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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 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 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 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.

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 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

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 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 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

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ March 22, 2013

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 21st, 2013

NEWS ~ BUDGET DOESN’T DELIVER RESULTS FOR LOWER MAINLAND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 11th, 2012

CONSERVATIVES MUST USE EXTENSION FOR NEXEN TAKEOVER DECISION TO CONSULT CANADIANS

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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 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 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

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

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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 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 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 ~ 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 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 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

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

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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.

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 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 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 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 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

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 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

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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 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

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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

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 ~ 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

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

June 23rd, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate ~ Bill C-6 ~ Back-to-work legislation for Canada Post

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Speaker : Mr. Julian Time : 23/06/2011 19:21:51 Context : Debate Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, given that display of unanimity one would hope that we would be able to get actual bills through this House that would deal with credit card gouging, gas price gouging and all the things the government has not been willing to take action on. We are always willing to work with the government when it actually works in the interest of ordinary people.

June 22nd, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ NDP WORKING TO PROVIDE EQUALITY FOR HARD OF HEARING ~ LE NPD VEUT ASSURER L’ÉGALITÉ POUR LES PERSONNES MALENTENDANTES

41st Parliament, 1st Session Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills Projet de loi C-246. Présentation et première lecture

June 15th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period on the TMX and foreign investment

41st Parliament, 1st Session Context : Question Period http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr1dqXLIHkM

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, voilà des mois que le gouvernement traîne les pieds dans le dossier des investissements étrangers. Entretemps, la liste des compagnies étrangères qui trahissent leurs engagements par des mises à pied s'allonge: Vale Inco, Stelco et maintenant Custom House à Victoria.

June 9th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Federal Budget ~ Question on the public safety officer compensation fund

41st Parliament, 1st Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Question~Madam Speaker, I welcome the member back to the House. I hope he is not going to avoid the opposition questions. I think it would be a real surprise and a delight for us to have the Conservatives actually answer opposition questions. That is what we are looking for.

March 25th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Air Canada must obey the law and keep highly skilled jobs in Canada

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, a few days ago I joined hundreds of machinists at a rally in Vancouver, as these highly-skilled workers are fighting to keep their jobs in Canada. Similar rallies were held the same day in Montreal and other parts of the country.

March 24th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on HST, Seniors and the Budget

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question in the House

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the hated HST, pushed by the government on British Columbians, costs the average B.C. senior around $2.00 a day. Now it claims a measly buck fifteen a day more seniors would somehow address tragic levels of poverty.

March 24th, 2011

Human Rights Violations in Colombia Lead to the Tabling of Two Parliamentary Motions

Human Rights Violations in Colombia Lead to the Tabling of Two Parliamentary Motions

OTTAWA - The implementation of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Deal, approved by Parliament last June, has led to the tabling of two Motions in the House of Commons and at the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on International Trade (CIIT) by NDP Critic on International Trade, Peter Julian MP (Burnaby-New Westminster).

March 23rd, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Flaherty holds firm on budget - Commons vote expected Friday as B.C. voters brace for rash of elections

Flaherty holds firm on budget Commons vote expected Friday as B.C. voters brace for rash of elections Andy Ivens, The Province; With A File From Postmedia News

March 22nd, 2011

BUDGET FAILS TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR THE LOWER MAINLAND

BUDGET FAILS TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR THE LOWER MAINLAND Harper chooses provoking an election over helping Canadian families and seniors

March 22nd, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Statement by Peter Julian on International World Water Day / Déclaration de Peter Julian à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’eau

Statement by Peter Julian on International World Water Day Liberals and Conservatives refuse to walk the talk on Canadian water rights

March 21st, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ in support of Bill C-577, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (hearing impairment)

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition signed by 100 residents of the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick. These are individual Canadians who are concerned about the current test for eligibility for the disability tax credit. For hard of hearing Canadians, the threshold for the disability tax credit is very high. Hard of hearing Canadians, if they understand a familiar person in a quiet setting, are ineligible for the disability tax credit.

March 3rd, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ NDP Opposition Motion in the House ~ Representation in Parliament

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Business of Supply Opposition Motion—Representation in Parliament

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise and start off by paying tribute to the member for Hamilton Centre who has brought this motion forward in the House of Commons today. As the NDP critic for democratic reform, he has brought the views of Canadians right to the front and centre of the House of Commons. He deserves the thanks of all members of Parliament and Canadians across the country. We praise him for his work.

February 19th, 2011

IN THE MEDIA ~ ON THE BRIGHT SIDE ~ On Peter's Private Member's Bill on Flag Day

A chat with New Democrat MP Peter Julian about his attempts to make February 15 a statutory national holiday, plus reaction from the street and other MPs

February 18th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on CETA and the auto sector

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, maintenant comme dans toutes les autres domaines, ce gouvernement a un gros problème avec son entente commerciale botchée entre le Canada et l'Europe.

February 18th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate ~ C-42, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

C-42, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, as members know, there were headlines in the media today about hackers from China who were attempting to access the House of Commons' computers. Of course, that is a matter of some real concern, because it would expose confidential information.

February 10th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on the proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les négociations sur l'entente avec l'Europe se font derrière des portes closes. On sait déjà que les conservateurs aiment vendre à rabais les intérêts des Canadiens, et on en voit les résultats. Le bois d'oeuvre? Botché. L'entente avec le Panama, paradis de l'évasion fiscale? Botché. L'accord Buy American? Botché.

February 1st, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ The mounting costs of the Softwood Sellout

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Supplementary Question

Question Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, in 2006 the Conservatives hung out the “mission accomplished” banner after signing the Softwood Lumber Agreement, yet Canada's softwood industry has been under assault ever since. The sell-out has cost Canadians over $125 million in penalties and thousands of jobs--that stopped the clapping. The latest attack has been hundreds of millions of dollars more against B.C. forestry communities.

January 31st, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate on Bill S-6 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and another Act (Serious Time for the Most Serious Crime Act)

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome members back to the session as we start our work here in January.

January 19th, 2011

Campaign to Establish a Department of Peace

To all supporters of the Canadian Department of Peace Initiative (CDPI):

Background Bill Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas, NDP) tabled Bill C-447 (An Act to establish the Department of Peace) in 2009, that calls for the establishment of a department of peace as a full federal government department. Peter is proud to have been among the MPs who seconded Bill Siksay’s Bill C-447.

December 17th, 2010

NEWS ~ Statement by Peter Julian MP on Bill Siksay's Announcement

Bill Siksay and I were first elected to serve in Parliament in the breakthrough election of 2004. From the very beginning of his mandate, I was strongly impressed by Bill's work ethic and discipline, his terrific organizational skills, and his leadership in our community.

December 14th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ SPEECHES ~ Take note debate on Economic negotiations with the European Union / DISCOURS le débat exploratoire sur les Négociations économiques avec l'Union européenne

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

NDP International Trade Critic, Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Chair, I am a little saddened to rise on this debate, though I know this is the first of what will be a debate that may last a year or two in our Parliament and in the European parliament as the negotiations go on.

December 7th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Carole James

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, sadly, Carole James, leader of the B.C. New Democrats, announced her resignation yesterday.

November 29th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ C-49, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the Marine Transportation Security Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am a bit saddened to rise in the House to debate Bill C-49, which has been titled by the government An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the Marine Transportation Security Act. I am saddened, to start off with, because what we are seeing is yet another attempt by the government to centralize powers in the hands of its ministers. The designation that allows the minister to decide who are first class refugees or fifth or sixth class refugees is something that, it is fair to say, received a great deal of opposition right across the country.

November 2nd, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ North Korean Refugees

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to present a petition from several dozen residents of Toronto, Mississauga and Oakville in southern Ontario. These are petitioners who are concerned about the plight of North Korean refugees. We have many people who escaped the despotic regime in North Korea. Despite the widespread human rights violations they managed to make their way to the People's Republic of China and unfortunately, the Chinese government returned some to North Korea to certain torture and often death.

November 2nd, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate ~ Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Copyright Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, on this cold day in the House I just wanted to come back to the hon. member and follow up on some of his comments.

November 2nd, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Fairness for Canada's youth

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the last 20 years of right-wing trade and economic policy has been particularly harmful for Canada's youth. Middle class and poor Canadians have seen rising debt and a fall in real income over the last 20 years. Inequality in Canada has reached the same level as in the 1920s. The consequences have been particularly egregious for our youngest generation.

October 31st, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ MP takes aim at nighttime rail noise

MP takes aim at nighttime rail noise By Theresa Mcmanus, The Record

MP Peter Julian wants the federal government to help Quayside residents get a good night's sleep.

October 29th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Proposed bill welcomed in Thornhill

Proposed bill welcomed in Thornhill By Kim Zarzour, yorkregion.com

A private member’s bill that would control railway noise in residential areas is “fabulous news”, Ward 1 Councillor Valerie Burke said. “It’s really encouraging. We need all the help we can get.”

October 27th, 2010

NEWS ~ JULIAN’S BILL WOULD CONTROL NOISY RAIL ACTIVITIES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS / LE PROJET DE LOI DE M. JULIAN LIMITERAIT LE BRUIT CAUSÉ PAR LES ACTIVITÉS FERROVIAIRES DANS LES ZONES RÉSIDENTIELLES

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Bill C-587. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-587, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (railway noise and vibration control).

October 26th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Resuming Debate ~ Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Denise Savoie): Resuming debate. The hon. member for Burnaby--New Westminster has about 13 and a half minutes left.

October 26th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Bill C-46 (Canada-Panama Free Trade Act)

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the member for Edmonton—Strathcona is by far the strongest MP from Alberta in this House of Commons. She does a tremendous job speaking up for her province.

October 26th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate ~ Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, for many Canadians who are unemployed because of Conservative government's actions, and who are taking a breather from hitting the streets to look for work by watching the House of Commons on CPAC today, what they have seen is a common theme.

October 26th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ North Korean Refugees

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present, on behalf of several hundred residents of the Toronto, North York and Mississauga areas, a petition that calls upon the House of Commons and the Government of Canada to support my Motion No. 383 and vigorously participate in an international effort urging the People's Republic of China to ensure the safe passage of North Korean refugees to South Korea.

