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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ NDP CALLS FOR ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Published: November 23, 2011

Government must take action for the benefit of future generations OTTAWA — With a week to go before the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, Official Opposition Environment critics, Megan Leslie (Halifax) and Laurin Liu (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) were joined by several young Quebec MPs urging the government to take action to combat climate change on […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ NEW DEMOCRATS SALUTE 75 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE AT CBC

Published: November 2, 2011

OTTAWA – New Democrats today marked the 75th Anniversary of the CBC by joining with citizens from coast to coast to coast in celebrating the proud history and reaffirming the bright future of a distinctly Canadian public broadcaster. On behalf of all New Democrats, Official Opposition Heritage Critic Tyrone Benskin (Jeanne-Le Ber) congratulated the Corporation’s […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ NDP TABLES ACT TO PROTECT PENSIONS

Published: October 18, 2011

OTTAWA – New Democrat Pension Critic Wayne Marston (Hamilton East-Stoney Creek) reintroduced legislation today to put pensioners first when their former employers go bankrupt. The Pension Protection Act moves pensioners to the front of the line of creditors to be paid out during bankruptcy or restructuring proceedings. Marston explained that pensions are earned, and should […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ NDP GEARS UP TO FIGHT CONSERVATIVES’ SNOOPING LAW

Published: September 15, 2011

OTTAWA – New Democrats are gearing up to fight the Conservative’s proposed snooping law at every level this fall in order to protect the rights and privacy of Canadians. “What we have been hearing from experts and citizen is that this new law gives the government and police way too much power to snoop into […]

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STATEMENT FROM JACK LAYTON

Published: July 25, 2011

The Hon. Jack Layton, M.P. P.C. 25 July 2011 Toronto, Ontario CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY On February 5th, 2010, I shared with Canadians that I, like 25,000 other Canadian men every year, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. I have received overwhelming support from my loving family, my friends, my caucus and party, and thousands of […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ DON’T GUT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY: NDP

Published: July 21, 2011

Ottawa’s first responsibility is to protect people and environment, not big industry OTTAWA – Canada’s Official Opposition is urging the Harper government to reverse its plan to decimate the environmental agency that evaluates the impact of proposed projects on the environment. “Last year’s BP spill was a stark reminder that we need a robust environmental […]

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