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.
Last night, a teenager was shot dead in Toronto. Olivia is offering her condolences and calls on the federal government to take action in her statement in Parliament. Watch the video.
The Conservatives are attacking women’s reproductive rights, a series of attacks on women is shaking Toronto. But women are fighting back – Olivia stands with them in Parliament.
Failing grades in most areas – that is the Conservative government’s record when it comes to transportation. From inactivity on safety issues and reckless cuts to insider appointments to plum jobs, Transport Minister Lebel’s negative record speaks for itself.
Jack Layton did not achieve last year’s New Democrat breakthrough single-handedly. His Chief of Staff Anne McGrath was one of the cornerstones of the remarkable success. Olivia thanked her for her service in a statement in Parliament.
Canadians continue to honour Jack through poems, songs and other works of art; scholarships and places are being dedicated in his name. All these tributes point to one thing: the question is not what Layton’s legacy is, but what it will be.
In a eulogy in Parliament, Olivia honours of one of Toronto’s most prominent urbanists, scholars and comunity organizers: Jim Lemon was a respected professor, chaired the Annex Residents Association and led the anti-Spadina Expressway fight.
Canadians want an internet service that is fast and affordable. Instead of standing on the side of the major telecomm companies and do nothing while internet users get gouged everywhere they turn, we need a government to be on our side.
A government that will say NO to the cap imposed by the telecomm giants on internet services.
April 20, 2010 Mr. Speaker, the G8/G20 Summit marks a prime opportunity for Canada to show leadership on the world stage by: taking bold action to combat poverty and inequality; making real progress on climate change; and transforming global economic and financial systems for a fair and sustainable world. However with this opportunity, comes a [...]
March 11, 2010 OTTAWA – Ms. Olivia Chow (Trinity—Spadina, NDP): Madam Speaker, the minister came to Toronto a few weeks ago and announced that the G20 would be in my riding’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Unfortunately, the government made no effort to consult with the local Member of Parliament. Would the minister ensure that there [...]
Toronto MP Encourages Government Action to Spur Cycling in Canada May 25, 2009 OTTAWA - Ms. Olivia Chow (Trinity—Spadina, NDP): Mr. Speaker, thousands of Torontonians cycled to work this morning with their Mayor to kick off Bike to Work Week. There are many more cyclists on the road since the leader of the New Democratic [...]
April 22, 2009 Ms. Olivia Chow (Trinity—Spadina, NDP): Mr. Speaker, a high speed rail service to Canada’s largest airport in Toronto from the downtown union station is long overdue, but the provincial and federal governments must not ignore the real concerns of the city of Toronto and the residents in my riding. The trains [...]
Toronto MP Welcomes Chinese New Year with Statement in Parliament January 28, 2009 OTTAWA – MP Olivia Chow is wishing Canadians a happy and prosperous Year of the Ox full of hope. Watch her statement in the House of Commons to mark the occasion.