October 25th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Canada-European Union Trade Agreement (CETA)

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, after the softwood lumber sell-out, the shipbuilding sellout and other sellouts, the government is now throwing everything on the table in a desperate act to sign the worst possible trade deal with one of the best possible partners, the European Community.

October 25th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate ~ C-14, An Act to amend the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I really enjoyed the speech of the hon. member for Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord. He said the government refuses to do what is necessary to prevent large oil companies from increasing gas prices without valid reasons. Every spring and every fall, around the holiday season, prices go up worldwide, even though we are talking about oil that is already in stock. A few weeks later, it is still oil that was bought at a lower cost, but the price still does not go down for several weeks, or even months.

October 22nd, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ C-46 (Canada-Panama Free Trade Act)

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I listened with great interest to my colleague. We lament the fact that he is no longer the trade critic for the Liberal Party. The one time, since I have been in Parliament, where the Liberal Party did not act as a sock puppet to the Conservative trade deals, regardless of how bad they were, was when he was trade critic. He came back from Colombia and stood with the New Democrats and the Bloc and said no to the Colombia trade deal. That was a proud moment for the Liberal Party. It was the last time that it took any principled position at all on trade and it was under his leadership as trade critic.

October 22nd, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on taxation

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Supplementary Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les conservateurs, dans leur pure tradition de négocier avec des régimes douteux, ont signé une entente de libre-échange avec Panama. Le Panama est parmi les paradis fiscaux les plus secrets au monde et les conservateurs n'ont absolument rien fait pour changer les pratiques d'évasion fiscale. En fait, il n'y a pas un mot dans l'entente pour enrayer l'évasion fiscale, au contraire!

October 21st, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ Bill C-354, An Act to amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights)

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, today I have the honour to present a petition signed by several dozen French-speaking Ottawa and Gatineau residents from both sides of the river. These residents are asking for support for my Bill C-354. They state that since Canadian multinational companies sometimes violate human rights and environmental standards, a legal regime should be established to allow offshore residents to sue these Canadian companies in Canadian courts. That is precisely what Bill C-354 is proposing. These residents of Ottawa and Gatineau consequently urge parliamentarians to support this bill.

October 20th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech-Debate ~ Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, the member for Vancouver East has done a phenomenal job of bringing this forward. Hopefully the bill will receive the support of all four corners of the House.

October 19th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate ~ Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, the problem we are finding with Conservative legislation is that often it is done very rapidly and without due regard to an effective process. The statement has been made in the House that it is often done on the back of a napkin. There may be some good elements in some of the legislation, but that is mitigated by the fact that there is a hasty and sometimes incompetent drafting process in which the government seems to engage.

October 19th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ visa-free travel between Canada and Taiwan

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, coming from Burnaby—New Westminster, the capital of the Taiwanese community in Canada, I am pleased to present a petition that is signed by more than 500 residents of Burnaby, New Westminster, Vancouver, Richmond and other areas of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. They call for visa-free travel between Canada and Taiwan. Over 150,000 visitors from Taiwan come to Canada every year. There are about 15,000 Taiwanese students who attend Canadian schools. There is an undeniable economic advantage of strengthening the ties between Canada and Taiwan.

October 19th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech - Debate ~ Bill C-39, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Madam Speaker, my colleague from Abitibi—Témiscamingue gave a very interesting speech. He talked about the Conservative strategy of making a show of being tough on crime. Their show is costing Canadians dearly. The government is planning to spend billions of dollars on prisons for offenders who have committed unreported crimes, according to the Treasury Board President. It makes absolutely no sense. Even worse, the Conservatives are cutting all the programs that help reduce crime in our society.

October 13th, 2010

CONFERENCE PODCAST ~ Walking the Talk: Human Rights Abroad

Walking the Talk: Human Rights Abroad Canada's Operations Abroad - Community Impacts and the Case for New Legislation

October 5th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ NDP BILL ADVOCATES TAX FAIRNESS FOR HARD OF HEARING / LE PROJET DE LOI DU NDP VISE À L’ÉQUITÉ POUR LES PERSONNES SOUFFRANT DE DÉFICIENCES AUDITIVES

NDP BILL ADVOCATES TAX FAIRNESS FOR HARD OF HEARING

OTTAWA – Today Peter Julian, (Burnaby-New Westminster), tabled Bill C-577 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (hearing impairment) which would increase inclusiveness for people with hearing disabilities by allowing fair access to the Disability Tax Credit.

October 5th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Bill ~ Bill C-577, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (hearing impairment)

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Bill C-577. Introduction and first reading

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-577, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (hearing impairment).

October 5th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Canada's costly settlement of Abitibi-Bowater's NAFTA claim

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, grâce à l'équivalent d'une boîte postale au Delaware, AbitibiBowater utilise le chapitre 11 de l'ALENA pour menacer ce gouvernement qui se soumet au chantage et paye 130 millions de dollars cash. Ces 130 millions de dollars, c'est de quoi éliminer la pauvreté pour le cinquième des aînés au pays. Maintenant, ce gouvernement veut soumettre les provinces au chantage. Il dit qu'à l'avenir, il faudra les faire payer aussi, cash, encore!

September 30th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ NDP BILL WOULD ENSURE FAIRNESS FOR HOME BUYERS / LE PROJET DE LOI DU NPD VISE À LA JUSTICE POUR LES ACHETEURS DES MAISONS

NDP BILL WOULD ENSURE FAIRNESS FOR HOME BUYERS

OTTAWA – Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), today tabled a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons, C-567, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (fairness for home buyers) that would allow home buyers to adjust to inflation the amounts that they are allowed to withdraw from their RRSP’s in order to purchase a home.

September 30th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ cuts to funding to KAIROS

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, comme vous le savez fort bien, le gouvernement a fait des coupes dans le financement de l'organisation Kairos il y a quelques mois. Alors je présente aujourd'hui des pétitions qui sont signées par des douzaines de gens sur l'île de Montréal, dans la région de l'Estrie, Cowansville, Sutton, et Ferndon. Tous ces gens demandent justement, étant donné l'importance de Kairos dans tout le réseau du financement pour le développement international, et étant donné son succès en tant qu'organisation dans le développement des projets qui aident vraiment les gens du tiers monde, par ces pétitions, ces gens demandent au gouvernement de rétablir immédiatement ses relations de financement avec Kairos et de financer ses programmes à l'étranger pour la période allant de 2010 jusqu'à 2013.

September 30th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate ~ C-46 (Canada-Panama Free Trade Act)

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Speaker : Mr. Julian

Context : Questions and Comments

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, j'écoute toujours avec beaucoup d'intérêt les discours de mon collègue. Il a énuméré plusieurs aspects importants, incluant la criminalité. On a un gouvernement conservateur qui prétend toujours vouloir régler les choses avec les criminels, mais voilà qu'il signe une entente de libre-échange avec un gouvernement qui laisse effectivement le blanchiment d'argent se faire au Panama. Cela peut provoquer une augmentation du phénomène au Canada.

September 29th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Questions and Comments ~ C-46 (Canada-Panama Free Trade Act)

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Speaker : Mr. Julian Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, the member for Hamilton Mountain has made a very compelling case in front of this House.

September 28th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ on the census

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Speaker : Mr. Julian Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, I appreciate the speech of the member for Markham—Unionville. Certainly he cited a whole number of groups across the country. He may be aware that the city of Burnaby and the city of New Westminster in my riding have both taken a stand against this gutting of the long form census. That is what it is. That is what the government is attempting to do.

September 27th, 2010

CONFERENCE ~ Walking the Talk: Human Rights Abroad / Joindre le geste à la parole: Les droits de la personne à l'étranger

WALKING THE TALK : HUMAN RIGHTS ABROAD Canada's Operations Abroad - Community Impacts and the Case for New Legislation

September 27th, 2010

“WALKING THE TALK ON HUMAN RIGHTS” CONFERENCE A SUCCESS: JULIAN / JULIAN PROCLAME LE SUCCÈS DE LA CONFÉRENCE « WALKING THE TALK ON HUMAN RIGHTS »

“WALKING THE TALK ON HUMAN RIGHTS” CONFERENCE A SUCCESS: JULIAN

OTTAWA – Today, New Democrat International Trade critic Peter Julian, (Burnaby-New Westminster) called his “Walking the Talk on Human Rights” conference on international violations of human and environmental rights a resounding success.

September 20th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Formal apology will be given by the City of New Westminster to Canadians of Chinese origin

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster):

Tonight in New Westminster a formal apology will be given by the City to the many residents of Chinese origin for racist, exclusionary policies passed several generations ago.

September 20th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Statements ~ Formal apology given to Canadians of Chinese origin

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Member's Statements

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, tonight in New Westminster a formal apology will be given by the city to the many residents of Chinese origin for racist, exclusionary policies passed several generations ago. This apology comes after an extensive consultation process with residents that has taken one year to complete, the first such reconciliation process undertaken by a city in Canada. We hope other cities do the same.

September 20th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ Government must act on CCSVI treatement

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we have had hundreds of MS sufferers outside Parliament today. We are getting thousands and thousands of petitions from across the country. Some of my NDP colleagues have stood in this House just a few moments ago. What all of these MS sufferers and their families are saying, 75,000 strong, is that the government must act on CCSVI treatment.

September 3rd, 2010

NEWS ~ NDP: CONSERVATIVES MUST NOT UNDERMINE THE FIGHT AGAINST MS / NPD : LES CONSERVATEURS NE DOIVENT PAS NUIRE À LA LUTTE CONTRE LA SCLÉROSE EN PLAQUES

Please note: http://peterjulian.ndp.ca/node/997 Link to our ongoing national petition campaign as well as the May 25 letter Peter Julian and his colleague, NDP Health Critic Megan Leslie sent to the Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq. The letter made the case for a comprehensive approach to address the MS crisis. This includes allocating fast-track funding for evidence-based research in Canada, promoting and facilitating greater and broader participation from Canadians living with MS in pilot testing, and helping facilitate immediate pre-screening imaging services to those afflicted with MS.

