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October

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    The theme of my campaign has been “Build a Better Labrador”. It is exactly what I want to do if elected as the next Member of Parliament for Labrador. One of the most popular posts I have made through Facebook has been the post regarding the idea of building a road to the North Coast. It attracted a great deal of supportive comments and even had some suggesting that we build fibre optic lines and power lines to the North coast instead. The reason I was proposing to build a road to the North Coast was because it is the first step in achieving all of those other key and necessary pieces of Infrastructure that we are currently lacking. Another idea that I proposed was building a fibre optic line to the South Coast. This was again something that we need to see done, not just so people and businesses would have the ability to access many of the online features that their connection won’t allow them to use currently, but it is also about keeping the network secure from being knocked out of commission by something like a snowstorm. What I have been proposing through my campaign is the fact we need to start discussing and finding ways to move forward with developing Labrador. A road to the North Coast would lead to us to being able to build pieces of infrastructure that people want to see. We could achieve connections with our communities that will allow us to provide services in a way that have never been done before. These connections can spur on other ideas that would allow us to make things more affordable. Idea’s like a future power grid that could connect all the communities onto the Labrador interconnected system, getting rid of the oil generation plants that provide expensive power into a number of Labrador communities. These ideas are achievable, and they will better the lives of residents of Labrador but they take time and manpower to achieve. Currently we are facing the end of Muskrat Falls employment in 2018, with Gull Island unlikely to start until 2025. We will have a great supply of trained manpower of Labrador residents who can utilize their training to literally build these proposed infrastructure developments. This is why Labrador needs a representative who has a proven track record at achieving great things for Labrador. We need the leadership from our MP to be able to accomplish the infrastructure developments Labrador needs. I have a record of achieving great things for Labrador and I can achieve even more, that is why I am asking for your vote on Monday Oct. 19th because I want to build a better Labrador, and I need your help to accomplish it.
    Oct 18, 2015 4:30 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Over the weekend my family and I suffered a tragic loss. I am going to take some time to be with them during this difficult period. Thank-you all for understanding and your support.
    Oct 12, 2015 4:15 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    NunatuKavut Land Claim I have had a number of people ask for me to elaborate on the statement that I made in the debate earlier this week that the NunatuKavut land claim had been recently rejected by the land claims secretariat. As you can see in the attached picture, what I was referring to was information I read on the Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System(ATRIS) on the federal government webstie. For those looking for more information please feel free to go to the following link: http://sidait-atris.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/atris_online/Content/ClaimsNegotiationsView.aspx Search NunatuKavut, choose NunatuKavut Comprehensive Land Claim process and then click on the Claims and Negotiations.
    Oct 09, 2015 5:40 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    There was a riding profile done this week for Labrador by APTN. For those who missed it you can see it here. http://aptn.ca/news/2015/10/08/labrador-riding-guarantees-indigenous-mp-heading-to-ottawa/
    Oct 09, 2015 3:51 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Earlier this week I did an interview with the OKâlaKatiget Society. Here are the links to the two parts of my interview. http://www.oksociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ON-AIR-Part-1-Peter-Penashue-10.05.15.mp3 http://www.oksociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ON-AIR-PT-2-Peter-Penashue-10.06.15.mp3
    Oct 09, 2015 3:49 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Just as a quick reminder to everyone, we are having an office meet and greet at 7pm tonight. Hope to see you there.
    Oct 07, 2015 11:59 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Standing up for Labradorians- Drugs I am disappointed this morning after a healthy debate on Labrador morning. One of the issues that I am concerned about for our future here in Labrador is in relation to the legalization of Marijuana, and how the leader of the Liberal party wants to make it legal if they were to be elected. Instead of addressing the issue Yvonne didn't take it seriously and just laughed it off. The Liberal party is on record as saying they want the product to be sold to just anyone who wants it. Imagine that, we could have a dispensary in our communities or perhaps have it sold out of gas stations like cigarettes and beer. Yvonne continues to pretend that she is in favour of looking out for our aboriginal communities but yet she wants to make drugs more accessible to people. Having personally seen the effects that drugs and alcohol can have on a community, I can tell you that making drugs legal and more accessible to our communities is only going to lead to more problems than we already have, whether it be homelessness, spousal abuse or social issues in our communities I believe Yvonne is absolutely wrong on this issue. I don't want to see drugs legalized in our communities but apparently Yvonne does, and she doesn't have a problem with that and in fact she thinks it's funny. I certainly don't want to see drugs legalized. Yvonne and the Liberal party however thinks it’s a good idea and don't care about the effects it will have on our communities.
    Oct 07, 2015 8:00 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Hey Everyone, I am off to visit the communities of southern Labrador today. I just wanted to also let everyone know that I will be having my official campaign Headquarters opening at 358 Hamilton River road on Wednesday Oct 7th at 7pm. Please feel free to come and visit and enjoy some tea and coffee.
    Oct 03, 2015 10:55 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Hey Everyone, For anyone who missed it, here is a link to my presentation that I did last night as a part of the Labrador Institute Speaker Series.
    Oct 01, 2015 6:11 am | Newfoundland, Labrador

