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October 28th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Pipeline leaks and spills have tripled under this Conservative government

41st Parliament, 2nd Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le manque de sécurité ferroviaire au Canada, sous le régime conservateur, soulève beaucoup d'inquiétudes chez les Canadiens et les Canadiennes. Maintenant, c'est le réseau des oléoducs qui soulève ces mêmes inquiétudes. On voit que la mauvaise gestion des conservateurs fait des ravages. Depuis 2006, le nombre de fuites de pétrole dans ces réseaux a triplé.

October 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Conservatives to publicly disclose expense claims by party's MPs, senators

Lee Berthiaume, Postmedia News, TheProvince.com; Canada.com blogs.

OTTAWA - Federal Conservative MPs and senators have started keeping track of their expense claims, as they stand poised to become the latest party to provide more detail to the public on how they are spending taxpayer dollars.

October 16th, 2013

NEWS ~ NDP: THRONE SPEECH CAN’T HIDE THE CONSERVATIVE SCANDALS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ October 16, 2013

OTTAWA – New Democrats are saying that the Speech from the Throne can’t hide the scandals that have recently plagued the Conservatives and their record on failing consumers.

October 11th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Tories prepare $24M oilsands ad blitz

Two-year campaign would target key groups in U.S., Europe, Asia

Alex Boutilier, For Postmedia News, Ottawa Citizen (Early) Business & Techonology, Page F1/Front

October 10th, 2013

NEWS ~ MAKE PARLIAMENT MORE ACCOUNTABLE / LE NPD PROPOSE PLUS DE TRANSPARENCE AU PARLEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ October 10, 2013

OTTAWA – When it comes to making Parliament accountable, Canadians expect better – and New Democrats have a plan to deliver better.

September 24th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil by rail an alternative if pipeline nixed

DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU, The London Free Press (Final), News, Page B2; The Edmonton Sun; The Calgary Sun.

September 17th, 2013

NEWS ~ NEARLY 100 REASONS WHY PROROGATION WILL HURT BRITISH COLUMBIANS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ September 17, 2013

BURNABY – The Conservative government’s decision to shut down Parliament will impact the lives of British Columbians says National NDP Caucus Chair Peter Julian.

September 9th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Congrès du NPD - Yann Martel enrôlé pour séduire la Saskatchewan

Photo : La Presse canadienne (photo) Liam Richards. En mars dernier, l’écrivain Yann Martel avait livré un discours devant les membres du NPD de la Saskatchewan, en congrès à Saskatoon.

September 9th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP call Trudeau Harper-light'

Firmly in third place for months, New Democrats vow to fight hard to regain momentum.

September 7th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal NDP to gather in Saskatchewan, Mulcair to meet with Wall

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks to reporters at his office in Montreal, Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Photograph by: Graham Hughes, THE CANADIAN PRESS

August 28th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal funding cut as cost of shipping oil skyrockets

Janet Bagnall, The Gazette, Montreal.

This story was published July 8, 2013.

MONTREAL - At a time when train shipments of crude oil are expected to skyrocket in Canada, the federal government is cutting funding for Transport Canada, the country's transportation regulator, by almost 30 per cent, down to $1.5 billion, according to government spending estimates for 2012-13 and 2013-14.

August 27th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Sell 'em while they're hot

JESSICA HUME, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU, The Edmonton Sun (Final) News, Page 45.

OTTAWA - Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says the economic opportunities the country has now won't last forever and action needs to be taken immediately to get Canada's oil, natural gas, minerals and metals to market.

August 26th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Soutien politique pour des projets énergétiques

Jessica Hume, Agence QMI, Le Journal de Montréal.

OTTAWA - Le ministre fédéral des Ressources naturelles, Joe Oliver, souhaite préparer l'avenir du Canada en tirant un maximum de profit de ses nombreuses ressources énergétiques et en pénétrant des marchés en expansion, comme les marchés de l'Asie-Pacifique.

August 24th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP critic attacks minister's defence of pipeline review

Peter Julian, The Vancouver Sun (Final, Weekend Review, Page C3.

Re: Minister defends limits at energy board hearing, Letters, Aug. 19 The characterization of the review process for pipelines in Canada by Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver skates over the facts.

August 23rd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Retire old tankers, Senate urges

Call to tighten safety standards in wake of Lac-Megantic crash could mean cutting back on oil shipments

August 19th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ MPs to focus on expense scandal, election strategy at upcoming summer caucuses

Michael Lapointe, The Hill Times

Byelections, expense scandals and ethics issues will be top of mind as political parties gear up for their summer caucus meetings ahead of an anticipated Parliamentary prorogation and subsequent throne speech.

August 16th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Don't strand our oil resources: Minister

BRYN WEESE, Parliamentary Bureau, The Toronto Sun (Final), News, Page 32.

Duplicates: THE SAULT STAR (FINAL), NEWS, Page: A7; THE NORTH BAY NUGGET (FINAL), NEWS, Page: A5; THE BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER (FINAL), NEWS, Page: A5; THE SUDBURY STAR (FINAL), NEWS, Page: A6; THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD (FINAL), NEWS, Page: 9; THE OTTAWA SUN (FINAL), NEWS, Page: 8; THE LONDON FREE PRESS (FINAL), NEWS, Page: B3; THE EDMONTON SUN (FINAL), NEWS, Page: 22; THE CALGARY SUN (FINAL), NEWS, Page: 26

August 12th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Renewable energy sector holds significant potential for Canada to reduce our carbon emissions

The global renewable energy market is already a trillion dollar industry, and it is projected to grow by another trillion dollars in the next decade. Millions of green jobs will be added around the world and Canada is simply not at the table.

August 12th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada underselling' renewable energy sector, say policy experts

Critics call for tougher oil and gas regulations and an end to fossil fuel subsidies.

August 10th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Environmental, First Nations groups question pipeline plan

SHAWN MCCARTHY, Globe & Mail (Metro), National News, Page A4.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's ringing enthusiasm for the Energy East pipeline is raising concerns about the integrity of the review process that his government must conduct to ensure the project does not pose an undue environmental or safety risk. In Saint John on Thursday, Mr. Harper joined Premier David Alward and Arthur Irving at the Irving refinery for a photo op and apparent endorsement of the $12-billion proposal, in which TransCanada plans to ship crude from Alberta to Quebec and New Brunswick for use in eastern refineries and for export. If the project wins approval, TransCanada will convert existing natural-gas pipeline capacity to oil from Alberta through Ontario, and build a new line in Quebec and New Brunswick.

August 9th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Nouvelle offensive d'Ottawa contre la directive européenne sur le carburant

Presse Canadienne

OTTAWA _ Le gouvernement Harper tente de se procurer de nouvelles munitions contre la directive européenne sur les carburants _ défavorable aux sables bitumineux _ en s'en prenant à la crédibilité de l'étude qui la sous-tend. Mais cette remise en question de la validité scientifique de la recherche européenne en fait sourciller quelques-uns.

August 9th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa blasts EU oil sands stance

Oliver seeking independent analysis

Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press, Reuters

National Post (National) Financial Post, Page FP1/Front; Calgary Herald (Early), A4.

The science behind a European fuel-quality directive that slams Canada's oilsands is being targeted by the Harper government, which is fighting to get Europe to back down.

August 6th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Canadians still waiting on oilsands emissions targets

Les Whittington, Toronto Star, News, Page A4.

OTTAWA-Canada's ability to control pollution from the oilsands will sway U.S. President Barack Obama's high-stakes decision on building the Keystone XL pipeline. But Ottawa's new regulations - due July 1-have been delayed again and federal officials won't say when they're expected.

August 3rd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Pipeline is safe, secure, PM says

Harper emphasized the proposed Energy East project would be subject to independent analysis

SHAWN MCCARTHY, Globe & Mail, National News, Page A3.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sought to reassure Quebeckers that TransCanada's plan to pipe more than a million barrels a day of Western Canadian oil into their province would not put people there in harm's way. During a news conference in Quebec City on Friday, Mr. Harper was asked whether the Calgary-based company would have trouble winning support for its Energy East project, given the heightened concerns about the transportation of crude oil in Quebec - a clear reference to the Lac-Megantic train derailment in which crude-carrying tank cars exploded, killing 47 people and levelling much of the town's core.

August 3rd, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Oléoduc Énergie Est - Harper promet un examen indépendant

Isabelle Porter, Le Devoir, Actualités, Page A1.

Québec -- Pour convaincre les Québécois de laisser passer le pipeline Énergie Est, de TransCanada, le premier ministre Stephen Harper assure qu'avant d'être lancé, le projet sera évalué de façon indépendante. Or, pour l'opposition, l'exercice n'aura d'indépendant que le nom.

August 2nd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper backs $12B pipeline proposal

Les Whittington, Toronto Star, News, A14.

OTTAWA-Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he favours projects like the newly-proposed $12-billion west-to-east oil pipeline, which he said would open a valuable means to get Canadian petroleum to market.

August 2nd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Stephen Harper endorses Energy East pipeline proposal

TransCanada going ahead with west-east oil pipeline

John Spears, Toronto Star News; Hamilton Spectator, Business, Page A12.

TransCanada Corp. will go ahead with a $12-billion project to carry western Canadian oil to Canada's east coast, and beyond, the company says.

August 2nd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Politicians hail new markets, revenues for province, Canada

Support strong for project but divisions remain

James Wood And Reid Southwick, Calgary Herald, News, Page A3.

It's being hailed as a "historic" project that will link the country together, but a planned $12-billion oilsands pipeline set off immediate divisions as opponents vowed to stop the energy development.

August 1st, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Pipeline plan sparks Harper's ambition

Energy East's $12-billion proposal could boost support for Tories in six provinces

Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press The Vancouver Sun; The Chronicle Herald, Business, Page B4; The Lethbridge Herald, National General News, Page: A1.

July 30th, 2013

NEWS ~ MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE: NDP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ July 30, 2013

COURTENAY – While Conservatives continue to focus on helping their insider friends, New Democrats have launched a plan to make life more affordable — with practical solutions to reduce credit card rates, bank fees and predatory payday loan practices.

July 29th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Millions continue to be spent by federal government on promotion of natural resource development' in Canada

The federal government will spend $16.5-million this year on advertising for Canada's natural resource sector both internationally and at home, leaving opposition MPs and labour groups wondering how, and why, the millions will be spent.

July 29th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Taking a balanced approach to resource development

Taking a balanced approach to resource development

Our oil sands are a natural resource blessing, but we have an obligation to value our environmental and economic assets like true owners.

July 15th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal government could enhance our energy security, promote innovation in our energy sector

Ensuring that Canada's energy policies promote the development of clean, sustainable energy is one of the defining challenges of our times. It is an urgent priority for the economy and the environment.

July 15th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal government could enhance our energy security, promote innovation in our energy sector

Ensuring that Canada's energy policies promote the development of clean, sustainable energy is one of the defining challenges of our times. It is an urgent priority for the economy and the environment.

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil transport debate flares

Tragedy could be used by pipeline proponents who feel trains are not as safe, experts say

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil transport debate flares

Tragedy could be used by pipeline proponents who feel trains are not as safe, experts say

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Le transport de pétrole par train a augmenté de 28 000 pour cent en cinq ans

La Presse Canadienne. La Tribune; Le Quotidien Actualités, Page: 7; Le Soleil, Actualités, Page: 3

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Le transport de pétrole par train a augmenté de 28 000 pour cent en cinq ans

La Presse Canadienne. La Tribune; Le Quotidien Actualités, Page: 7; Le Soleil, Actualités, Page: 3

July 8th, 2013

Oil shipments by rail up dramatically

The Canadian Press, Hamilton Spectator (First) A6; Prince George Citizen (Final) News, Page 5.

A whopping 28,000 per cent increase in the amount of oil shipped by rail over the past five years is coming under the microscope following the deadly rail blast in Quebec (see story, page 8).

July 8th, 2013

Oil shipments by rail up dramatically

The Canadian Press, Hamilton Spectator (First) A6; Prince George Citizen (Final) News, Page 5.

A whopping 28,000 per cent increase in the amount of oil shipped by rail over the past five years is coming under the microscope following the deadly rail blast in Quebec (see story, page 8).

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Transport canada funding cuts coincide with record shipping

Janet Bagnall, Montreal Gazette (Early) Special Section, Page A9

MONTREAL - At a time when train shipments of crude oil are expected to skyrocket in Canada, the federal government is cutting funding for Transport Canada, the country's transportation regulator, by almost 30 per cent, down to $1.5 billion, according to government spending estimates for 2012-13 and 2013-14.

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Transport canada funding cuts coincide with record shipping

Janet Bagnall, Montreal Gazette (Early) Special Section, Page A9

MONTREAL - At a time when train shipments of crude oil are expected to skyrocket in Canada, the federal government is cutting funding for Transport Canada, the country's transportation regulator, by almost 30 per cent, down to $1.5 billion, according to government spending estimates for 2012-13 and 2013-14.

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Disaster opens debate over railway regulations, amount of oil being shipped

Monique Muise, Murray Brewster And Benjamin Shingler, Postmedia News with files from the Canadian Press

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Disaster opens debate over railway regulations, amount of oil being shipped

Monique Muise, Murray Brewster And Benjamin Shingler, Postmedia News with files from the Canadian Press

July 7th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil shipments by rail increased 28,000 per cent since 2009

Murray Brewster and Benjamin Shingler, Montreal Gazette

A whopping 28,000 per cent increase in the amount of oil shipped by rail over the past five years is coming under the microscope following the deadly rail blast in Quebec.

July 7th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil shipments by rail increased 28,000 per cent since 2009

Murray Brewster and Benjamin Shingler, Montreal Gazette

A whopping 28,000 per cent increase in the amount of oil shipped by rail over the past five years is coming under the microscope following the deadly rail blast in Quebec.

June 26th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Keeping closer eye on expenses - Greater oversight needed on parliamentary expenses

Sulz, Dave, The Lethbridge Herald, Comment, Page A6

Greater oversight needed on parliamentary expenses

If there's anything positive about the recent scandal involving parliamentarians' expenses, it's that it has put the issue of MPs' and senators' expenses under the microscope.

June 26th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Keeping closer eye on expenses - Greater oversight needed on parliamentary expenses

Sulz, Dave, The Lethbridge Herald, Comment, Page A6

Greater oversight needed on parliamentary expenses

If there's anything positive about the recent scandal involving parliamentarians' expenses, it's that it has put the issue of MPs' and senators' expenses under the microscope.

June 26th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Condamnée pour fraude, Suncor continue de toucher des subventions

Condamnée pour fraude, Suncor continue de toucher des subventions

Martin Croteau - Ottawa, La Presse

En novembre, le ministère des Travaux publics a discrètement adopté de nouvelles «mesures d'intégrité» excluant des appels d'offres fédéraux les entreprises reconnues coupables de collusion, mais qui collaborent avec la justice. Cette politique a fait en sorte que deux géants de l'industrie pétrolière canadienne, Suncor et Ultramar, sont désormais barrés des marchés publics fédéraux à moins que des «circonstances exceptionnelles» justifient une exception.

June 25th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Senate debate coming to doorstep near you

Many politicians feel upper chamber should be no more - but since 2006, the prime minister has continued appointing senators

June 25th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Senate debate coming to doorstep near you

Many politicians feel upper chamber should be no more - but since 2006, the prime minister has continued appointing senators

June 19th, 2013

NEWS ~ NDP MOTION ON INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT OF MPS’ EXPENSES PASSES UNANIMOUSLY IN THE HOUSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 19, 2013

OTTAWA - Parliament is one step closer to having a full legislative overhaul of MPs’ expenses disclosure system after Peter Julian’s Motion calling for an independent review and oversight passed in the House of Commons unanimously.

June 19th, 2013

NEWS ~ NDP MOTION ON INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT OF MPS’ EXPENSES PASSES UNANIMOUSLY IN THE HOUSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 19, 2013

OTTAWA - Parliament is one step closer to having a full legislative overhaul of MPs’ expenses disclosure system after Peter Julian’s Motion calling for an independent review and oversight passed in the House of Commons unanimously.

June 19th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP plan to oversee MP spending approved

All-party deal on bills, MP oversight lets House out early

Motions to disclose MPs expenses off to committee as Commons calls it quits for summer

June 19th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP plan to oversee MP spending approved

All-party deal on bills, MP oversight lets House out early

Motions to disclose MPs expenses off to committee as Commons calls it quits for summer

June 19th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Un nouvel organisme pourrait surveiller les dépenses des députés fédéraux

Presse Canadienne

OTTAWA _ Peter Julian, un député du Nouveau parti démocratique, est parvenu mardi soir à obtenir un consentement unanime pour la création d'un organisme indépendant qui pourra surveiller les dépenses de la Chambre des communes, y compris celles des députés.

June 19th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Un nouvel organisme pourrait surveiller les dépenses des députés fédéraux

Presse Canadienne

OTTAWA _ Peter Julian, un député du Nouveau parti démocratique, est parvenu mardi soir à obtenir un consentement unanime pour la création d'un organisme indépendant qui pourra surveiller les dépenses de la Chambre des communes, y compris celles des députés.

June 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP wants independent oversight body to oversee MPs spending

Harper dodges question on why his office spearheaded attacks on Justin Trudeau

Lee Berthiaume, The Province

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper sidestepped a question Tuesday over whether it was appropriate for his taxpayer-funded office to be distributing documents to media about paid speeches Justin Trudeau made before he was elected to Parliament.

June 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP wants independent oversight body to oversee MPs spending

Harper dodges question on why his office spearheaded attacks on Justin Trudeau

Lee Berthiaume, The Province

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper sidestepped a question Tuesday over whether it was appropriate for his taxpayer-funded office to be distributing documents to media about paid speeches Justin Trudeau made before he was elected to Parliament.

June 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP wants MPs to stop policing their own spending

Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau (CalgarySun.com; TorontoSun.com; OttawaSun.com; the London free press; EdmontonSun.com; The Kingston Whig Standard)

June 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP wants MPs to stop policing their own spending

Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau (CalgarySun.com; TorontoSun.com; OttawaSun.com; the London free press; EdmontonSun.com; The Kingston Whig Standard)

June 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP wants to replace expenditure committee with independent body

NDP MP Peter Julian rises to debate the federal budget in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday April 3, 2012. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

June 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP wants to replace expenditure committee with independent body

NDP MP Peter Julian rises to debate the federal budget in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday April 3, 2012. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

June 18th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Les dépenses gérées par un organisme indépendant

Agence QMI, Le Journal de Québec et Le Journal de Montréal

OTTAWA - L'opposition officielle à Ottawa recommande qu'un organisme indépendant remplace le Bureau de régie interne du Parlement pour la surveillance des dépenses des députés.

June 18th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Les dépenses gérées par un organisme indépendant

Agence QMI, Le Journal de Québec et Le Journal de Montréal

OTTAWA - L'opposition officielle à Ottawa recommande qu'un organisme indépendant remplace le Bureau de régie interne du Parlement pour la surveillance des dépenses des députés.

June 18th, 2013

NEWS ~ NDP PROPOSES INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT FOR MP EXPENSES - LE NPD PROPOSE LA SURVEILLANCE INDÉPENDANTE DES DÉPENSES DES DÉPUTÉS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ June 18, 2013

Official opposition tables motion to increase transparency and replace the BOIE with independent body

OTTAWA – NDP Caucus Chair Peter Julian (Burnaby – New Westminster) has tabled a motion to bring full transparency and accountability to the House of Commons.

June 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP presses for new accountability practices in the Commons

Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star (ON) News, Page A8

OTTAWA - Amid a Commons clamour over Senate expenses, opposition parties have moved to outdo the Conservative government and each other on transparency.

June 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP presses for new accountability practices in the Commons

Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star (ON) News, Page A8

OTTAWA - Amid a Commons clamour over Senate expenses, opposition parties have moved to outdo the Conservative government and each other on transparency.

June 7th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Time for Canadians to get answers from this Conservative government

Member's Statement ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, in the words of the newly independent member for Edmonton—St. Albert, the Conservative Party of Canada has "morphed into what we once mocked" .

June 4th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservative government deprived Coast Guard's program response capability to oil spills for over three years

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, for three years the Conservatives have known about inadequate equipment for oil spills and have done nothing.

June 4th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Committee advises against proposed riding

Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun, Page A4.

Like an engaged couple destined for an unhappy marriage, North Vancouver and North Burnaby have little in common and shouldn't be brought together into a single federal electoral district, a parliamentary committee advised in a report tabled Monday.