June 17th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ Presenting petitions ~ the issue of the deportation order of Jose Figueroa

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am tabling today a petition that has been signed by several dozen Canadians from the West from Surrey, Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, but also from Eastern Canada; Toronto, Ottawa and Gatineau, Quebec. All of them are appealing to the Government of Canada to look again at the issue of the deportation order of Jose Figueroa.

June 17th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Statement ~ marking the 25th Anniversary of the tragic Air India bombing of 1985

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, next week will mark the 25th anniversary of the tragic Air India bombing of 1985 that killed 331 innocent men, women and children.

June 11th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ withheld report on Colombia

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, after six months of stonewalling, the NDP forced the release by the current government of a withheld report on Colombia.

June 11th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Report Stage ~ C-2 Canada-Colombia free trade deal

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, there was so little comment done in the minister's speech. The minister is a failed minister with a failed trade strategy.

June 9th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Questions and Comments ~ C-2 Canada-Colombia free trade deal

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, there is absolutely no doubt this is a day of shame and infamy for this Parliament of Canada.

June 7th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ 3rd Reading debate ~ C-2-Canada-Colombia free trade deal

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Debate on C-2

Our report stage amendments endeavour to start tackling these issues: the lack of credibility; the lack of process around this; the fact that the Liberal Party has completely betrayed its past. I think in the past, it is fair to say, under previous leaders, the Liberal Party did have some legitimate connection to human rights. And I think it is fair to say, when we look at the history of the Liberal Party, there were times when the Liberal Party stood up for human rights issues. That is not the case today under the current leader. I believe profoundly that is one of the reasons why the Liberal Party is in such difficulty in the polls. People in this country want to choose between something more than far right to extreme right points of view.

June 1st, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP)

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, as you know, the NDP fought successfully to stop the incredibly misguided attempt by the government to implement the Security and Prosperity Partnership.

May 31st, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech on Bill C-9, the budget implementation act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am proud to speak at report stage on Bill C-9, the budget implementation act. This act may more properly be called the Godzilla act because it is a monster act.

May 25th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Motion ~ Equal access to CCSVI treatement for Canadians with MS / Avis de motion émanant du député ~ Accès au traitement de l'IVCC pour ceux et celles atteints de SP

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Private Members' Notices of Motions

M-535 — May 25, 2010 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take immediate action to: (a) accelerate a greater and broader participation of multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers in pilot testing and treatment programs by providing fast-track funding for surveillance, research and dissemination of findings, including providing urgent prescreening imaging services of MS sufferers; (b) work with the provinces and territories through the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health to obtain advice and evidence-based information about the effectiveness of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency treatment without delay; and (c) take a leading role, on the basis of this evidence, in encouraging the swift adoption of the procedure in territories and provinces.

May 13th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Fairness at the Pumps Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Debate

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise and follow my very talented colleague from Hamilton Mountain to speak on Bill C-14, which should be called the more rip-offs at the pumps act.

May 13th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ S-3 Tax Conventions Implementation Act, 2010

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Madam Speaker, I find the Conservatives' strategy of cramming several bills into one very curious. They did the same thing with Bill C-9. They put all sorts of things in that bill, but of course it was inappropriate and showed a complete lack of respect for Parliament.

May 10th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ Adjournment proceedings - Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, I was going to rise in the House to ask the parliamentary secretary why the government is trying to evoke closure in the Standing Committee on International Trade on discussions around the Canada-Colombia trade deal. Dozens of groups, labour unions, human rights organizations, experts in human rights have all requested to come before the trade committee and the government is moving to close things down immediately without hearing from those groups.

April 28th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Opposition Motion—Investment Canada Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am just amazed at the economic illiteracy of the current Conservative government. It is not surprising. We have a Prime Minister who learned his economics from a textbook. He never had to meet a payroll in his entire career before coming in to the House.

April 27th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Statement ~ Calling for the establishment of a public safety officer compensation benefit

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, today on Parliament Hill, Canada's firefighters are here for the sixteenth consecutive year, asking for a public safety officer compensation fund to take care of their families. Last week, police officers were here doing exactly the same thing.

April 22nd, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Bill C-9- Budget Implementation Bill

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Motions\Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we in the NDP have subtitled this bill the everything but the kitchen sink bill. They have thrown in virtually everything that the Conservatives wanted to get through on their agenda.

April 22nd, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Questions and Comments ~ Keeping Canadians Safe (International Transfer of Offenders) Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, I enjoyed the member's speech.

I found the minister's question a few moments ago disingenuous at best. As we all know the government, not only this government but previous governments, has denied dozens of transfers. That was something that existed under the old act. The current act allows for that and the current act tells the minister what criteria must be given consideration.

April 20th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ Conditions for North Korean refugees in China

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have a petition that is signed by hundreds of residents of Toronto, Richmond Hill and Thornhill, Ontario. All of these Canadians are calling upon the House of Commons and the Government of Canada to support my motion, M-383, and to vigorously participate in an international effort to push the People's Republic of China government to ensure safe passage for North Korean refugees to South Korea.

April 20th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Opposition motion—Representation of Quebec in the House of Commons

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context: Questions and Comments Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, there are two issues here.

April 19th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act ~ Bill C-2

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, given the dirty tricks that happened in the House last Friday, every single Liberal member of Parliament should be standing up this evening and voting against this agreement on that basis alone. The reason why the Conservatives are bringing in dirty tricks is because the public is clearly not on their side.

April 15th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ about the human rights situation in North Korea

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition today that has been signed by hundreds of residents of southern Ontario from Scarborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton right through to London, Ontario. These Canadians are very concerned about the human rights situation in North Korea.

April 15th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Bill C-9, the budget implementation act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Questions and Comments

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, j'ai beaucoup aimé le discours du député. Maintenant, il faut dire que le projet de loi devant la Chambre des communes ne touche effectivement pas aux priorités des vrais gens partout au pays. Comme le député le sait très bien, les conservateurs semblent vouloir donner des milliards de dollars et des dizaines de milliards de dollars aux banques, aux grandes entreprises plutôt que d'investir de l'argent dans les communautés partout au pays. En plus, on voit qu'il veut faire des choses comme diminuer la portée de Postes Canada et prendre d'autres mesures qui n'aident d'aucune façon les communautés canadiennes.

April 14th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate ~ Department of Public Works and Government Services Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, I have to say I like the parliamentary secretary, but his statement is absolute rubbish.

April 13th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Questions and Comments ~ Bill C-9, the budget implementation act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I listened very attentively to the member's speech. There is no doubt that though Liberal members have stood in the House of Commons to criticize this crude omnibus legislation, 12 bills packed into 1, they seem to be supporting it yet again. This has gone on year after year after year. Whatever the Conservative agenda is, Liberals seem to endorse it.

April 1st, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ Canada-Colombia trade deal ~ C-2

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, following up on my colleague from Welland, I too am presenting a few hundred names of petitioners who are concerned about the Canada-Colombia trade deal. It is important to note, particularly for Liberal members, that all of these petitioners come from the riding of Kings—Hants and the region of Wolfville. Those petitioners profoundly disagree with the member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, who has tried to give a rubber stamp to this trade agreement.

March 31st, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ about the treatment of North Korean refugees in China

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition that is signed by many residents, not of Burnaby--New Westminster, but of Toronto, Thornhill, Ontario and throughout southern and southwestern Ontario. These are citizens who are concerned about the plight of refugees from North Korea who have escaped North Korea and gone into China and are being sent back to North Korea routinely, whereas, as you know, Mr. Speaker, there is appalling disregard for their human rights and punishment by the brutal North Korean regime.

March 30th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ about the treatment of North Korean refugees in China

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition on behalf of over 100 residents of the Greater Toronto Area, Etobicoke and Mississauga. These are largely representatives of the Korean community who are concerned about the treatment of North Korean refugees in China. The Chinese government continues to send these refugees from oppression in North Korea back to North Korea when they are found.

March 30th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate ~ Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act - Bill C-2

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I thoroughly enjoyed the speech by the member for Outremont. He certainly understands trade issues and is one of the foremost members in the House on trade issues.

March 29th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Bill C-8, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Bill C-8, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,

March 26th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Canada-Colombia trade deal

40th Parliament, 3rd Session ~ Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, l'accord de libre-échange entre le Canada et la Colombie vise à donner un accès préférentiel aux compagnies afin d'exploiter les ressources naturelles colombiennes. Le problème est que ces ressources sont situées sur les territoires habités par les populations autochtones et afro-colombiennes.

March 26th, 2010

NEWS ~ IN THE HOUSE ~ JULIAN’S MOTION TO ELIMINATE OAS AND GIS TO SERIAL KILLERS

JULIAN’S MOTION TO ELIMINATE OAS AND GIS TO SERIAL KILLERS

OTTAWA – Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), today tabled a Private Member’s motion, M-507 in Parliament that would prohibit pension payments to serial killers.

March 25th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Canada-Colombia trade deal

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Colombian trade deal has taken a sad new twist. Liberals and Conservatives believe they have found a way to fool the public concerned about murders and massacres there. What is it? It is self-monitoring. Unbelievably, the Colombian government gets to grade itself on its human rights record.

March 25th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate at Second Reading of Bill C-2 (formerly C-23), the enabling legislation for the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian: Mr. Speaker, I know the member is sincere in his concerns about the human rights abuses that are ongoing in Colombia. I certainly hope he can make those views known to his caucus and his leader because we are very concerned in this corner about the deal that seems to have been concocted between the Liberals and Conservatives to try to ram this bill through, despite the egregious ongoing and growing human rights violations taking place throughout Colombia.

March 25th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ HST

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, in the last couple of weeks it has been my honour to visit with my constituents of Burnaby—New Westminster at public meetings. There have been hundreds and hundreds of residents out, all concerned about the HST that is being imposed by the federal government. I have in my hand a petition signed by dozens of residents of Burnaby--New Westminister and other areas of the Lower Mainland calling upon the government to rescind the HST. What they say is very clear. The petitioners are saying to the government that they cannot afford the $500 each that would come out of pocket as a result of the HST, that they believe it is an unfair tax shift and at a time when so many families in British Columbia are struggling to pay their bills, they feel it is completely inappropriate for the Conservative government to impose the HST on British Columbians. I table this petition.

