Liberals Must Act to Protect Employee Pensions: Sweet

November 23, 2017

Ottawa, Ontario – In the wake of the Sears and US Steel bankruptcies, which have put thousands of employee pensions at risk, southern Ontario Member of Parliament David Sweet is calling on Justin Trudeau’s Liberal MPs to review the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) and the Investment Canada Act. He issued the following statement:

“Too many Canadians have lost their dream of a dignified retirement after working hard for thirty, forty, sometimes, fifty years. After the collapse of Nortel, Stelco/US Steel and now Sears, it is time for Parliament to act and support workers and their families.

“Parliamentarians need to be clearly informed about all legislation that impacts employee pensions and understand how pensions are not guarded from mismanagement and underfunding.

“Based on my experience as Chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology in the last two Parliaments, I believe that parliamentary committees are best suited to examine important government legislation because these committees compel all stakeholders to publicly defend why legislation should or should not be modernized.

“Pensioners have raised serious concerns about the process that puts investors ahead of pensioners in bankruptcy proceedings. As a result of changes made by the previous Conservative government, a company is obligated to pay its pension obligations when it seeks company creditor protection, but there are still things we could do to improve the legislation. I call on all parties to cooperate to find solutions.”

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I sent a letter to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair over a month ago calling for the federal government and RCMP to take action in the Waterdown Garden Supplies case. Im disappointed that, as of today, I still have not heard back from either Minister.

Last week, I sent a follow up letter to the Minister to call for an update on what the federal government is doing with regard to this case and reiterate how concerning this case is for myself and the people of Flamborough-Glanbrook.

 

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Those two are useless... only in for the title, salaries and benefits! Incompetents, but I do hope you get some sort of response miraculously!

Thank you so very for following up on this Canadians safety is important

Geez. Even the government doesn’t respond to the government! What kind of system do we have?

They are very busy taking firearms from legal gun owners and giving more rights to the criminals!

2 days ago

David Sweet, M.P.

You may not know this man but he is one of the most important people in Canada and maybe the world. Dr. Gerry Wright is the Director of the McMaster Institute for Infectious Disease Research. Dr. Wright leads a team of researchers, clinicians and chemists in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

Annually at least 700,000 die as a result of AMR and this number is expected to rise to 10 million by 2050 if no new solutions are found. These deaths are avoidable! If we invest enough today to fund Dr. Wright's research to find new solutions we can reduce the likelihood of a pandemic and continue to benefit from antibiotic interventions. I will continue to fight for funding for this very important healthcare and National Security concern!
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You may not know this man but he is one of the most important people in Canada and maybe the world.  Dr. Gerry Wright is the Director of the McMaster Institute for Infectious Disease Research.  Dr. Wright leads a team of researchers, clinicians and chemists in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

Annually at least 700,000 die as a result of AMR and this number is expected to rise to 10 million by 2050 if no new solutions are found.  These deaths are avoidable!  If we invest enough today to fund Dr. Wrights research to find new solutions we can reduce the likelihood of a pandemic and continue to benefit from antibiotic interventions.  I will continue to fight for funding for this very important healthcare and National Security concern!

6 days ago

David Sweet, M.P.

I'm deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my longtime colleague and friend Mark Warawa. Mark was a principled representative of his constituents and a passionate advocate for those causes he held dear.

My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with Diane and the entire Warawa family in this difficult time.

Mark, you will be sorely missed.Dear friends, This is the final update on the life of Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley – Aldergrove. Mark’s final statement to his constituents was, “It’s been an incredible honour to have served my community since being elected federally in 2004.” Mark went to be with his Lord on June 20, 2019. His family asks that messages of remembrance be forwarded onto the office: By mail to #104 – 4769 222nd Street, Langley, BC, V2Z 3C1 By email to mark.warawa@parl.gc.ca A book of condolence is available for signing at the Member of Parliament’s office. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to: Gideons International Hope for Women Langley Hospice Society Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Mark’s new address is in heaven, where he hopes to see you some day. Mark’s favourite verse was John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The memorial service details will be communicated after they have been finalized. God bless you dearly. The family of MP Mark Warawa
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Im deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my longtime colleague and friend Mark Warawa. Mark was a principled representative of his constituents and a passionate advocate for those causes he held dear.

My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with Diane and the entire Warawa family in this difficult time. 

Mark, you will be sorely missed.

 

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God the great bless him rest in peace.

Hi, with great sadness I am moved of reading of the passing of the honorable MP Mark Warawa. Yes He was right. The same, everyone in That plane of thinking as the Honorable Mark Warawa. Baha'u'llah(The Glory of God) The Messenger of God, The everlasting Father, in1863, says in the Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah Number 32,: " O SON OF THE SUPREME!h I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom? (Baha'u'llah, The Arabic Hidden-Words)" His address now is as Baha'u'llah says is in Heaven.

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RIP.

Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille et aux collègues de MP Mark Warawa

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