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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 11th, 2013

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

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

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

September 24th, 2013

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

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

September 9th, 2013

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

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

September 9th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP call Trudeau Harper-light'

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

September 7th, 2013

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

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

August 28th, 2013

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

Janet Bagnall, The Gazette, Montreal.

This story was published July 8, 2013.

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

August 27th, 2013

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

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

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

August 26th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Soutien politique pour des projets énergétiques

Jessica Hume, Agence QMI, Le Journal de Montréal.

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

August 24th, 2013

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

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

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

August 23rd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Retire old tankers, Senate urges

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

August 19th, 2013

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

Michael Lapointe, The Hill Times

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

August 16th, 2013

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

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

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

August 12th, 2013

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

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

August 12th, 2013

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

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

August 10th, 2013

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

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

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

August 9th, 2013

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

Presse Canadienne

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

August 9th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa blasts EU oil sands stance

Oliver seeking independent analysis

Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press, Reuters

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

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

August 6th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Canadians still waiting on oilsands emissions targets

Les Whittington, Toronto Star, News, Page A4.

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

August 3rd, 2013

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

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

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

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

August 3rd, 2013

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

Isabelle Porter, Le Devoir, Actualités, Page A1.

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

August 2nd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper backs $12B pipeline proposal

Les Whittington, Toronto Star, News, A14.

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

August 2nd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Stephen Harper endorses Energy East pipeline proposal

TransCanada going ahead with west-east oil pipeline

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

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

August 2nd, 2013

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

Support strong for project but divisions remain

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

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

August 1st, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Pipeline plan sparks Harper's ambition

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

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

July 29th, 2013

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

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

July 29th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Taking a balanced approach to resource development

Taking a balanced approach to resource development

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

July 15th, 2013

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

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

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil transport debate flares

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

July 8th, 2013

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

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

July 8th, 2013

Oil shipments by rail up dramatically

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

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

July 8th, 2013

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

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

July 8th, 2013

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

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

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

July 7th, 2013

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

Murray Brewster and Benjamin Shingler, Montreal Gazette

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

June 26th, 2013

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

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

Greater oversight needed on parliamentary expenses

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

June 26th, 2013

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

Condamnée pour fraude, Suncor continue de toucher des subventions

Martin Croteau - Ottawa, La Presse

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

June 25th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Senate debate coming to doorstep near you

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

June 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

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 4th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Committee advises against proposed riding

Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun, Page A4.

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

May 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.

April 24th, 2013

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

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

April 20th, 2013

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

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

April 17th, 2013

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

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press

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

April 17th, 2013

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

Consultation publiques de l'ONÉ

le ministre Joe Oliver défend la réforme

La Presse Canadienne

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

April 17th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oliver defends controversial climate-change remarks

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

April 17th, 2013

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

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

RED DEER ADVOCATECOMMENT, Page: A4

Trudeau shifts landscape

TIM HARPER

April 17th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Oliver se défend de minimiser les risques

Oliver se défend de minimiser les risques

Martin Croteau, La Presse, Environnement, Page A17

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

April 16th, 2013

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

Oliver's musings on climate science lead to testy exchange

James Munson, iPolitics

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

March 18th, 2013

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

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

March 11th, 2013

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

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

March 9th, 2013

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

Annie Bergeron-Oliver, iPolitics

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

March 7th, 2013

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

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

March 3rd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Conservatives praise new Keystone assessment

Jessica Hume, Parliamentary Bureau, Correspondent, Sun Media

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

March 1st, 2013

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

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

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

February 25th, 2013

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

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

February 6th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Tories short-sighted on green energy

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

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

February 6th, 2013

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

Federal report confirms government is only prepared to handle smaller spills

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

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

February 4th, 2013

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

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

January 30th, 2013

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

Janaya Fuller Evans, The Province

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

January 21st, 2013

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

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

January 7th, 2013

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

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

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

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

January 3rd, 2013

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

Idle No More could be trouble for PM

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

January 2nd, 2013

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

Too many takeover cooks

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

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

December 24th, 2012

MP gets nod from mag

Julian named runner up in annual contest

December 21st, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ MP gets most knowledge nod

By Theresa McManus, The Record, December 21, 2012

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

December 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ The top seven Parliamentarians of 2012

The hotshots on Parliament Hill

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

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

December 17th, 2012

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

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

Conflicts surrounding Canadian mines 'a serious problem'

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

December 12th, 2012

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

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

James Munson, iPolitics

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

December 10th, 2012

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

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

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

December 10th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen Deal Approved

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

CTV - CTV NEWS

Nexen Deal Approved

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

December 9th, 2012

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

Mines top of mind

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

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa approves Nexen and Progress takeover deals

Ottawa approves Nexen and Progress takeover deals

Gordon Isfeld, Financial Post (Business, Energy)

Corcoran: Rocky road lies ahead for foreign investments in Canada

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

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa approves foreign takeover bids

Ottawa approves foreign takeover bids

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

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

December 8th, 2012

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

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

EVAN SOLOMON (HOST), CBC Radio - The House

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

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Foreign takeovers get green light

Harper government approves Nexen and Progress deals

Stephanie Levitz and Craig Wong, Canadian Press

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

December 8th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Ottawa donne le feu vert

Ottawa donne le feu vert

Le gouvernement approuve aussi la vente de Progress Energy Resources

HUGUETTE YOUNG AGENCE QMI

Le Journal de Montréal (Final) Nouvelles, page 13

December 8th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Le gouvernement Harper approuve deux mégatransactions

Le gouvernement Harper approuve deux mégatransactions

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

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

December 8th, 2012

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

Ottawa to get tough on future deals, PM says

Bruce Campion-Smith Toronto Star, News, Page A6

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

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ OIL SAND DEALS A GO

OIL SAND DEALS A GO

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

December 8th, 2012

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

Canada Clears $15 Billion Chinese Takeover of an Energy Company

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

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

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 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 14th, 2012

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

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

November 9th, 2012

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

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

James Wood. Calgary Herald.