March 24th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate at Second Reading of Bill C-2 (formerly C-23), the enabling legislation for the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Speaker : Mr. Peter Julian Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, let me get this straight. The same government that brought forward the brilliant and diabolical kill-a-trade-unionist, pay-a-fine provisions of the current Colombian agreement is now saying that the Colombian government can basically report to itself on its own human rights violations.

March 23rd, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ on the collapse of wild salmon stocks

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am tabling today a petition with hundreds of names from the coast of British Columbia: the Pemberton Valley, Surrey, Burnaby, the Seychelles, the Sunshine Coast, Nanaimo, Gabriola Island and the north end of Vancouver Island. These are all British Columbians who are asking the Government of Canada to move.

March 10th, 2010

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS TABLES NANOTECHNOLOGY BILL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY/ LE NPD DÉPOSE UN PROJET DE LOI SUR LA NANOTECHNOLOGIE ADAPTÉ À LA RÉALITÉ DU 21E SIÈCLE

NEW DEMOCRATS TABLES NANOTECHNOLOGY BILL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Precaution and Protection for Canadians and the Environment

March 9th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ on 2010 Federal Budget

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to follow my colleague for Sault Ste. Marie. He is one of the foremost advocates for our middle class and poor Canadians in this House of Commons. He is a very eloquent speaker. It is an honour to follow him, particularly in light of what this budget means.

March 5th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ HST

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have in my hand a petition that is signed by families in Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia. They are raising concerns about the HST that the federal Conservative government is bringing in. They are saying very clearly that with an additional cost of $500 per individual in British Columbia, for a family of four, an additional cost of $2,000, that this tax shift on ordinary families in British Columbia is simply irresponsible and that this is the worst possible timing for the HST.

March 4th, 2010

NEWS ~ VICTIMS OF RECESSION LOSE OUT, BANKS WIN BIG IN NEW BUDGET

VICTIMS OF RECESSION LOSE OUT, BANKS WIN BIG IN NEW BUDGET

OTTAWA – People who lost their jobs and other victims of this recession are the losers in this budget while banks whose profits just doubled hit the jackpot, said New Democrat Leader Jack Layton.

December 8th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Debate, Questions, Comments on the HST

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Context : Debate

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I appreciate your diplomacy on this. And of course this is probably one of the most despicable episodes in Canadian Parliamentary history. What we have right now is the sorry remnants of the Reform Party that used to believe in popular democracy, that used to believe in consultation, that used to believe in actually consulting the public, allied with the sorry remnants of the Liberal Party that actually used to believe in due process and are ramming through, with closure, a bill that is going to impose on the average family in British Columbia a $2,000 bill. These are families that are struggling economically. These are families that are already finding it very difficult to make ends meet. And the Conservatives, the sorry remnants of the Conservatives ,and the Liberals are allying together to impose closure on all of those Canadians.

December 7th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ Question on the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the finance minister is simply wrong. There is one party that has stood up for ordinary Canadians right across the Canada, and that is the NDP.

December 7th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Questions and Comments ~ on the HST

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the member for Mississauga South called this a charade. He is absolutely right.

December 7th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting Petitions ~ Petitioners calling on the government to conduct a judicial review into Canada's state of aviation safety

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have here petitions that are signed by hundreds of Canadians from every single province in the Confederation, from British Columbia through Ontario, Quebec, the Prairies and right through to Atlantic Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador.

December 7th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ Canada's state of aviation safety

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I have here petitions that are signed by hundreds of Canadians from every province in the Confederation, from British Columbia through Ontario, Quebec, the Prairies and right through to Atlantic Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador.

December 4th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ in opposition to the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

40th Parliament, 2nd SessionHansard Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Madam Speaker, there are perhaps no words more hated in British Columbia right now than the harmonized sales tax.

December 2nd, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ to end their persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, given the government's travel in China right now, it is important to table this petition. It is signed by about 100 members from the communities of Burnaby and Vancouver in the lower mainland of British Columbia.

November 26th, 2009

Julian’s bill toughens penalties for child abuse / Le projet de loi de Peter Julian renforce les sanctions contre la violence faite aux enfants

OTTAWA –New Democrat Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) today tabled Bill C-484, which would increase the penalties for offences related to child pornography.

November 25th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~Presenting petitions ~ push for a judicial inquiry on the Fraser River sockeye salmon

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to present a petition signed by several hundred residents of the B.C. coast, the Lower Mainland, Victoria, Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni right up to Quadra Island and the Sunshine Coast. They join their voices to the thousands upon thousands of British Columbians who have joined the NDP's push for a judicial inquiry on the Fraser River sockeye.

November 19th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Questions, comments, debate and speech on Bill C-57, Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement, 2nd Reading

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

***Context : Questions and Comments*** Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, I listened with interest to the member for Kings—Hants. I always listen to him with interest. Sometimes I agree and sometimes I profoundly disagree. I listened very attentively.

November 19th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ state of national aviation safety

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to present the first in what will be many petitions coming to this House of Commons from several hundred representatives, citizens of southern Ontario, the region of Toronto, eastern Ontario, Orléans, Montreal, Quebec, indeed, right across central Canada. These petitioners will be added to the hundreds and hundreds of names coming in from all over the country.

November 18th, 2009

TAKE ACTION - Make your voice heard in Parliament ~ A Petition to establish an independent Commission of Inquiry on Air Safety, Air Regulations and Standards

A Petition to establish an independent Commission of Inquiry on Air Safety, Air Regulations and Standards Une Pétition pour Instaurer une Commission d’enquête indépendante sur la Sécurité aéronautique, la réglementation et les standards aériens

November 17th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech~Debate at Second Reading of Bill C-23, the enabling legislation for the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, yet again the member for Windsor—Tecumseh has shown why he is the most learned member in this place, as chosen by Maclean's magazine, and I hope that members in the Conservative and Liberal parties, which are willing to throw aside all kinds of principles including the basic principles of human rights and labour rights and social and labour standards to deal with an administration that has ties to both paramilitary thugs and drug gangs, will think twice and give their heads a shake about whether their constituents would actually approve of this kind of link.

November 17th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ no to the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present a list of more than one hundred names of people from the “republic of Madawaska”, from the communities of Saint-Basile, Saint-Joseph, Edmundston, and others in this beautiful region in northwestern New Brunswick. All of these names are in addition to the tens of thousands of Canadians who have already called on Parliament to reject the free trade agreement with Colombia, a country whose regime has blood on its hands.

November 16th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ Presenting Petitions ~ calling on the government to rescind the provisions in Bill C-10 that violate workers’ rights to collective bargaining

40th Parliament 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Immigration referred to gender equality in the new leaflet that the government put out.

November 16th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ Presenting petitions ~ on the wrongful imprisonment of Ethiopian opposition leader, Birtukan Mideksa

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, next month it will be one year that Birtukan Mideksa, the Ethiopian opposition leader, has been wrongfully imprisoned by the Ethiopian junta.

November 16th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ Questions and comments ~ HST

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I listened very attentively to the member's speech, which attacked the Conservative government. However, it seemed to me to be slightly incoherent. I will say why. Just a few days ago, we saw in the byelections that the Liberal vote basically collapsed across the country. In my neighbouring riding of New Westminster—Coquitlam, the Liberals did not even get their deposit back. It is a riding that they used to hold.

November 16th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ on the Economic Recovery Act (Stimulus) Bill C-51, on the HST..

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Madam Speaker, there is not a lot left to say after hearing my colleagues from London—Fanshawe and Timmins—James Bay speak to this issue, but I would like to add a few notes.

November 16th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ in support of Peter's Motion M-384, to rescind provisions in Bill C-10 which violates workers' rights..

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Immigration referred to gender equality in the new leaflet that the government put out. As we well know, the actions of the government have been quite the contrary.

November 5th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement/ Déclaration des députés ~ Qui suis-je?

la 2e session du 40e Parlement

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, qui suis-je? Je veux me faire élire à tout prix dans un comté que je ne connais pas du tout. J'ai été directeur général du département de la privatisation des sociétés d'État et prônait la privatisation de la SAQ. J'ai mis 365 employés du Journal de Montréal en lock-out. J'ai fait perdre 116 millions de dollars au Québec dans le cadre du « plan Paillé ». J'ai dénoncé avec ferveur l'établissement d'une garderie dans ma rue parce que ma qualité de vie était menacée. J'ai participé à la débâcle de la société générale de financement du Québec. J'ai été conseiller pour les conservateurs desquels j'ai empoché beaucoup d'argent. J'ai toujours habité à l'extérieur d'Hochelaga.

November 4th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ Presenting petitions ~ urginng the government to take action to stop the outsourcing of Canadian jobs offshore..

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am tabling a certified petition today that is joined by more than 15,000 Canadians supporting the Telecommunications Workers Union which urges the government to take action to stop the outsourcing of Canadian jobs offshore and to protect good Canadian jobs.

November 4th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ to stop the outsourcing of Canadian jobs offshore and to protect good Canadian jobs

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am tabling a certified petition today that is signed by more than 15,000 Canadians supporting the Telecommunications Workers Union which urges the government to take action to stop the outsourcing of Canadian jobs offshore and to protect good Canadian jobs.

October 30th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on wild salmon crisis

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, a few months ago, the sockeye salmon run in the Fraser River in B.C. collapsed. Ninety per cent of the fish simply disappeared. We saw, under a former Liberal government, the costs of ignoring the initial signs of a fishery collapse. That led to the near extinction of the Atlantic cod.

October 29th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ New Bill Targets Sweatshop Labour

New Bill Targets Sweatshop Labour Goods that fail to meet international labour standards would be put on a prohibited list

October 21st, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ JULIAN INTRODUCES BILL TO END SWEATSHOP LABOUR GOODS / PETER JULIAN PRÉSENTE UN PROJET DE LOI POUR INTERDIRE L’IMPORTATION DES BIENS DE FABRICATION CLANDESTINE

(release in English and in French below)

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Bill C-463. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-463, An Act to prohibit sweatshop labour goods.

October 21st, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ Presenting petitions ~ on the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the arrival of Tamil refugees on our shores in British Columbia gives even more importance to the following petition that is signed by almost 200 residents of the areas of Vancouver and Burnaby, in British Columbia.

