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February 27th, 2017

WINDSOR ESSEX MPs CALL FOR TAX DEADLINE EXTENSION, WARN OF MASS PHOENIX T4 ISSUES

WINDSOR – Due to the ongoing Phoenix pay system fiasco, local New Democrat MPs are calling on the Liberal government to extend the 2016 CRA tax filing deadline to avoid further headaches and delays.

February 3rd, 2017

MASSE TO TRUDEAU: “SOME COMMUNICATION WOULD BE HELPFUL”

WINDSOR - Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) has written the Prime Minister to clarify the full scope of the recent Executive Order limiting travel into the United States from President Trump. In the letter Masse continues to work to impress upon the Trudeau Government the massive impacts of Donald Trump’s Executive Order restricting travel into the United States. Unfortunately, the Trudeau Government seems unable to grasp the full scope of the impacts felt in Canada.

February 1st, 2017

MASSE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO CLARIFY CROSS BORDER ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE

Yesterday during question period Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) asked the government if it had secured on-going access to US urgent care medical services for residents in border communities. Several border communities have shared medical services. In the Windsor-Essex region this system is most typically accessed in urgent care situations with patients in ambulatory care.

December 1st, 2016

AUDITOR GENERAL REPORT EXPOSES BILLION DOLLAR TRANSPARENCY PROBLEM: MASSE

OTTAWA – The NDP’s Federal Caucus Critic for Canada-US relations Brian Masse MP (Windsor West) is demanding greater accountability and transparency from the government as it continues to allocate funds for the Beyond the Borders Initiative.

November 23rd, 2016

MASSE TO FEDS ON AUTO: NO TIME TO WASTE

OTTAWA – Federal NDP Critic for Auto Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) has demanded Industry Minister Navdeep Bains act on the opportunity of investment in auto. Since 2000 Canada has continued to lose ground on automotive production and investment, it’s time to reverse the trend.

August 5th, 2016

MASSE CONCERNED BORDER PROJECT LEADERSHIP LOSING FOCUS

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AUGUST 5TH, 2016

MASSE CONCERNED BORDER PROJECT LEADERSHIP LOSING FOCUS

[WINDSOR] Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) expressed deep concerns with the WDBA leadership regarding the progress on the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project. Recently the Interim Chair along with the President and CEO of the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority held a media conference that outlined some major problems with the project.

June 15th, 2016

MASSE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS CYBER SECURITY AND DIGITAL PRIVACY

OTTAWA – With Canadians and Canadian organizations increasingly falling victim to data breaches and cyber-crime Brian Masse M.P. is calling on the federal government to bring forward stronger regulations to protect Canadians’ digital privacy.

May 18th, 2016

KOMAGATA MARU APOLOGY IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

OTTAWA – Brian Masse MP Windsor West was pleased to be in the House of Commons chamber today to witness the formal apology in Parliament regarding the Komagata Maru. In 2007, Jack Layton was the first party leader to call for an official apology from the Government of Canada in the House of Commons, while in 2008, then Prime Minister Harper had apologized to the Sikh Community in Surrey, B.C., but many demanded a formal apology in the House of Commons.

April 18th, 2016

MASSE AND STAKEHOLDERS SET TO PUSH SAFE AND REGULATED SPORTS WAGERING ACT

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APRIL 18, 2016

MASSE AND STAKEHOLDERS SET TO PUSH SAFE AND REGULATED SPORTS WAGERING ACT

March 9th, 2016

MASSE INTRODUCES THREE BILLS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

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March 9th, 2016

MASSE TO INTRODUCE BILLS ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION, CREATING A NATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S OFFICE AND SMALL BREWERY TAX CREDIT IN PARLIAMENT

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February 25th, 2016

MASSE AND RAMSEY SUPPORT LASALLE REQUEST FOR ENVIRONMENT MINISTER TO INVESTIGATE PROPOSED MARATHON REFINERY EXPANSION

WINDSOR – The State of Michigan is currently considering an application from the Marathon Petroleum Company to expand capacity at their refinery located in Detroit MI in close proximity to the Canada/US border. This proposal if allowed to proceed would increase Sulfur Dioxide emissions from the facility by nearly 40%.

February 17th, 2016

MASSE INTRODUCES SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS BETTING BILL IN PARLIAMENT

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MASSE INTRODUCES SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS BETTING BILL IN PARLIAMENT

OTTAWA – Windsor West MP Brian Masse has reintroduced legislation on single event sports betting known as The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, in the House of Commons. Masse is seventh on the Private Members Business list in Parliament and debates will begin on private members legislation in mid-March.

