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On Tuesday, Nov. 19,join Olivia for this timely and thought-provoking film about mental health, violence and victims’ rights.

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Fellow Canadians John Greyson and Tarek Loubani are being held in Egypt without charges under cruel conditions. The Prime Minister has to intervene personally to affect the quick release of the filmmaker and university professor.

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The Canadian airports system was ranked a dismal 125th by the World Economic Forum for competitiveness. The result: 5 million Canadians cross the US border every year to hop on a cheaper flight there.

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Jack was a tireless advocate for social justice. A new summer school program started by Ryerson will continue his work by giving youth the chance to get involved. Read the Toronto Star article on the plans.

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Crumbling community centres, closed sports facilities: a reality many communities face. Why? Because of a $15 billion funding shortfall across Canada; $5 billion in Ontario alone. Read the backgrounder.

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Three crew members and researchers from the Coast Guard ship Amundsen died in a helicopter crash in the Arctic earlier this month. Olivia Chow and NDP colleagues express their condolences.

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NDP Transport Critic Olivia Chow reiterates call for long-term federal support for public transit in wake of Flaherty’s funding pledge for the Scarborough subway plans.

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Jack Layton had deep roots in Toronto-Danforth, the riding that he represented in Parliament. Now an oak tree planted in his honour will symbolize the continuation of Jack’s legacy as it grows, as the community will continue to grow.

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VIA Rail is cutting back its rail network – from Vancouver Island to the Gaspésie. NDP Transport Critic Olivia Chow and her colleagues are demanding an emergency meeting of the Transport Committee. Read the open letter to the chair.

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Official Opposition Critic Olivia Chow is reacting to the latest findings and recommendations from the Transportation Safety Board on the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. Chow is calling on the federal government to step up rail safety, in particular the transportation of dangerous goods.

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The federal budget for 2013 is a disappointment. Canadians will suffer from cuts to health care while our cities will continue to be marked by gridlock and crumbling infrastructure. Read Olivia’s speech in Parliament.

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Official Opposition Transport Critic Olivia Chow criticizes Transport Canada for handling of unsafe tug boat operations, lack of rail safety oversight in this The Telegram article.

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Passenger rail services on Vancouver Island and in the Gaspé could soon be gone for good. Official Opposition Critic Olivia Chow and her colleagues are trying to intervene with VIA Rail.

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Hard-working airport security personnel is often faced with periodic layoffs and work hour cuts. The federal government is enabling these unfair practices by looking the other way.

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Preserving the rail system that connects the country must be a priority. That’s why Olivia Chow and her NDP colleagues are asking VIA Rail for an urgent meeting on devastating cuts.

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