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October 16th, 2013

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ October 16, 2013

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

October 10th, 2013

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ October 10, 2013

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

September 17th, 2013

NEWS ~ NEARLY 100 REASONS WHY PROROGATION WILL HURT BRITISH COLUMBIANS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ September 17, 2013

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

July 30th, 2013

NEWS ~ MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE: NDP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ July 30, 2013

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

June 19th, 2013

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 19, 2013

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

June 18th, 2013

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ June 18, 2013

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

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

May 23rd, 2013

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ May 23, 2013

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

May 1st, 2013

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ May 1, 2013

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

April 19th, 2013

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS SUPPORT GUELPH’S GREEN ENERGY PLAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE~ April 19, 2013

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

March 21st, 2013

NEWS ~ BUDGET DOESN’T DELIVER RESULTS FOR LOWER MAINLAND

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March 21, 2013

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

March 18th, 2013

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES LACK CREDIBILITY ON TANKER SAFETY PLAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ March 18, 2013

CONSERVATIVES LACK CREDIBILITY ON TANKER SAFETY PLAN

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

January 22nd, 2013

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 22, 2013

CONSERVATIVES STILL FAILING ON CLEAN ENERGY

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

December 10th, 2012

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

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December 10, 2012

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

December 7th, 2012

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

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December 7, 2012

HARPER GOVERNMENT IRRESPONSIBLE IN APROVING NEXEN TAKEOVER

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

November 22nd, 2012

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

Contracting out of Services at the George Derby Veterans Hospital

NDP Raising Issue at the Committee on Veterans Affairs

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

November 8th, 2012

NEWS ~ GEORGE DERBY HEALTH CARE WORKERS LOSING JOBS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8th, 2012

November 5th, 2012

NEWS ~ TIME FOR CONSERVATIVES TO RESPECT VETERANS: NDP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ November 5, 2012

TIME FOR CONSERVATIVES TO RESPECT VETERANS: NDP

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

October 11th, 2012

CONSERVATIVES MUST USE EXTENSION FOR NEXEN TAKEOVER DECISION TO CONSULT CANADIANS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2012

CONSERVATIVES MUST USE EXTENSION FOR NEXEN TAKEOVER DECISION TO CONSULT CANADIANS

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

October 4th, 2012

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2012

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

October 2nd, 2012

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

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October 2, 2012

NEXEN: NDP TABLES MOTION CALLING FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS

Discontent over potential Nexen takeover intensifies

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

August 30th, 2012

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUST 30, 2012

LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN NEXEN TAKEOVER: NDP

Conservatives must conduct public review of deal

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

August 21st, 2012

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 21, 2012

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

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

August 16th, 2012

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

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

July 31st, 2012

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ JULY 31, 2012

NEXEN DEAL NEEDS MORE SCRUTINY IN WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS

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

July 23rd, 2012

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

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JULY 23, 2012

NEXEN TAKEOVER MUST HAVE THOROUGH PUBLIC REVIEW: NDP

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

July 13th, 2012

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

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JULY 13, 2012

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

Federal government has an obligation to uphold Aboriginal rights

June 22nd, 2012

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 22, 2012

STOP DIVERTING GREEN MONEY TO OIL COMPANIES: NDP

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

June 14th, 2012

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

June 6th, 2012

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 11th, 2012

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES CUT CORNERS FOR CONTROVERSIAL MINE PROJECT

For Immediate ReleaseMay 11, 2012

CONSERVATIVES CUT CORNERS FOR CONTROVERSIAL MINE PROJECT

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

May 10th, 2012

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMAY 10, 2012STATEMENT

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

April 19th, 2012

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

For Immediate Release April 19, 2012

March 29th, 2012

NEWS ~ Conservatives promised to create jobs but slashes vital services instead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCH 29, 2012

FEDERAL BUDGET OUT-OF-STEP WITH LOWER MAINLAND FAMILIES

Conservatives promised to create jobs but slashes vital services instead

March 16th, 2012

NEWS ~ WALKING THE TALK ON HUMAN RIGHTS – TAKE TWO & TAKING ACTION / JOINDRE LE GESTE À LA PAROLE: LES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE À L’ÉTRANGER – PRISE 2 ET ACTION

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MARCH 16 2012

WALKING THE TALK ON HUMAN RIGHTS – TAKE TWO & TAKING ACTION

The importance of taking action on violations of human rights & the environment

February 29th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUDULENT ELECTION CALLS IN BURNABY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 29, 2012

NDP INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUDULENT ELECTION CALLS IN BURNABY

OTTAWA - New Democrats Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby-Douglas) have received reports from constituents concerned about possible fraudulent calls they have received during the previous election, and are working to verify these claims.

