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David McGuinty, MP


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David McGuinty, M.P., Ottawa South

Compact fluorescent bulb recycling won’t be mandatory

Posted on November 27, 2014

The federal government has quietly backed away from a plan for mandatory recycling of compact fluorescent light bulbs, which contain the toxic element mercury, CBC News has learned.​ Instead, the Harper government posted regulations earlier this month that will create a voluntary code of practice for companies that sell the bulbs.

Liberal MP David McGuinty encouraged his constituents to use compact fluorescent bulbs at the time of the announcement, because of the benefit of lower energy use. He’s unhappy the government isn’t helping to dispose of them now. “We need to make sure that we close the loop on this. Closing the loop on this means that we need a mandatory take-back system. Having a voluntary one means that so many of these bulbs end up in landfills. And that’s very worrisome given the toxicity of mercury,” McGuinty told CBC.

You can read the full article here.

Conservatives make big spending cuts to transport safety while touting safety

Posted on November 12, 2014

The Harper government has made dramatic cuts in spending on aviation, marine and rail transport safety over the past five years, even as it was touting new safety measures in the transportation sector. The latest figures from the federal government’s public accounts show actual spending by Transport Canada on marine safety has plunged 27 per cent since 2009-10, while aviation and rail safety spending are both down 20 per cent or more.

It is very difficult to believe a department can find efficiencies at a time when the transportation of dangerous goods, the transportation of oil, has increased by over 1,600 per cent in the last three years,” said Liberal transport critic David McGuinty. “If they have evidence to substantiate their claims that this is all about efficiencies, let them provide it.”

You can read the full article here.

Public pays for Tory family tax cut ads ‘subject to parliamentary approval’

Posted on November 6, 2014

The Harper government is spending more public funds advertising measures that have not yet been legislated by Parliament. Radio ads have already hit the air promoting the recently announced income-splitting plan for families with children and changes to the Universal Child Care Benefit. The radio spots end with a brief caveat: the tax changes are “subject to parliamentary approval.”

Liberal MP David McGuinty called it “a complete abuse of taxpayers’ money” and unprecedented prior to the rise to power of the Harper government. “In plain language, which most Canadians understand, it’s cheating.”

You can read the full article here.

Canada plans air cargo self-screening, opposition MPs stress oversight

Posted on November 4, 2014

Acknowledging “security gaps” that could leave airliners vulnerable to a terrorist attack, the federal government is moving ahead with a new system that would allow shippers […]

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Local MP renews calls for tighter Parliament Hill security

Posted on November 2, 2014

Long before a gunman gained access to the Centre Block of Parliament Hill last week, the member of parliament for Ottawa South had been calling for […]

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Sergeant-at-arms applauded for heroics on Parliament Hill

Posted on November 1, 2014

Vickers, a former officer with the RCMP in New Brunswick, was applauded by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and members of parliament during a standing ovation that […]

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New set of rail safety rules announced in wake of Lac-Megantic report

Posted on October 30, 2014

The latest set of rail safety measures announced in the wake of the deadly Lac Mégantic derailment of 2013 do not come with any additional financial […]

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Government to introduce new security and policing powers after last week’s attacks

Posted on October 30, 2014

Following Wednesday’s attack on Parliament and the killing of Corporal Nathan Cirillo by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said on Oct. 24 that Ottawa […]

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Parliament the day after

Posted on October 23, 2014

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Science and Tech Museum silent as asbestos report surfaces

Posted on October 8, 2014

A new report says asbestos, not just mould, is the problem at the Canada Science and Technology Museum — but officials aren’t discussing the problem publicly. […]

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