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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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February 2

NDP calls for a federal dental plan for Canadians

OTTAWA – Today, NDP MP Jack Harris (St. John’s East) tabled a motion in the House of Commons calling on the Liberal government to establish a federal dental care plan for Canadian families earning less than $90,000 per year. This would be an interim measure toward the inclusion of full dental care in Canada’s health care system. Good dental health can impact a person’s entire well-being – but Justin Trudeau has refused to consider moving forward a national dental...
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January 14

New Democrats call on the government to support airlines workers

ST. JOHN'S – After Air Canada announced it was cutting routes to more rural and northern parts of the country earlier this week, New Democrats are again asking the government to provide support to airlines so that the workers in that field and Canadians depending on these services can take care of their families.
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January 8

New Democrats mark the one year anniversary of the Ukrainian Flight 752 tragedy

OTTAWA – One year ago today, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down minutes after taking off from Tehran, Iran. Among the 176 people killed, 138 had ties to Canada as citizens, permanent residents and students, making it a significant Canadian tragedy. As Canadians mark this solemn anniversary, New Democrats mourn with the relatives and loved ones of those who were lost and are again joining with them in the call for answers.
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December 17

A Stop Gap Measure or Postponing the Pain?

Jack Harris, MP, St. John’s East  made the following statement on today’s announcement regarding Muskrat Falls.
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December 14

Liberals go after honest workers, instead of rich CEOs cheating the system

Once again, the Liberals side with large corporations instead of Canadian families after their own lack of clarity around the CERB 
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December 9

How to protect yourself from malware and phishing scams

Jack Harris, MP St. John’s East and NDP critic for Public Safety asked witness Scott Jones, head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, for information on cybersecurity and what people can do to protect themselves during the SECU committee.
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November 30

Member's Statement on Genoa Design International

Mr. Speaker, we’re very proud that Newfoundland and Labrador’s Genoa Design is working with Seaspan of Vancouver, a major National Shipbuilding Strategy Partner, and is a key component of Seaspan’s Polar Icebreaker team along with Heddle Shipyards of Ontario.
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