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    Trish McAuliffeConsidering I have connected with many of our volunteers I would also offer out to any followers who would like to come on board. Canvassing is ongoing daily. Especially Saturdays 10- 1pm and Sundays 2-5pm. Should you want to join up with me please message here asap.
    14 hours ago | Ontario, Whitby—Oshawa
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    Trish McAuliffeLets begin with the Whitby-Oshawa By Election and capture my commitment to all these NDP policies for our families.
    15 hours ago | Ontario, Whitby—Oshawa
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    Paul DewarDo you have a cell phone? Do you want to do your part to prevent sexual violence? If you said yes and yes, I'm asking for your help. I'm calling this the Conflict Mineral Challenge. It's simple: tell your MP to vote for Bill C-486, the Conflict Minerals Act. Let them know that by cutting off the funding for armed groups in the Congo, we can help end violence against women and girls. The vote on the bill will be this coming Wednesday. The time for action is now. Thank you for your help!
    18 hours ago | Ontario, Frontenac
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    Paul DewarAvez-vous un téléphone cellulaire? Voulez-vous contribuer aux efforts contre la violence sexuelle? Si oui, j'ai besoin de votre aide avec un défi : le défi des minéraux des conflits. Que-pouvez vous faire? C'est simple : dites a votre député d'appuyer le projet de loi C-486. Le vote aura lieu mercredi prochain. Le temps d’agir est maintenant. Merci de votre appui.
    18 hours ago | Ontario, Frontenac
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    Chris CharltonIt was a good week in the House. I got to raise bankruptcy protection at US Steel, Canada Post, the need to increase the minimum wage, spousal homicide and pensions, as well as nuclear liability. On Friday, I helped our NDP caucus take control of Parliament and successfully force a debate on missing and murdered aboriginal women. And I'm ending the week with the Concession Street BIA's Cornfest, an event to support the food bank at Neighbour to Neighbour, the United Filipino Canadian Seniors Association's Appreciation Night, a 50th wedding anniversary celebration, and the AIDS Walk tomorrow. In the midst of it all I had a great chat with USW Local 1005 President Rolf Gerstenberger, and got more ammunition for next week in the House. Let's get to it! Can't wait. But first: laundry and a jog!
    18 hours ago | Ontario, Hamilton Mountain
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    Olivia ChowBuses are the backbone of our transit system in large parts of the city. My plan is to invest in better bus service now. www.oliviachow.ca/buses
    18 hours ago | Ontario, Trinity—Spadina
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    Élaine MichaudFélicitations à l'Accorderie de Portneuf qui fête aujourd'hui son 1er anniversaire. Pour vous inscrire: http://accorderie.ca/portneuf/
    21 hours ago | Quebec, Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
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    Pierre Dionne LabelleHarper le sait, Mulcair le dit, Trudeau n'y comprend rien.
    21 hours ago | Quebec, Rivière-du-Nord
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    Linda DuncanFun tie-dye party in Hazeldean as part of their #CLDay2014 celebration #EFCL #YEG http://t.co/6pbZMoGywq
    22 hours ago | Alberta, Edmonton—Strathcona
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    Romeo SaganashMy colleague and friend Romeo Saganash delivered a speech yesterday and like many Canadians, I was deeply moved. Here is what he said: "In the first 100 days of an NDP government, we will launch a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. We have to address the systemic causes of violence against the indigenous women and girls of this country. The structures and attitudes that allow this violence to continue must be examined, exposed and changed. The only way to do this at the national level is to establish a national public commission of inquiry. Indigenous women experience more violence because they are indigenous and because they are women. Amnesty International found that indigenous women are most likely to die before non-indigenous women in this country, and are more likely to die violently. In many indigenous cultures and societies, we are taught to honour women as life-givers, as knowledge-keepers, as storytellers, as medicine women, as word-carriers, as community members, and as human beings, and colonialism has impacted negatively on those values. The violence that is perpetrated against indigenous women is the same violence against the environment today and the same violence that assaulted parents and grandparents in residential schools. Let me quote from the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of R. v. Ipeelee. The court said: To be clear, courts must take judicial notice of such matters as the history of colonialism, displacement, and residential schools and how that history continues to translate into lower educational attainment, lower incomes, higher unemployment, higher rates of substance abuse and suicide.... Yet the Prime Minister, incredibly, said not too long ago that we have no history of colonialism in this country. Let me tell a story about a little boy named Jonish, who was sent to a residential school in 1954. He was five years old. He never came back. Apparently, he died the first year he arrived at the residential school. His mom never knew, until after two years, of his death. His mom, my mom, for 40 years never knew where Jonish was buried. It