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HOW TO REACH US RIGHT NOW? Our team remains available by email or telephone.

Published: March 19, 2020

Please note that due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the New Westminster – Burnaby office’s drop-in service is suspended temporarily. Members of the public can get help from the constituency office team by phoning and emailing the office. All support will be provided by phone or online communication. The Constituency office’s contact information: 604-775-5707 […]

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MOTION M-1 : I SUPPORT A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR CANADA

Published: December 5, 2019

We have a climate emergency on our planet. That means that we need to act now and quickly. Canadians are coping with floods, forest fires, killer heat-waves and massive storms – we are already living through catastrophic climate events. It has never been more urgent that we transition to a low-carbon economy. At the same […]

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Letter to Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Published: October 2, 2020

Yesterday, my NDP colleagues and I wrote a letter to Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Navdeep Bains, calling on him to intervene after news emerged that Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), without consulting its member-owners, was sold to Kingswood Capital Management, an American firm.

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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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