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David McGuinty, M.P., Ottawa South

Prime Minister of Canada announces new leadership role for MP McGuinty

Posted on January 8, 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, will be taking a leadership role in the proposed statutory committee of Parliamentarians that will be responsible for reviewing security-related issues. A proposal to fulfill this mandate letter commitment will be brought forward in the coming months. The committee will be instrumental in helping the government meet its stated goal of strengthening national security oversight.

Mr. McGuinty brings a wealth of national and global experience to this position. A lawyer by profession, Mr. McGuinty is a Harvard-trained mediator and negotiator who worked for many years outside of Canada to advance good governance, the rule of law, and improve human rights in emerging democracies. He has also worked with governments, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations around the world on a wide range of issues including the economy and the environment.

In addition, Mr. McGuinty has extensive experience as a Member of Parliament, having served as Official Opposition House Leader, Vice-Chair of several House of Commons Standing Committees, and critic for various portfolios since first being elected in 2004.

CN Rail pledges $5M to help house Syrian refugees

Posted on December 11, 2015

CN Rail has pledged $5-million to help house Syrian refugees when they resettle across Canada, demonstrating the opportunity for Canadian businesses to step up and become fully engaged.

“And we’re already seeing that across the country,” said Ottawa South MP David McGuinty, following the press conference. “There’s a level of generosity here, just a greatness of spirit in Canada that really is who we are as a people.”

You can read the full article here.

Pierre Poilievre facing renewed accusations of using public resources for partisan purpose

Posted on July 20, 2015

Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre is facing renewed accusations of crossing the line between partisan and government activity. Poilievre wore a golf shirt emblazoned with the Conservative party logo to a government announcement on Monday in Halifax, heralding the arrival of the first boosted Universal Child Care Benefit cheques.

Liberal MP David McGuinty called the announcement “obscene” and “completely indefensible.”

“The very fact that Poilievre has the audacity to show up at a publicly supported announcement wearing a Conservative logo, it tells you all you need to know,” said McGuinty, the MP for Ottawa South. “There’s nothing blurry about this at all. This is black and white. This is basically cheating.

“They’re not even trying to pretend anymore. It’s overtly partisan and political, it’s costing Canadian taxpayers millions of dollars, and it’s in total breach of democratic fair play.”

You can read the full article here.

Egregious delays on access-to-information requests must stop

Posted on June 30, 2015

You’d think by the slow pace on delivery of access-to-information requests that we lived in the time of the Pony Express rather than the digital age. […]

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Community farm moves into NCC greenbelt land

Posted on June 26, 2015

This isn’t the community garden in your local park – thanks to a lease from the National Capital Commission, Just Food farmers have found a home […]

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Info access requests taking years to complete

Posted on June 25, 2015

It’s been said the wheels of justice turn slowly, and a new look at Canada’s creaky access-to-information system appears to bear that out. … “My first […]

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Government spending millions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube ads

Posted on June 19, 2015

Members of Parliament may flock to Twitter, but when it comes to getting the message out, Canadian government departments ‘like’ Facebook. According to documents tabled in […]

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Canada Day Message

Posted on June 17, 2015

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Liberals, NDP seek to bring ‘respect’ back to public service

Posted on June 17, 2015

Public service and management issues don’t typically get much mention in election campaigns, but both the Liberals and NDP are promising to change the work of […]

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Feds want to be able to order auto recalls

Posted on June 2, 2015

The feds want to give Transport Canada greater powers to order auto recalls, even with just three weeks left to pass the legislation. … The government […]

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