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April

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    After the thumping we took in October, Edmonton was inevitably about Tom. And it came to a conclusion that I think was necessary and hopeful. And yet my heart sank when I heard the news. Because I know he gave all of himself to the job. Because I thought then - in 2012 - and remain convinced that he was the only one who gave us a chance to form government in 2015. Because I know that would have hurt - deeply. But mostly, because I believe that the real issue that we have to wrestle to the ground wasn't/isn't the leader. It's bigger than that. It's not about, as so many pundits have suggested, whether we're too far to the left or too far to the right. The continuum we have to consider is not ideological - it's temporal. There is a social democratic present and future for Canada that we have not fully, properly considered and imagined yet. (It isn't Leap - although Leap may take that shape over the next two years. But Leap came down from above and, as such, needs to be tested, proven, made actionable and real.) We have forsaken the search for answers to the present and our future - consistent with what we value - to play a game that is deeply cynical, wholly superficial, too often farcical. And old...and tired.... That isn't to say that we've been dishonest. That which we did put forward was done so with the intention of changing that which offended, mitigating that which harmed and pushing toward that which we think would be better for most. But we shouldn't have been caught playing this game - manoeuvering around the same game board as the other guys. This was the subtext, at least, to my urban agenda - that a national political discourse absent cities could not be of this time and place much less the future of this place or, indeed, the urbanizing world we live in. Such a political discourse can only be partially real and relevant, at best. I note - with some bitterness still (but I'm healing!) - that we didn't talk about cities in our campaign. So it wasn't Tom, I don't think. It was a Party that hasn't stopped to rethink the present and future and, in all of that, how we ought to govern Canada to ensure, as someone once put it, "the production and reproduction of humans and humankind - according to humankind's own measure." They went on to say, "it's the easy things that are hard to do." But this is, I believe, the task before us. It's not about left or right. Leave it to the pundits to put us on their continuum, as they will. But it is about a social democratic present and future for Canada that we, and only we, can define. As we wait for a new leader to emerge, we better get started.
    Apr 13, 2016 8:01 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York

January

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    As the MP for BEY, I presented this petition in the HoC to stop private, for-profit blood clinics from setting up shop in Canada. The Federal Government needs to take action. The tainted blood crisis was our country's most devastating health tragedy. 30,000 Canadians were infected with HIV and HepC. Let's not let this happen again. (Thank you MP Don Davies for sponsoring this e-petition. Thank you MP Kennedy Stewart for making e-petitions part of our democracy.)
    Jan 19, 2016 11:00 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York

October

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    CLOSING DOWN OFFICES We are in the process of shutting down our offices (Ottawa and Toronto). If you have a casework file with us, you are welcome to pick it up between the hours of 3 and 7pm on either Monday 26th or Tuesday 27th. PLEASE NOTE: 1. Please call ahead (416.467.0860 or e-mail matthew.kellway.c1@parl.gc.ca ) to advise Mandy that you'd like your materials returned 2. We are only able to return YOUR materials and provide file identification numbers. 3. We have only retained photocopies in our files. We have no original documentation. Thank you - it has been an honour to assist all residents of Beaches-East York during the past four and a half years.
    Oct 21, 2015 1:22 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Thank you for so many and such beautifully written messages last night and today. They have eased a terrible disappointment. I have taken greatest solace in the fact that my kids tell me that they are, nevertheless, proud. And Rory...he was the happiest kid in the riding today. How can that not break through the sadness?! Many have asked what adventures await. I don't know yet. I know only that you can't do that job properly while putting your mind to Plan B. For the moment, it'll be about being a better - or at least more present and helpful - husband and dad. And, I look forward to getting more active in the community. We'll start next week with the Kellway annual Halloween Food Drive in our 'hood. I want to thank everybody who helped in any manner or by any measure with the campaign. It was a large, determined progressive collective - young and older, staff and volunteer, day by day as seasons passed! - that pushed for real, lasting change (as opposed to #realchange). You were an inspiration and I am deeply indebted. I know you are disappointed that we fell short - indeed fell back from - what we hoped for. But I know too that as we watched the results come in last night, that eternal political question was the first to everybody's lips: "So what do we do?" So...down today. Tomorrow...we rise again. Thank you for your support!
