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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Andrew on Arbitrary Immigration Rules

Mr. Andrew Cash (Davenport, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives keep making it harder for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada. As if wait times for family reunification and citizenship were not enough, they have done such a bad job writing the rules for the federal skilled workers program that the…

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How much has been spent keeping healthcare away from refugees?

Mr. Andrew Cash (Davenport, NDP): Mr. Speaker, instead of building a country where no one gets left behind, the government goes to court to try to ensure that people get left behind. Those court costs come right out of the pockets of hard-working Canadians. We know that the justice department…

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Andrew’s speech on new powers for CSIS

Mr. Andrew Cash (Davenport, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in this place on behalf of the good people of Davenport in the great city of Toronto. The people in my community are watching this debate very carefully. I think it is fair to say that Canadians…

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Chris Alexander denies reality of cuts to refugee healthcare

November 5th 2014 – In response to questions from Andrew Cash on the Conservative government’s cuts to healthcare for refugees and resulting federal court rulings to fully reinstate the Interim Federal Health Program, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander pretends as if the cuts never happened. Watch the exchange here: Transcript: Mr.…

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Andrew debates sending Canadian troops to fight in Iraq

Mr. Andrew Cash (Davenport, NDP): Mr. Speaker, as always it is an honour for me to rise in this place on behalf of the good people of Davenport in the great city of Toronto to debate the motion at hand, which is essentially the most important motion and the most…

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Andrew asks about delays in bringing Syrian refugees to Canada

Mr. Andrew Cash (Davenport, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the minister has to stop making up his numbers and acknowledge his government’s failure on the issue of Syrian refugees. After promising to bring in over 1,300 last year, an internal report from Citizenship and Immigration shows that only a few hundred have…

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Andrew on CBC’s As It Happens – Social assistance for refugees

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On Tuesday September 23rd Andrew was interviewed on CBC Radio’s As It Happens to discuss Bill C-585 which threatens to strip away social assistance from asylum seekers and why the bill’s sponsor, Conservative MP Corneliu Chisu, has refused to comment on his legislation. Here is the full audio of the…

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Andrew asks why Conservatives continue to target refugees

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Mr. Andrew Cash (Davenport, NDP): Mr. Speaker, first the federal government cuts health care to pregnant refugees and sick children. Now it wants to cut income support, that crucial lifeline that helps refugees land on their feet in Canada. Not only is the government downloading services, it is downloading Canadian…

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