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Feb 28th

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    Randall GarrisonTurns out my visit to Seedy Saturday in Sooke wasn't complete without an amazing new cutting board by carpenter and artist Tony Kost and New Mountain Farm Black Plum heirloom tomato seeds, plus a beautiful bowl from Katia at the Juan de Fuca pottery sale. Buy Local!
    Sat 5:38 pm | British Columbia, Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca
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    Sat 5:33 pm | Quebec, Laval—Les Îles
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    Brian MasseYear of the Sheep - Ram http://t.co/nJNIC8SwJh
    Sat 4:32 pm | Ontario, Option Nationale
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    Brian MasseHappy 40hj Anniversary Essex County Chinese Canadian Association, thanks for all your work for our proud community http://t.co/2ilstuyHLB
    Sat 4:04 pm | Ontario, Option Nationale
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    Andrew CashPerfect day for a skating party! Great to be there with @ThomasMulcair and so many folks from the community. Thanks. http://t.co/i0oAMcwQjn
    Sat 3:18 pm | Ontario, Davenport
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    Robert ChisholmSince 1991 the Employment Insurance account has been funded by workers and employers with no contributions from the government. Yet, between 1996 and 2010, Liberal and Conservative governments raided that EI fund of $57 billion dollars without permission, and for their own purposes. That’s why I introduced a Private Members Bill that would put a legal fence around the EI fund to keep the money available for those who need it and away from the greedy hands of unscrupulous governments. As deputy critic for Employment Insurance, it was my pleasure to discuss my bill last week at the Commissioner for Workers Employment Insurance Forum on Financing hosted by Employment and Social Development Canada. More than fifty representatives from unions across Canada came together to hear from government representatives for Employment Insurance and also to share their own thoughts on the program. I explained how Bill C-605, An Act to Amend the Employment Insurance Act (Protecting the Employment Insurance Operating Account), would ensure the money in the account could only be used for the purposes set out in the Employment Insurance Act. After misusing the fund for years, the Conservatives moved to close the Employment Insurance Account, wiping away its surplus and any trace of the Liberal-Conservative $57 billion dollar rip-off. That’s why my bill also says if the government wanted to close the Employment Insurance Operating Account (like the Conservatives did in 2010) they would require unanimous consent from the Employment Insurance Commission. Instead of supporting my bill, Conservatives and Liberals have been scheming to raid the fund yet again. In fact, the Conservatives recently took over half a billion dollars from it for their Small Business Job Credit, which the Parliamentary Budget Officer has calculated will only create 800 new jobs, at a cost of $550,000 each. I am all too aware of the importance of making sure EI is available for those who need it. Each year hundreds of thousands of Canadians depend on EI if they lose their job, need long term sick leave, parental leave, or compassionate care when a loved one is dying. Many of them live in Dartmouth – Cole Harbour and I hear first-hand about the challenges and delays they face getting their benefits. Access to EI is at an all-time low and wait times are often far surpassing the 28 day limit. Should we really expect people to go seven weeks without income? Of course not. To make matters worse, changes made to EI by the Conservatives in 2012 have created severe impacts felt by workers across the country. The NDP wants to fix EI. I have spent a lot of time talking with workers, employers, and unions to hear their concerns and ideas. Together we will find better ways to connect the unemployed with the money they have paid in and support Service Canada after massive cuts left them unable to do their job properly. We also want to improve training programs to help people back into the workforce and it’s a personal mission of mine to guarantee the money workers and employers pay into EI is never taken again.
