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Summer BBQ

Summer BBQ

Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds, and I warmly invite you and your family to attend our Annual Summer BBQ on Saturday, August 3, from noon to 2PM at Edmonds Park. This public community event is in partnership with the Burnaby Firefighters and the Don't Go Hungry Food Program.

I look forward to coming together and celebrating our great community, while supporting our local food hubs to stock up due to the demands in the coming weeks. The event is free of charge and will include hot dogs (with vegetarian option), refreshments, live music, and family-friendly fun activities.

Please join us on this special occasion. Reserve your spot today! I look forward to seeing you at the event.

 

Queensborough Picnic

Queensborough Picnic

Aman Singh, MLA for Richmond-Queensborough, and I warmly invite you and your family to attend our Queensborough Picnic on Sunday, August 25, from 1PM to 3PM at Queensborough Community Centre - Port Royal Room. This public community event is in partnership with the New Westminster Firefighters, the Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar, and the Don't Go Hungry Food Program.

I look forward to celebrating our great community with you, while supporting our local food hubs to stock up by collecting non-perishable food items. This event is free of charge and will include delicious refreshments (with vegetarian options), live music, and family-friendly fun activities.

Please join us on this special occasion. Reserve your spot today! I look forward to seeing you at the event.

Past events

Pharmacare Townhall in St. John's

Pharmacare Townhall in St. John's

Pharmacare has just passed through the House of Commons!

You are invited to join Peter Julian, MP for New Westminster-Burnaby, on June 15 as he hosts a townhall on Pharmacare.

 

Bill C-64 An Act Respecting Pharmacare successfully passed its 3rd reading in the House of Commons yesterday on June 3, 2024. The bill is now poised to move to the Senate in the forthcoming weeks. We are hopeful that Bill C-64 will promptly receive royal assent, ideally before the summer recess, enabling the government to promptly engage in consultations and negotiations with provinces and territories in the ensuing months.

It's worth reflecting on the visionary ideals of Tommy Douglas, the founding figure of the NDP, whose vision of universal healthcare encompassed universal pharmacare. The recent advancement of Bill C-64 in the House of Commons brings us one step closer to realizing this vision. Despite efforts by the Conservatives to obstruct its progress, the Act notably secures rights for 9 million women to access free contraceptives and ensures that 3.7 million diabetics can access essential medications and devices.

In the upcoming months, Bill C-64 will establish an expert committee tasked with making recommendations on the operation and financing of a national, universal, single-payer pharmacare system. Additionally, it mandates the Liberal government to develop a national formulary of essential medicines and implement a bulk purchasing plan.

It's a path to expand coverage to essential medications to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and will be a great benefit to the constituents of St. John's East.

The meeting is open to any members of the public and will be an opportunity to learn more about what pharmacare will mean for you and your family.

WHAT: Pharmacare Townhall with Peter Julian
WHEN: Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Alley Room, Royal Canadian Legion Pleasantville Branch 56, 930 The Blvd, St. John’s

Disability Tax Credit Workshop

Disability Tax Credit Workshop

Many people living with disabilities are struggling with current rising inflation. It's time for the federal government to make them a real priority in Canada.

You or someone you know may be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) - retroactive for up to 10 years. Being eligible for the DTC can open the door to other federal, provincial, or territorial programs such as the Registered Disability Savings Plan, the Canada Workers Benefit and the Child Disability Benefit.

Furthermore, the Canadian Dental Care Plan that the NDP fought for will benefit 9.1 million Canadians with access to dental care by 2025. Application for people with disabilities will open in June 2024.

My office wants to make sure that every eligible New Westminster-Burnaby resident knows how to access this legitimate entitlement. Please join my annual DTC workshop to find out more details. This public event is free to all attendees. ASL interpretation will be available.

Reserve your spot today. We hope to see you there!

 

2024 Lunar New Year Celebration

2024 Lunar New Year Celebration

Dear friends and neighbours,

Happy Lunar New Year!

I’m excited to invite you to our annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 17th, from 1PM to 4PM at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby).

This free public event is co-hosted by MP Jagmeet Singh, MLA Anne Kang, and myself, featuring stunning cultural performances, light refreshments, and community resources information booths. Join us in this family-friendly cultural experience as we celebrate diversity and inclusion in our terrific communities.

