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on cuts to Canada Post

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Scarborough GOLD - Celebrate with Olympian Natalie Spooner

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Natalie Spooner’s Scarborough Homecoming Celebration
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Help us welcome home Scarborough’s own Olympic Gold Medal winner - Natalie Spooner!

Saturday April 5, 2014 // 12pm-3pm
Scarborough Village Arena (3600 Kingston Road)
Welcome Home & Kick-off begins at 12pm, FREE Family Skate starts at approximately 1:15pm

Please bring a non-perishable food item or a ‘gently-used’ pair of skates, and get a an autograph and a photo. If you do not have skates, there will be many pairs available to use!


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Stop the cuts to Canada Post - Day of Action March 22
SATURDAY: International Women’s Day with Shirley Douglas

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with Shirley Douglas


** You’re invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with special guest & keynote speaker Shirley Douglas
(Canadian actress, advocate for public healthcare and social justice activist)

Upcoming events: International Women’s Day with Shirley Douglas (and more!)

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I’m looking forward to hosting several exciting community events in Scarborough Southwest this month, and I hope that you will be able to join me!

As always, you can find additional information on these and other events at www.DanHarris.ca/events or by calling my office at (416) 261-8613.

All the best, see you soon!
Dan Harris MP
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Shirley Douglas


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Dan Harris ··· Member of Parliament ··· Scarborough Southwest
1674 Kingston Road ··· (416) 261-8613 ··· www.DanHarris.ca

Whether you’re at the pumps or just trying to pay your bills, it seems like we’re getting gouged at every turn.

42% of us are living paycheque-to-paycheque and family budgets are stretched to the breaking point.

But instead of helping to make life more afforable, Stephen Harper is making this worse. Budget 2013 increased tariffs on thousands of goods - hiking costs on everyday items. He said he couldn’t afford to help families make ends meet, but that didn’t stop him from handing nearly $20-billion in tax giveaways for large corporations.


** It doesn’t have to be this way.

You have to see this! Canada Post CEO on elimination of home delivery
Can you believe 2013 is nearly over?

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It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us, and that 2013 is coming to a close. And what a year it has been!

On Parliament Hill, New Democrats have been hard at work holding the Prime Minister to account for the Senate Scandal and his office’s involvement (http://danharris.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=c9d97b656b&e=9ae735f647) in the coverup.

This fall, my colleague Tarik Brahmi (MP Saint-Jean) introduced a bill to help reduce drinking and driving tragedies (http://danharris.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=91ac2ddef7&e=9ae735f647) .

Currently, I am working on drafting my own Private Member’s Bill, which will be introduced in early 2014, to make Remembrance Day (November 11) a National Holiday - it’s time we re-commit ourselves to our brave men and women who defend Canada every day. Please let me know what you think! (http://danharris.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=9ef85aa2cf&e=9ae735f647)

In a recent report from Samara, 15 of the 17 MP websites named as the best in the country were those of NDP caucus members, including my own! Have you seen the new and improved www.DanHarris.ca (http://danharris.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=07271f7375&e=9ae735f647www.DanHarris.ca (http://danharris.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=07271f7375&e=9ae735f647) yet?

Last week, Thomas Mulcair addressed the Economic Club of Canada and outlined the NDP’s vision for a prosperous and sustainable energy future (http://danharris.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=edae888544&e=9ae735f647) .

Here in Scarborough, our vibrant community has kept me busy attending and hosting many community events, from celebrating Canada Day in Scarborough with Tom Mulcair at Thomson Memorial Park (http://danharris.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=0cb808fc38&e=9ae735f647) , to button-making with kids at Variety Village (http://danharris.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=7a9b8dd02b&e=9ae735f647) ‘s Annual Christmas Party and Bazaar. There is never a shortage of fun and exciting community events here in Scarborough Southwest.

Like last year, I spent a lot of time knocking on doors (http://danharris.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=107d6068a1&e=9ae735f647) in neighbourhoods across Scarborough Southwest, chatting with folks like you about the issues that matter most and what should be on the agenda in Ottawa.

On happy note, this summer I married my long-time partner Melissa McCormick (http://danharris.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=b4b785874b&e=9ae735f647) at the Scarboro Golf and Country club. We had an Algonquin Park themed wedding, as it’s a very special place for us, and where I proposed in 2012. We also took our wedding photos in front of our fantastic local murals by MuralRoutes (http://danharris.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=0c833f667a&e=9ae735f647) .

2014 promises to be another action-packed year.

We’re already planning on knocking on more doors and talking to more constituents are part of our ‘Have Your Say’ (http://danharris.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3752fc28178c621206f3a4c41&id=8879a6a32e&e=9ae735f647) campaign, hosting our 2nd Annual FREE Family Skating over March Break, and much more.

Before we flip the calendar page onto January, let us all take some time this holiday season to spend time with loved ones, enjoy some festive cheer, and rest and rejuvenate for the year to come.

Best,
Dan


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