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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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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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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Andrew Speaks out Against Bill C-51

C-51 would grant sweeping new powers to Canada’s security and intelligence forces that will severely erode the fundamental freedoms and liberties of Canadians, while failing to provide any additional public safety. There is no question that Canada faces real threats from terrorism at home and abroad. It is the responsibility…

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Fighting for Urban Workers

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Since my election in May 2011, I’ve been fighting for fairness for the increasingly large group of workers in our city, a group I call Urban Workers. Now, measures I introduced in the House of Commons as part of this fight are finally going to be debated. Urban Workers are…

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Andrew debates the decline in full-time, permanent work

On Tuesday, Andrew Cash took part in the debate on an NDP motion (below) to address the rapid growth of part-time, contract, self-employed work over good paying full-time jobs with benefits and job security. Text of motion: That, in light of sustained high unemployment since the 2008 recession and the…

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Andrew Cash on the Growth of Precarious Employment

Andrew Cash (Davenport, NPD): 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 speak in support of the motion before us. I will begin by saying that many of the people that the…

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