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.
July 30th, 2013
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March 21st, 2013
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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).
January 22nd, 2013
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
December 7th, 2012
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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
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.
October 11th, 2012
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October 2nd, 2012
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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
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AUGUST 30, 2012
LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN NEXEN TAKEOVER: NDP
Conservatives must conduct public review of deal
OTTAWA – The secrecy surrounding the approval of Nexen’s takeover by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is of growing concern for Canadians. While the Conservative government has refused to provide clear information about the potential benefits of this foreign takeover, it has been revealed that Conservative insiders acted as lobbyists for the transaction.
August 21st, 2012
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.
July 31st, 2012
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June 22nd, 2012
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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.
May 11th, 2012
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
March 16th, 2012
February 29th, 2012
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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
February 10th, 2012
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
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November 7th, 2011
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
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
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
April 28th, 2011
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
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
January 4th, 2011
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
October 13th, 2010
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
October 6th, 2010
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
September 3rd, 2010
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.
August 27th, 2010
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February 24th, 2010
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
January 15th, 2010
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 10th, 2009
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
November 4th, 2009
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
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
October 21st, 2009
August 12th, 2009
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
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
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April 8th, 2009
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.