October 21st, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ in opposition to the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, the anti-HST petitions are pouring in. This one comes in with about 100 signatures, from residents of Burnaby—New Westminster.

October 19th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ Question on the order paper on the Flathead River region in BC

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Question on the order paper

Q-4662 — October 19, 2009 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — With regard to the Flathead River region: (a) why does the government consider British Columbia resource extraction pollution threats to the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park are an acceptable development risk; (b) why, since 2005, does the Canadian government refuse the United States administration requests for a reference to the International Joint Commission (IJC) on Flathead River concerns; (c) for which transboundary rivers have IJC reference requests been accepted or refused; and (d) by department, what transboundary impacts have been identified in the environmental assessments of proposed resource development in the Flathead River region, including but not limited to, (i) as cumulative effects, (ii) toward water quality and quantity as the IJC described and recommended in its 1988 Report on the Flathead, (iii) on fisheries and habitats, (iv) on migratory and endangered species?

October 7th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ NDP BILL WOULD CREATE LEIF ERIKSON DAY

(Please see below for our press release in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, and French)

October 5th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ In support of Peter's Motion M-384, which would rescind the provisions of Bill C-10 that violate workers' rights

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition in the House signed by dozens of residents of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, from Sooke and Victoria in the south to Courtenay and Comox in the north.

October 5th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Wild salmon crisis

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, Conservatives used to care about the B.C. salmon industry that supports tens of thousands of jobs. With the loss of two million fish in 2004, some B.C. Conservatives actually spoke on the issue, not very well of course, but at least they spoke. That was then, this is now.

October 1st, 2009

NEW DEMOCRATS CELEBRATES VICTORY OVER SPP ~ LE NPD CÉLÈBRE SA VICTOIRE SUR LE PSP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 1, 2009

NEW DEMOCRATS CELEBRATES VICTORY OVER SPP “Continued vigilance is necessary to stop similar attacks on Sovereignty”

September 29th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Response to the Minister of International Trade's statement on International Tribunal ruling on softwood lumber

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) in response to the Minister of International Trade's statement (Minister's statement below) with regards to the international tribunal ruling on September 29, 2009, on the latest softwood lumber dispute.

September 29th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ Peter's Private Member's Bill C-413~adoptive parents and employment insurance

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Madam Speaker, I have a petition signed by several dozen residents of cities in British Columbia: Langley, Abbotsford, New Westminster, Nelson and Vernon. These residents are very supportive of my private member's bill, Bill C-413, which would essentially ensure employment insurance benefits for adoptive parents equal to those given to biological parents. Adoptive parents put in as many hours raising their adoptive children as biological parents do in raising theirs. There has been discrimination against adoptive parents that must be addressed.

September 24th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

(below you will find the additional questions posed that same morning by Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP) on this issue)

September 17th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE~ Presenting petitions ~ Petition for the freedom of Birtukan Mideksa

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Birtukan Mideksa, the Ethiopian opposition leader, was put in prison on December 29, 2008, by the Ethiopian junta. I have dozens of petitioners from the Ethiopian community in the region of Ottawa and 1,800 that were sent in online. They ask the Canadian government to take a very clear position that should force the Ethiopian government to release both Birtukan Mideksa and all other political prisoners in Ethiopia.

September 17th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ JULIAN INTRODUCES MADE IN CANADA PROCUREMENT BILL / PETER JULIAN PRÉSENTE SON PROJET DE LOI SUR L’APPROVISIONNEMENT EN PRODUITS FABRIQUÉS AU CANADA

40 Parliament, 2nd Session Introduction of Private Members' Bills Bill C-435. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-435, An Act to favour Canadian procurements. He said: Mr. Speaker, as we know, we have seen a massive loss of jobs of Canadians over the past 20 years. Good jobs are being replaced by lower minimum wage jobs. We have also seen a reduction in family income over the last 20 years. This is due, in large part, to bad trade policy.

September 16th, 2009

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS SALUTE SACRIFICES BY FIREFIGHTERS / LES NÉO-DÉMOCRATES SALUENT LES SACRIFICES DES POMPIERS

NEW DEMOCRATS SALUTE SACRIFICES BY FIREFIGHTERS Monument good first step but financial help for families is needed, says MP Peter Julian

September 16th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Application for Emergency Debate ~ on the collapse of the sockeye salmon run in British Colombia

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Speaker : Mr. Julian Context : Applications for Emergency Debate

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter requiring urgent consideration, of immediate relevance and concern throughout Canada.

September 15th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech~Debate at Second Reading of Bill C-23, the enabling legislation for the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, it is inconceivable to me that Conservatives would vote for a privileged trade relationship, as the member for Windsor West mentions, with a government that has such an appalling human rights records.

September 14th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech~Debate at Second Reading of Bill C-23, the enabling legislation for the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Stephen Colbert has a word for Republicans in the United States basically making up facts. The word he uses is “truthiness”. What Colbert has said in The Colbert Report is, “Truthiness is just feeling something in the gut rather than doing your due diligence and looking at your facts”. That is what the NDP has actually done. It has looked at the facts and done its due diligence and not relied on truthiness, which is what we have seen from the Conservatives in this debate so far on Canada-Colombia.

September 14th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on the sockeye salmon species on the Pacific Coast

40th Parliament, 1st Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): "Mr. Speaker, nine million sockeye salmon vanished during this summer's migration to the Fraser River. A drop of the same magnitude is the collapse of the Atlantic cod; nothing less than a catastrophe.Yet the minister has evaded responsibility in taking no effective action.

September 12th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ MP wants summit on salmon

Saturday, September 12, 2009 Jennifer Moreau Burnaby Now

Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian is renewing calls for an emergency summit on the millions of missing sockeye in the Fraser River and asking the federal government to step up fish farm regulations.

September 10th, 2009

You, Me and the SPP - Tour launch on Parliament Hill on October 1st 2009 / Coup d’envoi de la tournée sur la Colline Parlementaire le 1er octobre 2009

(message en français ci-dessous..) You, Me and the SPP - Tour launch on Parliament Hill

September 1st, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Air Tory a recipe for disaster

PUBLICATION: The Lethbridge Herald BYLINE: Sulz, Dave

Air Tory a recipe for disaster

Editor,

I agree with your editorial, Fox shouldn't guard henhouse (August 25th). You accurately describe and rightly criticize the Harper government's recent announcement that they are changing regulations so the aviation industry will enforce its own safety standards.

September 1st, 2009

NEWS ~ GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDING VITAL LENNIKOV FILES: MP JULIAN / LE GOUVERNEMENT REFUSE DE COMMUNIQUER DES DOCUMENTS IMPORTANTS CONCERNANT LENNIKOV, SOUTIENT LE DÉPUTÉ JULIAN

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDING VITAL LENNIKOV FILES: MP JULIAN Julian files complaint over withheld CSIS, RCMP & CBSA files

July 10th, 2009

NEWS ~ NDP MOVES TO SAVE CANADIANS’ MONEY WITH AUTO CONSUMERS’ ‘RIGHT-TO-REPAIR’

NDP MOVES TO SAVE CANADIANS’ MONEY WITH AUTO CONSUMERS’ ‘RIGHT-TO-REPAIR’

Burnaby, BC- “Canadian Auto Consumers deserve choice and competition when it comes to repair and maintenance of their vehicles,” declared Brian Masse NDP Industry, Automotive, and Border Critic, at a press conference held at a Burnaby Canadian Tire this morning where he was joined by Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminister) and members of the auto aftermarket industry to advocate for his Private Member’s Bill C-273 to ensure consumers’ “Right to Repair.” The bill passed second reading the in House of Commons on May 13 by a vote of 247 to 18.

June 25th, 2009

NEWS ~ MIKHAIL LENNIKOV WINS BROADENING PARTY SUPPORT / UN NOMBRE CROISSANT DE DÉPUTÉS DE TOUS LES PARTIS DÉFENDENT LA CAUSE DE MIKHAIL LENNIKOV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 25, 2009

MIKHAIL LENNIKOV WINS BROADENING PARTY SUPPORT 35 MPs now co-sign Peter Julian’s letter calling upon the government to halt deportation

June 19th, 2009

NEWS ~ NDP MPs CALL ON HARPER TO STAND UP FOR NORTH KOREAN REFUGEES / ???(NDP) ??? ?? ??? ?? ????? ?? ??? ????

OTTAWA – Peter Julian NDP, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) presented in the House of Commons a motion M-383 calling on the Government of Canada to put pressure on Beijing to ensure the safe passage of North Korean refugees to South Korea. The motion was jointly sponsored by NDP critic on human rights Wayne Marston, MP (Hamilton East--Stoney Creek).

June 18th, 2009

NEWS ~ JULIAN REQUESTS LENNIKOV’s CSIS, RCMP & CBSA FILES

OTTAWA – Peter Julian (Burnaby- New Westminster) has formally requested under the privacy act that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) divulge any information that they have on Mikhail Lennikov.

June 17th, 2009

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRAT BILL WOULD SUPPORT CANADIAN FOOTBALL

NEW DEMOCRAT BILL WOULD SUPPORT CANADIAN FOOTBALL Ottawa – Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) today tabled a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons, Bill C-423, An Act to support Canadian professional football. The Bill acknowledges the unique and long tradition of Canadian professional football and would ensure that Canadian football standards and culture are upheld by preventing foreign leagues from organizing or operating football teams or games within Canada.

June 16th, 2009

NEWS ~ Liberal and Conservatives defeat motion on human rights in Colombia / Libéraux et conservateurs rejettent la motion sur le respect des droits de la personne en Colombie

OTTAWA – Today, a New Democrat Motion calling on the government of Canada to express its concerns to the government of Colombia about the attempts to silence Colombian Senator Jorge Enrique Robledo was voted down by the Liberal and Conservative members of the Standing Committee on International Trade.

June 11th, 2009

NEWS~ Joint letter from The Task Force on renegotiation of NAFTA / lettre de la part du groupe de travail chargé de préparer la renégociation de l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain (ALÉNA)

BACKGROUND

***Thursday March 6 2008*** NEWS: PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM THE THREE NAFTA COUNTRIES ANNOUNCE TASK FORCE ON NAFTA RENEGOTIATION (release in french and in spanish below...)

