OTTAWA — New Democrats and labour unions representing workers at Crown corporations have launched a campaign against sections of Bill C-60, which grant the Treasury Board sweeping powers to intervene in the terms and conditions of employment for workers and managers at Crown corporations.
Report foreshadows major cuts that will hurt our communities
OTTAWA – Ahead of tonight’s vote on their Opposition Day Motion urging MPs to condemn tax hikes on consumer goods, New Democrats are requesting that the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology study the impact the tax increases will have on Canadians.
NDP Consumer Affairs critic Glenn Thibeault (Sudbury) will table the following motion to examine the iPod tax and retroactive taxation of electronic goods:
OTTAWA – As federal court hearings begin in Philadelphia to determine the merit of lawsuits contending that the NFL hid the risks of concussion-related brain injuries on players, NDP Consumer Affairs critic Glenn Thibeault (Sudbury) is urging the government to take action to protect Canada’s amateur athletes.
SUDBURY - NDP believes the Harper Conservatives are turning their backs on business and small communities in Northern Ontario with massive cuts to program funding for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor).
“This is more than bad timing, or a single case of bad judgment. We are seeing a series of bad decisions at the Cabinet level - from staffing to budgeting to planning - that is failing small communities and businesses throughout Northern Ontario,” said NDP FedNor Critic, John Rafferty (Thunder Bay - Rainy River).