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With food prices in British Columbia on the rise, NDP MP Blaney calls out Liberals for voting no to lower grocery prices

  CAMPBELL RIVER – This week, Canada’s NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh successfully passed a bill to lower food costs for Canadians, despite the out-of-touch Liberals’ best efforts to stop it from happening. The NDP’s bill comes as people in North Island – Powell River have seen the worst year in decades for increases to food prices – and are expected to see food costs go up by $700 for a family of four. “It seems like every day, the Liberals do...
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February 7

NDP MP Blaney questions government about toxic drug overdoses

 
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January 25

Rachel Blaney Urges Government to Reclassify Persian Gulf War Veterans as Wartime Service Veterans

Powell River, BC — Rachel Blaney (NDP MP for North Island – Powell River) has written to the Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor urging the Minister of Veterans Affairs to designate Canadians who served in the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991 as Wartime Service Veterans. Blaney calls the repeated refusal of Veterans Affairs Canada to reclassify those who served in the Persian Gulf War shameful.
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January 16

NDP calls on Liberals to help local businesses with a CEBA repayment extension as deadline looms 

Powell River, BC — As the deadline for small businesses to pay back their Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan looms on January 18th, Canada’s NDP MPs Rachel Blaney (North Island—Powell River) and Gord Johns (Courtenay—Alberni) are reiterating their call on the Liberal government to extend the repayment and the loan forgiveness deadline to give small businesses—still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and cost-of-living crisis—time to get back on...
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November 29

NDP MP Blaney proud to vote in support of Ukraine   

Powell River – NDP MP Rachel Blaney (North Island – Powell River) says she was proud and happy to vote in favour of the new Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement last week. While the NDP and many other Members of Parliament voted in favour of the new agreement, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre and the entire Conservative Party either voted against the agreement or chose not to vote.  
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November 15

NDP introduces plan to help survivors of sexual misconduct

 
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October 27

Rachel Blaney Urges Government to Support Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program 

 
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October 25

With food prices in B.C. showing no sign of coming down, NDP to make rich grocery CEOs answer to Canadians

OTTAWA - Last week, New Democrats passed a motion to force Canada’s biggest grocery CEOs to come back to Ottawa and testify on sky-high food prices. This comes after the Liberal Industry Minister’s abysmal failure to bring down food prices for Canadians. The Liberals’ out-of-touch approach to politely ask grocery CEOs to ‘stabilize’ prices that are already sky-high isn’t working — and Canadians need real action and accountability.
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October 23

Rachel Blaney pushes government on lack of affordable housing in riding 

Ottawa, ON – Last Tuesday, NDP MP Rachel Blaney (North Island – Powell River) pushed the Liberals and Conservatives on their lack of support for affordable housing in her riding and across Canada. During Question Period, Blaney raised the drastically increased population of unhoused people in her riding, asking the Liberals for more support for affordable homes.  
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