    Oct 20, 2015 8:55 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Every vote will count in this election. Polls open to 9:30 pm. Find out where you vote at http://www.ndp.ca/where-to-vote
    Oct 19, 2015 3:22 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    It's so nice to receive messages of support. Please continue to send them in. Matt appreciates each and every one. Below is a thoughtful note from BEY resident Luna Asim and her family along with a beautiful hand woven wall hanging that she created. "I would like to take the opportunity to mention all the efforts that Matthew has done during my immigration process for my family and 2 kids after being separated for 3 years. As a neighbour, I know that Matthew has been a strong advocate for everyone's rights and the well being of our community. Matthew's re-election will spark positive change in the lives of our friends, family members and ourselves." Luna Asim, Beaches-East York resident
    Oct 19, 2015 3:07 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Even on E-Day the endorsements keep coming in. B-EY resident Claire Victor writes: "I am supporting the NDP MP candidate Matthew Kellway in my riding, Beaches East York, because of his successful track record in representing his constituents in Ottawa. He is fighting to ensure home delivery of mail continues; (this is an important service for the aging population). Even though his children are grown he understands the expense of childcare and supports his party’s plan for affordable childcare. Doing his part to leave a better world for future generations, Matt reintroduced the Climate Change Accountability Act. He also voted to support funding for infrastructure. On occasion I’ve seen Matt walking along Queen Street East, stopping to chat with and listen to his constituents. He then takes the fight to Ottawa. Make your vote count. Re-elect Matthew Kellway. You’ll be glad you did." Claire Victor
    Oct 19, 2015 2:03 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Bikers for Kellway! Whatever your mode of transportation make sure you get your self to the polling station and vote.
    Oct 19, 2015 8:44 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Oct 19, 2015 8:27 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    It all comes down to today! Lots of work still to be done. Call the office to volunteer. 647-773-6349
    Oct 19, 2015 7:43 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Check out the voter identification chart below or for a FULL list go to: http://elections.ca/content2.aspxsection=id&document=index&lang=e
    Oct 19, 2015 7:12 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Polls are open in Toronto. Not sure where you vote? Click on image below.
    Oct 19, 2015 6:55 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Need a ride to your polling station? Call 647-773-6349.
    Oct 19, 2015 6:50 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Find out where to vote! #VoteEarlyThenVolunteer
    Oct 18, 2015 6:44 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    In just over 12 hours the polls will open for what will undoubtedly be an historic election. Tonight as we diligently prepare for the day ahead we want to sign off, for the evening, with Matthew's message of hope for a fairer, sustainable Canada with a prosperity more equally shared. http://matthewkellway.ndp.ca/working-for-real-lasting-change
    Oct 18, 2015 5:10 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Whether in Ottawa or in Beaches-East York, Matthew has spent the last 4 years working tirelessly for our community and for Canadians as a whole in order to build a better future. But his service to our community didn't begin when he started running for office. For 20 years Matt has been serving our community through his involvement in various community organizations. For example, over the years Matthew has been a volunteer for many local sports teams and with programs such as St Aidan's Out of the Cold. As well he has chaired organizations such as the St John's Catholic School Parent Council and The Toronto Energy Coalition. Below is a collection of photos taken of Matt in the community over the years.
    Oct 18, 2015 3:02 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Whether in Ottawa or in Beaches-East York, Matthew has spent the last 4 years working tirelessly for our community and for Canadians as a whole in order to build a better future. But his service to our community didn't begin when he started running for office. For 20 years Matt has been serving our community through his involvement in various community organizations. For example, over the years Matthew has been a volunteer for many local sports teams and with programs such as St Aidan's Out of the Cold. As well he has chaired organizations such as the St John's Catholic School Parent Council and The Toronto Energy Coalition. Below is a collection of photos taken of Matt in the community over the years.
    Oct 18, 2015 3:02 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Last crew of the day. Even bigger than the morning team. The level of support for Matthew is overwhelming. Still time to join Matt's incredible team and help out on Election Day. Call 647-773-6349 to volunteer.
