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Federal NDP Critic Secures Committee Study into Frozen-at-Sea Spot Prawn Regulations

Port Alberni – The federal NDP Critic for Fisheries and Oceans Gord Johns has secured a study at the Fisheries and Oceans Committee on the impacts of regulations affecting frozen-at-sea spot prawns.
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April 20

GORD JOHNS STATEMENT ON TODAY’S COURT OF APPEALS RULING

I am both relieved and encouraged by today's ruling of the British Columbia Court of Appeal which removed inappropriate restrictions to the rights of these five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations to catch and sell fish. This is the most recent court decision re-affirming Indigenous fishing rights and overturns the lower court decision that has caused enormous expense to these Nations and hardship for families.
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April 16

NDP Calls for More Small Business Support Through Third Wave of Pandemic

PORT ALBERNI – With a dangerous third wave and further restrictions on small business, NDP critic for small business, Gord Johns (Courtenay-Albern), is calling on the federal government to extend its COVID-19 relief for small business owners.
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March 31

MP Gord Johns Advocates for Federal Partnership in Farmer’s Market Nutrition Coupon Program

Port Alberni – Member of Parliament Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) is calling on the federal government to act as a partner with the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) and offer matching funding to expand and promote the program.
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March 12

Active transportation is crucial to the health of Canadians and their communities: NDP

OTTAWA –The NDP campaigned on helping Canadians make choices that are healthier and more affordable for everyone and today's announcement for investment in active transportation shows what cross-party support for such initiatives can achieve.
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March 12

DFO decision hurts rural and Indigenous communities: NDP

OTTAWA – Yesterday, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) changes a regulation to make the sale of spot prawns frozen-at-sea illegal. New Democrat MPs are echoing concerns from coastal communities, businesses, harvesters and local residents that this decision will devastate those relying on this industry for their livelihoods.
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March 12

Letter to Minister Jordan Concerning Frozen-at-Sea Spot Prawn Regulations

Dear Minister Jordan,
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March 4

Government failing to support Mi’kmaq fishers and uphold their treaty rights: NDP

NDP Critic for Fisheries and Oceans, Gord Johns, made the following statement on Sipekne’katik moderate livelihood fishery:
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March 3

Jagmeet Singh presents NDP plan to help save the small businesses our communities rely on

While the Liberals chose to help big corporations profiteering off the pandemic, the NDP fought for small businesses struggling to keep their doors open
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February 24

Liberals and Conservatives voted against helping Canadians who can’t afford their medication

OTTAWA — Moments ago, Liberals and Conservatives voted against an NDP bill that lays out the path to establishing a universal, single-payer, comprehensive and public pharmacare plan. With one in five Canadians unable to afford the medication their doctors prescribe and COVID-19 exposing the gaps in our healthcare, a national, universal, public pharmacare program is needed now more than ever.
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