Olivia in Parliament

  • Olivia in Parliament

Olivia works tirelessly for Toronto and Canada in Parliament every day. Holding the Conservative government to account and pushing for progressive policies she is getting results for families and working Canadians. The forms may vary, the goal is the same: from questions to the government to policy speeches, bills and committee work, Olivia is striving for a fairer, more equal Canada.


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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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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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NDP Calls for Special Transport Committee Meeting to Deal with Outstanding Rail Safety Recommendations

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NDP Transport Critic Olivia Chow has tabled a rail safety motion in the House of Commons. Will there be federal support? Read the disappointing answer.

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The federal government has to end its passive approach to rail safety and immediately mandate automatic braking systems as well as voice and video recorders in locomotive cabs.

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The undemocratic and unaccountable Senate continues to be a hotbed for wasting taxpayers’ money, partisan fundraising and cronyism. Time to withdraw all federal funding.

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Helen Lu was an exceptional lady who gave 30 years of her life to strengthen Toronto’s social fabric and help the needy – in the city and beyond. Olivia honoured the late organizer in Parliament.

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Instead of tackling gridlock, the federal government is ignoring calls for cooperation and dedicated transit funding. NDP Transport Critic Olivia Chow urges the feds to finally sit down with their provincial counterparts.

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Canada’s farmers, forestry and mining companies deserve affordable and reliable rail freight services. Ignoring calls to improve Bill C-52, the government missed a great chance to help thousands of Canadians.

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The federal government is driving down wages and displaces Canadian workers through the abused Temporary Foreign Workers program. Olivia Chow held government official to account in a recent committee meeting.

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Can you imagine a flight without an adequate number of flight attendants? What would happen in the event of passenger sickness, a disturbance or in the event of a serious emergency?

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The Chi-Cheemaun ferry is vital for the economy of Manitoulin Island and the Bruce Peninsula. As the Conservatives squabble with the Ontario government over who should pay to make the ferry terminal safe, its season is delayed.

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Every 3 minutes, a Canadian is diagnosed with cancer. But there is hope – and improvements in research, prevention and care. That’s in large parts thanks to the Canadian Cancer Society. Watch Olivia’s statement in Parliament.

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Canada Post is considering cutting back its work force and services dramatically based on a controversial report. Instead it should expand services to bring in more revenue.

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Canada’s farmers, forestry and mining companies need reliable rail freight services to thrive. The government squandered the opportunity to improve proposed legislation in the Transport Committee.

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