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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,

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 diseases like Ebola, and it must communicate in an open and transparent way about the measures being taken. “My Liberal colleagues and I are concerned, as are others, about the recent cases of Ebola that have emerged in North America. The Harper government’s minimal communication to the public and Parliament on just how prepared Canada is to deal with such diseases is also cause for concern,” said Foote.

“This is why the Liberals introduced a motion in the House of Commons which would require the relevant minister or ministers to appear twice a month and the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada to appear monthly before the House of Commons Health Committee,” said Foote. “We believe providing regular and frequent updates by Health and Public Safety officials to Parliament is an essential step in keeping Canadians informed and safe. It would appear the Harper government doesn’t think it is important to take whatever steps are necessary to keep the public informed and reduce confusion about the dangers these diseases pose to our country, since the Conservatives used their majority to defeat the Liberal motion by unanimously voting against it. When given an opportunity to work together in the best interest of our country and the world, the Conservatives chose not to.”

The Harper government has pledged $65-million in the fight against Ebola, yet so far only $4.3 million has actually been accounted for. “This is unacceptable. The Harper government has an obligation to follow through on its commitment. Canada can and must do more as part of the international effort to combat Ebola on the ground in affected countries. Furthermore, every front-line health care worker throughout Canada should be provided with training, and personal protective equipment should be made available in the event of an Ebola outbreak here at home.”

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Judy Foote, M.P.

(709) 832-1383

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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For more information, please contact:

Judy Foote, M.P.

(709) 832-1383

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 […]

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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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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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Email: judy.foote@parl.gc.ca

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Phone: (709) 832-1383

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