Rachel Blaney Member of Parliament North Island—Powell River
  • Critic for Multiculturalism
  • Deputy Critic for Infrastructure and Communities

Upcoming Events


Comox Town Hall on Electoral Reform
Starts: September 10th, 2016, 1:30pm
Where: Comox Community Center

Powell River Town Hall on Electoral Reform
Starts: September 17th, 2016, 1:30pm
Where: Dwight Hall

Port McNeill Town Hall on Electoral Reform
Starts: September 24th, 2016, 1:00pm
Where: Port McNeill Community Hall

August 24th, 2016

LIBERAL GOVERNMENT MUST CONSIDER THE AGING POPULATION IN A NEW HEALTH ACCORD

OTTAWA — The NDP is asking the Liberal government to consider recommendations made by the Canadian Medical Association to include a health care strategy for seniors and funding for such a strategy in the agreement that is currently being negotiated on federal health transfers.

August 23rd, 2016

NDP STATEMENT ON TORONTO DERAILMENT

We are greatly concerned with the events leading to the derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway train in Toronto this past weekend. While we are encouraged that the Minister responsible for rail transportation has said he will act quickly to determine the cause of the derailment, the federal government needs to do much more to ensure our communities are protected.

August 22nd, 2016

NDP MPs AND FRIENDS TO ATTEND JACK LAYTON MEMORIAL

TORONTO - NDP MPs Peter Julian, Charlie Angus and Niki Ashton will join Jack Layton's family, friends and supporters at a memorial in Toronto's Riverdale Park, commemorating the fifth anniversary of Jack's passing. Attendees will hear from members of Jack's family including Olivia Chow and Councillor Mike Layton, as well as from his friends Jennifer Hollett and Councillor Pam McConnell.Following the gathering there will be a procession to Jack Layton's final resting place at the Necropolis.

August 17th, 2016

MINISTER SHOULD STOP HIDING BEHIND STAFF ON PHOENIX PAY SYSTEM FAILURES

OTTAWA – The NDP Critic for Public Services, MP Erin Weir (Regina – Lewvan), is accusing the Minister of Public Services of not taking responsibility for errors plaguing the government’s new pay system known as Phoenix and failing to offer a timeline for when employees will be paid properly.

August 15th, 2016

LIBERALS MUST COME CLEAN ON AZER ABDUCTION CASE

OTTAWA – NDP MP Gord Johns (Courteny – Alberni) is calling on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, to reveal what action has been taken to secure the safe return of Alison Azer’s children, and explain why his department interfered with the RCMP investigation into the abduction of the four children from Courtenay, BC which occurred one year ago this week.

August 5th, 2016

SIGNIFICANT JOB LOSSES REQUIRE ACTION TO HELP CANADIAN FAMILIES

OTTAWA — In the wake of a dramatic drop in employment numbers in July, New Democrats are calling on the Liberals to take action to significantly improve access to EI and stimulate job growth.