News

September 14th, 2010

IN THE NEWS / DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ Le NDP exige des audiences parlementaires

LE DROIT ACTUALITÉS, Page: 15

Le NDP exige des audiences parlementaires Gaboury, Paul

Après sa comparution sur les fermetures d'usine à Gatineau et Dolbeau, AbitibiBowater pourrait être appelé de nouveau devant un comité parlementaire pour éclaircir le règlement intervenu avec le gouvernement fédéral, qui a accepté lui de verser 130 millions$ pour régler une dispute liée à une expropriation de certaines de ses installations à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

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.

October 30th, 2009

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

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

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

October 1st, 2009

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 1, 2009

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

September 17th, 2009

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

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

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

September 10th, 2009

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

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

August 7th, 2009

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

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

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

June 17th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Legislators renew call to renegotiate NAFTA within a framework of sustainable development - a fair trade model

Legislators renew call for a "fair" NAFTA By Amelia Bellamy-Royds for The Tyee June 16, 2009 08:31 pm

June 11th, 2009

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

BACKGROUND

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

June 4th, 2009

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

For immediate Release June 4, 2009

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

April 3rd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ NAFTA Countries to Introduce Simultaneous Legislation to Stop SPP

NAFTA Countries to Introduce Simultaneous Legislation to Stop SPP by Dana Gabriel www.opednews.com

April 1st, 2009

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

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

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

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

February 25th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ Yes, we can rebuild NAFTA and protect Canadian jobs

Yes, we can rebuild NAFTA and protect Canadian jobs By Peter Julian

There are few relationships in the world today stronger than the one between Canada and the United States. Our histories are often shared, our values similar, and our futures linked.

July 2nd, 2008

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

(message en français suit...)

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

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

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

June 10th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Bill C-51

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I stand today in opposition to Bill C-51 because it fails to address the fundamental health concerns of Canadians.

May 9th, 2008

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ An appropriate metaphor: New Orleans and the SPP

An appropriate metaphor: New Orleans and the SPP Publish Date: May 9, 2008 Georgia Straight, www.straight.com

May 8th, 2008

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.

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 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).

March 6th, 2008

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

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

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

February 28th, 2008

IN THE NEWS ~ Mexican, US and Canadian legislators to critique NAFTA in tri-national meeting

Mexican, US and Canadian legislators to critique NAFTA in tri-national meeting

WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA ~ Trade Observatory is a project of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a Minneapolis-based nongovernmental organization.

February 12th, 2008

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

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

February 8th, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions on the SPP

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

February 8th, 2008

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

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

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

February 7th, 2008

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

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

January 31st, 2008

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions on the SPP

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

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

January 30th, 2008

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

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

January 28th, 2008

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

(message en français suit...)

39th Parliament, 2nd Session

Question No. 164--

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

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

December 11th, 2007

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

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

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

November 28th, 2007

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

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

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

November 27th, 2007

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

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

November 23rd, 2007

NEWS: NDP PUSHES REVIEW AND DEBATE ON FREE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS

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

Canada-Korea free trade negotiations

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

November 23rd, 2007

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

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

Monsieur le Président, on est plus intelligents que cela.

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

November 23rd, 2007

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

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

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

October 29th, 2007

NEWS: NDP LAUNCHES STOP SPP WORKING GROUP

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

October 2nd, 2007

NEWS: Middle class incomes further behind since trade deal

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

August 23rd, 2007

NEWS: NDP CALLS FOR INQUIRY INTO MONTEBELLO SECURITY ALLEGATIONS

NDP CALLS FOR INQUIRY INTO MONTEBELLO SECURITY ALLEGATIONS

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

August 22nd, 2007

Report back from Montebello, by Kim Elliott and Libby Davies

Report back from Montebello

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

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

August 21st, 2007

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

Brian Masse RELEASE MP Windsor West

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2007

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

August 21st, 2007

NEWS: NDP SLAMS SUMMIT SECRECY

Documents reveal hidden aggressive SPP agenda

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

August 20th, 2007

NEWS: NDP launches national campaign to expose SPP

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

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

August 16th, 2007

IN THE NEWS ~ SPP linked to water exports

SPP linked to water exports By Travis Lupick, Georgia Straight

A noisy demonstration outside the Westin Bayshore is the latest in a growing campaign of resistance to the proposed Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. Police kept protesters out of the Vancouver hotel on August 14, where international trade representatives from Canada, the U.S., and Mexico were holding talks. No arrests were made.

July 26th, 2007

NEWS: US Congress demands transparency in SPP agenda

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

July 9th, 2007

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

(message en français suit...)

Dear friends,

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

June 19th, 2007

NEWS: NDP Rejects Harper's No-fly List

Civil liberties and personal privacy of Canadians are at stake

OTTAWA – NDP Transport Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) and Public Safety Critic Joe Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh) are demanding that the federal government scrap the newly-instated no-fly list that bans those deemed a “security risk” from boarding an aircraft.

May 31st, 2007

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

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

May 30th, 2007

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

Dear friends,

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

May 14th, 2007

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on Auto Jobs

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

(1225)

Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Windsor West has done a terrific job, along with his colleague from Windsor--Tecumseh, in fighting back on the appalling poor strategy of the government in terms of auto jobs.

May 10th, 2007

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

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

May 10th, 2007

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

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

April 28th, 2007

NEWS: Throwing cold water on deep integration

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

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

April 26th, 2007

NEWS: NDP: stop bulk water exports

SPP integration deal risks Canadian sovereignty and vital fresh water resources

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

April 25th, 2007

NEWS: NDP wins first parliamentary hearings on SPP

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

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

April 23rd, 2007

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

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

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

April 19th, 2007

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

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

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

February 23rd, 2007

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

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

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

February 22nd, 2007

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

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

December 5th, 2006

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

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

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

November 22nd, 2006

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

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

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

November 22nd, 2006

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

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

moved: Motion No. 4 ¤

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

Motion No. 25

November 6th, 2006

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

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

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

October 5th, 2006

NEWS: Conservatives plan to fast track new limits on Canadian sovereignty

NDP demands accountability from Harper

OTTAWA – NDP International Trade Critic, Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), along with Teresa Healy, spokesperson for the Canadian Labour Congress and Jean-Yves Lefort, spokesperson for Common Frontiers, declared that they will be redoubling their collective efforts to halt the stealth takeover of Canada by the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), and to bring this corporate agenda to the public’s attention.

October 4th, 2006

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

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

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

September 22nd, 2006

NEWS: NDP wins fight for flight attendants

Delays Conservative attempt to lessen air safety

OTTAWA - Today, NDP Transport Critic Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) applauded the overdue decision of the Conservative government to back off on lessening air safety standards by decreasing the number of flight attendants on Canadian flights.

June 6th, 2006

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

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

June 5th, 2006

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

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

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

June 28th, 2005

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

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

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

June 11th, 2005

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

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

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

June 10th, 2005

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

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

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