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March 24th, 2011

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

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

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

March 22nd, 2011

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

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

March 17th, 2011

NEWS ~ PROTECT CANADA’S WATER AS A PUBLIC RESOURCE: NDP / POUR LE NPD, L’EAU EST UNE RESSOURCE PUBLIQUE CANADIENNE À PROTÉGER

PROTECT CANADA’S WATER AS A PUBLIC RESOURCE: NDP AbitibiBowater NAFTA deal has effectively privatized Canada’s water resources

February 18th, 2011

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question

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

February 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

February 10th, 2011

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question

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

February 1st, 2011

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Supplementary Question

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

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

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

December 13th, 2010

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES, LIBERALS GIVE THUMBS UP TO TAX EVASION, MONEY LAUNDERING: JULIAN / LES CONSERVATEURS ET LES LIBÉRAUX TOLÈRENT L’ÉVASION FISCALE ET LE BLANCHIMENT D’ARGENT, DÉPLORE JULIAN

CONSERVATIVES, LIBERALS GIVE THUMBS UP TO TAX EVASION, MONEY LAUNDERING: JULIAN

OTTAWA – At the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on International Trade (CIIT) today, Conservative and Liberal MPs voted down an NDP motion to suspend the committee’s clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-46, the bill to implement the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement.

December 13th, 2010

Fair Trade Finder ~ Transfair Canada

This handy little tool will help you find your nearest 26 locations selling Fair Trade products. Of course, the Finder will only help you get there. To find a Fair Trade Certified product, you should always look for one of the Fair Trade Certified marks on the package.

October 26th, 2010

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

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

October 22nd, 2010

NEWS ~ NDP PUSHES FOR FAIR TRADE AND TRANSPARENCY IN EU DEAL / LE NPD FAIT PRESSION POUR QUE L’ACCORD AVEC L’UE FASSE PLACE AU COMMERCE ÉQUITABLE ET À LA TRANSPARENCE

NDP PUSHES FOR FAIR TRADE AND TRANSPARENCY IN EU DEAL

OTTAWA – New Democrat International Trade Critic Peter Julian is criticizing the Harper government’s lack of transparency surrounding the latest round of trade talks on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU.

October 22nd, 2010

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

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

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

October 22nd, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on taxation

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Supplementary Question

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

October 7th, 2010

NEWS ~ NDP TRADE CRITIC TO SPEAK AT MAJOR ECONOMIC FORUM IN WASHINGTON DC / LE PORTE PAROLE DU NPD EN MATIÈRE DU COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPE À UN IMPORTANT FORUM ÉCONOMIQUE À WASHINGTON

NDP TRADE CRITIC TO SPEAK AT MAJOR ECONOMIC FORUM IN WASHINGTON DC

OTTAWA – Today New Democrat International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) will be speaking at one of the most prestigious international economic forums in Washington D.C.

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.

October 5th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question Period

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

September 30th, 2010

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

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

Context : Questions and Comments

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

September 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.

September 10th, 2010

NEWs ~ NDP PUSH FOR HEARINGS ON HARPER’S ABITIBI BOWATER PAY OFF / LE NPD PRÉCONISE LA TENUE D’AUDIENCES SUR LE MONTANT PAYÉ PAR HARPER À ABITIBI BOWATER

NDP PUSH FOR HEARINGS ON HARPER’S ABITIBI BOWATER PAY OFF

OTTAWA – New Democrats are calling for committee hearings into the Harper government’s $130 million payout to Abitibi Bowater after the company threatened a NAFTA challenge in its dispute with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

June 11th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ withheld report on Colombia

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Supplementary Question

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

June 11th, 2010

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

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

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

June 10th, 2010

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES RELEASE REPORT ON VIOLENCE OF COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT / LES CONSERVATEURS PUBLIENT UN RAPPORT SUR LA VIOLENCE DU GOUVERNEMENT COLOMBIEN

CONSERVATIVES RELEASE REPORT ON VIOLENCE OF COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT Murder targets include labour activists, health workers, and lesbian and gay community leaders

June 9th, 2010

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

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

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

June 7th, 2010

IN THE 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.

June 7th, 2010

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

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

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

May 26th, 2010

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES TRYING TO SILENCE CRITICS OF CANADA-COLOMBIA FTA, SAY NEW DEMOCRATS - LES CONSERVATEURS ESSAIENT DE FAIRE TAIRE LES CRITIQUES DE L’ACCORD DE LIBRE-ÉCHANGE ENTRE LE CANADA ET LA COLOMBIE, SELON LE NPD

CONSERVATIVES TRYING TO SILENCE CRITICS OF CANADA-COLOMBIA FTA, SAY NEW DEMOCRATS Conservative and Liberals don’t want to talk about Uribe family links to brutal killings

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 10th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question

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

April 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 19th, 2010

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS SAY CONSERVATIVES USED DIRTY TRICKS TO FORCE 1st VOTE ON CANADA-COLOMBIA TRADE AGREEMENT / LES CONSERVATEURS ONT MANIGANCÉ POUR IMPOSER UN PREMIER VOTE SUR L’ACCORD DE LIBRE-ÉCHANGE ENTRE LE CANADA ET LA COLOMBIE

NEW DEMOCRATS SAY CONSERVATIVES USED DIRTY TRICKS TO FORCE 1st VOTE ON CANADA-COLOMBIA TRADE AGREEMENT

April 19th, 2010

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

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

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

April 13th, 2010

NEWS ~ NDP DEMANDS FAIR ELECTIONS BEFORE TRADE WITH COLOMBIA / LE NPD EXIGE DES ÉLECTIONS ÉQUITABLES AVANT DE SIGNER UNE ENTENTE COMMERCIALE AVEC LA COLOMBIE

NDP DEMANDS FAIR ELECTIONS BEFORE TRADE WITH COLOMBIA Electoral observers report fraud, illegal financing and armed groups marred first round of Colombia election

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

April 1st, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

March 30th, 2010

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

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

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

March 29th, 2010

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

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

March 26th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session ~ Question Period

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

March 25th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question

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

March 25th, 2010

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

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

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

March 24th, 2010

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

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

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

March 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 ~ 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 17th, 2010

NEWS ~ New Democrats oppose handling of ‘Buy American’ negotiations / Le NPD dénonce les cachotteries dans les négociations relatives à la clause d’achat préférentiel aux États-Unis

New Democrats oppose handling of ‘Buy American’ negotiations Risk of job losses is too great - Harper must bring agreement to the House of Commons

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.

