Thursday, April 19, 2007
“This campaign of deliberately misrepresenting the facts to fit their own partisan ideology has been going on since day one. They’ve said if you question our mission in Afghanistan, you’re a bad patriot. They’ve said they support gun control, but they’ve been systemically dismantling the gun registry by stealth. They’ve said if you fight for environmental responsibility, you’re going to ruin Canada.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Sometimes stories do have happy endings … On March 27, 2007, Sharif became a Canadian citizen.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
The Minister's own poll on his website suggests that most Canadians find no benefits in the 2007 budget. The results which were not in the Minister's favour were subsequently taken down from the website.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
If Flaherty were serious about fighting poverty, he could have made a real difference in improving the lives of the 5.3 million Canadians who live at the margins of this rich country by creating a reasonable earnings supplement for the working poor and by raising by 50 per cent the National Child Benefit Supplement, which is paid to low-income parents.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Under his plan, Dion would impose hard caps on greenhouse gas emissions on all firms in the three large-emitting sectors.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
“I call on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make this next budget everything his last budget was not: economically competitive, socially just, environmentally sustainable and internationally responsible.”
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
'Quite frankly, things changed a great deal this year and we're faced with a situation where Canada was moving to an income trust economy,' Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said, announcing the Oct. 31, 2006, to tax distributions from income trusts. 'Left unchecked, such corporate decisions would result in billions of dollars in less revenue for the federal government to invest in the priorities of Canadians.'
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Gobe and Mail columnist John Ibbitson says "court-packing equals anti-terrorism, equals Air-India, equals income trusts, equals a smear. This is as low as politics gets."
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
The Liberal Opposition has a plan that could return as much as two thirds of the losses suffered by investors in the wake of the Conservatives' broken promise on income trusts, Liberal Opposition Leader Stéphane Dion and Finance Critic John McCallum said today.
Friday, February 02, 2007
In January, Liberal MP Michael Savage, NDP MP Alexa McDonough, Conservative MP Bill Casey, and I travelled to Kenya with Results Canada, a national non-profit group that aims to coordinate concerned individuals to fight poverty, debilitating diseases and social inequalities.
Monday, January 22, 2007
While the suffering played a major part of their trip, Liberal MP John McKay said hope and potential were equally evident amongst these Kenyans. "From the absolutely remarkable people that we've met, to the people who won't survive another day. That was our trip this week. Bouncing back from hope to despair," said McKay, who is pushing through a private member's bill in parliament which would focus Canada's official development assistance on poverty alleviation. McKay said this trip to Kenya allowed him to see the people and the programs that his bill, C-293, would actually affect.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
John McKay, M.P., has been chosen to serve the Liberal Caucus in the key role of Chair of Caucus Committee on Economic Prosperity. Mr. McKay is also a Member of Dion's new Priorities and Planning Committee which will be chaired by Mr. Dion and Deputy Leader Michael Ignatieff. Mr. McKay is the former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and a long-standing member of the Finance committee.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Christians in Parliament talk about their calling into politics
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The Conservative party and its critic were either incompetent or they made their promise knowing full well the consequences of their rashness. To blame it on structural faults is just plain nonsense.