was only by coincidence that one of my sisters happened to be in the area one day, and someone told her, “I know where your little brother is buried”. After 40 years, my sister filmed the site where he was buried and brought the film back to my mom to show her. Just imagine. It was 40 years until she found out where my little brother lay. I do not know if any of the members have seen their mother cry. I saw my mother cry many times, but the day she saw that video—I had never seen her cry that way. That was closure. That is what we call closure. That is the closest she could get to final closure for her son. This is what indigenous families in this country need. That is what they want. That is why they are calling for this national inquiry. Where is the Canada we used to know, the one that has a history of upholding high standards of human rights and social democratic values in this country? Where is it? Even when faced with fundamental legislative changes and challenges to the social structure, we used to have that Canada. It is no longer here. Therefore, I submit very respectfully that an inquiry would fall into the legacy that this country has. That is why the NDP is calling for that inquiry and it is why the NDP, together with other families and Canadians across this country, want that inquiry. I stand here today on behalf of the families of the missing and murdered indigenous women so that we can heed their calls for a national inquiry. It is their time. Let us give them their time so that they can get close to the closure that they also need. That is why our party will call that inquiry no longer than 100 days after our election as a government. We will provide the justice that we all need."
    22 hours ago | Quebec, Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou
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    Robert ChisholmMy colleague and friend Romeo Saganash delivered a speech yesterday and like many Canadians, I was deeply moved. Here is what he said: "In the first 100 days of an NDP government, we will launch a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. We have to address the systemic causes of violence against the indigenous women and girls of this country. The structures and attitudes that allow this violence to continue must be examined, exposed and changed. The only way to do this at the national level is to establish a national public commission of inquiry. Indigenous women experience more violence because they are indigenous and because they are women. Amnesty International found that indigenous women are most likely to die before non-indigenous women in this country, and are more likely to die violently. In many indigenous cultures and societies, we are taught to honour women as life-givers, as knowledge-keepers, as storytellers, as medicine women, as word-carriers, as community members, and as human beings, and colonialism has impacted negatively on those values. The violence that is perpetrated against indigenous women is the same violence against the environment today and the same violence that assaulted parents and grandparents in residential schools. Let me quote from the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of R. v. Ipeelee. The court said: To be clear, courts must take judicial notice of such matters as the history of colonialism, displacement, and residential schools and how that history continues to translate into lower educational attainment, lower incomes, higher unemployment, higher rates of substance abuse and suicide.... Yet the Prime Minister, incredibly, said not too long ago that we have no history of colonialism in this country. Let me tell a story about a little boy named Jonish, who was sent to a residential school in 1954. He was five years old. He never came back. Apparently, he died the first year he arrived at the residential school. His mom never knew, until after two years, of his death. His mom, my mom, for 40 years never knew where Jonish was buried. It was only by coincidence that one of my sisters happened to be in the area one day, and someone told her, “I know where your little brother is buried”. After 40 years, my sister filmed the site where he was buried and brought the film back to my mom to show her. Just imagine. It was 40 years until she found out where my little brother lay. I do not know if any of the members have seen their mother cry. I saw my mother cry many times, but the day she saw that video—I had never seen her cry that way. That was closure. That is what we call closure. That is the closest she could get to final closure for her son. This is what indigenous families in this country need. That is what they want. That is why they are calling for this national inquiry. Where is the Canada we used to know, the one that has a history of upholding high standards of human rights and social democratic values in this country? Where is it? Even when faced with fundamental legislative changes and challenges to the social structure, we used to have that Canada. It is no longer here. Therefore, I submit very respectfully that an inquiry would fall into the legacy that this country has. That is why the NDP is calling for that inquiry and it is why the NDP, together with other families and Canadians across this country, want that inquiry. I stand here today on behalf of the families of the missing and murdered indigenous women so that we can heed their calls for a national inquiry. It is their time. Let us give them their time so that they can get close to the closure that they also need. That is why our party will call that inquiry no longer than 100 days after our election as a government. We will provide the justice that we all need."
