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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,

CONSERVATIVE CUTS AND DISRESPECT FOR VETERANS CONTRIBUTE TO MILITARY SHORTFALL

Posted on December 17, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says billions of dollars in defence spending cuts and the mistreatment of Canadian veterans by the Harper government have no doubt made it difficult for the Canadian Armed Forces to retain and recruit personnel. “A Department of National Defence report recently tabled in the House of Commons highlighted a shortfall of nearly 900 regular force members and 4,500 part-time reservists at the end of last March,” said Foote. “Having slashed military training and recruitment, and demonstrating contempt towards Canada’s veterans, the Conservatives can take some responsibility for this decline in Canadian Forces members.”

Defence spending has been cut by $5.5 billion since 2012 and, in addition, the Harper government closed 12 military recruiting centres throughout the country last year. “For active military personnel, as well as those considering joining the Canadian Forces, it has to be discouraging to witness these cuts, and to see how poorly veterans are being treated by the Harper government,” said Foote. “The Auditor General, the Veterans’ Ombudsman, and many others have concluded that active and retired Canadian military personnel and their families simply cannot count on the Harper government for the support they need and the respect they deserve. The actions by the Minister of Veterans Affairs alone are testament to that, a minister whom the prime minister has refused to replace despite repeated calls for him to do so.”

According to Foote, “Ensuring the Canadian Forces meet their domestic and international defence commitments requires a constant balance of recruiting new members and retaining trained personnel. The government must also ensure soldiers battling mental and physical injuries because of their experiences receive the treatment they require. The Harper government continues to abdicate its responsibility in each of these areas, leading to a shortfall in retention and recruitment that could have been avoided.”

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For more information, please contact:

Judy Foote, M.P.

(709) 832-1383

Reminder to Businesses and Organizations: Deadline Approaching

Posted on December 16, 2014

Celebrate Canada Funding

Canadian Heritage provides funding for activities during the Celebrate Canada period – National Aboriginal Day (June 21), Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and Canada Day (July 1).

Who can apply?

Not-for-profit organizations: corporations, cooperatives, and unincorporated associations, business corporations where projects are non-commercial in nature, educational institutions, municipal governments and other municipal, provincial or territorial institutions.

Deadline to apply: January 15, 2015

For more information, please visit the Canadian Heritage website at http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1290623024175

MINISTERIAL STAFF CONTINUES TO BALLOON UNDER HARPER GOVERNMENT

Posted on December 10, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says that while the Harper government has been slashing frontline services and cutting jobs throughout the Public Service, the Conservatives have been steadily increasing the number of people working for cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister himself. “At a time when the Harper government continues to demonstrate an unwillingness to assist vulnerable Canadians, including those with disabilities, seniors, veterans, EI recipients, students, and others in need, the Conservatives continue to hire an increasing number of political staff at Canadian taxpayers’ expense.”

According to Foote, “When the Conservatives closed nine regional Veterans Affairs offices throughout the country, including one in Corner Brook, and eliminated hundreds of jobs from the Department of Veterans Affairs, they claimed they were doing so in an attempt to cut costs. Meanwhile, data tabled recently in the House of Commons shows the number of political staff working for cabinet ministers has ballooned by 21 percent since the Conservatives formed government, and the number of staff in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has grown by an astonishing 38 percent.”

“The Conservatives say they prefer smaller government, but again the facts prove otherwise,” said Foote. “So while the Harper government has yet to develop a comprehensive strategy to help grow the economy and help create jobs throughout the country, the Conservatives are adding political staff to the public payroll at an unacceptable rate. Canadians want and deserve a government committed to addressing key issues such as youth unemployment and resolve growing levels of income inequality and household debt; not one whose focus is on hiring as many staff as possible to get out the government’s political message.”

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For more information, please contact:

Judy Foote, M.P.

(709) 832-1383

FEDERAL LIBERALS COMMITTED TO RE-OPENING MARITIME RESCUE SUB-CENTRE

Posted on December 8, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, says the Liberals are committed to ensuring Search and Rescue (SAR) services in Canada are improved, including re-opening […]

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HARPER GOVERNMENT MUST DO MORE TO HELP CANADIANS WITH DISABILITIES FIND JOBS

Posted on December 3, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says it is troubling that less than half of working-age Canadians with physical and mental difficulties currently have […]

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CANADA POST CAN BE SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT CUTTING SERVICES

Posted on December 2, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, says on-going cuts to Canada Post by the Harper government represent an unnecessary march toward the end of […]

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HARPER GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO TELL COST OF MILITARY MISSION IN IRAQ

Posted on November 27, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the Harper government’s refusal to disclose how much the Canadian Armed Forces’ six-month mission in Iraq will […]

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HARPER GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO FAIL CANADA’S VETERANS

Posted on November 26, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says it is irresponsible that one in five Canadian veterans suffering from a mental illness or injury is […]

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ELIMINATING CHILD POVERTY IN CANADA MUST BECOME A NATIONAL PRIORITY

Posted on November 20, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, says the Harper government must do more to help eliminate child poverty in Canada. “On November 24, 1989, […]

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LATEST CUTS TO SMALL CRAFT HARBOURS WILL HAVE NEGATIVE IMPACT

Posted on November 18, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the move by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to reduce the number of management areas […]

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Email: judy.foote@parl.gc.ca

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

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83B Main Street
Stephenville, NL
Phone: (709) 643-4189