May 23rd, 2013

NEWS ~ NEW WESTMINSTER ELECTED OFFICIALS HOST TOWN HALL MEETING ON PROPOSED COAL FACILITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ May 23, 2013

NEW WESTMINSTER – New Westminster residents are invited to learn more about the proposed Fraser Surrey Docks direct transfer coal facility at a special Town Hall meeting on Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Douglas College Theatre in New Westminster.

May 23rd, 2013

NEWS ~ NEW WESTMINSTER ELECTED OFFICIALS HOST TOWN HALL MEETING ON PROPOSED COAL FACILITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ May 23, 2013

NEW WESTMINSTER – New Westminster residents are invited to learn more about the proposed Fraser Surrey Docks direct transfer coal facility at a special Town Hall meeting on Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Douglas College Theatre in New Westminster.

May 13th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Filibuster earns Julian verbiage volume title

A long filibuster went a long way to Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian earning the title as the most talkative Member of Parliament in the House of Commons in 2012.

May 13th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Filibuster earns Julian verbiage volume title

A long filibuster went a long way to Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian earning the title as the most talkative Member of Parliament in the House of Commons in 2012.

May 1st, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ In support of Brittney Griner, Jason Collins and David Testo

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of my New Democratic Party colleagues, and as an avid basketball player and fan in support of Brittney Griner and Jason Collins.

May 1st, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ In support of Brittney Griner, Jason Collins and David Testo

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of my New Democratic Party colleagues, and as an avid basketball player and fan in support of Brittney Griner and Jason Collins.

May 1st, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ PETER JULIAN AND RATHIKA SITSABAIESAN RE-ELECTED CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR OF NATIONAL NDP CAUCUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ May 1, 2013

OTTAWA – Today, the MP for Burnaby – New Westminster and Energy and Natural Resources critic, Peter Julian, was re-elected by acclamation as Chair of the national NDP caucus.

May 1st, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ PETER JULIAN AND RATHIKA SITSABAIESAN RE-ELECTED CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR OF NATIONAL NDP CAUCUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ May 1, 2013

OTTAWA – Today, the MP for Burnaby – New Westminster and Energy and Natural Resources critic, Peter Julian, was re-elected by acclamation as Chair of the national NDP caucus.

April 29th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ When is Minister Oliver going to listen to the experts fighting the threat of climate change?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, one thing about the Minister of Natural Resources, he sure is consistent. He will always say things that are embarrassing to Canadians. After making up bogus science claiming that a two degree rise in global temperatures somehow is not a real problem, he has now attacked a respected former NASA scientist. Now, this is a real rocket scientist, which the minister clearly is not.

April 29th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ When is Minister Oliver going to listen to the experts fighting the threat of climate change?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, one thing about the Minister of Natural Resources, he sure is consistent. He will always say things that are embarrassing to Canadians. After making up bogus science claiming that a two degree rise in global temperatures somehow is not a real problem, he has now attacked a respected former NASA scientist. Now, this is a real rocket scientist, which the minister clearly is not.

April 25th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Will the Minister of Natural Resources support NDP motion to combat climate change now?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les journaux du monde entier, du New York Times au Guardian font référence au ministre des Ressources naturelles comme étant le ministre du pétrole. C'est normal car il nie le danger des changements climatiques. Tout ce qui lui importe, c'est de vendre le pétrole à n'importe quel prix. Il est même prêt à vendre le contrôle de nos ressources naturelles au gouvernement chinois.

April 25th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Will the Minister of Natural Resources support NDP motion to combat climate change now?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les journaux du monde entier, du New York Times au Guardian font référence au ministre des Ressources naturelles comme étant le ministre du pétrole. C'est normal car il nie le danger des changements climatiques. Tout ce qui lui importe, c'est de vendre le pétrole à n'importe quel prix. Il est même prêt à vendre le contrôle de nos ressources naturelles au gouvernement chinois.

April 24th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Coal opposition is heating up - Quayside residents organize rally

Just say no: Members of the Raging Grannies attended a No Coal rally in New Westminster on Sunday.

April 24th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Coal opposition is heating up - Quayside residents organize rally

Just say no: Members of the Raging Grannies attended a No Coal rally in New Westminster on Sunday.

April 22nd, 2013

QUESTION EN CHAMBRE ~ Le gouvernement conservateur manque de respect pour les pompiers du Canada 

Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is reasonable, actually, that this Parliament stand with the nation's firefighters and with their families.

April 22nd, 2013

QUESTION EN CHAMBRE ~ Le gouvernement conservateur manque de respect pour les pompiers du Canada 

Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is reasonable, actually, that this Parliament stand with the nation's firefighters and with their families.

April 20th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Guelph's innovative green energy plan draws national attention

rogrant@guelpmercury.com ILLUS: NDP MPs (from left) Jamie Nicholls, Peter Julian, Laurin Liu and Claude Gravelle toured Guelph Hydro on Friday as part of an NDP committee's research into sustainable energy.

April 20th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Guelph's innovative green energy plan draws national attention

rogrant@guelpmercury.com ILLUS: NDP MPs (from left) Jamie Nicholls, Peter Julian, Laurin Liu and Claude Gravelle toured Guelph Hydro on Friday as part of an NDP committee's research into sustainable energy.

April 19th, 2013

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS SUPPORT GUELPH’S GREEN ENERGY PLAN

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GUELPH – Touring Guelph today, NDP members of a parliamentary committee praised the city’s plan to move forward with a sustainable energy plan—calling it a model for cities across Canada.

April 19th, 2013

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS SUPPORT GUELPH’S GREEN ENERGY PLAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE~ April 19, 2013

GUELPH – Touring Guelph today, NDP members of a parliamentary committee praised the city’s plan to move forward with a sustainable energy plan—calling it a model for cities across Canada.

April 18th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Conservative backbencher speaks out on untrue statements

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, once again there is trouble in the Conservative caucus. This time, the member for Edmonton—St. Albert is blowing the whistle on the PMO.

April 18th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Conservative backbencher speaks out on untrue statements

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, once again there is trouble in the Conservative caucus. This time, the member for Edmonton—St. Albert is blowing the whistle on the PMO.

April 18th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ NDP Opposition Day Motion ~ on the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA)

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Opposition Day Motion

That, in the opinion of this House, the government should inform the Government of the People's Republic of China, that it will not ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.

April 18th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ NDP Opposition Day Motion ~ on the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA)

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Opposition Day Motion

That, in the opinion of this House, the government should inform the Government of the People's Republic of China, that it will not ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.

April 17th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Will Minister Oliver retract his comments denying climate change?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is obvious the minister is mired and he expects Canadians to figure it out on their own, when he could not understand the forms even with an entire department helping him. On top of that, the minister has not retracted his comments denying climate change. He said:

April 17th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Will Minister Oliver retract his comments denying climate change?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is obvious the minister is mired and he expects Canadians to figure it out on their own, when he could not understand the forms even with an entire department helping him. On top of that, the minister has not retracted his comments denying climate change. He said:

April 17th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ New screening of pipeline comments won't let public 'game the system,' say feds

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA _ Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is defending a new 10-page application form that the public must fill out before being allowed to comment on proposed pipeline projects.

April 17th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ New screening of pipeline comments won't let public 'game the system,' say feds

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA _ Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is defending a new 10-page application form that the public must fill out before being allowed to comment on proposed pipeline projects.

April 17th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Consultation publiques de l'ONÉ - le ministre Joe Oliver défend la réforme

Consultation publiques de l'ONÉ

le ministre Joe Oliver défend la réforme

La Presse Canadienne

OTTAWA _ Le ministre des Ressources naturelles, Joe Oliver, défend un nouveau formulaire de 10 pages que doivent remplir un citoyen avant d'obtenir la permission de commenter les divers projets d'oléoducs.

April 17th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Consultation publiques de l'ONÉ - le ministre Joe Oliver défend la réforme

Consultation publiques de l'ONÉ

le ministre Joe Oliver défend la réforme

La Presse Canadienne

OTTAWA _ Le ministre des Ressources naturelles, Joe Oliver, défend un nouveau formulaire de 10 pages que doivent remplir un citoyen avant d'obtenir la permission de commenter les divers projets d'oléoducs.

April 17th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oliver defends controversial climate-change remarks

Jason Fekete, Postmedia News; With Files From Mike De Souza The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) Final, New, Page B6.

April 17th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oliver defends controversial climate-change remarks

Jason Fekete, Postmedia News; With Files From Mike De Souza The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) Final, New, Page B6.

April 17th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Oliver se défend de minimiser les risques

Oliver se défend de minimiser les risques

Martin Croteau, La Presse, Environnement, Page A17

Le ministre des Ressources naturelles, Joe Oliver, s'est défendu de vouloir minimiser la menace climatique, hier, et a affirmé qu'il s'agit d'un problème "urgent".

April 17th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Oliver se défend de minimiser les risques

Oliver se défend de minimiser les risques

Martin Croteau, La Presse, Environnement, Page A17

Le ministre des Ressources naturelles, Joe Oliver, s'est défendu de vouloir minimiser la menace climatique, hier, et a affirmé qu'il s'agit d'un problème "urgent".

April 17th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ The NDP says its battle is with Harper

Published | Publié: 2013-04-17Received | Reçu: 2013-04-17 5:17 AM

RED DEER ADVOCATECOMMENT, Page: A4

Trudeau shifts landscape

TIM HARPER

April 17th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ The NDP says its battle is with Harper

Published | Publié: 2013-04-17Received | Reçu: 2013-04-17 5:17 AM

RED DEER ADVOCATECOMMENT, Page: A4

Trudeau shifts landscape

TIM HARPER

April 16th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oliver's musings on climate science lead to testy exchange

Oliver's musings on climate science lead to testy exchange

James Munson, iPolitics

A flurry of recent studies pounced on by climate change deniers as evidence the science behind global warming is bunk are giving a lingering headache to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver since he mentioned them during an interview with French media last week.

April 16th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oliver's musings on climate science lead to testy exchange

Oliver's musings on climate science lead to testy exchange

James Munson, iPolitics

A flurry of recent studies pounced on by climate change deniers as evidence the science behind global warming is bunk are giving a lingering headache to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver since he mentioned them during an interview with French media last week.

April 15th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ QUESTION PERIOD ~ Calling on Minister Oliver to apologize for denying climate change and its impacts

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Question Period

Context : Question M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le ministre des Ressources naturelles doute encore des conséquences des changements climatiques. Il pense que les gens ne sont pas inquiets de voir la Terre se réchauffer de 2 degrés. Au contraire, les gens sont bien inquiets de voir les glaciers fondre et les ours polaires disparaître, en plus de voir les océans se vider de leurs ressources. En niant l'existence des changements climatiques, les conservateurs nous ont encore embarrassés sur la scène internationale. Le ministre va-t-il enfin reconnaître que les changements climatiques sont réels et prouvés par la science, oui ou non?

April 15th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ QUESTION PERIOD ~ Calling on Minister Oliver to apologize for denying climate change and its impacts

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Question Period

Context : Question M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le ministre des Ressources naturelles doute encore des conséquences des changements climatiques. Il pense que les gens ne sont pas inquiets de voir la Terre se réchauffer de 2 degrés. Au contraire, les gens sont bien inquiets de voir les glaciers fondre et les ours polaires disparaître, en plus de voir les océans se vider de leurs ressources. En niant l'existence des changements climatiques, les conservateurs nous ont encore embarrassés sur la scène internationale. Le ministre va-t-il enfin reconnaître que les changements climatiques sont réels et prouvés par la science, oui ou non?

March 22nd, 2013

Statement from the Official Opposition Natural Resources critic Peter Julian on World Water Day - Déclaration du porte-parole de l’Opposition officielle en matière de ressources naturelles, Peter Julian, sur la Journée mondiale de l’eau

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Statement from the Official Opposition Natural Resources critic Peter Julian on World Water Day

March 22nd, 2013

Statement from the Official Opposition Natural Resources critic Peter Julian on World Water Day - Déclaration du porte-parole de l’Opposition officielle en matière de ressources naturelles, Peter Julian, sur la Journée mondiale de l’eau

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Statement from the Official Opposition Natural Resources critic Peter Julian on World Water Day

March 22nd, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Urging the Harper government to start protecting the environment

41st Parliament ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les Canadiens ne sont pas du tout d'accord avec la réponse du gouvernement.

March 22nd, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Urging the Harper government to start protecting the environment

41st Parliament ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les Canadiens ne sont pas du tout d'accord avec la réponse du gouvernement.

March 21st, 2013

NEWS ~ BUDGET DOESN’T DELIVER RESULTS FOR LOWER MAINLAND

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March 21, 2013

OTTAWA – The Conservative budget doesn’t deliver results for people here in the Lower Mainland, according to local Members of Parliament Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas), Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), and Fin Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam & Port Moody).

March 21st, 2013

NEWS ~ BUDGET DOESN’T DELIVER RESULTS FOR LOWER MAINLAND

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March 21, 2013

OTTAWA – The Conservative budget doesn’t deliver results for people here in the Lower Mainland, according to local Members of Parliament Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas), Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), and Fin Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam & Port Moody).

March 21st, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservative government photo-op runs aground – La conférence de presse des Conservateurs « s’échoue »

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, si on est le meilleur, on ne démissionne pas. Si on n'est pas bon, on démissionne.

March 21st, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservative government photo-op runs aground – La conférence de presse des Conservateurs « s’échoue »

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, si on est le meilleur, on ne démissionne pas. Si on n'est pas bon, on démissionne.

March 19th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why will the Harper government not get serious about preventing spills?

41st Parliament, 1st Session~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, certains disent que les fuites de pétrole sont bonnes pour l'économie, parce que cela crée des emplois de nettoyage. Cela a encore moins de bon sens que l'exercice de relations publiques des conservateurs, qui se résume à installer des caméras pour observer les fuites de pétrole, et ce, après avoir sabré dans les programmes d'urgence. Les conservateurs aiment beaucoup les caméras cachées, on le sait. Est-ce pour une nouvelle émission de téléréalité conservatrice? Quand vont-ils enfin mettre en place des règles de protection environnementales solides?

March 19th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why will the Harper government not get serious about preventing spills?

41st Parliament, 1st Session~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, certains disent que les fuites de pétrole sont bonnes pour l'économie, parce que cela crée des emplois de nettoyage. Cela a encore moins de bon sens que l'exercice de relations publiques des conservateurs, qui se résume à installer des caméras pour observer les fuites de pétrole, et ce, après avoir sabré dans les programmes d'urgence. Les conservateurs aiment beaucoup les caméras cachées, on le sait. Est-ce pour une nouvelle émission de téléréalité conservatrice? Quand vont-ils enfin mettre en place des règles de protection environnementales solides?

March 18th, 2013

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES LACK CREDIBILITY ON TANKER SAFETY PLAN

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CONSERVATIVES LACK CREDIBILITY ON TANKER SAFETY PLAN

VANCOUVER – Conservatives have shown that they cannot be trusted to protect our coast, said the NDP.

March 18th, 2013

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES LACK CREDIBILITY ON TANKER SAFETY PLAN

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CONSERVATIVES LACK CREDIBILITY ON TANKER SAFETY PLAN

VANCOUVER – Conservatives have shown that they cannot be trusted to protect our coast, said the NDP.

March 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ Rethinking natural resources, building Canadian prosperity for the long term

A sustainable strategy that positions Canada as a leader in both renewable and non-renewable energy sources must work hand in hand with the provinces and territories, a challenge that this Prime Minister has yet to take up.

March 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ Rethinking natural resources, building Canadian prosperity for the long term

A sustainable strategy that positions Canada as a leader in both renewable and non-renewable energy sources must work hand in hand with the provinces and territories, a challenge that this Prime Minister has yet to take up.

March 11th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ British Columbia NDP MPs strongly object to riding boundary changes

NDP MPs Peter Julian and Kennedy Stewart fight against the proposed riding boundaries before House Affairs Committee.

March 9th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Mulcair's Senate stance could get a PM into constitutional trouble' expert warns

Annie Bergeron-Oliver, iPolitics

The NDP is committed to abolishing the Senate despite a lengthy process, constitutional hurdles, and uncertain odds.

March 9th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Mulcair's Senate stance could get a PM into constitutional trouble' expert warns

Annie Bergeron-Oliver, iPolitics

The NDP is committed to abolishing the Senate despite a lengthy process, constitutional hurdles, and uncertain odds.

March 7th, 2013

IN THE MEDIA ~ Natural resources minister 'aligned priorities' with pipeline lobby

OTTAWA , The Canadian Press - The federal natural resources minister and the industry lobby group that represents oil and gas pipelines are ''aligned on priorities, particularly on the need to expand markets,'' according to an internal government memo.

March 7th, 2013

IN THE MEDIA ~ Natural resources minister 'aligned priorities' with pipeline lobby

OTTAWA , The Canadian Press - The federal natural resources minister and the industry lobby group that represents oil and gas pipelines are ''aligned on priorities, particularly on the need to expand markets,'' according to an internal government memo.

March 3rd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Conservatives praise new Keystone assessment

Jessica Hume, Parliamentary Bureau, Correspondent, Sun Media

Duplicates: THE WINNIPEG SUN (FINAL), 14, THE TORONTO SUN (FINAL), 20, THE EDMONTON SUN (FINAL), 20; THE OTTAWA SUN (FINAL), 8, THE CALGARY SUN (FINAL), 26.

March 3rd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Conservatives praise new Keystone assessment

Jessica Hume, Parliamentary Bureau, Correspondent, Sun Media

Duplicates: THE WINNIPEG SUN (FINAL), 14, THE TORONTO SUN (FINAL), 20, THE EDMONTON SUN (FINAL), 20; THE OTTAWA SUN (FINAL), 8, THE CALGARY SUN (FINAL), 26.

March 1st, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ U.S. State Department report downplays Keystone pipeline's impact on oilsands development

William Marsden, Postmedia News, Washington Bureau with Files From Mike De Souza, Postmedia News.

Duplicates: VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL), C1 / FRONT, 2013/03/02; THE LEADER-POST (REGINA) (FINAL), B1 / FRONT, 2013/03/02; OTTAWA CITIZEN (FINAL), A3, 2013/03/02; CANADA.COM BLOGS, 2013/03/01; Montreal Gazette (final) News, Page A7.

March 1st, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ U.S. State Department report downplays Keystone pipeline's impact on oilsands development

William Marsden, Postmedia News, Washington Bureau with Files From Mike De Souza, Postmedia News.

Duplicates: VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL), C1 / FRONT, 2013/03/02; THE LEADER-POST (REGINA) (FINAL), B1 / FRONT, 2013/03/02; OTTAWA CITIZEN (FINAL), A3, 2013/03/02; CANADA.COM BLOGS, 2013/03/01; Montreal Gazette (final) News, Page A7.

February 26th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Calling on the Conservatives to support real sustainable development

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, nous sommes au XXIe siècle et les entreprises ont des obligations réglementaires et aussi des responsabilités sociales. Ces responsabilités s'appliquent également aux projets d'oléoduc de Northern Gateway et de Keystone. Mais plutôt que d'établir des règles claires et précises, les conservateurs ont choisi l'inaction et l'improvisation.

February 26th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Calling on the Conservatives to support real sustainable development

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, nous sommes au XXIe siècle et les entreprises ont des obligations réglementaires et aussi des responsabilités sociales. Ces responsabilités s'appliquent également aux projets d'oléoduc de Northern Gateway et de Keystone. Mais plutôt que d'établir des règles claires et précises, les conservateurs ont choisi l'inaction et l'improvisation.

February 25th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ in support of fair remittance rates for bank transfers

Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present petitions signed by dozens of residents of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa region. They are concerned about the overcharging on remittance fees. Many banks are charging up to 25% on remittance fees that are being sent by new Canadian families to their loved ones and family members overseas. This is an overcharging that hurts lower income Canadians, particularly new Canadians. The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to introduce legislation that would put into place caps on the types of remittance penalties and remittance fees that are presently being paid by new Canadians and lower income Canadians.

February 25th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ in support of fair remittance rates for bank transfers

Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present petitions signed by dozens of residents of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa region. They are concerned about the overcharging on remittance fees. Many banks are charging up to 25% on remittance fees that are being sent by new Canadian families to their loved ones and family members overseas. This is an overcharging that hurts lower income Canadians, particularly new Canadians. The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to introduce legislation that would put into place caps on the types of remittance penalties and remittance fees that are presently being paid by new Canadians and lower income Canadians.