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

November 19th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

November 17th, 2009

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

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

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

November 4th, 2009

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES DEFEAT MOTION TO DEFEND THE WHEAT BOARD AT WTO / LES CONSERVATEURS S’OPPOSENT À LA MOTION DE DÉFENDRE LA COMMISSION CANADIENNE DU BLÉ À L’ORGANISATION MONDIALE DU COMMERCE

CONSERVATIVES DEFEAT MOTION TO DEFEND THE WHEAT BOARD AT WTO

Ottawa – At the International Trade Committee yesterday Conservative MPs blocked a New Democrat motion that would have instructed Canadian negotiators to defend the Wheat Board and supply management at the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) talks.

October 30th, 2009

NEWS ~ TASK FORCE ON RENEGOTIATING NAFTA ENCOURAGED BY QUIET DEMISE OF THE SPP / L’ABANDON EN DOUCE DU PSP ENCOURAGE LE GROUPE DE TRAVAIL SUR LA RENÉGOCIATION DE L’ALENA

TASK FORCE ON RENEGOTIATING NAFTA ENCOURAGED BY QUIET DEMISE OF THE SPP

Washington, DC – The quiet cancellation this summer of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) has encouraged the Canadian, American and Mexican co-chairs of The Task Force on Renegotiating NAFTA, New Democrat International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster); U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), Yeidckol Polevnsky, Mexican Senator with the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) and Vice-President of the Mexican Senate; and Member of the Task Force, U.S. Congressman, Mike Michaud (D-Maine) to redouble their efforts on the NAFTA renegotiation.

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

(release in English and in French below)

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

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

October 1st, 2009

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 1, 2009

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

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 29th, 2009

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

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

September 17th, 2009

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

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

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

September 10th, 2009

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

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

August 7th, 2009

LEGISLATORS SEEK NEW FAIR TRADE MODEL FOR NORTH AMERICA / DES PARLEMENTAIRES À LA RECHERCHE D’UN NOUVEAU MODÈLE COMMERCIAL ÉQUITABLE POUR L’AMÉRIQUE DU NORD

(Joint-statement in French and in Spanish below...)

LEGISLATORS SEEK NEW FAIR TRADE MODEL FOR NORTH AMERICA Legislators urge the renegotiation of NAFTA with the participation of civil society, labour and Legislatures

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 16th, 2009

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

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

June 11th, 2009

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

Harper Index (HarperIndex.ca) is a project of the Golden Lake Institute and the online publication StraightGoods.ca

June 11th, 2009

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

BACKGROUND

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

June 10th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

June 10th, 2009

NEWS ~ New Democrat trade critic blasts Liberals’ two-tiered standard on human rights / Le porte-parole néo-démocrate en matière de commerce international s’en prend au parti libéral pour sa conception à deux vitesses des droits de la personne

LIBERAL CAUCUS MEETS WITH COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT New Democrat trade critic blasts Liberals’ two-tiered standard on human rights

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

'You, Me and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule' by Paul Manly

For immediate Release June 4, 2009

Filmmaker, Paul Manly releases documentary on the Security Prosperity Partnership - ‘You, Me and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule’

May 29th, 2009

NEWS ~ COLOMBIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST TURNED AWAY FROM TRADE COMMITTEE: Marston arranges for testimony in alternate committee

OTTAWA – New Democrat Human Rights Critic Wayne Marston had to facilitate the testimony of renowned human rights activist Yessika Hoya Morales after she was turned away from the International Trade Committee, even though its membership had indicated it was interested in hearing her speak.

May 14th, 2009

NEWS ~ NEW SLA COSTS & DAMAGES COULD EXCEED ONE BILLION DOLLARS

NEW SLA COSTS & DAMAGES COULD EXCEED ONE BILLION DOLLARS

OTTAWA - During today`s hearing at The Standing Committee on International Trade expert witnesses testified that the Softwood Lumber Agreement is costing Canadians hundreds of millions of dollars and has become an obstacle to helping the Canadian forestry industry survive the current economic crisis.

May 6th, 2009

NEWS ~ Canada’s National Unemployment Clock Campaign Set to Raise Alarm at TELUS AGM in Ottawa

For Immediate Release May 6, 2009 Canada’s National Unemployment Clock Campaign Set to Raise Alarm at TELUS AGM in Ottawa

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 22nd, 2009

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRAT TRANSPORT CRITIC DEMANDS FEDERAL AVIATION SAFETY PRACTICES MUST BE INVESTIGATED

OTTAWA: Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) are failing in their duty to protect the safety of Canadians who travel by air and those who work in the industry. There must be a public investigation into how these agencies operate, said the New Democrats’ Transport Critic.

April 22nd, 2009

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

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

April 21st, 2009

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

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

April 20th, 2009

A comic book story about Harper's "free trade" deal with Colombia

"Top ten reasons why Canada should cancel Harper's "free trade" deal with Colombia" is a comic book-style educational tool produced by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

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

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

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

April 1st, 2009

IN THE 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)

April 1st, 2009

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

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

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 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 27th, 2009

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

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

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

March 25th, 2009

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

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

March 23rd, 2009

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

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

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

March 13th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Canada-EFTA agreement (Bill C-2) and its impact on Canada's shipbuilding industry

Speaker : Mr. Julian Context : Questions and Comments

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, there is no clear illustration of just how out of touch Conservatives and Liberals are than that exchange we just had between two members. I like very much the standing committee chair for international trade, but how could they be more out of touch with what is happening across this country? At a time when we are hemorrhaging jobs, hundreds of thousands of lost jobs, the committee chair did not mention that every single witness before the Standing Committee on International Trade who actually came from the shipbuilding industry said “this is going to kill our industry, we're going to lose thousands of jobs”.

