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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 27, 2013 NEW DEMOCRATS PUT FOCUS ON CYBERBULLYING OTTAWA – Today New Democrats moved to split the Conservative cyberbullying bill (C-13) in order to put the focus squarely on legislative reform to make the distribution of intimate images without consent illegal. This would have ensured that other unrelated provisions were dealt with separately. “It is irresponsible for the Conservatives to play politics with this important and sensitive topic,” said NDP Justice critic Françoise Boivin (Gatineau). “Splitting… Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2013 CHISHOLM’S BILL AMONG NDP JUSTICE PRIORITIES HALIFAX – Canada’s NDP is urging action on important justice issues in the fall session of parliament, action that will be delayed by Stephen Harper’s decision to shut down the House of Commons and prorogue Parliament. NDP proposals include moving forward quickly on efforts to criminalize the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. “Following the tragic death of Rehtaeh Parsons, we became aware of a serious gap in the criminal… Read more
Community Health Team programs are FREE group based wellness programs for people who live, work or have a family doctor in the city of Dartmouth. Programs are offered days, evenings and weekends in a variety of Dartmouth locations to improve access. The Fall 2013 Program can be viewed here: Dartmouth Community Health Team Fall 2013 Programs Registration starts September 4th – they cannot accept registrations before this date. You may register for programs by calling 460-4555 or online at communityhealthteams.ca on… Read more