February 25th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds using smoke and mirrors' to report GHG reductions, say opposition MPs

The government says it's halfway' to meeting its Copenhagen Accord GHG reductions targets, but NDP MP Megan Leslie says the Conservatives are using creative accounting.'

February 25th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds using smoke and mirrors' to report GHG reductions, say opposition MPs

The government says it's halfway' to meeting its Copenhagen Accord GHG reductions targets, but NDP MP Megan Leslie says the Conservatives are using creative accounting.'

February 15th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Canadians deserve a responsible approach to governing

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): The results, Mr. Speaker, 300,000 more Canadians looking for work. Canadians deserve better than that. The government has been repeatedly warned that failing to protect the environment will have economic costs. Now it is being challenged by our closest ally to take action on climate change. How many jobs will Canadians miss out on while Conservatives get their act together? How many countries will shut their doors to our resources because of the government's irresponsible policies. When will the Conservatives stop stalling, defend the Canadian interest and take real, effective action on climate change?

February 15th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Canadians deserve a responsible approach to governing

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): The results, Mr. Speaker, 300,000 more Canadians looking for work. Canadians deserve better than that. The government has been repeatedly warned that failing to protect the environment will have economic costs. Now it is being challenged by our closest ally to take action on climate change. How many jobs will Canadians miss out on while Conservatives get their act together? How many countries will shut their doors to our resources because of the government's irresponsible policies. When will the Conservatives stop stalling, defend the Canadian interest and take real, effective action on climate change?

February 13th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ another Conservative Senator under investigation

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Statements

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, another day, another Conservative under investigation.

February 13th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ another Conservative Senator under investigation

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Statements

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, another day, another Conservative under investigation.

February 12th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Peter's statement recognizing Lunar New Year. Gong Xi! Gong Xi!

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today to wish Chinese Canadians and all those who celebrate the Lunar New Year a Happy New Year of the Snake.

February 12th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Peter's statement recognizing Lunar New Year. Gong Xi! Gong Xi!

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today to wish Chinese Canadians and all those who celebrate the Lunar New Year a Happy New Year of the Snake.

February 7th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question - Government's failure to act puts our environment, health & economy at risk

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the environment commissioner was clear. The failure of the government to act puts not just our environment and our health but, also, our economy at risk.

February 7th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question - Government's failure to act puts our environment, health & economy at risk

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the environment commissioner was clear. The failure of the government to act puts not just our environment and our health but, also, our economy at risk.

February 6th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservative government still gambling when it comes to oil and nuclear spill liability

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, alors les conservateurs trouvent ça correct que les compagnies injectent n'importe quel produit chimique dans le sol. Les Canadiens ne méritent pas ça.

February 6th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservative government still gambling when it comes to oil and nuclear spill liability

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, alors les conservateurs trouvent ça correct que les compagnies injectent n'importe quel produit chimique dans le sol. Les Canadiens ne méritent pas ça.

February 6th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Tories short-sighted on green energy

Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun, (Final) Canada & World, Page B2

When Peter Julian visited his in-laws in Shandong province in 2011, he was struck by skies which, depending on weather, either were grey, or grey and wet.

February 6th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Tories short-sighted on green energy

Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun, (Final) Canada & World, Page B2

When Peter Julian visited his in-laws in Shandong province in 2011, he was struck by skies which, depending on weather, either were grey, or grey and wet.

February 6th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil-spill plan can't cope with supertankers

Federal report confirms government is only prepared to handle smaller spills

Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun, Page A1, Front (Final)

The Harper government's disaster planning has not kept pace with proposals to greatly expand oilsands exports from B.C. ports using supertankers, Canada's environment commissioner said Tuesday.

February 6th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil-spill plan can't cope with supertankers

Federal report confirms government is only prepared to handle smaller spills

Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun, Page A1, Front (Final)

The Harper government's disaster planning has not kept pace with proposals to greatly expand oilsands exports from B.C. ports using supertankers, Canada's environment commissioner said Tuesday.

February 5th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ re. 2012 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les conservateurs mettent les Canadiens à risque. Le plafond de la responsabilité absolue des exploitants des centrales nucléaires n'a pas été mis à jour depuis 35 ans. Cela veut dire que si un accident se produit, les contribuables canadiens devront se débrouiller tout seuls. La catastrophe de Fukushima a coûté près de 200 milliards de dollars.

February 5th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ re. 2012 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les conservateurs mettent les Canadiens à risque. Le plafond de la responsabilité absolue des exploitants des centrales nucléaires n'a pas été mis à jour depuis 35 ans. Cela veut dire que si un accident se produit, les contribuables canadiens devront se débrouiller tout seuls. La catastrophe de Fukushima a coûté près de 200 milliards de dollars.

February 4th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ It's time to reduce our national consumption of salt

Canadians consume extremely high levels of sodium, well above other countries. And this is costing us, both in our health and in our pocket book. Over-consumption of sodium is a major issue in Canada, and is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease in Canada.

February 4th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ It's time to reduce our national consumption of salt

Canadians consume extremely high levels of sodium, well above other countries. And this is costing us, both in our health and in our pocket book. Over-consumption of sodium is a major issue in Canada, and is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease in Canada.

January 31st, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservatives ignoring concerns from across BC about the Northern Gateway pipeline

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is not just the coast guard. Conservatives have also wilfully ignored concerns from across British Columbia about the Northern Gateway pipeline.

January 31st, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservatives ignoring concerns from across BC about the Northern Gateway pipeline

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is not just the coast guard. Conservatives have also wilfully ignored concerns from across British Columbia about the Northern Gateway pipeline.

January 30th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Plan for immigration hub in south Burnaby languishes as Vancouver's gears up

Janaya Fuller Evans, The Province

The plot of land in south Burnaby was intended to provide refuge for refugees and necessary services to recently arrived immigrants.

January 30th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ on CNOOC's takeover of Nexen

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, that is not balanced at all. CNOOC has no obligation to protect Canadian jobs, and even the Prime Minister admitted, this type of deal is bad for Canada. Canadians deserve better than this.

January 22nd, 2013

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES STILL FAILING ON CLEAN ENERGY - ÉNERGIES PROPRES : LES CONSERVATEURS ACCUMULENT LES ÉCHECS

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CONSERVATIVES STILL FAILING ON CLEAN ENERGY

OTTAWA – A new Pembina Institute report suggests the Conservative government’s failure to provide leadership is undermining Canada’s competitiveness on the world market, hindering the development of Canada’s clean energy sector.

January 22nd, 2013

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES STILL FAILING ON CLEAN ENERGY - ÉNERGIES PROPRES : LES CONSERVATEURS ACCUMULENT LES ÉCHECS

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CONSERVATIVES STILL FAILING ON CLEAN ENERGY

OTTAWA – A new Pembina Institute report suggests the Conservative government’s failure to provide leadership is undermining Canada’s competitiveness on the world market, hindering the development of Canada’s clean energy sector.

January 21st, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa covers expenses for top CEOs travelling with Harper on China tour

Ottawa covers expenses for top CEOs travelling with Harper on China tour

January 21st, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa covers expenses for top CEOs travelling with Harper on China tour

Ottawa covers expenses for top CEOs travelling with Harper on China tour

January 21st, 2013

Petition from ACORN Canada in support of fair remittance rates for bank transfers / Pétition d’ACORN Canada pour des frais de transferts bancaires équitables

Please sign ACORN Canada’s petition!

ACORN Canada is asking for individual and organizational support for ACORN Canada's Remittance Justice Campaign, demanding that the fees for remitting money out of Canada through banks and money transfer organizations is capped at 5% of money sent. The current fee structure is predatory, often representing 15% of the remittance and sometimes as high as 25-30%. It has been estimated by the World Bank that Banks and Money Transfer Organizations take more than $44 billion every year in fees; money that would have likely gone to some of the worlds’ poorest families. For more info contact: canadaacorn@acorncanada.org

January 21st, 2013

Petition from ACORN Canada in support of fair remittance rates for bank transfers / Pétition d’ACORN Canada pour des frais de transferts bancaires équitables

Please sign ACORN Canada’s petition!

ACORN Canada is asking for individual and organizational support for ACORN Canada's Remittance Justice Campaign, demanding that the fees for remitting money out of Canada through banks and money transfer organizations is capped at 5% of money sent. The current fee structure is predatory, often representing 15% of the remittance and sometimes as high as 25-30%. It has been estimated by the World Bank that Banks and Money Transfer Organizations take more than $44 billion every year in fees; money that would have likely gone to some of the worlds’ poorest families. For more info contact: canadaacorn@acorncanada.org

January 7th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ La passivité, c'est fini pourrait causer des problèmes au premier ministre

La passivité, c'est fini pourrait causer des problèmes au premier ministre

Chantal Hébert, L'Acadie Nouvelle, Analyse, Page 15

Au premier coup d'oeil, la chef d'Attawapiskat, Theresa Spence qui, avec sa grève de la faim, est devenue le visage du mouvement La passivité, c'est fini, a très peu de choses en commun avec Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, le très volubile meneur étudiant qui a joué un rôle similaire le printemps dernier.

January 3rd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Idle No More could be PM's biggest challenge

Idle No More could be trouble for PM

Chantal Hébert, Toronto Star, News, Page A6. Duplicates: THE DAILY NEWS (TRURO), A6;

January 3rd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Idle No More could be PM's biggest challenge

Idle No More could be trouble for PM

Chantal Hébert, Toronto Star, News, Page A6. Duplicates: THE DAILY NEWS (TRURO), A6;

January 2nd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Maze of Canadian regulators spawns confusion about takeovers

Too many takeover cooks

Gordon Isfeld, National Post (National) Financial Post, Page: FP1 / FRONT

OTTAWA - If we have learned anything about the process that ultimately led to CNOOC Ltd.'s successful takeover bid for Nexen Inc., it is how much we did not know.

January 2nd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Maze of Canadian regulators spawns confusion about takeovers

Too many takeover cooks

Gordon Isfeld, National Post (National) Financial Post, Page: FP1 / FRONT

OTTAWA - If we have learned anything about the process that ultimately led to CNOOC Ltd.'s successful takeover bid for Nexen Inc., it is how much we did not know.

December 24th, 2012

MP gets nod from mag

Julian named runner up in annual contest

December 24th, 2012

MP gets nod from mag

Julian named runner up in annual contest

December 21st, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ MP gets most knowledge nod

By Theresa McManus, The Record, December 21, 2012

Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian has been recognized by his peers in Ottawa.

December 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ The top seven Parliamentarians of 2012

The hotshots on Parliament Hill

Chantal Hébert, The Journal-Pioneer (Summerside) Opinion, Page A6; THE CHRONICLE-HERALD, A11

The Green party gave the NDP and the Liberals a neck cramp this fall. But it was not because Elizabeth May forced her opposition rivals to spend a byelection campaign looking over their shoulders in Victoria and Calgary Centre that she was selected by her peers as the 2012 Maclean's/L'Actualite Parliamentarian of the Year.

December 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ The top seven Parliamentarians of 2012

The hotshots on Parliament Hill

Chantal Hébert, The Journal-Pioneer (Summerside) Opinion, Page A6; THE CHRONICLE-HERALD, A11

The Green party gave the NDP and the Liberals a neck cramp this fall. But it was not because Elizabeth May forced her opposition rivals to spend a byelection campaign looking over their shoulders in Victoria and Calgary Centre that she was selected by her peers as the 2012 Maclean's/L'Actualite Parliamentarian of the Year.

December 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Conflicts surrounding Canadian mines 'a serious problem'

Published | Publié: 2012-12-17Received | Reçu: 2012-12-17 5:30 PM Catherine Solyom MONTREALGAZETTE.COMONLINE

Conflicts surrounding Canadian mines 'a serious problem'

Canadians abroad have long benefited from what psychologists call "the halo effect": Because of its reputation as a peace-loving, human-rights respecting, tree-hugging land, Canada can do no wrong.

December 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Conflicts surrounding Canadian mines 'a serious problem'

Published | Publié: 2012-12-17Received | Reçu: 2012-12-17 5:30 PM Catherine Solyom MONTREALGAZETTE.COMONLINE

Conflicts surrounding Canadian mines 'a serious problem'

Canadians abroad have long benefited from what psychologists call "the halo effect": Because of its reputation as a peace-loving, human-rights respecting, tree-hugging land, Canada can do no wrong.

December 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper's stern warning to foreign state-owned firms masks deeper ambiguity in new rules: experts

Harper's stern warning to foreign state-owned firms masks deeper ambiguity in new rules: experts

James Munson, iPolitics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper lays out the federal government's response to takeover bids for Alberta oil firms by foreign state-owned enterprises, Friday. iPolitics/ Matthew Usherwood

December 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper's stern warning to foreign state-owned firms masks deeper ambiguity in new rules: experts

Harper's stern warning to foreign state-owned firms masks deeper ambiguity in new rules: experts

James Munson, iPolitics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper lays out the federal government's response to takeover bids for Alberta oil firms by foreign state-owned enterprises, Friday. iPolitics/ Matthew Usherwood

December 11th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why is the government trying to cover up the real impact of the CNOOC takeover approval and of the Canada-China FIPA?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, there are still no answers. The Prime Minister's improvised press conference last Friday demonstrated how the Conservatives are mismanaging foreign investment.

December 11th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why is the government trying to cover up the real impact of the CNOOC takeover approval and of the Canada-China FIPA?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, there are still no answers. The Prime Minister's improvised press conference last Friday demonstrated how the Conservatives are mismanaging foreign investment.

December 10th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ PM refuses to acknowledge that FIPA will dramatically change the significance of the Nexen takeover

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians are asking these questions because they know, after these last few months of sheer incompetence, Conservatives cannot be trusted to manage foreign investment. The Conservatives just want to sell out Canada.

December 10th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ PM refuses to acknowledge that FIPA will dramatically change the significance of the Nexen takeover

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians are asking these questions because they know, after these last few months of sheer incompetence, Conservatives cannot be trusted to manage foreign investment. The Conservatives just want to sell out Canada.

December 10th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP: NET BENEFIT TEST NEEDS IMMEDIATE CLARIFICATION / LE CRITÈRE DE L’AVANTAGE NET DOIT ÊTRE IMMÉDIATEMENT CLARIFIÉ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 10, 2012

OTTAWA – In the wake of the Conservatives’ approving a transaction of limited benefit to Canadians, New Democrats are calling on the House of Commons to direct the Conservatives to honour their two-year-old promise and update the Investment Canada Act.

December 10th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP: NET BENEFIT TEST NEEDS IMMEDIATE CLARIFICATION / LE CRITÈRE DE L’AVANTAGE NET DOIT ÊTRE IMMÉDIATEMENT CLARIFIÉ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 10, 2012

OTTAWA – In the wake of the Conservatives’ approving a transaction of limited benefit to Canadians, New Democrats are calling on the House of Commons to direct the Conservatives to honour their two-year-old promise and update the Investment Canada Act.

December 10th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ The Way forward: Building Canada’s Green Economy

news@hilltimes.com The Hill Times -Policy Briefing Edition

Time for partisan politics long gone, time now for leadership and action on green economy

December 10th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ The Way forward: Building Canada’s Green Economy

news@hilltimes.com The Hill Times -Policy Briefing Edition

Time for partisan politics long gone, time now for leadership and action on green economy

December 10th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen Deal Approved

Published | Publié: 2012-12-07Received | Reçu: 2012-12-10 5:10 AM

CTV - CTV NEWS

Nexen Deal Approved

LISA LAFLAMME: Good evening. It's a rare Friday after five that the Prime Minister of Canada calls a news conference. But today's Chinese takeover of one of Canada's biggest oil companies was unprecedented. The purchase of Calgary-based Nexen by China's state-run CNOOC was one of two multibillion dollar Asian takeovers in the Alberta oil sands. Stephen Harper gave the okay then immediately put the brakes on future foreign takeovers, saying Canada is open for business but it's not for sale. CTV's Ottawa bureau chief Robert Fife has the details.

December 9th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds hope approval of Nexen deal will open door to more Canadian investment in China

Mines top of mind

Feds hope approval of Nexen deal will open door to more Canadian investment in China

December 9th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds hope approval of Nexen deal will open door to more Canadian investment in China

Mines top of mind

Feds hope approval of Nexen deal will open door to more Canadian investment in China

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa approves Nexen and Progress takeover deals

Ottawa approves Nexen and Progress takeover deals

Gordon Isfeld, Financial Post (Business, Energy)

Corcoran: Rocky road lies ahead for foreign investments in Canada

OTTAWA - After months of uncertainty, the Conservative government finally broke its silence Friday - approving two contentious foreign takeovers that are destined to form the basis of Canada's investment strategy for years to come.

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa approves Nexen and Progress takeover deals

Ottawa approves Nexen and Progress takeover deals

Gordon Isfeld, Financial Post (Business, Energy)

Corcoran: Rocky road lies ahead for foreign investments in Canada

OTTAWA - After months of uncertainty, the Conservative government finally broke its silence Friday - approving two contentious foreign takeovers that are destined to form the basis of Canada's investment strategy for years to come.

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa approves foreign takeover bids

Ottawa approves foreign takeover bids

B.C. minister celebrates Petronas-Progress deal, boost to proposed Prince Rupert LNG project

Jason Fekete, Postmedia News; With Files From Gordon Hamilton And Jonathan Fowlie, Vancouver Sun, And Mike De Souza And Jordan Press, Postmedia News

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa approves foreign takeover bids

Ottawa approves foreign takeover bids

B.C. minister celebrates Petronas-Progress deal, boost to proposed Prince Rupert LNG project

Jason Fekete, Postmedia News; With Files From Gordon Hamilton And Jonathan Fowlie, Vancouver Sun, And Mike De Souza And Jordan Press, Postmedia News

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ CBC RADIO The House ~ Peter Julian on Harper's approval of CNOOC-Nexen deal

Peter Julian on Harper's approval of CNOOC-Nexen deal

EVAN SOLOMON (HOST), CBC Radio - The House

- And then we'll hear from the NDP's critic on the file, Peter Julian, with his reaction. -

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ CBC RADIO The House ~ Peter Julian on Harper's approval of CNOOC-Nexen deal

Peter Julian on Harper's approval of CNOOC-Nexen deal

EVAN SOLOMON (HOST), CBC Radio - The House

- And then we'll hear from the NDP's critic on the file, Peter Julian, with his reaction. -

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Foreign takeovers get green light

Harper government approves Nexen and Progress deals

Stephanie Levitz and Craig Wong, Canadian Press

Prince George Citizen (Final) News, Page 14; Times Colonist (Victoria) (Final) Business, Page B1/Front

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Foreign takeovers get green light

Harper government approves Nexen and Progress deals

Stephanie Levitz and Craig Wong, Canadian Press

Prince George Citizen (Final) News, Page 14; Times Colonist (Victoria) (Final) Business, Page B1/Front

December 8th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Ottawa donne le feu vert

Ottawa donne le feu vert

Le gouvernement approuve aussi la vente de Progress Energy Resources

HUGUETTE YOUNG AGENCE QMI

Le Journal de Montréal (Final) Nouvelles, page 13

December 8th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Ottawa donne le feu vert

Ottawa donne le feu vert

Le gouvernement approuve aussi la vente de Progress Energy Resources

HUGUETTE YOUNG AGENCE QMI

Le Journal de Montréal (Final) Nouvelles, page 13

December 8th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Le gouvernement Harper approuve deux mégatransactions

Le gouvernement Harper approuve deux mégatransactions

Joël-Denis Bellavance, La Presse, Actualités, Page A26

Après plusieurs semaines de réflexion, le gouvernement Harper a donné le feu vert hier à la vente de deux entreprises pétrolières canadiennes à des sociétés d'État étrangères de l'Asie. Ces transactions pourraient bien être les dernières de ce type, toutefois.

December 8th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Le gouvernement Harper approuve deux mégatransactions

Le gouvernement Harper approuve deux mégatransactions

Joël-Denis Bellavance, La Presse, Actualités, Page A26

Après plusieurs semaines de réflexion, le gouvernement Harper a donné le feu vert hier à la vente de deux entreprises pétrolières canadiennes à des sociétés d'État étrangères de l'Asie. Ces transactions pourraient bien être les dernières de ce type, toutefois.

