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Judy Foote, MP

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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.

Sincerely,

RESTORING THE FAITH OF CANADIANS IN GOVERNMENT A PRIORITY

Posted on October 16, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the Liberal plan to grow the economy in Canada, and help create jobs, by investing in infrastructure, education, environmental initiatives, our culture, and science and technology, is in sharp contrast to how the Conservatives are governing the country. “Under the Harper government, many Canadians are struggling because of a heavy debt load, many young people are not able to find jobs, and many families have difficulty saving for retirement,” said Foote.

“As Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has pointed out, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are genuinely worried about the future. For the first time in our country’s recent history, people are concerned the next generation will struggle more than the present generation. Unfortunately, it is already common practice for adult children to live with their parents in order to make ends meet and, in doing so, making it difficult for their parents to make ends meet. Such a practice was rarely heard of but is now more the norm than the exception. That is why the Liberals are committed to helping create the right conditions for investment and economic prosperity which will foster those badly needed jobs.”

According to Foote, “Since taking office, the Conservatives have shown little respect for Canada’s democratic institutions. The Harper government has often refused to work in partnership with the provinces and territories to help solve many of the challenges our country currently faces. Unlike the Conservatives, Liberals believe government has an essential role in helping create opportunities and ensuring equality of opportunity for all citizens. If the Liberals form government following the next federal election, the Liberal leader has promised to convene annual First Ministers’ conferences. As a party, we are committed to investing in Canada’s future in a responsible and disciplined way, while respecting the environment and listening to our communities as Canadians expect their governments to do.”

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Judy Foote, M.P.

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CONSERVATIVE CHANGES TO EI WILL ONLY CREATE 800 JOBS

Posted on October 15, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, says a report on Employment Insurance (EI) in Canada, recently released by the Parliamentary Budget Officer, is unsettling but not surprising. “The Parliamentary Budget Officer says the Conservatives’ newly announced EI plan will cost $550 million over two years, and create only 800 net new jobs,” said Foote. “This translates into a cost of almost $700,000 to the taxpayers for each new job created under the Harper program.”

“Canadians deserve a plan for jobs and growth. The Parliamentary Budget Officer has confirmed the Conservatives’ EI plan provides neither. The Minister of Finance claims EI cuts for small businesses will produce thousands of new jobs when, in fact, the numbers prove otherwise. The reality is the Harper government’s changes to EI only encourage businesses to stay small and actually punish them if they grow and are successful.”

According to Foote, “The analysis by the Parliamentary Budget Officer makes it clear the Conservative plan to cut EI premiums for small business will not make it easier for employers to hire new workers, which should be the objective. The Conservatives’ new Small Business Job Credit will provide an average payment of $350 to qualifying small businesses to help offset the cost of the EI premiums they pay which will cost $550 million. By comparison, using the same amount of money, the proposal by the Liberals will reward small businesses for the creation of new jobs in 2015 and 2016 up to a total of $1,300 for each new job created instead of limiting their ability to grow and be successful.”

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For more information, please contact:

Judy Foote, M.P.

(709) 832-1383

SERIOUS ISSUE OF MISSING ABORIGINAL WOMEN AND GIRLS MUST BE ADDRESSED

Posted on October 8, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says a national inquiry into the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls is a crucial step towards providing justice for the victims, healing for their families and putting an end to the violence. “This epidemic of violence must end and the Harper government, which claims to be tough on crime and to stand up for victims of crime, cannot continue to ignore this national tragedy,” said Foote.

Aboriginal women and girls are dramatically more likely to be victims of homicides and to go missing in Canada. In fact, while only four per cent of women in Canada are Aboriginal, this demographic accounted for a staggering 23 percent of female homicide victims in 2012. “These statistics reveal that almost one-in-four female murder victims in Canada are Aboriginal,” said Foote. “Only a national inquiry would have the resources necessary to identify the root causes of the violence and outline concrete measures to turn this appalling situation around.”

The Harper government’s refusal to call a national public inquiry into this ongoing tragedy is in stark contrast to the overwhelming consensus in Canada that this is a matter that requires immediate attention. According to Foote, “Grieving families, Aboriginal leaders, opposition parties, victims’ advocates, civil society and every provincial and territorial premier have all impressed on the government the urgency of calling a national inquiry. The Harper government’s opposition is baffling and short-sighted. The federal government can and must do the right thing by launching a national inquiry.”

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For more information, please contact:

Judy Foote, M.P.

(709) 832-1383

LIBERALS SUPPORT A NON-COMBAT ROLE FOR CANADA IN FIGHT AGAINST ISIL

Posted on October 8, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, says the Harper government has not made the case to Canadians that a combat role is what is […]

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CANADIANS SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS NEED SUPPORT FROM THEIR GOVERNMENT

Posted on October 1, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, is drawing attention to the plight of those suffering from mental illnesses and the need for the Harper […]

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VETERANS UNABLE TO RELY ON THE HARPER GOVERNMENT FOR SUPPORT

Posted on September 30, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says statistics indicating a significant number of soldiers in the Canadian Armed Forces are being discharged from the […]

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FOOTE PLEASED FOOD FISHERY DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED

Posted on September 23, 2014

The Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, is pleased the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans responded positively to her request to extend Newfoundland and […]

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HARPER GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO WASTE TAXPAYERS’ DOLLARS ON EXPENSIVE AD CAMPAIGNS

Posted on September 23, 2014

The Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the millions of taxpayers’ dollars the Conservatives have spent on partisan advertising campaigns should have instead […]

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HARPER GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES HARMFUL CHANGES TO EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Posted on September 17, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, says recent changes to Employment Insurance (EI) put forward by the Harper government will not help create more […]

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HARPER GOVERNMENT MUST MAKE REPLACING AGING SEARCH AND RESCUE AIRCRAFT A PRIORITY

Posted on September 16, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, says the Harper government must take immediate action to replace Canada’s aging search and rescue (SAR) aircraft. “There […]

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Diamond Jubilee Medal
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Email: judy.foote@parl.gc.ca

Grand Bank Constituency Office
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PO Box 370
Grand Bank, NL
Phone: (709) 832-1383

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