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Canadian Nurses Association 2014 Hill Day

Posted on December 18, 2014

Got a great picture with Nancy MacFadyen, President, Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island from their 2014 Hill Day!Canadian Nurses Assoication

PEI MPs call for Fantino’s Resignation

Posted on December 12, 2014

Fantino Must Resign

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Today in the House, Sean Casey and I continued the call for the resignation of Minister of Veterans Affairs, Julian Fantino.

M. Sean Casey (Charlottetown, Lib.):

Mr. Speaker, Conservative priorities include a new $1.7 billion airplane for the military while our veterans suffer the effects of Conservative gutting of front-line programs which provided financial, disability, health and transition support. Just yesterday, we lost yet another soldier to suicide.

The Minister of Veterans Affairs continues to pathetically defend this abuse of our veterans. Veterans do not respect him, Canadians do not trust him and this entire country is disgusted by his rough treatment of our brave veterans.

When will he resign?

Hon. Wayne Easter (Malpeque, Lib.):

Mr. Speaker, the treatment of our veterans by Conservatives is a national disgrace. The minister has clawed back over $1 billion from veterans. He has gutted the department, firing 1,000 front-line staff who delivered critical health services. He told those who suffered from PTSD to take a number. He closed nine specialized service centres. Canadians are appalled by this shameful Conservative neglect of veterans.

The government has a sacred obligation to veterans and it failed. When will the Prime Minister stop defending and fire this minister?

Mr. Parm Gill (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, our government makes absolutely no apologies for eliminating big government bureaucracy and backroom offices, and making a substantial investment when it comes to investing in front-line services and resources.

Here are a couple of examples: we have eliminated nearly 100 positions after we stopped requiring veterans to submit receipts for expenses like snow clearing, yard maintenance and home cleaning.

We will continue to eliminate red tape to serve Canada’s veterans for the benefits and services they deserve.

 

 

Release: Easter Reiterates Concerns of Problematic Management of Employment Insurance Claims

Posted on December 10, 2014

OTTAWA – Wayne Easter, MP for Malpeque, is raising concerns about Minister Kenney’s negligent management of Employment and Social Development Canada as it concerns employment insurance claims. This tenure has seen the closure of Service Canada offices leaving PEI with no front-line services.

“Despite the quantifiable increase of complaints by 40% in the last year, the Minister continued to cut front-line services,” stated Easter. “The Ministers unprecedented cuts and the closure of the Montague Claim Processing Office have led to enormous processing delays. Much too late, the department is hiring 400 temporary workers to make up for the overburdened department backlog.”

Mr. Easter concluded, “The government was warned that employment insurance changes and cuts to front line services would create financial hardship to those employed in the seasonal industries. As a result delays have now increased by 54% since 2006 and Islanders are seriously impacted.”

My Question to the Minister of Public Safety on the Recent Release of ISIS Video Directed at Canadians

Posted on December 10, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014 I rose in the House to ask the Minister of Public Safety, Steven Blaney about the recent release of ISIS videos directed […]

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Rising in the House to Remember Sen. Archibald Johnstone

Posted on December 3, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the passing of Senator Archibald Johnstone recently. Summoned to the Senate in 1998, Archie was most proud of his work […]

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The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)

Posted on November 27, 2014

It was great to meet with Art Hindle, Salvatore Antonio, and Jamie Spilchuk with the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA). Great conversation about […]

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The Attack of Liberal candidate for Banff-Airdrie, Marlo Raynolds

Posted on November 26, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as MPs, privilege protects what we say here. It is critical that we all use that significant power responsibly and are careful not to […]

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Canadian Association of Medical Students

Posted on November 25, 2014 | No Comments

Yesterday, it was my pleasure to meet with the Canadian Association of Medical Students. Both Megan (from NB) and Meghan (from NFLD) were exceptionally articulate about the […]

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Tryon Realignment Project a Disappointment

Posted on November 21, 2014

For Immediate Release HUNTER RIVER – Malpeque MP and Liberal Public Safety Critic, Wayne Easter, is disappointed by the poor planning of the new highway realignment […]

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The Canadian Federation of Students

Posted on November 19, 2014

Yesterday I met with The Canadian Federation of Students to discuss important issues facing students all over Canada.

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