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MP calls for mandatory GMO labels, echoes Vermont regulations

Petition e-311, sponsored in the Commons e-petition system by Kennedy Stewart, a B.C. NDP MP and the party's critic for science, has so far gathered...

Former SFU prof introduces gender equity bill to Parliament

NDP Burnaby South MP and former SFU political scientist Kennedy Stewart condemns these numbers: he noted that this percentage ranks Canada at 61st out of...

The complicated task of getting more women involved in politics

(subscription) (subscription)New Democrat Kennedy Stewart, 49, a two-term backbench MP from British Columbia, brought forward the private member's bill that Ms. Rempel does not...

Opinion: More women in politics? There is a way

One of these is Kennedy Stewart (NDP Burnaby South) who has introduced a private member's bill called the Candidate Gender Equity Act. This bill would...

Kennedy Stewart: Trudeau needs to stop Kinder Morgan

News1130It is a rare day indeed when the B.C. Liberals, B.C. NDP and Green party all agree on an issue. But that's what has happened.

Burnaby man's petition asks Canadian government to take action on foreign ownership

The petition is sponsored by Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, who says high housing prices are starting to scare away businesses in his riding.

Online petition urges feds to regulate foreign real estate ownership

The online petition was drawn up by a Burnaby man, and has been sponsored by MP Kennedy Stewart. “There's no doubt ... NDP housing critic...

NDP-sponsored petition opposes foreign ownership

NDP MP Kennedy Stewart has sponsored Raymond Wong's petition calling on the federal government to collect reliable data on offshore investment in Canada's real estate...

BC MPs clash on gender equity in Commons

That puts Canada 61st out of 191 countries, noted New Democratic Party MP Kennedy Stewart, a former Simon Fraser University political scientist and sponsor of...

If Ottawa wants more women in politics, there's an easy solution

(blog) (blog)One of these is Kennedy Stewart (NDP Burnaby South) who has introduced a private member's bill into the House of Commons called the...

NDP gender equity bill could interfere with democratic process: Liberals, Conservatives

(subscription) (subscription)Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions Mark Holland (right.) THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson. NDP MP Kennedy Stewart's private members bill to...

Kevin Libin: How old Chief Big Bear could help save the people of Attawapiskat

The NDP's Niki Ashton ripped that idea, calling it an “assimilationist view” rooted in the perennially colonialist thinking of non-aboriginals. Other, less hopeless First ...

Burnaby MPs voice support for assisted death bill

Burnaby North-Seymour Liberal MP Terry Beech said he will support Bill C-14, his government's assisted-death legislation, while Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart said he's...

Burnaby politicians react to pipeline story

Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart called the story “distressing” and argued the move would go against an election promise by the Liberals to have...

First online petition submitted to Parliament calls for ban on electric shock collars for pets

After more than 5,400 Canadians added their signatures, Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart formally tabled the petition in Parliament. It's the first official e-petition...

Inside Thomas Mulcair's Battle To Stay On As NDP Leader

Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart told HuffPost he and his riding delegates are going to listen to Mulcair's speech, talk to people on the floor...

Science minister responds after NRC shakeup, but with few details

NDP science critic Kennedy Stewart asked for detailed figures on spending and work that the NRC does. The answer shows a drop in the past...

National Research Council axes massive reorganization — leaving staff 'sitting on their thumbs'

Kennedy Stewart, the NDP science critic, says morale is awful inside the NRC and the latest postponement “is just going to add to the confusion.”...

Cash a factor in 2015 election campaign results

NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, for instance, spent almost $180,600 on his campaign in Burnaby South, while his Liberal opponent, Adam Pankratz, spent $33,902. Pankratz lost...

Money no guarantee of success in 2015 elections, analysis says

NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, for instance, spent almost $180,600 on his campaign in Burnaby South, B.C., while his Liberal opponent, Adam Pankratz, spent $33,902. Mr.

Let's Make The NDP Convention About Equity

The airwaves are buzzing about the upcoming NDP Convention coming to Edmonton this April 8-10. Where the media is obsessed with whether Mulcair will survive...

NDP big spenders in new fed riding

He finished a close second on election night, netting 15,547 votes, fewer than 600 votes short of the winner, the NDP's Kennedy Stewart. Stewart won...

$100K-plus on public purse

The hospital's executive vice-president Stewart Kennedy also topped the list with a salary of $235,199. While it wasn't included in ... Premier Kathleen Wynne received...

Burnaby eyeing federal housing money

(New Westminster) (New Westminster)Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart, NDP; “He promised to lift seniors out of poverty. What we see today is an increase...

Parliament now accepting e-petitions online

If you and 500 other people want to get your opinions across to Parliament, you can now do so online. As of this current sitting,...

NDP's Kennedy Stewart Thinks Money Can Push Parties To ...

By Althia Raj OTTAWA — NDP MP Kennedy Stewart is hoping financial incentives might induce political parties to run more female candidates. "You don't have...

