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Sep 2nd

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    Marc LaferriereAs the Canadian population ages, we need a strategic approach to financial security for seniors, health care, and adequate and affordable housing or we will see more seniors living in poverty while our health system is strained to the breaking point. That’s the reason the NDP is proud to be the only party proposing a National Strategy on Aging. Our strategy is based on extensive consultations with seniors and their families. They have told us what kind of leadership Canadians want to see from the federal government on the urgent priorities facing seniors. Our strategy includes action on palliative care, prescription drugs, continuing care, support for family caregivers, and dementia. Both palliative care and dementia were singled out by Dr. Chris Simpson, incoming President of the Canadian Medical Association, as immediate priorities. The NDP will also make significant investments in affordable housing and home retrofits for seniors, in order to address the growing number of seniors on social housing waiting lists, at risk of becoming homeless. The NDP has also committed to restoring the age of eligibility for Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement to 65 and to working with the provinces to achieve our goal of doubling Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan benefits. Everyone should be able to age with dignity. The Conservatives’ reckless approach – unilaterally cutting health care funding, raising the age of eligibility for OAS/GIS, and backtracking on plans to expand CPP/QPP – needlessly puts seniors at risk of poverty, insecurity and isolation, while threatening the viability of Canada’s cherished social programs. There is a better way. Irene Mathyssen, NDP Critic for Seniors, MP for London-Fanshawe
    8 hours ago | Ontario, Brant
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    Kimberley LoveJoin us for breakfast with former Prime Minister Paul Martin. Tickets are $30 and hot breakfast will be served. Buy your tickets now: http://events.liberal.ca/Event/breakfast-with-rt-hon-paul-martin.aspx?Lang=en or you can RSVP to team@kimberleylove.ca to hold a ticket at the door.
    13 hours ago | Ontario, Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
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    Rish McGlynnWell said Kayleigh! "I would like to see a provincial government that is positive and inspired by the people who choose to live in this province. I think there will always be people who are not driven to put time or energy into their home communities. Instead of pouring our energy into "bringing the boys home" from Alberta, instead of creating dead-end jobs here for those people in particular, we should be/elect a government that sees potential in the hardworking people that organize their lives to be here every day. As one smart fellow pointed out to me the other day....the families of those who leave the province to make $$$ are not packing their bags. They are here on purpose. The people that leave, that is their choice. But their choices do not speak for me, or for the people who stay. Their choices don't make us poor. "People who have no dreams are poor" "
    13 hours ago | New Brunswick, Tobique—Mactaquac
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    Marc SpoonerThe article "Mayor looks forward to second housing summit", Aug. 25", which, curiously, only features the mayor's perspective, quotes him as saying the city has done an excellent job. Perhaps casting a wider net that included community-based service providers would reveal a different, much-sadder story; one where the lineups for vital services like food and truly affordable lodging grow longer with each passing year. Although it is good that Regina's vacancy rate has improved, our stock of truly affordable - geared to low income - units has not. http://www.leaderpost.com/opinion/letters/Housing+gaps/10166965/story.html
    15 hours ago | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Anita VandenbeldJoin Anita this evening (Tuesday) from 7-9pm for our biweekly team meeting and policy discussion. This week we have a special guest talking about the need for a national strategy on mental health. Email info@ElectAnita.ca for details.
    16 hours ago | Ontario, Ottawa West—Nepean
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    Trish McAuliffePerfect opportunity to share this as our young students start out in their Fall education term or job hunt. This is a very important initiative to build on!
    16 hours ago | Ontario, Whitby—Oshawa
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    Marc LaferriereNDP to focus on substance in lead up to 2015 election. Now that's something I can get behind! Some highlights from the article: "Mr. Mulcair will focus on policy, specifically health- and child-care issues, Mr. Bélanger said. Earlier this summer, Mr. Mulcair said the NDP would introduce a national childcare program if elected." “Childcare is going to be a big plank for us. It’s something that we feel families need. It’s part of the issues that they’re facing. Childcare needs to be made more available,” said Mr. Bélanger. “[The NDP will] be really, really focusing on it in the next several months: a really clear and focused and progressive vision for the country that he’ll [Thomas Mulcair] be working hard to articulate to Canadians between now and the election, and making sure he has an opportunity to do so on substance and on policy, not just on the photo ops,” said Mr. Purdy. Mr. MacLachlan and Mr. Purdy, both said Mr. Mulcair’s recent announcement, committing to launch an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women within its first 100 days as government if elected, is a good example of the party’s strategy heading into 2015. “You’re going to start seeing a bit more of that kind of commitment, firm commitments they can be held accountable to,” said Mr. MacLachlan.
    20 hours ago | Ontario, Brant

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    Sun 11:44 pm | British Columbia, South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale
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    Matt Daudlin"We would like to take this opportunity to let Matt and his family and others know what a dedicated friend Matt and his family have been over the years we have known them. Matt has been the type of person that if you ask a favour he is right there to lend a helping hand. He has helped us in many situations and has also taken the time to assist our children to make life easier for them. Matt is not the type of man to ask for anything in return for good deeds he has put forward. We would also like to take this time to thank his wife Sherrie and his children Noah and Hannah for generously being supportive and the back bone of all Matt endeavors. Without family supporting each other, our accomplishments could not be met. Thank you Matt, Sherrie, Noah, Hannah." ~ Chuck and Lori Laliberte and Family
    Sun 3:16 pm | Ontario, Chatham-Kent—Essex
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    Trish McAuliffeHere to protect and deliver NDP!
    Sun 12:04 pm | Ontario, Whitby—Oshawa
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    Marc LaferriereTomorrow in Brantford the good folks at the Labour Council bring us a huge day of free family friendly events. See you there!
    Sun 8:00 am | Ontario, Brant
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    Daniel BealsToday, I have officially launched my campaign to represent the Kingston & the Islands New Democrats in the 2015 federal election. DJB.
    Sun 6:09 am | Ontario, Kingston and the Islands

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