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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.

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FOOTE PAYS TRIBUTE TO HER CONSTITUENT, AND NL’s OLDEST RESIDENT, WHO PASSED AWAY

Posted on April 22, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, is remembering Mrs. Margaret Moores of Rushoon on the Burin Peninsula, the oldest resident in Newfoundland and Labrador who passed away at the age of 108.  “I had the privilege of giving a statement in the House of Commons acknowledging her grand old age and letting everyone know what a remarkable woman she was.  Known affectionately as ‘Aunt Maggie’, Mrs. Moores was a gentle soul with a great sense of humour,” said Foote.

Mrs. Moores was born on November 5, 1905 in Rushoon, where she lived most of her life.  When Foote became the Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s she made a point of visiting with Mrs. Moores whenever possible to celebrate her birthday.  “I was always amazed by her recollection of events that have occurred in her 108 years,” said Foote.  “This is a woman who was working in St. John’s and saw the first car when it arrived there.  She witnessed the formal unveiling of the National War Memorial in St. John’s on July 1, 1924, and she could recall many details of life in Newfoundland, pre-Confederation.”

According to Foote, Mrs. Moores was not remarkable just because of her age, but also her positive attitude towards life.  “She was incredibly active, had a keen mind and memory, and she always saw the good in people.  Mrs. Moores’ upbeat attitude was a shining example for all who knew her, and she will be sadly missed,” said Foote.  “I extend my heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Moores’ family and friends on this sad occasion, and to the entire community of Rushoon and the province on the loss of this wonderful lady.  She will continue to live on in our memories.”

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CANADA’S VETERANS DESERVE BETTER

Posted on April 16, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, calls it irresponsible for the Harper government to continue to ignore the needs of Canada’s veterans. “Over the past year the Conservatives have continued to abdicate their responsibility by closing nine regional Veterans Affairs Canada offices throughout the country, resulting in a drastic reduction in front line services for veterans,” said Foote. “The Conservatives justified closing these regional offices, including one in Corner Brook, NL, saying it saved taxpayer dollars. However, recently released figures prove the closures have not resulted in any significant cost savings.”

Information provided to the House of Commons by the Department of Veterans Affairs Canada shows the combined operating budget for eight regional Veterans Affairs offices totalled $5.3 million in 2012-13. This amounts to a very small fraction of the department’s overall budget. “While the Harper government did not provide detailed expense reports for all nine offices that were closed, we do know total expenditures by the department for 2012-2013 totalled $3.5 billion,” said Foote. “We also know Veterans Affairs Canada didn’t spend $173 million of funds it had been allocated by Parliament, money our veterans could have used.”

Foote maintains these latest figures show once again the Conservatives gained nothing by closing the regional Veterans Affairs offices. “Sadly, the Harper government spent nearly $11 million on media monitoring services in one year, which is more than they were willing to spend on maintaining front line services for our veterans,” said Foote. “While the Harper government continues to disrespect Canada’s veterans by refusing to acknowledge their need for services, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has committed a Liberal government to reopening the offices closed by the Conservatives and expanding services for our veterans.”

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Judy Foote, M.P.
(709) 832-1383

LIBERALS COMMIT TO REPEALING CONSERVATIVE CHANGES TO ELECTIONS ACT

Posted on April 9, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, continues to oppose the Harper government’s proposed overhaul of Canada’s election laws. “Not only is the Conservatives’ so-called Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23) a threat to Canadian democracy, it is also an attack on those whose responsibility it is to ensure elections in our country are fair and independent,” said Foote.

Since Bill C-23 was introduced by the Harper government, a growing number of experts in the election process have publicly expressed objections to the proposed legislation. “The Minister of State for Democratic Reform has completely dismissed the mounting criticism that he and the Conservative government are facing, and rejected any recommendations on how Bill C-23 could be improved,” said Foote. “Not only has the Harper government shown contempt for anyone who has shown through fact-based evidence flaws in the proposed legislation, now the Conservatives are attacking anyone who dares to speak out against Bill C-23.”

Among those being targeted by the Conservatives is former Auditor General Sheila Fraser, who has said the changes the Conservatives are proposing in Bill C-23 will make Elections Canada less independent, and also make it harder than ever for Canadians to vote. “Ms. Fraser, who is well-respected for her no-nonsense approach and commitment to democracy in Canada, went so far as to say if the bill is passed without amendments, it could put the 2015 elections results at risk,” said Foote. “Hearing that their entire electoral system is being put at risk by Bill C-23 has Canadians speaking out and making their concerns known to the Harper government. Unfortunately, those concerns are falling on deaf ears.”

Pierre Lortie, who previously headed a royal commission into electoral reform in Canada, has publicly stated that, in its current form, Bill C-23 contravenes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. According to Foote, “Bill C-23 seems designed by the Conservatives to target the most vulnerable people in Canadian society. Aboriginal Canadians, students, seniors, and people with certain physical disabilities will find it increasingly difficult to vote if Bill C-23 is allowed to become law. Just the elimination of vouching for people without government-issued photo ID and proof of address could make it impossible for as many as half a million people to vote.”

According to Foote, “The Harper government is attempting to rewrite the fundamental laws of Canada’s democratic system, against the will of experts and contrary to all evidence proving Bill C-23 is flawed. Canadians are rightfully concerned about this abuse of power, and what this could mean for the future of democracy in Canada. If the Conservative legislation is passed, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has committed to repealing Bill C-23 when he becomes prime minister. In the meantime, I will continue to oppose this bill, and I encourage Canadians throughout Random-Burin-St. George’s and across Canada to do the same.”

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Judy Foote, M.P.
(709) 832-1383

CONSERVATIVE OMNIBUS BUDGET BILL FAILS THE PEOPLE OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Posted on April 9, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, said the Harper government has introduced yet another omnibus budget implementation bill to avoid proper debate and close […]

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HARPER GOVERNMENT SLASHES HEALTH CARE FUNDING

Posted on April 3, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, is criticizing the Harper government for slashing federal health care funding by an estimated $36 billion over the […]

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FOOTE OPPOSES HARPER GOVERNMENT’S CONTINUED CUTS TO RURAL POSTAL SERVICE

Posted on April 1, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, continues to oppose the Harper Government’s cuts to postal services, particularly those in rural communities where alternative services […]

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FOOTE COMMEMORATES 100th ANNIVERSARY OF SEALING DISASTERS

Posted on March 31, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, is reflecting on the terrible tragedy 100 years ago today that saw the loss of 254 Newfoundland and […]

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NEW FINANCE MINISTER CALLED ON TO REVERSE HARMFUL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING CUTS

Posted on March 26, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, is calling on the new minister of finance to reverse an earlier decision by the Harper government to […]

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FOOTE SAID CANADIAN TROOPS RETURNING FROM AFGHANISTAN WILL NEED SUPPORT

Posted on March 18, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, said the return home of the last 84 Canadian Armed Forces personnel from the 12 year Canadian mission […]

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FOOTE SAYS STRANDED VESSEL COULD POSE HARM TO FISHERY

Posted on March 18, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, is concerned the potentially disastrous situation involving the Panamanian-registered bulk carrier John 1 off the southwest coast of […]

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Email: judy.foote@parl.gc.ca

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Phone: (709) 832-1383

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