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa to get tough on future deals, PM says

Ottawa to get tough on future deals, PM says

Bruce Campion-Smith Toronto Star, News, Page A6

The federal government has put a regulatory fence around Canada's oilsands, fearing it could see control of the key assets bought up by foreign state-owned companies.

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa to get tough on future deals, PM says

Ottawa to get tough on future deals, PM says

Bruce Campion-Smith Toronto Star, News, Page A6

The federal government has put a regulatory fence around Canada's oilsands, fearing it could see control of the key assets bought up by foreign state-owned companies.

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ OIL SAND DEALS A GO

OIL SAND DEALS A GO

China gets green light to purchase Nexxen for $15B -- but this is the end: PM

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ OIL SAND DEALS A GO

OIL SAND DEALS A GO

China gets green light to purchase Nexxen for $15B -- but this is the end: PM

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada Clears $15 Billion Chinese Takeover of an Energy Company

Canada Clears $15 Billion Chinese Takeover of an Energy Company

IAN AUSTEN, The New York Times (Business/Financial, Page 1)

MONTREAL - Canada on Friday allowed a Chinese state-run oil giant to move forward with $15 billion takeover of a domestic energy company, but the government indicated that such deals might not pass muster in the future.

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada Clears $15 Billion Chinese Takeover of an Energy Company

Canada Clears $15 Billion Chinese Takeover of an Energy Company

IAN AUSTEN, The New York Times (Business/Financial, Page 1)

MONTREAL - Canada on Friday allowed a Chinese state-run oil giant to move forward with $15 billion takeover of a domestic energy company, but the government indicated that such deals might not pass muster in the future.

December 7th, 2012

NEWS HARPER GOVERNMENT IRRESPONSIBLE IN APROVING NEXEN TAKEOVER - NPD DÉNONCE LA DÉCISION IRRESPONSABLE DU GOUVERNEMENT HARPER AU SUJET DE NEXEN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 7, 2012

HARPER GOVERNMENT IRRESPONSIBLE IN APROVING NEXEN TAKEOVER

OTTAWA – New Democrats are profoundly disappointed that the Conservative government has decided to rubber stamp the Nexen takeover deal by CNOOC without consulting Canadians and without saying which criteria was used to make the decision.

December 7th, 2012

NEWS HARPER GOVERNMENT IRRESPONSIBLE IN APROVING NEXEN TAKEOVER - NPD DÉNONCE LA DÉCISION IRRESPONSABLE DU GOUVERNEMENT HARPER AU SUJET DE NEXEN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 7, 2012

HARPER GOVERNMENT IRRESPONSIBLE IN APROVING NEXEN TAKEOVER

OTTAWA – New Democrats are profoundly disappointed that the Conservative government has decided to rubber stamp the Nexen takeover deal by CNOOC without consulting Canadians and without saying which criteria was used to make the decision.

December 6th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Will this minister clean up the mess that he has created on CNOOC takeover bid on Nexen?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, what Canadians should be counting on is being consulted by the government. Canadians deserve better than what they are getting from the government.

December 6th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Will this minister clean up the mess that he has created on CNOOC takeover bid on Nexen?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, what Canadians should be counting on is being consulted by the government. Canadians deserve better than what they are getting from the government.

December 3rd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ We are seven days away from a final deadline on Nexen - where are those foreign investment guidelines??

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, ce sont 350 000 chômeurs de plus. Les familles canadiennes méritent mieux que ça, c'est sûr.

December 3rd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ We are seven days away from a final deadline on Nexen - where are those foreign investment guidelines??

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, ce sont 350 000 chômeurs de plus. Les familles canadiennes méritent mieux que ça, c'est sûr.

November 29th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Does the minister know when the guidelines will be delivered by the PM's Chief of Staff on Nexen?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the truth is the Minister of Industry continues to bungle the CNOOC-Nexen deal.

November 29th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Does the minister know when the guidelines will be delivered by the PM's Chief of Staff on Nexen?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the truth is the Minister of Industry continues to bungle the CNOOC-Nexen deal.

November 28th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ How can Canadians have confidence in the Minister of Industry when even the PM does not trust him to do his job?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we have learned that CNOOC and Nexen have jointly withdrawn and resubmitted their bid for U.S. Nexen assets because of CFIUS and because of a clear review process in the U.S.

November 28th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ How can Canadians have confidence in the Minister of Industry when even the PM does not trust him to do his job?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we have learned that CNOOC and Nexen have jointly withdrawn and resubmitted their bid for U.S. Nexen assets because of CFIUS and because of a clear review process in the U.S.

November 27th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ When will this Conservative government stop selling out and start standing up for Canadian jobs?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, pendant des mois, les conservateurs ont planifié la vente aux enchères de Nexen derrière les portes closes.

November 27th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ When will this Conservative government stop selling out and start standing up for Canadian jobs?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, pendant des mois, les conservateurs ont planifié la vente aux enchères de Nexen derrière les portes closes.

November 26th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Is this really what Conservatives came to Ottawa to do, to sell out Canada and sell off Alberta's natural resources?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, il y a deux ans les conservateurs ont promis à la suite des pressions du NPD de nouvelles règles pour les investissements au Canada. En fin de semaine, les Canadiens ont appris que de nouvelles règles allaient finalement voir le jour,mais seulement après que les conservateurs ont approuvé la vente de Nexen àCNOOC. C'est très irresponsable.

November 26th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Is this really what Conservatives came to Ottawa to do, to sell out Canada and sell off Alberta's natural resources?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, il y a deux ans les conservateurs ont promis à la suite des pressions du NPD de nouvelles règles pour les investissements au Canada. En fin de semaine, les Canadiens ont appris que de nouvelles règles allaient finalement voir le jour,mais seulement après que les conservateurs ont approuvé la vente de Nexen àCNOOC. C'est très irresponsable.

November 23rd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Canadians want public consultations on CNOOC's takeover bid on Nexen

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, hier soir, le NPD a organisé un forum public sur les médias sociaux afin de consulter la population sur la vente de Nexen et des milliers de Canadiens yont participé. On a appris des choses. Les gens en ont assez des secrets desconservateurs. Ils en ont assez de leur approche irresponsable dans ledéveloppement de nos ressources. Ils en ont assez de les voir approuver uneautre acquisition étrangère sans poser la moindre question.

November 22nd, 2012

NEWS ~ Contracting out of Services at the George Derby Veterans Hospital

Contracting out of Services at the George Derby Veterans Hospital

NDP Raising Issue at the Committee on Veterans Affairs

OTTAWA – Official Opposition Critic for Veterans Affairs, Peter Stoffer, MP (Sackville-Eastern Shore) will be presenting a Motion next week to the StandingCommittee on Veterans Affairs in Parliament. The Motion would require theCommittee to examine the contracting out of services at George Derby Hospitalin Burnaby, BC.

November 22nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Why are Conservatives ignoring concerns about this sellout of Alberta's natural resources?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr.Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, support among Conservatives is crumbling on Nexen. In today's paper:

November 22nd, 2012

Christmas Open House

November 22nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ MP David McGuinty resigns critic post for telling Alberta Tories to 'go home'

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Duplicates: THE TELEGRAM (ST. JOHN'S), A10; Calgary Herald; THELETHBRIDGE HERALD, B1; THE THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE-JOURNAL

November 22nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Liberal MP David McGuinty apologizes for attack on Alberta MPs, resigns critic's job

McGuinty's shot at Alberta MPs backfires

Quits critic post, apologizes for telling western colleagues to think nationally on energy or go home

November 21st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why should Canadians trust the Conservatives to keep Nexen jobs in Alberta when they have sold us out every other time?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, theConservatives' lack of clarity on Investment Canada has become an embarrassingmess. They are missing their own deadlines, deciding on deals in the middle ofthe night, confusing investors and refusing to consult Canadians. Consideringhow badly they are bungling this, it is no wonder they are hiding behind closeddoors.

November 21st, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ B.C. MP says Ottawa should fund cleanup of Japanese tsunami debris on West Coast

The Canadian Press, Times Colonist (Victoria), News, Page A2.

A British Columbia MP is calling on Ottawa to set aside money to managedebris from the Japanese tsunami expected to wash ashore on West Coast beaches.

November 21st, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa must set aside money to manage tsunami debris

Ottawa must set aside money to manage tsunami debris

The Province

Burnaby-New West MP

A British Columbia MP is calling on Ottawa to set aside money to managedebris from the Japanese tsunami expected to wash ashore on West Coast beaches.

November 20th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why do the Conservatives not actually talk to Canadians before they agree to Nexen deal behind closed-doors?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, today Canadians found out through anonymous leaks that CNOOC has agreed to meet the federal government's request. What request? This is the first time Canadians have heard of any request coming from the federal government on CNOOC.

November 20th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Letter to the Minister of Finance on the government's plans to manage the tsunami debris surfacing on the BC coast

Please find attached Peter ’s letter to the Minister of Financeon the government's plans to manage the tsunami debris surfacing on the BCcoast..

November 19th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question to government on Canadians' request for public hearings on CNOOC takeover bid on Nexen

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we have more secretive midnight deals from the Conservatives.

November 14th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ The rise and fall of clean energy superpower'

The term has been used less frequently by the Harper government in the last few months.

November 9th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP dubs Nexen takeover bid key issue in Calgary Centre byelection race

NDP dubs Nexen takeover bid key issue in Calgary Centre byelection race

James Wood. Calgary Herald.

CALGARY - The federal NDP waded into the heart of the oilpatch Thursday,accusing the Conservative government of delaying its decision on the proposed$15.1-billion takeover of Nexen Inc. by a state-owned Chinese company to pushit past the upcoming byelection in Calgary Centre.

November 9th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Burnaby MP critical of George Derby Centre layoffs

By Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby NOW

Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian is criticizing a recent move at a local veterans' care home to fire nearly 100 unionized staff and contract out their jobs.

November 8th, 2012

NEWS ~ GEORGE DERBY HEALTH CARE WORKERS LOSING JOBS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8th, 2012

November 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ No security review for Nexen deal

Duplicates: TIMES COLONIST (VICTORIA) (FINAL), B9 TORONTO STAR (ONT), B8 CALGARY HERALD (FINAL), D4 EDMONTON JOURNAL (FINAL), E3, TIMES & TRANSCRIPT (MONCTON), C2, WATERLOO REGION RECORD (FIRST), C8, THE CHRONICLE-HERALD, B6 THE WHITEHORSE STAR, 11,

November 8th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Le fédéral n'a pas examiné l'aspect sécuritaire de la transaction Nexen-CNOOC

Le fédéral n'a pas examiné l'aspect sécuritaire de la transaction Nexen-CNOOC

LA PRESSE CANADIENNE - LA PRESSE AFFAIRES, Page: LA

Le gouvernement fédéral n'a pas saisi l'occasion qu'il avait de se pencher de façon formelle sur l'impact du projet de transaction impliquant les sociétés Nexen et China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) en ce qui a trait à la sécurité nationale.

November 7th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservatives missed deadline for national security evaluation on CNOOC

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Conservatives seemed to have trouble understanding their new investment agreement with China. Maybe they should actually read it.

November 7th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Photos, pizza and a pub – how Ottawa watched Obama win

Campbell Clark - OTTAWA, Globe & Mail

In a city full of politicians, Tuesday’s U.S. election was the talk of the town. Here’show Ottawa watched Barack Obama’s re-election play out.

November 5th, 2012

NEWS ~ TIME FOR CONSERVATIVES TO RESPECT VETERANS: NDP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ November 5, 2012

TIME FOR CONSERVATIVES TO RESPECT VETERANS: NDP

As Veterans’ Week begins, Conservatives continue to fail low-incomeveterans, their families

November 5th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why are Conservatives not allowing public consultations on Nexen?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, pour le manque de respect envers la démocratie, les conservateurs ne sont presque jamais tombés aussi bas.

November 4th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Ottawa prolonge l'examen de l'entente

La Presse Canadienne; Le Droit, Économie, Page: 29

Le gouvernement fédéral a décidé de prolonger la période d'examen en vuede la vente de l'entreprise canadienne d'hydrocarbures Nexen Inc. à lacompagnie d'État chinoise CNOOC Limited.

November 3rd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Government gives itself more time to review controversial Nexen takeover bid

THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA - The Harper government bought itself some more time to deal with a political hot potato, extending a review of the controversial $15.1-billion bid by a Chinese state-owned company to acquire Calgary-based oil and gas producer Nexen Inc (TSX:NXY).

November 3rd, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Ottawa prolonge l'examen de la vente de Nexen à une

OTTAWA _ Le gouvernement fédéral a décidé de prolonger la périoded'examen en vue de la vente de l'entreprise canadienne d'hydrocarbures NexenInc. (TSX:NXY) à la compagnie d'État chinoise CNOOC Limited.

November 3rd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa gives itself more time to review controversial Nexen takeover bid

OTTAWA _Canadian Press

The Harper government bought itself some more time to deal with a political hotpotato, extending a review of the controversial $15.1-billion bid by a Chinesestate-owned company to acquire Calgary-based oil and gas producer Nexen Inc(TSX:NXY).

November 2nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why is this Conservative government so irresponsible?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, la date butoir pour l'approbation de la transaction Nexen est maintenant à seulement neuf jours. Si cet accord est scellé, une société d'État chinoise se verra conférée un droit illimité d'acheter des ressources naturelles canadiennes.

November 1st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Notice of Motion re. Nexen at the Standing Committee on Natural Resources - Avis de Motion au sujet de Nexen au Comité permanent des ressources naturelles

41st Parliament, 1st Session

November 1, 2012 / 1er novembre 2012

Notice of motion ~ Peter Julian, M.P.

That the Standing Committee on Natural Resources recommend that the government reject the proposed takeover of NEXEN by CNOOC; that the Committee conduct hearings on foreign takeovers of Canadian Oil and Gas companies to assess the impact on Canada’s production, transportation and exportation of Oil and Gas resources, on domestic added value and employment, on national security, and on Canada’s ability to chart a sustainable and independent energy policy; and that the Committee report back to the House.

November 1st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ will the minister support open and transparent hearings on the Nexen takeover bid?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we found out yesterday that the Minister of Natural Resources admitted that he did not “know very much about energy projects”.

October 31st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ on All Saints Anglican Church's 100th Anniversary in Burnaby

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, November 2 is a day of celebration in Burnaby. It marks 100 years of continuous presence of All Saints Anglican Church as a key member of our community and our faith community situated on the south slope of Burnaby since 1912, with 100 years of service to families, children, seniors, ministering to their spiritual and social needs, welcoming lovingly persons of all persuasions to its many programs.

October 31st, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Petition targets ‘secretive’ Canada-China trade deal

By Chloé Fedio, Postmedia News

Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, With Files From Michael Den Tandt

October 31st, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Accord commercial avec la Chine - L'opposition réclame plus de transparence

Hélène Buzzetti, Le Devoir, Économie, Page B3

Les trois partis d'opposition à la Chambre des communes ont réclamé mardi du gouvernement conservateur qu'il fasse preuve de plus de transparence avant d'entériner l'Accord sur la promotion et la protection des investissements étrangers (APIE) avec la Chine. Les partis craignent que cette entente ne refroidisse les ardeurs des gouvernements canadiens futurs quand viendra letemps d'adopter des lois plus sévères en matière d'environnement, par exemple.

October 31st, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Une pétition de 60 000 noms est déposéecontre l'APIE Canada-Chine

OTTAWA _ Les opposants à un nouvel accord destiné à mousser les investissements entre le Canada et la Chine se font de plus en plus insistants, à moins de trois jours de sa ratification pratiquement automatique.

October 30th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Critics charge investment treaty with China will turn Canada into 'resource colony'

Critics charge investment treaty with China will turn Canada into'resource colony'

Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - An investment treaty with China that would turn Canada into a"resource colony" is about to be ratified despite almost noparliamentary debate, opposition critics charge.

October 29th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds need to show their work' on net benefit test, say experts

Feds need to show their work' on net benefit test, say experts

Experts on foreign investment say a clearer foreign investment review framework needed, but negotiations must stay confidential.

October 26th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Will there be changes to the net benefit test before the Nexen deadline on November 9?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les critiques à l'endroit des conservateurs commencent à fuser de partout.

October 25th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ when is the government going to stop dropping the ball on Investment Canada?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives should be listening to Calgarians on this issue and they are not. Maybe it is time to have a hard-working NDP MP in Calgary. It sure has helped in Edmonton.

October 25th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen Takeover by CNOOC likely to close this year

The Canadian Press, VANCOUVERSUN.COM

CALGARY - Calgary-based oil and gas producer Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY), thetarget of China's largest foreign takeover bid to date, said Thursday itcontinues to expect the $15.1-billion deal to be completed by the end of thisyear.

October 24th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Clarity in the Investment Canada Act to define “net benefit” should have been in place years ago

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am going to try again to clarify the confused, muddled position of the Conservative government on clarity in the Investment Canada Act. One minute, it says that clarity is not needed; the next minute, anonymous sources are saying that Conservatives want to redefine the net benefit test.

October 23rd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question - will new rules around foreign investment be in place before decision on CNOOC takeover of Nexen?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, after their gross mishandling of the Petronas decision, the Conservatives are now saying that more clarity is needed in the Investment Canada Act. This is just days afterthey stated emphatically that no more clarity was needed at all. This is whyinvestors and so many others are losing confidence in the government. TheConservatives just seem to be confused and improvising. But now that they haveadmitted that the NDP was right all along and clarity is needed, there areserious concerns about CNOOC and the deadline is looming.

October 23rd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Progress and Petronas meet federal officials to salvage $6-billion deal

Lauren Krugel, Vancouver Sun.

CALGARY - Progress Energy Resources and the Malaysian state-owned company that wants to buy it were looking to salvage their $6-billion deal on Monday as observers warned Ottawa's stunning last-minute rejection could scare away foreign investment.

October 22nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ When will there be clarity and transparency on the foreign takeover review process?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, an arbitrary decision made behind closed doors at midnight on Friday is no way to run an economy. Canadians deserve better than that. Canadians are asking if they are going to be as arbitrary on the CNOOC proposal to take over Nexen. Canadianswant transparency and accountability on foreign takeover applications. TheConservatives are mismanaging multi-billion dollar issues. They have brokenpromise after promise.

October 22nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada needs an energy strategy for the 21st century

Canada needs an energy strategy for the 21st century

NDP MP Peter Julian

The Hill Times

"[this] boom will inevitably turn into bust, taking with it the impetus to design Canadian resource policy for the long term. The result will be that when the next boom arrives, we will be equally unprepared," The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Resource Economies: Lessons for Canada, Canadian International Council, October 2012

October 22nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ West to East pipeline no substitute for national energy strategy: critics

West to East pipeline no substitute for national energy strategy: critics

Regional rifts over mega projects likely to continue without clear energy policy.

Chris Plecash, The Hill Times

October 17th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ The Conservative government should try listening to Canadians on Nexen takeover bid by CNOOC

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians have good reasons for doubting the government: because it has failed Canadians every time.

October 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Opposition left out of Northern Gateway briefing

Opposition left out of Northern Gateway briefing

BJ Siekierski, iPolitics

The official opposition isn't happy about being left out of a briefingsession on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.

October 15th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Will the Harper stop ignoring Canadians' concerns on Nexen takeover bid?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is not just foreign involvement in telecommunications where the government is ignoring the wisdom of Canadians.

October 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Paradis extends review of proposed Chinese takeover of Nexen by 30 days

The Canadian Press

Duplicates: The Lethbridge Herald, Business, Page 1D; TheChronicle Herald, C6; The Whitehorse Star, 9; Times Colonist, Victoria, Final, B6

October 12th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Paradis prolonge de 30 jours l'examen de l'offre d'acquisition de Nexen

Paradis prolonge de 30 jours l'examen de l'offre d'acquisition de Nexen

OTTAWA, Press Canadienne

Le ministre fédéral de l'Industrie, Christian Paradis, a prolongé jeudi de 30jours l'examen de l'offre d'acquisition de la firme canadienne Nexen (TSX:NXY)par China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), en vertu de la Loi surInvestissement Canada.

October 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen deal review extended 30 days

THE DAILY GLEANER (FREDERICTON) BUSINESS, Page: D1

RANDALL PALMER and DAVID LJUNGGREN Reuters

OTTAWA - Canada said it needs more time to complete its review of a $15.1-billion Chinese bid to take over oil and gas explorer Nexen Inc., a deal that has raised fears about opening the Canadian energy sector to the Asian power's state-owned companies.