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

November 9th, 2012

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

By Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby NOW

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

November 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ No security review for Nexen deal

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

November 8th, 2012

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

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

LA PRESSE CANADIENNE - LA PRESSE AFFAIRES, Page: LA

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

November 7th, 2012

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

Campbell Clark - OTTAWA, Globe & Mail

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

November 4th, 2012

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

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

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

November 3rd, 2012

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

THE CANADIAN PRESS

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

November 3rd, 2012

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

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

November 3rd, 2012

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

OTTAWA _Canadian Press

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

October 31st, 2012

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

By Chloé Fedio, Postmedia News

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

October 31st, 2012

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

Hélène Buzzetti, Le Devoir, Économie, Page B3

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

October 31st, 2012

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

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

October 30th, 2012

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

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

Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press

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

October 29th, 2012

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

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

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

October 25th, 2012

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

The Canadian Press, VANCOUVERSUN.COM

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

October 23rd, 2012

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

Lauren Krugel, Vancouver Sun.

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

October 22nd, 2012

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

Canada needs an energy strategy for the 21st century

NDP MP Peter Julian

The Hill Times

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

October 22nd, 2012

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

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

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

Chris Plecash, The Hill Times

October 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Opposition left out of Northern Gateway briefing

Opposition left out of Northern Gateway briefing

BJ Siekierski, iPolitics

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

October 12th, 2012

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

The Canadian Press

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

October 12th, 2012

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

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

OTTAWA, Press Canadienne

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

October 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen deal review extended 30 days

THE DAILY GLEANER (FREDERICTON) BUSINESS, Page: D1

RANDALL PALMER and DAVID LJUNGGREN Reuters

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

October 9th, 2012

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

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

October 5th, 2012

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

The Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun

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

October 5th, 2012

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

NDP 'fails' Nexen deal

Jameson Berkow, Financial Post

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

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

October 5th, 2012

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

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

October 5th, 2012

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

DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU

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

October 5th, 2012

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

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

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press

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

October 5th, 2012

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

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

Marie Vastel, Le Devoir, Économie, Page A7

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

October 5th, 2012

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

Nexen: Are we naive or visionary?

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

Tim Harper, Toronto Star

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

October 5th, 2012

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

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

October 5th, 2012

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

NDP says 'no' to Nexen deal

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

October 4th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa must reject Nexen deal:NDP

Yadullah Hussaiin, Financial Press, National Post

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

October 3rd, 2012

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

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

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

October 2nd, 2012

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

September 27th, 2012

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

Harper's Tory MPs divided over abortion

Mark Kennedy and Natalie Stechyson, Vancouver Sun

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

September 25th, 2012

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

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

'Rigorous lens' needed for Nexen deal: Kenney

NDP demands government hold public hearings

September 20th, 2012

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

Tsunami debris not likely radioactive, Ottawa says

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

September 20th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ New party dynamics in question period

New party dynamics in question period

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

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

September 19th, 2012

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

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

September 18th, 2012

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

Tory minister acknowledges plenty of opposition to Nexen takeover

The Canadian Press

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

September 18th, 2012

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

Day 2 in the House: No lessons learned

Colin Horgan, iPolitics

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

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

September 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Opposition issues warning over foreign takeover regulations

Ottawa faces decision on Chinese bid for Nexen Inc.

Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press

THE CHRONICLE-HERALD, BUSINESS, Page: C6

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

September 18th, 2012

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

Press Canadienne

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

September 17th, 2012

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

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

Conservatives ready aggressive attack

Jason Fekete

September 16th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Newfoundland fertile ground for NDP

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

Newfoundland fertile ground for NDP

Greg Locke

September 14th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil sands 'exporting jobs'

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

September 11th, 2012

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

The Canadian Press

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

September 5th, 2012

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

Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press

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

September 5th, 2012

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

Harper cautions PQ government not to revisit 'old battles'

Mike De Souza

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

September 5th, 2012

IN THE MEDIA ~ Opinion: Environmental assessments prevent problems

By Peter Julian, Special to the Vancouver Sun

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

September 4th, 2012

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

Postmedia News September 4, 2012

September 4th, 2012

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

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

September 1st, 2012

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

Hélène Buzzetti Le Devoir 1 septembre 2012 Canada

Photo : La Presse canadienne (photo) Jacques Boissinot

August 22nd, 2012

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

Business plan for Kitimat refinery proposal 'questionable': Julian

By Wanda Chow - Burnaby NewsLeader

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

August 18th, 2012

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

Black's refinery pitch promises jobs, safety

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

August 13th, 2012

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

by Chris Plecash, The Hill Times

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

August 8th, 2012

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

Harper sounds first cautious note on controversial Northern Gateway project

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

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

August 7th, 2012

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

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

August 7th, 2012

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

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

August 6th, 2012

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

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

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

August 4th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper puts deadline on oil pipeline review

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

Harper puts deadline on oil pipeline review

Les Whittington Toronto Star

August 3rd, 2012

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

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

August 1st, 2012

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

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

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

NDP wants public review after SEC alleges insider trading.

July 29th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen sale reviewed

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

Nexen sale reviewed

DAVE DORMER

July 26th, 2012

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

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

July 24th, 2012

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

Election riding re-draw plan not popular in Queensborough

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

July 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper faces energy conundrums

Canadian Press

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

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

July 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Critics slam oil takeover by Chinese

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

July 24th, 2012

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

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

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

July 24th, 2012

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

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

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

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

July 24th, 2012

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

Hugo Fontaine, La Presse

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

July 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen gets friendly with China

Nexen gets friendly with China

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

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

July 23rd, 2012

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

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

CANADA.COM BLOGSBUSINESS

The Canadian Press

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

July 10th, 2012

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

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

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

Peter O'Neil

July 10th, 2012

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

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

July 6th, 2012

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

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

July 3rd, 2012

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

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

June 26th, 2012

IN THE MEDIA ~ Federal minister defends coast guard cuts

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

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

Duplicates: The Victoria Times Colonist

June 12th, 2012

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

Again restricting debate, Tories set stage for final budget votes

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

GLORIA GALLOWAY - The Globe & Mail

June 8th, 2012

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

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

June 7th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Former Tory rips Harper for neglecting environment

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

CANADA.COM BLOGSCONSERVATIVES

Duplicates:

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

Former Tory rips Harper for neglecting environment

June 2nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Alberta's budget backs Mulcair

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

Alberta's budget backs Mulcair

NDP

Peter O'Neil

May 25th, 2012

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

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

The NDP position on the environment

Make the polluter pay

National Post

May 24th, 2012

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

THE GUARDIAN (CHARLOTTETOWN)CANADA, Page: A11

Treasury board head slams Mulcair on energy views

NDP leader under attack for comment about oilsands

Bill Graveland, THE CANADIAN PRESS

May 17th, 2012

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

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

iPolitics

Colin Horgan

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

May 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Flaherty et Mulcair croisent le fer