Reserve your spot today HERE or give us a call at (604) 775-5707. I look forward to seeing you at this special occasion!

 

Peter Julian

MP New Westminster-Burnaby

Christmas Open House

Christmas Open House

To celebrate this holiday season, I am co-hosting a Christmas Open House with MLA Jennifer Whiteside on Saturday, December 2nd from 1PM to 3PM at New Westminster Secondary School (820 6th Street, New Westminster).

I warmly invite you and your family to attend our Annual Christmas Open House for a chance to come together and celebrate our community. This event is free of charge and will include light refreshments, festive entertainments and family-friendly activities. I'll also accept new unwrapped toys and gently used children's winter clothes to support local non-profits.

I look forward to seeing you at the celebration.

Queensborough Picnic

Queensborough Picnic

Aman Singh, MLA for Richmond-Queensborough, and I warmly invite you and your family to attend our Queensborough Picnic on Sunday, August 27, from 1PM to 3PM at Queensborough Community Centre - Port Royal Room. This public community event is in partnership with the New Westminster Firefighters, the Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar, and the Don't Go Hungry Food Program.

I look forward to celebrating our great community with you, while supporting our local food hubs to stock up by collecting non-perishable food items. This event is free of charge and will include delicious refreshments (with vegetarian options), live music, and family-friendly fun activities.

Please join us on this special occasion. Reserve your spot today! I look forward to seeing you at the event.

Summer BBQ

Summer BBQ

Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds, and I warmly invite you and your family to attend our Annual Summer BBQ on Saturday, August 5, from noon to 2PM at Edmonds Park. This public community event is in partnership with the Burnaby Firefighters and the Don't Go Hungry Food Program.

I look forward to coming together and celebrating our great community, while supporting our local food hubs to stock up due to the demands in the coming weeks. The event is free of charge and will include hot dogs (with vegetarian option), refreshments, live music, and family-friendly fun activities.

Please join us on this special occasion. Reserve your spot today! I look forward to seeing you at the event.

Youth Council Event

Youth Council Event

Are you interested in voicing out your concerns with the government, such as cost of living or environmental crisis? Where would you like to see change in our communities, across Canada, and around the world?

The New Westminster–Burnaby Youth Council Event, hosted by MP Peter Julian, provides the youth an opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas with their local Member of Parliament. Come join us on May 19th for a chance to speak out, make an impact, and get involved!

This event is for students and youth under the age of 25. Free pizza and pop drink will be provided.

Disability Tax Credit Workshop

Disability Tax Credit Workshop

Many people living with disabilities are struggling during the pandemic and with current rising inflation. It's time for the federal government to make them a real priority in Canada.

You or someone you know may be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) - retroactive for up to 10 years. Being eligible for the DTC can open the door to other federal, provincial, or territorial programs such as the Registered Disability Savings Plan, the Canada Workers Benefit and the Child Disability Benefit.

My office wants to make sure that every eligible New Westminster-Burnaby resident knows how to access this legitimate entitlement. Please join my annual DTC workshop to find out more details. ASL interpretation will be available.

Please also note that we will follow the health guidelines and protocols in effect at the time of the event according to BC Health Authorities.

Please reach out to my office if you have questions or concerns

#StopHateForProfit Town Hall

#StopHateForProfit Town Hall

In partnership with Dalhousie Student Union

 

Stop Hate for Profit – Halifax townhall hosted by MP Peter Julian - in partnership with Dalhousie University Student Union, is an non-partisan townhall for students and residents of Halifax to engage in an open dialogue about the rise of racism, hate and discrimination in recent years.

Anti-Semitism, anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia and misogyny and associated ideology and other forms of hate are on the rise in Canada. Nationally, hate crimes have increased 80%. Nova Scotia has the highest increase (+70%) of hate crimes rates per 100,000 population. Most people are not aware that online platforms, such as Facebook & Instagram, use algorithms to control the type of content that users see because more engagement means higher advertising profit. Throughout the pandemic, this has led to many people being directed towards COVID-19 misinformation (such as anti-vax content) and extremist, racist and hateful online content.