October 11th, 2012

CONSERVATIVES MUST USE EXTENSION FOR NEXEN TAKEOVER DECISION TO CONSULT CANADIANS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2012

CONSERVATIVES MUST USE EXTENSION FOR NEXEN TAKEOVER DECISION TO CONSULT CANADIANS

Extension must be more than a public relations exercise and be used to really consult interested parties, urges NDP

October 9th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP says Huawei concerns in U.S. a wake-up call to Canada on Nexen

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Review of Progress Energy Resources' deal with Petronas extended

The Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun

CALGARY - Ottawa is extending a review of the proposed takeover ofProgress Energy Resources Corp. by Malaysia's Petronas.

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP's rejection of Nexen deal pushes Harper into tight corner

NDP 'fails' Nexen deal

Jameson Berkow, Financial Post

National Post (all but Toronto); Financial Post, Page FP1

CALGARY - Canada's official opposition has conducted its own "net benefit" test of China's $15.1-billion attempt to buy a Canadian oil sands producer and issued the deal a failing grade.

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP won't back Chinese bid for Nexen, citing lack of openness about the bid

OTTAWA CITIZEN (FINAL), A3; Duplicates: VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL), C3; CANADA.COM BLOGS; CALGARY HERALD (FINAL), A3; TIMES & TRANSCRIPT (MONCTON), C12; EDMONTON JOURNAL (FINAL), A8; THE STARPHOENIX (SASKATOON) (FINAL), C6; MONTREAL GAZETTE (FINAL), A12

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen: Official opposition now calling for government to reject deal with China

DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU

Duplicates: THE BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER (FINAL), A5; THE NORTH BAY NUGGET (FINAL), A7; THE BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR (FINAL), D3, 2012/10/05; THE CHATHAM DAILY NEWS (FINAL), B5

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ China's bid for Canadian oil firm raises ownership fears

CNOOC takeover attempt raises 'difficult policy questions,' says PM Harper

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press

Duplicates: THE WHITEHORSE STAR, 11; RED DEER ADVOCATE, C3; THE GUARDIAN (CHARLOTTETOWN), A12; GUELPH MERCURY (FIRST), A10; WATERLOO REGION RECORD (FIRST), D8; THE DAILY NEWS (NANAIMO) (FINAL); CALGARYHERALD.COM;

October 5th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Le NPD s'oppose à la transaction et réclame plus de transparence

Achat de Nexen par CNOOC - Ottawa entend prendre tout son temps

Marie Vastel, Le Devoir, Économie, Page A7

Le gouvernement fédéral ne se fera pas dicter par les États-Unis sa décision quant au rachat de la pétrolière Nexen par la société chinoise CNOOC, a prévenu Stephen Harper jeudi alors qu'un de ses ministres suggérait que le verdict final d'Ottawa pourrait se faire attendre encore quelque temps. En attendant, le NPD s'est officiellement opposé à la transaction.

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen: Are we naive or visionary?

Nexen: Are we naive or visionary?

The stakes are huge for Harper, and the U.S. is paying attention

Tim Harper, Toronto Star

Duplicates: HAMILTON SPECTATOR (FIRST), A19 TORONTO STAR (ONT), A8

October 5th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ La vente de Nexen pose problème au gouvernement, dit Stephen Harper

OTTAWA _ Le premier ministre Stephen Harper affirme que l'offre d'achat de la compagnie pétrolière Nexen (TSX:NXY) par la China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) pour 15,1 milliards $ "soulève une série de difficiles questions en matière de politiques publiques" pour son gouvernement.

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Opposition to proposed China-backed takeover bid puts oil sands move up for 'kitchen table national debate'

NDP says 'no' to Nexen deal

Opposition to proposed China-backed takeover bid puts oil sands move up for 'kitchen table national debate'

October 4th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa must reject Nexen deal:NDP

Yadullah Hussaiin, Financial Press, National Post

NDP has finally come out strongly against CNOOC's $15.1-billion takeover of Nexen, citing lack of transparency in the approval process, and an alarming number of questions left unanswered by the federal government for its decision to oppose the deal.

October 4th, 2012

GOVERNMENT MUST REJECT NEXEN'S FOREIGN TAKEOVER / LE GOUVERNEMENT DOIT REJETER L'ACHAT DE NEXEN PAR UNE SOCIÉTÉ ÉTRANGÈRE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2012

OTTAWA – The lack of transparency in the approval process, and an alarming number of unanswered questions, have pushed the NDP to reject, as currently structured, the transaction that would allow the state-owned CNOOC to take over the Canadian company Nexen.

October 3rd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question - Will the Minister vote tonight to consult the public on the Nexen takeover bid?

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, let us go back two years when every single Conservative MP in the House voted to make public hearings a mandatory part of the foreign investment review. It was November 16, 2010. The government has simply stopped listening to Canadians.

October 3rd, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ Achat de Nexen par la chinoise CNOOC - Sommes-nous à vendre au plus offrant?

Le Devoir, Idées, Page A9, Peter Julian et Hélène Michaud.

Comme ce fut le cas pour Potash, la prise de contrôle d'une compagnie canadienne exploitant les sables bitumineux n'est pas une mince affaire. L'annonce de l'achat potentiel de la compagnie canadienne Nexen par le groupe pétrolier chinois CNOOC pose une question franche à laquelle tous les Canadiens ont intérêt à répondre de façon éclairée : sommes-nous à vendre au plus offrant ?

October 2nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Will this government launch public consultations on the impact of a Nexen takeover?

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is in the best interests of Canadians to actually hold public consultations.

October 2nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech - Debate on Official Opposition Day Motion on Nexen takeover bid by CNOOC

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Official Opposition Motion in the House

That, in the opinion of the House, the government: (a) should not make a decision on the proposed takeover of Nexen by CNOOC without conducting thorough public consultations; (b) should immediately undertake transparent and accessible public hearings into the issue of foreign ownership in the Canadian energy sector with particular reference to the impact of state-owned enterprises; and (c) must respect its 2010 promise to clarify in legislation the concept of "netbenefit" within the Investment Canada Act.

October 2nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ MP Julian calls for immediate telecom access for deaf Canadians

October 2nd, 2012

NEWS ~ NEXEN: NDP TABLES MOTION CALLING FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS / NEXEN: LE NPD DÉPOSE UNE MOTION RÉCLAMANT DES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2, 2012

NEXEN: NDP TABLES MOTION CALLING FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS

Discontent over potential Nexen takeover intensifies

OTTAWA – The potential takeover of Nexen by the ChineseCompany CNOOC continues to divide. New Democrats tabled a motion today calling for public consultations to properly inform Canadians, once and for all, of the impact of this transaction.

October 1st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ on Official Opposition Day Motion on Unemployment Insurance

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I enjoyed, as I always do, the speech from the member for Hamilton Mountain. She is a very passionate advocate for ordinary Canadian families.

October 1st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech ~ on Bill C-383, An Act to Amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act and the International River Improvements

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Debate

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the NDP is pleased to rise in this House to support Bill C-383.

September 27th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper's Tory MPs divided over abortion

Harper's Tory MPs divided over abortion

Mark Kennedy and Natalie Stechyson, Vancouver Sun

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative MPs have been leftseriously divided over the issue of abortion after a controversial motion wasdefeated in the House of Commons Wednesday.

September 25th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Government still refusing to respond to majority of Canadians' concerns over Nexen bid

Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, there are 18 days left on Nexen and the minister still refuses to respond to Canadians' concerns, including the following. CNOOC's chair was nominated in 2011 by the secretive organization department, confirmed by the Politburo and announced by the central committee. He was also named party secretary for CNOOC at that time.

September 25th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Takeover of large resource companies by foreigners needs scrutiny - NDP demands government hold public hearings

Published | Publié: 2012-09-25Received | Reçu: 2012-09-25 3:19 AM EDMONTON JOURNAL (FINAL)NEWS, Page: A9

'Rigorous lens' needed for Nexen deal: Kenney

NDP demands government hold public hearings

September 24th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question - when will government address Canadians' concerns around Nexen takeover bid by CNOOC?

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is only 19 days until decision day on Nexen. The government does not have time to keep making stuff up in the House of Commons. It should be addressing the concerns of Canadians right here.

September 20th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Tsunami debris not likely radioactive, Ottawa says

Tsunami debris not likely radioactive, Ottawa says

Federal documents show aftermath of disaster will come in small pieces, land mostly south of the border

September 20th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ New party dynamics in question period

New party dynamics in question period

Chantal Hebert TORONTO STAR (ONT), NEWS, Page: A10

Despite the restrictions on camera angles, it ultimately provides thosewho do not enjoy a perch in the House gallery with a depressingly clear pictureof the dynamics of the 41st Parliament.

September 19th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ lack of public consultations on the proposed takeover of Nexen by CNOOC

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Question #1

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is now only 24 days until the deadline for the proposed takeover of Canadian Nexen by CNOOC.

September 19th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ La vente de Nexen susciterait des craintes chez les députés conservateurs

OTTAWA _ Le ministre d'État aux Finances a indiqué mardi qu'il entendait beaucoup de commentaires négatifs sur l'offre d'une compagnie chinoise d'acheter la pétrolière canadienne Nexen (TSX:NXY).

September 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Tory minister acknowledges plenty of opposition to Nexen takeover

Tory minister acknowledges plenty of opposition to Nexen takeover

The Canadian Press

Duplicates: NATIONALPOST.COM; NATIONAL POST (NATIONAL), FP3; THE LEADER-POST (REGINA) (FINAL) BUSINESS & AGRICULTURE, Page: D1 / FRONT; The Chronicle Herald, C3; THE JOURNAL-PIONEER (SUMMERSIDE), A8;

September 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Day 2 in the House: No lessons learned

Day 2 in the House: No lessons learned

Colin Horgan, iPolitics

Thomas Mulcair was trying to keep the pressure on the primeminister.

"Mr. Speaker, we will not accept any lessons on trade from agovernment with a record $50 billion trade deficit," he said.

September 18th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Government response to Q-732 on the anticipated arrival of debris on Canada's west coast from the 2011 Japanese (Tohoku) earthquake

Q-732 — June 12, 2012 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — With regard to the anticipated arrival of debris on Canada's west coast from the 2011 Japanese (Tohoku) earthquake: (a) how has the government prepared for the arrival of the debris on the west coast of Canada; (b) does the government still expect a 2014 arrival date; (c) has the government created a contingency plan and, if so, what is it; (d) what are the current best estimates for the total cost of implementing this plan; (e) which federal departments or agencies are involved or are expected to become involved in this matter; (f) has an environmental impact assessment of the debris hitting the west coast (i) been conducted or (ii) currently being conducted or (iii) is there a plan for such an assessment in the works; (g) which provincial counterparts has the government been consulting with; (h) has the government liaised with the US federal government and/or any US states for coordinating a response plan and, if so, which states; (i) has the government allocated funding towards this problem and, if so, what is the amount; (j) which departments and other entities will be allocated these funds; and (k) does the government anticipate the arrival of any radioactive debris and, if so, what is its plan for mitigating the potential dangers of this debris? Q-732 — 12 juin 2012 — M. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — En ce qui concerne l’arrivée prévue sur la côte ouest de débris du tremblement de terre de 2011 au Japon (Tohoku) : a) comment le gouvernement s’est-il préparé pour l’arrivée des débris sur la côte ouest du Canada; b) le gouvernement prévoit-il toujours l’arrivée des débris en 2014; c) le gouvernement a-t-il établi un plan d’urgence et, le cas échéant, quel est-il; d) quelles sont les meilleures estimations actuelles quant au coût total de mise en œuvre de ce plan; e) quels ministères ou organismes fédéraux interviennent ou interviendront dans ce dossier; f) une étude d’impact environnemental de l’arrivée des débris sur la côte ouest (i) a-t-elle été menée ou (ii) est-elle en cours ou (iii) un plan relatif à une telle étude est-il en cours d’élaboration; g) quels pendants provinciaux le gouvernement a-t-il consultés; h) le gouvernement a-t-il été en liaison avec le gouvernement américain et des États américains afin de coordonner un plan d’intervention et, le cas échéant, quels États; i) le gouvernement a-t-il affecté des fonds au règlement du problème et, le cas échéant, quel montant; j) quels ministères et autres entités recevront ces fonds; k) le gouvernement prévoit-il l’arrivée de débris radioactifs et, le cas échéant, comment prévoit-il réduire les éventuels dangers liés à ces débris?

September 18th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Will the Conservative government agree to hold public consultations on the Nexen takeover deal?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is 25 days until the review deadline for the proposed takeover of Nexen by CNOOC.Yesterday we asked the minister what steps he will be taking to clarify the netbenefit to us. There was no answer. We asked what they will be doing for publicconsultations. There was dead silence and no answer at all. Now evenConservative MPs are raising concerns about this inaction.

September 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Opposition issues warning over foreign takeover regulations

Ottawa faces decision on Chinese bid for Nexen Inc.

Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press

THE CHRONICLE-HERALD, BUSINESS, Page: C6

OTTAWA - The Harper government is again under pressure to spell outclear rules on foreign investment following yet another spurned bid and inadvance of the next big ask - the proposed Chinese acquisition of a majorCanadian oil company.

September 18th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ Investissements étrangers - l'opposition à Ottawa réclame des règles

Press Canadienne

OTTAWA _ Le gouvernement conservateur est encore la cible de critiques pour avoir omis d'énoncer des règles claires pour les investissements étrangers au Canada à la suite d'une autre proposition d'achat rejetée et en prévision de l'acquisition par la Chine d'une importante société pétrolière canadienne.

September 17th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period on CNOOC Ltd.'s takeover bid of Nexen Inc.

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we know what is happening behind closed doors because the lobbyist registry shows extensive meetings between CNOOC lobbyists and the government. Canada's twelfth largest oil company is at stake and meeting with lobbyists is not consulting with Canadians. On this side, we believe Canadians must be consulted about thisdeal, about the impact on jobs and the economy and on our communities.

September 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ With MPs returning to Parliament Monday, Conservatives prep aggressive attack on NDP's Mulcair

Published | Publié: 2012-09-17Received | Reçu: 2012-09-17 3:10 AM WINDSORSTAR.COMONLINE

Conservatives ready aggressive attack

Jason Fekete

September 16th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Newfoundland fertile ground for NDP

Published | Publié: 2012-09-16Received | Reçu: 2012-09-16 5:14 AM THE SUNDAY HERALDNOVASCOTIAN, Page: D3

Newfoundland fertile ground for NDP

Greg Locke

September 14th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil sands 'exporting jobs'

Published | Publié: 2012-09-14Received | Reçu: 2012-09-14 2:47 AM NATIONAL POST (NATIONAL)FINANCIAL POST, Page: FP1 / FRONT

September 11th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal Resources minister accuses NDP leader of dividing country

The Canadian Press

Duplicates: Cape Breton Post, A7; THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, B2; THE THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE-JOURNAL; RED DEER ADVOCATE, B2, THE CANADIAN PRESS; THE TELEGRAM (ST. JOHN'S), C8.

September 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ New figures show natural resources drive 20 per cent of the economy

Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA _ The federal Conservatives have re-calculated the impact of energy and mining on the Canadian economy in order to help bolster their strong support of the natural-resource sector against environmentalists and others.

September 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper cautions PQ government not to revisit 'old battles'

Harper cautions PQ government not to revisit 'old battles'

Mike De Souza

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulated the Parti Quebecois on Tuesday on its electoral victory but warned its new separatist premier against renewing past constitutional wars.

September 5th, 2012

IN THE MEDIA ~ Opinion: Environmental assessments prevent problems

By Peter Julian, Special to the Vancouver Sun

Environment Minister Peter Kent may deny his government has abandoned environmental protection, as he did in an opinion piece published in The Vancouver Sun Aug. 28, but the facts prove otherwise.

September 4th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper must walk political tightrope in PQ’s Quebec

Postmedia News September 4, 2012

September 4th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ New Democrats, Liberals hold respective fall planning sessions as roles reverse

Stable NDP, shaky Liberals prepare to plot strategy for fall Parliament

September 3rd, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ Le PLC et le NPD se préparent pour la rentrée parlementaire à Ottawa

Presse Canadienne ~ Mise à jour le mardi 4 septembre 2012

September 1st, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ 295 évaluations environnementales annulées au Québec en raison de C-38

Hélène Buzzetti Le Devoir 1 septembre 2012 Canada

Photo : La Presse canadienne (photo) Jacques Boissinot

August 30th, 2012

NEWS ~ LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN NEXEN TAKEOVER: NDP / LE NPD PRÉOCCUPÉ PAR DE NOUVELLES INFORMATIONS CONCERNANT L’ACHAT DE NEXEN PAR UNE ENTREPRISE ÉTRANGÈRE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUST 30, 2012

LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN NEXEN TAKEOVER: NDP

Conservatives must conduct public review of deal

OTTAWA ­– The secrecy surrounding the approval of Nexen’s takeover by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is of growing concern for Canadians. While the Conservative government has refused to provide clear information about the potential benefits of this foreign takeover, it has been revealed that Conservative insiders acted as lobbyists for the transaction.

August 22nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Business plan for Kitimat refinery proposal 'questionable': Julian

Business plan for Kitimat refinery proposal 'questionable': Julian

By Wanda Chow - Burnaby NewsLeader

Federal NDP energy critic Peter Julian appreciates David Black's contribution to the ongoing pipeline debate, but isn't sold on his proposal to build a refinery in Kitimat.

August 21st, 2012

NEWS ~ LOCAL MPs CONDEMN BOUNDARY COMMISSIONER’S DISREGARD FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 21, 2012

Commissioner adamant no possibility of changes to proposed Burnaby North–Seymour riding

BURNABY, BC – Local Members of Parliament Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby–Douglas), Peter Julian (Burnaby–New Westminster) and Fin Donnelly (New Westminster–Coquitlam) are expressing concern that recent comments by Stewart Ladyman, one of three commissioners comprising the Electoral Boundaries Commission of BC, are cutting residents out of the public consultation process.

August 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ newspaper owner's idea faces the same opposition confronting Northern Gateway itself

Black's refinery pitch promises jobs, safety

But the newspaper owner's idea faces the same opposition confronting Northern Gateway itself

August 16th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP call for proper review of Nexen takeover / Le NPD dénonce le refus des conservateurs d’étudier l’offre d’achat de Nexen

NDP MPs Julian and LeBlanc concerned with the Conservatives’ reckless approach

August 13th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ More transparency needed on foreign investment reviews, says NDP MP Julian

by Chris Plecash, The Hill Times

The government should use the China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s takeover bid for Canadian energy company Nexen as an opportunity to finally define what ‘net benefit’ means in its foreign investment review, says the NDP.

August 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ PM makes 'about-face' on B.C. pipeline

Harper sounds first cautious note on controversial Northern Gateway project

Les Whittington, The Toronto Star, NEWS, Page: A-1

Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the first time sounded a cautious note about the approval process for the highly controversial Northern Gateway pipeline that would carry oilsands-derived crude from Alberta to the British Columbia coast.

August 7th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Pipeline will be decided by independent panel, not politics, says PM

By Dene Moore, The Canadian Press / Times Colonist (duplicates in The Leader-Post (Regina); The Starphoenix (Saskatoon); The Province, AB; Waterloo Region Record; Guelph Mercury, AB; The Chronicle Herald; Red Deer Advocate; The Lethbridge Herald; The Daily News (Nanaimo); Prince George Citizen;

August 7th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Science, not economics, will determine fate of pipeline, Harper says

By Jason Fekete, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun (duplicate Ottawa Citizen)

August 6th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ POLICY BRIEF ~ Feds locked into one-dimensional strategy aimed at increasing raw oil exports

Feds locked into one-dimensional strategy aimed at increasing raw oil exports

In turning a blind eye to the changing realities of the global energy economy, the federal Conservatives are squandering Canada's ability to cash in on a clean technology market that reached $1-trillion last year and is expected to grow to $3-trillion by 2020.