    22 hours ago | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Linda DuncanHad a great chat with folks in Hazeldean about affordability, housing & student loan issues #EFCL #YEG #CLDay2014 http://t.co/hRbGVepN9y
    22 hours ago | Alberta, Edmonton—Strathcona
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    Denis BlanchetteEn compagnie d'Éléna Éléna Laliberté et de Christian Laliberté lors du passage de Daniel Lessard à la librairie Laliberté pour promouvoir son 4ème roman intitulé "Le puits"
    22 hours ago | Quebec, Louis-Hébert
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    Denis BlanchetteEn discussion avec Daniel Lessard, de passage à la librairie Laliberté.
    22 hours ago | Quebec, Louis-Hébert
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    Brian MasseIn Manitoba, was able to pay respects to Andrew, exhibit was really nice, also met an officer who is from Windsor! http://t.co/QgsVUNf2Ym
    23 hours ago | Ontario, Option Nationale
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    23 hours ago | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Nathan CullenIncredibly honoured to be bearing witness to the Haida and Heiltsuk renewing a 200 year old peace treaty today. Historic. Precedent setting. Beautiful
    23 hours ago | British Columbia, Skeena—Bulkley Valley
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    Peggy NashTomorrow, join the People's Climate March here in Toronto: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm Nathan Phillips Square In front of City Hall. Details: http://tcan.ca/event/peoples-climate-march-toronto
    23 hours ago | Ontario, Parkdale—High Park
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    Matthew KellwayMatthew Congratulates Carole Stimmell 2014 Beach Citizen of the Year “She was an outsider….indeed a far-outsider….American even….who became a foundation stone for this community. And not by virtue of time spent here…not by just putting in the time…that doesn’t get you far and certainly not to the centre of this celebration. She became such in the same manner that other Beach Citizens of the Year before her did….by getting her kicks – her “high” as she once called it – from serving all of us. The “us” I refer to includes us usual suspects who gather annually here but also an impersonal us…the thousands of kids on sidewalks for the Centre 55 Christmas Parade, the hundreds who each year receive toys and food in Centre 55’s hampers, the all of us who cherish the service and the memories of the veterans of Canada and who will gather this year, thanks in part to the efforts of Carole, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Canada’s participation in the 1st World War and, in the interests of time…skipping to what I think Carole is best known for…the all of us not just have received the Beach Metro News during her tenure as Editor but the all of us who turned to that paper as our way into understanding and participating in this, truly the most blessed, truly the greatest, place to live. Carole, though your name is now carved in stone here in this lovely corner of our community I think we must all have the modesty to admit that this place where we celebrate and commemorate so much that’s important in our community life – including your service – won’t be here forever. But take solace…someday many years hence an archeologist will dig up this stone and that path and find the name Carole Stimmell and figure out that she was important to us, important enough to be worthy of designation “Beach Citizen of the Year.” Congratulations Carole."
    23 hours ago | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Jeunes néo-démocrates du QuébecLa journée est presque terminée et la bière sera grandement méritée! On se rejoint au Siboire ce soir pour continuer à discuter?
    23 hours ago | Quebec,
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    Matthew Kellway2014 09 19 New Democrats celebrate Democracy Week, call for change The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement for Democracy Week: “On Democracy Week, Canadians from coast to coast have had an opportunity to celebrate our democracy, and to promote the civic engagement and education that keep it strong. Canadian democracy is the product of generations of hard work, and is admired around the world for its tolerance, inclusiveness and stability. New Democrats cherish and defend it. We also recognize that it is a work in progress, and recent history has shown that we must remain vigilant to protect it. Under our current first-past-the-post voting system, too many Canadians feel as though their vote does not matter, and many youth are turning away from our electoral system. Electoral reform is an important way to reinvigorate our democracy, and in 2015 New Democrats will be seeking a mandate to introduce a proportional-representation voting system that better reflects the true political preferences of Canadians. We are committed to ensuring that 2015 is the last unfair election. This Democracy Week, we urge Canadians to get out and participate in civic events in their communities to celebrate Canadian democracy, and to engage with the debate on electoral reform so we can ensure that every vote counts.”
    23 hours ago | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Jeunes néo-démocrates du Québec@catherine_hame et @jonathanallard nous livre leurs expériences de militants et représentants des jeunes membres... à leur façon #JNDQ14
    23 hours ago | Quebec,
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    Olivia ChowMany supporters have shared their story why they are on board at www.imwitholivia.ca. Take a look at Nadine's and share yours as well.
    23 hours ago | Ontario, Trinity—Spadina
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    Marc LaferriereApplefest in St. George. On tomorrow as well. Great fun. http://www.stgeorgeapplefest.com
    23 hours ago | Ontario, Brant

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