February 27th, 2012

JULIAN TABLES BILL C-402 FOR BETTER PROTECTION OF TRANSIT OPERATORS & BUS DRIVERS / JULIAN DÉPOSE LE PROJET DE LOI C-402 POUR LA PROTECTION DES CONDUCTEURS D’AUTOBUS

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Bill C-402. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-402, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transportation workers).

February 24th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP BC MPs express their concerns about the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project

The following letter was sent to the Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project from the BC Caucus of the Federal New Democratic Party:

February 10th, 2012

NEWS ~ LOCAL MPS OFFER CONGRATULATIONS TO CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER

OTTAWA – New Westminster NDP MPs Fin Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam & Port Moody) and Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) were on hand in Ottawa yesterday to congratulate the City of New Westminster on winning the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) 2012 Sustainable Communities Award.

January 16th, 2012

NEWS ~ LOCAL MPs DONNELLY & JULIAN CHALLENGE HARPER TO TOUR ROYAL COLUMBIAN HOSPITAL BEFORE CUTTING FEDERAL HEALTH TRANSFERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JANUARY 16, 2012

LOCAL MPs DONNELLY & JULIAN CHALLENGE HARPER TO TOUR ROYAL COLUMBIAN HOSPITAL BEFORE CUTTING FEDERAL HEALTH TRANSFERS

December 22nd, 2011

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS APPLAUD DECISION ON SECURITIES COMMISSION - LE NPD APPLAUDIT L'AVIS DE LA COUR CONTRE UNE COMMISSION DES VALEURS MOBILIÈRES UNIQUE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 22, 2011

NEW DEMOCRATS APPLAUD DECISION ON SECURITIES COMMISSION

Supreme Court decision proves Stephen Harper was interfering with provincial jurisdiction

December 7th, 2011

NEWS ~ IN THE HOUSE ~ Tabling of Private Member's Bill C-378, An Act to prohibit sweatshop labour goods

Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills

(please find petition below - svp veuillez trouver la pétition ci-dessous)

Bill C-378. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-378, An Act to prohibit sweatshop labour goods.

November 25th, 2011

NEWS ~ SUPPORT CANADIAN FOOTBALL / APPUYONS LE FOOTBALL CANADIEN

SUPPORT CANADIAN FOOTBALL

OTTAWA- Peter Julian, M.P. (Burnaby-New Westminster) today reintroduced his bill C-360, An Act to support Canadian Professional Football.

November 8th, 2011

NEWS ~ OUT-OF-TOUCH FLAHERTY UPDATE FAILS CANADIANS ON JOBS: TURMEL / DERNIÈRE MISE À JOUR DE FLAHERTY – NYCOLE TURMEL ACCUSE LE MINISTRE DÉCONNECTÉ DE LA RÉALITÉ D’AVOIR LAISSÉ TOMBER LES CANADIENS EN CE QUI CONCERNE LA CRÉATION D’EMPLOIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENOVEMBER 8, 2011

OUT-OF-TOUCH FLAHERTY UPDATE FAILS CANADIANS ON JOBS: TURMEL

Conservatives see a long-term revenue problem. New Democrats see an urgent Canadian jobs crisis.

November 7th, 2011

STATEMENT ~ PETER JULIAN HONOURED TO BE NAMED FINANCE CRITIC FOR THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION NDP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE~NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011

PETER JULIAN HONOURED TO BE NAMED FINANCE CRITIC

FOR THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION NDP

OTTAWA - Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), has quickly gotten to work as the new Finance Critic of the Official Opposition New Democratic Party. Peter was named to the post last weekend and since that time, in the framework of the hearings held around the Pre-budget Consultations for the Standing Committee on Finance, has met with the Governor of the Bank of Canada Mark Carney, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) Kevin Page.

October 4th, 2011

STATEMENT FROM PETER JULIAN ON THE NDP LEADERSHIP RACE ~ DÉCLARATION DU DÉPUTÉ PETER JULIAN SUR LA COURSE À LA CHEFFERIE DU NPD

STATEMENT FROM PETER JULIAN ON THE NDP LEADERSHIP RACE

Over the past few weeks I have been consulting with activists in the NDP family about the possibility of running for leadership of our Party. I left the door open to that possibility while I talked extensively with New Democrats in our federal caucus and party, the labour, social, and environmental movements and civil society.

July 26th, 2011

NEWS ~ JULIAN & MASSE LAUNCH GAS PRICE FAIRNESS CAMPAIGN

While Conservatives dawdle, New Democrats say The Price is Wrong–Fix it Now

BURNABY, BC - Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) Industry Shadow Minister joined Brian Masse, MP (Windsor West) Vice-Chair, Industry & Science Committee today in launching a campaign to protect consumers from gas gouging. The Price is Wrong - Fix it Now campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the government’s failure to protect Canadians from being gouged at the gas pump.