    Oct 18, 2015 1:47 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Last Canvas Selfie ~ Thanks Team Kellway!
    Oct 18, 2015 12:54 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    I'm not a strategic voter. I vote for the local representative that I see work the "heartest". That is why I voted early, for Matthew Kellway. I did not vote for him because of the party he represents, I voted for him because he works tirelessly to nurture the Beaches-East York community. I first met Matthew on a freezing cold February Saturday at the Fairmount Park Ice Masters' WinterFest. I asked him about how he got started in politics. He told me he'd been heavily involved on his children's school councils. We talked big picture and small picture, about the complexities, the frustrations, the elbow-grease and the mettle it takes to get even the smallest things accomplished, particularly at the school level. If you've never been involved on a school council you mostly only hear about the dysfunction. But, if the right ingredients are present, there's a phenomenal quiet reward for everyone, eventually. You go from being a group of strangers wrestling disharmony, dislike, distrust, and s-l-o-w-l-y most of the ugly tension breaks apart, and even ground is found. Eventually that group of people becomes a community. I voted for Matthew Kellway because he understands the DNA that is required to help create and nurture communities; he understands the microscopic complexities of working with people, at the grassroots level, the national level, and the global level. His politics are not about gaining power to quench the thirst of few, he's looking out for you, and I, your children, our planet, and our global neighbours. I know many people who are still undecided about their vote. I think that's a very healthy head space to allow yourself to get to, it means you're asking hard questions, it means you understand the privilege you have. In case you don't know, today the candidates are still canvassing, they're in and out of their offices, and they're available to answer your questions. Don't be shy, call around to the different party offices, and ask questions that will help you make your final decision. Good luck to all of us tomorrow! It's a huge day in the history of our wonderful Canada. Susana Molinolo
    Oct 18, 2015 10:56 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Wow! What a long campaign. We have literally gone from shorts to parkas. The weather has changed dramatically but our volunteers have been consistently incredible. What a turn out this morning! Still need more help to make sure Beaches-East York stays orange. Please call 647-773-6349 to help re-elect Matt.
    Oct 18, 2015 9:02 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Join Tom, musician Joel Plaskett, Matthew and fellow New Democrats in Toronto one final time before the election and help get Canada on track. http://matthewkellway.ndp.ca/toronto-change-is-closer-than-ever
    Oct 17, 2015 6:22 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    The office is teeming this afternoon, the canvassers are out en masse, the jays are winning and all the leaves are turning orange.What a great day!
    Oct 17, 2015 3:06 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    A very moving film clip from a CLC commissioned documentary by Toronto filmmaker Fuad Chowdhury. The clip features a delegation, led by Matthew, to Bangladesh last year on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.
    Oct 17, 2015 1:34 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    In case you missed the DECA debate last night...
    Oct 16, 2015 7:13 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Beaches-East York postal workers like Gerard van Deelen know who has campaigned to save door-to-door delivery. Read Gerard’s endorsement then check out one of the many clips of Matt rising in the House in support of door-to-door delivery. “Matt has been tireless in his campaign to save Canada Post’s door-to-door mail delivery and is the only candidate in Beaches-East York committed to stopping the phase out and restoring delivery to neighbourhoods where it has been cancelled.” Gerard van Deelen, postal worker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDZURWROvSU
    Oct 16, 2015 3:42 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    “Canadians are worried about whether we’re heading down the right path. I’m worried too. These things keep me up at night sometimes. But those same things get me up in the morning, too.” — Tom Mulcair
    Oct 16, 2015 3:02 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Wonderful afternoon knocking on doors with Janet Davis - great conversations and welcome at homes in Beaches-East York!
    Oct 16, 2015 1:44 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    #ourvolunteersarethebest This mornings volunteers ready to go! Great crew #keepingitorange in Beaches-East York. Still lots to do - sign up here http://matthewkellway.ndp.ca/volunteer , or call 647.773.6349 or drop by the Campaign Office at 1803 Danforth.
    Oct 16, 2015 12:12 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    The Liberal Party hasn't Changed at all...
