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June 26th, 2013

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

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

Greater oversight needed on parliamentary expenses

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

June 19th, 2013

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 19, 2013

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

June 19th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP plan to oversee MP spending approved

All-party deal on bills, MP oversight lets House out early

Motions to disclose MPs expenses off to committee as Commons calls it quits for summer

June 19th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Un nouvel organisme pourrait surveiller les dépenses des députés fédéraux

Presse Canadienne

OTTAWA _ Peter Julian, un député du Nouveau parti démocratique, est parvenu mardi soir à obtenir un consentement unanime pour la création d'un organisme indépendant qui pourra surveiller les dépenses de la Chambre des communes, y compris celles des députés.

June 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP wants independent oversight body to oversee MPs spending

Harper dodges question on why his office spearheaded attacks on Justin Trudeau

Lee Berthiaume, The Province

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper sidestepped a question Tuesday over whether it was appropriate for his taxpayer-funded office to be distributing documents to media about paid speeches Justin Trudeau made before he was elected to Parliament.

June 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP wants MPs to stop policing their own spending

Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau (CalgarySun.com; TorontoSun.com; OttawaSun.com; the London free press; EdmontonSun.com; The Kingston Whig Standard)

June 18th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Les dépenses gérées par un organisme indépendant

Agence QMI, Le Journal de Québec et Le Journal de Montréal

OTTAWA - L'opposition officielle à Ottawa recommande qu'un organisme indépendant remplace le Bureau de régie interne du Parlement pour la surveillance des dépenses des députés.

June 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP presses for new accountability practices in the Commons

Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star (ON) News, Page A8

OTTAWA - Amid a Commons clamour over Senate expenses, opposition parties have moved to outdo the Conservative government and each other on transparency.

February 25th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ in support of fair remittance rates for bank transfers

Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present petitions signed by dozens of residents of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa region. They are concerned about the overcharging on remittance fees. Many banks are charging up to 25% on remittance fees that are being sent by new Canadian families to their loved ones and family members overseas. This is an overcharging that hurts lower income Canadians, particularly new Canadians. The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to introduce legislation that would put into place caps on the types of remittance penalties and remittance fees that are presently being paid by new Canadians and lower income Canadians.

February 4th, 2013

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

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

December 17th, 2012

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

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

Conflicts surrounding Canadian mines 'a serious problem'

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

October 1st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech ~ on Bill C-383, An Act to Amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act and the International River Improvements

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Debate

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the NDP is pleased to rise in this House to support Bill C-383.

September 20th, 2012

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

Tsunami debris not likely radioactive, Ottawa says

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

September 18th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Government response to Q-732 on the anticipated arrival of debris on Canada's west coast from the 2011 Japanese (Tohoku) earthquake

Q-732 — June 12, 2012 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — With regard to the anticipated arrival of debris on Canada's west coast from the 2011 Japanese (Tohoku) earthquake: (a) how has the government prepared for the arrival of the debris on the west coast of Canada; (b) does the government still expect a 2014 arrival date; (c) has the government created a contingency plan and, if so, what is it; (d) what are the current best estimates for the total cost of implementing this plan; (e) which federal departments or agencies are involved or are expected to become involved in this matter; (f) has an environmental impact assessment of the debris hitting the west coast (i) been conducted or (ii) currently being conducted or (iii) is there a plan for such an assessment in the works; (g) which provincial counterparts has the government been consulting with; (h) has the government liaised with the US federal government and/or any US states for coordinating a response plan and, if so, which states; (i) has the government allocated funding towards this problem and, if so, what is the amount; (j) which departments and other entities will be allocated these funds; and (k) does the government anticipate the arrival of any radioactive debris and, if so, what is its plan for mitigating the potential dangers of this debris? Q-732 — 12 juin 2012 — M. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — En ce qui concerne l’arrivée prévue sur la côte ouest de débris du tremblement de terre de 2011 au Japon (Tohoku) : a) comment le gouvernement s’est-il préparé pour l’arrivée des débris sur la côte ouest du Canada; b) le gouvernement prévoit-il toujours l’arrivée des débris en 2014; c) le gouvernement a-t-il établi un plan d’urgence et, le cas échéant, quel est-il; d) quelles sont les meilleures estimations actuelles quant au coût total de mise en œuvre de ce plan; e) quels ministères ou organismes fédéraux interviennent ou interviendront dans ce dossier; f) une étude d’impact environnemental de l’arrivée des débris sur la côte ouest (i) a-t-elle été menée ou (ii) est-elle en cours ou (iii) un plan relatif à une telle étude est-il en cours d’élaboration; g) quels pendants provinciaux le gouvernement a-t-il consultés; h) le gouvernement a-t-il été en liaison avec le gouvernement américain et des États américains afin de coordonner un plan d’intervention et, le cas échéant, quels États; i) le gouvernement a-t-il affecté des fonds au règlement du problème et, le cas échéant, quel montant; j) quels ministères et autres entités recevront ces fonds; k) le gouvernement prévoit-il l’arrivée de débris radioactifs et, le cas échéant, comment prévoit-il réduire les éventuels dangers liés à ces débris?

June 12th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on the Order Paper ~ With regard to the anticipated arrival of debris on Canada's west coast from the 2011 Japanese (Tohoku) earthquake

Q-7322 — June 12, 2012 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — With regard to the anticipated arrival of debris on Canada's west coast from the 2011 Japanese (Tohoku) earthquake: (a) how has the government prepared for the arrival of the debris on the west coast of Canada; (b) does the government still expect a 2014 arrival date; (c) has the government created a contingency plan and, if so, what is it; (d) what are the current best estimates for the total cost of implementing this plan; (e) which federal departments or agencies are involved or are expected to become involved in this matter; (f) has an environmental impact assessment of the debris hitting the west coast (i) been conducted or (ii) currently being conducted or (iii) is there a plan for such an assessment in the works; (g) which provincial counterparts has the government been consulting with; (h) has the government liaised with the US federal government and/or any US states for coordinating a response plan and, if so, which states; (i) has the government allocated funding towards this problem and, if so, what is the amount; (j) which departments and other entities will be allocated these funds; and (k) does the government anticipate the arrival of any radioactive debris and, if so, what is its plan for mitigating the potential dangers of this debris? Q-7322 — 12 juin 2012 — M. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — En ce qui concerne l’arrivée prévue sur la côte ouest de débris du tremblement de terre de 2011 au Japon (Tohoku) : a) comment le gouvernement s’est-il préparé pour l’arrivée des débris sur la côte ouest du Canada; b) le gouvernement prévoit-il toujours l’arrivée des débris en 2014; c) le gouvernement a-t-il établi un plan d’urgence et, le cas échéant, quel est-il; d) quelles sont les meilleures estimations actuelles quant au coût total de mise en œuvre de ce plan; e) quels ministères ou organismes fédéraux interviennent ou interviendront dans ce dossier; f) une étude d’impact environnemental de l’arrivée des débris sur la côte ouest (i) a-t-elle été menée ou (ii) est-elle en cours ou (iii) un plan relatif à une telle étude est-il en cours d’élaboration; g) quels pendants provinciaux le gouvernement a-t-il consultés; h) le gouvernement a-t-il été en liaison avec le gouvernement américain et des États américains afin de coordonner un plan d’intervention et, le cas échéant, quels États; i) le gouvernement a-t-il affecté des fonds au règlement du problème et, le cas échéant, quel montant; j) quels ministères et autres entités recevront ces fonds; k) le gouvernement prévoit-il l’arrivée de débris radioactifs et, le cas échéant, comment prévoit-il réduire les éventuels dangers liés à ces débris?

June 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 2nd, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP RELEASES DISSENTING REPORT ON PIPELINES AND REFINING CAPACITY - LE NPD DÉPOSE UN RAPPORT DISSIDENT SUR LES OLÉODUCS ET LA CAPACITÉ DE RAFFINAGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 2, 2012

NDP RELEASES DISSENTING REPORT ON PIPELINES AND REFINING CAPACITY

OTTAWA – New Democrats strongly criticized the majority report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources tabled today in parliament calling it a whitewash which simply echoes the Conservative’s unbalanced oil extraction policy that doesn’t take into account the damage to Canada’s environment and economy.

April 25th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting Petitions ~ calling on a ban on oil tankers to protect our coast forever

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to table, along with so many of my colleagues, a petition from 57,000 British Columbians who have stood up to say that we have to protect the north coast and legislate a ban on oil tankers to protect our coast forever.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCH 16 2012

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

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

March 2nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ PETITION ~ Tell the government to stop threatening cuts to the Canadian Seniors' Old Age Security pension (OAS)

Tell the government to stop threatening cuts to Canadian Seniors’ Old Age Security pension (OAS) !

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 9th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting Petitions ~ A Canadian Memorial Museum Centre for the Korean War

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Presenting Petitions

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

February 9th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Introduction of Private Members' Bills ~ C-393, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (railway noise and vibration control)

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

Bill C-393. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-393, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (railway noise and vibration control).

February 9th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ calling for the release of Dr. Bingzhang Wang, a father of the Chinese democracy movement

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Madam Speaker, the second petition is calling for the early release of Dr. Bingzhang Wang.

January 31st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business ~ Presenting petitions ~ asking the government to look at waiving visa requirements for Serbian visitors to Canada

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present, on behalf of hundreds of residents of British Columbia and Alberta, Edmonton area, Calgary area and throughout the lower mainland of British Columbia, a petition that asks the government to look at waiving visa requirements for Serbian visitors to Canada.

January 26th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ M-305 Motion to Restore Video Relay Service for the Deaf (VRS) / M-305 Motion pour rétablir le Service de relais vidéo (SRV)

M-305 — January 26, 2012 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) reverse the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s decision to end the Video Relay Service (VRS) trial program hosted by Telus-Sorensen which covered the region of British Columbia and Alberta; (b) restore the VRS; and (c) immediately adopt VRS technology, in both official languages and in American Sign Language and Quebec Sign Language as needed, as an option for Canadian deaf persons who require services that facilitate phone conversations, in addition to the current text-based Message Relay Service.

December 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 29th, 2011

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

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

Ottawa man charged following Facebook threat against OC Transpo

Zev Singer

November 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 2nd, 2011

Community Newsletter ~ featuring Remembrance Day ceremonies in Burnaby and in New Westminster

Dear Neighbours,

I encourage everyone to participate in the Remembrance Day Services in our community. In this way, we pay tribute to those who served and are serving Canada proudly.

November 1st, 2011

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

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

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

October 27th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ A CANADA FLAG DAY NATIONAL HOLIDAY / POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE ~ FAIRE DU JOUR DU DRAPEAU UN JOUR FÉRIÉ

Context : Introduction of Private Members' Bills

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Bill C-337. Introduction and first reading

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Flag Day).

October 5th, 2011

Bill C-323, The International Protection & Promotion of Human Rights Act / Projet de loi C-323, Loi de promotion et de protection des droits de la personne à l’échelle internationale

(Copy of Bill C-323 and petition below...)

41st Parliament, 1st Session

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

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-323, An Act to amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights).

September 28th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Introduction of Bill C-289, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (nanotechnology)

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Introduction and first reading of Private Member's Bills

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

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-289, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (nanotechnology).

March 25th, 2011

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Member's Statement

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

March 24th, 2011

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

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

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

March 24th, 2011

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

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

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

March 21st, 2011

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

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

March 13th, 2011

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

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

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

February 19th, 2011

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

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

February 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

December 14th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

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

December 7th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Carole James

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

November 29th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

November 2nd, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ North Korean Refugees

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

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

November 2nd, 2010

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

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

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

November 2nd, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

October 31st, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ MP takes aim at nighttime rail noise

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

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

October 29th, 2010

IN THE NEWS ~ Proposed bill welcomed in Thornhill

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

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

October 27th, 2010

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

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

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

October 26th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ North Korean Refugees

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

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

October 26th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

October 26th, 2010

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

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

October 26th, 2010

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

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

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

October 25th, 2010

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

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

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

October 25th, 2010

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

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

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

October 22nd, 2010

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

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

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

October 22nd, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on taxation

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Supplementary Question

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

October 21st, 2010

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

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

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

October 20th, 2010

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

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

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

October 19th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

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

October 19th, 2010

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

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

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

October 19th, 2010

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

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

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

October 5th, 2010

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

NDP BILL ADVOCATES TAX FAIRNESS FOR HARD OF HEARING

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

October 5th, 2010

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

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

Bill C-577. Introduction and first reading

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

September 30th, 2010

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

NDP BILL WOULD ENSURE FAIRNESS FOR HOME BUYERS

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

September 30th, 2010

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

Private member's bill would increase allowable RRSP withdrawal

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

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

September 30th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

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

September 30th, 2010

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

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

Context : Questions and Comments

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

September 29th, 2010

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

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

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

September 28th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ on the census

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

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

September 27th, 2010

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

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

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

September 20th, 2010

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

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

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

September 20th, 2010

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

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

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

September 20th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

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

June 17th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

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

June 17th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

June 11th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ withheld report on Colombia

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Supplementary Question

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

June 11th, 2010

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

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

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

June 9th, 2010

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

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

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

June 7th, 2010

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

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

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

June 1st, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

May 31st, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

May 25th, 2010

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

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

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

May 13th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Fairness at the Pumps Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Debate

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

May 13th, 2010

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

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

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

May 10th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question

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

April 28th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Opposition Motion—Investment Canada Act

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

April 27th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

April 22nd, 2010

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

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

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

April 22nd, 2010

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

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

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

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

April 20th, 2010

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

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

April 20th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

April 19th, 2010

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

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

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

April 15th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

April 15th, 2010

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

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

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

April 14th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

April 13th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

April 1st, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

March 31st, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

March 30th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

March 30th, 2010

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

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

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

March 26th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session ~ Question Period

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

March 26th, 2010

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

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

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

March 25th, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Question

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

March 25th, 2010

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

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

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

March 25th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ HST

40th Parliament, 3rd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

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

March 24th, 2010

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

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

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

March 23rd, 2010

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

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

March 10th, 2010

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

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

March 9th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ on 2010 Federal Budget

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

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

March 5th, 2010

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ HST

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

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

December 9th, 2009

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

The Edmonton Sun SECTION: Editorial/Opinion MINDELLE JACOBS

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

December 8th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Context : Debate

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

December 7th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Context : Question

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

December 7th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Context : Presenting Petitions

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

December 7th, 2009

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

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

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

December 5th, 2009

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

EDMONTON JOURNAL (FINAL) NEWS, Page: A1

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

Laura Drake, Edmonton Journal

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

December 4th, 2009

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

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

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

December 2nd, 2009

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

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

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

November 26th, 2009

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

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

November 25th, 2009

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

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

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

November 19th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

November 19th, 2009

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

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

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

November 17th, 2009

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

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

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

November 16th, 2009

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

40th Parliament 2nd Session

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

November 16th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

November 16th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

November 16th, 2009

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

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

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

November 4th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

November 4th, 2009

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

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

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

October 29th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ New Bill Targets Sweatshop Labour

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

October 21st, 2009

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

(release in English and in French below)

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

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

October 21st, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Presenting Petitions

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

October 21st, 2009

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

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

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

October 19th, 2009

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

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

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

October 7th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ NDP BILL WOULD CREATE LEIF ERIKSON DAY

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

October 5th, 2009

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

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

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

September 29th, 2009

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

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

September 29th, 2009

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

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

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

September 24th, 2009

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

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

September 17th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

September 17th, 2009

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

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

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

September 16th, 2009

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

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

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

June 17th, 2009

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRAT BILL WOULD SUPPORT CANADIAN FOOTBALL

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

June 10th, 2009

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

ADOPTIVE AND BIOLOGICAL PARENTS SHOULD RECEIVE SAME BENEFITS

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

June 10th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ Bertukan Mideksa

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

June 10th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ Sri Lanka humanitarian crisis

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

May 21st, 2009

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

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

May 6th, 2009

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

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

Bill C-379. Introduction and first reading

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

May 5th, 2009

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

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

April 29th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ JULIAN ADVOCATES RESTITUTION FOR CRIME VICTIMS

OTTAWA – NDP MP Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) re-introduced a Private Member’s Bill today which would amend the Criminal Code so that compensation in certain cases is immediately awarded to victims of crime.

April 29th, 2009

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

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

April 29th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

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

April 29th, 2009

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

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

April 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 8th, 2009

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

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

April 1st, 2009

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

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

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

April 1st, 2009

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

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

March 31st, 2009

Some of Peter's legislative work

NOTICES OF MOTIONS / AVIS DE MOTIONS

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

March 28th, 2009

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

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

March 28th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Burnaby MP wants funding for local Games

Burnaby MP wants funding for local Games

Christina Myers Burnaby Now

Saturday, March 28, 2009

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

March 27th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Les minières canadiennes ne seront pas inquiétées

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

March 25th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Consumers deserve toxin ingredient labels

Burnaby Now

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

March 25th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Activist applauds MP's toxins bill

Peter Julian is calling for 'right-to-know' labelling for consumers

Christina Myers, Burnaby Now

A longtime Burnaby environmental and health activist is applauding a push to introduce "right-to-know" labelling for toxic ingredients in household products.

March 25th, 2009

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

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

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

March 25th, 2009

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

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

March 11th, 2009

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

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

March 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 3rd, 2009

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

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

March 3rd, 2009

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

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

February 25th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ MPP wants crackdown on transit violence

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

February 12th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

February 12th, 2009

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

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

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

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

February 11th, 2009

NEWS: NDP BILL WOULD PROTECT TRANSIT WORKERS

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

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

February 11th, 2009

NEWS: NEW DEMOCRAT BILL TO CREATE NATIONAL FLAG DAY HOLIDAY

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

Bill C-313. Introduction and first reading

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

February 11th, 2009

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

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

February 5th, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

February 3rd, 2009

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

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

January 28th, 2009

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

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

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.

September 1st, 2008

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

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

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

July 29th, 2008

NEWS: Government’s Regulations on Toxic Chemicals Fail Canadians

Government’s Final PBDE Regulations Miss the Mark

OTTAWA – The Federal Government’s recent final regulations on dangerous PBDE chemicals fall short of what’s needed to protect the health of Canadians, said NDP Environment Critic Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley) and NDP Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) and they are calling on the Government to revisit its finalised regulations and extend the ban to all PBDE compounds.

June 9th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ 2010 Olympic Games

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we learned Friday that the Liberal turned Conservative ethically challenged minister for the 2010 Olympic Games has yet again compromised the Canadian public. When Washington State went looking for a piece of the Olympic pie, it hired none other than Gordon Campbell insiders, Patrick Kinsella and Mark Jiles, to lobby the federal minister. There is only one problem. They are not registered to lobby, which means it is illegal for them to lobby.

June 5th, 2008

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

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

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

May 29th, 2008

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

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

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

May 8th, 2008

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

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

May 6th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Immigration

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

Mr. Speaker, I represent the area of Burnaby—New Westminster which is the centre of the Canadian mosaic and the most diverse community on earth. Over 100 languages are spoken in our small area and all faiths are represented here. The population is substantially new Canadian, people who have come to make a difference and help build this great country of Canada.

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.

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 13th, 2008

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

(message en français suit...)

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).

February 26th, 2008

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

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

February 25th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Motion ~ Women's Ski Jumping in the 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Olympics Games

M-460 — February 25, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should encourage the International Olympic Committee to recognize and include women’s ski jumping as an event at the 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Olympic Games.

February 20th, 2008

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

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

February 12th, 2008

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

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

February 8th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions on the SPP

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

February 8th, 2008

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

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

January 31st, 2008

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

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

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

January 31st, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions on the SPP

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

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

January 31st, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ on Trafficking of Women and Children During the 2010 Olympics

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

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for her intervention despite her cold this morning. It is a very important debate we are having. I want to thank the Standing Committee on the Status of Women for putting this issue forward because this is a very important piece of the planning for the 2010 Olympics Games that has been neglected.

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.

December 11th, 2007

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

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

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

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 23rd, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ on Housing

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, in Burnaby--New Westminster and across the lower mainland the lack of affordable housing is causing a crisis.

November 13th, 2007

NEWS: NDP MOVES TO INCREASE PROTECTION FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WORKERS

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby–New Westminster) tabled his Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons which would extend greater protection to public transportation workers by amending the Criminal Code of Canada to include tougher sentences for assaults in their workplace.

June 13th, 2007

NEWS: NDP calls to extend greater protection for bus operators and transit workers

Should be awarded same protection as police personnel

OTTAWA – Hundreds of attacks on bus drivers and transit operators are reported annually from coast to coast to coast. Today, NDP Transport Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby–New Westminster) called on the House of Commons to extend greater protection to drivers and transit operators under the Criminal Code of Canada. He was joined by representatives of the Canadian Auto Workers Union and the Amalgamated Transit Union of Canada, representing bus drivers and transit workers.

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 18th, 2007

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

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

Mr. Speaker, today I am presenting three petitions.

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

May 1st, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Bill C-437- National Sustainable Development Strategy

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

(1005)

[Bill C-437. Introduction and first reading]

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-437, An Act to develop and implement a National Sustainable Development Strategy, create a Green Fund to assist in its implementation and adopt specific goals with respect to sustainable development in Canada, and to make consequential amendments to another Act.

May 1st, 2007

NEWS: Julian introduces bill for sustainable development

OTTAWA - Recent studies have shown that Canada has performed poorly in such environmental areas as greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and energy efficiency. Two recent evaluations of environmental performance ranked Canada 28th out of 30. Canada makes up less than one half of one percent of the world's population, but we are the world's eighth largest producer of carbon dioxide, a chief contributor to global warming.

March 23rd, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Bill C-414 - Child protection against advertising exploitation

Bill C-414. Introduction and first reading Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-414, An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Food and Drugs Act (child protection against advertising exploitation).

March 22nd, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-297 - regulating the pet food industry

M-297 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should bring forth within six months legislation regulating the pet food industry to ensure that the ingredients used in pet foods are safe, nutritiously adequate and properly labeled.

March 22nd, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on the Order Paper - Program and spending by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC)

Question No. 168-- Mr. Peter Julian:

With regard to programs and spending by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) within the riding of Burnaby—New Westminster: (a) what was the amount spent in 2006; (b) what is the projected budget for 2007; (c) how many CMHC-funded housing units for singles and families currently exist; (d) how many CMHC-funded housing units for singles and families are planned for 2006 and 2007; and (e) what is the amount that CMHC has provided to housing co-ops in the riding for maintenance over the last two years and what will be the amount over the next two years?

March 20th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on the Order Paper - National Marine and Industrial Council

Question No. 139-- Mr. Peter Julian:

Pertaining to the National Marine and Industrial Council: (a) what is its structure, mandate and stated objectives; (b) what are the total annual appropriations from the government since its founding; (c) what are the total annual contributions received from the private sector since its founding; (d) what are the expenses and the nature of the expenses associated with the operation of the Council and the operation of each working group within the Council, including actual and projected salaries, per diems, costs of travel, meals and accommodation and requisitions; (e) who has the Council identified as the representatives of labour, and industry stakeholders; (f) how often has it reported to the government and what reports has it prepared for the government; and (g) when will the minutes pertaining to the May 11, 2006, meeting be publicly available?

February 21st, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Bill C-406 - Victim restitution

Bill C-406. Introduction and first reading Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-406, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (victim restitution).

February 20th, 2007

NEWS: NDP Bill fast tracks compensation for crime victims

OTTAWA – NDP MP Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) tabled a Private Member’s Bill today that will amend the Criminal Code so that compensation in certain cases is immediately awarded to victims of crime.

January 24th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Motion on Toronto Airport - Transport, Infrastructure and Communities/Transports, infrastructure et collectivité

Motion

That the Committee inquire into the failure of the security system at the Toronto International Airport that occurred on 10 and 11 October, 2006, and that the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities be invited to appear to discuss the renewal of the Garda World Security Corp contract for the Toronto International Airport.

December 13th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-272 - Environmentally friendly practices in the parliamentary precinct

M-272 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Environmentally friendly practices in the parliamentary precinct — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure: (a) that state-of-the-art environmentally friendly designs, maintenance, and energy systems are integrated to ongoing building renovations at the House of Commons; (b) that the resulting fully accessible buildings (i) optimize the use of energy, water and material performance, (ii) harness solar power and natural light, (iii) include environmentally-smart sanitary facilities, washrooms and lighting fixtures, (iv) use biodegradable soaps and detergents; (c) that green buses and vehicles used on Parliamentary Hill have zero greenhouse gas emissions; (d) that only products and practices harmless to the environment, and not contributing to pollution and global warming be used; and (e) that the House of Commons lead the way in green building technology and environmental performance worldwide and set the highest standards for environmental design in the parliamentary precinct.

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 12th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Motion on Marine Policy - Transport, Infrastructure and Communities/Transports, infrastructure et collectivités

Motion Peter Julian – December 12 2006

That the Committee recommend to the Government to form a new National Marine Policy Advisory Council that would include labour, a broader base of marine and industry stakeholders and provide a new inclusive forum for Canada’s national maritime transportation policy development to replace the existing National Marine Industrial Council.

November 12th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-181 - "Country of Asylum class" refugees

M-181 — 2006 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the most recent group of Vietnamese boat people as “Country of Asylum class” refugees and allow resettlement for some 200 individuals on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, during the 2005-2006 fiscal year.

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 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.

June 20th, 2006

Motion ~ Transport, Infrastructure and Communities/Transports, infrastructure et collectivités

Motion

(1) That this committee demands that the Minister of Transport do a risk assessment of the proposed « mixed option » flight attendant ratios and release it to the Transport Committee prior to further moves to change the existing flight attendant ratio requirements.

June 20th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-201 - Equality for Canadians with disabilities requiring wheelchairs

M-201 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Equality for Canadians with disabilities requiring wheelchairs — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure equality to all Canadians with disabilities requiring wheelchairs by providing for: (a) full accessibility to wheelchairs and national standards to ensure that the levels of service and funding provided to those in need of a wheelchair are consistent across all provinces; (b) transfer payments to enable all provinces to provide full funding for their resident’s wheelchair needs; and (c) the creation of a “one stop shop” information venue about provincial programs and the requirements and procedures to obtain a wheelchair, as well as ensuring that information is easily accessible through a national phone service and website.

May 31st, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-181 - Vietnamese refugees

M-181 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Vietnamese refugees — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the most recent group of Vietnamese boat people as “Country of Asylum class” refugees and allow resettlement for some 200 individuals on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, during the 2005-2006 fiscal year.

April 26th, 2006

NEWS: NDP’s Peter Julian receives award from North American firefighters

OTTAWA – Today, NDP MP Peter Julian (Burnaby - New Westminster), received an Award of Recognition from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), for his legislative work, leading to the passage of Motion M-153 in November 2005.

April 7th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-42 - Ethanol

M-42 — 2005 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should help address urban air quality and greenhouse gas emissions by introducing legislation that would mandate the sale of gasoline with an ethanol content of at least 10 %.

April 7th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-38 - Phasing out of PBDEs

M-38 — 2005 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that fire retardants containing polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are proven to be the most dangerous form of flame retardant harmful to people, animals and the environment, and that legislation completely phasing out the production and import of products containing additive PBDEs should be brought forth within a year.

April 7th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-37 - Leif Erikson

M-37 — 2005 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should honour the historical voyage made by Leif Erikson, who became the first European to visit North America over 1,000 years ago, and recognize the contributions of Scandinavian peoples from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland to Canada, by joining other nations in declaring October 9 as Leif Erikson Day in Canada.

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 7th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-34 - Chinese Railway Labourers

M-34 — 2005 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should officially recognize the contribution of the early Chinese labourers toward building the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia by supporting the development of a Chinese Railway Labourers’ heritage exhibition, as well as a provincially based Chinese Railway Labourer’s museum in the city of Kamloops, that would show the historic contribution and sacrifices of the Chinese people in building the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia.

April 7th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-33 - To abolish the head tax or right of landing fees, on all immigrants

M-33 — 2005 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should move quickly to accelerate the processing of immigration applications and abolish the head tax, or right of landing fees, on all immigrants.

April 7th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-32 - Treasury Board

M-32 — 2005 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That a new standing committee be appointed to review all Treasury Board guidelines and the procedures for establishing such guidelines, to clarify the content of existing guidelines and to review new guidelines before they may come into effect, and that the Standing Orders be amended accordingly.

April 7th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-31 - HIV-AIDS pandemic

M-31 — 2005 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should urgently take on a leadership role in the development of new comprehensive national and international approaches for the prevention, containment and treatment of the HIV-AIDS pandemic, and as first steps: (a) negotiate with governments and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to reduce the costs of patented retroviral medicines; and (b) provide free distribution through Official Development Assistance by the development cooperation ministries to the less fortunate and worst affected countries whose populations are suffering and dying as a result of the HIV-AIDS pandemic.

April 7th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-30 - Auditor General

M-30 — 2005 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should appoint the Auditor General as the external auditor of foundations, with a few exceptions, and ensure that adequate mechanisms are in place for a broad-scope audit of all delegated arrangements.

April 7th, 2006

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Business - Motion - M-29 - Impaired Driving

M-29 —2005 — Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, for impaired driving offences, the government should: (a) amend the Criminal Code by reducing the blood alcohol concentration limit to 0.05%; (b) consider a policy of zero tolerance that includes mandatory fines and jail time for impaired driving offences; and (c) review the sentencing measures for impaired driving and study the feasibility of implementing a system of mandatory fines which would ensure the effectiveness and relative equality in financial impact of impaired driving penalties by linking the amount of any fine imposed on a convicted person to that person’s net taxable income.

November 25th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting Petitions from Constituents on Copyright Act, PBDEs and Treatment for Children with Autism

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

Mr. Speaker, I have petitions on three subjects.

The first is from petitioners in my community of Burnaby—New Westminster and elsewhere in the lower mainland, Vancouver Island and Alberta. Regarding the Copyright Act, these petitioners call upon Parliament to ensure generally that users are recognized as interested parties and are meaningfully consulted about proposed changes to the Copyright Act, and to ensure in particular that any changes at least preserve all existing users' rights, including the right to use copyrighted materials under fair dealing and the right to make private copies of audio recordings.

November 24th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting a motion on sale of Terasen Gas to Kinder Morgan

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

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the House for unanimous consent for the following motion: That, in the opinion of this House, the government should hold public hearings into the decision of Investment Canada to approve the sale of Terasen Gas to Kinder Morgan and should stay the final decision until the government ensures that the public interest and Canada's sovereignty are fully considered, and until the funds impounded by the government of the United States in the softwood lumber dispute are returned to Canadian producers, and until an agreement is reached with the government of the United States to resolve this decision.

October 21st, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on my Private Member's Motion - M-153 - In recognition of fallen firefighters across the country

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

Mr. Speaker, I am rising to state unequivocally that as the mover of the main motion I support the amendment. This amendment was drafted in consultation with the Table.

September 28th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presentations of petitions

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

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present two petitions with several dozen names from petitioners in the Campbell River region of British Columbia in the northern part of Vancouver Island. The petitioners are concerned about the increasing incidence of autism in the country and the fact that in Canada we have no national autism strategy.

June 14th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on my Private Member's Motion - M-153 -seeking full recognition for Canadian firefighters

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

moved:

That, in the opinion of this House, the government should: (a) recognize all firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty in Canada; (b) support the proposed Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation mandate for the construction of a monument in the Parliamentary precinct containing the names of all Canadian firefighters who have died in the line of duty; and (c) send a message to the Senate acquainting the Upper House of the decision of this House.

April 7th, 2005

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presentation of petitions

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

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to present, on behalf of my constituents and Canadians, two petitions.