September

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    Building a Better Labrador: 5 Wing Goose Bay There has been a lot of talk about the future of 5 Wing Goose Bay. When I was a Minister I was working on a viable future going forward for our base. Such great work takes time though, so the first accomplishment I was able to have was securing an extension for the base which expires in 6 months. I was also able to secure much of the funding for several of the projects that have recently gone on in regards to the base. However I fully believe if I was in government for the past 2 years I would have secured a longer mandate for our base and today we wouldn’t be in the situation we are in. The reality is Labrador has an important choice in this election, one that will greatly affect our future. If we were to go to the NDP, we already know they have no interest in being involved in the military, to the point they would pull out of a number of the operations Canada is currently involved in. The Liberals on the other hand have a history of cutting military resources significantly to the point many in the military referred to their last time in government as the Dark Decade. The Conservative Party is the only party that fully supports the Canadian military. I am committed that if I get elected as MP for Labrador I will be able to secure an extension of CFB Goose Bay because Labrador needs someone who will produce concrete results and further this file in an effective way. As an MP, I was able to secure a contract extension and I am sure I could get an even longer mandate for the base if I get elected as the Labrador MP. I will work diligently with the Canadian forces to not only have a larger Air Force presence at our base but also have an Army component added to it as well. The recent exercises by the Canadian Forces called Northern Sojourn and Stalwart Goose not to mention the operations that have taken place by both the German and American Military’s in recent years show that our base has great capabilities to address situations and also has great training facilities. Facilities like the PTA are great for helping pilots gain the necessary experience in military manoeuvres that will help them in real world situations, but that same facility is a great training opportunity for ground forces who are looking to train in a real world environment. We have a runway that is one of the largest in the world. One that was able to be rated as an alternate landing pad for the Space Shuttle while it was in operation. We have facilities that are still considered first class in the world. We need an MP who is not only looking to promote our base as a great place for the Canadian forces, but also we should have an MP who will take it upon themselves to promote our base to other countries for its world class facilities. I want to change the way Labrador has been represented and I want to represent it the way our region deserves, by fighting for what it needs. The base is not only a great military asset but it is also a great facility that connects all of Labrador. Its advancement will create jobs and opportunities that Labrador truly needs. By continuing to build a strong CFB Goose Bay, I am confident we can Build a Better Labrador.
    Sep 29, 2015 5:21 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Building a Better Labrador: Resource Development One of the most important things to Labradorians is the economy. That is why keeping taxes low and providing the right condition’s to attract investments is the best thing for all of Labrador. We need to develop Labrador’s vast resources to benefit Labradorians and create jobs that will strengthen Labrador’s economy. The Federal government has the ability to help build infrastructure and invest in this key sector. During my time as a Minister I was able to help facilitate a $55 Million investment in the modernization of the deep water port in Sept-Iles that helped provide the competitive advantage necessary to bring the ore from Lab West to market. I have a record of achieving great things that helped create jobs in Labrador, and I am willing to sit down with companies to work to find solutions that will keep and create further jobs throughout Labrador. This is the type of representation that is needed in order for the Labrador economy to always be strong. We need an MP who is able to take advantage of opportunities that will benefit the people of Labrador, keep and create jobs for Labrador residents and find the necessary investments that will help the lives of all the people who live in Labrador. Across Canada the natural resource sector directly and indirectly, employs just over 1.8 million Canadians, in skilled, quality jobs. Resource development generates $30 billion annually in revenue, making it a part of the economy that needs the greatest attention. I believe if I was still the MP for Labrador much of the problems we have seen in relation to the situations with the IOC or Wabush mines could have been alleviated with the proper care and attention. People’s livelihoods depend upon this key sector, with the inaction of our current MP on this file and the NDP promising to increase business tax under both their respective leadership it is likely the competitive advantage that many of the mines we currently have in Labrador aren’t going to be able to continue to compete on the world market. That isn’t a future I am willing to consider. If elected as MP for Labrador, I am going to continue to support the low business tax rates that Canada currently celebrates and propose additional initiatives that will create jobs and opportunities for Labrador. As well, I will work with the province so we can make sure the mining investments that made Labrador prosper continue to be viable, because that will help Build a Better Labrador.
