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Harper's in Need of Some Real Northern Exposure

(2) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 9:54 AM

For Members of Parliament, the summer months are an important time. It is a chance for us to be in our ridings, attend community events and have more direct interactions with our constituents. And for those MPs like myself who represent large ridings, it is a chance to get to...

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Harper's Hypocrites Could Learn a Lesson from First Nations

(20) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 2:30 PM

In mid-June, Canadians celebrated National Aboriginal Day, a day when we come together to celebrate the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people to this country we call home. It is a chance to speak about our accomplishments, reflect on how far we have come, and think about how...

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Smile Like You Mean it, Prime Minister

(16) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 8:49 AM

Canada has had many shining moments to be proud of. Walking around Parliament Hill you can see the monuments to those achievements. They serve as a reminder of what our country can be at its best.

But as a nation we've also had moments to be less than proud...

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Protecting Families From a Conservative Agenda

(52) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 5:44 PM

For many Canadians, the holiday season is a time for friends and family. Being together reminds us of our priorities and for most parents our kids are at the top of that list. We want the best for them and will do whatever we can to help them achieve their...

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Stop Making Our Copyright and Digital Laws Worse

(3) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 4:40 PM

Canada's copyright and digital policies aren't working. That's what I'm hearing from artists, independent Internet service providers, and consumers.

Our laws are out of date; they were written before file sharing or Facebook, before iPods or BitTorrent. If they ever worked, they don't anymore. They don't support the information commons...

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Two Sides of the Same Bay

(25) Comments | Posted December 4, 2011 | 12:48 AM

I was born and raised on the Quebec side of James Bay, across from Attawapiskat, a community that has been in the news lately. A lot of credit goes to people like my colleague, Charlie Angus, for raising the profile of the housing crisis there and getting people involved. If...

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How to Defeat Stephen Harper

(44) Comments | Posted November 25, 2011 | 9:42 AM

After the success of the May 2 election, New Democrats were elated. Short months later, with the loss Jack Layton, we were devastated. Now, with a leadership election going on, people have begun to turn their minds to the future, to where we are going as a party and how...

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Selling Out Rural Canada

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 4:36 PM

Most of us are familiar with the basic facts of Canada's population and geography. We proudly refer to being the second largest country in the world and one of the least densely populated. This is not news. Nor is the trend toward urbanization a new idea, with well over 80...

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Let's Honour Veterans With Better Foreign Policy

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 1:47 PM

Remembrance Day is when millions of Canadians will gather at cenotaphs, community centres, Legion and Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Halls to honour the living, remember the fallen and thank our currently serving Canadian Forces and RCMP personnel for their sacrifice. We also take time to remember why those...

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Proud to Be a Member of Parliament

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 3:07 PM

Given the cynicism about politics today, I shouldn't be surprised that some people ask me why I would want to be a Member of Parliament at all. It's a fair question.

You see, I wasn't anxiously waiting for a chance to get involved in federal politics. I was happy...

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Stephen Harper's Government For the Few Paid For By the Many

(16) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 4:58 PM

The shore of a lake, deep in the woods of Quebec, was my birthplace and my first classroom. Growing up in the bush, what I knew about life I learned mostly from my family, my parents, 13 siblings, the Elders and our small community. I also learned from my environment:...

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