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MP criticizes new limits on TFSA contributions

September
19
,
2016
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MP Cathy McLeod criticized the Trudeau government Monday for lowering maximum contributions to tax-free savings accounts. The government has reduced the annual limit for TFSA to $5,500 from the $10,000 allowed by the former Conservative...

'It's about what's best for Canada'

September
12
,
2016
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Participants got a bonus at a town hall Monday night on federal electoral reform: A crash course in alternative forms of democratic representation and a voice in community input for the federal all-party committee examining possibilities. About...

Peacekeeping pledge short on detail, MP says

August
26
,
2016
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The Trudeau government is being less than forthright as it commits Canadian peacekeepers to conflict zones around the world without specifics, MP Cathy McLeod says. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, together with Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane...

MP won't be at electoral reform town hall

August
26
,
2016
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MP Cathy McLeod won’t be participating in a Sept. 12 town hall on federal electoral reform due to an overlapping caucus meeting in the Maritimes. McLeod has been critical of the Trudeau government’s approach to changing the Canadian...

Postal workers serve strike notice

August
25
,
2016
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After a last-ditched attempt by Ottawa to head off a postal disruption, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has given Canada Post 72-hour strike notice. Postal customers were notified of the move by Canada Post Thursday...

'To never repeat what has happened in the past'

August
3
,
2016
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A national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls is a vital step for families involved but the Opposition will be watching closely and pushing for proper justice, said MP Cathy McLeod. McLeod, Indigenous affairs critic, was...

Have your say on climate change: MP

July
27
,
2016
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MP Cathy McLeod urges Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo residents to add their thoughts to a federal climate consultation with only a few days remaining. “As a Conservative, I’m committed to preserving and protecting Canada’s...

Will and Kate to make first B.C. visit

July
27
,
2016
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Prince William and his wife Kate are including B.C. stops on a visit to Canada this fall. Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced the Royal visit Wednesday. "Our true Canadian pride and spirit will shine and be at the very heart of this visit...

Victoria invites feedback on CPP changes

July
15
,
2016
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The provincial government wants to know what you think about enhancements in store for the Canada Pension Plan. B.C. and most other provinces agreed last month to sign onto the federal governments CPP reforms, but the government wants to engage...

Canada Post accepts offer of cooling-off period

July
8
,
2016
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As a labour dispute affecting 50,000 postal workers continued to simmer Friday, Canada Post seized an olive branch extended by CUPW. The union proposed a 30-day cooling-off period to address Canada Post concerns about business uncertainty and...