    Sep 27, 2015 2:45 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Building a Better Labrador: A Road to the North Coast I want to build a road to the North Coast and I know I can get it done. While I was in Cabinet for my two years I helped facilitate a project that got a road built from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk. This road cost the federal government 200 million dollars to build, and the total cost for this 137 km road is estimated around 299 million, so I know I could easily convince a provincial government to come onside and partner with this much needed project because it will not only build a better Labrador but will better the lives of Labradorians. The communities of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk have a combined total of 4317 people in their respective communities. The road they intend to build is currently being built during the winter season which is the most expensive time to build and in an area much farther north than our communities. Our North coast communities of Nain, Natuashish, Hopedale, Makkovik, Postville, Rigolet and the communities they wish to connect to of Northwest River, Sheshatshiu and Happy Valley-Goose Bay have a combined population close to a total of 13,000 people who would all benefit from a road such as this. We would connect all the people of Labrador in a way that would benefit their lives exponentially. The price of food could potentially be cut in half, the cost of travelling between communities could be dropped significantly all because we wouldn’t have to rely on transporting freight by either ferries or aircraft instead relying on trucks that could bring the necessary supplies to each of the communities during all four seasons. We could create tourism jobs in the North Coast for the Torngat National park and we could address social and health issues faster and in a more meaningful way. One story that I found absolutely heartbreaking during my election in 2011 was the story about how pregnant women from Nain have to leave their communities 4-5 weeks in advance of their due date because of the unpredictability of flights to and from Nain. Initially the airport in Nain was built in a place that was highly susceptible to weather and unable to support night landings. When I was a Minister I was able to secure the necessary funding to proceed with a study that would lay the ground work for a new airport that would be accessible year round day and night because I wanted to do the best job for the people of Labrador. If we build a road to Nain, this project could move ahead a lot faster and at a price that is much cheaper. Just like a number of other much needed infrastructure projects on the North Coast. We would solve many issues simply by paying the necessary money to build a highway that would end in Nain and connect our North Coast Communities to the Trans-Labrador Highway. As a Minister I helped get portions of the Trans-Labrador highway paved, in figures that were close to the amounts that would be necessary to get a road to the north coast built. I have a record of achieving great things for Labrador, and I think this one is highly achievable. A lot of people talk about problems on the North Coast but few people actually talk about meaningful solutions. I believe using the road from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk as a model, we can easily work to build a new link that can and will help the people of the North Coast in many different ways. Being the MP for Labrador takes a lot, and being just a voice in the crowd doesn’t achieve the necessary results. I have a record of being able to get things done, and if elected again I will have a record of achieving even greater things. So if elected as MP I will advocate to build a road to the North Coast because I believe it will build a Better Labrador.
    Sep 20, 2015 4:58 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Building a Better Labrador: South Coast Fibre Optic Line I want to build a better Labrador. Labrador has for too many years have seen federal representation that has been on both the government and the opposition sides with little to no benefits for our people and what do we have currently, an MP who blames others for her ineffectiveness. During my 2 years as the Member of Parliament I accomplished a number of great projects. One project in particular was running a fibre optic cable that went all the way from Labrador West to Northwest River. It has given those residents greater access to technology and greater opportunities as a result. That’s the Labrador I believe we all want to live in, one where we are able to not only enjoy living in the beautiful wilderness of Labrador but also benefit by having access to the necessary infrastructure that will help us learn, grow our businesses, and connect with our relatives throughout the country. If elected as MP for Labrador again, I want to continue to build onto the work that I have already accomplished. I want to build a fibre optic line to the south coast of Labrador as well as the straits. I want us as Labradorians to benefit from further interconnectivity the same way we have roads that now connect us throughout Labrador. I want us to have the ability to access one another, interact with one another almost instantaneously. Imagine for a moment the upcoming Labrador Winter Games, also imagine if we were able to televise each event so everyone who had the capabilities could watch and cheer along from their home community by tuning in and watching along on their device. We could truly bring Labrador together and share the experiences with one another. Such advancements, not only help us connect with others in Labrador but bring the opportunities and development that we all have been wishing to see. This is one of the projects I want to achieve not only because it will benefit southern Labrador by having better access which they sorely need. Rather than reductions/rebates I want to see increased access and a more stable system. I want to work with companies and the province to achieve a system that has a redundancy in place so our entire digital network isn’t knocked out by a forest fire or ice storm like we have seen in that last couple of years. If elected as MP, I believe that actions will help Labrador than just being a mere voice. So if elected as MP I will advocate to build a fibre optic line to southern Labrador because I believe it will build a better Labrador.
    Sep 18, 2015 9:28 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Read and share my announcement from today! Looking forward to the campaign.
    Sep 04, 2015 4:18 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Sep 04, 2015 4:04 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador

