May 31, 2017

Conservatives table plan to reduce poverty

First, Do No Harm If governments want to reduce poverty, they should stop doing things that make people poor   OTTAWA, ON — A new Official Opposition report today called on governments to remove barriers that keep people in poverty. The call comes in a report following extensive study of poverty reduction strategies at the House of Commons Committee on …

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May 25, 2017

Cover-up confirmed: public servants muzzled from responding to Parliamentary questions

OTTAWA, ON – The Trudeau government muzzled public servants and prevented them from responding to questions from Members of Parliament, newly-released emails show. Despite announcing its carbon tax more than seven months ago, the government has yet to release figures on how it will impact low-income Canadians and affect the prices of household items like food, gas, and home heating. …

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May 12, 2017

Poilievre fights disability tax

MP releases Library of Parliament study showing 115% effective tax rates on some low-income disabled workers   OTTAWA, ON — Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre is calling on all levels of government to “make work pay” for low-income disabled people, after a Library of Parliament report showed minimum wage-earners paying marginal effective tax rates of up to 115%. When disabled people …

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May 5, 2017

You’re invited to Vesak Day on Parliament Hill

  Madam Speaker, I rise today to invite you and all hon. colleagues to Vesak Day on Parliament Hill. This is an event being held on May 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sir John A. Macdonald Building. Vesak Day is the day Buddhists remember the birth, the enlightenment, and the passing away of the Buddha. I …

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April 21, 2017

Newly-Released Documents Show Hospital Site Change Not About Protecting Farmland

Liberals did not consult Agriculture Department about where to put hospital OTTAWA, ON – The federal department responsible for the Central Experimental Farm saw “little to no consultation” during the Liberal government’s review of the future site of the Ottawa Hospital, even though four of the sites supposedly considered were on the Farm. The revelation came from a letter Agriculture …

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