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It is a privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s. Throughout this website, you will find information on the work I have been doing since being elected as the federal representive for the people of Random-Burin-St. George’s.  If there’s an issue or project that you want to bring to my attention, please contact my office or via email to judy.foote@parl.gc.ca.

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CUTS TO CANADIAN COAST GUARD INCREASE RISKS TO ENVIRONMENT

Posted on April 16, 2015

 

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, is concerned cuts to Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) are already drastically affecting the CCG’s ability to function properly. “The delayed response to the recent oil spill on Canada’s West Coast points to how important it is to maintain our Coast Guard Services,” said Foote.

“Two years ago, the Conservative government closed the Coast Guard station at Kitsilano in English Bay, British Columbia despite warnings from local officials that doing so would significantly increase the risk to public safety and the environment. This same station would have been the one best-equipped to respond to the recent oil spill near Vancouver. There is no reason to think that a similar situation could not occur along the coast of Newfoundland, especially in Placentia Bay,” said Foote.

According to Foote, it has already been determined by Transport Canada that the risk for a spill of crude oil or refined petroleum products is high in Placentia Bay. “Common sense dictates that every precaution should be taken to ensure that if, unfortunately, such an incident occurs, the damage to the environment is minimized and there isn’t a repeat of what occurred off the coast of British Columbia. The federal government has a responsibility to ensure preventative measures exist so the CCG can respond and that means providing the funding necessary for the resources needed to do the job required. Every time there are cuts to CCG’s budget, the risk of an environmental catastrophe is increased,” stated Foote.

 

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DELAYS TO SEARCH AND RESCUE UPGRADES PUT LIVES AT RISK

Posted on April 13, 2015

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, says the Conservative government’s decision to further delay upgrades to Canada’s search and rescue system is another indication of the government’s callous attitude toward the safety of mariners. In 2013, the Minister of National Defense promised a new satellite system for locating distress signals, with the intent being to cut the time to detect such a signal from 60 minutes to five minutes.

“Shortly after the auditor general chastised the government for its general neglect of the search and rescue system in Canada, the government attempted damage control by announcing they would provide the funding to develop a new early detection system for locating vessels in distress,” said Foote. “Now we are told that, though time and money has been spent on a new system, the Department of National Defense cannot continue with the project because it has not been provided with the funding to do so.”

“Canada’s search and rescue team is comprised of some of the best trained technicians and pilots in the world; however, without the necessary equipment and upgraded networks, they cannot do their job properly. The shelving of this project, and the failure to deliver new SAR aircraft along with the closure of the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John’s by the Harper government, make it obvious the Conservatives do not take search and rescue seriously.”

“We are all aware of the Harper government’s newfound obsession with delivering a balanced budget, although it hasn’t done so in seven years,” said Foote. “However, when projects designed to save lives are being cut at the same time as the government continues with its Income-Splitting Program which will only benefit the most wealthy among us, and cost the government over 2 billion dollars, clearly the government’s priority is more about saving money for the wealthy, than saving lives.”

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Judy Foote

(709) 832-1383

FOOTE SAYS NEW ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP NEEDED IN CANADA

Posted on April 1, 2015

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says Canadians should be concerned over a recent report by the Globe and Mail stating Canada is in its longest period of anemic job growth outside of a recession since 1976 when Statistics Canada started keeping comparable records. “This is bad news for all Canadians but especially for our youth who need that first job. As our young people strive to start a career it becomes harder for them to do so as the economy stagnates and opportunities disappear,” said Foote. “Without a job, they have no choice but to continue to live at home and depend on their parents who, in return, are put in a difficult position as they try to make ends meet.”

Some indicators show that the unemployment rate is slowly climbing in Canada, up to nearly 7% in January. Especially troubling is that youth unemployment remains very high at 13.3%. Recently released employment data for Newfoundland and Labrador shows that unemployment levels are steadily rising. The general unemployment rate for February, 2015 was 12.6%, up nearly a full percentage point from February, 2014. For the same period, the unemployment rate for young people aged 15-24 was 16.4%. “Sound economic management is required if we are to see a change in this trend. Unfortunately, under the leadership of the present prime minister, the truth is there has not been a balanced federal budget since 2007/2008 and the national debt continues to grow,” said Foote.

“Liberals believe our country needs a new economic plan and the evidence is mounting daily. Canadians need new leadership dedicated to strengthening the heart of our economy, the middle-class. They deserve a real and fair chance at success and that means growing incomes and real job opportunities for all Canadians in all regions of the country.”

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Judy Foote

(709) 832-1383

 

 

FOOTE PLEASED AS FACILITY NEARS COMPLETION

Posted on April 1, 2015

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the $201,325 in funding by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) for the Placentia West Heritage Committee […]

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DOOR-TO-DOOR MAIL DELIVERY CANCELLATION SHOULD BE REPEALED

Posted on March 31, 2015

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, says Canada Post’s recent Annual Report is proof that cancelling door-to-door delivery was not necessary. Foote is calling […]

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DISCREPANCIES IN VETERANS BENEFITS

Posted on March 24, 2015

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, is appalled by recent reports that Canadian veterans are receiving far less in injury benefits than their NATO […]

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COUGAR FLIGHT 491 TRAGEDY REMEMBERED

Posted on March 12, 2015

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, joins fellow Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in remembering the tragedy that occurred March 12, 2009 when Cougar Flight 491 […]

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LIBERALS FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING ALL CANADIANS

Posted on March 10, 2015

“One way to help Canadians meet ongoing challenges is for governments to support job creation,” said Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote. “That is […]

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ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR PLACENTIA BAY PILOTAGE STATION

Posted on March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015   Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, is encouraged by news the consultant, hired by the Atlantic Pilotage Authority (APA) to […]

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CUTS TO MARINE ATLANTIC CAUSE FOR CONCERN

Posted on February 26, 2015

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, is questioning the Conservative government on its recent estimates tabled in the House of Commons that show a […]

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Email: judy.foote@parl.gc.ca

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Phone: (709) 832-1383

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