Open Letter on Davenport Diamond “Super Bridge” Project

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Hi folks, I’ve released an open letter to the community regarding the Metrolinx Davenport Diamond super bridge project. I invite you to read it below: There is no question that we must build much more public transit in our city; transit that is affordable, clean and accessible. For too long…

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Letter to Transport Canada About the Davenport Diamond Project

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In light of the ongoing concern from local residents about Metrolinx’s Davenport Diamond super bridge project, today I wrote to the federal Minister of Transportation, Lisa Raitt, to inquire as to the extent of the federal government’s involvement in this process. You’ll find the letter below. I will publish her…

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Happy Portugal Day!

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Statement from NDP MP Andrew Cash (Davenport) on Portugal Day 2015: It is my great honour and pleasure to congratulate the Luso-Canadian community on the celebration of Portugal Day. The Portuguese community in Canada is one of our county’s great success stories. In the early days many came from Portugal,…

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Statement on the ending of OMNI’s Multicultural Newscasts

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NDP MP and Official Opposition Multiculturalism Critic Andrew Cash (Davenport) made the following statement on the recent decision by Rogers Media to shut down ethnic-language newscasts across its OMNI TV stations. This latest announcement by Rogers not only means that over 100 people are out of work, but that thousands…

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Stop the Expansion of Pay-to-Pay Fees! Sign the Petition!

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Now the Banks want to charge you EXTRA for everyday transactions! (Sign the petition below!) While the NDP was successful in getting rid of pay-to-pay fees on your phone and internet bills, the Conservative government refused to crack down on their friends in the big banks. Now Canada’s most profitable…

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CNSC Releases GE-Hitachi Test Results

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Thanks to our continued community pressure on the need for further environmental testing around the GE-Hitachi uranium processing facility at 1025 Lansdowne Ave, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), the federal government body that regulates the nuclear industry, recently implemented an Independent Environmental Monitoring Program (IEMP). As part of the…

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Conservatives Bend to NDP Pressure on Protections for Interns in Budget

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OTTAWA – On the eve of a vote on the NDP’s Intern Protection Act, the Conservatives finally bent to pressure and promised greater protections for unpaid interns in Budget 2015. “It’s a clear copy and paste from the NDP’s Intern Protection Act which is already being debated in the House,”…

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