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  NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Brant NDP Federal Candidate of Record Marc Laferriere are hosting a special town hall in Brantford — and you’re invited. Tom will speak about the NDP campaign to make life more affordable for everyday Canadians. You’ll also get the chance to ask questions in a special Q&A session. Don’t… Read more »

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March 5, 2014 For Immediate Release: OTTAWA – New Democrats will be moving forward with pan-Canadian consultations on the Conservatives’ Unfair Elections Act, Bill C-23, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair announced today. “Conservatives do not want to hear from Canadians and have been blocking every attempt by the NDP to hold cross country public consultations. Canadians… Read more »

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Letter originally appearing in the March 6th, 2014 edition of the Brant News:   Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have a bad record when it comes to respecting our elections laws. Now, they want to skew the next election in their favour using voter suppression tactics straight out of the U.S. Republican playbook. The so-called “Fair Elections Act”… Read more »

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Families face rising debt pressures “Canadian household debt levels reach a new high.                         —Globe and Mail headline, 13 December 2012 “IMF warns about Canadian household debt.”                         —Canadian Press headline, 22 December 2011 Soaring household debt leaves Canadians vulnerable to unexpected shocks—whether it’s sickness, job loss or rising interest rates. But getting debt under… Read more »

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  Why are we paying upwards of $90 million each year for an illegitimate Senate? There is no place in our democracy for an unelected Senate top-heavy with Prime Ministers’ friends and political party fund-raisers and donors. False housing and residence claims, abuse of travel privileges, and other unethical conduct reflect a deeper problem of… Read more »

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It’s the end of the year.  A great time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in Brant over the last 12 months.  Elections are won and change is made not just in the weeks leading up to an election but in the years of hard work between elections. And in Brant we are doing that… Read more »