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

May 12th, 2012

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

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

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

RED DEER ADVOCATEALBERTA, Page: A4

May 10th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP to roast Tony Martin

THE SAULT STAR (FINAL)NEWS, Page: A3

NDP to roast Tony Martin

POLITICS

ELAINE DELLA-MATTIA, THE SAULT STAR

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

April 21st, 2012

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

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

Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun, Online

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

April 17th, 2012

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

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

Cuts at Environment Canada slammed by Burnaby MP, citizens

Kent Spencer, The Province

February 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper heckles Burnaby-New Westminster MP in House of Commons

February 4th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Canadian job market flops

Published | Publié: 2012-02-04Received | Reçu: 2012-02-04 4:07 AM

THE DAILY GLEANER (FREDERICTON)BUSINESS, Page: D8

Canadian job market flops

February 2nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Is Harper backing down from OAS reform?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/is-harper-backing-down-from-oas-reform/article2323691/

(...) Tories hit back

On Wednesday, Harper PMO strategists circulated a memo to supporters accusing the NDP of misleading Canadians. The memo was prompted by finance critic Peter Julian’s aggressive questioning over the OAS controversy.

January 30th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Seniors Angered Over Talk Of Pension Cuts, NDP MP Says

Seniors Angered Over Talk Of Pension Cuts, NDP MP Says

January 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP will shift focus to budget cuts as Parliament resumes

Published | Publié: 2012-01-24Received | Reçu: 2012-01-24 4:14 AM THE DAILY NEWS (NANAIMO) (FINAL)NEWS, Page: A9

January 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds told to scrap their Act

Published | Publié: 2012-01-24Received | Reçu: 2012-01-24 3:54 AM Duplicates:THE WINNIPEG SUN

THE TORONTO SUN (FINAL)NEWS, Page: 18

Feds told to scrap their Act

December 21st, 2011

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ IN THE NEWS Ottawa annonce ses couleurs en santé

Published | Publié: 2011-12-20Received | Reçu: 2011-12-20 5:02 AM LA PRESSEPOLITIQUE, Page: A14

Les provinces en colère

Hugo De Grandpré

December 17th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ RIM Playbook faces uphill battle on Hill

Published | Publié: 2011-10-17Received | Reçu: 2011-12-20 10:55 AM THE CHRONICLE-HERALDBUSINESS, Page: C7

RIM Playbook faces uphill battle on Hill

Most MPs choose, use Apple's iPad

December 17th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Finance committee calls for panel review of complex personal tax system

Published | Publié: 2011-12-16Received | Reçu: 2011-12-17 5:05 AM THE WHITEHORSE STARTRENDS, Page: 34

Finance committee calls for panel review of complex personal tax system

December 16th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Ukrainian group hires investigator to watch former KGB officer taking asylum in church

Published | Publié: 2011-10-15Received | Reçu: 2011-12-16 10:51 AM VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL)WESTCOAST NEWS, Page: A5

Ukrainian group hires investigator to watch former KGB officer taking asylum in church

November 29th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa man charged following Facebook threat against OC Transpo

Published | Publié: 2011-11-28Received | Reçu: 2011-11-28 10:22 PM OTTAWACITIZEN.COMONLINE

Ottawa man charged following Facebook threat against OC Transpo

Zev Singer

November 29th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Kent says 'Kyoto is the past' but refuses to confirm Canada's withdrawal / Ottawa serait sur le point de se retirer du Protocole de Kyoto

Published | Publié: 2011-11-29Received | Reçu: 2011-11-29 5:14 AM THE THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE-JOURNALGENERAL NEWS

Kent says 'Kyoto is the past' but refuses to confirm Canada's withdrawal

November 14th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada looks to Asia as energy market

Published | Publié: 2011-11-14Received | Reçu: 2011-11-14 5:06 AM RED DEER ADVOCATEFRONT, Page: A1,A2

Asian markets important for Canada after recent U.S. decisions

Harper

November 11th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper hits Hawaii for APEC, North American leaders summits

Published | Publié: 2011-11-10Received | Reçu: 2011-11-11 4:37 AM Canadian Press Newswire

Harper hits Hawaii for APEC, North American leaders summits

OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to Hawaii this week hoping that the so-called Aloha APEC summit will mean hello to freer trade with growing Asian economies, even as Canada may be told goodbye when it comes to a tighter trade pact for the region.

November 9th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Critics blast Flaherty over economic update

Critics blast Flaherty over economic update

Published On Tue Nov 8 2011

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1083377--critics-blast-flaherty-over-economic-update?bn=1#.TrpuOkpiKFs.twitter

November 2nd, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Carney backs Greek bailout referendum

Published Ottawa Citizen (FINAL), NEWS, Page: A1 Front. Duplicates: Edmonton Journal, The STARPHOENIX (Saskatoon).

Carney backs Greek bailout referendum

'It's imperative that there is broad democratic support,' says Bank of Canada governor

November 2nd, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ B.C. lobbyists breached code: commissioner

Published | Publié: 2011-11-02Received | Reçu: 2011-11-02 4:50 AM VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL)CANADA & WORLD, Page: B2

November 1st, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ This Magazine piece by Mary Dirmeitis "Bill C-323: A tough on crime idea we actually like"

Here is a link to the piece: http://this.org/blog/2011/11/01/corporate-accountability-bill-c-323/

In reference to Bill C-323: http://peterjulian.ndp.ca/post/c-323-the-intl-protection-promotion-of-human-rights-act-loi-de-promotion-et-de-protection-des-droits-de-la-personn

October 31st, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Firefighters pushing for change

Firefighters pushing for change

Lobbying Public safety officials in Canada feel they lag behind in line-of-duty benefits

Adam Huras, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal~City, Page: C1

October 11th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Broken promises hurt Hamilton ~ Impotent government weakened steel town

Broken promises hurt Hamilton

Impotent government weakened steel town

Tim Harper

A grim anniversary passed unmarked last week in a once-proud steel town.

October 4th, 2011

IN THE MEDIA ~ The Hill Times ~ Canada falling behind global competitors when it comes to innovation

Canada falling behind global competitors when it comes to innovation

As the government looks to spur productivity through tax credits, opponents say it's time to invest in key drivers of innovation.

October 3rd, 2011

IN THE MEDIA ~ Op-Ed ~ Hill Times ~ Canada needs policies to drive 21st century economy

Canada needs policies to drive 21st century economy

We ignore the alarm bells at our peril. While most of the world’s innovating nations are increasing resources for R&D, total financial resources in Canada have actually decreased.

