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Letter to Minister LeBlanc re Seawall and Shoreline Trail

 
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January 20

Letter to Minister Qualtrough re Bill C-22 3rd Reading

As the NDP Critic for Disability and Inclusion I present to you my letter to Minister Qualtrough requesting that Bill C-22 – the Canada Disability Benefit Act – be brought forward for 3rd Reading as a matter of urgency when the House returns on 30 January 2023.
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December 14

Liberals rejected an NDP proposal to get funds for people living with a disability

  OTTAWA — On Tuesday, Liberals rejected an NDP proposal to consider an emergency relief fund to lift people living with a disability out of poverty while they wait for the Canada Disability Benefit.   “Close to a million Canadians with a disability live in poverty, and with the rising cost-of-living crisis, their situation is getting more dire every day,” said Bonita Zarrillo, NDP Critic for Disability Inclusion. “The Liberals don’t even want to explore...
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December 2

It is time for Canada to end poverty among persons with disabilities 

The Canada disability benefit proposed by the Liberal government could make a difference but instead it’s just an aspirational statement.
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October 19

The NDP is fighting for people living with a disability

NDP Critic for Disability Inclusion, Bonita Zarrillo, issued the following statement:
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October 19

NDP forces study into rent gouging and corporate landlord greed

NDP Housing Critic Jenny Kwan and NDP Critic for Disability Inclusion, Bonita Zarrillo, issued the following statement:
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October 16

A goal worth fighting for in Port Moody, Coquitlam and all of Canada

MP Bonita Zarrillo is looking to get the Canada Disability Benefit into federal legislation in an effort to help those "falling further and further behind.
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October 7

NDP MP Zarrillo stands in support of Iranian women’s rights

 
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October 5

Save the Canada Infrastructure Bank—from itself

We need to rebuild the Canada Infrastructure Bank with a new vision and mandate that abandons privatization and gives Indigenous, provincial, and municipal governments a seat at the table
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September 28

NDP MPs support IBEW 213 workers as Ledcor Strike approaches 4th year

  
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