June 6th, 2011

NEWS ~ BUDGET OUT-OF-STEP WITH LOWER MAINLAND FAMILIES

Budget fails to provide leadership on job creation, health care or pensions: NDP

OTTAWA – New Democrat Leader Jack Layton says the government’s budget is still out-of-step with Canadian families, particularly the sixty per cent of Canadians who didn’t vote Conservative.

May 27th, 2011

PETER JULIAN HONOURED TO BE NAMED TO NDP SHADOW CABINET

BURNABY– Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) was named today by Official Opposition Leader Jack Layton to the position of Industry Critic in the shadow cabinet of the NDP.

April 28th, 2011

MORE PROMINENT ENVIRONMENTALISTS BACK NEW DEMOCRATS

As the NDP surges, more prominent environmentalists are backing local New Democrat candidates.

Today Environment Health Educator Mae Burrows and former Green Party Chair Sven Biggs added their voices to the growing number of supporters from the environmental community for Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam & Port Moody). Last week the NDP candidates were endorsed by biologist and activist Alexandra Morton and award-winning environmentalists Joe Foy and Elaine Golds.

April 22nd, 2011

FIGHTING POVERTY AN NDP PRIORITY

New Democrat Candidates Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby-Douglas) announced today that they will continue to fight for the millions of Canadians living in poverty and trying to make ends meet.   Canada has one of highest rates of child poverty in the western world. In the recent recession the biggest corporations and well-connected insiders did very well under the Harper Conservatives, while poverty rates increased and working families found it harder to get ahead.   “Canada needs to do more. We need to address the indignity and suffering that poverty causes families,” stated Peter Julian. “Poverty compromises children’s health and limits their educational possibilities.”   “The child poverty rate in British Columbia has remained the highest in Canada for six years in a row. It is a sad state of affairs when families, despite working full-time, cannot lift their families out of poverty,” added Kennedy Stewart.   “You can trust Jack Layton and the New Democrat team to help your family get ahead. You can count on us to work with others to tackle the challenges you face,” said Julian.   “Here in BC, the best way to defeat the Harper Conservatives, reduce poverty and make life more affordable for families is to vote for the New Democrats,” added Stewart.   The candidates’ announcement today coincides with tonight’s Empty Bowls Gala at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown that both Julian and Stewart will attend. Proceeds from the Gala benefit Burnaby's Food First Committee, which works to address issues of food security and hunger.

April 22nd, 2011

BC ENVIRONMENTAL HEAVYWEIGHTS BACK NDP CANDIDATES

Morton, Foy and Golds Endorse NDP Candidates Fin Donnelly & Peter Julian

Three of BC's most influential voices on the environment gathered today on the banks of the Fraser River to endorse incumbent New Democrat candidates Fin Donnelly and Peter Julian.

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 15th, 2011

A NATIONAL HOLIDAY TO HONOUR THE CANADIAN FLAG / UNE FÊTE NATIONALE EN L’HONNEUR DU DRAPEAU DU CANADA

A NATIONAL HOLIDAY TO HONOUR THE CANADIAN FLAG An idea whose time has come: MP Julian

January 4th, 2011

NEWS ~ Statement by Peter Julian, MP Burnaby-New Westminster

Statement by Peter Julian, MP Burnaby-New Westminster

BURNABY, BC. Almost to the day, one month ago, Carole James stepped down as leader of the BC NDP after successfully bringing our party from two seats in the legislature to the brink of forming government. Her resignation was a surprise to many of us in the NDP.

November 10th, 2010

NEWS ~ JULIAN PRESSES GOVERNMENT TO SHOW RESPECT FOR VETERANS

Remembrance Week the time to end disrespect towards Veterans

New Westminster, BC. Peter Julian, NDP MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) has denounced the disrespectful actions of the Harper government towards Veterans and their families.

October 13th, 2010

Please vote for the Burnaby YOUth Hub

Every year approximately 15% of students do not complete school. In Burnaby the non completion rate for 2008 was 666 students. That is the equivalent of at least 2 entire elementary schools and approximately 24 classrooms. We lose these students one by one but the numbers do add up. These students have complicated life stories and high needs. Many come from poverty and have trouble getting their basic needs met.

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

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES KILLING CANADA’S SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY / LES CONSERVATEURS DÉTRUISENT L’INDUSTRIE CANADIENNE DE LA CONSTRUCTION NAVALE

CONSERVATIVES KILLING CANADA’S SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

OTTAWA – New Democrats took the government to task today for their lack of strategic vision for Canada’s shipbuilding industry. With their recent decision to eliminating customs tariffs on imported ships, the Conservatives could destroy Canada’s shipbuilding industry, just as it did with our forestry industry.

