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July 14

Veterans shouldn’t be punished for getting CERB support

Some injured service men and women have applied for the CERB program because the extreme backlog of disability benefit applications at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) caused lengthy delays and made it impossible for them to get the financial support they need.
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July 3

MP Blaney calls on federal minister to review new ferry safety

 
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June 30

Video townhall on the right to safe, clean, & healthy environment

This afternoon MP Rachel Blaney (North Island—Powell River) and MP Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) held a virtual townhall on the right to a safe, clean, healthy environment as a human right.
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June 24

Conservative MPs fail to show up for Canadians

The House of Commons released the attendance records of Members of Parliament for the hybrid COVID-19 Committee meetings and the stats show who has been working hard for Canadians. The Conservatives had the worst attendance record of any party with an average participation rate of 40 per cent compared to the New Democrats with the highest attendance rate for the hybrid sessions at 86 per cent.
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June 10

Blaney frustrated with disability aid plan

The Liberal government’s long-awaited announcement on support for Canadians living with disabilities has left many frustrated including North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney.
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June 2

Blaney tells Transport Minister to ensure refunds for cancelled flights

Airlines should be required to refund customers for flights that were cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is the message sent yesterday to federal Minister of Transportation Marc Garneau from North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney.
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May 14

Blaney welcomes support for coastal fish harvesters

Today’s announcement of support for commercial fishers is welcome news for North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney.
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May 12

MP Blaney says government announcement for seniors falls short

“Todays announcement of a one-time boost for low-income seniors is better than nothing, but will not address the ongoing challenges faced by many seniors across Canada, especially during the current COVID-19 crisis,” says MP Rachel Blaney.
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May 5

Federal government must not let Veterans down during pandemic

CAMPBELL RIVER– This week marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands, the liberation of Germany, and the end of WWII in Europe. Today, NDP critic for Veterans Affairs, Rachel Blaney, wrote to Minister MacAulay asking for financial help for organizations who provide services veterans need. 
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