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IN THE NEWS ~ U.S. regulator raps Enbridge on safety

Published: August 3, 2012

Published | Publié: 2012-08-03 Received | Reçu: 2012-08-03 2:44 AM GLOBE AND MAIL (METRO) REPORT ON BUSINESS, Page: B1 U.S. regulator raps Enbridge on safety In a second rebuke, watchdog tells company it must hire third party to oversee plan before it can restart troubled pipeline CARRIE TAIT    Enbridge Inc.’s regulatory woes are deepening in […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ NDP wants public review after SEC alleges insider trading

Published: August 1, 2012

Yemeni envoy, a former Nexen employee and oil minister, sees positives in CNOOC bid NDP wants public review after SEC alleges insider trading. Sneh Duggal Of all of Ottawa’s foreign diplomats, Yemen’s man in Ottawa might have the most intimate grasp of the impending acquisition of Canadian oil and gas producer Nexen Inc. by state-owned […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ NEXEN DEAL NEEDS MORE SCRUTINY IN WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS

Published: July 31, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ JULY 31, 2012 With SEC filing insider trading complaint, Conservatives must allow public review of deal OTTAWA – New Democrats are renewing their push for greater public scrutiny of the proposed buyout of Nexen by the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) after serious allegations of insider trading were raised […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ NEW RESTRICTIONS LEAVE MORE UNEMPLOYED OUT IN THE COLD

Published: May 24, 2012

Despite a difficult job market, fewer Canadians than ever will qualify for EI: NDP OTTAWA – Today’s announcement to further restrict EI qualifications is just another example of bad news for Canadians hidden within the Conservatives’ Trojan Horse budget bill, according to the NDP. “The Minister has failed the most basic test of accountability when […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ NDP LAUNCHES RAINBOW DAY ON THE HILL

Published: April 19, 2012

First shadow program between LGBT students and MPs OTTAWA – Today, the New Democrat Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Caucus announced the launch of Rainbow Day a LGBT shadow program which will take place this May 1st. “It is time that LGBT youth see firsthand what a positive impact that they can have,” said NDP […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ GUTTING ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WILL HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES: LESLIE

Published: April 17, 2012

HALIFAX – Today, New Democrats blasted the Conservatives’ plan to gut environmental protection. This plan jeopardizes not only the environment, but also the health and prosperity of Canadians. “These new measures will severely gut the environmental protection process in Canada,” said NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie. “After slashing funding to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ EU VOTE ON OIL SANDS A WAKEUP CALL: NEW DEMOCRATS

Published: February 23, 2012

OTTAWA – Megan Leslie (Halifax), New Democrat Environment Critic, today reacted to a deadlocked vote by the European Union’s fuel quality committee on listing fuel derived from the oil sands as more polluting than more conventional forms of oil. The deadlock means the decision will be bounced back to European Ministers for a final decision.  […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ USE OF DIRTY TRICKS TO DISRUPT VOTERS SHAMEFUL: NDP

Published: February 23, 2012

Harper must answer for use of voter suppression tactics by Conservative-linked firm OTTAWA – New Democrats are condemning the Conservatives for having launched an apparent dirty tricks campaign during the last campaign. Reports out today link harassing election robocalls to RackNine Inc of Edmonton and to the Conservative Party of Canada. “Cynical old-style politics have […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ NDP MOTION WOULD OPEN UP PARLIAMENT TO CANADIANS

Published: February 17, 2012

50,000 signatures would trigger a debate in the House of Commons: Kennedy OTTAWA – New Democrats Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby–Douglas) and Deputy Critic for Democratic Reform Alexandrine Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent) are applauding today’s debate on their motion to allow Canadians to directly influence the topics of discussion in Parliament. The motion would allow an e-petition submission process […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa covers expenses for top CEOs travelling with Harper on China tour

Published: February 9, 2012

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to a business group in Beijing THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld OTTAWA – The Conservative government covered expenses for some of the country’s top executives as they accompanied the prime minister around China a year ago, a move business leaders and officials defend as a good investment. The trip signalled […]

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