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David McGuinty, M.P., Ottawa South

Oil industry sets no timeline for replacing dangerous DOT-111 railcars

Posted on April 10, 2014

There is still no timeline or cost estimate for replacing the thousands of aging and high-risk tankers cars transporting oil across the country, Bob Bleaney from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) said Thursday.

Committee member Liberal MP David McGuinty said the oil industry’s response is unacceptable. He said CAPP members, rail companies and the Canadian government are “passing the buck” on responsibility. Transport Canada should find out how many tankers can be produced in Canada and globally, McGuinty said, and get the cars on the rail system as fast as possible. “We don’t see any of this being done,” he said.

You can read the full article here.

Local Sochi Paralympians honoured on arrival home

Posted on April 3, 2014

Local athletes from the 2014 Sochi Paralympics were honoured by CIBC at their South Keys banking centre on March 28. Member of Parliament David McGuinty spoke of the appreciation felt by the whole country at our athletes who competed in Sochi. ”The world is watching what you’re doing, how you’re doing it, and everyone is deeply proud,” said McGuinty. All five athletes spoke of the admiration they had for the support they received in Sochi and upon returning home.

You can read the full article here.

Infrastructure plan much ado about too little, cities say

Posted on April 1, 2014

The federal government is coming under increasing scrutiny over the amount of money it has budgeted for infrastructure spending, as local and provincial governments get ready to apply for funding under a new federal plan.

During a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Liberal infrastructure critic MP David McGuinty accused the Conservatives of delaying the majority of that spending until after the next federal election in 2015.

“It’s a 10-year plan, which we were happy to see, but it’s heavily back-end loaded and extremely light on funding until after the next election,” said McGuinty.

The government’s 2013 budget shows the Conservatives will invest $210 million in the new Building Canada Fund in 2014-15, and another $210 million in 2015-16. Investment in the new fund will start increasing in 2016-17, after the next federal election.

McGuinty said the new fund doesn’t get back to providing the same level of funding as the old program did until the year 2019-20, when the government will invest $2 billion.

You can read the full article here.

2014-03-25 Speech on Bill C-22

Posted on March 31, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by congratulating my colleague on his recent appointment as Minister of Natural Resources. I know that he brings to […]

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2014-03-07 Speech on Bill C-565

Posted on March 19, 2014

Mr. Speaker, this afternoon I will share the reasons why I believe Gatineau Park needs better legal protection and why the Liberals will be supporting Bill […]

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Government unveils plans to protect Gatineau Park, Greenbelt

Posted on March 10, 2014

The federal government has announced plans to beef up protection for Gatineau Park, the Greenbelt and other urban green spaces and to modernize the governance structure […]

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2014-02-04 Speech on Opposition Motion – Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC)

Posted on March 4, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to participate in this very important debate. Let me say from the outset that I completely understand the need for […]

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2014-01-28 Debate on Opposition Motion – Canada Post

Posted on March 4, 2014

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to be here to debate this important opposition day motion brought by the NDP, and I commend the NDP for […]

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Opposition MPs criticise Harper for ignoring climate in Canada budget

Posted on February 25, 2014

Canada makes no mention of climate change in its 427-page budget for 2014, in another sign of the country’s dwindling interest in environmental protection. Opposition MP […]

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Government spends millions on ads for ‘Economic Action Plan’ that ended two years ago

Posted on January 27, 2014

Taxpayers spent $14.8-million last year promoting “Canada’s Economic Action Plan,” a catchphrase first created by the Conservative government to promote stimulus spending that ended nearly two […]

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