With one out of five young Canadians being unemployed, it’s clear that the new federal infrastructure program has to spur job growth through training and apprenticeships. This will also tackle Canada’s skilled trades shortage.
In an open letter to Minister Lebel, NDP Transport Critic Olivia Chow deplores how Canadian airlines are given free range to replace Canadian pilots with cheaper seasonal pilots from abroad.
Long-term funding that’s predictable and that takes the politics out of the process – that’s the New Democrat key demand for the upcoming federal infrastructure plan. Olivia Chow is pledging support for Canada’s cities in an open letter.
Downsview Park belongs to the citizens of Toronto. The federal government should not sell out, MP Olivia Chow and City Councillor Augimeri urge in an open letter to Minister Ambrose.
Join the push for better transit ahead of the crucial September 19 vote on the National Transit Strategy Bill, read Olivia’s letter.
Recent insider appointments to the Oshawa Port Authority connected to Minister Flaherty might have violated Parliament’s ethics code. Olivia is asking the Federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner to investigate – read her open letter.
The Oshawa City Council recently discussed the dealings of the federally-controlled Port Authority and its plans for a 12-storey ethanol plant that will ruin the city’s harbour front. Read Olivia’s letter to the councillors.
Residents in Toronto demand clean trains. The federal and provincial governments need to do their part to provide sustainable transit – in Toronto and beyond. Read the open letter from Toronto politicians to Premier McGuinty.
In the middle of the budget vote marathon, Olivia is writing to all Canadians who believe in a fairer society that respects the environment, cares for the sick and elderly and helps the jobless. Reader her message.
Conservatives Ignore Committee Testimonies on National Public Transit Strategy, But Fight Continues, Olivia Chow Urges in Letter February 15, 2012 Dear Supporters: As the Official Opposition Critic for Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities, I thank you for your continued support for a National Public Transit Strategy. I would like to give you an update on our [...]
Capital region’s largest cycling organization endorses push for mandatory truck sideguards spearheaded by NDP Transport Critic Olivia Chow. The advocacy group is urging Minister Lebel to take action in an open letter.
The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition with its more than 1,000 members as well as its provincial umbrella organization, the BC Cycling Coalition, have both endorsed Olivia Chow’s push for mandatory sideguards on trucks. The advocacy groups both recognize the life-saving value for cyclists and pedestrians alike, urging Transport Minister Lebel to act immediately and get Canada up to par with other Western countries in road safety.
In the light of this tragedy it is clear that your ministry has to take action now. I am joined in my call by Jenna’s friends and family as well as by Karen MacNeil Hartmann, Megan Holtz and Jeanette Holman-Price – all of them lost loved ones in grievous accidents involving heavy trucks.
Our citizens deserve a Federal Government that takes action and protects the lives of pedestrians and cyclists. Now is the time to stop the tragic loss of lives on our roads. All it takes is political will.
NDP Immigration Critic Outlines Next Steps in Letter to Advocates and Allies February 24, 2011 OTTAWA – In the weeks since Stephen Harper announced his mean spirited and short-sighted cuts to immigration settlement and adaptation services, I have been leading the fight in Parliament to restore funding to these important agencies. As the New Democrat [...]