July 27th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Drivers being ripped off by faulty gas pumps: NDP

Drivers being ripped off by faulty gas pumps: NDP

THE THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE-JOURNALGENERAL NEWS -

BURNABY, B.C. - The NDP says Canadians are being gouged by faulty gas pumps that overstate the amount of gas drivers are getting and overcharge them.

July 25th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP pushes strategy session to mid-September in Québec City, as party juices up for fall session

NDP pushes strategy session to mid-September in Québec City, as party juices up for fall session

July 12th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Provinces spar over shipbuilding booty

VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL), CANADA & WORLD, Page: B2

Provinces spar over shipbuilding booty Mega contracts would mean jobs, industrial benefits for lucky MPs' ridings Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun

July 11th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada needs clear cyberspace censorship policy, watchdog says

Nicki Thomas, Staff Reporter http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1022745--canada-needs-clear-cyberspace-censorship-policy-watchdog-says#.ThsjhvuakVo.twitter

Government representatives looked on as a Canadian company celebrated its collaboration with a Middle Eastern telecom last month, a scene that critics say demands an explanation.

July 7th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Industry Minister asks officials to review Nortel patent auction / Le ministre Paradis demande un examen de la vente des brevets de Nortel

TORONTO STAR (ONT) BUSINESS, Page: B1 Patents sale faces a new hurdle Federal review could require Nortel demonstrate its $4.5B asset sell-off is of 'net benefit' to Canada Michael Lewis Toronto Star

June 30th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Merger of TMX and London exchange fails to get shareholder support

Mary Gazze THE CANADIAN PRESS - TORONTO The operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange is now considering a hostile takeover bid after the Toronto and London exchanges killed their proposed $3.7-billion friendly merger Wednesday because there wasn't enough shareholder support to go ahead. http://ipolitics.ca/2011/06/29/tmx-looks-at-maple-offer-after-shareholders-nix-merger-with-london/ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, A11, 2011/06/30 Wiremanager

June 29th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada Opposition Party Says LSE-TMX Tie-Up Not In Public Interest

*** http://ipolitics.ca/2011/06/29/ndp-calls-for-public-consultation-on-foreign-takeover-of-tmx-group/ NDP calls for public consultation on foreign ‘takeover’ of TMX Group

Posted on Wed, Jun 29, 2011, 12:28 pm by Canadian Press

June 2nd, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ New Democrats aim to rebuild the party's western support

Major increase in representation in Quebec has not turned the party away from its western roots, party's new deputy caucus chair says

May 26th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ Peter Julian gets promotion in Jack Layton's shadow cabinet

By Grant Granger - Burnaby NewsLeader Updated: May 26, 2011 4:29 PM

New Westminster-Burnaby MP Peter Julian has received a promotion.

Federal New Democrat Party leader Jack Layton has named Julian as industry critic in the official Opposition's shadow cabinet as well as deputy national caucus chair. Julian will also be a member of the NDP's priority and planning committee which mirrors the majority Conservative party's inner cabinet structure.

April 13th, 2011

STEPHEN HARPER DOESN'T WANT YOU TO VOTE

If you’re poor, young, disadvantaged, or progressive, Stephen Harper doesn’t want you to vote.

In the maelstrom of Big Corporate Media coverage on the 2011 federal election one key element is missing: the impact of 20 years of right-wing trade and economic policies from first the Liberals and now the Conservative party.

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 18th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ As sockeye stocks collapsed, researchers were pressed to help MPs explain the catastrophe in their own words, commission told

FISHERIES From salmon scientists to speechwriters As sockeye stocks collapsed, researchers were pressed to help MPs explain the catastrophe in their own words, commission told MARK HUME GLOBE AND MAIL (METRO) BRITISH COLUMBIA N, Page: S1

March 13th, 2011

NEWS ~ New laws aren't needed, just tougher sentencing

THE EDMONTON SUN (FINAL) EDITORIAL/OPINION, Page: 16 New laws aren't needed, just tougher sentencing MINDELLE JACOBS

Using rare-but-terrible cases of crime to drive legislation may be popular with the public and politicians but it doesn't mean it's the best approach.

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 11th, 2011

IN THE MEDIA ~ Free-trade deal with EU may hinge on how Canada handles oilsands and sealing issues

THE DAILY NEWS (NANAIMO) (FINAL) NATION & WORLD, Page: A10

Europe seeks conditions on trade Free-trade deal with EU may hinge on how Canada handles oilsands and sealing issues

December 16th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Is EU trade prize worth a few changes?

Is EU trade prize worth a few changes? John Ivison, National Post

The European Union has long been a boogeyman for nationalists everywhere. "Nutty EU officials" have been blamed in the U.K. by the tabloid press for banning everything from straight bananas to barmaids' cleavage (an attempt to cut over-exposure to the sun by the EU prompted The Sun newspaper to launch a "Save Our Jugs" campaign).

December 14th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Olympic security bill tops $850 M

Olympic security bill tops $850 M

Tobi Cohen, Postmedia News

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

December 11th, 2010

IN THE MEDIA ~ IN THE RIDING with CPAC's On the Bright Side

IN THE RIDING "On the Bright Side" spend time with New Democrat MP Peter Julian in his Burnaby-New Westminster riding, learning about his desire to reduce urban noise pollution and his interest in global affairs.

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 6th, 2010

IN THE MEDIA ~ Panama a 'tax haven': Opposition

October 6, 2010 - http://embassymag.ca/page/printpage/panama-10-06-2010

Panama a 'tax haven': Opposition By Carl Meyer

With the Canada-Colombia free trade deal now in force, many felt the government could expect relative quiet when it comes to other, less controversial trade pacts. Yet the proposed free trade agreement with Panama has some opposition members suggesting the government is again making deals with the devil, potentially setting the stage for another drawn-out battle.

September 30th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Private member's bill would increase allowable RRSP withdrawal

Private member's bill would increase allowable RRSP withdrawal

By Janaya Fuller-Evans, Burnaby Now September 30, 2010

Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian has tabled a private member's bill to adjust the amount home buyers could withdraw from their RRSPs for the purchase.

September 20th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP MP responds to Scott Brison

NDP MP responds to Scott Brison Peter Julian, National Post

Re: Partners In Human Rights, Scott Brison, Sept 13.

