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Town Hall webcast
Bevington calls for changes to Borrowing Limits
No, Non Prorogue Rally
Red Cross for Haiti Earthquake
Northerners Call for more Infrastructure
JRP Announcement
 

MEDIA ADVISORY

LIVE Town Hall webcast with NDP Leader Jack Layton direct from the Tree of Peace in Yellowknife NWT

date webcast :
August 31st, 2010
6:30pm - 8:30pm Mountain time zone
URL NWT News

You're invited to view the live webcast archive of Jack Layton, Leader of Canada's New Democrats and MPs Dennis Bevington and Olivia Chow for a Meet & Greet and Town Hall Meeting live from the Tree of Peace in Yellowknife, NWT.

Twitter hashtag for the webcast was #NWTNDP


MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release

Bevington calls for changes to Borrowing Limits

Private Members Bill to Help NWT with Federal Funds

JUNE 8th, 2010

Ottawa - Tomorrow (June 9, 2010) Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington will introduce a bill in the House of Commons that will change the borrowing limits for the Government of the Northwest Territories.

"While we are not a province, the NWT needs independent fiscal certainty in its ability to make investments for the future of the territory. We cannot wait for the Harper government to act, my private members bill will be a step in the right direction," said Mr. Bevington.

Mr. Bevington will be available for interviews after his bill introduced in the House of Commons.

Interview sessions will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

Mr. Bevington will introduce his bill during Routine Proceedings of the House of Commons, which begins at 15:00 hrs Ottawa time (13:00 hrs Yellowknife time).

For more information contact :
Doug Johnson or Josh Campbell
Office of Dennis Bevington, MP Northwest Territories
Telephone :
613-992-2131
 
available as Acrobat PDF Bevington calls for changes to Borrowing Limits
 

MEDIA ADVISORY

January 19, 2010

For Immediate Release

No, Non Prorogue Rally

Prorogue Rally Yellowknife

Yellowknife Rally
 
WHEN : Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 - 11:00AM - 02:00PM
WHERE : Northern Territories Federation of Labour
Office, 9 Stanton Plaza.
WHY : To protest the Prime Minister's decision to prorogue Parliament
WHAT : Rally, Speeches, March, Perogies and Beverages
WHO : Everyone is Welcome!
 
available as Acrobat PDF Prorogue Rally 23rd January, 2010
 

MEDIA ADVISORY

January 13, 2010

For Immediate Release

Bevington Urges Area Donations to Red Cross for Haiti Earthquake

Fort Smith - In the wake of the coastal, catastrophic 7.0 earthquake near Port-Au-Prince in Haiti Tuesday, Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington is urging constituents to give "as generously as possible" to the Canadian Red Cross.

"Haiti is so vulnerable and impoverished with political instability so this natural disaster will be particularly damaging to the people with potentially large numbers dead and injured," Bevington said. Bevington and his NDP colleagues are urging the Canadian government to act immediately in sending in the DART rescue team (Disaster Assistance Relief Team) and coordinating the aid effort.

Canadians are encouraged to support Red Cross relief efforts by making a financial donation to the Canadian Red Cross Haiti Earthquake fund. Donations can be made online at RED CROSS HAITI RELIEF, by calling toll free 1-800-418-1111.

"The Red Cross has a good reputation in this emergency aid as we saw with the tsunami in Southeast Asia and I understand the local Red Cross office on will be receiving money and we can wait to hear about requests for other types of assistance or material."

Bevington said the New Democrat caucus discussed the Haiti earthquake in a conference call last night, and it is one of the reasons the NDP caucus decided to come to Ottawa Jan. 25-27 to monitor the Canadian government response.

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For more information, contact:
Joshua Campbell
Constituency Assistant
Dennis Bevington, MP
Western Arctic
(867) 669-8817 - phone
(867) 920-4233 - fax

available as Acrobat PDF Media Advisory 13th January, 2010


MEDIA ADVISORY

January 12, 2010

For Immediate Release

Bevington Echoes Northerners Call for more Infrastructure

YELLOWKNIFE - Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington wrapped up a week of community visits in Inuvik today. The community visits were part of Bevington's consultation about the recent Joint Review Panel Announcement for the proposed Mackenzie natural gas project.

"While many Northerners are excited about the prospect of the multi-billion dollar project, they want a highway, and I will do what I can to help make an all weather road system a reality," Bevington said Tuesday morning.

Another key message the Member of Parliament received, was the need for immediate "impact funding."

"People of the North need to be assured 500 million dollars of social impact funding, will be flowing before shovels are hitting the ground for this project," Bevington added.

Dennis will be available for phone interviews tomorrow afternoon around 1:15 Mountain Time.

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For more information, contact:
Joshua Campbell
Constituency Assistant
Dennis Bevington, MP
Western Arctic
(867) 669-8817 - phone
(867) 920-4233 - fax

available as Acrobat PDF Media Advisory 12th January, 2010


MEDIA ADVISORY

January 4, 2010

For Immediate Release

Bevington Consulting Northerners re: JRP Announcement

While the 40th Parliament has been prorogued for a second time, the MP for the Western Arctic will not be sitting idle. Dennis Bevington will visit seven communities this week, along the path of the $16-billion, 1,200-kilometre proposed pipeline.

"I'm interested to hear what my constituents up and down the Mackenzie Valley are saying," said Bevington.

Environmental concerns are also expected to be discussed.

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For more information contact Josh Campbell or Heather Oliver. 867-873-6995

available as Acrobat PDF Media Advisory 4th January, 2010