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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ NDP DEFENDS WOMEN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

Published: September 25, 2012

The party urges all parliamentarians to reject Conservative motion to reopen abortion debate OTTAWA – In advance of this Wednesday’s vote on the Conservative motion to reopen the abortion debate, New Democrats reiterated their commitment to protect women’s right to choose, as well as their right to accessible and safe abortion services. “The NDP is […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Tsunami debris not likely radioactive, Ottawa says

Published: September 20, 2012

Federal documents show aftermath of disaster will come in small pieces, land mostly south of the border Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun, CANADA & WORLD, Page: B3 Duplicates: TIMES COLONIST (VICTORIA) (FINAL) BRITISH COLUMBIA, Page: A6; WINDSORSTAR.COM. The bulk of B.C.-destined debris from Japan’s tsunami disaster in March of 2011 is expected to arrive on the province’s […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ New party dynamics in question period

Published: September 20, 2012

Chantal Hebert TORONTO STAR (ONT), NEWS, Page: A10 Despite the restrictions on camera angles, it ultimately provides those who do not enjoy a perch in the House gallery with a depressingly clear picture of the dynamics of the 41st Parliament. For the record, it is just as disheartening to see otherwise smart men and women deliver […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Tory minister acknowledges plenty of opposition to Nexen takeover

Published: September 18, 2012

The Canadian Press Duplicates: NATIONALPOST.COM; NATIONAL POST (NATIONAL), FP3; THE LEADER-POST (REGINA) (FINAL) BUSINESS & AGRICULTURE, Page: D1 / FRONT; The Chronicle Herald, C3; THE JOURNAL-PIONEER (SUMMERSIDE), A8; OTTAWA – Canada’s junior finance minister says he’s getting a lot of negative feedback about the proposed takeover of Canadian oil producer Nexen Inc. by a state-owned […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Day 2 in the House: No lessons learned

Published: September 18, 2012

Colin Horgan, iPolitics Thomas Mulcair was trying to keep the pressure on the prime minister. “Mr. Speaker, we will not accept any lessons on trade from a government with a record $50 billion trade deficit,” he said. The idea, as he laid out Monday after question period, was to focus on things other than what […]

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IN THE HOUSE ~ Government response to Q-732 on the anticipated arrival of debris on Canada’s west coast from the 2011 Japanese (Tohoku) earthquake

Published: September 18, 2012

Q-732 — June 12, 2012 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — With regard to the anticipated arrival of debris on Canada’s west coast from the 2011 Japanese (Tohoku) earthquake: (a) how has the government prepared for the arrival of the debris on the west coast of Canada; (b) does the government still expect a 2014 […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Opposition issues warning over foreign takeover regulations

Published: September 18, 2012

Ottawa faces decision on Chinese bid for Nexen Inc. Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press THE CHRONICLE-HERALD, BUSINESS, Page: C6 OTTAWA – The Harper government is again under pressure to spell out clear rules on foreign investment following yet another spurned bid and in advance of the next big ask – the proposed Chinese acquisition of […]

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