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IN THE NEWS: Van Sun - Ottawa bumps up social housing funds for shortchanged B.C.

IN THE NEWS: Van Sun - Ottawa bumps up social housing funds for shortchanged B.C.

Two years ago, NDP MP Jenny Kwan protested that the federal Liberals were directing less than one per cent of their social housing budget to B.C., despite the province being home to 11 per cent of the nation’s population.
The stark imbalance has improved since Kwan aired her complaints.
“Since exposing that B.C. only got 0.5 per cent of the funding, I’m glad to report that more funds have begun to flow to B.C.”


NDP MP Jenny Kwan slams government for lack of action against consultants exploiting migrant workers

NDP MP Jenny Kwan slams government for lack of action against consultants exploiting migrant workers

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FEDERAL NDP Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship     Jenny Kwan on Friday noted that Canada has admitted more temporary foreign workers than immigrants since 2006. Migrant workers are desperate to seek opportunities to better their lives and that of their families. As a result, they are often subjected to abuse and exploitation.

Support from opposition MPs 'great boost,' says Vegreville mayor (CBC)

Support from opposition MPs 'great boost,' says Vegreville mayor (CBC)

vegreville.JPGThe mayor of Vegreville, Alta. says he's been given new energy in his battle with the Liberal government over the planned closure of an immigration and refugee processing centre.

Conservative and NDP MPs have pledged to unite in their efforts to aid Mayor Myron Hayduk's cause.

The federal government plans to move the centre from Vegreville to Edmonton in 2018 and take about 230 jobs with it.

Advocates criticize Liberal government for keeping caregivers apart from their families (Rabble)

Advocates criticize Liberal government for keeping caregivers apart from their families (Rabble)

ethel_.JPGOn July 20, NDP Immigration Critic Jenny Kwan organized a press conference in Toronto to decry the backlog of 44,000 permanent residency applications submitted by live-in caregivers that have yet to be processed. Accompanied by caregivers and migrant advocates, Kwan argued that the Liberal government's continued apathy when it comes to the plight of caregivers, many of whom have been separated from their families for years, is "inhumane and indefensible."

NDP MP Jenny Kwan demands immediate government action to eliminate injustices faced by live-in caregivers in Canada

TORONTO – MP Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East), NDP Critic for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, is calling on the federal government to take immediate action to end the injustice and hardships experienced by 40,000 live-in caregivers due to backlogs, processing delays, and separation from their family for long periods of time. 

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