The Kyoto Protocol
Created by Green_Shift on Sep 5, 2008
Last updated: 06/03/10 at 08:12 AM
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Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff made the following statement today on a petition to be presented to Parliament concerning the events in India which occurred after the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in November 1984.
In addition to rising furor over the Harper Conservatives’ billion-dollar G8/G20 boondoggle, here are some of the more recent ethical lapses to dog the Harper government...
In his new citizenship guide, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney deliberately decided to omit references to the legalization of gay marriage in Canada or the protection of the legal rights of all Canadians regardless of their sexual orientation. That’s not the only thing Minister Kenney left out, Liberal MP Scott Brison said today.
Liberals are meeting today with key stakeholders in immigrant settlement and integration to discuss the greatest challenge for our workforce in the years ahead: getting our newcomers into the positions that truly reflect the skills and talents they have brought to Canada.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper should formally apologize, on behalf of the Canadian government, to the Canadian victims of Britain’s Child Migrants program, Liberal Citizenship and Immigration Critic Maurizio Bevilacqua said today.
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff made the following statement today:
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff made the following statement today regarding the death of Constable Eric Czapnik of the Ottawa Police Service:
“All I'm asking from my leader, Mr. Harper is my Prime Minister, please tell us whether or not you think human-induced climate change is real, and whether it's serious. At least I'd like to know what our starting position is on this because Canada as a country is probably more vulnerable to climate change than any of the other industrialized nations. We're a northern country.”
Under the previous Liberal government, Canada played an international leadership role in the fight against climate change. How did Canada fall to its current status as international climate change pariah in such a short period of time? Here’s how:
Liberal MPs are shocked at the fact that Conservative ridings in Quebec benefitted from 54 percent of the $39 million in Community Adjustment Funding, despite holding only 15 percent of the seats – with two ridings taking far more than their fair share.
Liberal Human Resources Critic Mike Savage said that today's data released by Food Banks Canada reveals a national shame: the significant increase in Food Bank usage throughout Canada, with especially marked increases in Alberta and Nova Scotia.
PEOPLE COULD HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL FEBRUARY FOR SWINE FLU VACCINE (Cape Breton Post, November 11, 2009)
OTTAWA – The Liberal Party of Canada’s Critic for Veterans Affairs, Robert Oliphant, M.P. for Don Valley West, made the following statement today on behalf of the Official Opposition regarding the damage done to the Fredericton War Memorial:
As Canadians grow increasingly concerned that they won’t be vaccinated until well after the peak of the H1N1 flu, Liberal MPs said poor pandemic planning by the Conservatives has put public health at risk.
As the Canadian economy shed a net 43,000 jobs in October, Liberal Finance Critic John McCallum criticized Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “don’t worry be happy” attitude in the early phases of the recession.
The Olympic movement, which transcends borders and politics, appears to have been dragged into partisanship by disproportionately favouring Conservative ridings for the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, Liberal MPs said today.
OTTAWA – A media report today has confirmed what Liberals have suspected all along: the Reform-Conservatives punished one of their female cabinet ministers, Diane Ablonczy, for giving funding to a gay pride event, Liberal MPs said today.
Official opposition Infrastructure Critic Gerard Kennedy today called on the Conservative government to revamp a multi-million dollar infrastructure program for not-for-profit organizations or stand exposed for fundamental unfairness.
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff took advantage of his visit to the Acadian peninsula to congratulate the organizers who helped make the fourth annual World Acadian Congress an all round success.
WHITEHORSE – With even Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl admitting there was nothing new in the Conservative’s latest Northern Strategy re-announcement, Larry Bagnell, Liberal Critic for Arctic Issues and Northern Development cautioned Canadians not to be fooled by more Arctic promises still not kept.
Prime Minister Harper was forced to publicly apologize for attacking the Liberal Leader for comments falsely attributed to him that purported to suggest Canada’s irrelevance in the G8.
“Today, Canadians across this great nation are proudly celebrating Canada’s 142nd birthday – and we have much to be proud of,” said Michael Ignatieff.
OTTAWA – With almost twice as many laid-off construction workers idle as last year, Infrastructure Critic Gerard Kennedy today demanded that the Conservative government explain to the families affected why they are being made to pay for the government’s ineptitude in failing to get investments out the door in time to create new jobs.
OTTAWA – With today’s news that one of Canada’s top AIDS researchers is moving with his 25-member team to the U.S. due to science funding cuts, Liberal Industry, Science and Technology Critic Marc Garneau demanded urgent action from the Harper government to reverse the cuts and invest in the jobs of tomorrow.
OTTAWA – The Conservative government must act immediately to ensure the Canadian pulp and paper industry is protected in light of a new $8-billion U.S. tax credit that is putting the competitiveness of the Canadian industry in jeopardy, said Jean-Claude D’Amours, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche.