March 12th, 2009

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

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

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

March 10th, 2009

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

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

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

March 4th, 2009

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

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

March 4th, 2009

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

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

March 3rd, 2009

NEWS: LIBERALS JOIN CONSERVATIVES TO BLOCK NEW DEMOCRAT AMENDMENTS ON SHIPBUILDING

OTTAWA – At the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade today, Liberal and Conservative MPs voted together to block New Democrat amendments aimed at protecting Canada’s shipbuilding industry from the Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement (Bill C-2).

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 27th, 2009

NEWS: IN VANCOUVER: NEW DEMOCRATS CALL ON LIBERALS TO DEFEND SHIPBUILDING JOBS

VANCOUVER – The Conservative’s latest trade deal will decimate Canada’s shipbuilding industry and the Liberals are not doing anything to stop it. New Democrat International Trade Critic, Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), today called on the Liberal Members on the House of Commons International Trade Committee 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 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 3rd, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

December 9th, 2008

In his own words - Op-ed "Canada Colombia Free Trade Agreement should be rejected"

Peter Julian's Op-ed was published on rabble.ca

Summary: On November 21, the politics of illusion peaked with the signature of the Canada Colombia Trade Deal. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

December 5th, 2008

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

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

Water Export Ban Law will not Tackle NAFTA

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

November 28th, 2008

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

40th Parliament, 1st Session

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

November 27th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE~ Question to the Parliamentary Secretary on the Canada-Colombia so-called free trade deal

40th Parliament, 1st Session

Mr. Peter Julian: Mr. Speaker, the response of the parliamentary secretary is kind of laughable.

November 27th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Adjournement Proceedings – Julian exposes flaws in the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Deal

40th Parliament, 1st Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am rising to speak on the issue of international trade.

November 21st, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on trade and Canada's participation in APEC Summit

40th Parliament, 1st Session

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, quatre des cinq grands partenaires économiques du Canada sont membres de la Coopération économique Asie-Pacifique et l'APEC compte pour plus de la moitié de l'économie mondiale. Toutefois, le premier ministre est sur le point de partir pour le sommet de l'APEC sans objectif clair.

July 2nd, 2008

NDP PUBLIC INFORMATION FORUMS ON THE SPP: FROM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, INTO THE PUBLIC EYE

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Standing up for Canada by challenging the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP)

THE SPP: FROM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, INTO THE PUBLIC EYE

The so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) would have profound consequences on Canada’s existence as a sovereign nation and its ability to adopt autonomous and sustainable economic, social, and environmental policies. The NDP challenges the Harper government’s assumptions of prosperity which have led to increasing disparities of wealth and power in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

June 1st, 2008

Report of the Standing Committee on International Trade_June 2008_Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

The NDP rejects the Canada-Colombia free trade deal until an independent human rights impact assessment is carried out and the resulting concerns addressed. And this position is consistent with the June 2008 Report of the Standing Committee on International Trade in the previous Parliament (report attached). (The report was adopted by the Trade Committee on June 18, 2008; and was presented to the House of Commons on June 19, 2008)

May 16th, 2008

A CALL TO HALT CANADA-COLOMBIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT ~ REJET DE L'ACCORD DE LIBRE-ÉCHANGE CANADA-COLOMBIE

(Le français suit)

(Please scroll below this letter to view/download petitions. Merci)

Kill a Trade Unionist; Pay a Fine.

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The Harper Government believes that the unhindered killing of trade unionists, peasants and activists by para-militaries in Colombia is just business as usual. The Uribe Colombian Government may have one of the worst human records in the world; the Harper government is staying the course and following the path of the Bush administration. The Canada-Colombia Free Trade negotiations are ongoing and the federal government is pushing full steam ahead.

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 8th, 2008

NEWS: NDP CONDEMNS CANADA-COLOMBIA FTA : KILL A LABOUR ACTIVIST AND PAY A FINE

OTTAWA - NDP International Trade critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster), and NDP Labour Critic, Libby Davies (Vancouver East) were joined today by Hassan Yussuff, Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) to launch a public campaign to call on the Harper government to immediately halt free trade negotiations with Colombia. The campaign comes in light of the revelation of a major flaw in the labour protection clauses of the future Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

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

April 21st, 2008

NEWS: Short documentary plus Op-ed from Co-chairs of the Taskforce on NAFTA Renegotiation

Attached you will find an op-ed that NDP International Trade Critic, Peter Julian, wrote coming back from New Orleans on the appalling neglect of poorer residents of New Orleans.

April 4th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ NAFTA

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

April 4th, 2008

NEWS: NDP BILL WOULD ENSURE LABOUR REPRESENTATION AT TRADE TRIBUNAL

OTTAWA – Today, NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) tabled a bill in the House of Commons that would require the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) to include a nominee of Canadian labour organizations as one of its permanent members. Julian was joined by Dennis Deveau, legislative director for the United Steelworkers Canada, representing over 280,000 Canadian workers.

March 31st, 2008

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

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

March 31st, 2008

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

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

March 25th, 2008

The legacy of NAFTA 20 years later... interview with MP Peter Julian

The Legacy of NAFTA

MP Peter Julian looks at The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

According to Julian, the reality is that NAFTA has only served to make a handful of CEO's billionaires, while the real income, for two thirds of Canadian families has gone down.

March 13th, 2008

NEWS: NDP JOINS FORCES WITH U.S. AND MEXICAN LEGISLATORS TO STOP SPP

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OTTAWA – NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) announced that he had successful discussions with partners in the U.S. Congress and the Mexican Congress while in Washington, DC, last week. Julian was joined by U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (Democrat, Ohio) and the Honourable Yeidckol Polevnsky (senator for Mexico State and vice-president of the Mexican Senate).