    Oct 16, 2015 11:15 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    October 15, 2015 STATEMENT BY ALEXANDRE BOULERICE ON TRUDEAU’S KNOWLEDGE OF DAN GAGNIER’S LOBBYING ACTIVITIES MONTREAL- NDP deputy Ethics critic, Alexandre Boulerice, made the following statement: “According to media reports, the Liberal Party of Canada and its leader knew for more than a year that Dan Gagnier had acted as a lobbyist to promote TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project. Contrary to what he said this morning, Justin Trudeau shouldn’t have been at all surprised by the allegations concerning Mr. Gagnier in a Canadian Press report. Justin Trudeau knew about Mr. Gagnier’s lobbying from the very beginning and only took action when he was caught. Mr. Trudeau maintains that he and his team have “the highest ethical standards”. What kind of standards allow a high-level lobbyist to make backroom dealings less than a week from the election? That’s not the kind of ethical behaviour that Canadians are hoping for when they say they want change in Ottawa. The Liberals have worked hard to create a new image for themselves, but they haven’t changed one bit. It’s still the same old Liberal Party of Canada that gave us the sponsorship scandal.”
    Oct 16, 2015 4:57 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    “It's not even election day and already the Trudeau team are having to kick out key liberal insiders for engaging in back room lobbying deals. The fact that Mr. Trudeau has had to kick out his election co-chair Dan Gagnier for opening back channel lobbying to Energy East insiders shows that Justin Trudeau's claims of 'new politics' is really just more of the back room, old boys club." http://ipolitics.ca/2015/10/14/liberal-campaign-co-chair-resigns-faces-possible-lobbying-investigation/
    Oct 15, 2015 4:42 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Well...We might not reach warp right away, but we are the only party to commit to making new investments in the Canadian Space Agency. #Ready4Change
    Oct 15, 2015 3:45 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    The Assembly of First Nations has released its assessment of the four main federal parties' platforms, giving the NDP full marks for what it calls a "comprehensive response to First Nations priorities." The assessment covers six broad themes: Strengthening First Nations, families and communities. Sharing and equitable funding. Upholding rights. Respecting the environment. Revitalizing indigenous languages. Truth and reconciliation. According to the AFN, the NDP's platform provides a "comprehensive response" in all six areas.
    Oct 15, 2015 3:25 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    STATEMENT BY THE NDP REGARDING AN OFFER OF A PRIVATE BRIEFING ON THE TPP FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA In response to an offer from the Government of Canada for a private briefing on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) the NDP Leader Tom Mulcair wrote to the Prime Minister, including the following text: "On behalf of New Democrats, I would like to thank you for the offer of a technical briefing on details contained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Like all Canadians we are very interested, and extremely concerned, about the details of this agreement and the impact it will have on Canadian jobs, the environment and household budgets. Over a week ago Minister Fast promised to make all details of the TPP available to Canadians. He has broken that promise. Instead of openness and transparency, Canadians are learning details through leaked information and the government’s own self-serving promotional efforts. That’s not acceptable. I promised to be open with Canadians and I’ve called on your government to release all of the details of this agreement. I can’t agree to a private briefing that leaves Canadians in the dark. This secret trade deal will affect all Canadians. It puts their jobs, their environment and their household budgets at risk. This is a decision that affects all Canadians and every Canadian deserves the facts. We look forward to a full and frank briefing as soon as one can be provided openly.”
    Oct 15, 2015 3:23 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    NDP STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF KEN TAYLOR Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the death of Ken Taylor, former Canadian Ambassador to Iran. “Today, I was saddened to learn of the death of Ken Taylor. Catherine and I, along with NDP candidates from across the country, offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Taylor’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. We also acknowledge and thank him for his contributions to Canada and for his celebrated actions that helped six American diplomats to safety during his time as Canada’s Ambassador to Iran, in 1979. Ken Taylor is being remembered as a ‘Canadian hero’ today and for representing the very best of Canada’s Foreign Service. May his courage continue to inspire.”
