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Dear friends,

I hope that you find the information contained in my website to be informative and helpful.

It is an honour and a privilege to serve you in the House of Commons. Please contact my office if I can be of assistance to you and your family.

Sincerely,

David McGuinty, M.P., Ottawa South

Canadians want help for middle class not tax breaks for wealthy in Budget 2015

Posted on December 19, 2014

In response to a request for input on the 2015 federal budget, Liberal Party of Canada Leader, Justin Trudeau, sent the following letter yesterday to the Finance Minister:

Dear Minister,

Thank you for your letter seeking input into the 2015 federal budget.

While I certainly share your sentiment that any reckless spending in the upcoming budget should be avoided, your Conservative government’s recent $2 billion income splitting announcement will eat through virtually the entire federal surplus, without creating a single job or opportunity for young people to get ahead. Liberals agree with the late former Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, who said that this income splitting proposal is unlikely to be beneficial for the vast majority of Canadians or the middle class.

My colleague David McGuinty, the Member for Ottawa South, currently has a Private Member’s Bill before the House, C-544, which would ensure that government advertising is appropriate. I urge you to use the upcoming budget to implement that legislation. The money saved by prohibiting wasteful partisan advertising would easily be in the tens of millions of dollars per year.

You can read the full letter here.

Ottawa’s advertising contracts reach nearly $500 million over past five years

Posted on December 14, 2014

Ottawa inked or amended more than $93 million in advertising contracts last year, and nearly $500 million over the past five years, according to a Star analysis of Public Works contracting data.

Liberal MP David McGuinty accused the government of using public funds for partisan gain. “What the prime minister is doing, what his government is doing … there’s only one word to describe it: they’re cheating. They’re cheating because they’re using public resources to further their chances of electoral success,” said McGuinty.

McGuinty has written to Finance Minister Joe Oliver to urge him to adopt his private member’s bill, C-544. McGuinty said the bill would give the auditor general’s office the authority to nix public ad campaigns that too closely resembled political messaging.

You can read the full article here.

2014 Holiday Greeting

Posted on December 12, 2014

Stephen Harper’s spat with Kathleen Wynne hurting Ontario’s economy, MPs say

Posted on December 5, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “partisan” refusal to meet with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is undermining relations with the country’s biggest province and hindering efforts to kickstart […]

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MP John Baird too big for local issues?

Posted on December 4, 2014

Could better oversight of the Canada Science and Technology Museum have prevented it from deteriorating into a decrepit and pathetic national structure? Documents revealed this week […]

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Roof of Science and Technology museum in danger of collapse

Posted on December 3, 2014

Chronic problems with a leaky roof at the Science and Technology Museum became a crisis this fall. New documents obtained by the Ottawa Citizen show the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Sign the Petition!

Help David McGuinty stop wasteful government partisan advertising. Sign the petition in support of Bill C-544, David McGuinty’s proposed law to ban the use of taxpayer’s money for partisan government advertising.

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