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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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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 counterparts. An analysis highlighted in the media refutes the Conservative  government’s claim that the services and benefits injured soldiers and veterans receive are world class. “The Harper government has misled Canadians into thinking our veterans are being cared for properly,” said Foote. “However, statistics show otherwise. Unfortunately, many of our brave soldiers who fought shoulder to shoulder with our allies are not receiving comparable benefits.”

British soldiers, in some cases, receive up to four times the lump sum payment received by Canadian soldiers for disabilities. Furthermore, Canada’s NATO counterparts provide lifelong financial support for their most disabled, in fact, up to 100% of their military salary for life. “Canadian soldiers and veterans deserve nothing less from their government,” said Foote.

“Despite a string of long overdue announcements from the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Canadian veterans’ benefits still pale in comparison to those of our allies. If the Harper government is really interested in reforming veterans’ benefits, all they have to do is follow the lead of their allies and treat our veterans with the respect to which they are entitled, something our allies obviously recognize.”

 

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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 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.  Enroute to the SeaRose FPSO, and the Hibernia platform, the crash claimed the lives of 17 of the 18 passengers and crew, including Wade Drake and Burch Nash, both from Random-Burin-St. George’s. They lived on the Burin Peninsula.

“This incident that occurred off our shores six years ago reminds us of how sudden such a tragedy can happen, and how our history is marred with lives lost to the frigid North Atlantic,” said Foote. “We share the sadness of the spouses, children and extended family members of the 17 victims knowing the pain their families endure daily.”

“No matter what line of work they pursue as seafarers, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have always looked to the sea to provide for their families,” said Foote. “When doing so they face danger daily while at sea and depend on others to be there when that danger occurs so the risk can be minimized. It is incumbent on those of us in a position to do so to ensure the search and rescue required in such circumstances exists.”

“The safety of those who earn a living at sea should never be compromised,” said Foote.  “We must take the steps necessary to ensure that lives are not lost needlessly. Our thoughts are with the families of those lost on 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 why Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has committed to reinstate the Labour Sponsored Venture Capital Corporation (LSVCC) tax credit, which is being phased out by the Harper government. Getting rid of the LSVCC tax credit which helps Canadian workers save for their retirement, while allowing labour funds to make significant investments in small and medium enterprises, as well as infrastructure projects shows yet again just how out of touch the Conservatives are with the needs of Canadians.”

The Harper government announced in the 2013 budget they would begin phasing out the LSVCC tax credit by 2017. “While determined to give tax breaks, like income-splitting, to the wealthiest in our country, Conservatives cut a program that helps those Canadians in the middle-class and those who are trying hard to live in the middle-class. Liberals are focused on helping those Canadians who need a hand up, not giving the wealthiest a hand out,” said Foote.

“The Conservative government is fixated on giving a $2 billion tax break to the wealthiest Canadians instead of focusing on building a prosperous middle class. A future Liberal government will focus on priorities that Canadians say serve them best, including support for infrastructure, post-secondary education, science and innovation, and entrepreneurship,” stated Foote. “A thriving economy must attempt to include everyone. LSVCC is one program that is inclusive and ensures everyone is treated fairly. The LSVCC tax credit is especially attractive for small and medium businesses which account for the majority of businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador. It makes it possible for them to access funding to grow their enterprises and continue to make a contribution to the economy. While the Conservatives spend millions of tax payer dollars on partisan advertising, Liberals are focused on improving the lives of those tax payers instead of wasting their money.”

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Judy Foote, M.P.

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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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HARPER GOVERNMENT CUTS FUNDING FOR IMMUNIZATION EDUCATION

Posted on February 19, 2015

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says it is irresponsible for the Harper government to cut funding to a federal immunization program at a […]

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CONSERVATIVE CUTS HURTING VETERANS

Posted on February 17, 2015

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, says it is unacceptable former part-time soldiers in the Canadian Armed Forces are having to wait up to […]

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CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL FLAG OF CANADA

Posted on February 11, 2015

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag is a historic occasion worthy of celebration. “The National Flag […]

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ONE CUT TOO MANY SAYS FOOTE

Posted on February 10, 2015

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the Conservative government’s decision to reverse its decision on the number of cuts being made to the […]

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HARPER GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO DEMONSTRATE CONTEMPT TOWARDS VETERANS

Posted on February 5, 2015

Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the Harper government is continuing to ignore veterans, despite having recently appointed a new minister of Veterans […]

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Email: judy.foote@parl.gc.ca

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Phone: (709) 832-1383

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