(Anne Minh-Thu Quach) – The Trudeau government is hiding behind its image as a great defender of the environment and friend to First Nations. Everyone was impressed by the government’s key role in the Paris climate change summit in 2015. Yet, since the Paris Agreement was signed, the Trudeau government has broken every one of its commitments. Canada can and must do better so that our children, and their children in turn, can inherit a healthy environment.
January 30th, 2017
ANNE MINH-THU QUACH STATEMENT ON THE TERROR ATTACK IN QUEBEC CITY
January 28th, 2017
Statement for the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, the Tet festival
November 21st, 2016
Engaging young people in political life is everybody’s business
March 9th, 2016
KATHRYN SPIRIT: MP ANNE QUACH AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS ARE TAKING ACTION
March 23rd, 2015
Why I will be voting against the new “anti-terrorism” legislation
In a previous column, I called for the spirit of dialogue and goodwill the emerged following the attacks of October 22nd to win out over any hasty efforts to tighten up security legislation. Unfortunately, rather than show leadership, the Conservatives have exploited the climate of fear that has been present as they chose to introduce their freedom-stifling Bill C-51.
January 20th, 2015
Make 2015 the last unfair election
Last month, my colleague Craig Scott, the NDP’s Democratic Reform Critic, tabled a motion that received the support of Green Party and independent MPs. They joined with the NDP in demanding that 2015 be the last unfair election. The NDP is proposing to change the electoral system and leave behind the “winner takes all” approach in favour of a mixed-member proportional representation system.
November 17th, 2014
One should not have to choose between public safety or civil liberties
On October 22, 2014, shortly before 10 a.m., a man murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo in cowardly fashion at Ottawa’s cenotaph. He then continued on to Parliament, where he was shot dead by the Sergeant-at-Arms, Kevin Vickers. In a few minutes’ time, the gunman attacked two important national symbols: the National War Memorial, which commemorates those who fell defending our values and our rights, and Parliament, the heart of our democratic system.
September 26th, 2014
Bring back the federal minimum wage and reduce social inequality
November 29th, 2013
Women Still Have a Long Road Ahead
By Anne Minh-Thu Quach
During the by‑election in the federal riding of Bourassa, I had an opportunity to attend a conference by and for women, organized by New Democrat Stéphane Moraille, the only female candidate in the riding. The opinion was unanimous: despite the numerous achievements of the past century, we still have a long way to go to achieve gender equality.
October 24th, 2013
EI reform a disaster for employers and workers alike
July 24th, 2013
Take advantage of the tourism season… differently!
By Anne Minh-Thu Quach
When planning our leisure time or our vacations, we think about the fun we’ll have. We wonder about the weather forecast, but we rarely think about the impact of our activities on the environment. Yet between global warming and the desire to have a healthy lifestyle, more and more Canadians are embracing ecotourism.
June 25th, 2013
Grow the Local Economy by Eating Locally
April 26th, 2013
The Photo Contest Continues!
Do you like taking photos and want to share the beauty of the riding of Beauharnois-Salaberry? Then this contest is for you! MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach is looking for photos of landscapes, faces and activities in the region. Open to everyone, the purpose of this contest is to promote the artistic talents of the citizens of Beauharnois-Salaberry, as well as the beauty of their region. The winner will receive a gift basket full of local products. The winning photo, as well as those of the finalists, will also be presented in an exhibition organized by the MP at the Musée de société des Deux-Rives (MUSO). Don’t miss this opportunity to share your talent and remember to be original!
March 22nd, 2013
We must save experimental lakes
The Conservative government’s contempt for science has just claimed a new victim.
This time, the target is the experimental lakes program, initiated in northwestern Ontario half a century ago and world-renowned for its excellent work. The Conservatives recently announced they were cutting funding to the program, which will close its doors in March 2013.
February 22nd, 2013
The human cost of employment insurance reforms
Much has been said about the Harper government’s senseless employment insurance reforms. Their negative impact on the economy of several regions has been criticized by experts and businesspeople. However, little has been said about the devastating impact of the EI reforms on the lives of thousands of honest workers.
February 8th, 2013
Canada Not Ready For an Oil Spill
Everyone remembers the environmental crisis just under three years ago in the Gulf of Mexico, following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. This tragic incident – with 11 workers lost and hundreds of millions of litres of petroleum spilled in the ocean – should have sounded an alarm for the Canadian government.
February 6th, 2013
MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach’s Winter Photo Contest
Do you like taking photos and want to share the winter beauty of the riding of Beauharnois-Salaberry? Then this contest is for you! MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach is looking for winter photos of landscapes and faces in the region. Open to everyone, the purpose of this contest is to promote the artistic talents of the citizens of Beauharnois-Salaberry, as well as the beauty of their region. As well as winning a gift basket full of local products, the winner’s photo will be used for the Member’s 2013 Christmas card. The winning photos, as well as those of the finalists, will also be presented in an exhibition organized by the MP at the Musée de société des Deux-Rives (MUSO). Don’t miss this opportunity to share your talent and remember to be original!
June 20th, 2012
Rio + 20 blog
(12:00) The Environment minister's speech was a bit misleading (#understatementoftheyear). "We're going to attain our GES targets". First of all, their GES targets (17% reduction between 2005 and 2020) are much smaller than Kyoto's. And both the Environment and sustainable development commissionner and the National Rountable of the Environment and the Economy said they'd miss there targets (by a lot). The Environmental commisionner said that instead of a reduction of 17%...we'll probably see an increase by about 7%. Shame.
March 30th, 2012
Link To Online Version Of The Budget
Highlights:The age of eligibility for old age security will pass from 65 to 67 years old for all those born after 1958 Health transfers to provinces will be reduced Approval processes for resource development projects (oil, gas, mines, etc.) will be shortened and weakened CBC and Radio-Canada lose 10% of their budgets and over 600 jobs National Film Board loses over 40 jobs and 10% of its budget Large reductions in aide to developing countries Scrapping of the Katimavik youth development program Nothing for public transit, affordable housing or integrating new Canadians