June 10th, 2009

NEWS ~ ADOPTIVE AND BIOLOGICAL PARENTS SHOULD RECEIVE SAME BENEFITS / LES PARENTS ADOPTIFS DEVRAIENT SE VOIR ACCORDER LES MÊMES AVANTAGES QUE LES PARENTS BIOLOGIQUES

ADOPTIVE AND BIOLOGICAL PARENTS SHOULD RECEIVE SAME BENEFITS

OTTAWA– Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) today introduced a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons, Bill C-413, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Labour Code (extension of benefit period for adoptive parents). The bill would amend the law to give adoptive parent the same number of weeks of leave from work as the biological parent of a new-born child.

June 10th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ Bertukan Mideksa

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today.

June 10th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ Sri Lanka humanitarian crisis

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the second petition I present is regarding the situation in Sri Lanka. It is signed by hundreds of individuals across the country, particularly in southern Ontario.

June 10th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on Canada-Colombia free trade agreement

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, today, the Prime Minister and the leader of the Liberal Party are rolling out the red carpet for a leader who has the worst human rights record in the western hemisphere. In Colombia, dozens of labour activists and human rights advocates are killed each year. Hundreds more simply disappear. Four million poor farmers have been forced off of their resource-rich land.

June 10th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ PM calls on Parliament to pass Colombia free-trade pact

PM calls on Parliament to pass Colombia free-trade pact

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | 4:35 PM ET CBC News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper called on Parliament to pass Canada's free-trade agreement with Colombia, saying Wednesday it would "send a clear message" to Washington and around the world about the risks of protectionism.

June 10th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ PM calls on Parliament to pass Colombia free-trade pact

PM calls on Parliament to pass Colombia free-trade pact

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | 4:35 PM ET CBC News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper called on Parliament to pass Canada's free-trade agreement with Colombia, saying Wednesday it would "send a clear message" to Washington and around the world about the risks of protectionism.

June 2nd, 2009

NEWS~ MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT URGE MINISTERS TO HALT DEPORTATION / DES DÉPUTÉS EXHORTENT LES MINISTRES À SUSPENDRE L’ORDONNANCE D’EXPULSION CONTRE MIKHAIL LENNIKOV

OTTAWA – Today, 23 Members of Parliament co-signed a letter to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney and Minister of Public Safety Peter Van Loan urging them to halt the deportation order of Mikhail Lennikov to Russia.

May 26th, 2009

NEWS ~ JULIAN APPEALS FOR COMPASSION ON EVE OF DEPORTATION

OTTAWA-The Lennikov Family (Mikhail, Irina, and Dmitri) held a press conference with their Member of Parliament, Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) today, to urge the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to halt the deportation of Mikhail Lennikov to Russia.

May 25th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech~Debate at Second Reading of Bill C-23, the enabling legislation for the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, what the minister just said is utter rubbish. The facts are very clear that the murders of human rights advocates and trade unionists have climbed over the last three years in Colombia. The number of disappearances, which are often murders where the bodies are never found, has climbed over the last few years. They are now at record levels of forced displacement.

May 25th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Russian claimant takes plea to stay to Ottawa

PUBLICATION: The Province DATE: 2009.05.25 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: A8 KEYWORDS: POLITICIANS; COUP D'ETAT; POLITICAL PARTIES BYLINE: Lora Grindlay DUPLICATES: The Daily News (Nanaimo), Calgary Herald, The Ottawa Citizen

May 21st, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Motion ~ M-384 ~ A call to stop wage rollbacks and restore pay equity for public service workers

M-384 — May 21, 2009 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately rescind the provisions included in the Budget Implementation Act, 2009, namely those which have allowed wages negotiated under collective agreements to be rolled back, and have changed the provisions of the Act governing pay equity which were consistent with the right to equal pay for equal work. M-384 — 21 mai 2009 — M. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Que, de l’avis de la Chambre, le gouvernement devrait immédiatement abroger les dispositions contenues dans la Loi d’exécution du budget de 2009 qui autorisent la réduction de salaires négociés dans le cadre de conventions collectives et qui modifient les dispositions de la Loi régissant l’équité salariale et qui sont en accord avec le droit à un salaire égal pour un travail égal.

May 15th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ on the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present today. The first is signed by over 100 members of the Tamil community and other concerned Canadians from the Toronto area and the Scarborough area of southern Ontario.

May 15th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ on the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Secondly, Mr. Speaker, on the Canada-Colombia trade deal there are over 200 petitioners. These are from across Canada, from the lower mainland of B.C. right through to Nova Scotia, including Thunder Bay and Newfoundland.

May 15th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ on changes to Immigration Act brought forward by the Harper government

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Finally, Mr. Speaker, I have a third petition regarding the immigration amendments that were brought forward by the Conservative government. This is from petitioners in Burnaby, New Westminster and throughout the lower mainland of British Columbia.

May 6th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ NDP BILL WOULD LET AIR CANADA CREATE JOBS IN VANCOUVER

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Bill C-379. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-379, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act.

April 29th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Peter Julian's latest statement in support of the Lennikov Family

Speaker : Mr. Julian Time : 29/04/2009 14:13:44 Context : Member’s Statements

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise once again today to urge the Minister of Immigration to show compassion and issue ministerial relief to one of my constituents, Mikhail Lennikov who is appealing a deportation order.

April 29th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting Petitions ~ on the issue of the halibut allocation

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition today from over 100 individuals from southern Vancouver Island, communities of Victoria, Saanich, Sidney, Chemainus, Duncan, Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo.

April 29th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on the Order Paper ~ With respect to Canada’s humanitarian, reconstruction and foreign aid to the Palestinian people living in the occupied Palestinian territories

Q-150 — April 29, 2009 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — With respect to Canada’s humanitarian, reconstruction and foreign aid to the Palestinian people living in the occupied Palestinian territories: (a) what is the current status of the $300 million in foreign aid originally pledged in 2006 and re-pledged March 3, 2009 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt; (b) what progress was made on delivering these funds in the interim period between its original pledge and its re-pledge; (c) what are the delivery mechanisms for this aid and what department is responsible for the file; (d) what are the terms of reference for this file, and what are the timelines for delivery; (e) what proportion of these funds have been earmarked for Gaza and what are the proportions for each (i) reconstruction, (ii) humanitarian aid; (f) given the lack of construction materials within Gaza and the constrained flow of material into Gaza, what provisions have been made to ensure reconstruction; (g) what discussions, if any, have taken place with the Government of Israel to ensure protection of Canada’s investment in Gazan infrastructure; (h) what proportion of the $300 million has been earmarked for the operational budget of the Fatah-led Palestinian National Authority (PA), based in Ramallah, West Bank and what aspects of the PA’s budget will benefit from these funds; (i) given the PA’s inability to operate in Gaza, what operational caveats were placed on those portions of the $300 million earmarked for Gaza to ensure delivery; (j) what is the current status of the $4 million announced by the government of Canada on January 7, 2009 for humanitarian aid at the height of Israel’s military operation on Gaza, to be divided between the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinians in the Near East and the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent; (k) what commitments, if any, were made to deliver these funds in a timely manner to the people for whom they were allocated and how did they help alleviate the suffering of civilians under duress as a result of Israel’s bombardment; (l) were these funds delivered (i) if not, why, and what is the current status of the funds, (ii) if so, how, and what were the delivery mechanisms for this aid, the Canadian federal department responsible for the file and the terms of reference for the file; (m) what were, or are expected to be, the concrete outcomes of the funds in terms of medicines, foodstuffs, shelter, water or other material; (n) was the aid delivered, or will it be delivered, through Egypt or Israel; (o) was the aid at any point inhibited by Israel’s restrictions on aid flow during the military operation and, if so, what plans, if any, does the government have to hold public debate on this matter and how will this affect future Canadian aid flow to Gaza; and (p) what other funds have been allocated by the government for Gaza?

April 28th, 2009

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS CLAIM VICTORY ON FUNDING FOR WORLD POLICE AND FIRE GAMES

Julian and Siksay’s fight for fairness for police and firefighters finally pays off

OTTAWA – New Democrat Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and Bill Siksay’s (Burnaby-Douglas) two year battle to properly fund this summer’s Police and Fire Games in Burnaby has ended in victory.

April 22nd, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Bill C-365, An Act to amend the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act (appointment of permanent members).

30th Parliament, 2nd Session Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills Bill C-365. Introduction and first reading

April 21st, 2009

NEWS ~ TIME TO BAN THE NON-ESSENTIAL USE OF PESTICIDES ~ Introduced Private Members’ Bill would create a moratorium in Canada

OTTAWA – Today, New Democrat MPs Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre) and Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) called on the federal government to ban the non-essential use of pesticides. Martin introduced a bill today to amend the Pest Control Products Act to place a moratorium on the cosmetic use of chemical pesticides in homes, gardens and on recreational facilities.

April 8th, 2009

NEWS ~ MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT PETER JULIAN AND BILL SIKSAY BELIEVE TEAM EFFORT HELPED SECURE FUNDING FOR THE 2009 WORLD POLICE AND FIRE GAMES

Burnaby, BC Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) and Bill Siksay (Burnaby-Douglas) welcomed the late decision of the Conservative government to fund the 2009 World Police & Fire Games being held in Burnaby, BC this summer. The funding comes as a result of pressure from firefighters, police officers and games organizers, in addition to strong support from the NDP in the House of Commons. The funding will be similar to the 1.7 million that Quebec received when they previously hosted the WPFG.