Colombia's present regime is renowned for its corruption, its brutal secret police and its links to military and paramilitary violence. Colombia has the highest rate of killings of trade unionists in the world and the widespread killings include teachers and community leaders. Rampant sexual abuse of women by the government's secret police, military and paramilitary forces has also been reported by human rights organizations.

September 14th, 2010

IN THE NEWS / DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ Le NDP exige des audiences parlementaires

LE DROIT ACTUALITÉS, Page: 15

Le NDP exige des audiences parlementaires Gaboury, Paul

Après sa comparution sur les fermetures d'usine à Gatineau et Dolbeau, AbitibiBowater pourrait être appelé de nouveau devant un comité parlementaire pour éclaircir le règlement intervenu avec le gouvernement fédéral, qui a accepté lui de verser 130 millions$ pour régler une dispute liée à une expropriation de certaines de ses installations à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

September 11th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP blasts AbitibiBowater settlement

THE TELEGRAM (ST. JOHN'S) BUSINESS, Page: C1

NDP blasts AbitibiBowater settlement

The federal New Democratic Party wants a hearing into the Conservative government's $130-million settlement with Abitibi Bowater.

June 7th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ Forgery. Murder. Deception. The Canada-Colombia free trade agreement

Forgery. Murder. Deception. The Canada-Colombia free trade agreement Published on rabble.ca (http://www.rabble.ca)

The Canada-Colombia free trade agreement currently before the House of Commons Trade Committee has all of the elements of a fast-paced action novel.

May 22nd, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Local MP says audit of expenses is welcomed

Local MP says audit of expenses is welcomed By Alfie Lau, The Royal City Record

Joking that he has no moat-cleaning expenses to hide, Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian said he has no problem with auditor general Sheila Fraser looking into the expense accounts of Canada's MPs.

May 22nd, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Opening up the books is always a good idea

Opening up the books is always a good idea OUR VIEW ~ Burnaby Now

Kudos to Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian for welcoming Auditor General Sheila Fraser's request to open up the expense account books for all MPs.

May 15th, 2010

IN THE MEDIA ~ on disclosure of MPs' expenses..

Vancouver East MP says audit of MP's expenses would be redundant By Lena Sin, The Province

May 10th, 2010

IN THE MEDIA ~ Trost touts Colombia trade deal -Free trade agreement would serve to benefit both countries: MP says

THE STARPHOENIX (SASKATOON) (FINAL) NEWS, Page: A1 / FRONT Duplicate: Regina Leader-Post

Trost touts Colombia trade deal -Free trade agreement would serve to benefit both countries: MP says Jeremy Warren, The StarPhoenix

May 5th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Quayside group files formal complaint over train noise

Quayside group files formal complaint over train noise By Andrew Fleming - New Westminster News Leader

April 22nd, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Colombian gold ~ Who’s really mining the big bucks in trade deal with rights-challenged regime?

News Colombian gold Who’s really mining the big bucks in trade deal with rights-challenged regime? By Andrew Cash, NOW Magazine

April 17th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Letter to the Editor

In the Burnaby Now, Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dear Editor: Re: Reality check on prorogation, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, April 10

In Mr. Paul Forseth's attempt at a rebuke of MP Peter Julian's recent mailout, he neglects to mention that Mr. Stephen Harper's "routine" prorogation flushed all of his "important" crime legislation down the toilet.

April 5th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Long road from Iraq finally ends happily

Long road from Iraq finally ends happily AT HOME, CHIP MARTIN THE LONDON FREE PRESS (FINAL), A3, 2010/04/05

April 4th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Is Colombia free enough for free trade with Canada?

Is Colombia free enough for free trade with Canada? Human rights critics are sounding alarms over a trade agreement with Colombia now snaking through the Commons – with good reason, reports the Star 's former Latin America bureau chief

March 11th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada-Colombia Free Trade: 'Doing business with murderers.'

Canada-Colombia Free Trade: 'Doing business with murderers.'

Juliet O'Neill, Canada.com Canwest News Service bureau blog (http://bit.ly/bwIxrd) http://communities.canada.com/SHAREIT/blogs/politics/archive/2010/03/10/canada-colombia-free-trade-doing-business-with-murderers.aspx

March 10th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ MP refuses to join flight for cost concern

THE OTTAWA SUN NEWS, Page: A11 DUP: THE NORTH BAY NUGGET, THE WINNIPEG SUN, THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD, THE BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER, THE BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR, THE CHATHAM DAILY NEWS, THE SAULT STAR, THE TORONTO SUN, THE LONDON FREE PRESS , THE CALGARY SUN , THE EDMONTON SUN

March 10th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Done right, EU trade deal offers huge opportunities

Done right, EU trade deal offers huge opportunities By Peter Julian

Op-ed appeared in Embassy Newspaper "Canada's Foreign Policy Newsweekly"

When the federal government announced this year that it would negotiate a treaty agreement with the European Union, we welcomed this initiative.

February 23rd, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper folds again, this time on 'Buy American'

http://www.rabble.ca/news/2010/02/harper-folds-again-time-buy-american

RABBLE NEWS Harper folds again, this time on 'Buy American' By Peter Julian | February 23, 2010

February 22nd, 2010

IN THE MEDIA ~ Facebook group urges tough new penalties for those who assault transit drivers

THE TORONTO SUN (FINAL) DUPLICATE: EDMONTON SUN NEWS, Page: 4

TTC workers ready to hit back Facebook group urges tough new penalties for those who assault transit drivers IAN ROBERTSON, TORONTO SUN

February 5th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Deal expected to end 'Buy America' rancour

KATHLEEN HARRIS, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU CHIEF Winnipeg Sun, Ottawa Sun, London Free Press

A year-long battle over the contentious "Buy American" policy is expected to end Friday with news of a deal to end the protectionist measures against Canada.

January 22nd, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Visa approval gives Burnaby leukemia patient new hope

Visa approval gives Burnaby leukemia patient new hope Man's sister cleared to travel to Canada for stem-cell transplant, after initially being told her application was rejected

January 19th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Burnaby man with leukemia needs transplant to survive

Stem cell donor from Pakistan can’t help brother Burnaby man with leukemia needs transplant to survive

January 15th, 2010

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

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

January 6th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Suspending Parliament 'deplorable': Julian

Suspending Parliament 'deplorable': Julian But Prime Minister's Office says move was 'routine'

Christina Myers Burnaby Now

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

A local MP says he won't be taking a "holiday" from his duties despite the unexpected shutdown of Parliament for more than two months.

