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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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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Andrew Talks Precarious Work on Metro Morning

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This morning I was invited to talk on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning with host Matt Galloway as part of their on-going series on the rise of precarious work in Toronto. As you know, I have been working hard over the past few years to address the issues facing those in…

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Letter of Solidarity to Contract University Teachers

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I am writing to voice my support for the thousands of contract faculty members, teaching assistants, research assistants and graders of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3902 and CUPE 3903) in their efforts to secure fair contracts. Contract faculty, teaching assistants, research assistants and graders deserve secure jobs…

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Update on NDP Campaign to Electrify UP Express

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Statement from Andrew Cash, NDP MP for Davenport, February 24 2015: You may have seen article in the Toronto Star today declaring the provincial Liberal government has cleared the way for the electrification of the Union-Pearson Express (UPX) train to the airport by removing an environmental assessment from Hydro One.…

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Highlights from Andrew’s Speech on Interns

Today we began the debate on the NDP’s bill to reform unpaid internships in Canada by increasing workplace protections for interns and making sure they’re only used for educational purposes and not for replacing paid employees. Watch the above video for highlights from my speech. To view my full speech…

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