Hélène LeBlanc

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Jagmeet Singh's trip to Israel and breaking the NDP silence on Palestine

(blog) (blog)Last year NDP foreign critic Hélène Laverdière spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual conference in Washington and traveled to...

US Says Jump, NDP's Foreign Affairs Critic Says 'How High?'

Hélène Laverdière certainly seems to support the U.S.-led geopolitical order. While the NDP foreign affairs critic has called for stronger arms control measures and regulations...

Right whale deaths: Feds order ships to slow down in Gulf of St. Lawrence

(subscription) (subscription)Then-Liberal defence critic Dominic LeBlanc (centre) and LCol (Retired) Karen McCrimmon (right) listen to then-Liberal industry, science and technology critic Marc Garneau as...

Proposed corporation rules could be taxing for dozens of MPs

The highest rate of private corporation ownership was in the Conservative Party at 30.6 per cent, followed closely by the Liberal caucus where 30.2 per...

It's not Jagmeet Singh's turban that's the NDP's problem in Quebec

Nor is Ms. Laverdière's backing, helpful though it may be, likely to change the minds of those Quebeckers – a majority of the electorate there,...

Letter: Time for some political clout on fisheries issues

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are united in the belief that action is needed immediately to help address challenges and the future of the fishery. It is...

Stetski backs bill to help rafters

Kootenay Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is strongly backing a private members bill put forward by a fellow NDP MP that, if passed and adopted, could...

Gallant names 5 women to bench, achieves gender parity on provincial court

The new chief judge will be Jolène Richard, who was named to the bench in 2008 and is the spouse of Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc,...

Richard Gillett supporters block DFO exit as workers try to leave

Gillett, 45, said he has no plans to quit despite a phone call Thursday night from Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc. "He didn't offer me anything...

'She challenged us': MPs praise Malala Yousafzai's Parliament speech, opposition urges more funding for girls' education

(subscription) (subscription)Up to this challenge also includes investing money in girls' education...beyond words, we need actual money, and that starts with increasing our international...

I Am Ashamed Of The Liberals' Position On Nuclear Disarmament

And at their policy convention in 2016, members of the Liberal party followed the NDP's lead and voted in favour of efforts for a nuclear-free...

A forgotten Canadian has spent 10 years in Egyptian prison. Advocates are telling Trudeau to get him back

Conservative public safety critic Tony Clement, Conservative MP Peter Kent, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, NDP MP Hélène Laverdière, and former Liberal justice minister Irwin...

Liberals may never use veto power in judge-moving bill, Gallant says

Judge-moving bill aims to help Dominic LeBlanc, Tory MLA charges · Province names new judge, wife of MP Dominic LeBlanc. But Gallant said in the...

Russia threatens retaliation over latest round of Canadian sanctions

Canada has quietly imposed additional sanctions on Russian nationals over the annexation of Crimea and Moscow's ongoing support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. The new...

NDP Calls On Liberals To Repeal 'Immoral' Torture Directive

Added Helene Laverdiere, the NDP foreign affairs critic: "Torture is immoral and goes against all of our international commitments on human rights. "This practice tarnishes...

Defence industry insiders raise concerns over LeBlanc's ties to Irvings

(subscription) (subscription)Some defence industry sources are expressing concern over the news that interim fisheries minister and former government House leader Dominic LeBlanc ...Bardish Chagger adds...

Jack Layton would have trouble recognizing current incarnation of ...

Even an optimist such as Jack Layton would be hard-pressed to find a silver lining to the funk that has seized the NDP in the...

Liberal MP Bardish Chagger promoted to House leader

Chagger replaces House leader Dominic LeBlanc who, since the resignation of fisheries minister Hunter Tootoo, had been holding down both posts — House leader and...

Goodale to announce anti-terror program aimed at curbing radicalization

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale speaks to the media in the House of Commons foyer with Government House Leader and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and...

Reopening Of Kitsilano's Coast Guard Station Is A Welcome Start ...

While the reopening of Kitsliano is a clear signal that the Liberals are interested in marine safety on the west coast, they have so far...

Feds announce cash for Experimental Lakes Area

CBC.ca - Manitoba - CBC ...CBC.caThe Trudeau government is spending $1.7 million over the next two years on environmental research at the Experimental Lakes Area,...

Ottawa commits to putting money back into Experimental Lakes Area

KENORA, Ont. – The federal Liberal government is formally committing $1.7 million over two years to support a renowned freshwater research station that nearly fell...

Federal government acts on 2012 report examining decline of BC salmon returns

TheTyee.caFederal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc delivered Tuesday the first official progress report on the 2012 Cohen Commission recommendations for protecting salmon in B.C., an effort...

MP Hunter Tootoo says 'inappropriate' relationship the reason he quit Liberal cabinet, caucus

After the ouster, Government House leader Dominic LeBlanc took over Tootoo's role as the minister for fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. He has...

