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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,

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, members of all parties in the House of Commons passed a resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000,” said Foote. “Sadly, as we approach the 25th anniversary of this landmark motion, child poverty is still a serious issue in our country and must be dealt with, starting with the government renewing its commitment to this important goal.”

Statistics indicate nearly four million Canadians are living in poverty today, including one in seven children, and four in 10 Indigenous children. “This week, a National Student Summit, organized by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, is bringing young people and teachers from throughout the country together in Ottawa to discuss ways of ending child poverty in our country,” said Foote. According to Foote, “The federation said the goal of this summit is to give participants the opportunity to learn from each other, explore and critically evaluate the root causes of this issue, and help make the elimination of child poverty in Canada a national priority once again.”

Foote maintains, “Child poverty is an issue that requires immediate attention, and a solution can only be achieved through a collaborative effort by all levels of government. As far as Canadians are concerned, it is our job to work together, to look out for their interests, and to help build a country where every person has a real and fair chance at success. Liberals believe government can be a leading force for positive change, and eliminating child poverty in Canada is an achievable goal.”

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Judy Foote, M.P.

(709) 832-1383

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 for Small Craft Harbours (SCH) in Newfoundland and Labrador, from four to two, shows a lack of understanding of the importance of SCH. This restructuring will see two area managers and six program officers responsible for overseeing the 335 harbours and 205 harbour authorities in the province. In Random-Burin -St. George’s alone, there are 70 harbours managed by harbour authorities, more than any other riding in Canada.

“In a manner all too familiar when it comes to the Harper Conservatives, DFO is using a slash and burn approach with Small Craft Harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador, done, of course, without any consultation with the Harbour Authority Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HAANL) or individual harbour authorities,” said Foote. “HAANL and local harbour authorities are comprised of volunteers, with minimal paid staff. When these volunteers assumed positions with our harbour authorities, it was done with the realization that they were taking on a big commitment. However, they also assumed that the federal government would provide adequate assistance through Small Craft Harbours to ensure they could be effective in their volunteer efforts.”

“Even when the Conservative government cut SCH’s budget, these volunteers continued to give countless hours of work to their communities, submitting project proposals for upgrades and maintenance, while doing their part to ensure fishers, and other users of harbour infrastructure, were provided with modern and safe facilities,” said Foote. “With only four area managers for so many harbours, and with the budget cuts imposed on SCH, harbour authorities became accustomed to waiting patiently for projects to be approved. However, this latest decision by DFO will make an already difficult situation more difficult.”

“I question if it is the goal of this government to ultimately rid DFO of the Small Craft Harbours Program, and leave the responsibility for management of the province’s harbours in the hands of volunteers, providing no support to keep the federal infrastructure in these harbours safe? This decision cannot be allowed to stand and pose safety hazards for those who depend on solid infrastructure when they are trying to earn a living operating from the many harbours in our province as a base. Harbour Authorities, their volunteers, and those who depend on them, should not be set adrift.”

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For more information, please contact:

Judy Foote, M.P.

(709) 832-1383

CONSERVATIVE BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION BILL IGNORES NEEDS OF CANADIANS

Posted on November 3, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says Bill C-43, the Conservative Budget Implementation Bill, does nothing to address many of the challenges facing Canadians who are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. In speaking to the budget document in the House of Commons, Foote said “Once again, the Conservatives have introduced omnibus legislation full of changes that simply do not belong in a budget bill. The bill contains 460 pages, with over 400 separate clauses, and represents an abuse of power. To use a single omnibus budget bill to limit debate on a host of measures that fail Canadians is undemocratic.”

According to Foote, despite the size and scope of the budget implementation bill, it falls short on several fronts. “For example, Bill C-43 does not contain a single mention of veterans,” said Foote. “After years of ignoring the needs of Canadian veterans and their families, the Harper government had an opportunity to finally act. Instead, they chose to remain silent. Similarly, the Conservatives had the opportunity to support Canadians with mental health issues such as PTSD, restore search and rescue capabilities, provide greater assistance to seniors and students, and address other priority items as identified by Canadians from coast to coast to coast, but they chose not to.”

“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. “In contrast to the Conservatives, Liberals are committed to growing Canada’s economy, and helping create jobs by investing in infrastructure, education, environmental initiatives, our culture, and science and technology. We believe that government must not only create the right conditions for economic growth, but also ensure that growth is sustainable and will help struggling families.”

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For more information, please contact:

Judy Foote, M.P.

(709) 832-1383

CONSERVATIVE INCOME SPLITTING PLAN FAVOURS WEALTHY CANADIANS

Posted on October 31, 2014

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the Harper government’s income splitting plan does nothing to encourage economic growth or help the majority of […]

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HARPER GOVERNMENT NOT DOING ENOUGH TO HELP COMBAT EBOLA

Posted on October 29, 2014

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, says the Harper government must take every step necessary to protect the public from the spread of dangerous […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Email: judy.foote@parl.gc.ca

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Phone: (709) 832-1383

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