March 6th, 2008

NEWS: KAPTUR, MICHAUD, JULIAN UNITED AGAINST COLOMBIA FTA

Washington D.C. – U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Mike Michaud (D-ME), along with New Democratic Party(NDP) International Trade Critic Peter Julian, Member of Parliament (Burnaby-New Westminster, Canada) said today that they would work together to defeat the Colombia Free Trade Agreement and any other NAFTA-based trade agreements that came before the two legislatures.

March 6th, 2008

NEWS: PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM THE THREE NAFTA COUNTRIES ANNOUNCE TASK FORCE ON NAFTA RENEGOTIATION

(release in french and in spanish below...)

WASHINGTON, DC – Following a conference held on March 5th at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which took a critical look at how NAFTA has impacted the North American region, legislators from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico agreed today to launch a Task Force to push for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

February 12th, 2008

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

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

February 8th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions on the SPP

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

February 8th, 2008

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

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

February 7th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Motion - on energy security and sovereignty

M-449 — February 7, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the growing concerns about oil prices and supply security, and should develop and implement emergency measures subjecting Canada's trade in oil to the requirements of a new national strategic oil reserve to meet the goals of Canadian energy security, self-sufficiency and sustainable development.

February 6th, 2008

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

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

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

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

January 31st, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions on the SPP

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

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

January 30th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on the $1 Billion Community Development Trust Fund

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, on October 12, 2006, a very sad day, the Conservatives sold out the softwood lumber industry. Over 10,000 good jobs have been lost since. One billion dollars was thrown away and another half billion dollars in punitive taxes were levied against businesses that could not afford to pay.

January 28th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on the Order Paper on the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America

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39th Parliament, 2nd Session

Question No. 164--

Mr. Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster):

With regard to the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) working groups: (a) what are the regulatory changes, regulatory harmonization, procedural changes, and new programming initiatives proposed by each SPP working group; (b) what are the proposal and the proposals that have led, or are leading to regulatory changes, regulatory harmonization, procedural changes, and new programming initiatives, in every area covered by each working group; (c) what are the names of any and all sub-working groups along with a description of their tasks and issues to cover; (d) what is the lead country, the agency and the department responsible for each sub-working group; (e) who are the lead officials and the members for each sub-working group; (f) how many person-hours each division with responsibility for a part of the SPP has dedicated to SPP-related tasks, by year for 2005, 2006 and 2007; (g) what share, by division, do SPP-related tasks account by year for 2005, 2006 and 2007; (h) in which working group and sub-working group are copyright-related issues covered; (i) what role have the ongoing SPP negotiations in this area played in the formulation of the government’s copyright-reform legislation; (j) at which SPP meetings was Canadian copyright reform discussed, and who were the participants; (k) how much coordination is there among SPP working groups and their sub-working groups; (l) what is the nature of this coordination, for which the government has indicated it has hired several individuals in the Public Safety and Industry Departments; (m) what are the duties and responsibilities of these individuals; (n) at what level are tradeoffs among the various working groups discussed; (o) how does the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC) interact with the sub-working groups; (p) how often do NACC members interact with officials working on SPP-related projects; (q) who are the lead NACC contacts for each working group and sub-working group; (r) what are the names of the senior private sector representatives at the NACC; (s) what are the recommendations provided to the government by the NACC since its inception; (t) which stakeholders have worked and are currently working with the working groups; and (u) what were their specific recommendations?

December 13th, 2007

NEWS: NDP CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR BC SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

BURNABY – Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) and NDP International Trade Critic, called today for $82 million in 25% import duties on three Super-C class BC Ferries built in Germany to be entirely sent to support the shipbuilding industry in British Columbia. This call comes as the Coastal Renaissance, the first German-built ship, arrives in BC.

December 11th, 2007

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

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

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

December 10th, 2007

NEWS: NDP BILL WILL HELP COMBAT GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

OTTAWA – On the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Peter Julian (Burnaby–New Westminster) introduced his private member’s bill, to extend the authority of Canada’s Federal Court to protect foreign citizens against violations of international law that occur outside of Canada. On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

November 28th, 2007

NEWS: NDP CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT’S WEAKNESS ON DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS

Liberals and Conservatives Defeat Motion for Immediate Action on Human Rights Crisis in Colombia

OTTAWA – AN NDP motion from International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) has been defeated by the combined decisions of the Liberal and Conservative parties in the Standing Committee on International Trade.

November 27th, 2007

NEWS: NDP CALLS ON HARPER TO ACT ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

OTTAWA – Today, the NDP launched new legislative action to pressure Harper’s Conservatives over a government-commissioned round table report published last March on the issue of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The consultations focused on Canadian companies in the extractive industry and presented consensus-based recommendations that broke new ground and established Canada as a global leader on CSR.

November 23rd, 2007

NEWS: NDP PUSHES REVIEW AND DEBATE ON FREE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS

MP Peter Julian succeeds in pushing for parliamentary review and debate on

Canada-Korea free trade negotiations

OTTAWA – An NDP motion calling for extensive hearings and parliamentary scrutiny of the current Canada-Korea free trade negotiations passed at the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade today. The motion was tabled by NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster).

November 23rd, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on Colombia Free Trade Agreement with Canada

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD) :

Monsieur le Président, on est plus intelligents que cela.

Ce gouvernement travaille dans l'ombre pour un accord de libre-échange avec la Colombie qui nie les valeurs canadiennes de justice et des droits humains. Depuis l'arrivée du nouveau président, 560 citoyens colombiens ont été assassinés pour avoir commis le crime de se syndiquer. Il y a eu plus d'un millier d'exécutions sommaires par l'armée, des journalistes, des paysans! Maintenant, le Congrès américain refuse d'endosser un accord similaire à cause de ces abus.

November 23rd, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on the so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP)

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

Mr. Speaker, disingenuously the Prime Minister is attempting to convince Canadians that the SPP is about nothing more harmful than jelly beans. Unfortunately, his government's own internal documents, when they are not totally censored, tell a different story about a wide and dense agenda. The SPP involves the giveaway of Canada's energy resources and water resources and the dumbing down, the worst thing, on lowering of regulatory standards in over 300 areas, including transportation safety, food safety, consumer and environmental standards. So much for jelly beans.

