Mar
17

Keep Fife as Queen’s Park KW Provincial NDP Nomination Meeting

Keep an NDP MPP at Queen’s Park! Provincial NDP Riding Association Nomination Meeting The meeting to select our candidate for the next provincial election will be held on: March 21, 2014 at Knox Presbyterian Church 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo Meeting starts at: 5:30 pm Registration opens: 5:00 pm With Special Guest Speaker: ANDREA HORWATH …

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May
26

Reality check: Liberals give billions to banks in exchange for pink slips

What does $60 billion in corporate tax cuts buy you? Pink slips, it turns out.

The Liberals have endorsed Stephen Harper’s radical corporate tax giveaways based on a blind faith in trickle-down economics.

But today, while announcing profits of $973 million in the second quarter alone, the Bank of Montreal also revealed plans to lay off 1,850 people.

And this after the bank posted record profits last year of more than $4.4 billion.

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May
24

Dion must demand Badawi release and respect for human rights

OTTAWA – Ahead of his meeting with his Saudi counterpart, the NDP is urging Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to challenge the Saudi Arabia regime on human rights and to demand the immediate release of imprisoned blogger Raïf Badawi.

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May
20

NDP alarmed as liberals approve GM salmon

OTTAWA – New Democrats are alarmed by the Liberal government’s announcement that it has approved genetically modified salmon for sale and consumption in Canada.

AquAdvantage Salmon are genetically modified to grow twice as fast as conventionally farmed salmon. With this announcement, Canadians will be faced with the world’s first GM food animal with absolutely no requirement to label this product as genetically modified.

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May
19

NDP forces reversal on liberal power grab

OTTAWA – New Democrats welcome the Liberal government’s decision to reverse their lastest attempt to strong-arm Parliament.

At the start of this week, Liberals introduced Motion 6, a motion that if passed, would have robbed MPs of many of the tools they use to do their work and represent Canadians. In an unprecendent show of unity the opposition parties joined together in pressuring the government to reverse their decision.

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May
18

NDP outraged as Liberals take veterans back to court

OTTAWA – New Democrats are outraged by reports today that veterans are yet again being fought in court by their own government that will deny our heroes their benefits. This comes after the Liberal Party campaigned on bringing back a lifetime pension for veterans.

After Conservatives spent $700,000 fighting veterans in court, the Liberal government has hired the same lawyer used by the Conservatives, to try once again to deny that the government owes veterans a special obligation due to their service to this country.

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