New Supreme Court Appointment Process Shows Atlantic Canadian Liberals 'Failed': Tories

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and MP Dominic LeBlanc bring a cooler of lobster onto the campaign media bus just outside Neguac, N.B., Sept. 8, 2015.

Vaughn Palmer: Trudeau begins premier's 'get-to-yes' goal with Site C permits

“I should say a special thank-you to the fisheries minister, Dominic LeBlanc, because he was a real key player in making sure it happened on...

Dion sits down with Russian counterpart

NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, meanwhile, said talks are good in principle. However, she also called on the Liberal government to put sanctions on...

Dion sits down for first meeting with Russian counterpart in years - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsDion sits down for first meeting with Russian counterpart in yearsCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsNDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, meanwhile, said talks...

Dion sits down for first meeting with Russian foreign minister in years

NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, meanwhile, said talks are good in principle. However, she also called on the Liberal government to put sanctions on...

Liberals to allow self-nominations for Supreme Court vacancy

But behind the scenes, and with no public announcement, the government has already established a small committee of cabinet members, including Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould...

Canadian officials still blocking police from helping her kids abducted to Iran, Alison Azer says

NDP MP Gord Johns sent a letter July 8, co-signed with his party's foreign affairs critic, Hélène Laverdière, that urges Dion to respond to allegations.

Alison Azer says ex-husband accused of abducting their 4 Canadian children detained in Iran

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Hélène Laverdière said the government should be doing everything in its power to bring the children back to Canada. "We call...

Quebec Separatists See New Hope After Brexit Vote

Some of the politicians mingling with the Fleur-de-lis-waving crowd at the parade, such as NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, felt the political and economic...

Quebec sovereigntists ponder Brexit implications

(subscription) (subscription)Some of the politicians mingling with the Fleur-de-lis-waving crowd at the parade, such as NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, felt the political...

Quebec sovereigntists ponder implications of Britain's vote to leave the EU

Some of the politicians mingling with the Fleur-de-lis-waving crowd at the parade, such as NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, felt the political and economic...

Que. sovereigntists ponder implications of Britain's vote to leave EU

Some of the politicians mingling with the Fleur-de-lis-waving crowd at the parade, such as NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, felt the political and economic...

Trudeau says Canada will remain 'strong partner' of UK and EU

(subscription) (subscription)NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière said in a statement that Britain must find a way to bring people together and re-engage those...

Liberals kick off widespread review of how natural resource development projects are approved

"Developed wisely, major resource projects can power economies, help solve environmental challenges, support communities and create jobs," said Dominic LeBlanc, fisheries minister. "Without proper oversight...

Plane Talk with Dominic LeBlanc: On following in his father's footsteps

. By Monique Muise National Online Journalist, Politics Global News. more. Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc's father Romeo was fisheries and oceans minister under Pierre Trudeau.

No need for inquiry into Afghan detainee torture, Liberals say

The NDP's Foreign Affairs critic, Hélène Laverdière described the Liberal's decision as hypocritical. "Justin Trudeau himself called for an inquiry, but now in government, he...

Defence minister promises to investigate allegations of Afghan detainee abuse

“We take this very seriously, our government is committed to upholding our Canadian and international law obligations,” Sajjan said in the House of Commons in...

Union honours diplomats in tough gigs: This week in diplomatic parties

(subscription) (subscription)Former prime minister Joe Clark, left, Immigration Minister John McCallum, third from left, and Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion, right, with award winners, from...

QP Thursday: ISIS genocide, fighter planes and assisted dying

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Hélène Laverdière asked the government about Homa Hoodfar, a Canadian professor at Concordia University who was arrested in Iran and is...

Venezuela's economic and political collapse forces Canada to choose sides

Like Clement, the NDP's foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière says the Liberal government should support Almagro: "Canada, as a member of the OAS, should support...

Canada's ruling elite uses diplomatic flap to caution Trudeau over China

NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdiere denounced China, saying Chinese President Xi Jinping had “unleashed an extraordinary assault on basic human rights and their defenders,”...

QP Thursday: Monsef in the hotseat, diafiltered milk and press freedom

(subscription)NDP MP Helene Laverdiere also noted that the minister had stood idly by when it happened. “Will the government stand up for human rights...

After Tootoo resignation, Dominic Leblanc follows fishy footsteps of his father

Since Canadian voters gave the Liberal government gave a mandate to restore those protections, this means that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be asking Dominic...

Justin Trudeau appoints Dominic Leblanc as fisheries minister following resignation of Hunter Tootoo

Trudeau announced that Dominic Leblanc is the new minister of fisheries, oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. He will retain his position as government house...

Dominic LeBlanc argues for greater federal funding for palliative care

New Brunswick's highest-ranking federal Liberal says the Trudeau government should commit more money to supporting palliative and hospice care once medically assisted death becomes law.

Dion must demand Badawi release and respect for human rights

NorthumberlandView.ca (press release) (registration) (blog)OTTAWA – Ahead of his meeting with his Saudi counterpart, the NDP is urging Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to challenge...