Date: 2014/11/14 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

As the debate rages south of the border about the Keystone pipeline, there are some key facts to bear in mind. Every pipeline currently being promoted – whether Alberta to the Pacific (Enbridge and Kinder-Morgan) or Alberta to the Atlantic (Energy East) or Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico (Keystone) – are all about one ...

Date: 2014/11/12 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

My father, John May, died early this morning. He was born John Walter May but as a 25th wedding anniversary present to my mom took her maiden name as his middle name. So John Middleton May passed away around 7 am this morning Cape Breton time. He was 89. He has suffered from severe dementia ...

Date: 2014/10/29 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

The mood on Parliament Hill remains fraught. It’s a bit hard to describe, but the hugging hasn’t stopped and neither has the need to share and talk about what happened. As details emerge, the questions pile up. Based on the media coverage, a lot of the questions focus on the vulnerabilities of Parliament Hill and ...

Date: 2014/10/22 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Wednesday October 22nd was set to be a typically busy day in the House. From my first meetings in Centre Block on Parliament Hill starting at 7 AM to heading to my Confederation Building office for staff meetings, reviewing our amendments to try to stop the legislation to dismantle harm reduction sites (like In-Site), improve ...

Date: 2014/10/12 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

On this Thanksgiving weekend, I think we are all drawn toward the counting of blessings. As my new book tries to set out, I think of “who we are” as a people and as a nation. And as both, we have much to be thankful for. We are blessed with a peaceful country. We are ...

Date: 2014/10/10 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

I had thought that the debate on sending a military mission into Iraq would allow for me to make a 10 minute speech. Due to the motion for closure, I never had that chance. I had some rough notes of what I had wanted to say and decided to share them. Despite my deep doubts ...

Date: 2014/09/18 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

I am going to vote for the NDP’s motion on reinstating the federal minimum wage. A federal minimum wage would only apply to federally regulated industries which comprise only a small portion of the workforce. The reaction to this motion has been fairly predictable. Labour supports it and the Canadian Federation for Independent Business opposes ...

Date: 2014/08/24 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

I missed summer vacation last year, and (living up to my reputation as “hardest working MP”) I was horrified to realize I hadn’t had two days off in a row since Christmas. So I was bound and determined to have some seriously lazy days in the summer of 2014 –  or regret it throughout what ...

Date: 2014/08/07 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

On Sunday September 21 I will be with my daughter in New York, marching with tens of thousands of concerned citizens – demanding action on the climate crisis. The march is timed to build pressure on world leaders and in support of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Solutions Summit on September 23. In December ...

Date: 2014/03/17 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Last week I wrote to US Secretary of State John Kerry to urge him to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. In the letter I was clear about four Keystone XL facts: - Keystone hurts the Canadian economy: The Keystone pipeline — along with the other proposed pipelines across the country — would carry unrefined ...

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