February 17th, 2016

MASSE INTRODUCES SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS BETTING BILL IN PARLIAMENT

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MASSE INTRODUCES SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS BETTING BILL IN PARLIAMENT

OTTAWA – Windsor West MP Brian Masse has reintroduced legislation on single event sports betting known as The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, in the House of Commons. Masse is seventh on the Private Members Business list in Parliament and debates will begin on private members legislation in mid-March.

February 17th, 2016

MASSE TO INTRODUCE SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS BETTING BILL

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February 5th, 2016

MASSE RE-ELECTED VICE-CHAIR FOR CANADA-US INTER-PARLIAMENTARY GROUP

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February 3rd, 2016

MASSE STATEMENT ON CITY OF DETROIT DENIAL OF PETCOKE STORAGE APPLICATION

I would like to congratulate the City of Detroit for making a wise decision to protect our air and water by denying an application to allow harmful petcoke to be stored on the waterfront. This decision acknowledges the human connection to the environment and places the well being and quality of life for people on both sides of the Canada-United States border at the forefront of the governing process.

January 20th, 2016

LOCAL NEW DEMOCRATS TO READY TO PUSH LOCAL AGENDA AND HOLD GOVERNMENT TO ACCOUNT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 20, 2016 LOCAL NEW DEMOCRATS TO READY TO PUSH LOCAL AGENDA AND HOLD GOVERNMENT TO ACCOUNT Border, TPP, Single Event Sports Betting Will Form Part of the Focus

January 20th, 2016

LOCAL NEW DEMOCRATS TO READY TO PUSH LOCAL AGENDA AND HOLD GOVERNMENT TO ACCOUNT

Emerging from a 2 day Caucus retreat local NDP MPs Brian Masse (Windsor West), Tracey Ramsey (Essex) and Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor Tecumseh) are ready to push the Windsor-Essex regional agenda and hold the Trudeau government to account.

January 20th, 2016

NDP STATEMENT ON POSTMEDIA CUTS

NDP STATEMENT ON POSTMEDIA CUTS

NDP Industry Critic Brian Masse (Windsor West) made the following statement in response to Postmedia layoffs across Canada:

July 31st, 2015

VICTORY: Government Supports Masse's Plan to Ban Microbeads

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July 10th, 2015

MASSE REMEMBERS SREBRENICA ON THE 20thANNIVERSARY OF THE GENOCIDE

Windsor, ON – Today Brian Masse M.P. remembered the more than 8000 victims of the Srebrenica Genocide that took place in Bosnia between 1992 and 1995. One of the darkest chapters in recent European history, Masse also remembers the survivors of this genocide, including the families and Mothers of Srebrenica, who shared their personal memories with him personally in Bosnia.

June 17th, 2015

Masse Writes Senators on Bill C-290, Single Wager Sports Betting Bill

June 17, 2015

Hon. Claude Carignan

Government Leader in the Senate

Senate of Canada

Ottawa, ON

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Hon. James Cowan

Opposition Leader in the Senate

May 25th, 2015

NDP MPs MASSE AND LESLIE URGE GOVERNMENT TO MOVE ON MICROBEADS

[OTTAWA] Brian Masse NDP MP (Windsor West) and Official Opposition Critic for the Great Lakes and Meagan Leslie NDP MP (Halifax) and Official Opposition Critic for the Environment are calling on the Harper government to live up to their commitment to act to address the microbead crisis. Several weeks after unanimously passing an NDP motion in the House of Commons to address the environmental impact of microbeads the Harper Government refuses to take any action to address this crisis whatsoever. The NDP motion passed the House with all party support and offers specific, immediate and proscriptive measures to proceed.

May 14th, 2015

MASSE’S SREBRENICA MOTION PASSES IN PARLIAMENT

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May 6th, 2015

MASSE CALLS ON MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT TO RELEASE JOINT REVIEW REPORT ON PROPOSED DEEP GEOLOGIC REPOSITORY (DGR) IMMEDIATELY

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April 23rd, 2015

MASSE SUBMITS LETTER TO TRANPORT CANADA OPPOSING AMBASSADOR BRIDGE TWINNING PROPOSAL

[OTTAWA] Brian Masse NDP M.P. (Windsor West) and Official Opposition Critic for the Canada-US Border has submitted a letter to Transport Canada expressing his opposition to the Detroit International Bridge Company’s (DIBC) proposed Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project (ABEP). Transport Canada is accepting feedback from the public on the ABEP proposal until Monday April 27th.

