Fin Donnelly

PHOTO GALLERY: NDP rock the House

Mitchel Raphael celebrates the season with the Opposition

NDP Movember Party

So, well … all for a very good cause

Artists on the Hill

Canadian Arts Coalition celebrates Arts Day on the Hill


James Moore will judge the worthiness of your advocacy

After erroneously alleging that the mayor of Vancouver hadn’t contacted the federal government to express opposition to cuts to the coast guard, James Moore heckled the clarification, delivered by the NDP’s Fin Donnelly during QP this afternoon, that the mayor had sent a letter to the Prime Minister.


James Lunney and the coast guard

The Conservative MP for Nanaimo-Alberni is unimpressed with planned cuts to the coast guard on the West Coast. And he blames “bureaucrats in Ottawa” for the decisions.

The NDP’s Fin Donnelly, who pressed the Fisheries Minister about the Kitsilano station last month, mocked Mr. Lunney in the House yesterday.

Mr. Speaker, there seems to be some denial on that side of the House about the implications of Bill C-38. Last Thursday, on a local radio station, the member for Nanaimo—Alberni lamented the closure of the Ucluelet communications centre and the Kitsilano Coast Guard station. However, Instead of taking responsibility, the member blamed “bureaucrats in Ottawa” for these closures. Ironically, he made these remarks less than 12 hours after he voted on the Trojan Horse budget bill, the very bill shutting down these stations.


The endorsements

Nathan Cullen wins the blessings of Fin Donnelly and Alex Atamanenko.

Zoomer Znaimer

Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) executive director Moses Znaimer was on the Hill as part of a reception to relaunch his organization. Znaimer with Conservative Senator Carolyn Stewart-Olsen.

Parties unite for prostate cancer

All parties were united by wearing blue to show their support for NDP leader Jack Layton in his battle with prostate cancer. The men were given ties and the women were given scarves by Prostate Cancer Canada. Below, Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose.


Look who crashed the NDP Christmas party

MP Nathan Cullen (right) and MP Glenn Thibeault with half moustaches.