December 21st, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Former KGB agent in Vancouver wants feds to reconsider deportation

PUBLICATION: The Hamilton Spectator, Times & Transcript (Moncton), The Daily News (Truro) PAGE: A10 DATE: 2009.12.19 SECTION: Canada/World SOURCE: The Canadian Press ________________________________________ New documents released in case of ex-KGB agent ________________________________________ A former KGB agent who has taken sanctuary in a Vancouver church to avoid deportation says the federal government should reconsider his case in light of newly released documents.

December 9th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Give it a transit pass Silly snap protections for drivers would set untenable double standard

The Edmonton Sun SECTION: Editorial/Opinion MINDELLE JACOBS

The horrifying attack on an Edmonton bus driver has ratcheted up the campaign to recognize transit workers in the Criminal Code and impose particularly harsh sentences when they're victimized.

December 9th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Mexican authorities shut down Blackfire mine Officials cite environmental infractions for temporary closing of barite operation

Mexican authorities shut down Blackfire mine Officials cite environmental infractions for temporary closing of barite operation; deny action has any connection to slaying of activist

December 5th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Beaten bus driver has eye surgery, Union hopes incident boosts support for new crime bill

EDMONTON JOURNAL (FINAL) NEWS, Page: A1

Beaten bus driver has eye surgery Union hopes incident boosts support for new crime bill

Laura Drake, Edmonton Journal

The Edmonton bus driver who was savagely attacked Thursday morning was identified Friday as 58-year-old Tom Bregg of St. Albert.

November 28th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ L'"ESPION" QUI VIT DANS UNE ÉGLISE

LA PRESSE ACTUALITÉS, Page: A2 / FRONT

L'"ESPION" QUI VIT DANS UNE ÉGLISE Marissal, Vincent

Un ex-agent du KGB, Mikhail Lennikov, est réfugié dans une église de Vancouver depuis sixmois pour éviter l'expulsion. Notre journaliste l'a rencontré.

November 18th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Plenty of questions to answer in fish inquiry

Burnaby Now Section: Opinion

Plenty of questions to answer in fish inquiry

Finally a Canadian prime minister is doing what none of his predecessors had the guts to do: Ask why Fraser River sockeye are going the way of the Atlantic cod.

November 6th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Les couteaux volent bas entre le NPD et le Bloc

Les couteaux volent bas entre le NPD et le Bloc Bellavance, Joël-Denis

LA PRESSE ~ POLITIQUE, Page: A14

Le Bloc québécois et le NPD se livrent une dure bataille dans Hochelaga en prévision de l'élection partielle qui aura lieu lundi dans ce bastion bloquiste depuis 1993.

November 6th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Judicial Inquiry to look into B.C. salmon fishery

Federal inquiry into B.C. salmon loss David Akin, Canwest News Service

EDMONTON JOURNAL (FINAL) NEWS, Page: A5 DUPLICATES: THE JOURNAL-PIONEER (SUMMERSIDE), NEW BRUNSWICK TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL, THE DAILY NEWS (NANAIMO) (FINAL), CALGARY HERALD (FINAL), THE STARPHOENIX (SASKATOON) (FINAL), TIMES COLONIST (VICTORIA) (FINAL)

November 4th, 2009

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

The Georgia Straight Commentary | Olympics

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

The Name of the Games By Peter Julian

November 2nd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP Is Right to Call for Sockeye Inquiry

NDP Is Right to Call for Sockeye Inquiry The catastrophe doesn't seem to concern Tories, Grits. In fact, they don't want to know. By Rafe Mair, Today, TheTyee.ca

October 29th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper's Colombia cover-up

Harper's Colombia cover-up How the PM betrayed his own MPs to sign trade deal with unionist-murdering regime By Andrew Cash http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=171984

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 NEWS ~ MP puts sights on sweatshop labour

Burnaby Now Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A local MP is throwing his efforts into battling sweatshop labour. Earlier today, Burnaby-New Westminster, MP Peter Julian, who is the international trade critic for the NDP, tabled a bill titled Act to Prohibit Sweatshop Labour Goods.

October 14th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Julian says 'crisis' needs better response; Local MP says DFO not taking problem seriously

Julian says 'crisis' needs better response; Local MP says DFO not taking problem seriously The Record (New Westminster) Wed Oct 14 2009 Section: News Byline: Jennifer Moreau

October 1st, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ on softwood lumber

PUBLICATION: The Telegram (St. John's) SOURCE: The Canadian Press BYLINE: Joan Bryden DUPLICATES: Prince George Citizen

September 30th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Minister attacked over lumber dispute; Days says provinces to get $68M in fines levied against Canada

PUBLICATION: The Telegram (St. John's) SECTION: Business PUBLICATION: The Telegram (St. John's) SOURCE: The Canadian Press DUPLICATES: The Daily Gleaner (Fredericton), New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal

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 2nd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Release evidence, Russian tells feds; Delays linked to lack of evidence, ex-KGB employee charges

PUBLICATION: The Province DATE: 2009.09.02 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: A11 ILLUSTRATION: Colour Photo: Reuters / Mikhail Lennikov reads over hisdeportation case yesterday while sitting in the First Lutheran Church in Vancouver, where he sought sanctuary. ; BYLINE: Lora Grindlay -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Release evidence, Russian tells feds; Delays linked to lack of evidence, ex-KGB employee charges -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A lack of documented evidence proving Mikhail Lennikov is a security risk is behind the federal government's stalling on releasing their files on him, says Burnaby MP Peter Julian.

September 2nd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Mysterious disappearance of millions of sockeye salmon in Western Canada / Mystérieuse disparition de millions de saumons rouges dans l'ouest du Canada

(below is a translation into English of this article)

Le Monde Anne Pélouas SECTION: Environnement & Sciences _______________________________________ Mystérieuse disparition de millions de saumons rouges dans l'ouest du Canada ________________________________________ Près de neuf millions de saumons rouges, ou saumons sockeye, auraient disparu lors de leur migration d'été, selon le ministère canadien des pêches et des océans. Depuis leur publication, mi-août, le débat fait rage sur les causes de cette disparition aux conséquences dramatiques pour l'économie et l'environnement.