November 22nd, 2007

NEWS: NDP CALLS ON HARPER NOT TO TRADE AWAY HUMAN RIGHTS

OTTAWA – Today, NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) was joined by NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) and NDP Status of Women critic, Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe), to voice their grave concerns about the Harper government’s trade negotiations with governments such as Saudi Arabia and Colombia that violate human rights. They called on the federal government to respect international human rights law and to consider the human rights impact of trade and investment policies for all bilateral trade negotiations.

October 29th, 2007

NEWS: NDP LAUNCHES STOP SPP WORKING GROUP

OTTAWA – As part of the NDP’s national campaign to stop Stephen Harper’s sellout of Canadian sovereignty, NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian announced this week the formation of the NDP’s working group to stop the so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP).

October 2nd, 2007

NEWS: Middle class incomes further behind since trade deal

OTTAWA – On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the negotiations of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) presented his analysis of the new figures from Statistics Canada that show a drastic increase in income inequality for most Canadian families since 1989. The statistics show that Canada’s top earners are making more while most ordinary Canadians are seeing a decrease in actual earnings.

August 23rd, 2007

NEWS: NDP CALLS FOR INQUIRY INTO MONTEBELLO SECURITY ALLEGATIONS

NDP CALLS FOR INQUIRY INTO MONTEBELLO SECURITY ALLEGATIONS

OTTAWA – NDP MPs Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and Libby Davies (Vancouver East) are calling on the federal government to hold a public inquiry into the allegations that agent provocateurs were used during Monday’s protest in Montebello, Quebec.

August 22nd, 2007

Report back from Montebello, by Kim Elliott and Libby Davies

Report back from Montebello

http://www.rabble.ca/news_full_story.shtml?sh_itm=e5519f78a13956184bb057ecb684bd9a&rXn=1&

"Protests like the one at Montebello are essential to a healthy democracy. Bush, Harper and their cronies should think twice before assuming they will get away with fooling the people."

August 21st, 2007

NEWS: BORDER LINE FRAUDULENT: CANADA-U.S. BORDER CRITIC CHECKS REALITY OF SECURITY AND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP

Brian Masse RELEASE MP Windsor West

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2007

WINDSOR, ON – From Canada’s busiest and most important international border crossing between Canada and the United States, Brian Masse MP (NDP Windsor West), challenged the seriousness of the Security and Prosperity Partnership’s leaders on their issuing a statement on how to keep our borders open during another 9/11 event.

August 21st, 2007

NEWS: NDP SLAMS SUMMIT SECRECY

Documents reveal hidden aggressive SPP agenda

OTTAWA – The NDP today criticised the Harper Conservatives’ handling of the North American leaders’ Montebello summit for being dogged by ‘secrecy, missed opportunities and insults’ by the prime minister.

August 20th, 2007

NEWS: NDP launches national campaign to expose SPP

As Harper meets behind closed doors, the NDP holds public forums to raise awareness

OTTAWA – Today, the NDP is launching a national campaign to halt further implementation of the so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) agenda. The launch will take place at a public forum hosted by NDP MP Paul Dewar (Ottawa-Centre) and will feature leading opponents of the SPP: Rick Arnold, coordinator of Common Frontiers, Gustavo Iruegas, minister of International Relations for the Legitimate Government of Mexico, Anne Wright, former U.S. Army colonel and anti-war activist, and NDP International Trade critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster).

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.

July 26th, 2007

NEWS: US Congress demands transparency in SPP agenda

Canadians also deserve to know what Americans will know about continental integration plan: NDP MP Peter Julian

July 9th, 2007

TAKE ACTION ~ Help Stop Deep Integration ~ Support NDP motion and sign petition

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Dear friends,

This is my latest update as NDP Trade Critic as part of our ongoing efforts in the House of Commons to expose and halt the SPP agenda.

June 1st, 2007

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

Opposition turns to shut off 'water transfer' motion

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

May 31st, 2007

Letter from NDP Trade Critic and NDP Foreign Affairs Critic on Canada's role at the G8 Summit in Germany

Please find enclosed a joint-letter from Peter Julian, NDP Trade Critic and Alexa McDonough, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, to Prime Minister Harper concerning Canada's role at the G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany this week; climate change; Africa; and Bill C-293, based on the original NDP Private Member's Bill C-243, which would prevent development aid from being used for military purposes, and ensure that Canada's foreign aid be accountable for spending that focuses on ending poverty and promoting human rights.

May 30th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on the Order Paper - Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America

Dear friends,

This is the latest update from NDP Trade Critic, Peter Julian, as part of the NDP's ongoing efforts in the House of Commons to expose and halt the SPP agenda. Peter has tabled a comprehensive question on the Order Paper with regards to the SPP, which the government must reply to within 45 days. Please find below Question 228 re. the so-called the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.

May 10th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE: Transcripts from Parliamentary hearings on the so-called SPP

The NDP has been actively working in the House of Commons on this critical file.

May 10th, 2007

NEWS: Harper should heed Parkland Institute’s advice on Canada’s energy security: NDP

OTTAWA – Today, NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and NDP Energy Critic Dennis Bevington (Western Arctic) came out in full support of the Parkland Institute which called on the Harper Government to establish a policy of energy security for Canada.

April 28th, 2007

NEWS: Throwing cold water on deep integration

Throwing cold water on deep integration By Peter Julian NDP MP (Burnaby-New Westminster)

Canada stands to lose billions of litres of fresh water through bulk water exports if the Conservatives enact proposals that are part of the SPP Deep Integration agenda.

April 26th, 2007

NEWS: NDP: stop bulk water exports

SPP integration deal risks Canadian sovereignty and vital fresh water resources

OTTAWA – Canada stands to lose millions of litres of fresh water as a result of bulk water exports if the Conservatives enact proposals being discussed later this week in a closed-door meeting in Calgary. Today NDP MPs stood on the steps of Parliament Hill and called for a full parliamentary debate on the issue of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) - before the government implements this deep integration with the U.S. any further.

