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NEWS ~ Government must reject Nexen’s foreign takeover

Published: October 4, 2012

OTTAWA – The lack of transparency in the approval process, and an alarming number of unanswered questions, have pushed the NDP to reject, as currently structured, the transaction that would allow the state-owned CNOOC to take over the Canadian company Nexen. “The Conservatives failed to act in good faith and inform the public of the […]

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IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Will the Minister vote tonight to consult the public on the Nexen takeover bid?

Published: October 3, 2012

41st Parliament, 1st Session Context : Question Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, let us go back two years when every single Conservative MP in the House voted to make public hearings a mandatory part of the foreign investment review. It was November 16, 2010. The government has simply stopped listening to Canadians. […]

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IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Will this government launch public consultations on the impact of a Nexen takeover?

Published: October 2, 2012

41st Parliament, 1st Session Context : Supplementary Question Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is in the best interests of Canadians to actually hold public consultations. It is a few days away from the deadline. We are still waiting for the Conservatives to define net benefit, something they have been promising since […]

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IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech – Debate on Official Opposition Day Motion on Nexen takeover bid by CNOOC

Published: October 2, 2012

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Official Opposition Motion in the House That, in the opinion of the House, the government: (a) should not make a decision on the proposed takeover of Nexen by CNOOC without conducting thorough public consultations; (b) should immediately undertake transparent and accessible public hearings into the issue of foreign ownership in […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ MP Julian calls for immediate telecom access for deaf Canadians

Published: October 2, 2012

By Staff Writer – Burnaby NewsLeader Burnaby-New Westminster NDP MP Peter Julian was among those who gathered recently to raise awareness of a need for immediate telecommunications access for deaf Canadians. Julian, who had previously served as executive director of the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, spoke to the crowd in […]

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NEWS ~ Nexen: NDP tables motion calling for public consultations

Published: October 2, 2012

NEXEN: NDP TABLES MOTION CALLING FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS Discontent over potential Nexen takeover intensifies OTTAWA – The potential takeover of Nexen by the Chinese Company CNOOC continues to divide. New Democrats tabled a motion today calling for public consultations to properly inform Canadians, once and for all, of the impact of this transaction. “A growing […]

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IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech – on Bill C-383, An Act to Amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act and the International River Improvements

Published: October 1, 2012

41st Parliament, 1st Session Context : Debate Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the NDP is pleased to rise in this House to support Bill C-383. I would like to start by thanking all of the Canadian activists who have been pushing for years to ensure that we do not have water exports […]

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IN THE HOUSE ~ On Official Opposition Day Motion on Unemployment Insurance

Published: October 1, 2012

41st Parliament, 1st Session Context : Questions and Comments Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I enjoyed, as I always do, the speech from the member for Hamilton Mountain. She is a very passionate advocate for ordinary Canadian families. She pointed out that this is nothing less than a punch in the gut […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ STATEMENT BY NDP CAUCUS ON REJECTION OF MOTION M-312

Published: September 26, 2012

Today, New Democrats led the way as Parliament chose to uphold women’s rights by voting against the Conservative motion to reopen the abortion debate. Members of the New Democratic caucus voted unanimously for a woman’s right to choose and against the Conservatives’ underhanded attempt to take away that right. The NDP has always been proud […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Harper’s Tory MPs divided over abortion

Published: September 26, 2012

Mark Kennedy and Natalie Stechyson, Vancouver Sun OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative MPs have been left seriously divided over the issue of abortion after a controversial motion was defeated in the House of Commons Wednesday. By a vote of 203 to 91, MPs defeated the motion by Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth instructing parliamentarians […]

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