April 1st, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ New Democrat Bill ensures corporate accountability for Canadian firms operating abroad

Speaker : Mr. Julian Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Bill C-354. Introduction and first reading Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-354, An Act to amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights). He said: Mr. Speaker, I should note at the outset that this very innovative bill was developed in close cooperation with Nick Milanovich, who is a research professor at the department of law of Carleton University, and Mark Rowlinson, who is the counsel for the United Steelworkers. Mr. Milanovich's daughter Edie and mother Irene are in the galleries today. The bill ensures corporate accountability for Canadian firms operating abroad. It broadens the mandate of the federal court so that it protects foreign citizens against rights violations committed by corporations operating outside of Canada. This act will hold violators accountable for gross human rights abuses, regardless of where they take place, and it would allow law suits in Canada for a host of universal human rights violations. Essentially, this provides legal protection for those in other countries who are the victims of gross human rights violations. It is supported by the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers. I hope that this innovative bill, which replicates what happens in the United States under the Alien Tort Claims Act, will be receiving the support of Parliament. (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

April 1st, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ introduction of Bill C-354, An Act to amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights

**Bill C-354~previously known as Bill C-492 tabled in Parliament on December 10, 2007 by MP Peter Julian**

April 1st, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ PETITIONS ~ A call to stop the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I have pages of additional names of Canadians living in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.

March 31st, 2009

Some of Peter's legislative work

NOTICES OF MOTIONS / AVIS DE MOTIONS

M-1 — November 19, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure eligibility for Old Age Security is based on fair and just criteria that do not treat people differently based on where they come from and remove the ten-year waiting period required for some new Canadians who emigrate to Canada. M-1 — 19 novembre 2008 — M. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Que, de l’avis de la Chambre, le gouvernement devrait faire en sorte que l'admissibilité à la sécurité de la vieillesse se fonde sur des critères justes et équitables, aux termes desquels les gens ne sont pas traités différemment selon leur lieu de provenance, et supprimer la période d'attente de dix ans imposée à certains nouveaux Canadiens qui immigrent au Canada.

March 31st, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Colombia trade deal will increase repression – Latin American workers

In-depth online video news feature offers warning to Canadians about continuing on corporate trade route.

March 28th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds release plan to ban flame-retardant chemical

PUBLICATION: The Leader-Post (Regina) DATE: 2009.03.28 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: B7 DATELINE: OTTAWA BYLINE: Sarah Schmidt Canwest News Service

March 28th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Burnaby MP wants funding for local Games

Burnaby MP wants funding for local Games

Christina Myers Burnaby Now

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Burnaby-New Westminter MP Peter Julian says he's baffled as to why his efforts to get additional federal funding for the 2009 World Police and Fire Games have been met with silence.

March 27th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and Bill C-23

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

“Mr. Speaker, just last week Amnesty International condemned the Colombia authorities for abusing the country's judicial system, “to undermine the legitimate work of human rights defenders”. More than a dozen human rights defenders and 46 trade unionists were killed by paramilitaries in 2008 alone. Double 2007. According to testimony received today at trade committee, thousands of paramilitaries with ties to the government are forcing poor peasants off the land and taking it over with the regime's complicity. More than 1,500 peasants have been massacred so far by the Colombia military as so-called “false positives”; no less than the cold-blooded murder of innocent people. Incredibly, the Conservative government is pressing ahead with a Bush-style free trade agreement with the regime. What is more incredible is that the Leader of the Opposition is supporting this trampling of human rights in the name of powerful corporate interests. The NDP is standing on the side of millions of Canadians who oppose murder, torture and human rights abuses. We oppose the blood that is on this agreement.”

March 27th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Les minières canadiennes ne seront pas inquiétées

PUBLICATION: La Presse DATE: 2009.03.27 SECTION: La Presse Affaires PAGE: LA PRESSE AFFAIRES9 SOURCE: La Presse Canadienne BYLINE: Olivier, Fannie

March 25th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Consumers deserve toxin ingredient labels

Burnaby Now

It seems a fairly simple request: If there's a potentially toxic ingredient in it, put it on the label.

March 25th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Tories refuse to debate World Police Fire Games funding

Tories refuse to debate World Police Fire Games funding By Wanda Chow - Burnaby NewsLeader

Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian tried to get support for 2009 World Police Fire Games funding in the House of Commons Wednesday but was shut down by the ruling Conservatives.

March 25th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Canadian jobs depend on approval of Colombian trade deal: Day

DATE: 2009.03.25 KEYWORDS: AGRICULTURE ECONOMY ENVIRONMENT FORESTRY INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION: Canadian Press Wire WORD COUNT: 428 ________________________________________ Canadian jobs depend on approval of Colombian trade deal: Day ________________________________________ OTTAWA _ International Trade Minister Stockwell Day says the economic crisis makes it imperative that Canada ratify a free trade pact with Colombia.

March 25th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ PETITIONS ~ A call to stop the Canada-Colombia free trade deal

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by several hundred Canadians from the city of Vancouver, the beautiful city of Burnaby and the proud cities of New Westminster, Delta, Richmond and Maple Ridge. In short, it is from Canadians throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

March 23rd, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ PETITIONS ~ A call to stop the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of Canadians from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; Lethbridge, Alberta; Wolfville, Nova Scotia; Stratford, Ontario; and Winnipeg, Manitoba, I am adding dozens of names to the thousands upon thousands of Canadians who have already written to the House asking the Canadian government to not push through with a Canada-Colombia trade agreement until such time as an independent and impartial human rights assessment is done as the first step before there is any further movement.

March 13th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ World Police and Fire Games

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the government's own internal documents show over $1.7 million was given by the federal government to the World Police and Fire Games in Quebec City. Shortly the games will be held in British Columbia, and there is a big gaping hole were the federal funding should be. What disrespect to British Columbia. Not a single Conservative MP from B.C. has raised this issue.

March 12th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ PETITIONS ~ A call to stop the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to present in the House petitions that are filed by hundreds of Canadians from coast to coast to coast, from British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. All of these petitioners call upon the government to halt any discussions with the Government of Colombia around a possible free trade agreement until such time as a human rights assessment that is done independently can fully ascertain the human rights situation in that country.

March 11th, 2009

NEWS: NDP BILL WOULD PROTECT CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO KNOW

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) tabled a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons, which would require all households products sold or imported into Canada containing toxic substances to have clearly marked labels specifying their toxic contents to consumers.

March 11th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ PETITIONS ~ requesting that October 9 be declared Leif Ericson Day in Canada

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition today that is signed by dozens of people from both coasts, from the west coast, Sidney, West Saanich and Saanichton, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and the eastern coast, the province of Nova Scotia.

March 10th, 2009

NEWS: NDP SUCCEEDS IN PUSHING FOR HEARINGS ON 2 4-D PESTICIDES

NDP SUCCEEDS IN PUSHING FOR HEARINGS ON 2 4-D PESTICIDES

OTTAWA – On Tuesday, the International Trade Committee passed a New Democrat motion calling for hearings on a trade dispute over Quebec’s province wide cosmetic pesticide ban. The motion, tabled by New Democrat’s International Trade Critic Peter Julian, will allow the committee to look into the NAFTA Chapter 11 challenge by Dow Agro Sciences against Quebec’s ban of lawn and garden pesticides.

March 4th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Fight to ditch tariff on shipbuilding not over

PUBLICATION: The Chronicle-Herald DATE: 2009.03.04 SECTION: Business PAGE: C5 BYLINE: Tom Peters Business Reporter

March 4th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ PETITIONS ~ A call to stop the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present in the House a petition signed by hundreds of Canadians from major cities across the country, in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and from various cities in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, from Dartmouth to Bathurst to Toronto to Cambridge to Sudbury.

March 3rd, 2009

NEWS: JULIAN LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO FREE ETHOPIAN OPPOSITION LEADER BIRTUKAN MIDEKSA

OTTAWA – Canada must stand up for democracy in Ethiopia and oppose the illegal and unjustified imprisonment of Birtukan Mideksa, a former judge and the leader of the Unity and Justice Opposition Party.

March 3rd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Tariff talks worry shipbuilders; NDP says it will ask government to guard language in international trade deals

PUBLICATION: The Chronicle-Herald DATE: 2009.03.03 SECTION: Business PAGE: C3 BYLINE: Tom Peters Business Reporter

March 1st, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Former KGB agent and family face deportation to Russia; Canadian government denies refugee claim

PUBLICATION: The Province DATE: 2009.03.01 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: A14 ILLUSTRATION: Colour Photo: Nick Procaylo, The Province / From left, sonDmitri, wife Irina and Mikhail Lennikov fear persecution in Russia. ; BYLINE: Lena Sin

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 25th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ PETITIONS ~ A call to adopt my motion to ban PBDEs

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table today in the House a petition signed by over 100 residents of my riding of Burnaby—New Westminster, calling upon Parliament to adopt my motion to ban PBDEs.

February 25th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ MPP wants crackdown on transit violence

PUBLICATION: The Sault Star DATE: 2009.02.25 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: A6 BYLINE: ROMINA MAURINO, THE CANADIAN PRESS DUPLICATES: The London Free Press, The North Bay Nugget

February 12th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Peter Julian renews call to stop the Deportation of the Lennikov family to Russia

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise on behalf of my constituents Mikhail Lennikov, his wife Iriana and his 17 year old son, Dmitri to urge the government to stay their deportation to Russia on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

February 12th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ EDITORIAL: Lots to like about Flag Day

Burnaby Newsleader Feb 12 09 EDITORIAL: Lots to like about Flag Day

MP Peter Julian has the official endorsement of the staff at the NewsLeader.

He gains our vote and support because he brought forward a private member’s bill to make Feb. 15 Flag Day a national holiday. Amen.

February 11th, 2009

NEWS: NDP BILL WOULD PROTECT TRANSIT WORKERS

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Bill C-314. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-314, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transportation workers).

February 11th, 2009

NEWS: NEW DEMOCRAT BILL TO CREATE NATIONAL FLAG DAY HOLIDAY

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Bill C-313. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-313, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Flag Day).

February 11th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Federal government and the management of fish farms

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled this week that the federal government, not the province, has exclusive jurisdiction over the management of salmon farms.

February 11th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement/Déclaration de député ~ Françoise David

40ième Parlement, 2ième session M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le 26 janvier dernier, la radio CJMF à Québec et son animateur Sylvain Bouchard ont lancé une attaque en règle contre le féminisme en se déchaînant contre une féministe québécoise des plus connues, Françoise David, dont le profil est mentionné dans un manuel de cours d'éthique et de culture religieuse.

