WSP MPs & Senatorsedition

Marijuana Debate – The NDP Position on Marijuana

Dear Friends,Tuesday in the House of Commons, a Standing Committee on Health report from October 2014 was debated in the House. The report was called “Marijuana’s Health Risks and Harms” – a title, which, from the very beginning, shows the... Read More

We Need a New Map – My Farewell Address in Parliament after 18 years

OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD)Tuesday, June 2, 2015Speaker: The Honourable Andrew ScheerMr. Speaker, this is an excerpt from Being True to Ourselves, by poet, Sandy Cameron: “The map we inheritedisn’t any good.The old roads misleadand the landscape keeps changing.People are confusedand drift from... Read More

THE NDP WILL REINSTATE DOOR-TO-DOOR MAIL DELIVERY

An NDP Government will cancel Canada Post’s plan to eliminatedoor-to-door mail delivery and will reinstate delivery in allcommunities affected by cuts announced in December 2013.”This is about fairness. The cuts to home delivery impact seniorsand persons living with disabilities the... Read More

Hastings Park Commemoration of Internment of Japanese Canadians

Dear Friends,The internment of Japanese Canadians in WWII is a shameful part of Canada’s history, including in our own city of Vancouver.  It was only many decades of work by the Japanese Canadian community that finally brought recognition and a... Read More

Throwback Thursday: Kitsilano Closure – we saw this coming

In July 2012, I sent the attached 10%er into my riding.This highlights the NDP’s concerns with the Conservative Government’s reckless choice to close the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station. Here is the letter to Fisheries and Oceans Minister, signed by all... Read More

NEW DEMOCRATS RAMP-UP CAMPAIGN TO REVERSE HARPER’S COAST GUARD CUTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 14, 2015NEW DEMOCRATS RAMP-UP CAMPAIGN TO REVERSE HARPER’S COAST GUARD CUTSVANCOUVER – Today, New Democrat MPs and candidates ramped up their campaign to reverse the Harper government’s reckless cuts to BC Coast Guard services.“An NDP government will... Read More

My speech in Parliament on Medically-Assisted Dying

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP):Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Timmins—James Bay.I am very pleased to participate in this debate today. I want to begin my remarks by reflecting on the importance of... Read More

Sign onto the NDP petition in opposition to Stephen Harper’s "anti-terrorism" legislation, Bill C-51

I am really proud that the NDP is standing strong to oppose Bill C-51 that contains sweeping powers that affect the freedoms of all Canadians. Make no mistake – this Bill is bad legislation. Public safety is always a priority... Read More

Canada’s top court set to rule on B.C. assisted suicide case

Media Link: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Canada+court+rule+assisted+suicide+case/10787…The Vancouver SunOTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will be in the spotlight Friday as it deals with the latest in series of divisive issues that is rooted in B.C. social policy battles. Canada’s highest court is set... Read More

Paying tribute to East Van teacher, Mark Reid, contender for Varkey GEMS Foundation Global Teacher Prize

 Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a very special teacher in Vancouver East. Vancouver Technical Secondary School teacher Mark Reid is in the running for the $1 million Varkey GEMS Foundation... Read More

Speech: If I decide to run, how will I do it?

If I decide to run, how will I do it? Maxime Bernier, MP for Beauce Manning Centre Conference Ottawa, February 27, 2016 Dear friends, good afternoon. It’s nice to see everyone here today. Let me get right to the question... Read More

Speech: Let’s end business subsidies

Speech at Conservative Party of Quebec convention: Let’s end business subsidies Maxime Bernier Quebec City, November 14, 2015   Dear Quebec Conservative friends, It gives me great pleasure to be with other Conservatives here in Quebec City, in the most... Read More

Speech at Quebec Conservative Party Convention: Let’s end business subsidies

Speech at Quebec Conservative Party Convention: Let’s end business subsidies Maxime Bernier Quebec City, November 14, 2015   Dear Quebec Conservative friends, It gives me great pleasure to be with other Conservatives here in Quebec City, in the most Conservative... Read More

New CATSA options for smaller Canadian airports announced at Niagara District Airport

Screening services to attract new routes and drive economic development July 28, 2015 – Transport Canada The Government of Canada today announced new regulations to allow airports that don’t have access to security screening services from the Canadian Air Transport... Read More

Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) Enhancement – FAQ

-FAQs- What does the enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) mean for my family? • The enhanced UCCB will benefit every single family with children under the age of 18 in Canada. • Under these changes, parents will receive $1,920... Read More

Government of Canada helps Canadians with disabilities in the Niagara Region gain job skills

The Government of Canada is helping Canadians with disabilities gain the skills and experience they need to participate in the workforce in their community. The announcement was made today by Rick Dykstra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage... Read More

Government of Canada remains on track to balance the budget in 2015

The Department of Finance reports a $3.9-billion surplus in April and May 2015; the Government remains on track to balance the budget in 2015 Finance Minister Joe Oliver today released The Fiscal Monitor for April and May 2015. For the... Read More

PM announces expanded and modernized Free Trade Agreement with Israel

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that negotiations toward an expanded and modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) have concluded. The modernized CIFTA will notably provide expanded market access opportunities for agricultural, fish and seafood products through the reduction or... Read More

Member of Parliament Rick Dykstra Announces $3.9 Million Investment for St. Catharines Armoury

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO – Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a significant $3.9 million investment for numerous upgrades at the Lake Street Armoury. This... Read More

PM announces conclusion of Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Canada and Ukraine have successfully concluded negotiations toward the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). The bilateral free trade agreement will boost commercial ties between the two countries, creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians... Read More