April 23rd, 2015

MASSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE PASSING OF INSPIRATIONAL TEACHER IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

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APRIL 23, 2015

MASSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE PASSING OF INSPIRATIONAL TEACHER IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

[OTTAWA] Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) will acknowledge the life and passing of inspirational Walkerville C.I. teacher Rob Baxter in the House of Commons today during Statements.

April 20th, 2015

MASSE DELIVERS FORD PETITIONS IN PARLIAMENT

OTTAWA, ON – Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) delivered the local Ford petitions created by Jessica John and Heather MacDonald-Ellis today in the House of Commons. Signed by thousands of local Ford workers, the petitions call on the Government of Canada to develop a National Automotive Strategy and to review current policy to attract investment in the auto sector in order to maintain and increase jobs in automotive manufacturing. John and MacDonald-Ellis were in the public galleries this afternoon.

March 24th, 2015

NDP SCORES A VICTORY FOR OUR OCEANS, LAKES AND RIVERS

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March 24, 2015

NDP SCORES A VICTORY FOR OUR OCEANS, LAKES AND RIVERS

NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) and NDP Great Lakes critic Brian Masse (Windsor West) made the following statement on the support of their motion to protect Canada’s lakes and rivers from microbead pollution:

January 23rd, 2015

MASSE SHOCKED: TRUDEAU HAPPY TO SEE C-290 CONTINUE TO LANGUISH IN SENATE

[WINDSOR] Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) is shocked after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau made public comments in a recorded interview expressing his satisfaction with Senators continuing to allow Bill C-290 to languish in the Senate for nearly 3 years. Over this time the Bill has been the subject of several Committee meetings where nearly 2 dozen witnesses have had the opportunity to testify; almost 30 briefs have been submitted from a wide array of stakeholders and there have been numerous speeches in both Houses.

January 9th, 2015

MASSE ASKS NHL TO RECONSIDER POSITION ON C-290

[WINDSOR] Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) has written the National Hockey League (NHL) asking Commissioner Gary Bettman to reconsider the League’s position on the NDP Private Member’s Bill C-290 An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sports Betting). In 2013 when the Bill was being considered in the Senate’s Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs the NHL submitted a brief outlining their opposition to the proposed legislation.

December 5th, 2014

MASSE DECLARES POSSIBLE VICTORY AS GOVERNMENT BRINGS NEW REGULATIONS TO ADDRESS AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

Will Scrutinize To Ensure Measures Are Strong Enough

[WINDSOR] Brian Masse MP (Windsor West) and NDP Critic for the Great Lakes is declaring victory today after Gail Shea Minister of Fisheries and Oceans announced new regulations to address Aquatic Invasive Species. On October 1st Mr. Masse tabled a bill in the House of Commons that appears to include several of the same measures found in the new regulations including increasing fines and extending enforcement powers to CBSA Officers.

December 2nd, 2014

MASSE CALLS ON NEW OWNERS OF SANDWICH TOWNE POST OFFICE TO COME FORWARD

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October 21st, 2014

MASSE CONGRATULATES WINDSOR POLICE CONSTABLES ROGAN AND SASSO FOR THEIR MEDALS OF BRAVERY

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, today two Windsor police officers, Constable Sean Rogan and Constable Charles Sasso, were awarded with Medals of Bravery by Governor General David Johnston.

October 17th, 2014

BRIAN MASSE STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE CONCERNS BY THE WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNTY HEALTH UNIT ON EBOLA AT THE CANADA-US BORDER

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October 17th, 2014

MASSE & CUPE Local 82 PARTICIPATE IN CHARITY TREE REMOVAL

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October 17, 2014

MASSE PARTICIPATES IN CHARITY TREE REMOVAL

WINDSOR – Brian Masse MP (Windsor West) along with volunteers from CUPE Local 82, Arborist-Gaeton Taillon, Forestry Assistants - Bill Synnott, Pat Heney and Chet Salisbury, President Rob Kolody and Community Awareness Stward Leilani Logronio will remove a dead cherry tree from Masse’s property for charity tomorrow morning.