April 25th, 2007

NEWS: NDP wins first parliamentary hearings on SPP

From behind closed boardroom doors into the public eye, demands Julian

OTTAWA – The Standing Committee on International Trade will hold the first ever hearings on the so-called "Security and Prosperity Partnership" (SPP) of North America thanks to the efforts of NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby - New Westminster). Julian is pleased that he succeeded in bringing this before the committee and that the members will have the opportunity to study the North American deep integration project that has until now been discussed only behind closed boardroom doors. The televised hearings will be held on April 26, May 1st and 3rd, 2007 in Ottawa.

April 23rd, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period - Security and Prosperity Partnership and Bulk Water Exports

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

Mr. Speaker, the previous Liberal government concocted the egregious softwood sellout and the Conservatives worked with the Liberals to push it through. The previous Liberal government concocted the even worse security and prosperity partnership, so-called deep integration, and the Conservative government is working to push it through.

April 19th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period - Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement

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

Mr. Speaker, Liberal ministers concocted the secret softwood sellout that the Conservative Minister of International Trade took with him when he crossed the floor. Liberal and Conservative members worked hand in hand at the trade committee to force the softwood sellout through and Liberal senators, without any scrutiny whatsoever, adopted the softwood sellout so they could go home for Christmas.

April 18th, 2007

NEWS: NDP demands vote on impending Canada-South Korea Trade Deal

OTTAWA - Today, NDP MPs condemn the Harper government for fast-tracking Canada into a free trade deal with South Korea without any public debate or comprehensive impact assessment.

March 29th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-308 - Fair and Ethical Trade

M-308 — March 29, 2007 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that all international trade treaties, agreements and investment policies it develops and advances: (a) adhere to ethical principles of economic justice and fairness; (b) uphold and respect international labor rights, including a sustainable wage, basic benefits, and collective bargaining rights; (c) promote the advancement of women in social and economic development; (d) advance democratic principles, broad-based equality, sustainable human development, and poverty alleviation; (e) secure the Earth’s natural environment and respect the right and responsibility of people to maintain the global commons through the sustainable use of their local and traditional resources; (f) are evaluated in the light of their impact on those who are most vulnerable; (g) involve the meaningful participation of the most vulnerable stakeholders; and (h) respect the legitimate role of government, in collaboration with civil society, to set policies regarding the development and welfare of its people.

March 28th, 2007

NEWS: Stop Outsourcing BC Jobs: NDP

NDP demands to keep Canadian jobs in Canada

OTTAWA – Air Canada recently purchased an aviation maintenance facility in El Salvador that specializes in Airbus and Boeing aircrafts. Three weeks ago, the company announced major layoffs of more than 700 highly qualified aviation maintenance personnel in Vancouver. Further layoffs are expected to be announced in Winnipeg and Montreal. The virtual shut-down of these high quality maintenance facilities means that Canadian expertise built up over decades will be lost.

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

February 23rd, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America

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

Mr. Speaker, tomorrow the government intends to make further concessions to the Bush administration.

February 22nd, 2007

NEWS: NDP condemns Harper's push to sell out Canada

OTTAWA – The Harper government must pull out of further talks on continental integration with the United States and Mexico or risk our national sovereignty, says NDP Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster). Julian commented in advance of the February 23 meeting to be held in Ottawa where American and Mexican officials will join Canadian cabinet ministers to push forward the so-called “Security and Prosperity Partnership” (SPP) agenda. Julian was joined by NDP Energy Critic, Dennis Bevington (Western Arctic).

February 6th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period - Protecting the Environment

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

Mr. Speaker, the NAFTA environmental secretariat condemns the government's attitude towards the dumping of toxic substances in our rivers by pulp and paper mills. This report resulted from a complaint filed by seven environmental groups regarding 1,000 offences committed between 1995 and 2000. According to the report, the Liberal government did nothing to stop the dumping in our rivers, which is another of their failures.

January 30th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement - Western Forest Products mill in New Westminster

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

Mr. Speaker, the Western Forest Products mill in New Westminster is closing on February 7. Unless the government steps in to clean up the mess created by the softwood sellout, another 300 families will lose their breadwinner and 1,000 jobs will be lost indirectly.

December 13th, 2006

NEWS: NDP succeeds in pushing forward motion to protect textile workers

OTTAWA – An NDP motion calling on the Conservative government to contain the dramatic growth of clothing imports from China passed the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade today. The motion was tabled by Peter Julian, NDP International Trade Critic and will go on to the House of Commons. The motion would protect workers who have been badly hurt by a flood of clothing imports from China.

December 12th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Motion - Textile Industry - Standing Committee on International Trade/Comité permanent du commerce international

“That the Committee calls on the government of Canada to stem the current market disruption, in specific categories, in the Canadian apparel industry, by immediately invoking Article 242 of China's accession protocol to the WTO and putting in place restrictions or safeguards on the growth of specific categories of apparel imports from China. That the Committee further calls on the Government to begin bilateral negotiations with China, similar to those undertaken by the United States and the European Union, to reach an agreement on imports of clothing and textiles, and that the Committee report this matter to the House”.

December 5th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking at Third Reading of Bill C-24, Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I very much appreciated the presentation by the member for Sherbrooke, my colleague on the Standing Committee on International Trade. However, he did not explain why the Bloc Québécois continues to support the agreement. We are well aware that the situation was different in September. At that time, perhaps because of the opinion polls, the leader of the Bloc Québécois did not want to call an election. However, let us examine what has happened since September. The United States Court of International Trade ruled that all the money was to be returned to Canada. That was on October 13. We now know that we won in the American court and that the United States must return every last cent.

November 30th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill C-24, Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I thought it was interesting that the Liberals said earlier that we should not support the agreement, when they did everything they could in committee to make sure the agreement went through. As usual, I very much appreciated the speech and the presentation by the member for Berthier-Maskinongé. I also appreciated his comments about our work together.