September 1st, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Ex KGB agent wants access to personal files to bolster case to stay in Canada (KGB-Deportation)

Ex KGB agent wants access to personal files to bolster case to stay in Canada (KGB-Deportation) By Steve Mertl Source: CP (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

August 19th, 2009

IN THE NEWS~ MPs should disclose all their expenses to taxpayers

PUBLICATION: Vancouver Sun DATE: 2009.08.19 SECTION: Editorial PAGE: A10

MPs should disclose all their expenses to taxpayers

In May, Sukh Dhaliwal, the Liberal member of Parliament for Newton-North Delta, paid $6,296.89 to fly to Leipzig, Germany to attend the International Transport Forum. An economy return ticket on Lufthansa costs less than $1,300 but politicians don't fly like you do. They travel first class on your dime. It's worth noting that Transport Minister John Baird was already representing Canada at the event.

July 8th, 2009

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

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

June 26th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ 13 federal MPs add support to Mikhail Lennikov

http://www.bclocalnews.com/greater_vancouver/burnabynewsleader/news/49123587.html 13 federal MPs add support to Mikhail Lennikov

Mikhail Lennikov (left) is currently in sanctuary in a Vancouver church.

June 17th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Legislators renew call to renegotiate NAFTA within a framework of sustainable development - a fair trade model

Legislators renew call for a "fair" NAFTA By Amelia Bellamy-Royds for The Tyee June 16, 2009 08:31 pm

June 11th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Colombia corporate trade push meets Canadian citizen resistance

"Uribe stonewalls on tough questions from Bloc and NDP", by Ish Theilheimer

http://www.harperindex.ca/ViewArticle.cfm?Ref=00226

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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 TV NEWS ~ On Canada-Colombia free trade agreement

On Don Newman's Politics ~ Please click on link below for panel discussion with NDP Trade Critic, Peter Julian and Liberal Trade Critic, Scott Brisson.

June 4th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Stalled but not dead: Update on the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Stalled but not dead: Update on the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement by Justin Podur. Justin Podur is a writer and editor for ZNet (www.zmag.org), part of Z Communications, an alternative media organization dedicated to political analysis and support for movements for social change

June 3rd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Facing deportation, Russian takes refuge in church

PUBLICATION: GLOBE AND MAIL IDN: 091540136 DATE: 2009.06.03 PAGE: A9 (ILLUS) BYLINE: JANE ARMSTRONG SECTION: National News EDITION: Metro

June 2nd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Judge rejects Russian's bid to stop deportation With expulsion set for tomorrow, only Ottawa can step in to help former KGB officer after years-long efforts to stay

PUBLICATION: GLOBE AND MAIL IDN: 091530148 DATE: 2009.06.02 PAGE: A10 (ILLUS) BYLINE: JANE ARMSTRONG SECTION: National News EDITION: Metro

May 28th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Colombia deal halted - for now - as Canadians rally against it

Colombia deal halted - for now - as Canadians rally against it

Human rights situation in Colombia "is truly alarming today" - daughter of murdered trade unionist.

May 27th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Lennikovs plead case in Ottawa

Lennikovs plead case in Ottawa Burnaby Now Wed 27 May 2009 Page: 5 Section: News Byline: Jennifer Moreau Source: Burnaby Now

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 26th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Lennikov's fate rests with court after plea rejected

PUBLICATION: The Province DATE: 2009.05.26 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: A13 BYLINE: Damian Inwood

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 5th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Probation for attack unjust, bus drivers say; Woman one of 52 drivers assaulted in past year

PUBLICATION: Vancouver Sun SECTION: News PAGE: A1 / FRONT BYLINE: Kelly Sinoski ________________________________________ Probation for attack unjust, bus drivers say; Woman one of 52 drivers assaulted in past year ________________________________________ TransLink is calling for stiffer penalties for people who assault bus drivers after a man who repeatedly punched a transit driver in the head was sentenced to just two years' probation.

April 29th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Julian makes Lennikov family's case in Ottawa

Julian makes Lennikov family's case in Ottawa MetroValley Newspaper Group Wed 29 Apr 2009 Page: 13 Section: Burnaby Newsleader - News

April 23rd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Self-checks by airlines compromise safety: pilots; Canada not meeting international standards, critics say

PUBLICATION: Edmonton Journal DATE: 2009.04.23 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: A5 KEYWORDS: AIRLINES; AVIATION DATELINE: OTTAWA BYLINE: Sarah Schmidt DUPLICATES: Regina Leader-Post, Ottawa Citizen,

April 20th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ on Chicago Public Radio ~ Canada Debates Free Trade Pact with Colombia

WBEZ 91.5 FM ~ Chicago Public Radio ~ Worldview Mon through Fri at 12pm, Mon through Thu at 9pm

April 9th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Eastern Canada lumber producers suffer most from U.S. duty and West could be next

PUBLICATION: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal DATE: 2009.04.09 SECTION: Business PAGE: B3 BYLINE: Brenda Bouw and Ross Marowits THE CANADIAN PRESS DUPLICATES: The Belleville Intelligencer, The Sault Star, Waterloo Region Record, The Kingston Whig-Standard, The Chronicle-Herald, The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal, The Daily Gleaner (Fredericton), The Telegram (St. John's), Times & Transcript (Moncton)

April 8th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ U.S. slaps 10% duty on softwood lumber Shipments from four Canadian provinces will be affected

PUBLICATION: The Calgary Sun DATE: 2009.04.08 EDITION: Final SECTION: Business PAGE: 43 BYLINE: CALGARY SUN DUPLICATES: Sault Star, Prince George Citizen, Kingston Whig-Standard, North Bay Nugget, The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal

April 3rd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ NAFTA Countries to Introduce Simultaneous Legislation to Stop SPP

NAFTA Countries to Introduce Simultaneous Legislation to Stop SPP by Dana Gabriel www.opednews.com

April 1st, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds urged to assign border czar; Truckers, manufacturers lobby Harper to make cabinet-level appointment

PUBLICATION: The Windsor Star DATE: 2009.04.01 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: B1 / FRONT DATELINE: OTTAWA BYLINE: David Akin DUPLICATES: Times Colonist (Victoria), The Leader-Post (Regina)

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 30th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ NAFTA challenge won't stop pesticide ban: Day; Trade minister vows to back Quebec action

PUBLICATION: The Ottawa Citizen DATE: 2009.03.30 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: A5 BYLINE: Juliet O'Neill DUPLICATES: The Province

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 NEWS ~ Le libre-échange avant les droits de l'homme; Ottawa veut ratifier rapidement l'accord avec la Colombie

PUBLICATION: La Presse DATE: 2009.03.27 SECTION: Politique PAGE: A9 BYLINE: Beauchemin, Malorie

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 2nd, 2009

NEWS: IN HALIFAX: NDP CALLS ON LIBERALS TO PROTECT SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

Halifax – NDP Shipbuilding Critic Peter Stoffer (Sackville-Eastern Shore) called on the Liberal Members of Parliament on the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade to stand up for Canada`s shipbuilding industry by supporting an amendment to exclude the shipbuilding industry from the Canada-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Free Trade Agreement.