October 10th, 2014

MASSE WRITES FEDERAL ENVIRONMENT MINISTER: PROTECT LAKE ONTARIO AND THE NIAGARA RIVER FROM U.S. TOXIC WASTE DUMPING

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October 1st, 2014

MASSE PROPOSES TOUGH MEASURES TO PROTECT GREAT LAKES FROM INVASIVE ASIAN CARP

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July 30th, 2014

MASSE ANNOUNCES TABLING OF INVASIVE CARP BILL IN FALL SESSION

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JULY 30, 2014

MASSE ANNOUNCES TABLING OF INVASIVE CARP BILL IN FALL SESSION

[SARNIA] Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) will announce the tabling of a Private Member’s Bill in the fall session that will mitigate the threat of Invasive Carp infestation in the Great Lakes and inland bodies of water across Canada.

June 11th, 2014

Plastic in our water? Masse calls on the IJC to investigate

OTTAWA ON-Brian Masse, NDP MP for Windsor West and Official Opposition Critic for the Great Lakes launched the latest in his efforts to keep our lakes great by calling for the International Joint Commission (IJC) to investigate and provide potential solutions to the levels of micro plastics in the basin.

May 27th, 2014

Masse to Table Motion Concerning Nuclear Waste Storage Near Great Lakes

Masse to Table Motion Concerning Nuclear Waste Storage Near Great Lakes

April 29th, 2014

Masse in the House: Presenting Petitions

iCANdonate CAMPAIGN PETITIONS TABLED IN THE HOUSE TODAY

NDP MP Brian Masse leading an all party effort to remove restrictions on organ donation based on sexual orientation

April 1st, 2014

MASSE'S LETTER TO MINISTER RAITT: DRIC QUESTIONS NEED ANSWERS

The Honourable Lisa Raitt

Minister of Transport

House of Commons

Ottawa, ON

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HAND DELIVERED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

April 1st, 2014

DRIC QUESTIONS NEED ANSWERS

[WINDSOR] The NDP Critic for the Canada-US Border Brian Masse has written Transport Minister Lisa Raitt urging the government to refocus on a project they have consistently referred to as “Canada’s top infrastructure priority”, the Detroit River International Crossing project (DRIC). The project has faced several setbacks including labour strife, non construction code compliance, lack of effective oversight and subcontractors refusing to pay local suppliers. Recently the question of who will finance the U.S. Customs plaza has emerged.

October 10th, 2013

Water Quality and Viability of Great Lakes Suffers at Hands of Conservative Incompetence: Stakeholders Speak Out

WINDSOR--Brian Masse MP Windsor West and NDP Great Lakes Critic is raising concerns about the continuing delays in negotiations over a new Canada- Ontario Agreement (COA) with respect to the Great Lakes, despite the last agreement (signed in 2007) expiring more than a year ago. The COA is a cost sharing agreement and is essential for Canada to meet its bi-national commitments with the US, which includes priorities for the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes. The most recent of these bi-national agreements is the Great Lakes Water Quality Protocol 2012, and includes timelines for deliverables outlined in the document.

September 11th, 2013

NDP Roll Out Fall Strategy in Saskatoon

Saskatoon—Brian Masse MP (Windsor West) and his NDP colleagues met at a caucus retreat in Saskatoon this week to discuss a fall strategy centred on building strong policy and bringing accountability back into the realm of politics, while the Conservatives are content to prorogue Parliament for the fourth time.

August 15th, 2013

Masse Leads Canadian Delegation at the National Conference of State Legislators

[Atlanta, Georgia]— Brian Masse MP Windsor West spent the week leading an all-party Canadian Delegation at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) in Atlanta, Georgia. Masse recently returned from the Council of Western State Governments in Las Vegas earlier this month and is now attending the NCSL in his role as Vice Chair of the Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary group– a position he’s held since 2006.

August 12th, 2013

Masse Doubles Down on C290 at CWG West Conference

[Las Vegas, Nevada] – After returning from The Council of State Governments-West (CSG) conference in Las Vegas last week, Brian Masse M.P. Windsor West is more convinced than ever to bet on the opportunities that will be created for Windsor if his private members bill seeking to legalize single sports betting in Canada passes through the Senate this fall.

August 1st, 2013

NDP Pressures Government to Make Life More Affordable

WINDSOR – Brian Masse (M.P) Windsor West and the New Democrats argue that if we don’t speak out, this Conservative government will keep favouring financial institutions over the wellbeing of hardworking Canadians trying to pay down their debts.