August 4th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper puts deadline on oil pipeline review

Published | Publié: 2012-08-04Received | Reçu: 2012-08-04 4:14 AM TORONTO STAR (ONT)NEWS, Page: A3

Harper puts deadline on oil pipeline review

Les Whittington Toronto Star

August 3rd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ U.S. regulator raps Enbridge on safety

Published | Publié: 2012-08-03Received | Reçu: 2012-08-03 2:44 AM GLOBE AND MAIL (METRO)REPORT ON BUSINESS, Page: B1

August 1st, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP wants public review after SEC alleges insider trading

Published | Publié: 2012-08-01Received | Reçu: 2012-08-01 2:06 AM Embassy

Yemeni envoy, a former Nexen employee and oil minister, sees positives in CNOOC bid

NDP wants public review after SEC alleges insider trading.

July 31st, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NEXEN DEAL NEEDS MORE SCRUTINY IN WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS / LE RACHAT DE NEXEN DOIT ÊTRE SCRUTÉ À LA LOUPE À LA LUMIÈRE DES NOUVELLES ACCUSATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ JULY 31, 2012

NEXEN DEAL NEEDS MORE SCRUTINY IN WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS

With SEC filing insider trading complaint, Conservatives must allow public review of deal

July 29th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen sale reviewed

Published | Publié: 2012-07-29Received | Reçu: 2012-07-29 3:58 AM THE EDMONTON SUN (FINAL)NEWS, Page: 39

Nexen sale reviewed

DAVE DORMER

July 27th, 2012

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS ASK FOR PUBLIC REVIEW OF NEXEN TAKEOVER ~ LE NPD DEMANDE L’EXAMEN PUBLIC DE L’ACQUISITION DE NEXEN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 27, 2012

NEW DEMOCRATS ASK FOR PUBLIC REVIEW OF NEXEN TAKEOVER

NDP asks for hearings on China National Offshore Oil Corp purchase

July 26th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ New Democrats look to solidify East Coast support with Newfoundland summer caucus retreat

NDP’s choice to focus on Newfoundland and Labrador a ‘tactical, surgical strike,’ says Conservative pundit Tim Powers.

July 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Election riding re-draw plan not popular in Queensborough

Election riding re-draw plan not popular in Queensborough

By By Grant Granger - New Westminster News LeaderNew Westminster News LeaderPublished: July 24, 2012 09:00 AMUpdated: July 24, 2012 10:010 AM

July 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper faces energy conundrums

Canadian Press

Published: Prince George Citizen (Final) News, Page 4.

DUPLICATES: THE STARPHOENIX (SASKATOON) (FINAL), BUSINESS, Page: C5; MONTREAL GAZETTE (FINAL)BUSINESS, Page: B7; CALGARYHERALD.COM ONLINE; THE PROVINCE (FINAL) MONEY, Page: A19; THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD NATIONAL GENERAL NEWS, Page: A1; PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN (FINAL)NEWS, Page: 4; THESTARPHOENIX.COM ONLINE; RED DEER ADVOCATE ALBERTA, Page: A3; PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN (FINAL)NEWS, Page: 4

July 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Critics slam oil takeover by Chinese

Published: The Belleville Intelligencer (Final) News, Page 5. Duplicates: CALGARY HERALD (FINAL) NEWS, Page: A4; THE EDMONTON SUN (FINAL) NEWS, Page: 5; THE CALGARY SUN (FINAL) NEWS, Page: 5; THE LONDON FREE PRESS (FINAL) NEWS, Page: C3; THE TORONTO SUN (FINAL) NEWS, Page: 24; THE OTTAWA SUN (FINAL) NEWS, Page: 18; THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD (FINAL) NEWS, Page: 9; THE SUDBURY STAR (FINAL) NEWS, Page: A6; THE NORTH BAY NUGGET (FINAL)NEWS, Page: A8; THE CHATHAM DAILY NEWS (FINAL) NEWS, Page: B5; THE SAULT STAR (FINAL) NEWS, Page: A7;

July 24th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ Une société chinoise met la main sur Nexen

L'entreprise pétrolière canadienne serait acquise pour 15,1 milliards $ US

Lauren Krugel, La Presse Canadienne (publié Le Nouvelliste (Trois-Rivières) Économie, Page 14; La Tribune (Sherbrooke, QC) Économie, Page 15.

July 24th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ Le géant chinois CNOOC veut payer 15 milliards pour avaler une pétrolière albertaine

Le géant chinois CNOOC veut payer 15 milliards pour avaler une pétrolière albertaine

MAXENCE BILODEAU (ANIMATEUR) : (SRC TV-Le Téléjournal/Le Point

- La Chine a soif, très soif... de pétrole. Le géant chinois CNOOC veut payer 15 milliards pour avaler une pétrolière albertaine. -

July 24th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ La Chine sort les milliards pour un joyau canadien

Hugo Fontaine, La Presse

Dans ce qui pourrait devenir la plus importante prise de contrôle outre-mer par une entreprise d'État chinoise, CNOOC offre 15,1 milliards$US pour acheter la pétrolière canadienne Nexen. Ottawa devra toutefois déterminer si la transaction est à "l'avantage net" du Canada avant de donner sa bénédiction.

July 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen gets friendly with China

Nexen gets friendly with China

State-owned firm will pay $15 billion for Calgary-based oil-and-gas company

Dina O'Meara, Postmedia News; Vancouver Sun (Page C2) With files from Canadian Press

July 23rd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal NDP wants public review, transparent rules for Nexen takeover

Published | Publié: 2012-07-23Received | Reçu: 2012-07-23 3:05 PM

CANADA.COM BLOGSBUSINESS

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - The federal NDP wants Ottawa to hold a full-fledged public review of the $15-billion takeover of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. by a Chinese state oil producer.

July 23rd, 2012

NEXEN TAKEOVER MUST HAVE THOROUGH PUBLIC REVIEW: NDP - LA PRISE DE CONTRÔLE DE NEXEN DOIT FAIRE L’OBJET D’UN EXAMEN PUBLIC APPROFONDI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 23, 2012

NEXEN TAKEOVER MUST HAVE THOROUGH PUBLIC REVIEW: NDP

NDP will ask the Industry and Natural Resources Committees to look at proposed deal

July 23rd, 2012

Forum for Young Canadians / Forum pour jeunes canadiens

The Forum for Young Canadians greets Canada’s top young leaders, ages 14-19, in Ottawa to learn about political decision-making processes, engage with leaders like MPs, Senators and national business leaders and discuss important issues with other young leaders.

July 13th, 2012

NEWS ~ DEVELOPMENT, RESPECT FOR FIRST NATIONS MUST GO HAND-IN-HAND: NDP / NPD : LE DÉVELOPPEMENT ET LE RESPECT DES PREMIÈRES NATIONS DOIVENT ALLER DE PAIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 13, 2012

DEVELOPMENT, RESPECT FOR FIRST NATIONS MUST GO HAND-IN-HAND: NDP

Federal government has an obligation to uphold Aboriginal rights

July 10th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Enbridge bungled handling of Michigan crude spill, U.S. agency says in scathing report

Published | Publié: 2012-07-10Received | Reçu: 2012-07-10 7:05 PM VANCOUVERSUN.COMONLINE

Enbridge handled Michigan crude spill like 'Keystone Kops,' says U.S. regulator

Peter O'Neil

July 10th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Romance blooms between B.C. and Mulcair's federal NDP

Published | Publié: 2012-07-10Received | Reçu: 2012-07-10 5:23 AM VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL)CANADA & WORLD, Page: B1 / FRONT

July 6th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Burnaby is one of the most diverse communities on Earth

Burnaby RCMP Staff Sgt-Major John Buis, Burnaby school trustee Harman Pandher, Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj Chouhan, Burnaby New Westminster MP Peter Julian, Rajinder Pandher and Burnaby RCMP Chief Superintendent Dave Critchley.

July 3rd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Proposed electoral boundary changes 'strange': Julian

By Wanda Chow - Burnaby NewsLeaderPublished: July 03, 2012 4:00 PM Updated: July 05, 2012 10:20 AM

June 26th, 2012

IN THE MEDIA ~ Federal minister defends coast guard cuts

Published | Publié: 2012-06-26Received | Reçu: 2012-06-26 8:45 PM VANCOUVERSUN.COMONLINE

Minister says it's myth that Vancouver coast guard cuts would put lives at risk

Duplicates: The Victoria Times Colonist

June 22nd, 2012

NEWS ~ STOP DIVERTING GREEN MONEY TO OIL COMPANIES: NDP / NPD : CESSONS DE DÉTOURNER LES FONDS DESTINÉS AUX ÉNERGIES RENOUVELABLES VERS LES COMPAGNIES PÉTROLIÈRES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 22, 2012

STOP DIVERTING GREEN MONEY TO OIL COMPANIES: NDP

OTTAWA –The Harper Government’s funding of environmental projects is coming under more criticism today with new allegations that money from the ecoEnergy program is being diverted from funding green technologies to oil sands research and development.

June 20th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting Petitions ~ calling on Canadian government to waive the visa requirements for visitors to Canada from Serbia

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition from hundreds of representatives throughout southern Ontario, Toronto and Hamilton. They are representatives for the hundred thousand strong Serbian community in Canada.

June 20th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Oil spills in Canada

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the truth is the last month has seen many major oil spills in Canada: a quarter of a million litre oil spill near Elk Point; a half million litre spill into the Red Deer River threatening the water supply; and nearly a million litres in northern Alberta. The Conservatives response has been to cut corners on reviewing the northern gateway pipeline.

June 15th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Irresponsible Budget Bill threatens our environment

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les Canadiens ont appris à la dure qu'avec la protection environnementale, il n'y a que deux choix: payer dès maintenant de façon responsable ou faire payer plus tard de façon irresponsable.

June 14th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP IN SOLIDARITY WITH WORKERS AFFECTED BY THE CLOSURE OF NOKIA’s R&D CENTER IN BURNABY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NDP IN SOLIDARITY WITH WORKERS AFFECTED BY THE CLOSURE OF NOKIA’s R&D CENTER IN BURNABY

June 13th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Bill C-38 weakens our most crucial legislation on environmental protection

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le NPD respecte les personnes âgées du Canada, et c'est la raison pour laquelle il ne vote pas en faveur du budget.

June 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Again restricting debate, Tories set stage for final budget votes

Again restricting debate, Tories set stage for final budget votes

MPs will weigh hundreds of opposition amendments in round-the-clock session beginning Wednesday afternoon

GLORIA GALLOWAY - The Globe & Mail

June 12th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on the Order Paper ~ With regard to the anticipated arrival of debris on Canada's west coast from the 2011 Japanese (Tohoku) earthquake

Q-7322 — June 12, 2012 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — With regard to the anticipated arrival of debris on Canada's west coast from the 2011 Japanese (Tohoku) earthquake: (a) how has the government prepared for the arrival of the debris on the west coast of Canada; (b) does the government still expect a 2014 arrival date; (c) has the government created a contingency plan and, if so, what is it; (d) what are the current best estimates for the total cost of implementing this plan; (e) which federal departments or agencies are involved or are expected to become involved in this matter; (f) has an environmental impact assessment of the debris hitting the west coast (i) been conducted or (ii) currently being conducted or (iii) is there a plan for such an assessment in the works; (g) which provincial counterparts has the government been consulting with; (h) has the government liaised with the US federal government and/or any US states for coordinating a response plan and, if so, which states; (i) has the government allocated funding towards this problem and, if so, what is the amount; (j) which departments and other entities will be allocated these funds; and (k) does the government anticipate the arrival of any radioactive debris and, if so, what is its plan for mitigating the potential dangers of this debris? Q-7322 — 12 juin 2012 — M. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — En ce qui concerne l’arrivée prévue sur la côte ouest de débris du tremblement de terre de 2011 au Japon (Tohoku) : a) comment le gouvernement s’est-il préparé pour l’arrivée des débris sur la côte ouest du Canada; b) le gouvernement prévoit-il toujours l’arrivée des débris en 2014; c) le gouvernement a-t-il établi un plan d’urgence et, le cas échéant, quel est-il; d) quelles sont les meilleures estimations actuelles quant au coût total de mise en œuvre de ce plan; e) quels ministères ou organismes fédéraux interviennent ou interviendront dans ce dossier; f) une étude d’impact environnemental de l’arrivée des débris sur la côte ouest (i) a-t-elle été menée ou (ii) est-elle en cours ou (iii) un plan relatif à une telle étude est-il en cours d’élaboration; g) quels pendants provinciaux le gouvernement a-t-il consultés; h) le gouvernement a-t-il été en liaison avec le gouvernement américain et des États américains afin de coordonner un plan d’intervention et, le cas échéant, quels États; i) le gouvernement a-t-il affecté des fonds au règlement du problème et, le cas échéant, quel montant; j) quels ministères et autres entités recevront ces fonds; k) le gouvernement prévoit-il l’arrivée de débris radioactifs et, le cas échéant, comment prévoit-il réduire les éventuels dangers liés à ces débris?

June 8th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ De nouvelles tensions à l'horizon entre le gouvernement Harper et les environnementalistes

Published | Publié: 2012-06-07Received | Reçu: 2012-06-08 6:02 AM SRC TÉLÉVISION - LE TÉLÉJOURNAL / LE POINT

June 7th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy

41st Parliament ~ 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, pour gérer adéquatement l'environnement et l'économie, il faut des connaissances et une expertise approfondies, mais les conservateurs ont décidé de s'en passer. Ils mettent les scientifiques dehors et font la promotion de leur idéologie sans tenir compte des faits.

June 7th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Former Tory rips Harper for neglecting environment

Published | Publié: 2012-06-07Received | Reçu: 2012-06-07 3:35 PM

CANADA.COM BLOGSCONSERVATIVES

Duplicates:

CALGARY HERALD (FINAL), A5, 2012/06/08

Former Tory rips Harper for neglecting environment

June 6th, 2012

NEWS ~ BILL WOULD BAN ADVERTISING TARGETED AT CHILDREN / PROJET DE LOI POUR L’INTERDICTION DE LA PUBLICITÉ CIBLANT LES ENFANTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 6th, 2012

PETITION ~ Call to reverse Harper government's decision to cut Coast Guard officers and to close Search and Rescue Centres

Additional information: http://peterjulian.ndp.ca/closure-of-coast-guard-search-and-rescue-stations-communications-centres

June 2nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Alberta's budget backs Mulcair

Published | Publié: 2012-06-02Received | Reçu: 2012-06-02 11:25 AM CALGARYHERALD.COMONLINE

Alberta's budget backs Mulcair

NDP

Peter O'Neil

May 25th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ The NDP position on the environment - Make the polluter pay

Published | Publié: 2012-05-25Received | Reçu: 2012-05-25 5:06 PM NATIONAL POST | FULL COMMENTENVIRONMENT

The NDP position on the environment

Make the polluter pay

National Post

May 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Treasury board head slams Mulcair on energy views

THE GUARDIAN (CHARLOTTETOWN)CANADA, Page: A11

Treasury board head slams Mulcair on energy views

NDP leader under attack for comment about oilsands

Bill Graveland, THE CANADIAN PRESS

May 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Trio of ministers make surprise visit to C-38 subcommittee

Published | Publié: 2012-05-17Received | Reçu: 2012-05-17 10:36 AM

iPolitics

Colin Horgan

In a surprise move, three cabinet ministers showed up at the finance committee's budget sub-committee Thursday morning to defend the government's looming changes to environmental policy.

May 16th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE - Member's Statement - Canadians want a transparent and open government in our democracy

41st Parliament, 1st Session - Context - Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians expect their government to answer questions about public policy decisions they make and be accountable to Parliament and the public, but when we questioned the environment minister last night, he refused to answer even the most basic questions. He could not tell us how many times staff had been dispatched to environmental emergencies in the past three years and he is cutting 40% of those positions. The minister refused to say why the government is dismantling the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, who it consulted about this closure, who will replace the work and how many research requests the government gave it. He even refused to say how many times the round table's climate prosperity report had been downloaded. Last night was further proof that this arrogant Conservative government has simply abandoned any notion of openness or being accountable to Canadians. Canadians want a transparent and open government. Canadians need transparency and accountability in our democracy and that is just what they will get in 2015 when Canadians vote to get rid of this secretive, unethical and unaccountable government.

May 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Flaherty et Mulcair croisent le fer

Flaherty et Mulcair croisent le ferLA TRIBUNE (SHERBROOKE, QC), 28, 2012/05/12L'ACADIE NOUVELLE, 13, 2012/05/12 Maria Babbage

May 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Finance Minister Flaherty says NDP's Mulcair is wrong about oilsands

Published | Publié: 2012-05-12Received | Reçu: 2012-05-12 5:31 AM

THE TELEGRAM (ST. JOHN'S), C3, 2012/05/12Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press

RED DEER ADVOCATEALBERTA, Page: A4

May 11th, 2012

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES CUT CORNERS FOR CONTROVERSIAL MINE PROJECT

For Immediate ReleaseMay 11, 2012

CONSERVATIVES CUT CORNERS FOR CONTROVERSIAL MINE PROJECT

OTTAWA - New Democrats are appalled Conservative government’s latest move to downgrade Aboriginal rights and title in order to facilitate the controversial mine New Prosperity mine proposal in British Columbia. The new Terms of Reference gives less ability to assess adverse environmental risk and Aboriginal rights and title and seem designed to favour an approval for the previously rejected project.

May 10th, 2012

STATEMENT ~ ON 40-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, NORTH COAST TANKER MORATORIUM AT RISK - DÉCLARATION ~ 40 ANS PLUS TARD, LE MORATOIRE SUR LA PRÉSENCE DE PÉTROLIERS SUR LA CÔTE NORD EST EN DANGER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMAY 10, 2012STATEMENT

ON 40-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, NORTH COAST TANKER MORATORIUM AT RISKBC Federal New Democrats urge government to uphold ban on oil tanker traffic

May 10th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP to roast Tony Martin

THE SAULT STAR (FINAL)NEWS, Page: A3

NDP to roast Tony Martin

POLITICS

ELAINE DELLA-MATTIA, THE SAULT STAR

A politician, an advocate and a family man will be roasted and toasted by his colleagues and peers next week.

May 9th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Tides Canada transparency award – Prix de la transparence pour Tides Canada

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les conservateurs essaient aussi de museler les critiques, en s'attaquant à des organisations comme Tides Canada qui vient de recevoir un prix national pour son leadership, sa transparence et sa bonne gouvernance.

May 8th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Pressing the Harper government to take action on contaminated sites in Canada

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Talking about getting the house in order, Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives should start with the environment.

May 2nd, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP RELEASES DISSENTING REPORT ON PIPELINES AND REFINING CAPACITY - LE NPD DÉPOSE UN RAPPORT DISSIDENT SUR LES OLÉODUCS ET LA CAPACITÉ DE RAFFINAGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 2, 2012

NDP RELEASES DISSENTING REPORT ON PIPELINES AND REFINING CAPACITY

OTTAWA – New Democrats strongly criticized the majority report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources tabled today in parliament calling it a whitewash which simply echoes the Conservative’s unbalanced oil extraction policy that doesn’t take into account the damage to Canada’s environment and economy.

April 30th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ The government's irresponsible approach to our country's energy and natural resources

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, on apprend aujourd'hui que les lobbyistes pétroliers ont révisé les politiques environnementales de ce gouvernement. Ça expliques les compressions et ça explique l'abandon de la protection de l'environnement. Les générations futures vont payer pour ces mauvaises décisions. Elles vont payer pour cette vente de feu de nos ressources naturelles, elles vont payer pour les politiques de ce gouvernement qui écoute seulement ses amis lobbyistes.

April 25th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting Petitions ~ calling on a ban on oil tankers to protect our coast forever

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to table, along with so many of my colleagues, a petition from 57,000 British Columbians who have stood up to say that we have to protect the north coast and legislate a ban on oil tankers to protect our coast forever.

April 24th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ 3rd ethics inquiry into the actions of the Minister of Industry

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, all the excuses in the world for their ethical failures will not hide the fact that Canadians expect and deserve better than what they are getting from the government.

April 21st, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ "the government's decision to close B.C.'s regional office for emergency oil-spill responders is reckless"

Environment minister questions timing of federal cuts to oil-spill staff in B.C

Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun, Online

B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake has questioned the timing of the federal government's decision to remove oil spill staff from Vancouver just as industry is proposing an increase in oil tanker traffic in the harbour.

April 19th, 2012

NEWS ~ Julian Honoured To Be Named as Energy and Natural Resources Shadow Minister in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet.

