Statement from the NDP following the release of Canada Post's financial results

Following the release of Canada Post’s financial results for the third semester, Official Opposition Canada Post critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie) made the following statement:

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NDP salutes the Quebec National Assembly’s CBC motion

The Quebec National Assembly unanimously adopted a motion today urging the federal government to restore funding to the CBC, a move which the NDP is applauding. The Official Opposition will table a similar motion in the House of Commons. 

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Mulcair proposes new measure to ban food advertising directed toward children

To tackle growing child obesity rates, an NDP government will ban food advertising directed towards children across Canada.

“Parents have enough on the go without having to worry that their kids are being bombarded by advertisements for junk food. I don't want that for my grandkids and I know we can do better,” said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.

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Scientific community rallies behind NDP proposal for science

Important members of the scientific community are endorsing the NDP’s proposal to create an independent science watchdog with responsibility to curb the muzzling of public scientists and provide Parliament with sound information and expert advice on scientific issues.

NDP Science & Technology Critic Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby-Douglas) made the announcement while speaking at the 4th biennial Championing Public Health Nutrition Conference held by the Centre for Science in the Public Interest.

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Julian Fantino – on the run

There’s a saying in the Canadian Forces: “When the Generals don’t know what to do, they do what they know”

For Julian Fantino, that means travelling to a foreign country when an Auditor General’s report is released.

That doesn’t stop him from sending out disingenuous tweets like these that are immediately contradicted by reporters:

https://twitter.com/JulianFantino/status/537272471834361856 

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More resounding failures from the Conservatives

Today’s Auditor General’s report again illustrates the Conservative government’s inadequate management of public finances and services that Canadians rely on.  

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Parliament will debate compensation for thalidomide survivors

Parliament will debate an NDP Opposition Day motion this Thursday calling for compensation for thalidomide survivors.

“Victims of thalidomide have waited for over fifty years to get the support they deserve,” said NDP health critic Libby Davies (Vancouver East). “I hope we can count on the support of all parties as parliament debates NDP’s motion in support of thalidomide survivors.”

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Official Opposition statement on International Day to End Violence Against Women

Official Opposition for the Status of Women critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) made the following statement on International Day to End Violence Against Women :

“On the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women we recommit to ending the violence that so many women in Canada and around the world face. 

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Liberals and Conservatives attack farmers’ rights

Today, Liberals and Conservatives joined forces to jeopardize farmers’ rights to save and use seed, leading to narrower margins for family farms – which are already in jeopardy thanks to years of neglect – and more power concentrated in the hands of fewer businesses in our agriculture system.

“We need to see a more a level-playing field between seed breeders and farmers”, said agriculture critic Malcolm Allen (Welland), “but this Bill explicitly allows the Minister to undemocratically and secretly remove farmers’ rights whenever he wants, with very little transparency.”

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