July 26th, 2013

NATYSHAK AND MASSE WRITE TRANSPORT MINISTER ON GIRDER FAILURE

[WINDSOR, ON] Amid revelations that hundreds of non-code compliant girders were installed on the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway; Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) and Taras Natyshak M.P.P. (Essex) have written a joint letter to Ontario’s Transportation Minister Glen Murray seeking answers to questions raised by this issue. It has additionally come to light that both the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Minister himself allowed the installation of non-compliant girders to proceed with full knowledge that they did not meet code requirements.

July 12th, 2013

MASSE URGES FEDERAL TRANSPORT MINISTER TO CONSIDER CONTRACTOR PROPOSAL FOR EXCESS FILL ON BRIDGE PLAZA AND USE SAVINGS TO ACQUIRE OJIBWAY SHORES

Implementing Proposal Could Resolve Several Issues All at Once

[WINDSOR] For weeks Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) NDP Critic for the Canada-US Border has been working towards brokering a deal that could solve the excess fill issue from the construction of the Herb Gray Parkway. In addition, the potential savings incurred by implementing this solution could provide the Federal government with the funds necessary to purchase the Ojibway Shores property from the Windsor Port Authority.

June 11th, 2013

'RAINBOW COALITION' OF COMMUNITY LEADERS TO STAND IN SUPPORT OF NDP SPORTS BETTING BILL

Rally For C-290 Will Take Place at Charles and Clark Square Friday June 14th 10 am

May 23rd, 2013

C-290 TO GET BROAD STAKEHOLDER PUSH

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MAY 22, 2013

C-290 TO GET BROAD STAKEHOLDER PUSH

Speakers Panel Announced

OTTAWA– A panel of speakers assembled to discuss Bill C290 will include Mayor of Niagara Falls Jim Diodati, CEO of Sports Direct Paul Lavers, President of Windsor Chamber of Commerce Matt Marchand and former Ontario Provincial Police Deputy Commissioner Gerry Boose.

March 26th, 2013

CANADA POST ABANDONS SANDWICH TOWNE AFTER 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

Historic Building to Be Sold on the Open Market

[WINDSOR ON] After serving the community for over 100 years Canada Post has announced that it is closing the Sandwich Towne Post Office permanently effective April 26th. Canada Post has been threatening to close the facility since 2011 despite the community rallying on several occasions to show support for maintaining service out that facility as well as hundreds of signatures on petitions and messages sent to Canada Post and the Minister.

March 4th, 2013

PUBLIC SERVICE TAX ANNOUNCEMENT: Major Changes to Tax Filing for 2012 Tax Year

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February 20th, 2013

MASSE TO HONOUR 30 LOCAL RECIPIENTS WITH QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL

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February 11th, 2013

MASSE SLAMS CONSERVATIVES ON JOB CUTS AND PROPOSED CLOSING OF SANDWICH TOWNE POST OFFICE

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February 11, 2013

MASSE SLAMS CONSERVATIVES ON JOB CUTS AND PROPOSED CLOSING OF SANDWICH TOWNE POST OFFICE

January 30th, 2013

NDP CONDEMNS CLOSURE OF CANADIAN CONSULATE IN DETROIT

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JANUARY 29, 2013

NDP CONDEMNS CLOSURE OF CANADIAN CONSULATE IN DETROIT

Short-sighted Decision Will Mean Service Reductions

[WINDSOR, ON] Brian Masse MP (Windsor West) and NDP Critic for the Canada/US border is condemning a Citizenship and Immigration decision to close the Canadian Consulates in Detroit and Seattle. Both consulates provide critical services in the communities where they are located.

January 30th, 2013

RECKLESS CONSERVATIVE CHANGES COULD COST THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

RECKLESS CONSERVATIVE CHANGES COULD COST THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

WINDSOR – The Conservatives’ ideological plan to eliminate food packaging standard sizing will result in thousands of jobs being shipped to the United States, all because of a decision made by the Agriculture Minister with no consultation.