NDP tables Parliamentary Science Officer Act - Our Right To Know

February 13,2016; By Julia. The NDP tabled the Parliamentary Science Officer Act which aims to create an independent science watchdog for Parliament. View the act...

NDP seeks answers on Stats Can program cuts

(subscription)Earlier this week, in response to an order paper question from NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains revealed...

NDP MP Kennedy Stewart says Justin Trudeau's new rules will delay pipeline

Burnaby South's Kennedy Stewart said he suspects that although Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said there will be additional requirements in the ongoing evaluation by...

Trudeau government buys time to decide on Kinder Morgan plan to expand Trans Mountain pipeline

In an interview with the Georgia Straight on Tuesday (January 26), Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart of the NDP suggested that the interim measures expected...

Trump's anti-Muslim comments trigger Leadnow calls for ban on Donald's Canada travel

Kennedy Stewart, the NDP MP for Burnaby South, has thrown his support behind Black's petition and says under legislation because the petition has gathered more...

Direct democracy arrives at the House of Commons

They're moving away from politics in droves,” says Kennedy Stewart, the NDP member for Burnaby South, who spearheaded the drive for federal e-petitions. “And this...

Fear of Donald Trump in Canada becoming overblown: Tim Harper

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair wants him barred from this country and a member of his caucus has sponsored a petition to have that done. Conversely,...

Former MP demands inquiry on Afghan torture in e-petition

His petition, which has the support of B.C. NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, calls for not only an investigation into the government's policy, but also whether...

B.C. union leader David Black launches petition to ban Donald Trump from Canada

Most B.C. New Democrats know David Black as the president of MoveUP, the Movement of United Professionals. Formerly called Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union...

E-petition calls for Ottawa to ban Donald Trump in the wake of anti-Muslim ...

It's sponsored by MP Kennedy Stewart. If it gets enough signatures, it must be ... We should start a petition against David Black and Kennedy...

Conservatives' misdeeds no excuse for pushing voting reform without a ...

(subscription) (subscription)With the Liberals having promised to abolish first-past-the-post federal elections within the next four years, Reid is sponsoring a petition calling for a...

Kinder Morgan pipeline fate in limbo

Kennedy Stewart, the New Democrat MP for Burnaby South, said he thinks this is the Liberals' first step in approving the pipeline. “I know that's...

Vancouverite files first parliamentary petition to ban shock collars

A woman from Metro Vancouver has filed the first parliamentary petition in Canada since they were launched online on Friday to ban shock collars. The...

Parliament starts accepting e-petitions this week

Goodbye to door knocking and collecting signatures by hand — starting Friday petitions can be submitted to the federal government online, through Parliament's website. "I...

New science minister promises more support for basic research

Meanwhile, NDP science critic Kennedy Stewart said the Liberal government has to do more than unmuzzle government scientists and appoint a science adviser if things...

Hot off the email: Member of Parliament Kennedy Stewart and ...

After narrowly winning his seat in the Oct. 19, 2015 election, Kennedy Stewart is busy back at work as science critic/shadow minister for the NDP...

Kennedy Stewart boots Global out on election night

This man asked Global B.C. reporter Catherine Urquhart and her cameraman to leave Kennedy Stewart's office on election night. Photograph By Screenshot from ... “I'm...

NDP's Stewart takes Burnaby South, while Liberals' Sidhu takes Mission-Matsqui ...

It was a tough call in Burnaby South, where NDP MP Kennedy Stewart and Liberal Adam Pankratz were in a neck-and-neck battle, but in the...

NDP's Stewart takes Burnaby South, while Liberals' Sidhu takes Mission-Matsqui ...

It was a tough call in Burnaby South, where NDP MP Kennedy Stewart and Liberal Adam Pankratz were in a neck-and-neck battle, but in the...

Kennedy Stewart narrowly defeats Liberal Adam Pankratz in Burnaby South

WATCH: See what happens when workers for NDP Burnaby South candidate Kennedy Stewart ask Global BC reporter Catherine Urquhart and her photographer to leave Stewart's...

Liberal juggernaut rolls across Metro Vancouver whereas NDP reigns on ...

(Editor's note: After this article was posted, New Democrat Kennedy Stewart was declared the winner in Burnaby South. B.C. ended up electing 17 Liberals, 14...

Liberal candidate Terry Beech elected in Burnaby North-Seymour ...

This seat was created from North Vancouver (which elected Conservative MP Andrew Saxton by 19 per cent in 2011) and Burnaby-Douglas (which elected NDP MP...

Mysterious robocalls targeting Burnaby South voters

Some local voters are complaining to the Burnaby Neighbourhood House about a robocall they received saying the organization is endorsing NDP candidate Kennedy Stewart. The...

Federal Election Profile: Burnaby and New Westminster

“It appeared to be an NDP/Conservative race, but as we've seen the fortunes of the NDP slide a little bit and the Liberals, have been...