RECAP OF THE PARLIAMENTARY SESSION:
CHRISTINE MOORE STILL DISAPPOINTED BY THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT’S INACTION
June 23rd, 2017 - 3:44pm
ROUYN-NORANDA – With the parliamentary session having just ended, New Democrat MP Christine Moore (Abitibi-Témiscamingue) said she is still disappointed by the broken promises of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government.
“The government’s litany of inaction continues. After waiting at length to announce measures to help the lumber industry, our dairy farmers are still waiting for the Trudeau government to protect them from the economic agreement with the European Union and President Trump’s claims,” said Moore.
Moore cannot understand why the Liberals are rushing to legalize marijuana yet won’t decriminalize simple possession. “This decision puts intense pressure on the provinces, yet the Trudeau government is forcing Quebec to accept less money for health care funding. The Liberals are approving pipeline projects and interfering in Quebec’s jurisdiction, for example with the creation of an infrastructure bank,” said Moore, who is also disappointed that electoral reform and the fight against tax havens have been abandoned. “My NDP colleagues and I will never stop fighting. It’s a question of social justice,” said the Member for Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
Christine Moore is still working hard for the region to get cellular coverage in rural and under-served areas. "We thought we’d see things improve with all the Liberal announcements, but we’ve seen nothing. It’s still impossible to get a signal along many roads in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and in many sectors,” said the MP.
Having given birth to little Laurence last April, the NDP Member wasn’t able to attend the House of Commons for a few weeks this session. “I had to cut back on travel, but being in the riding allowed me to spend more time meeting with constituents and organizations. The work done by my offices in Amos, La Sarre, Rouyn-Noranda and Ville-Marie helps hundreds of people each year. People call on me to help them in complex cases with federal departments and agencies, often to get back the money they’re owed,” said Moore, who encourages people to contact her team if they are having problems with federal institutions.
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