November 22nd, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill C-24, Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006

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

Mr. Speaker, the member for London—Fanshawe has done a remarkable job of addressing the many problems, errors and botching of this bill and of this softwood sellout.

November 22nd, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill C-24, Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

moved: Motion No. 4 ¤

- That Bill C-24 be amended by deleting Clause 8.

Motion No. 25

November 6th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill C-24, Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I am rising on a point of order that stems from a meeting of the Standing Committee on International Trade held last Thursday, November 2.

October 31st, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Motions - Standing Committee on International Trade/Comité permanent du commerce international

Motions by Peter Julian (31-10-06) (Please note that the first and second motions did not pass)

October 13th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Motion - Standing Committee on International Trade/Comité permanent du commerce international

Motions Peter Julian (13-10-06)

- That the Committee report to the House, recommending that the government suspend Canada-CA4FTA negotiations until the following steps to open the process for public discussion are achieved:

October 6th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Motion - Standing Committee on International Trade/Comité permanent du commerce international

Motion by Peter Julian (31-10-06) re Apparel industry

- The Committee calls on the government of Canada to stem the current market disruption, in specific categories, in the Canadian apparel industry, by immediately invoking Article 242 of China's accession protocol to the WTO and putting in place restrictions or safeguards on the growth of specific categories of apparel imports from China.

October 4th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement - Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, far from standing up for Canada, the Conservative government is waving the white flag of surrender. We see this with the softwood lumber sellout. We see this with the Wheat Board sellout and we see it in the secret Banff meetings.

September 27th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking out for public hearings on Bill C-24, Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, we found out yesterday that the Liberals on the international trade committee moved to kill softwood hearings that were scheduled in northern Quebec, in the Saguenay, and in Thunder Bay in northern Ontario, which is the epicentre of what will befall this industry if the Conservatives succeed in pushing through this bungled legislation.

September 26th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking out on Bill C-24, Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for her very well thought out presentation on the softwood sellout. She is part of an NDP caucus that is the only caucus actively opposing this sellout and all the negative repercussions to the softwood industry and the softwood communities across the country.

September 26th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill C-24, Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, the minister talked about clearing the table. This agreement essentially gives the table away along with the whole rest of the house.

September 19th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on Bill C-24, Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Incredibly, Mr. Speaker, the government is now intervening in court to stop Canadians from winning once and for all on softwood lumber. Winning means that the illegal tariffs come off and every penny has to be repaid. There are no more appeals. We are months away from winning.

September 12th, 2006

Peter Julian available to comment on Emerson’s Softwood Sellout

Burnaby – NDP International Trade critic Peter Julian questions the legitimacy of the so-called “softwood deal” that International Trade Minister David Emerson and US Trade representative Susan Schwab are expected to “officially” sign in Ottawa today.

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.

August 1st, 2006

NEWS: NDP'S Julian grills Emerson at Trade Committee hearings on softwood sell-out

OTTAWA – At today's emergency meeting of the Standing Committee on International trade, NDP Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) held International Trade Minister David Emerson to account on the failings of the contentious US-Canada softwood agreement.

June 16th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking out on Bill C-24, Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, 112 softwood lumber companies have taken legal action against this government, because it is preventing Canadian companies from winning their case before trade tribunals and receiving full reimbursement.

June 6th, 2006

NEWS: Legislators and civil society groups of the North American region call for halt to Security and Prosperity Partnership

Legislators and civil society groups of the North American region call for halt to Security and Prosperity Partnership and replacement of NAFTA

June 5th, 2006

Summary Report ~ The 2nd North American Forum on a People-Centered Approach to Trade

The 2nd North American Forum A People-Centered Trade Model for North America

North American legislators and civil society actors met in Ottawa June 5 2006 to formulate people-centred alternatives to the deep-integration agenda. This session will extend the work of the first Tri-National Forum held May 4-5, 2005, in Washington.

May 18th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period - Softwood lumber sellout

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, the 23 page terms of surrender to George Bush on softwood lumber are an indictment of the government's fawning desire to negotiate any deal no matter what the price to Canadians.

May 11th, 2006

NEWS: NDP says budget won’t stop declining average Canadian incomes

OTTAWA - Today the NDP Finance and Trade critics released information showing the decrease of income share for most Canadian families since 1989. They pointed out that the policies of past Liberal and Conservative governments have dramatically failed in increasing the income share of Canadian families.

May 10th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Motion - Standing Committee on International Trade/Comité permanent sur le commerce international

48 hour motion notice submitted on Wednesday, May 10 2006

That the Monday May 15th Motion of meeting of the Standing Committee on Trade which includes the presence of the Minister of International Trade be a regular open public standing committee meeting.

May 1st, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question to Minister of Trade on softwood lumber surrender

39TH PARLIAMENT, 1ST SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, Carl Grenier, vice-president of the Free Trade Lumber Council, described very clearly what happened last Thursday. He said, "Every victory obtained over the past three years under NAFTA has just been erased with the single stroke of a pen".

April 27th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on softwood lumber surrender

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I understand why the trade minister does not want to answer any questions on this. This deal stinks so bad that even the minister should run away from it.

April 7th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-36 - Labour code conventions

M-36 — 2005 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a sustainable and ethical procurement policy that ensures that goods and services are obtained only from businesses that conform to the International Labour Organisation’s core labour conventions, set out as four fundamental human rights principles, namely the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of forced and compulsory labour, the abolition of child labour, and the elimination of discrimination in the workplace.

April 7th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-35 - Made-in-Canada policy

M-35 — 2005 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement immediately a “made-in-Canada” policy for purchasing all Canadian symbolic and promotional materials distributed through Parliament and the government.

April 6th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on the supply management sector

39th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Chair, I would like to congratulate you on your new appointment to this august body.

April 6th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question to Prime Minister Harper on softwood lumber agreement and NAFTA

39th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, last August Canada won on softwood lumber under binding dispute settlement. When the Bush administration in effect said it would not respect NAFTA, the former Liberal government did absolutely nothing to stand up for Canadian rights.