For Immediate Release April 19, 2012

April 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Cuts at Environment Canada slammed by Burnaby MP, citizens

Published | Publié: 2012-04-17Received | Reçu: 2012-04-17 4:36 AM THE PROVINCE (FINAL)NEWS, Page: A6

Cuts at Environment Canada slammed by Burnaby MP, citizens

Kent Spencer, The Province

April 3rd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech ~ Budgetary policy / Politique budgétaire

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech ~ Budgetary policy / Politique budgétaire

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ 41ième Parlement, ière session

(4 of 4 days/4 de 4 jours)

April 3rd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why did the Conservatives table a budget that fails to deal with the priorities of Canadian families?

41st Parliament ~ 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, c'est à n'y rien comprendre, selon Statistique Canada, il y a 700 000 chômeurs canadiens de plus qu'avant la récession. Ce gouvernement veut éliminer près de 20 000 emplois dans le secteur public et supprimer 5,2 milliards de dollars dans les services.

April 3rd, 2012

Community Newsletter ~ Spring 2012 ~ featuring Peter's Community Expo of Govt Services and Programs

April 2nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on Federal Budget 2012 ~ the Harper government put forth a budget that moves Canada backwards

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, mais leur budget hausse le chômage. Ce gouvernement n'a pas fait de campagne en promettant de mettre les gens au chômage. Il a trompé les Canadiens.

March 30th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Federal Budget 2012 out of touch with the priorities of the majority of Canadian families

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Conservatives promised to create jobs and, instead, slashed the vital services that Canadian families rely on, services such as old age security and health care. They promised jobs and growth, but, instead, what they delivered in reckless cuts. In the Conservative budget there is nothing on jobs, aside from the title, and nothing on growing inequality.

March 29th, 2012

NEWS ~ Conservatives promised to create jobs but slashes vital services instead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCH 29, 2012

FEDERAL BUDGET OUT-OF-STEP WITH LOWER MAINLAND FAMILIES

Conservatives promised to create jobs but slashes vital services instead

March 28th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Budget and Jobs / le Budget et l'Emploi

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le budget de demain sera une question de choix et le gouvernement doit choisir autre chose que d'abandonner les travailleurs canadiens.

March 26th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Federal Budget 2012 and OAS – Budget fédéral 2012 et la sécurité de la vieillesse

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, en qui concerne les soins de santé, les prisons et la Sécurité de la vieillesse, les conservateurs jettent leur responsabilité sur le dos des provinces. Ça signifie plus de coûts et moins de services pour les familles canadiennes. Un budget, c'est une question de choix. Au NPD, nous voulons que les personnes âgées vivent dans la dignité. Eux-autres, ils veulent couper dans les prestations de la vieillesse.

March 16th, 2012

NEWS ~ WALKING THE TALK ON HUMAN RIGHTS – TAKE TWO & TAKING ACTION / JOINDRE LE GESTE À LA PAROLE: LES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE À L’ÉTRANGER – PRISE 2 ET ACTION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCH 16 2012

WALKING THE TALK ON HUMAN RIGHTS – TAKE TWO & TAKING ACTION

The importance of taking action on violations of human rights & the environment

March 14th, 2012

NEWS ~ RIGHT TO KNOW NDP BILL WOULD REQUIRE WARNING LABELS ON DOMESTIC PRODUCTS CONTAINING TOXIC SUBSTANCES / PROJET DE LOI DU NPD EXIGERAIT L’ÉTIQUETAGE DES PRODUITS À USAGE DOMESTIQUES CONTENANT DES SUBSTANCES TOXIQUES

(please scroll down to find Peter's petition on Bill C-408 - vous retrouverez la pétition au sujet du projet de loi C-408 ci-dessous)

March 12th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question in the House ~ Why won't Finance Minister explain the job losses to Canadian families?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, on foreign investment, in so many other ways we just cannot trust the government. For instance, 3,000 families lost a breadwinner last month, 15% of young Canadians are now unemployed, nearly 40,000 Canadians gave up looking for work last month, and it has been 10 days since the Minister of Finance stood up to answer a question in the House of Commons.

March 7th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Holding the Conservative to account on their choices in the upcoming budget

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, un budget, c'est une question de choix. Pour nous, au NPD, c'est clair: nous devons choisir d'aider les familles. Les conservateurs veulent plutôt tromper les familles en cachant leurs intentions. Comme l'a dit le premier ministre de l'Ontario, ils font des tours de passe-passe avec l'argent des contribuables pour transférer le fardeau du déficit fédéral aux provinces.

March 6th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why does the Harper government not put Canadian families first for a change?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, ce gouvernement a fait de très mauvais choix. Hier, le premier ministre du Québec a dit que ce gouvernement prend des décisions unilatérales sans précédent et sans consulter. Le projet de loi sur les prisons va coûter aux contribuables québécois 600 millions de dollars. Ils sont en train de pelleter des dépenses irresponsables dans l'arrière-cour des provinces.

March 5th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech-Debate ~ NDP Opposition Day Motion ~ Canadian military and RCMP veterans / Les anciens combattants canadiens et les vétérans de la GRC

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Debate

I want to continue talking about the credible moral debt Canadians owe to our veterans.

March 5th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Why will the Conservatives not listen and put families before prisons, fighter jets and corporate tax cuts?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the OECD, Moody's, Fitch and the IMF are all warning that reckless cuts could throw Canada back into recession. The fragility of the economy has been acknowledged by private sector economists today. The Conservatives ignore this and move full speed ahead with their costly prisons agenda and with the F-35s whose price tag continues to grow with every new problem.

March 5th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ praising the work of FirstVoices and first nations activists leading the way to the revival of First Nations cultural heritage

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the preservation of language is an essential aspect of cultural heritage. More than 60 first nations languages are spoken from coast to coast to coast in Canada. This unique and fundamental part of Canada's cultural mosaic must be preserved.

March 2nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ PETITION ~ Tell the government to stop threatening cuts to the Canadian Seniors' Old Age Security pension (OAS)

Tell the government to stop threatening cuts to Canadian Seniors’ Old Age Security pension (OAS) !

March 1st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Budgets are about choices, and Conservatives are making the wrong choices.

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les conservateurs continuent de tromper les Canadiens. Ils l'ont fait avec la fraude électorale et ils le font avec le budget. Ils publient les estimations des dépenses, mais refusent de nous montrer quelles sont les compressions majeures qu'ils planifient. On sait que ça s'en vient et on sait que les familles canadiennes sont inquiètes. Le ministre dit qu'il va couper. Il se fiche des familles. De notre côté, on dit que les familles canadiennes ont le droit de savoir quels services seront coupés.

February 29th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ The Conservative government must stop further weakening the canadian economy

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, on ne commence pas un mandat de quatre ans en brisant la loi. Et briser la loi, c'est un mauvais choix. Ce n'est pas le seul mauvais choix de ce gouvernement: compression dans la sécurité alimentaire: 33 millions de dollars; compression dans la sécurité des transports pour les familles canadiennes: 29 millions de dollars; compression dans les services aux anciens combattants: 48 millions de dollars.

February 29th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUDULENT ELECTION CALLS IN BURNABY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 29, 2012

NDP INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUDULENT ELECTION CALLS IN BURNABY

OTTAWA - New Democrats Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby-Douglas) have received reports from constituents concerned about possible fraudulent calls they have received during the previous election, and are working to verify these claims.

February 27th, 2012

JULIAN TABLES BILL C-402 FOR BETTER PROTECTION OF TRANSIT OPERATORS & BUS DRIVERS / JULIAN DÉPOSE LE PROJET DE LOI C-402 POUR LA PROTECTION DES CONDUCTEURS D’AUTOBUS

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Bill C-402. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-402, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transportation workers).

February 24th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP BC MPs express their concerns about the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project

The following letter was sent to the Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project from the BC Caucus of the Federal New Democratic Party:

February 24th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP BC MPs express their concerns about the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project

The following letter was sent to the Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project from the BC Caucus of the Federal New Democratic Party:

February 17th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Will the Conservatives stop the cover-up on spending cuts that hurt Canadian families?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madame la Présidente, on apprenait hier que le Conseil du Trésor imposait un bâillon à tous les ministères à propos des réductions dans les services publics. Qui a donné cette directive? Le même ministre qui présidera à des compressions qui pourraient atteindre 8 milliards de dollars, ce qui représente beaucoup de services à perdre. C'est aussi ce même ministre qui a tenté de cacher une caisse occulte de 50 millions de dollars. Pour la transparence, on repassera!

February 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper heckles Burnaby-New Westminster MP in House of Commons

February 16th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Putting families before Senators and PMO

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les conservateurs ont des choix à faire pour le prochain budget et un répit aux familles ne sera pas de trop pour une fois. Comme l'ont dit Fitch et Moody's, le plan de ce gouvernement visant à réduire les services va freiner la croissance économique. Le coût d'un seul F-35, toute sa durée de vie, est de 450 millions de dollars. Avec ce montant, on pourrait payer les prestations de la Sécurité de la vieillesse pour 70 000 aînés pendant un an.

February 16th, 2012

NEWS ~ PRIME MINISTER MUST SHOW BUDGET LEADERSHIP / BUDGET : LE PREMIER MINISTRE DOIT DÉMONTRER DU LEADERSHIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 16, 2012

PRIME MINISTER MUST SHOW BUDGET LEADERSHIP

Budgets are about choices; Conservatives must choose to give families a break

February 15th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question in the House ~ Are the Conservatives going to choose planes, prisons and tax gifts over Canadian families?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, c'est le ministre qui a perdu toute sa crédibilité dans ce dossier avec le projet de loi. L'agence de dotation Fitch et Moody nous dit que le plan de réduction des conservateurs est « un risque pour la croissance. » L'analyste en chef de Moody pour le Canada affirme que « les compressions trop rapides ont des effets négatifs ».

February 14th, 2012

À LA CHAMBRE ~ Période des questions ~ les conservateurs veulent nous faire payer 30 milliards pour leur mauvais choix d'avions en coupant dans les services publics

41ième parlement, 1ière session ~

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les mauvaises décisions des conservateurs s'accumulent et les Canadiens en paient le prix. Les travailleurs n'arrivent pas à recevoir leurs chèques d'assurance-emploi à temps et les aînés s'inquiètent des réductions au programme de Sécurité de la vieillesse, mais ce gouvernement s'entête à gaspiller 30 milliards de dollars pour des avions qui ne répondent pas à nos besoins. Lockheed Martin confirme que le prix des F-35 va encore augmenter. C'est ce que le NPD dit depuis des mois.

February 14th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Conservatives shut down Parliamentary debate again, this time on the Bank Act, S-5

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Questions and Comments

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Madame la Présidente, je remercie mon collègue pour son discours sur ces questions. Il a mentionné le fait que les conservateurs imposent le bâillon pour ce projet de loi. Effectivement, il sont en train de clôturer les débats. C'est vrai que du côté conservateur, ils n'ont absolument rien à offrir. Ils n'ont que le même discours. Mais chez nous, on a fait une analyse, comme le député a fait dans son premier discours et aujourd'hui. On a discuté et on regarde l'ensemble de la législation, y compris l'augmentation du seuil d'actifs indiquant qu'on peut avoir une main-mise sur les institutions financières allant jusqu'à 12 milliards de dollars, ce qui n'est pas souhaitable dans le contexte actuel.

February 13th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ F-35s, OAS

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Conservatives have finally hit the panic button on the F-35. Even they can no longer pretend that this $30 billion boondoggle is on track or ignore what the NDP has been saying in the House for months. The U.S. is confirming it will delay its F-35 order. It is cutting orders. This will increase costs for Canadians yet again. The Government of Canada has now called an emergency international meeting on the F-35 fiasco.

February 10th, 2012

NEWS ~ LOCAL MPS OFFER CONGRATULATIONS TO CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER

OTTAWA – New Westminster NDP MPs Fin Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam & Port Moody) and Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) were on hand in Ottawa yesterday to congratulate the City of New Westminster on winning the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) 2012 Sustainable Communities Award.

February 9th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Why did the Prime Minister break his promise and why is he betraying Canadian seniors?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, selon la Banque royale du Canada, les Canadiens ont de moins en moins confiance en l'économie actuelle, donc de moins en moins confiance dans les politiques de ce gouvernement. Parce que les conservateurs veulent les pénaliser là où ça fait mal, dans la Sécurité de la vieillesse, pendant qu'ils donnent 3 milliards de dollars en cadeaux fiscaux, ce qui pourrait payer la Sécurité de la vieillesse pour 462 000 aînés.

February 9th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting Petitions ~ A Canadian Memorial Museum Centre for the Korean War

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today.

February 9th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Introduction of Private Members' Bills ~ C-393, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (railway noise and vibration control)

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Bill C-393. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-393, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (railway noise and vibration control).

February 9th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ calling for the release of Dr. Bingzhang Wang, a father of the Chinese democracy movement

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, the second petition is calling for the early release of Dr. Bingzhang Wang.

February 7th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ reminding the Conservative government about the facts around economic growth projections for Canada

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, voici des faits. Ce gouvernement est caractérisé par des pertes d'emplois à répétition, des usines qui ferment les unes après les autres: Papiers White Birch, Mabe Canada, AstroZeneca et Electro-Motive. Chaque fermeture crée des familles qui souffrent. Voilà ce que les politiques de ce gouvernement ont fait: des pertes d'emplois, des familles avec un niveau record d'endettement et des réductions réelles dans les salaires de 2 p. 100 depuis un an.

February 6th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Why doesn't this Conservative government get to work on a jobs plan so that Canadians can get back to work?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we cannot protect future generations by taking away their retirement security. There is no leadership here!

February 4th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Canadian job market flops

Published | Publié: 2012-02-04Received | Reçu: 2012-02-04 4:07 AM

THE DAILY GLEANER (FREDERICTON)BUSINESS, Page: D8

Canadian job market flops

February 2nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Will the Conservatives raise OAS eligibility to 67 years, yes or no?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development tried to justify spending $30 billion on jet fighter planes by saying that they are needed against foreign invasions. No foreign powers will invade us to scoop our pension system because there will not be much of it left if the Conservatives have their way.

February 2nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Is Harper backing down from OAS reform?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/is-harper-backing-down-from-oas-reform/article2323691/

(...) Tories hit back

On Wednesday, Harper PMO strategists circulated a memo to supporters accusing the NDP of misleading Canadians. The memo was prompted by finance critic Peter Julian’s aggressive questioning over the OAS controversy.

February 1st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Calling on the Harper government to put seniors first

41st Parliament, 1st Session~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les Canadiens ne se trompent pas. Ils savent que si vous avez 60 ans, 50 ans ou 40 ans, ce gouvernement veut s'attaquer à votre pension.

January 31st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ OAS benefits and how the Harper government's choices will affect Canadian seniors

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les conservateurs s'attaquent aux 540 $ que les aînés peuvent recevoir chaque mois grâce à la Sécurité de la vieillesse. Mauvais choix!

January 31st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ Presenting petitions ~ asking the government to look at waiving visa requirements for Serbian visitors to Canada

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present, on behalf of hundreds of residents of British Columbia and Alberta, Edmonton area, Calgary area and throughout the lower mainland of British Columbia, a petition that asks the government to look at waiving visa requirements for Serbian visitors to Canada.

January 31st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Bill ~ NDP BILL WOULD CREATE LEIF ERIKSON DAY ~ PROJET DE LOI DU NPD POUR CRÉER LA JOURNÉE LEIF ERIKSON

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXTdk38zaDE&feature=youtu.be

Bill C-387. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-387, An Act to establish Leif Erikson Day.

January 30th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Defending Canadians' Pensions Against Actions of the Harper government

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, mais s'il continue comme ça, ça va être « Good bye Charlie Brown! » Ça c'est sûr! Parce que ce gouvernement se préoccupe davantage des PDG que des aînés et des familles. Il a fait cadeau de nouvelles réductions d'impôt généreuses aux grandes entreprises qui gagnent déjà des sommes astronomiques.

January 30th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Seniors Angered Over Talk Of Pension Cuts, NDP MP Says

Seniors Angered Over Talk Of Pension Cuts, NDP MP Says

January 26th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ M-305 Motion to Restore Video Relay Service for the Deaf (VRS) / M-305 Motion pour rétablir le Service de relais vidéo (SRV)

M-305 — January 26, 2012 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) reverse the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s decision to end the Video Relay Service (VRS) trial program hosted by Telus-Sorensen which covered the region of British Columbia and Alberta; (b) restore the VRS; and (c) immediately adopt VRS technology, in both official languages and in American Sign Language and Quebec Sign Language as needed, as an option for Canadian deaf persons who require services that facilitate phone conversations, in addition to the current text-based Message Relay Service.

January 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP will shift focus to budget cuts as Parliament resumes

Published | Publié: 2012-01-24Received | Reçu: 2012-01-24 4:14 AM THE DAILY NEWS (NANAIMO) (FINAL)NEWS, Page: A9

January 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds told to scrap their Act

Published | Publié: 2012-01-24Received | Reçu: 2012-01-24 3:54 AM Duplicates:THE WINNIPEG SUN

THE TORONTO SUN (FINAL)NEWS, Page: 18

Feds told to scrap their Act

January 16th, 2012

NEWS ~ LOCAL MPs DONNELLY & JULIAN CHALLENGE HARPER TO TOUR ROYAL COLUMBIAN HOSPITAL BEFORE CUTTING FEDERAL HEALTH TRANSFERS

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JANUARY 16, 2012

LOCAL MPs DONNELLY & JULIAN CHALLENGE HARPER TO TOUR ROYAL COLUMBIAN HOSPITAL BEFORE CUTTING FEDERAL HEALTH TRANSFERS

December 22nd, 2011

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS APPLAUD DECISION ON SECURITIES COMMISSION - LE NPD APPLAUDIT L'AVIS DE LA COUR CONTRE UNE COMMISSION DES VALEURS MOBILIÈRES UNIQUE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 22, 2011

NEW DEMOCRATS APPLAUD DECISION ON SECURITIES COMMISSION

Supreme Court decision proves Stephen Harper was interfering with provincial jurisdiction

December 21st, 2011

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ IN THE NEWS Ottawa annonce ses couleurs en santé

Published | Publié: 2011-12-20Received | Reçu: 2011-12-20 5:02 AM LA PRESSEPOLITIQUE, Page: A14

Les provinces en colère

Hugo De Grandpré

December 17th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ RIM Playbook faces uphill battle on Hill

Published | Publié: 2011-10-17Received | Reçu: 2011-12-20 10:55 AM THE CHRONICLE-HERALDBUSINESS, Page: C7

RIM Playbook faces uphill battle on Hill

Most MPs choose, use Apple's iPad

December 17th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Finance committee calls for panel review of complex personal tax system

Published | Publié: 2011-12-16Received | Reçu: 2011-12-17 5:05 AM THE WHITEHORSE STARTRENDS, Page: 34

Finance committee calls for panel review of complex personal tax system

December 16th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Ukrainian group hires investigator to watch former KGB officer taking asylum in church

Published | Publié: 2011-10-15Received | Reçu: 2011-12-16 10:51 AM VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL)WESTCOAST NEWS, Page: A5

Ukrainian group hires investigator to watch former KGB officer taking asylum in church

December 15th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ calling on Conservatives to stop sprinkling magic money on their friends and start investing in Canadian families

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Finance said in this House that he is not a magic money fairy. I think the facts disagree.

December 14th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why does the Harper governement act like Santa to Bay Street and like Scrooge to the rest of us in Canada?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le gouvernement est lamentable. Les familles canadiennes n'ont jamais été aussi endettées que sous les conservateurs. Les salaires des travailleurs et des travailleuses ont diminué de 2 p. 100 depuis un an et 90 000 familles canadiennes ont perdu leur gagne-pain cet automne. Et que fait ce gouvernement? Il fait des beaux cadeaux aux pétrolières et aux banques le 1er janvier et il hausse les primes d'assurance-emploi pour les familles.

December 13th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ calling on the Conservatives to put in place a jobs plan for hard-working Canadian families

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is incredible that they betrayed the workers of Hamilton, that is what is incredible.

December 12th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on the Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le directeur parlementaire du budget confirme que ce gouvernement a de plus en plus de mal à gérer avec précision ses prévisions budgétaires. L'écart entre leurs chiffres et les vrais chiffres est en moyenne de 10 milliards de dollars par an. Ce gouvernement est trop optimiste et il cache les chiffres du grand public. Ça prend de la transparence pour produire un plan de création d'emplois. L'économie en a besoin et les familles canadiennes aussi.