February 6th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on job losses

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

(Question was put forward in French by Mr. Julian-English translation follows)

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, un quart de million de personnes ont perdu leur emploi en trois mois. Rien qu'en janvier, 129 000 Canadiens, 30 000 au Québec, trois fois plus que dans les prévisions. Le chômage continue à grimper en flèche: 7 p. 100 à Trois-Rivières, 8 p. 100 à Montréal, 8,5 p. 100 au Saguenay, 11 p. 100 à Windsor. Les critères d'admission à l'assurance-emploi sont épouvantables, la moitié de ces gens sont exclus.

February 5th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Peter's speech in response to the Liberal Opposition Day Motion on "Buy America" issue

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madame la Présidente, j'ai écouté avec beaucoup d'intérêt le discours de mon collègue de Sherbrooke. Il m'a laissé un peu perplexe car là, il faut faire un choix entre le commerce équitable — prôné par le NPD — et cette théorie libre-échangiste que la coalition du Parti conservateur et du Parti libéral adopte. Cela fonctionne bien dans les livres d'écoles, mais cela fonctionne moins bien dans la pratique.

February 4th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Emergency Debate on humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Speaker, I wanted to say that to all those Tamil Canadians, the largest diaspora in the world. They are watching us tonight on television. They are watching CPAC and they are present here in the gallery.

February 3rd, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on steel and a "buy Canadian procurement policy"

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, this Prime Minister does not get it when it comes to the real problems facing Canada's steel industry. There is no sectoral strategy for steel and no procurement policy for our own industry. If the government is really concerned about protecting the Canadian steel industry, it should look into the real problem of having sweatshop steel dumped into our market from the Third World.

January 28th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Motion ~ Motion Calling on the Harper Government to Act on the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka

M-273 — January 27, 2009 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately use all diplomatic means to put pressure on the government of Sri Lanka and its military to respect the human rights of the civilian Tamil population, by: (a) ceasing all violence against Tamil civilians, including any detention of civilians in military-camps, extrajudicial killings, and disappearances; (b) immediately lifting the September 2008 ban on United Nations (UN) and international humanitarian organizations from operating in the northern region of the country, in addition to ensuring that these organizations are free from government interference so they may independently supervise both parties of the conflict and respond to the humanitarian crisis; (c) halting all government policies and actions aimed against the Tamil minority of Sri Lanka; and (d) supporting the peace process and efforts of the UN that will invest in infrastructure, education and provide significant support for the Tamil population of Sri Lanka.

December 9th, 2008

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December 5th, 2008

IN THE NEWS ~ Water Export Ban Law -not Tackle NAFTA

5th December 2008 Water Export Ban Law -not Tackle NAFTA EDITOR -EMBASSY Foregin Policy Newsweekly

Water Export Ban Law will not Tackle NAFTA

The government's plan to introduce legislation banning bulk water exports has been met with cautious applause but also a flurry of questions from both sides of the debate on the true benefits of such a law.

November 28th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ on Canada's so-called free trade deal with Colombia

40th Parliament, 1st Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the government's latest ideological push is signing a so-called free trade agreement with Colombia; this, despite very clear directions from the Standing Committee on International Trade, despite major concerns from human rights organizations, despite a compelling case made by labour activists, peasants, farmers, indigenous peoples, churches, journalists and all those working to stop the appalling death toll in Colombia.

June 10th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Bill C-51

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I stand today in opposition to Bill C-51 because it fails to address the fundamental health concerns of Canadians.

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.

May 29th, 2008

NEWS: NDP BILL WOULD REQUIRE LABELS ON HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS CONTAINING TOXIC SUBSTANCES

(le communiqué de presse en français suit...)

OTTAWA – NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) today tabled a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons, Bill C-553, which would require that all products sold or imported into Canada containing toxic substances have clear labels specifying their toxic contents. 

May 8th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ on the NDP's non-confidence motion in the House of Commons on the growing prosperity gap

39th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hard-working member of Parliament for Windsor West.

April 8th, 2008

NEWS: CONSERVATIVES IMMIGRATION CHANGES WRONG : NDP MPS

OTTAWA-The five NDP MPs from Metro Vancouver today condemned the changes to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) contained in Bill C50, the Budget Implementation Act. An NDP motion in opposition to the changes was defeated in the House yesterday when the Liberals yet again voted with the Conservatives.

April 4th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ NAFTA

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, many believe the government interfered in the U.S. primary elections by a deliberate disinformation campaign. NAFTA-gate continues to have serious consequences for Canada's relations with U.S. Democrats.

April 4th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech in the House on Bill S-203

39th Parliament, 2nd Session Speech in the House of Commons ~ April 4, 2008

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I would like to pay tribute to the role that the member for Windsor—Tecumseh played in parliamentary committee.

April 4th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Cruelty to animals

39th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, tragically, animal abuse and cruelty is alive and well in this country. A quick glance at recent news headlines makes the case: A man throws five puppies down an outhouse pit; a cat is cooked to death in a microwave by a group of teens; a cat is strangled and hung for public display; 27 horses are found dead from starvation.

March 31st, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Motion ~ Calling on the government to stop furthering and implementing the SPP

M-477 — April 2, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should stop furthering and implementing the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America with the United States and Mexico and that the government take the appropriate steps to ensure that ongoing discussions and decisions are halted, until a full legislative review and a public debate, which would include consideration of the consequences on Canada’s ability to adopt autonomous and sustainable economic, social and environmental policies take place, followed by a vote in Parliament.

March 31st, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Motion ~ on renegotiating NAFTA to foster fair trade

M-474 — March 31, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the North American Free Trade Agreement must be renegotiated to foster fair trade to benefit all the people of Canada, the United States and Mexico.

February 26th, 2008

NEWS: about Peter Julian’s Private Member’s Bill, Bill C-414 (Child Protection against Advertising Exploitation Act)

On February 26, 2008, the Toronto Board of Health added its voice to the call to ban advertising that targets children by endorsing Peter Julian’s Private Member’s Bill, Bill C-414 (Child Protection against Advertising Exploitation Act).

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.

February 20th, 2008

NEWS: Support Grows for Julian’s Ban on PBDEs – 42 Communities Endorse To Date

Burnaby, BC Nearly four dozen Canadian municipalities from seven Canadian provinces and territories have passed motions of support for Peter Julian’s Motion M-38 for the banning of PBDEs in Canada, and the International Association of Firefighters has added its voice to Julian’s motion.

February 12th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Motion ~ on holding SPP working groups accountable to Parliament

M-452 — February 12, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that Parliament is informed and consulted on the progress of each of the working groups of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America by mandating that each working group file with Parliament a quarterly report to be reviewed by the appropriate standing committee, which should include information on each working group meeting, specific issues discussed, a status report on existing objectives, projects and agendas, including any new additional actions or projects decided on by the working groups, and an account of which stakeholders were consulted.

February 8th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions on the SPP

39th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am happy to present today two groups of petitions signed by hundreds of residents of British Columbia, the Kootenay region and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

February 8th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on the so-called SPP and on Canada-Colombia Free Trade negotiations

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, sellouts and broken promises, that is the Conservative's hallmark on trade. They are selling out Canada's health and safety, our energy, sovereignty plus everything else in the SPP and they refuse to bring any of the discussions here to Parliament.

February 6th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ David Emerson's second anniversary as a conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, a little over two years ago a then Liberal candidate said:

"If they get elected, they are going to begin a massive set of cuts to government programs. I'm going to be the Prime Minister's worst enemy".

January 31st, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petition on funding to the 2009 World Police & Fire Games

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

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to table today in the House of Commons.

January 31st, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions on the SPP

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

Mr. Speaker, the second petition regards the Security and Prosperity Partnership. Petitions are flooding in from right across this country. This particular petition is signed by dozens of residents in southern Ontario who are very concerned about the Conservative government implementing the Liberal agenda around the SPP.

December 11th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Petitions from citizens calling on the government to take action to protect bus drivers and transit operators

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

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition signed by hundreds of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. The petitioners include folks who are family members or neighbours of bus drivers and transit workers and also bus operators and transit workers themselves.

June 1st, 2007

IN THE NEWS ~ Opposition turns to shut off 'water transfer' motion

Opposition turns to shut off 'water transfer' motion

A motion to open NAFTA talks to make sure bulk-water exports are excluded from the deal sparked an acrimonious three-hour debate in the House yesterday, with all three Opposition parties lined up against the Tories.

May 18th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Petitions from Constituents on Falun Gong practitioners, Children with Autism, and the Rights of Refugees

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

Mr. Speaker, today I am presenting three petitions.

The first is from several dozen community members in Burnaby—New Westminster and other locations in the Lower Mainland of B.C. who call on the government to condemn the Chinese government's persecution against Falun Gong practitioners.

September 22nd, 2006

NEWS: NDP wins fight for flight attendants

Delays Conservative attempt to lessen air safety

OTTAWA - Today, NDP Transport Critic Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) applauded the overdue decision of the Conservative government to back off on lessening air safety standards by decreasing the number of flight attendants on Canadian flights.

November 3rd, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on NAFTA

38TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his very interesting comments.

He alluded to the government's lack of rigour. We are well aware that this government has lacked rigour regarding trade issues. That is also the case with Bill S-38. As for NAFTA, we saw the government's reaction or, rather, lack of reaction when President Bush and his administration made a mockery of our dispute settlement mechanism. This important NAFTA component was abused. Moreover, there was no reaction on the part of this government. We have been waiting for the past two months. One telephone call was made and that was it. There has been no action, just a lot of rhetoric.

November 2nd, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on family income drop in Canada

38TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have two comments and two questions coming out of the member's presentation. The first is on prosperity. He mentioned something about the current government having brought prosperity to Canada.

November 2nd, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on the NDP's better balanced budget

38TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, it is hard to respond briefly to a question like that.

Very clearly, the hon. member is referring back to last spring. There were two votes on the budget. The first vote was on $4.6 billion in corporate tax breaks and the Conservative Party chose to maintain the government at that time. We were opposed.

April 18th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement - Anti-Labour and Anti-Employee Practices of Wal-Mart

38TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, recent revelations about the former head of Wal-Mart's U.S. operations have indicated that he used improper methods to finance secret anti-union activities. This is not the first time Wal-Mart has done this.