Barrie NDP members were proud to attend the 2nd annual Homophobia is a Drag event held at the DIY Arts Collective on Friday May 17, 2013. Photos by Mike DeBiasio.
Barrie NDP members were proud to participate in the annual “Hike for Hospice” supporting Hospice Simcoe at Sunnidale Park on Sunday, May 5th. Thanks to the Barrie Examiner for the coverage and thanks to everyone who attended this worthwhile event!Read More
On Thursday the Liberals announced their Spring Budget. As I’m sure you’ve heard, many of our proposals were reflected in that budget.
Our practical, achievable ideas on auto insurance, homecare, social assistance and youth jobs were forced to the top of the agenda.
Now we must make the budget, and the Liberals, accountable.
Scandals like eHealth, Ornge and the cancelled gas plants resulted in billions of dollars wasted and the erosion of public trust in government. New Democrats want to restore that trust and ensure that this time the Liberals put people first.
We want to hear from people about their ideas on how to ensure that the public has proper oversight on spending and that our targets are met.
We want fairness – ensuring that future progress does not place undue burden on the same hardworking families again and again. All regions of this province must benefit from provincial announcements.
Tommy Douglas showed that positive change can happen when the public’s money isn’t wasted on ill-advised ventures or partisan moves but invested instead on job creation, poverty reduction and frontline services.
This is about reestablishing the bond of trust that has been eroded in the last ten years.
We want to hear from you about what accountability tools can be put in place so that billions aren’t wasted again and targets are achieved.
Visit our website or call us at 1-877-341-0244.
We want to hear from you.
Andrea Horwath, Leader
The inspiring story of Jack Layton is captured in JACK, a brand new movie airing on CBC Television this Sunday night, March 10, at 8 p.m. across the country and 8:30 p.m.
You’re Invited to the Barrie NDP Spaghetti Supper
Come join us for a homemade Italian spaghetti dinner and help support the local NDP.
Featuring a talk about Tommy Douglas, the great Canadian that brought Universal Health Care to Canada, followed by a short video “Mouseland.”
Tickets are just $24 (half price for youth, students and the unwaged). Dinner and dessert to be served. Both a vegetarian and a meat sauce will be available.
Tickets available at the Old Forester Bookshop (31 Ross St.) or by calling 705-881-5984.
You can mail a cheque (payable to “Barrie NDP Provincial Association”) to 24 Pratt Rd., Barrie, Ontario, L4M 2L1 and your ticket will be reserved at the door.
Friday March 1st 6:30 PM
Grace United Church 350 Grove Street East Barrie
The Edgehill Banquet Hall was host to a special afternoon honouring 50 years in politics with Paul and Mary Lou Wessenger! Guests came to celebrate their hard work and many achievements over the 50 years, trading stories, enjoying a lunch buffet, as well as tributes from local dignitaries, family and friends. Together the Wessengers’ campaigned in every provincial and federal election since 1962. Paul was on Barrie City Council from 1971-1975, and was a five time NDP candidate, and was elected MPP for Barrie in 1990-1995. Everyone was very pleased to be able to join Paul and Mary Lou Wessenger in celebrating 50 great years and honour all that they have done in our community!
Show your support for Elementary School Teachers and Students by visiting your local elementary school on Friday, December 14.
Elementary School Teachers are standing up against Bill 115.
Bill 115 is unprecedented:
Parents and teachers understand that respect, cooperation, listening and collaborative problem-solving create schools where students thrive. Parents and teachers both encourage children to stand up for what is right.
Join us in standing up for democratic rights.
“Doreen Fernandes & David Bradbury of Barrie NDP dropped by this morning with a donation of 476 pounds. Pictured here with Evy Willer from the food bank. Thanks for your support.”
From the Barrie Food Bank Facebook page.Read More