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Harris looking for support for Newfoundland and Labrador in Throne Speech

St. John’s – “Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will be looking closely at tomorrow’s Throne Speech for continued help for those still hurting from lost income and lost business during the COVID-19 crisis. People, businesses and the Provincial Government need help to weather the pandemic and make a recovery,” said Jack Harris, MP for St. John’s East.
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September 18

Minister Blair must take action to address systemic racism

ST. JOHN’S – New Democrats are questioning Minister Blair’s ability to take the transformative action needed to deal with systemic racism in Canadian policing. Recent reports from the Ontario Human Rights Commission and Tribunal have revealed troubling statistics about systemic racism and a culture of sexual harassment within the Toronto Police Services (TPS) during his tenure as police chief.
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September 4

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

If you are eligible but have never applied for the Disability Tax Credit, or your certificate expired in 2019, you must do so by September 25, 2020 in order to receive the one-time payment.
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August 28

Liberal government must act quickly to protect Canadians and support Hong Kongers

OTTAWA— New Democrats are calling on the government to make changes that will protect Canadians and help Hong Kongers facing persecution under the new National Security Law. This comes after the Liberals shut down parliament and abruptly ended the work of the Canada-China Committee.Subheadline for this article
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August 12

NDP calls on government to allow families to reunite

OTTAWA – The NDP is calling on the Liberal government to ease the restrictions preventing the reunification of committed couples and families separated during the COVID-19 crisis.
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August 6

NDP Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Nuclear Attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Statement from MP Jack Harris, the NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs
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July 29

Letter to Minister Blair regarding Military Personnel with layovers in St. John's, NL

Dear Minister Blair,
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July 28

Letter to Minister Blair regarding the separation of cross-border couples.

Dear Minister Blair,
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July 22

Study on Systemic Racism in Policing in Canada

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) will continue its study on systemic racism in policing in Canada tomorrow, Thursday, July 23.
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July 17

Families need child care more than ever

ST. JOHN’S – As businesses and the economy start re-opening, New Democrats are calling on the government to invest in building a universal child care and early learning system that delivers the help families need to go back to work. The key is ensuring there’s enough money to do the job.
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