Glenn Thibeault

Ottawa Shooter A Criminal, Not Terrorist: Mulcair

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The shooter in last week's deadly attack in Ottawa was a criminal, but not a terrorist — according to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair."I don't think...

Budget 2014 Struck a Blow to Small Business

Glenn Thibeault | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Business
Glenn Thibeault

While the Conservatives like to talk a big game, Canada's SMEs have received very little attention from the Harper government. Instead, when it comes to making policy, the Conservatives have made their priorities clear: they're on the side of Bay Street -- not Main Street.

Will Your Credit Card Company Protect Against Fraud? Check Again

Glenn Thibeault | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Business
Glenn Thibeault

Many Canadians remain concerned about the security of e-commerce transactions. To combat this perception, credit card companies have publicized their commitment to zero-liability policies. That's why it is very alarming that many consumers are finding that financial institutions are now refusing to honour their own, self-promoted zero liability policies in situations where the card has been compromised.

Conservatives Should Get off Bay Street and Onto Main Street

Glenn Thibeault | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Politics
Glenn Thibeault

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remain at the heart of our economy and help create thriving, prosperous communities. Yet in the wake of Statistics Canada's latest jobs report it is becoming clear that the Conservatives' big-business agenda is failing to create quality, decent paying jobs and get the Canadian economy growing again.

NDP Renewing Mission To Cap ATM Fees

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP is stepping up its battle against bank machine fees, urging the government to make good on its pledge to do something about the charg...

Your Credit Card Is a Big Cost to Small Businesses

Glenn Thibeault | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Glenn Thibeault

Canada's small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are at the heart of our economy. These vital businesses are facing a serious challenge, however: their costs are skyrocketing due to the excessive credit card processing fees. Canada's small business owners pay some of the highest credit card processing fees in the world.

Conservative "Consumer Focus" More Spin Than Substance

Glenn Thibeault | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Glenn Thibeault

Canadians continue to struggle with job security, stagnant wages and skyrocketing costs for essential goods. Household debt is at a record 166 per cent of disposable income; and with two-thirds of Canadians living paycheque-to-paycheque, family budgets are stretched to the breaking point. In a country as prosperous as ours it is unacceptable -- and entirely avoidable -- that so many hardworking Canadians find themselves living from hand to mouth. New Democrats recognize that the government can, and must, take action to alleviate this financial strain. Strong, consumer-focused policies like the NDP has proposed for many years are a good first step.

Althia Raj

NDP MP Battles 'Wasteful' iPhone 5

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Business

Apple’s new iPhone 5 charger, which is not compatible with either older iPhones or other phone brands, is causing headaches for an NDP MP who views ...

How Did MPs Spend Their Summer?

CBC | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics

While the bells on Parliament Hill won't call MPs back to the House of Commons until Sept. 17, this week's federal caucus meetings signal the start of...

Suggested Amendments Crushed, Copyright Bill Incoming

CBC | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics

A bill that will update Canada's copyright laws is heading back to the House of Commons with amendments as early as Thursday morning — ...

NDP MP Proposes Universal Cellphone Charger

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Folks buried under a pile of old electronics are bound to get a charge out of this.A New Democrat MP is proposing legislation that would requ...

Bill Aimed At Concussions In Amateur Sports

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP has for the second time tabled a private member's bill aimed at reducing concussions in amateur sport.Glenn Thibeault says ...