November 23rd, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period - Softwood

38th Parliament, 1st Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the U.S. said it would continue to impose illegal tariffs on softwood for 45 days and then let George Bush decide whether to respect NAFTA. That is another $200 million gone to Washington and the Liberal government gives away our leverage.

November 22nd, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on supply management and World Trade Organization negotiations

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

Mr. Speaker, having listened to the minister, I cannot help but think we are starting to see the same kind of sell out that we have been seeing with softwood lumber. I come from British Columbia and very clearly the government has done nothing to stand up for Canadian interests.

November 22nd, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question to Minister of Trade on Softwood

38th Parliament, 1st Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, having listened to the minister, I cannot help but think we are starting to see the same kind of sell out that we have been seeing with softwood lumber. I come from British Columbia and very clearly the government has done nothing to stand up for Canadian interests.

November 17th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period - on corporate takeover of Terasen Gas

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

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Liberal government punched British Columbians in the nose by rubber-stamping the takeover of Terasen by George Bush bagman Richard Kinder, this after thousands of British Columbians said no. No due diligence was done. No thought was given to Kinder Morgan's horrible environmental and safety record, or the huge rate increases Kinder Morgan demands.

November 3rd, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on NAFTA

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

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

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

November 2nd, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on dispute settlement mechanism of NAFTA

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

Mr. Speaker, I indeed have the same problem that the hon. member has. I have been looking for some indication of firmness, some action that may have taken place since the Bush administration arbitrarily ripped up the dispute settlement mechanism of NAFTA. I have not seen a single example.

November 2nd, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill C-68, An Act to Support the Development of Canada's Pacific Gateway

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

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise on Bill C-68, an act to support the development of Canada's Pacific gateway. I will begin by saying that we in the NDP support the bill in principle, but we have serious concerns about the government's overall approach.

October 26th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill S-36, An Act to Amend the Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act

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

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Bill S-36, an act to amend the export and import of rough diamonds act. The act would serve to help us meet our commitments under the Kimberley process certification scheme.

October 20th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill C-364, The Trade Compensation Act

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

Mr. Speaker, I rise as well, as trade critic for the New Democratic Party, to speak in favour of this important private member's bill, Bill C-364.

October 7th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill S-38, international trade commitments by Canada regarding spirit drinks of foreign countries

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

Mr. Speaker, we are, of course, very supportive of Bill S-38 because it shows what can be done when we have good, effective trade policy that is win-win.

October 6th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on government's inaction on softwood lumber

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

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister. Communities throughout B.C., across northern Ontario and across Canada are suffering from the government's inaction on softwood lumber.

June 28th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period - on backroom talks of deeper integration with the U.S.

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

Mr. Speaker, we have seen over the past decade lower standards of living and a lower quality of life for most Canadians. Most jobs created are now part time or temporary and the average Canadian worker has lost 60¢ an hour in real terms.

June 11th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement - Canada's Sovereignty and the so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America

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

Mr. Speaker, in its greedy push for even bigger profits, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives wants to eliminate virtually everything dear to Canadians.

June 10th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Canada's Sovereignty under NAFTA

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

Mr. Speaker, one of the major issues around NAFTA is the fact that we negotiated access to the American market, or thought we had, through the chapter 19 provision of the dispute settlement mechanism. In return for that, we gave to the Americans privileged and preferential access to our energy resources, which are, as we know, the second largest in the world.

April 18th, 2005

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

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

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

April 15th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period - on BSE/Mad Cow Disease Crisis

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

Mr. Speaker, it is about time the government did something for B.C. It has been 13 years.

March 8th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on BSE/Mad Cow Disease Crisis and Impact on Farming Communities

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

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Timmins—James Bay for his generosity in splitting his time with me.

February 11th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill C-31, An Act to establish the Department of International Trade

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

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Vancouver East for a very eloquent presentation on the reasons why Bill C-31 is inappropriate. I thought some of her comments were very pertinent to the debate.

February 9th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Bill C-31, An Act to establish the Department of International Trade & trade related issues in Canada

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

Mr. Speaker, as planned and agreed to by the leaders of the parties in the House, I will take the few minutes that were granted to the hon. member for Sackville—Eastern Shore to continue my presentation, which was interrupted by adjournment on Monday.

February 8th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking to Bill C-31, An Act to establish the Department of International Trade

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

Madam Speaker, I listened to the member of Saint-Jean's speech with great interest. I thought that the parallel that he drew was interesting. Indeed, the creation of a second department would mean further investments in limousines, instead of real treatment of the needs of the real people across this country, with respect to employment insurance, among other things.

December 15th, 2004

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on the needs of textile and apparel industry workers

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

Mr. Chair, I really appreciate the opportunity to speak to this extremely important issue tonight. I congratulate the hon. member for Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup for requesting this debate. This issue is really important.

December 2nd, 2004

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on supply management system and the mad cow crisis

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

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the speeches made by my colleagues from Richmond—Arthabaska and from Chicoutimi—Le Fjord. I know those two regions, Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean and Estrie, very well.

November 23rd, 2004

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on the Canadian Wheat Board and supply management

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

Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking the hon. member for Montcalm for this motion on such an essential matter. Essential not only for the livelihood of our farmers, but also for the maintenance of an independent food policy, in Quebec as well as in the rest of Canada.

October 19th, 2004

NEWS: NDP MPs Call For New Fair Foreign Investment for Canada

OTTAWA - The NDP Caucus has a number of serious concerns about the proposed sale of Noranda Inc. to Chinese government owned Minmetals. Today, six New Democrat MPs, speaking on behalf of the NDP Caucus, challenged the Liberal government to properly investigate the sale of Noranda and support the formation of committee to conduct a Parliamentary review of foreign investment in Canada.

October 7th, 2004

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period - on foreign takeovers of Canadian firms

38th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Industry.

More than 11,000 Canadian businesses were taken over by foreign investors under the Mulroney and Chrétien governments. Nothing could be easier than getting Investment Canada's green light for an acquisition; the light is always green.