October 30th, 2012

The Official Opposition's Canada-US Border Critic Tables a Motion to Study a Part of Bill C-45

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The Official Opposition’s Canada-US Border Critic tables a motion to study a part of bill C-45

October 19th, 2012

ADVISORY: MASSE HOLDS JUDGING FOR LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION “My Windsor- As I See It”

October 18, 2012 MASSE HOLDS JUDGING FOR LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION “My Windsor- As I See It” [WINDSOR] Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) has receiveda number of photos for his photography competition entitled “My Windsor-As Isee it”. All photos will be judged and the 13 winning entrants will be featuredin Brian Masse’s 2013 community calendar, which will be mailed throughout theriding of Windsor West. Judging will take place tomorrowFriday October 19 th at the United Way with well known localphotographers Don Learn, Spike Bell Master of Photography and Windsor StarPhotographer/Assistant Photo Editor Rob Gurdebeke on the selection panel. Where:United Way 300 Giles Blvd. E (boardroom) When:Friday October 19, 2012 Time:12:45 Mediainvited to view the numerous photograph submissions to be featured. -30- Forfurther information, please contact: Darlene Dunn Mahler Member Assistant 519-255-1472

September 10th, 2012

TOM MULCAIR KICKS OFF HIS ONTARIO JOBS WEEK IN WINDSOR

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TOM MULCAIR KICKS OFF HIS ONTARIO JOBS WEEK IN WINDSOR

OTTAWA – Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair will be in Windsor kicking off a tour of south-western Ontario to talk about jobs and the economy. Mr. Mulcair will attend a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce and visit the Windsor Unemployment Help Centre.

September 4th, 2012

MASSE ATTENDS NDP CAUCUS MEETINGS SEPT. 5 – SEPT. 6, 2012: MP’s Focus on Parliamentary Session this Fall

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August 1st, 2012

CONSERVATIVES TO KILL UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO CBC: Comartin and Masse calling to maintain free access to public broadcaster

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AUGUST 1, 2012

CONSERVATIVES TO KILL UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO CBC:

Comartin and Masse calling to maintain free access to public broadcaster

WINDSOR – Today, hundreds of communities across Canada will lose access to Radio-Canada and CBC as a result of the loss of 607 analogue transmitters. NDP MPs Joe Comartin (Windsor-Tecumseh) and Brian Masse (Windsor-West) have taken a strong stance against the loss of the French transmitter in their community, criticizing the Conservatives on their lack of leadership on this file. When CBC shuts down their analog transmitters, televisions in communities across the country will go dark. In Windsor, the Francophone community saw cuts to its local French transmitter station, also known as CBEF. Cuts have ensued on the staffing level, in programming and air time both over television and on the radio. “The Government argues that most Canadians have cable or satellite services, but this approach does not take into consideration the many that do not have the means to afford cable or satellite, particularly in rural communities,” said Comartin, “the fact is, CBC/Radio-Canada programming is publicly funded through taxpayer dollars and should remain publicly accessible.” In Windsor, the issue of the loss of French programming stems back to 1996 when funding was cut from the local CBEF French station. “The erosion of minority language programming certainly does not mitigate the influence of American/Anglophone dominated media in Windsor-Essex County,” indicated Masse, “our community is home to eighteen French language elementary schools, and four French language secondary schools – one of the largest in Southwestern Ontario. This decision simply undermines the Francophone culture.” Since they came to power, the Conservative government has not shied away from attacking the public broadcaster. Instead of supporting the CBC/Radio Canada, the latest budget chose to cut its budget.

June 12th, 2012

NEW DEMOCRATS WELCOME THE RECOGNITION OF THE POWER OF INVESTIGATION OF THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES COMMISSIONER FROM CBC/RADIO-CANADA

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JUNE 12, 2012

NEW DEMOCRATS WELCOME THE RECOGNITION OF THE POWER OF INVESTIGATION OF THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES COMMISSIONER FROM CBC/RADIO-CANADA

May 22nd, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: COMARTIN & MASSE HOST COMMUNITY SERVICES EXPO 2012 (MAY 23, 10AM - 3PM AT CABOTO CLUB)

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January 19th, 2012

NEED FOR SPEED CAMPAIGN COMES TO LONDON

Masse and Mathyssen Call on Minister To Make Rail Investments a Priority Minister Has Yet to Pan Flawed Study Threatening Elimination of Rail Service

December 5th, 2011

Masse Uncovers Harper Government Plan to Increase Asbestos Exports to India

CEPA Chief Trade Negotiators Reveals in Committee Deliberate Strategy to Eliminate Tariffs on Exports of Deadly Material

September 12th, 2011

Masse Rolls Out Need for Speed Campaign

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September 12, 2011

Masse Rolls Out Need for Speed Campaign: Urges Minister to Convene Regional Stakeholder Working Group & Galvanizing Support