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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | LIBERALS VOTE AGAINST AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Published: February 5, 2019

OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government showed what they think about the urgent housing crisis affecting people throughout the country by voting against a motion that aimed to bring immediate relief to Canadians. The NDP called on the Liberal government to adequately address Canada’s housing crisis by immediately investing funds needed in this year’s federal […]

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IN THE HOUSE | Question on the housing crisis

Published: January 30, 2019

42nd Parliament, 1st Session Context : Question (ENG text in translation) M. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NPD): Monsieur le Président, il y a une crise du logement partout au Canada. À Outremont, les groupes d’aide communautaire reçoivent des gens en pleurs parce qu’ils ne trouvent pas de logements. Plutôt que de répondre à cette crise […]

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IN THE HOUSE | Question on Canada’s housing affordability crisis

Published: January 29, 2019

42nd Parliament, 1st Session Context : Question Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NDP): Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Prime Minister misled Parliament and all Canadians when he said in this House that he has already “helped more than one million Canadians find affordable housing”. We checked the CMHC record and it says only 14,703 new units […]

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IN THE HOUSE | Question on the Order Paper ~ arbitration case Canadian mining company lnfinito Gold brought against Costa Rica

Published: January 28, 2019

42nd Parliament, 1st Session Q-21572 — January 24, 2019 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — With regard to the arbitration case that the Canadian mining company lnfinito Gold brought against Costa Rica, asking for $321 million in compensation, lnfinito Gold’s invocation of the 1998-1999 Foreign lnvestment Protection Agreement signed between Canada and Costa Rica, the […]

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IN THE HOUSE | Question on the housing crisis

Published: January 28, 2019

42nd Parliament, 1st Session Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NDP): Mr. Speaker, just last week, media reports said that 46% of all Canadians are now only $200 away from financial insolvency in a month, but instead of bringing in immediate relief for people facing a housing crisis and crushing personal debt, the Liberals’ priority has […]

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IN THE NEWS | Top court weighs precedent-setting case of human rights breaches at Canadian mine in Eritrea

Published: January 24, 2019

www.cbc.ca/news/politics/supreme-court-nevsun-eritrea-mine-human-rights-1.4990064 Eritrean refugees want to sue B.C.-based Nevsun Resources over alleged forced labour at its gold mine Kathleen Harris · CBC News · Posted: Jan 23, 2019 5:28 PM ET | Last Updated: January 24 The Supreme Court of Canada is considering a case involving Eritrean refugees who claim they were subjected to forced labour […]

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IN THE NEWS | NUPGE support to international protection of human rights

Published: December 14, 2018

NUPGE calls on all MPs to pass at second reading: “a ground-breaking piece of legislation in defense of human rights and corporate standards.” nupge.ca/content/nupge-support-international-protection-human-rights Ottawa (14 Dec. 2018) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has written a letter of support to Peter Julian, the NDP MP for Burnaby-New Westminster for his […]

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IN THE HOUSE | Member’s Statement ~ PM should stop playing games with the by-elections

Published: December 13, 2018

42nd Parliament, 1st Session Context : Statements Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NDP): Mr. Speaker, over this holiday season, Jagmeet Singh will be knocking on doors throughout Burnaby South. I hope the Prime Minister will stop playing games with the by-elections and allow voters to choose their representatives. Jagmeet Singh has a very compelling family […]

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