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On May 6, Parliament will vote on my private member’s bill calling on Ottawa to adopt a national dementia strategy. Sadly, despite the over three million Canadians directly affected by Alzheimer’s or related dementia diseases (patients, caregivers), the Conservative government has announced they will not support this much needed legislation. However, I am hopeful about… Read more »

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Brantford-Brant’s Federal NDP Candidate Marc Laferriere took the stage at his Birthday Bash Fundraiser to announce that the local campaign has secured a campaign office ahead of the upcoming federal election scheduled for October of this year. “We’ve been working hard continually in all corners of the riding for the last 7 years and we… Read more »

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The Conservative opposition to improving this bill is hard to understand. MPs from all parties have concerns about terrorism and public safety but oversight is also an important aspect of Parliament’s job. Principled oversight is the job of all parliamentarians to make sure that sweeping legislation like this is not misused or applied incorrectly. Tom… Read more »

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  It’s Marc’s Birthday and everyone is invited. We have a heck of a celebration happening for the occasion featuring award winning music from singer-songwriters James Gordon (Stephen Harper: The Musical), Ian Reid (Delivered on Delhi Street) & Brantford’s own Ellora Jones with more to be announced soon.  Proceeds from the event will be directed… Read more »

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  The federal election scheduled for October of this year is one that will decide a great many things and I look forward to a rigorous and honourable campaign between all those running. In due course, all of the candidates and the community will participate in a much-needed conversation about which policies best represent our newly formed Brantford-Brant riding. There will be… Read more »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2015 MULCAIR TO JOIN LAFERRIERE FOR 2015 CAMPAIGN KICK OFF   BRANTFORD – Next week, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair will join New Democrats in Brantford as they launch their 2015 campaign with the official nomination of Marc Laferriere as their candidate in the riding of Brantford-Brant for the upcoming federal election…. Read more »

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  2014 has been an incredible and successful year for us in Brantford-Brant. As the year ends and people wanting to support the local campaign consider making their year-end donations I like to use this time to highlight the sort of thing your generous donations go towards in our community. With 2015 being an election… Read more »