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Let's take care of our loved ones by removing profits from long-term care

St. John’s – Today, Jack Harris, MP for St. John’s East responded to a Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report on long term care. During the pandemic, families across the country lost loved ones living in long-term care centers. For-profit homes had much higher infection rates than non-profit and publicly owned homes.
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March 25

2020 Tax Guide For residents of St. John's East

2020 Tax Year—Frequently Asked Questions 
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March 22

Liberal government continues to fail to address systemic racism in policing

Today, NDP Critic for Public Safety, Jack Harris, made the following statement about the RCMP's handing of Colten Boushie Investigation:
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March 22

NDP commits to cancelling up to $20,000 per person in federal student loan debt

OTTAWA — On Saturday, New Democrats presented their plan to help young people thrive instead of being buried in debt. The NDP plan includes putting a moratorium on student loan payments, cancelling up to $20,000 per student of federal student loan debt and giving new graduates a five-year head-start without having to repay any federal student loan. While Justin Trudeau had to be forced to help students throughout the pandemic, the NDP has a plan that puts young people first.
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March 12

Statement on twelfth anniversary of the crash of Cougar Flight 491 

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the last flight of Cougar Helicopter 491 and the crash, killing 17 offshore workers on their way to work in our oil industry. 
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March 9

Harris asks for reversal of Marine Atlantic Ferry rates 

Today in Question Period Jack Harris, MP for St. John's East, asks the Prime Minister to put an end to unfair rate increases:
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March 3

New Democrats announce plan to help save small businesses in our communities

ST. JOHN’S — Jagmeet Singh and the NDP fought successfully for small businesses by increasing the wage subsidy, delivering a rent subsidy and paid sick leave for workers who need it. New Democrats released a plan to continue delivering help for small businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic.
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February 25

Liberals and Conservatives voted against prescription drug coverage for Canadians

ST. JOHN’S – Yesterday, Liberals and Conservatives voted against the NDP's bill to provide pharmacare to Canadians. With millions of Canadians unable to afford the medication their doctors prescribe and COVID-19 exposing the gaps in our healthcare, a national, universal, public pharmacare program is needed now more than ever.
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February 19

Harris writes to Minister of Transportation regarding Bell Island Ferry Service

Hon. Omar Alghabra                                                                                  
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February 15

Harris remembers Ocean Ranger disaster and calls for action

Jack Harris, MP for St. John’s East issued this statement today to mark the thirty-ninth anniversary of the sinking of the Ocean Ranger.
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