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    Romeo SaganashFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Version française incluse) NOVEMBER 23, 2014 NDP URGES COMPENSATION FOR THALIDOMIDE SURVIVORS OTTAWA - The NDP is urging the government to provide fair compensation to survivors of the Thalidomide tragedy – victims who have struggled for decades with the tragic consequences of using this drug, which had been approved by the Canadian government as a safe drug for use by pregnant women to deal with morning sickness. “For over 50 years, Canadian victims of Thalidomide, and their families, have dealt with severe side effects, pain, and hardship – suffering that has mostly been invisible to Canadian society. It is time that this changed,” said Libby Davies (Vancouver East), NDP Health Critic. Canada was slow to pull this drug from the market, leading to a larger number of Canadian victims. And while many countries, including Germany and the United Kingdom, provided ongoing compensation and support to Thalidomide survivors, Canada’s government failed to follow suit. “We have tabled a motion calling on the government to provide the victims with the support they need as they continue to deal with the tragic consequences of using this drug,” concluded Davies. “It is time for Canada to do the right thing and I hope we can count on the support of all parties to get Thalidomide survivors the help they deserve.” The text of the NDP’s motion: That, in the opinion of the House: (a) full support should be offered to survivors of thalidomide; (b) the urgent need to defend the rights and dignity of those affected by thalidomide should be recognized; and (c) the government should provide support to survivors, as requested by the Thalidomide Survivors Taskforce. – 30 – For more information, please contact: Véronique Breton, Press Secretary, 613-408-1483 or Veronique.breton@parl.gc.ca *** POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE 23 novembre 2014 LE NPD EXIGE QUE LES VICTIMES DE LA THALIDOMIDE SOIENT INDEMNISÉES OTTAWA – Le NPD presse le gouvernement d’indemniser équitablement les victimes de la thalidomide, qui doivent composer depuis des décennies avec les effets néfastes et tragiques de ce médicament qui avait reçu le feu vert du gouvernement pour être utilisé comme sédatif anti-nauséeux par les femmes enceintes. « Cela fait plus de 50 ans que les victimes de la thalidomide et leurs proches doivent composer avec de terribles souffrances et effets secondaires, et la société canadienne a été témoin. Il est grand temps de changer les choses », a déclaré la porte-parole du NPD en matière de santé, Libby Davies (Vancouver-Est). Le Canada a mis du temps à retirer ce médicament du marché, ce qui a accru le nombre de victimes au pays. Alors que certains pays, comme l’Allemagne et le Royaume-Uni, ont décidé d’indemniser et d’appuyer les victimes, le gouvernement canadien n’a pas emboîté le pas. « Nous avons déposé une motion pressant le gouvernement d’appuyer adéquatement les victimes, qui continuent de composer avec les effets secondaires tragiques de ce médicament, a ajouté Mme Davies. Il est temps que le Canada prenne ses responsabilités. J’espère que tous les partis appuieront cette motion, afin que les victimes de la thalidomide obtiennent enfin le soutien qu’elles méritent. » Motion du NPD : Que de l'avis de la Chambre; a) un support absolu devrait être offert aux survivants de la thalidomide; b) la nécessité urgente de défendre les droits et la dignité des personnes touchées par la thalidomide devrait être reconnue; et c) le gouvernement devrait soutenir les survivants, tel que le demande le groupe de travail sur les survivants de la thalidomide. – 30 – Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec : Véronique Breton, attachée de presse, 613 408-1483 ou veronique.breton@parl.gc.ca
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    Jeunes néo-démocrates du QuébecCe samedi, les JNDQ: Jeunes néodémocrates du Québec vous invitent à célébrer nos bons coups de la dernière année. Venez en grand nombre.
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    Trish McAuliffeDevelopment funding (R&D) vs Application of development (technology ready) equals zero jobs to Ontario. I would say its all talk NO ACTION Plan. Serious bait and switch going on here to sit on the 200 million dollars allocated. Starving manufacturing out of this country.
    2 hours ago | Ontario, Whitby—Oshawa
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    Carolyn BennettThank you to Glen Murray, George Smitherman, Carolyn Bennett, Rob Oliphant, Bill Morneau & everyone who participated in our Queer Rights event yesterday at The 519. It was a great success!
    3 hours ago | Ontario, St. Paul's
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    3 hours ago | , Scarborough—Rouge River
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    Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Federal Liberal AssociationCheck out the House of Commons' DailyWatch – Monday, November 24, 2015 here:
    3 hours ago | Ontario, Lambton—Kent—Middlesex
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    Glenn ThibeaultI woke up this morning and read this article from Tim Harper in the Toronto Star... What a great read... the last paragraph sums up what I think what a lot of us are feeling... "“Somewhere in my soul,” Lewis says, “I cherish the possibility of a return to a vibrant democracy, where equality is the watchword, where people of different ideological conviction have respect for each other, where policy is debated rather than demeaned, where the great issues of the day are given thoughtful consideration, where Canada’s place on the world stage is seen as principled and laudatory, where human rights for all is the emblem of a decent civilized society.” http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/11/23/stephen_lewis_roars_once_more_in_takedown_of_stephen_harper_government_tim_harper.html
    4 hours ago | Ontario, Marguerite-Bourgeoys
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    Marc LaferriereWe hear so much about the worst of the House of Commons on our news - and with good reason. It is however important to celebrate the good too. Kudos to my friends Peter Stoffer and Nathan Cullen on being included on this list for their collegiality and knowledge and congrats to all the winners from the Conservative, Greens, Liberals and independents too. Great mix.
    4 hours ago | Ontario, Brant
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    Canoe.ca PoliticsDoesn't look like he's done yet.
    4 hours ago | , Mississauga South
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    Robert ChisholmStudies have shown that an affordable childcare plan like the NDP's could help lift thousands of kids and their families out of poverty. Like the example in this article, affordable and available childcare can give parents a chance to get the training they need instead of relying on social assistance. Perhaps most importantly, it would give many of our kids a better start in life. Quality childcare is not babysitting, it is education. What better investment can the government make?
    5 hours ago | Nova Scotia, Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
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    Canoe.ca PoliticsA Florida man apparently set fire to his home deliberately on Saturday morning to lure police and firefighters to his quiet residential neighborhood to ambush them in a hail of gunfire. ttp://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2014/11/23/22090826.html
    6 hours ago | , Mississauga South
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    Canoe.ca PoliticsSettle down now class. So what did you Grade 6 students do over the weekend? http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2014/11/23/22090786.html
    7 hours ago | , Mississauga South

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