    Oct 15, 2015 3:03 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Mulcair would ensure access to healthcare for transgender Canadians, unlike Harper or Trudeau “It’s a question of rights and it’s a question of health” – Tom Mulcair
    Oct 14, 2015 7:45 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    #ourvolunteerarethebest Sign up to volunteer on Monday October 19th - lots of work to do to help get voters to the polls. Sign up for a few hours or the whole day! http://matthewkellway.ndp.ca/sign-up-for-e-day
    Oct 14, 2015 3:28 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    The joint is jumping! Having a hard time finding a seat, a phone or even a clipboard in the campaign office. It's a nice problem to have. Come on in, there's always something to do to get a great politician re-elected.
    Oct 14, 2015 3:02 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Last All Candidates Meeting before October 19th http://matthewkellway.ndp.ca/all-candidates-meeting-deca
    Oct 14, 2015 1:18 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    "Challenging global warming and climate change must be a national priority. Matthew reintroduced the Climate Change Accountability Act in Parliament and has a proven record of championing the environment." Cheryl McNamara local climate activist
    Oct 14, 2015 12:40 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    '“The problems with health and seniors care started under the Liberals and were made worse by Stephen Harper. I'm going to work hard to undo the damage they’ve done,” said Mulcair. “Stephen Harper's signature on his secret TPP deal also means your drug costs will actually go up. An NDP government will fight for a better deal because we know seniors and all Canadians deserve better.”'
    Oct 14, 2015 12:37 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    "What the NDP has done is to set ambitious targets; targets that are in keeping with what is being done in the European Union and what the UN says is acceptable. So, a 34 per cent (carbon dioxide) reduction targets (below 1990 levels by 2025) are good targets. That is the first step, because you need to know where you are going. I can't stress that enough. To just hope, and wish, and cross our fingers isn't going to work. So, I'll take a moment to distinguish our position from that of the Liberals. We don't actually know what their targets are; they haven't set targets. We have targets and we've put them in legislation, the Climate Change Accountability Act, first introduced (in Parliament) by Jack Layton. That means that if Tom Mulcair is elected Prime Minister he has a mandate on climate change. We elected him with a mandate to go to the international climate change talks in Paris in November (the United Nations Conference of the Parties, a.k.a., COP-21) to say, "Canada's back, here are our targets, they are ambitious, and we can do this." http://bit.ly/1PgKBqb
    Oct 14, 2015 11:46 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    10 week old Fynn sporting a fabulously decorated wagon, dropped by 1803 Danforth - the Campaign Office - this morning to meet Matt - thanks Brent :)
    Oct 13, 2015 5:43 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Last Debate in Beaches-East York is scheduled for Thursday evening; doors open at 6:30 - debate starts at 7:15
    Oct 13, 2015 1:18 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Matt had another great evening, with community organizers, talking to residents all along the Danforth. #BanglaTown
    Oct 13, 2015 10:16 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    “The NDP offers a platform that showcases strong and thoughtful commitments to the social determinants of health. “ — The College of Family Physicians of Canada http://election2015.cfpc.ca/election-platforms/
    Oct 13, 2015 9:17 am | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    #countryofourdreams ICYMI here is a link to the full platform, released late last week... Affordable childcare and housing, building right relations and a clean environment, honouring our elders and those who have served Canada, creating cities that are sustainable, transit that works for everyone, protecting farmland and ensuring everyone eats... just one election away
    Oct 12, 2015 7:18 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    TRUDEAU CUTS WILL HURT FRONT LINE SERVICES CANADIANS RELY ON TORONTO – Justin Trudeau confirmed today that he plans to cut $6.5 billion from public services Canadians rely on. “The Liberals plan to cut $3 billion per year as of budget 2019,” said NDP candidate Andrew Thomson (Eglinton—Lawrence). “That’s 5% of non-statutory spending. It’s a very deep cut that will hurt Canadians.” In response to questions from journalists, Trudeau dismissed concerns about these deep service cuts, saying additional cuts are “reasonable”. “After ten years of cuts and austerity from Stephen Harper we don’t need more cuts and austerity from Justin Trudeau,” said Thomson. “In this campaign, Tom Mulcair is the only leader who will not cut services Canadians rely on.”
    Oct 12, 2015 5:44 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York
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    Oct 12, 2015 5:39 pm | Ontario, Beaches—East York

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