    Sat 3:15 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Élaine MichaudJe suis heureuse de constater que les intentions des responsables de la vente sont de conserver les acquis de l'entreprise. «Notre objectif est de garder l'entreprise en vie. Savoura, c'est un fleuron au Québec.» Jocelyn Renaud, responsable du dossier chez Raymond Chabot
    Sat 2:44 pm | Quebec, Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
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    Megan LeslieThis weekend Moncton's premier roller derby team The Lumbersmacks plays Maine in the first ever WFTDA sanctioned bout in Atlantic Canada. The Smacks have skaters not only from New Brunswick but have a player from PEI and two from Halifax's Anchor City Rollers: Smashy and Box Blocker. Good luck to the Lumbersmacks, rep Halifax like you can Smashy and Box Blocker, and show them the heart and guts of roller derby in Atlantic Canada! (as a side note, Maclean's reporter Aaron Wherry claims that this is the first time ever that roller derby has been mentioned in the House of Commons. As the fastest growing women's sport in the world...I'd say it was about time!) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BVOgRmxqCiU
    Sat 12:21 pm | Nova Scotia, Halifax
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    Rosane Doré LefebvreUn petit rappel pour vous inviter à vous joindre à Thomas Mulcair et moi le 9 mars prochain pour partager vins et fromages lors d'un 5 à 7 intime et convivial. Il reste quelques billets. Faites vite! Pour toutes les informations : http://bit.ly/17YZeej Pour réserver des billets : npd.alfredpellan@gmail.com
    Sat 11:41 am | Quebec, Alfred-Pellan
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    Sat 11:17 am | Ontario, Whitby—Oshawa
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    Brian MasseOut of playoffs 4 Wade, lost 4- 2,good season though, he got most sportsmanship medal 4 his team, I blame r exit bc of our blue jerseys :)
    Sat 10:28 am | Ontario, Option Nationale
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    Paul DewarI'm taking advantage of the sunny weather today to reach out to OCH residents and listen to their stories and their challenges. Thank you so much to the residents of Marion Dewar Place and McAuley Place for your warm welcome and your great questions! You've given me a lot to think about today.
    Sat 10:22 am | Ontario, Frontenac
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    Pierre Dionne LabelleBonne continuité !
    Sat 9:16 am | Quebec, Rivière-du-Nord
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    Élaine MichaudHier soir, j'étais présente au lancement de Vision Donnacona, la web télé de Donnacona que Mik Landry et Nicolas Proulx ont développés. J'ai l'honneur de faire partie de la toute première émission. Bravo pour cette belle initiative.
    Sat 8:51 am | Quebec, Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
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    François PilonUne fleur en chocolat peut faire une différence! Nous vous invitons à passer à notre bureau de circonscription pour acheter cette fleur dont les profits iront à la campagne de financement pour la sensibilisation du cancer du sein. Merci à Madame Carole Charette pour son implication!
    Sat 7:17 am | Quebec, Laval—Les Îles
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    Élaine MichaudSAVOURA EN DIFFICULTÉ: ÉLAINE MICHAUD INQUIÈTE OTTAWA – La députée néo-démocrate Élaine Michaud (Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier) s’inquiète de voir Les Serres Saint-Laurent, producteurs des tomates bien connues Savoura, en difficulté financière au point de devoir vendre ses installations. «J’espère de tout coeur que les installations des Serres Saint-Laurent trouvent preneur et que les activités se poursuivront. C’est un employeur important avec plus de 200 travailleurs au Québec. Nous ne pouvons pas nous permettre encore des mises à pied», a indiqué Mme Michaud. Target a mis à pied 17 600 travailleurs. Sony ferme ses portes. Mexx ferme ses portes. Jacob, Smart set, les mauvaises nouvelles s’accumulent. Le gouvernement conservateur de Stephen Harper a laissé 400 000 emplois disparaître dans le secteur manufacturier, 400 000 bons emplois pour la classe moyenne. «Le mythe conservateur de la gestion financière n'est exactement que cela : un mythe. En cette période d’incertitude, Stephen Harper a décidé d’attendre en avril pour déposer son budget, mais c’est maintenant que nos entreprises ont besoin d’aide. C’est maintenant qu’il faut s’occuper de notre économie», a ajouté Mme Michaud. La députée suivra avec attention la vente des installations des Serres Saint-Laurent et espère que le nouvel acheteur saura pérenniser les activités de cette entreprise importante pour Portneuf et aimée des Québécois.
    Sat 6:16 am | Quebec, Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
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    Irene MathyssenAnother busy week in parliament where I had the opportunity to welcome some Londoners to share their expertise with a parliamentary committee, hear from Bill Gates, and more. My weekly blog post is up: http://ow.ly/JK6t8
    Sat 6:15 am | Ontario, London—Fanshawe
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    Rosane Doré LefebvreLe gouvernement du Québec est préoccupé par certains éléments du projet de loi C-51. Pour une seule fois, est-ce que les conservateurs vont écouter l'appel lancé par le gouvernement du Québec et ne pas faire cavalier seul dans ce dossier?
