Went down to the federal NDP leader, Thomas Mulcair's fundraiser, held tonight in the Michele Pujole room at the University of Victoria. The full house of roughly three hundred listened to a self-congratulatory performance, played to a mainly partisan crowd. Mulcair comes down against the Northern Gateway, but discounts it as secondary to the Keystone project. He also says he favours the controversial Churchill Falls hydro project, and repeatedly emphasized his party's support of "sustainable" development. The Official Opposition sounds very much like a kinder and gentler environmental steward, though I heard little that makes them differ from the current resource paradigm, if only less of business as usual.
The New Democratic Official Opposition is hosting regional budget hearings across the country from May 22nd - May 25th. We want to hear your thoughts on the recent Omnibus Budget Bill and share with you information about the many non-budget measures hidden in the massive 425-page bill.
Wednesday May 23rd
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
First Metropolitan United Church Fellowship Hall,
932 Balmoral Rd., Victoria
Vancouver Island MPs Denise Savoie (Victoria), Randall Garrison (Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca) and Jean Crowder (Nanaimo-Cowichan) invite you to a discussion on the Budget's impact on you and on Vancouver Island's communities.
One third of Bill C-38, the federal budget bill, has repercussions for the environment. Gutting the environmental assessment regime for the proposed Enbridge pipeline and all future large energy projects has a direct impact on First Nations and their territories, and on future generations of all Canadians, as do changes to eligibility for Old Age Security and employment insurance, food inspections, health-care and services for a new generation of veterans.
Fisheries habitat protection, supports for youth, archival programs that preserve Canada's historical records and bo
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