CHARLIE ANGUS' LETTER TO SUPPORTERS - NOVEMBER 7, 2018
Updated: Nov 9, 2018
Here's an update on some of the priorities and actions my office is engaged in.
ENDING PENSION THEFT OF VETERANS
This week the NDP won a huge victory for veterans who have been getting shortchanged on government promises for years.
We took on the oldest trick in Parliament: wherein the government announces funding for veterans and then re-announces the same funding and when huge chunks of this funding aren't spent it gets funneled back to the Treasury Board to pay for things like pipelines and tax cuts.
Thanks to the leadership of my colleague MP Gordon Johns we pushed a parliamentary motion that will force the government to ensure funding dedicated to veteran programming will stay on the table until it's spent on veterans services.
WORKING WITH UK ON FACEBOOK SCANDAL
At the end of November, I will be travelling to the UK to participate in an international parliamentary investigation on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal.
The committee is calling Mark Zuckerberg as a witness. The participation of a Canadian delegation is a result of my efforts to investigate undermining elections by third-party operators.
SUICIDE ACTION PLAN COMES TO PARLIAMENT
My campaign "Not One More" calling for a National Suicide Prevention Action Plan, Motion-174, is coming to Parliament for debate. The first hour of debate will take place on Thursday, January 31. My office will be working with stakeholders to build awareness and support for this important initiative.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
I'll be heading North tomorrow for a week of constituency work. My calendar is full with Remembrance Day activities, meetings with newly elected Mayors and connecting with constituents over issues important to them and their families.
I am honoured to do this work and never forget who sent me to Ottawa. Thank you for supporting my work in Parliament and in Timmins - James Bay.