    Sat 6:07 am | Quebec, Alfred-Pellan
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    Irene MathyssenAs Black History Month comes to a close, and International Women's Day approaches, I thought this was an appropriate message from Rosemary Brown:
    Sat 6:05 am | Ontario, London—Fanshawe
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    Marc Spooner"Meanwhile, University of Regina researchers in certain faculties are having their faculty travel funding - minimal money used to defray the costs associated with presenting and disseminating top-notch research at peer-reviewed conferences - curtailed or cancelled. This is happening even though peer-reviewed conferences represent the highest calibre and most innovative research currently taking place in our respective fields of study and our participation in such scholarly gatherings enhances the university's reputation, our potential for international collaborations, and improves and shapes our current and future scholarly work." http://www.leaderpost.com/opinion/letters/loses+focus/10851344/story.html
    Sat 5:58 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana

Feb 27th

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    Romeo SaganashGreat to see the community out to make a better future for our children!
    Fri 5:39 pm | Quebec, Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou
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    Marc LaferriereHad the honour of doing a full 30 minute episode of Advocate Television with Brantford Native Housing's Sherry Lewis today. What a remarkable person and a great discussion. Her comments about Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIW) are especially important to hear. I will share digitally after it airs in our market. Thank you Sherry!
    Fri 5:17 pm | Ontario, Brant
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    Murray RankinAfter a busy week in Parliament, I’m looking forward to tonight’s public consultation on Bill C-51. I hope you’ll join me, my colleague Randall Garrison, and our two guest experts for an informative discussion tonight at 7:00 at the First Metropolitan United Church. I’m personally very moved by the response this bill has generated in our community. Since the government introduced the bill on January 30, I’ve received a flood of letters, emails and phone calls from constituents. I’ve heard from UVic students who want to petition against the bill. I’ve had folks walk into my community office on Fort Street and ask how they can help stop this bill. I’ve had newspaper clippings taped to my office window with a ‘thank you’ card to the Opposition. Terrorism is a real threat. I know the uncertainty and fear people feel—I heard the gunshots outside our door on October 22nd. But this flawed bill does not just offer a false choice between our values and our security—it fails both. Beginning with a passionate speech by the Leader of the Opposition, Tom Mulcair, we’ve held Stephen Harper accountable for the fundamental flaws in his bill day after day. When the Conservatives chose to ignore the chorus of concern building across Canada and simply railroad the legislation into committee, an NDP filibuster forced them to back down and allow more time to hear from expert witnesses. New Democrat MPs on that committee will do everything possible to give that bill the scrutiny it deserves. As my colleague Randall Garrison told reporters, “We’ll sit nights. We’ll sit weekends.” We reject the politics of fear—the false choice between our values and our security. We will do the hard work required to uphold both. Invite others to tonight's event through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398031753839180
    Fri 4:57 pm | British Columbia, Victoria
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    Rosane Doré LefebvreUne autre entrevue pour mieux comprendre les enjeux qui préoccupent le NPD concernant le projet de loi antiterroriste C-51.
    Fri 4:07 pm | Quebec, Alfred-Pellan
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    Robert ChisholmThanks to my NDP colleagues on the public safety committee who stood up to the Conservatives, we will now have 9 days of committee hearings instead of their proposed 3 so parliamentarians and all Canadians can learn more about what is (and isn't) in Bill C-51. Just like the "Fair" Elections Act which the Conservatives tried to ram through Parliament this time last year, this is an omnibus bill that they want passed with little to no scrutiny. The more people learn about it, the more they see how wrong it is and just like with the Unfair Elections Act, we will do everything we can to slow the process down in order to provide more time for public awareness and expert testimony. It's simply not enough to say, "they have a majority so there's no point in fighting it." That's a betrayal of our duty as elected officials. Don't forget that with the Unfair Elections Act we did manage to push the government into amending some of its worst aspects, but only because the NDP and Canadians coast-to-coast fought so hard against it. For weeks Pierre Poilievre insisted it was a great bill. Then suddenly, and without warning, they made important changes to that bill. As the late, great Tommy Douglas said, "Courage, my friends; 'tis not too late to build a better world."