VANCOUVER – It’s a fresh start for the Liberal Party of Canada as thousands of party faithful arrive for the 2009 Liberal Convention – the first ever held in British Columbia.
OTTAWA – Liberal Agriculture Critic Wayne Easter today joined farmers in publicly condemning the Harper government’s decision to close Canada’s federal prison farms.
As we commemorate Yom Hashoah, we remember what should have been impossible - the murder of a civilization.
To view the "Just the Facts" document on the truth about Conservative investments in science, research and the jobs of tomorrow, click here. It contains important statistics that show that science and technology research is not a priority for the Conservative government.
OTTAWA – Irwin Cotler, the Liberal party’s Special Counsel on Human Rights and International Justice, travels today to Geneva, Switzerland, where he will be speaking at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democracy, and the Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at the United Nations.
OTTAWA - The Conservative government must work to improve the identification of and services for soldiers and veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Liberal Veterans Affairs Critic Judy Sgro said today.
OTTAWA – The Liberal Party announced today it will vote in support of delaying the passage of Bill C-13, the bill to amend the Grain Act, said Liberal Agriculture Critic Wayne Easter, Liberal House Leader Ralph Goodale and Liberal MP Anita Neville.
Mr. Flaherty’s appearance before the Senate National Finance Committee yesterday alongside his departmental advisors brought to light an important part of this legislation that in the six weeks since the Budget, the government has failed to disclose.
OTTAWA - Canada must commit to put in place a national shipbuilding strategy to address key economic and national security objectives, Liberal Industry Critic Marc Garneau said today.
OTTAWA – The government’s decision to limit foreign aid to only seven countries within the Francophonie goes against its own pledge to support democracy and social and economic development in these nations, Liberal Critic for La Francophonie Raymonde Folco said today.
OTTAWA - The Conservative government is systematically preventing the release of thousands of Access to Information records, Liberal Public Works Critic Martha Hall Findlay and Treasury Board Critic Dan McTeague said today.
Today Canadians join with the international community to mark Raoul Wallenberg Commemorative Day, paying tribute to this Swedish diplomat who saved more Jews in the Second World War than did almost any single government and who disappeared into the Soviet Gulag sixty-two years ago today.
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s delay in appointing a lead investigator to look into last summer’s listeriosis crisis is further evidence that his Conservative government does not take this issue seriously, Liberal Agriculture Critic Wayne Easter and Health Critic Carolyn Bennett said today.
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our parliamentary caucus, I wish to extend my best wishes to everyone celebrating Chanukah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights. It is a time to celebrate the Jewish faith and to spread the message of hope and peace.
TORONTO - The following letter was sent by Liberal Finance Critic Scott Brison and Chair of the Liberal Economic Advisory Committee, John McCallum, to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on Friday, December 12. The three will meet this morning in Toronto to discuss the budget, scheduled to be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, January 27, 2009.
OTTAWA – Despite the Conservative rhetoric about getting “tough on crime,” the RCMP’s Project Spawn report on the infiltration of major airports by organized crime demonstrates that the last three years have been all talk and no action, Liberal Transport Critic Martha Hall Findlay said today.
OTTAWA – Because Conservatives worry more about their partisan interests than those of workers and their families struggling through the economic crisis, hundreds of households in the Eastern Townships will spend Christmas in a climate of uncertainty and without a paycheque, says Liberal Regional Development Critic Pablo Rodriguez.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s plan to fill 18 Senate seats before Christmas suggests he is once again putting his own partisan interests above the needs of Canadians at a time of economic crisis, said Liberal Democratic Reform Critic Joyce Murray.
OTTAWA – Any federal economic stimulus package must address the infrastructure needs of First Nations, Métis and Inuit, Liberal Aboriginal Affairs Critic Todd Russell said today.
OTTAWA – The Conservatives must respond immediately to the environmental damage caused by Alberta’s oil sands, said Liberal Natural Resources Critic Navdeep Bains.
OTTAWA – One day after the Conservatives shut down Parliament’s work on solutions for the economy, Statistics Canada is reporting 71,000 Canadians lost their jobs in November, the largest single-month drop in 26 years, Liberal Finance Critic Scott Brison said today.
OTTAWA – Following the historical agreement signed Monday by the three opposition Leaders, Liberal Party President Doug Ferguson has launched a grassroots call to action to all progressive Canadians.
OTTAWA – Liberal MPs Judy Sgro and Gerard Kennedy are calling for an emergency debate in the House of Commons on the future of Canada’s ailing auto sector.
Like all Canadians, I am shocked by the series of terrorist attacks that have occurred in Mumbai, India, where as many as 80 people have been reported killed and as many as 250 others injured.
On November 11, Canadians pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who have served and who continue to serve our great country.