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Nov 26th

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    Marc LaferriereTom 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. Mulcair made the announcement at the Championing Public Health Nutrition Conference. A third of Canadian children are overweight or obese, and 70 per cent of children between the ages of four and eight do not eat enough fruits and vegetables. Food advertising targeting children has been banned for over 30 years in Quebec, and that province has one of the lowest child obesity levels in Canada. The ban in Quebec was found to effectively reduce unhealthy food consumption by as much as 13 per cent each week. “Good nutrition is smart public policy, and we know that eating more nutritious food means that Canadians live longer, better lives. We’ll put the power to make healthy food choices back in the hands of parents,” said Mulcair. Read more details on Tom's plan at: http://www.ndp.ca/sites/default/files/news/healthykids-mediabackgrounder-en-print.pdf
    40 minutes ago | Ontario, Brant
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    Peter OrmondIn the battle between what is sane and sustainable and what is profitable, we have to find a way for sane and sustainable to win.
    5 hours ago | Ontario, Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale
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    7 hours ago | Ontario, Whitby—Oshawa
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    Max KhanOur veterans deserve better!
    7 hours ago | Ontario, Oakville
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    Marc Spooner"In 2010, the federal government eliminated the mandatory long-form census, yet another blow to the place of scientific evidence in public policy making. Census data provides evidence that allows us to make informed decisions about social services, to address employment and labour market needs, to make business investment decisions and to plan for the future. Census data is also an invaluable tool for researchers in­vestigating topics from health care to pov­erty and income distribution to Aboriginal studies. The census provided researchers with cru­cial data sets. Crucial, not only because they provided a comprehensive survey of the entire country of a certain accuracy and spatial resolution, but also because they could be compared to earlier census data in order to observe and analyze trends in Canadian society. The census was an excellent research tool that provided high-quality, longitudinal data series." https://www.cautbulletin.ca/en_article.asp?ArticleID=3927
    7 hours ago | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Marc LaferriereFrom rabble.ca: The next election will be in 2015, said Mulcair, and the number 15 was a useful symbol for him. For the Conservatives, he said, 15 stands for less 15 per cent, the wage paid temporary foreign workers, 15 per cent less than the Canadian wage for the same job, an amount designed to drive down wages for Canadians workers. For the NDP, Mulcair said, 15 means $15 an hour, the federal minimum wage his party proposes to adopt. Mulcair pointed out that for the Conservatives, 15 stands for the wealthy 15 per cent of the population that will benefit from the income-splitting plan announced by the prime minister as part of his family tax cut proposals. For the NDP, said Mulcair, 15 stands for 15 dollars a day, the maximum amount parents would pay for child care in the national plan his party would bring in if elected.
    11 hours ago | Ontario, Brant

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    Daniel BealsNew screening times announced for the Screening Room. November 23- 4pm November 25- 7pm November 26- 4pm November 27- 7pm Filmmaker(s) in attendance at all Kingston screenings The Screening Room (120 Princess St.)
    Sun 9:21 pm | Ontario, Kingston and the Islands
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    Marc LaferriereBlown away. Conservative candidate call those who support renewable energy as "extremists". Give me a break - and give us a break from this government in 2015 with your vote. I recently read a Conservative supporter saying that the left spends too much time talking about "ists" and "isms" - look in the mirror folks. Being an environmentalist, wanting more options when it comes to renewables is about protecting the planet for generations to come and increasing our competitiveness in the world. Those are valid goals if I ever heard of any.
    Sun 3:11 pm | Ontario, Brant
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    Sun 10:07 am | Ontario,
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    Marc SpoonerLooking for a worthy local cause to support as we approach the holidays? Shawna Semaganis works at Carmichael Outreach. She is a community-minded person, who gives tirelessly of herself to help others. She lives with her 5 children and her grand daughter. Last Saturday night, they had a house fire. The good news is that everyone is safe and it looks like they have found a new place to rent. The bad news is they didn't have insurance and they lost almost everything. They have to make a damage deposit, repair their vehicle, and replace almost everything in their home. Shawna and her family are not used to accepting help, they are more used to giving it. It's been a really exhausting week for them (trying to find a new place to live), dealing with the aftermath of the fire, going through their home trying to salvage anything they can, trying to find more clothes than just what they were wearing when they left their house). Please consider making a cash donation in support of Shawna and her family. Carmichael Outreach can accept donations on her behalf during their office hours. I can also accept the donations. Contact me if you would like to contribute. Our goal is to collect $1000 for Shawna's family to pay for their rent and damage deposit. Related CTV-Regina new story can be found here: http://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=496744#496079 Sincerely, Marc
    Sun 9:58 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Sun 9:17 am | Ontario, Markham—Unionville
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    Brian WhiteHere's the version of the Mike Stevens film that I was Cinematographer on (not the version I directed). Produced by Jonathan Torrens (J-Roc). Check it out. http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/documentary+Free+Preview/ID/2590881936/
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    Marc LaferriereI worked on the local housing stability plan and know first hand as someone who was raised in social housing how big the need is. It is an investment and a help - one of the few kinds of government expenditures where we get to keep an asset too. Sign on to support social housing.
    Sun 7:06 am | Ontario, Brant
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    Max KhanThis group seems very eager to promote the Liberal brand in ONB. Please let me know if you would like to join the Young Liberals in Oakville North-Burlington.
    Sun 6:40 am | Ontario, Oakville
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    Sun 5:31 am | Ontario, Welland
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    Leanna VillellaOur government continues to respect and appreciate and care for our VETERANS and will continue to do so. I will continue to post the facts so the community will know the truth instead of what the opposition would like you to believe. There is continuing coverage of the fact that Veterans Affairs lapsed $1.1 billion in funding since 2006. Since 2006, our Government has spent almost $30 billion dollars towards delivering veterans benefits, programs and supports; that’s $5 billion ABOVE what the previous LIBERAL government was spending. All governments always ensure statutory funding is fully funded to ensure there is no shortfall. As proof, in the last year alone of the previous Liberal Government, Veterans Affairs Canada lapsed $111 million. Annual expenditures at Veterans Affairs Canada have increased from $2.7 billion when the Liberals were in government to $3.5 billion last year. A veteran who is injured and in rehabilitation receives a minimum of $3,500 in financial benefits each month. Veterans who are the most seriously injured can receive $8,000 or more a month in financial benefits from the Government of Canada and their military pension. Our Government increased two disability awards to a new combined total of half a million dollars, tax free. Injured veterans now have access up to $75,800 towards university and college retraining.
    Sun 5:16 am | Ontario, Welland

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