May

April

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    MPcon
    It was great to have Alice O'Brien knock doors with me in West St. Modeste! Thanks for your support, Alice!
    Apr 30, 2013 11:12 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    MPcon
    People in the Straits are always so welcoming and quite talented! While door knocking, I was invited in to this living room of very good musicians. I spared them from my singing, though.
    Apr 30, 2013 10:49 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    MPcon
    I was in the Straits for the weekend and had a great visit there. Here's a scenic photo for everyone that I particularly liked.
    Apr 30, 2013 10:45 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    MPcon
    Checked out the Heritage Fair at Mealy Mountain Collegiate this afternoon. Great to see young people taking interest in our history
    Apr 25, 2013 11:02 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    MPcon
    Had a good visit to Twin Cities Seniors Group in Lab West. Grateful they spent time with me discussing top issues.
    Apr 17, 2013 1:52 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    MPcon
    Have to shovel my way to the doors today in Lab West
    Apr 16, 2013 11:47 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    MPcon
    Thank you all for your support! ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ this graphic and help spread the word about how we’re Delivering for Labrador!
    Apr 16, 2013 7:13 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    MPcon
    Friends – as you may have heard, I am seeking re-election in Labrador. I hope I can continue to count on your support – please visit my new website to learn more about the upcoming by-election.
    Apr 08, 2013 12:08 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador

March

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    Mar 25, 2013 10:09 am | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    Congrats to the athletes, coaches & volunteers at the Labrador Winter Games this weekend. Glad to be there for the 30th anniversary of this Labrador tradition.
    Mar 12, 2013 2:26 pm | Newfoundland, Labrador
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    MPcon
    This International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the achievements of women in Labrador and across Canada and work together to end violence against women. Read Minister Rona Ambrose's statement here: http://t.co/Wt88bxOfZ2
    Mar 08, 2013 9:34 am | Newfoundland, Labrador

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    Welcome home HMCS Charlottetown! Just leaving the dock for the airport. Minister of National Defence, Peter MacKay and I are catching a plane for Goose Bay!
    Sep 02, 2011 7:03 am | Newfoundland, Labrador

June

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    Hopefully I will be in Nain this afternoon, enroute to Zoar Labrador for the reburial of Inuit remains tomorrow.. Attending the ceremony for repatriation of remains which were taken to USA for science in 1920s and returned this year from Chicago.
    Jun 21, 2011 5:51 am | Newfoundland, Labrador

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