I condemn the terrible, unjustified, and unprovoked attacks on Ukraine by Russia. My team and I stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. I continue to work alongside my NDP colleagues in Parliament to fight for Ukrainians to have a strong humanitarian plan, support the thousands of people who require urgent refuge in Canada and fight for VISA-free access to Canada for Ukrainians.
Many constituents have been inquiring into how they can help locally to support Ukrainians fleeing Putin's war on the people of Ukraine.
I am co-hosting a United for Ukraine Benefit Concert on Sunday, July 17 from 6PM to 8PM (PDT) at Edmonds Plaza (7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby) alongside the Burnaby Firefighters Local 233, the New Westminster Firefighters, Holy Eucharist Cathedral, and Burnaby Welcomes Ukraine group.
I hope to see you there!
MP, New Westminster-Burnaby
We must be united to fight racism & stand up for human rights. During the pandemic, racist incidents reported to police have increased at an alarming rate. Tragically, we have seen an increase in Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, transphobia and misogyny in our society. We see racism against Black and Indigenous peoples, other racially marginalized communities, rising anti-Asian racism, and yet symbols of hate are freely displayed and sold across our country.
That’s why NDP MP Peter Julian tabled Private Member’s Bill C-229 calling on Justin Trudeau to ban the display of hate symbols like the Nazi hooked cross and Confederate flags. C-229 is a critical step to addressing hate and making our communities safer for everyone.
Community and elected leaders, concerned Canadians, anti-hate activists and other allies will gather at the virtual NDP Anti-Hate Town Hall to have a focused dialogue on anti-hate and anti-racism work in Canada and to address the growing violence, systemic racism and hatred that we are seeing in many Canadian communities.
- Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada
- Peter Julian, Member of Parliament for New Westminster-Burnaby
- Bernie Farber, Chair, Canadian Anti-Hate Network
- Dr. Barbara Perry, Director, Center on Hate, Bias and Extremism, Ontario Tech University
- Pandit Roopnauth Sharma, President of the Canadian Multifaith Federation and President of the Hindu Federation
Date: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
Time: 5pm PT - 8pm ET
Register for the Town Hall to receive the participating Zoom link.
Many people living with disabilities are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 the following COVID protocols will be in place in compliance with the most current provincial health guidelines at the time of the event:
- Social distanced seating
- Participants must show vaccine card upon entry
- Face mask is optional but recommended
- Hand sanitizers and sanitizing wipes will be available
Please reach out to my office if you have questions or concerns
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 Disability Tax Credit Virtual Workshop to find out more details.
Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link. (ASL interpretation available)
I am writing to you today to invite you to my virtual Christmas celebration, taking place via Zoom on Saturday December 19, from 1 PM to 2 PM PST.
Due to the pandemic, this year’s celebration will take place virtually in order to respect the provincial guidelines and to keep our community safe and healthy. The celebration will include special guests as well as some festive entertainment! Despite not being able to get together physically during this holiday season, we hope you will join our virtual celebration this year, where we can all come together and celebrate the holiday season safely!
You can receive the Zoom link to the celebration by signing up online, OR by contacting my office at 604-775-5707.
I look forward to seeing you at the celebration.