December 7th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ loss of manufacturing jobs in Canada

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le mois dernier, on a perdu 19 000 emplois dont près de la moitié dans le secteur manufacturier. C'est un autre triste bilan pour ce gouvernement qui se trouve déjà avec le pire déficit commercial de notre histoire, avec le pire niveau de dette familiale de notre histoire et maintenant avec le pire dossier sur l'emploi manufacturier de notre histoire en tant que pays. L'emploi dans ce secteur est à son plus bas niveau depuis qu'on tient des statistiques là-dessus. Pourquoi est-ce que le gouvernement n'agit pas pour protéger ce secteur et quel est le plan de ce gouvernement pour aider les travailleurs et les travailleuses qui ont perdu leurs emplois à cause des politiques de ce gouvernement?

December 7th, 2011

NEWS ~ IN THE HOUSE ~ Tabling of Private Member's Bill C-378, An Act to prohibit sweatshop labour goods

Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills

(please find petition below - svp veuillez trouver la pétition ci-dessous)

Bill C-378. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-378, An Act to prohibit sweatshop labour goods.

December 5th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ the widening gap between the rich and the rest of us

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le dernier rapport de l'OCDE est accablant. L'écart entre les riches et les pauvres se creuse plus rapidement ici que dans d'autres pays développés. Les pauvres s'appauvrissent et les riches s'enrichissent. Les familles moyennes ont de plus en plus de mal à joindre les deux bouts. L'OCDE le dit clairement: les Canadiens ont besoin de bons emplois et d'un système d'impôt progressif et équitable. Mais ce gouvernement ne fait que des cadeaux aux entreprises bourrées d'argent.

December 5th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ on the first United Nations Volunteer's "State of the World's Volunteerism' Report" (SWVR)

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Cuso International and Volunteer Canada have partnered to launch the first State of the World's Volunteerism Report, launched today at the UN General Assembly and in 70 other countries, coinciding with International Volunteer Day. The report calls for making volunteer action an integral part of sustainable human development, highlighting the need to measure volunteerism and its inclusion among the greatest assets of nations. It recognizes volunteerism and its underlying values, demonstrating its relevance for the millennium development goals.

December 1st, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ pressing the Harper government on the HST

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Prime Minister sent the premier of B.C. home empty-handed with no agreement to reduce the $1.6 billion payback on the hated HST, money that will have to come from health and education B.C. families rely on, no recognition of two years of HST revenue already collected, and no agreement to fast-track the dismantling of the HST British Columbians have voted against.

November 30th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ HST

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, B.C. families did not want the Conservative-Liberal harmonized sales tax three years ago, but the government refused to listen. We rejected the unfair tax again in referendum last summer.

November 29th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Taking the Conservatives to task for their economic failures

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

The Speaker: Oral questions, the hon. member for Burnaby—New Westminster.

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the OECD warns of troubled global financial markets and family debt levels of Canadians are bad news for our economy. They say that the outlook for the Canadian economy has worsened significantly. OECD predicts growth for next year almost one full percentage point below budget predictions and below the minister's recent revision.

November 29th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa man charged following Facebook threat against OC Transpo

Published | Publié: 2011-11-28Received | Reçu: 2011-11-28 10:22 PM OTTAWACITIZEN.COMONLINE

Ottawa man charged following Facebook threat against OC Transpo

Zev Singer

November 29th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Kent says 'Kyoto is the past' but refuses to confirm Canada's withdrawal / Ottawa serait sur le point de se retirer du Protocole de Kyoto

Published | Publié: 2011-11-29Received | Reçu: 2011-11-29 5:14 AM THE THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE-JOURNALGENERAL NEWS

Kent says 'Kyoto is the past' but refuses to confirm Canada's withdrawal

November 28th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ NDP fighting the Conservatives' attempt to sabotage the Kyoto Protocol

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians are flabbergasted to find out the Conservatives want to break our solemn commitment on the Kyoto protocol. Of the 191 countries that signed and ratified the Kyoto protocol agreement, Canada is the only country repudiating it.

November 28th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~Member's Statement ~ Congratulations to the BC Lions for their sixth Grey Cup Victory

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it was a sea of orange in BC Place stadium yesterday as a sellout crowd saw the BC Lions win their sixth Grey Cup 34-23 at the 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver.

November 25th, 2011

NEWS ~ SUPPORT CANADIAN FOOTBALL / APPUYONS LE FOOTBALL CANADIEN

SUPPORT CANADIAN FOOTBALL

OTTAWA- Peter Julian, M.P. (Burnaby-New Westminster) today reintroduced his bill C-360, An Act to support Canadian Professional Football.

November 25th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ poor quality and lower paying jobs under Conservative watch

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, ce gouvernement devrait s'attaquer au double déficit du marché de l'emploi, déficit de deux millions de Canadiens exclus du marché de travail et déficit dans la qualité des emplois créés. Les quelques emplois qu'ils ont créés sont de moindre qualité, moins payés, moins stables et avec moins de bénéfices. La question est donc simple. Quand est-ce que ce gouvernement va avoir le courage de faire face à cette réalité? Quand est-ce que ce gouvernement va changer de cap, et quand est-ce qu'il va créer des emplois de qualité comme ceux que les familles ont perdus?

November 24th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Flaherty unable to explain the loss of real wages

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdQrPPKEot8

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we take no lessons from that minister or this failed government on jobs.

November 22nd, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Conservative government cannot say how many jobs were created after having spent $47 billion of Canadians' money

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Auditor General's report speaks of "chronic and widespread" mismanagement that contradicts this government's claim about the economic action plan.

November 21st, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on investing on CPP

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, 72 000 emplois ont été perdus au cours du seul mois d'octobre. Le coût de la vie ne cesse d'augmenter et le taux d'endettement des familles atteint un niveau record. Comment voulez-vous que les familles épargnent pour leur retraite quand elles doivent payer leurs cartes de crédit et peinent à trouver du travail? Ce gouvernement a le culot de dire que son plan va faciliter la vie à des millions de Canadiens. Que fait ce gouvernement? Rien, sauf faciliter la vie de ses amis bien placés.

November 16th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on unemployment and jobs strategy

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, je rappelle au premier ministre qu'il a présidé le mois dernier à la perte de 72 000 emplois à temps plein au Canada.

November 15th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Statement ~ Conservative government out of touch on the impact of their mismanagement of the Canadian economy

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the number one priority for Canadian families is jobs and this out-of-touch government is failing these families badly. Last month we learned that in a single month 72,000 full-time jobs vanished under Conservative mismanagement; 72,000 families lost a breadwinner.

November 14th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on jobs and the Canadian economy

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, 72 000 Canadiens ont perdu un emploi à temps plein le mois dernier. Le ministre des Finances, lui, réagit en augmentant les primes d'assurance-emploi.

November 14th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada looks to Asia as energy market

Published | Publié: 2011-11-14Received | Reçu: 2011-11-14 5:06 AM RED DEER ADVOCATEFRONT, Page: A1,A2

Asian markets important for Canada after recent U.S. decisions

Harper

November 11th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper hits Hawaii for APEC, North American leaders summits

Published | Publié: 2011-11-10Received | Reçu: 2011-11-11 4:37 AM Canadian Press Newswire

Harper hits Hawaii for APEC, North American leaders summits

OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to Hawaii this week hoping that the so-called Aloha APEC summit will mean hello to freer trade with growing Asian economies, even as Canada may be told goodbye when it comes to a tighter trade pact for the region.

November 9th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Critics blast Flaherty over economic update

Critics blast Flaherty over economic update

Published On Tue Nov 8 2011

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1083377--critics-blast-flaherty-over-economic-update?bn=1#.TrpuOkpiKFs.twitter

November 8th, 2011

NEWS ~ OUT-OF-TOUCH FLAHERTY UPDATE FAILS CANADIANS ON JOBS: TURMEL / DERNIÈRE MISE À JOUR DE FLAHERTY – NYCOLE TURMEL ACCUSE LE MINISTRE DÉCONNECTÉ DE LA RÉALITÉ D’AVOIR LAISSÉ TOMBER LES CANADIENS EN CE QUI CONCERNE LA CRÉATION D’EMPLOIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENOVEMBER 8, 2011

OUT-OF-TOUCH FLAHERTY UPDATE FAILS CANADIANS ON JOBS: TURMEL

Conservatives see a long-term revenue problem. New Democrats see an urgent Canadian jobs crisis.

November 7th, 2011

STATEMENT ~ PETER JULIAN HONOURED TO BE NAMED FINANCE CRITIC FOR THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION NDP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE~NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011

PETER JULIAN HONOURED TO BE NAMED FINANCE CRITIC

FOR THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION NDP

OTTAWA - Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), has quickly gotten to work as the new Finance Critic of the Official Opposition New Democratic Party. Peter was named to the post last weekend and since that time, in the framework of the hearings held around the Pre-budget Consultations for the Standing Committee on Finance, has met with the Governor of the Bank of Canada Mark Carney, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) Kevin Page.

November 3rd, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on the Canadian economy

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, l'Europe est ébranlée par la menace d'une catastrophe économique qui pourrait avoir d'importantes répercussions dans le monde, y compris ici, au Canada. Les Canadiens ont peur de perdre leur emploi, un nombre record de familles font appel aux banques alimentaires et il y a un niveau record d'inégalités. Près de 2 millions de personnes sont sans emploi, mais il n'existe aucun plan concret de création d'emploi pour soutenir l'économie.

November 3rd, 2011

NEWS ~ NDP’S BC CAUCUS PUSHES FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION ON IRS

(communiqué en français suit...)

NDP’S BC CAUCUS PUSHES FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION ON IRS

OTTAWA - Members of the federal NDP B.C. Caucus are calling for stronger action by the federal government to protect Canadian citizens affected by a series of measures undertaken by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

November 3rd, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ on Bill C-20 ~ An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867, the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act and the Canada Elections Act

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I listened attentively to the member's speech and as he knows there has been some concern about the different formulas that the government has introduced through the various manifestations of the bill that we have seen through the last couple of Parliaments, different formulas that have been brought forward at each time. That is something we have raised concerns with and our shadow critic for democratic reform, the member for Hamilton Centre, has raised this issue of differing formulas the government has used each time it introduces legislation.

November 2nd, 2011

Community Newsletter ~ featuring Remembrance Day ceremonies in Burnaby and in New Westminster

Dear Neighbours,

I encourage everyone to participate in the Remembrance Day Services in our community. In this way, we pay tribute to those who served and are serving Canada proudly.

November 2nd, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Carney backs Greek bailout referendum

Published Ottawa Citizen (FINAL), NEWS, Page: A1 Front. Duplicates: Edmonton Journal, The STARPHOENIX (Saskatoon).

Carney backs Greek bailout referendum

'It's imperative that there is broad democratic support,' says Bank of Canada governor

November 2nd, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ B.C. lobbyists breached code: commissioner

Published | Publié: 2011-11-02Received | Reçu: 2011-11-02 4:50 AM VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL)CANADA & WORLD, Page: B2

November 1st, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ This Magazine piece by Mary Dirmeitis "Bill C-323: A tough on crime idea we actually like"

Here is a link to the piece: http://this.org/blog/2011/11/01/corporate-accountability-bill-c-323/

In reference to Bill C-323: http://peterjulian.ndp.ca/post/c-323-the-intl-protection-promotion-of-human-rights-act-loi-de-promotion-et-de-protection-des-droits-de-la-personn

October 31st, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Firefighters pushing for change

Firefighters pushing for change

Lobbying Public safety officials in Canada feel they lag behind in line-of-duty benefits

Adam Huras, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal~City, Page: C1

October 29th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Public Safety Officer Compensation Fund for Canada's firefighters and police officers

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, for 14 years Canada's firefighters have been coming to Parliament Hill to ask that their families be taken care of if they die in the line of duty or if they die saving others through a public safety officer compensation fund. Five years ago, the NDP delivered and passed legislation through the House directing the government to do this. Since that time, dozens of Canada's firefighters and police officers have passed away and their families are often left destitute. The United States has a fund; Canada does not.

October 27th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on the Harper government's continued inaction on the economy

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has taken any opportunity he can to criticize Europe for its inaction on the economy. The truth is Europe is acting.

October 27th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ A CANADA FLAG DAY NATIONAL HOLIDAY / POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE ~ FAIRE DU JOUR DU DRAPEAU UN JOUR FÉRIÉ

Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Bill C-337. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Flag Day).

October 25th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on copyright Bill C-11 flaws

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, ce gouvernement n'a clairement pas à coeur les intérêts des familles et des artistes.

October 25th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Public Safety Officer Compensation Fund

41st Parliament, 1st Session~Context : Private Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, today marks the annual firefighters' legislative outreach, where firefighters from across Canada come to Parliament to raise critical issues for public safety. For 14 years they have asked for the creation of a public safety officer compensation fund.

October 20th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate ~ C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Questions and Comments

M. Peter Julian: Monsieur le Président, j'apprécie beaucoup la question de mon collègue de Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, une question de très grande qualité, par rapport à la dernière question qu'on a eue des conservateurs, qui était de mauvaise qualité à mon avis. Le député de Chicoutimi—Le Fjord fait une très bonne représentation en ce Parlement, même s'il n'y est que depuis quatre mois. J'ai vécu à Chicoutimi et je reconnais la qualité des représentations qu'il fait dans ce Parlement.

October 18th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on direct public investment in R&D in Canada

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, dans sa politique d'appui de la recherche et développement, le rapport Jenkins dévoilé hier confirme que la stratégie d'innovation de ce gouvernement est un échec. Ce gouvernement a la pire performance parmi les principaux pays industrialisés pour l'investissement public direct en recherche et développement. Ce gouvernement est parmi les derniers dans le nombre de brevets produits. Il est dernier dans le nombre de diplômés en doctorat et parmi les derniers pour la contribution financière des entreprises à la recherche et développement.

October 11th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Broken promises hurt Hamilton ~ Impotent government weakened steel town

Broken promises hurt Hamilton

Impotent government weakened steel town

Tim Harper

A grim anniversary passed unmarked last week in a once-proud steel town.

October 5th, 2011

Bill C-323, The International Protection & Promotion of Human Rights Act / Projet de loi C-323, Loi de promotion et de protection des droits de la personne à l’échelle internationale

(Copy of Bill C-323 and petition below...)

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-323, An Act to amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights).

October 4th, 2011

STATEMENT FROM PETER JULIAN ON THE NDP LEADERSHIP RACE ~ DÉCLARATION DU DÉPUTÉ PETER JULIAN SUR LA COURSE À LA CHEFFERIE DU NPD

STATEMENT FROM PETER JULIAN ON THE NDP LEADERSHIP RACE

Over the past few weeks I have been consulting with activists in the NDP family about the possibility of running for leadership of our Party. I left the door open to that possibility while I talked extensively with New Democrats in our federal caucus and party, the labour, social, and environmental movements and civil society.

October 4th, 2011

IN THE MEDIA ~ The Hill Times ~ Canada falling behind global competitors when it comes to innovation

Canada falling behind global competitors when it comes to innovation

As the government looks to spur productivity through tax credits, opponents say it's time to invest in key drivers of innovation.

October 3rd, 2011

IN THE MEDIA ~ Op-Ed ~ Hill Times ~ Canada needs policies to drive 21st century economy

Canada needs policies to drive 21st century economy

We ignore the alarm bells at our peril. While most of the world’s innovating nations are increasing resources for R&D, total financial resources in Canada have actually decreased.

September 28th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Introduction of Bill C-289, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (nanotechnology)

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Introduction and first reading of Private Member's Bills

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-289, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (nanotechnology).

September 27th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Julian calls on the conservative government to increase public investment in R&D program

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, la politique de ce gouvernement en recherche et développement fait pitié. Un rapport récent le confirme. Le Canada arrive dernier parmi les pays industrialisés pour le financement direct de la recherche. Il est avant-dernier dans le développement des brevets obtenus et avant-dernier pour ce qui est de la remise de diplômes au niveau des doctorats: échec total.

September 22nd, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Statement ~ End the US Steel Lockout Now

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, there is perhaps no greater evidence of the government's failure on the economy in communities across the country than the silent steel mill, the former Stelco, in Hamilton. When the government approved this takeover by U.S. Steel, a promise was made to protect jobs. We see exactly the opposite happening.

September 9th, 2011

STATEMENT FROM PETER JULIAN ON FEDERAL COUNCIL’S WORK THIS WEEK - DÉCLARATION DU DÉPUTÉ JULIAN SUR LE TRAVAIL DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL

STATEMENT FROM PETER JULIAN ON FEDERAL COUNCIL’S WORK THIS WEEK

Thank you to NDP Federal Councillors for putting into place fair rules, in a tight period, which will help guarantee an accessible contest for the leadership convention to be held on March 24, 2012.

August 26th, 2011

In Memory of Jack Layton

Dear friends and neighbours,

I want to thank our entire community for your support, for taking the time to write, call, drop by my office to sign the book of condolences, which I will be offering personally to Olivia in the coming weeks on your behalf. It doesn’t matter who you are, Jack’s death touches you in some way. He was a profoundly inspiring leader.

July 29th, 2011

Statement on Jack Layton's Announcement

Dear neighbours,

As many of you know, Jack Layton is battling a new cancer and has stepped aside to focus on his health.

July 28th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Consumers getting less gas than they pay for: NDP

Peter Julian, the MP for Burnaby-New Westminster and the NDP's industry shadow minister, listens as Brian Masse, the MP for Windsor West and the vice-chair of the party's industry and science committee, speaks about phantom gas, in which consumers don't get all the fuel they're paying for, in front of a Burnaby gas station. They are launching a campaign to protect consumers from getting gouged at the gas pump.

July 27th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Drivers being ripped off by faulty gas pumps: NDP

Drivers being ripped off by faulty gas pumps: NDP

THE THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE-JOURNALGENERAL NEWS -

BURNABY, B.C. - The NDP says Canadians are being gouged by faulty gas pumps that overstate the amount of gas drivers are getting and overcharge them.

July 26th, 2011

NEWS ~ JULIAN & MASSE LAUNCH GAS PRICE FAIRNESS CAMPAIGN

While Conservatives dawdle, New Democrats say The Price is Wrong–Fix it Now

BURNABY, BC - Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) Industry Shadow Minister joined Brian Masse, MP (Windsor West) Vice-Chair, Industry & Science Committee today in launching a campaign to protect consumers from gas gouging. The Price is Wrong - Fix it Now campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the government’s failure to protect Canadians from being gouged at the gas pump.

July 25th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP pushes strategy session to mid-September in Québec City, as party juices up for fall session

NDP pushes strategy session to mid-September in Québec City, as party juices up for fall session

July 12th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Provinces spar over shipbuilding booty

VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL), CANADA & WORLD, Page: B2

Provinces spar over shipbuilding booty Mega contracts would mean jobs, industrial benefits for lucky MPs' ridings Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun

July 11th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada needs clear cyberspace censorship policy, watchdog says

Nicki Thomas, Staff Reporter http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1022745--canada-needs-clear-cyberspace-censorship-policy-watchdog-says#.ThsjhvuakVo.twitter

Government representatives looked on as a Canadian company celebrated its collaboration with a Middle Eastern telecom last month, a scene that critics say demands an explanation.

July 7th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Industry Minister asks officials to review Nortel patent auction / Le ministre Paradis demande un examen de la vente des brevets de Nortel

TORONTO STAR (ONT) BUSINESS, Page: B1 Patents sale faces a new hurdle Federal review could require Nortel demonstrate its $4.5B asset sell-off is of 'net benefit' to Canada Michael Lewis Toronto Star

June 30th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Merger of TMX and London exchange fails to get shareholder support

Mary Gazze THE CANADIAN PRESS - TORONTO The operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange is now considering a hostile takeover bid after the Toronto and London exchanges killed their proposed $3.7-billion friendly merger Wednesday because there wasn't enough shareholder support to go ahead. http://ipolitics.ca/2011/06/29/tmx-looks-at-maple-offer-after-shareholders-nix-merger-with-london/ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, A11, 2011/06/30 Wiremanager

June 29th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada Opposition Party Says LSE-TMX Tie-Up Not In Public Interest

*** http://ipolitics.ca/2011/06/29/ndp-calls-for-public-consultation-on-foreign-takeover-of-tmx-group/ NDP calls for public consultation on foreign ‘takeover’ of TMX Group

Posted on Wed, Jun 29, 2011, 12:28 pm by Canadian Press