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.

September 3rd, 2010

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

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

September 1st, 2010

NEWS ~ NDP MP VISITS TAMIL ASYLUM-SEEKERS IN B.C.

NDP MP VISITS TAMIL ASYLUM-SEEKERS IN B.C. Peter Julian concerned over human rights, access to services, support and translators

August 27th, 2010

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS WELCOME MOVE TO MATCH DONATIONS FOR PAKISTAN RELIEF

VANCOUVER – New Democrat MPs Don Davies (Vancouver-Kingsway) and Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) welcomed the announcement that private donations made for flood aid between August 2 and September 12 will be matched by the government with no upper limit.

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 3rd, 2010

NEWS ~ NDP LAUNCH TASK FORCE TO WORK WITH IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES / LE NPD ÉTABLIT UN GROUPE D’ÉTUDE QUI TRAVAILLERA AVEC DES GROUPES D’IMMIGRANTS

NDP LAUNCH TASK FORCE TO WORK WITH IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES Julian and Chow to seek community solutions on visas, family reunification and jobs

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

March 4th, 2010

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

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

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

February 24th, 2010

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

GOVERNMENT WALKS AWAY FROM CANADIAN ATHLETES MID-GAMES

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

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

January 28th, 2010

NEWS ~ GOVERNMENT HAS NOTHING ON LENNIKOV / LE GOUVERNEMENT NE DÉTIENT RIEN SUR LENNIKOV

GOVERNMENT HAS NOTHING ON LENNIKOV 8500 pages later, the information obtained under Access to Information undermines government case

January 15th, 2010

HOW TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF HAITI

Dear Constituents,

I am writing in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti and to express my profound sadness at the terrible loss of life and the enormous human tragedy that is unfolding. The overwhelming infrastructure destruction means Haitians face a desperate shortage of the most basic human needs, including food and potable drinking water.

December 18th, 2009

NEWS ~ GOVERNMENT HAS NOTHING ON MIKHAIL LENNIKOV / LE GOUVERNEMENT NE DÉTIENT AUCUNE PREUVE CONTRE MIKHAIL LENNIKOV

GOVERNMENT HAS NOTHING ON MIKHAIL LENNIKOV Six months and over 3,500 pages later, the government has no evidence Lennikov is a threat

December 10th, 2009

NEWS ~ NDP TO CONTINUE FIGHT ON HST

OTTAWA – Local Members of Parliament Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), Bill Siksay (Burnaby Douglas), Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam-Port Moody) and their NDP colleagues are pledging to continue the fight on the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) after the Conservative/Liberal closure motion shut down debate on the HST Bill going through Parliament.

November 26th, 2009

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

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

November 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 23rd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT JUDICIAL INQUIRY ON SALMON CRISIS

The federal New Democrats are calling for an immediate independent judicial inquiry into the catastrophic collapse of the Fraser River sockeye run to ensure that west coast salmon don’t go the way of Atlantic cod.

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 7th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ NDP BILL WOULD CREATE LEIF ERIKSON DAY

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

October 1st, 2009

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

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

August 21st, 2009

DON’T LET WILD SALMON FOLLOW COD INTO OBLIVION ~ NE LAISSEZ PAS LE SAUMON SUBIR LE MÊME SORT QUE LA MORUE

DON’T LET WILD SALMON FOLLOW COD INTO OBLIVION New Democrats present action plan to immediately address salmon crisis

August 12th, 2009

NEWS ~ NDP MPs URGE HALT TO IRAQ WAR RESISTER DEPORTATION

NDP MPs URGE HALT TO IRAQ WAR RESISTER DEPORTATION

For Immediate Release 12 August 2009

BURNABY: New Democrat MPs Libby Davies (Vancouver East), Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster), Alex Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), Denise Savoie (Victoria), Jean Crowder (Nanimo Cowichan), Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), and Bill Siksay (Burnaby-Douglas) have urged the federal government to stop all removal action against US Iraq war resister Rodney Watson.

August 11th, 2009

NEWS ~ JULIAN DECRIES INADEQUATE POST SECONDARY EDUCATION FUNDING FOR BC DEAF STUDENTS

Vancouver - Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) was joined by members of the Deaf community as well as key representatives from Deaf service organizations on August 11th at Vancouver Community College to bring attention to the chronic underfunding for BC deaf students seeking post secondary education.

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 25th, 2009

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

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

June 18th, 2009

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

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

June 2nd, 2009

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

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

April 28th, 2009

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

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

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

April 22nd, 2009

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 8th, 2009

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

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