take the biggest share of the pie. The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) estimates that the richest families hold 25% of Canada’s wealth, which is as much as the share held by 80% of Canadian families. A new analysis by the PBO illustrates that the federal government can […]

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IN THE NEWS | MPs back more modest option for Parliament visitors’ centre as Centre Block renos roll on

Published: July 14, 2020

published: 2020-07-10 Hill Times ‘I appreciate we’re not going for the Cadillac option. … The larger option was much more expensive,’ says NDP House Leader Peter Julian. ‘We’re talking about over $110-million in savings.’ by: Beatrice Paez, Palak Mangat A House Board of Internal Economy’s subcommittee overseeing the decade-long project to renovate Centre Block says […]

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IN THE NEWS | Will MPs get to grill Trudeau?

Published: July 14, 2020

published: 2020-07-14 National Post (QUEBEC) CANADA | A4 Prime minister won’t say if he plans to testify by: Ryan Tumilty OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces multiple parliamentary investigations over his handling of a sole-sourced contract to WE Charity, but unlike during the SNC-Lavalin scandal he could be forced to testify about his actions. […]

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IN THE NEWS | Canada’s Stricken Budget Stirs Talk of Digital, Wealth Taxes

Published: July 13, 2020

Daily Tax Report: International news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report-international/canadas-stricken-budget-stirs-talk-of-digital-wealth-taxes Canada’s Liberal government may have to abandon its plan not to raise taxes this year. Last week’s announcement that the fiscal year 2021 budget deficit will hit C$343.2 billion ($252.4 billion) sent shock waves. Finance Minister Bill Morneau hasn’t said yet said how the government will deal with a budget […]

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IN THE NEWS | Conservatives call for Trudeau to testify at committee on WE Charity deal

Published: July 12, 2020

published: 2020-07-12 Canadian Press Newswire OTTAWA _ The federal Conservatives want Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to testify before a parliamentary committee about his government’s controversial decision to enlist WE Charity to administer a $900-million student volunteer program. Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre laid out the demand Sunday amid growing pressure on Trudeau and Liberal cabinet […]

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IN THE NEWS | Pandemic to push debt past $1-trillion

Published: July 9, 2020

published: 2020-07-09 Globe and Mail (Ontario) News | A1, Words: 1,136 Finance Minister says Ottawa planning for ‘recovery phase’ but declines to say how much it will cost by: Bill Curry, Daniel Leblanc A big spike in deficit spending related to the COVID-19 pandemic will push Canada’s federal debt through the $1-trillion mark for the […]

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