    Fri 3:38 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Laurin LiuAujourd'hui il y a eu le vol d'inauguration du Bombardier CSeries CS300. Une bonne nouvelle pour Bombardier, pour le domaine aéoronautique et pour l'économie des Laurentides et du Québec. Félicitations à tous les travailleurs et travailleuses grâce à qui ce projet a été possible.
    Fri 2:22 pm | Quebec, Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
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    Romeo SaganashFebruary 27th Question Period in the House of Commons. As a roundtable on that subject was organized in Ottawa by Indigenous people from across Canada, Abitibi-James-Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou MP, Romeo Saganash, raised once again to question the government on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women issue. http://youtu.be/903gjqySs7U
    Fri 2:14 pm | Quebec, Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou
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    Romeo SaganashPériode de question du 27 février 2015, à la Chambre des Communes. Alors que des Autochtones de partout au Canada ont initié la tenue à Ottawa d'une table ronde à ce sujet, le député néo-démocrate d'Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou revient à la charge et questionne à nouveau le gouvernement concernant les Femmes autochtones disparues et assassinées. http://youtu.be/RY8iVQYTLtw
    Fri 2:11 pm | Quebec, Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou
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    Robert ChisholmRosemary Brown was a feminist, professor, writer, and Officer of the Order of Canada. She was also the first black woman to be elected to a Canadian provincial legislature. In 1975 she also became the first black woman (and only the second woman) to run for the leadership of a Canadian federal party in which she finished a strong second to NDP leader Ed Broadbent with over 41% of the votes on the final ballot. #BlackHistoryMonth #inspiring
    Fri 2:10 pm | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Djaouida SellahAujourd'hui, à l’occasion du café-causerie du Centre d'Action Bénévole Les P'tits Bonheurs de Saint-Bruno, Oriane Wion du journal Les Versants nous a parlé de journalisme et d’actualité. Merci aux organisateurs pour cette agréable matinée qui a permis de nombreux échanges entre les citoyens!
    Fri 1:52 pm | Quebec, Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert
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    Jean CrowderHear is my speech from the first hour of debate on my Derelict Vessels Bill C-638 in the House of Common yesterday http://jeancrowder.ndp.ca/videos
    Fri 1:43 pm | British Columbia, Nanaimo—Cowichan
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    Nathan CullenThe Conservatives and now the Bloc, are waging the worst most cynical type of politics. Pretending that wearing a niqab somehow makes someone a suspect and not Canadian. Voters will punish any party that degrades themselves just pandering to a few racists. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bloc-québécois-anti-niqab-ad-takes-aim-at-ndp-1.2974146
    Fri 1:32 pm | British Columbia, Skeena—Bulkley Valley
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    Matthew KellwayHouse of Commons February 27, 2015 Matthew presents petitions protecting pollinators Matthew rose in the House today to present a petition submitted by Mrs. Dietz and her grade four class at Crescent Town Elementary School calling upon the House of Commons to take concrete steps to solve the problem of high mortality rates among bees and other insect pollinators; to develop a strategy to address the multiple factors related to bee colony deaths, such as the destruction and disturbance of habitat and pesticide use; and to encourage seed companies to produce and facilitate the purchase of seed that is not treated with neonics. The classroom full of bee experts and pollinator advocates also gave Matthew letters to give to the ministers of the government on this important issue. http://youtu.be/trejh6EIQz8
    Fri 1:00 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Matthew KellwayHouse of Commons February 27, 2015 Questions Period Matthew rose in the House today to hold the Conservative government to account for their disastrous plan for ending door-to-door mail delivery. Residents are plagued by thefts and snow-covered and frozen community mailboxes. Cities are stuck with the costs. Hundreds of cities right across this country, big and small, including his own city of Toronto, have called upon the government to abandon this plan and now postal workers have launched a court challenge. Montreal says it will join that lawsuit. Matt asks the Conservatives: when will they abandon this plan and restore door-to-door mail delivery? http://youtu.be/46xli0wVLzw
    Fri 12:55 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York

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