February 25th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ Yes, we can rebuild NAFTA and protect Canadian jobs

Yes, we can rebuild NAFTA and protect Canadian jobs By Peter Julian

There are few relationships in the world today stronger than the one between Canada and the United States. Our histories are often shared, our values similar, and our futures linked.

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 20th, 2009

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

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

February 20th, 2009

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

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

February 20th, 2009

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

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

February 17th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Does PM's blueprint measure up to Obama's?

PUBLICATION: The Toronto Star DATE: 2009.02.17 EDITION: Met SECTION: News PAGE: A10 BYLINE: les Whittington

February 13th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Aquaculture ruling won't affect N.B. for now; Ottawa ordered to take over regulation of B.C. fish farms

PUBLICATION: Times & Transcript (Moncton) DATE: 2009.02.13 SECTION: News;News PAGE: A6 BYLINE: Jesse Robichaud Times & Transcript Staff COPYRIGHT: © 2009 Times & Transcript (Moncton) WORD COUNT: 422 ________________________________________ Aquaculture ruling won't affect N.B. for now; Ottawa ordered to take over regulation of B.C. fish farms ________________________________________ It is business as usual, at least for now, for New Brunswick's aquaculture industry after a British Columbia court ordered Ottawa to take over regulation of that province's industry.

February 12th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa unprepared for fish farms; B.C. NDP critic fears Tories have no plan to deal with issue

PUBLICATION: The Daily News (Nanaimo) DATE: 2009.02.12 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: A4 BYLINE: Robert Barron SOURCE: The Daily News WORD COUNT: 323 ________________________________________ Ottawa unprepared for fish farms; B.C. NDP critic fears Tories have no plan to deal with issue ________________________________________ Peter Julian says he is "stunned" by the federal government's lack of preparation to address the issue of fish farms in B.C.

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 2nd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal government working with B.C. to manage aquaculture: fisheries minister

PUBLICATION: The Whitehorse Star DATE: 2009.02.12 SECTION: Environment PAGE: 11 SOURCE: THE CANADIAN PRESS DATELINE: VANCOUVER WORD COUNT: 263 ________________________________________ Federal government working with B.C. to manage aquaculture: fisheries minister ________________________________________ Federal NDP fisheries critic Peter Julian says he is "appalled" that the federal government doesn't have a contingency plan in place after the B.C. Supreme Court ruled Ottawa should take over management of the controversial salmon farm industry.

January 31st, 2009

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

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

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.

September 1st, 2008

IN THE MEDIA ~ Op-ed ~ Turning around Canada's human-rights hypocrisy (Bill C-492).

Turning around Canada's human-rights hypocrisy (Bill C-492). Canadian Dimension. 42 (5):13-14 Sept./Oct. 2008.

On December 10, 2007, I introduced a private member’s bill to make international standards of accountability applicable to grave human rights offenses committed by Canadians abroad.

June 5th, 2008

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ Buyer, be aware

Buyer, be aware By Peter Julian Georgia Straight, www.straight.com © 2009 Vancouver Free Press

When Canadians go shopping, as I myself do, we often scan the labels on the products we are about to purchase. We look for fat and trans fat content, sugar and salt content, the amount of calories, vitamin and mineral content. We also look for symbols indicating if these products are environmentally friendly, organic, fair-trade certified, and whether they are made in Canada.

May 9th, 2008

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ An appropriate metaphor: New Orleans and the SPP

An appropriate metaphor: New Orleans and the SPP Publish Date: May 9, 2008 Georgia Straight, www.straight.com

May 5th, 2008

IN THE NEWS ~ Sears gives NAFTA a free ride, says NDP MP Julian

Sears gives NAFTA a free ride, says NDP MP Julian Posted: May 5, 2008 The Hill Times

April 22nd, 2008

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ Time to Renegotiate NAFTA, Not Expand It

Rep. M. Kaptur, Sen. Y. Polevnsky and MP P. Julian Time to Renegotiate NAFTA, Not Expand It The Huffington Post, April 22, 2008

January 3rd, 2008

IN THE NEWS ~ Fred's shift ended with a fist in his face. Like sitting ducks, too many Transit drivers are being targeted by commuters

PUBLICATION: The Calgary Sun DATE: 2008.01.03 WORD COUNT: 540

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Fred's shift ended with a fist in his face. Like sitting ducks, too many Transit drivers are being targeted by commuters

August 16th, 2007

IN THE NEWS ~ SPP linked to water exports

SPP linked to water exports By Travis Lupick, Georgia Straight

A noisy demonstration outside the Westin Bayshore is the latest in a growing campaign of resistance to the proposed Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. Police kept protesters out of the Vancouver hotel on August 14, where international trade representatives from Canada, the U.S., and Mexico were holding talks. No arrests were made.

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.

April 12th, 2007

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP Calls for Gas Price Monitoring

NDP Calls for Gas Price Monitoring By Rory Xu Epoch Times Kingston Staff Apr 12, 2007

March 23rd, 2007

IN THE NEWS ~ 'Catching Up to India' Will Canada's shift to ethical trading leave China behind?

'Catching Up to India' Will Canada's shift to ethical trading leave China behind? By Sharda Vaidyanath Epoch Times Parliament Hill Reporter Mar 23, 2007

August 29th, 2006

IN THE NEWS ~ Bush 'Slush Fund,' Courtesy of Canada

Bush 'Slush Fund,' Courtesy of Canada Softwood deal pours $450 million straight into White House, says U.S. lawyer. View full article and comments here http://thetyee.ca/Views/2006/08/29/SlushFund/ By Elliot Feldman Published: August 29, 2006 TheTyee.ca [Editor's note: On August 21 in Ottawa, the Standing Committee on International Trade heard a U.S. trade lawyer damn the proposed softwood lumber agreement as a terrible deal for Canadians. Elliot J. Feldman of Baker & Hostetler LLP argued that Canada caved at a moment of strength, given that international rulings continued to land firmly on our side. Instead, Feldman argued, this deal will kill the NAFTA process which has favoured Canada's position, and forfeit at least a billion dollars plus hundreds of millions of dollars more in interest that would have come our way had our negotiators hung tough.