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December 14th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Olympic security bill tops $850 M

Olympic security bill tops $850 M

Tobi Cohen, Postmedia News

OTTAWA - Federal security costs for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver are pegged at nearly $854 million according to a detailed departmental breakdown tabled this week.

February 24th, 2010

NEWS ~ GOVERNMENT WALKS AWAY FROM CANADIAN ATHLETES MID-GAMES / LE GOUVERNEMENT LAISSE TOMBER LES ATHLÈTES CANADIENS EN PLEIN MILIEU DES JEUX OLYMPIQUES

GOVERNMENT WALKS AWAY FROM CANADIAN ATHLETES MID-GAMES

VANCOUVER– On the day that Canada is poised to win its first gold in Women’s Bobsled and Clara Hughes skates to defend her Olympic title, the Harper Conservatives announced they are walking away from the Own the Podium program, cutting $11 million dollars in funding to our Olympic athletes.

January 15th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ It's not all fun and Games; While politicians enjoy some perks at the 2010 Olympics, they also have responsibilities

Vancouver Sun Doug Ward a nd Jonathan Fow Lie ________________________________________ It's not all fun and Games; While politicians enjoy some perks at the 2010 Olympics, they also have responsibilities ________________________________________ James Moore watched Canada's women's hockey team snag gold at the Turin Olympics on TV while sitting in an Ottawa delicatessen, at midnight, munching a smoked meat sandwich. People in the room were transfixed. "I remember there was this Mom and this little girl, a young girl who played hockey. She was just going bananas. It was a great, very cool moment."

December 1st, 2009

NEWS ~ NDP CALLS FOR APOLOGY ON DETENTION OF AMY GOODMAN BY BORDER OFFICIALS

http://dondavies.ndp.ca/node/190

OTTAWA – New Democrat Public Safety Critic Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) is calling on the Minister of Public Safety to issue an apology to U.S. journalist Amy Goodman, and to explain why border officials detained and questioned her about the contents of an upcoming speech.

November 4th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Peter Julian: Corporate Olympics need to return to sporting roots

The Georgia Straight Commentary | Olympics

http://www.straight.com/article-268697/peter-julian-corporate-olympics-need-return-sporting-roots

The Name of the Games By Peter Julian

July 10th, 2009

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS CONCERNED IOC NOT SUBJECT TO CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS OVER WOMEN SKI JUMPERS

NEW DEMOCRATS CONCERNED IOC NOT SUBJECT TO CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS OVER WOMEN SKI JUMPERS

July 8th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Accès aux renseignements sur les fouilles des athlètes; Ottawa s'oppose à la requête du comité organisateur

PUBLICATION: La Presse DATE: 2009.07.08 SECTION: Actualités PAGE: A8 / FRONT BYLINE: Bellavance, Joël-Denis DUPLICATES: Le Nouvelliste (Trois-Rivières)

February 25th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Auditors decry federal Games inaction Bureaucrats have failed to identify and prepare for risks associated with Olympics, report says

PUBLICATION: GLOBE AND MAIL IDN: 090560194 DATE: 2009.02.25 PAGE: S1 BYLINE: STEVEN CHASE AND ROD MICKLEBURGH SECTION: British Columbia N EDITION: Metro

February 20th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Cost of Games security is setting new records

Cost of Games security is setting new records The Daily News (Prince Rupert) Fri 20 Feb 2009 Page: 3 Section: Local News Dateline: VICTORIA Source: Canadian Press

February 20th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Olympics security tab rises fivefold; Ottawa, B.C. work out split of $900 million policing budget

PUBLICATION: The Toronto Star DATE: 2009.02.20 EDITION: Ont SECTION: News PAGE: A17 SOURCE: The Canadian Press COPYRIGHT: © 2009 Torstar Corporation WORD COUNT: 179

February 20th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Security for 2010 Olympic Games is $725 million higher than original estimate

PUBLICATION: The Lethbridge Herald DATE: 2009.02.20 SECTION: National General News PAGE: B2 BYLINE: Wiremanager WORD COUNT: 627

January 31st, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ OLYMPIC COSTS VANOC boosts budget to $1.76-billion

PUBLICATION: GLOBE AND MAIL IDN: 090310218 DATE: 2009.01.31 PAGE: A13 BYLINE: ROD MICKLEBURGH SECTION: National News EDITION: Metro

June 9th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ 2010 Olympic Games

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we learned Friday that the Liberal turned Conservative ethically challenged minister for the 2010 Olympic Games has yet again compromised the Canadian public. When Washington State went looking for a piece of the Olympic pie, it hired none other than Gordon Campbell insiders, Patrick Kinsella and Mark Jiles, to lobby the federal minister. There is only one problem. They are not registered to lobby, which means it is illegal for them to lobby.

February 25th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Motion ~ Women's Ski Jumping in the 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Olympics Games

M-460 — February 25, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should encourage the International Olympic Committee to recognize and include women’s ski jumping as an event at the 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Olympic Games.

January 31st, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ on Trafficking of Women and Children During the 2010 Olympics

39th Parliament, 2nd Session: Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for her intervention despite her cold this morning. It is a very important debate we are having. I want to thank the Standing Committee on the Status of Women for putting this issue forward because this is a very important piece of the planning for the 2010 Olympics Games that has been neglected.

December 11th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Raising concerns about the Budget and Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2007

39th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian,MP (Burnaby-New Westminster)

Mr. Speaker, it is important to note that none of the Conservatives are standing up to defend the budget because they understand full well there is not much to defend in it.

June 15th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill C-47 - The Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act

39th Parliament, 1st Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise on behalf of the NDP caucus to speak in support of Bill C-47 as amended by the NDP. We raised some concerns when the initial bill was brought forward in this House. I will come back to that in a moment.

December 21st, 2006

NEWS: NDP MPs fight for women’s rights on and off the slopes

New Democrats support female ski jumpers fight for equality

VANCOUVER - NDP Leader Jack Layton today denounced the decision made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to deny women the right to participate in ski jumping in the 2010 Olympics Games in Vancouver.

February 15th, 2006

NEWS: Julian commends Norwegian generosity at the Olympic Games

BURNABY - NDP MP Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) has sent a letter to the Norwegian ambassador to Canada, commending Bjonar Hakensmoen, Director of Norway's cross-country ski team, for his spirit of fair play and generosity in helping Canada win a silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics.