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June 7th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Time for Canadians to get answers from this Conservative government

Member's Statement ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, in the words of the newly independent member for Edmonton—St. Albert, the Conservative Party of Canada has "morphed into what we once mocked" .

May 1st, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ In support of Brittney Griner, Jason Collins and David Testo

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of my New Democratic Party colleagues, and as an avid basketball player and fan in support of Brittney Griner and Jason Collins.

April 18th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Conservative backbencher speaks out on untrue statements

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, once again there is trouble in the Conservative caucus. This time, the member for Edmonton—St. Albert is blowing the whistle on the PMO.

March 22nd, 2013

Statement from the Official Opposition Natural Resources critic Peter Julian on World Water Day - Déclaration du porte-parole de l’Opposition officielle en matière de ressources naturelles, Peter Julian, sur la Journée mondiale de l’eau

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ March 22, 2013

Statement from the Official Opposition Natural Resources critic Peter Julian on World Water Day

February 13th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ another Conservative Senator under investigation

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Statements

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, another day, another Conservative under investigation.

February 12th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Peter's statement recognizing Lunar New Year. Gong Xi! Gong Xi!

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise today to wish Chinese Canadians and all those who celebrate the Lunar New Year a Happy New Year of the Snake.

October 31st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ on All Saints Anglican Church's 100th Anniversary in Burnaby

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, November 2 is a day of celebration in Burnaby. It marks 100 years of continuous presence of All Saints Anglican Church as a key member of our community and our faith community situated on the south slope of Burnaby since 1912, with 100 years of service to families, children, seniors, ministering to their spiritual and social needs, welcoming lovingly persons of all persuasions to its many programs.

May 16th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE - Member's Statement - Canadians want a transparent and open government in our democracy

41st Parliament, 1st Session - Context - Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians expect their government to answer questions about public policy decisions they make and be accountable to Parliament and the public, but when we questioned the environment minister last night, he refused to answer even the most basic questions. He could not tell us how many times staff had been dispatched to environmental emergencies in the past three years and he is cutting 40% of those positions. The minister refused to say why the government is dismantling the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, who it consulted about this closure, who will replace the work and how many research requests the government gave it. He even refused to say how many times the round table's climate prosperity report had been downloaded. Last night was further proof that this arrogant Conservative government has simply abandoned any notion of openness or being accountable to Canadians. Canadians want a transparent and open government. Canadians need transparency and accountability in our democracy and that is just what they will get in 2015 when Canadians vote to get rid of this secretive, unethical and unaccountable government.

March 5th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ praising the work of FirstVoices and first nations activists leading the way to the revival of First Nations cultural heritage

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the preservation of language is an essential aspect of cultural heritage. More than 60 first nations languages are spoken from coast to coast to coast in Canada. This unique and fundamental part of Canada's cultural mosaic must be preserved.

February 24th, 2012

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

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

December 5th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ on the first United Nations Volunteer's "State of the World's Volunteerism' Report" (SWVR)

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Cuso International and Volunteer Canada have partnered to launch the first State of the World's Volunteerism Report, launched today at the UN General Assembly and in 70 other countries, coinciding with International Volunteer Day. The report calls for making volunteer action an integral part of sustainable human development, highlighting the need to measure volunteerism and its inclusion among the greatest assets of nations. It recognizes volunteerism and its underlying values, demonstrating its relevance for the millennium development goals.

November 28th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~Member's Statement ~ Congratulations to the BC Lions for their sixth Grey Cup Victory

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it was a sea of orange in BC Place stadium yesterday as a sellout crowd saw the BC Lions win their sixth Grey Cup 34-23 at the 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver.

November 15th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Statement ~ Conservative government out of touch on the impact of their mismanagement of the Canadian economy

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the number one priority for Canadian families is jobs and this out-of-touch government is failing these families badly. Last month we learned that in a single month 72,000 full-time jobs vanished under Conservative mismanagement; 72,000 families lost a breadwinner.

October 25th, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Public Safety Officer Compensation Fund

41st Parliament, 1st Session~Context : Private Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, today marks the annual firefighters' legislative outreach, where firefighters from across Canada come to Parliament to raise critical issues for public safety. For 14 years they have asked for the creation of a public safety officer compensation fund.

September 22nd, 2011

IN THE HOUSE ~ Private Member's Statement ~ End the US Steel Lockout Now

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, there is perhaps no greater evidence of the government's failure on the economy in communities across the country than the silent steel mill, the former Stelco, in Hamilton. When the government approved this takeover by U.S. Steel, a promise was made to protect jobs. We see exactly the opposite happening.