Come join this in person townhall in Halifax with panel speakers - MP Peter Julian, Dr. Kesa Munroe-Anderson, Associate Professor at Acadia University, Aparna Mohan, President of Dalhousie University Student Union and Ammar Shakoor, President of St. Mary’s University’s Muslim Society, to discuss how hateful social media content and harmful algorithms hurt individuals and our society. A special video message by Imran Ahmed, CEO of Center for Countering Digital Hate, will be presented at the event.


SPEAKERS

Peter Julian (he/him)
Member of Parliament, New Westminster–Burnaby

Peter Julian was born and raised in the New Westminster-Burnaby area where his family has lived for four generations. After graduating from New Westminster Secondary School, Peter worked as a manual labourer and factory worker. He has a degree in Political Science from the University of Québec in Montréal. Since being elected in 2004 as an MP, Peter and his team have assisted over 20,000 people in the riding. He is currently House Leader of the NDP.

MP Julian launched his Anti-Hate campaign last year and have received much support from major organizations such as Canadian Labour Congress, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), UNICEF Canada, Center for Countering Digital Hate, and academics such as Dr. Barbara Perry, Professor & Director, Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. MP Julian’s Anti-Hate Campaign consist of  Motion M-14, Hate Crimes and Incidents Measures and Bill C-229, Banning Symbols of Hate Act and  Bill C-292, Algorithm Transparency Act.

In March, MP Julian will begin his national Stop Hate for Profit campaign tour in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 


Aparna Mohan (she/her)
President, Dalhousie Student Union

Aparna Mohan is the President of the Dalhousie Student Union and in her final year of Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University. As DSU President, Aparna represents over 20,000 students at Dalhousie to government, media, and the University. She also oversees the day-to-day operations of the Union and leads the strategic direction of its advocacy, policy, and student services. Throughout her university career, Aparna has strived to break down barriers in access to postsecondary education for all while also contending with her own as an international student and racialized woman of South Asian descent.


Dr. Munroe-Anderson (she/her)

Dr. Késa Munroe-Anderson is a zealous educator and community-oriented change agent who practices an anti-racist and Africentric approach to leadership. Currently serving as Associate Professor in the School of Education at Acadia University, she is also co-lead of a new Master of Education in Inclusive Education program with a focus on Equity and Social Justice. Dr. Munroe-Anderson is passionate about work that actively aims to eradicate all forms of racism. Therefore, she enjoys fostering opportunities for people of African descent, their communities, as well as other racialized groups to develop, prosper, and attain their full potential.  


Ammar Shakoor (he/him)

My name is Ammar Shakoor and I am a fourth-year Business student at Saint Mary's University. I am proud to serve as the President of Saint Mary's University's Muslim society, where my main focus is to voice the concerns and issues of Muslim students on campus and create a safe and inclusive space for them to thrive. I also oversee various activities that help connect Muslim students at SMU to the wider community in Halifax.

Apart from my work as President, I am also an active volunteer in multiple Muslim non-profit organizations. In my current role, I serve as the Youth Outreach and Operations Executive at Sabeel Muslim Youth and Community Center. In this role, I help facilitate workshops, camps and other educational activities for middle school, high school and university students, focusing on modern-day issues, youth empowerment, education and leadership development through a practical as well as spiritual lens.

I am also proud to be a part of the National Canadian Council for Muslims' (NCCM) campus liaison program, where I serve as the campus liaison for Saint Mary's University. Some of my duties involve attending advocacy days organized by NCCM in the Canadian parliament and meeting with local MPs to address critical issues pertaining to the Muslim community. Through my various leadership roles and volunteer work, I am committed to making a positive impact in my community and advocating for the rights of Muslims in Canada.

Disability Tax Credit Workshop

Disability Tax Credit Workshop

Many people living with disabilities are struggling during the pandemic and with current rising inflation. It's time for the federal government to make them a real priority in Canada.

You or someone you know may be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) - retroactive for up to 10 years. Being eligible for the DTC can open the door to other federal, provincial, or territorial programs such as the Registered Disability Savings Plan, the Canada Workers Benefit and the Child Disability Benefit.

My office wants to make sure that every eligible New Westminster-Burnaby resident knows how to access this legitimate entitlement. Please join my annual DTC workshop to find out more details. ASL interpretation will be available.

Please also note that we will follow the health guidelines and protocols in effect at the time of the event according to BC Health Authorities.

Please reach out to my office if you have questions or concerns

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