Oshawa Conservative MP responds to We Are Oshawa campaign to save Canada Post

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OSHAWA – In late April, We Are Oshawa presented a resolution to Oshawa City Council in opposition to the planned cuts to Canada Post. Council unanimously adopted the resolution and forwarded it to other municipalities and our local Conservative MP, Colin Carrie. Colin Carrie responded with a letter to Oshawa City Council in which he condescendingly reminded council that Canada Post is an “arms-length Crown Corporation, and is solely responsible for its operations, including business and financial decisions.” He also points out that two thirds of Canadian households do not receive mail delivery at home and that taxpayers should not be expected to subsidize home delivery.

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NDP Leader Meets With We Are Oshawa, Discusses National Childcare Plan

Child_Care_Graphic.jpgOshawa, ON - Thomas Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party and the Official Opposition, met with We Are Oshawa executive members on Wednesday, August 20 about an important topic to the community: child care.  We Are Oshawa is launching a grassroots campaign called “Childcare: It’s Everyone’s Issue” including a September 6 rally and recently put the call to all federal and provincial parties and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections as an invitation to meet with representatives from the organization to discuss child care.

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Child Care: It's Everyone's Issue

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We Are Oshawa is launching a grassroots campaign on child care with a rally at Conservative MP Colin Carrie’s constituency office on Saturday, September 6th at 11AM.  Inspired by the national Rethink Child Care coalition, We Are Oshawa is planning to assemble over 300 mothers, fathers, supporters and their children at the rally, each representing about ten families on the wait list for subsidized child care in Durham Region.  We Are Oshawa is also putting out the call to all federal and provincial parties and candidates in the upcoming municipal elections as an invitation to meet with representatives from the organization to discuss child care

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Statement of Solidarity & Support with Ontario Health Coalition

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We Are Oshawa wishes to express solidarity with the Canadian Health Coalition and the Ontario Health Coalition in their fight to pressure the Harper Government to renew Canada’s National Health Accord.  At a recent general meeting, members of We Are Oshawa voted unanimously to issue a statement of support for the campaign to renew the National Health Accord.

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We Are Oshawa Makes a Splash in Ontario Election

Throughout the provincial election, We Are Oshawa worked in a variety of ways to push all parties to address issues such as poverty, education, and retirement security. 

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We Are Oshawa Confronts Jerry Ouellette at Chamber Debate

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Members of the citizen’s action group, We Are Oshawa, confronted Oshawa’s long time MPP, Jerry Ouellette, outside the $40-a-seat Oshawa Chamber of Commerce all-candidate debate on Thursday morning.  The group says it is unacceptable that Oshawa’s 19 year incumbent MPP chose not to show up to the People’s Debate that focused on social issues, such as retirement security and poverty, which was free and open to the public.  We Are Oshawa partnered with students to host the People’s Debate which was held at the Regent Theatre on May 29th

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Community group partners with students to host Oshawa Riding all-candidate debate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OSHAWA (May 15, 2014) – A local citizen action group, We Are Oshawa, is partnering with the Student Association at Durham College and UOIT and Drop Tuition UOIT, a grassroots student group, to host an Oshawa Riding all-candidate debate at the historic Regent Theatre on Thursday, May 29th at 6:30PM.  Dubbed, “The People’s Debate”, the organizers plan to focus the debate on social issues such as retirement security, post-secondary education, and poverty. 

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We Are Oshawa General Meeting: May 10th

Join us at 6:30PM at 115 Albert St

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We Are Oshawa is inviting you to our next General Meeting on Saturday, May 10th at 6:30PM.  We will be meeting at 115 Albert St (Steelworkers Hall).  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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We Are Oshawa Fights Cuts to Canada Post

Oshawa City Council joins the growing opposition to service cuts and job losses in our community

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OSHAWA (April 29th, 2014) – At Monday’s Oshawa Council meeting, members of the We Are Oshawa Executive Committee, Jesse Cullen and Jim Freeman, presented a delegation asking Oshawa City Council to call on the Harper Government to maintain door-to-door mail delivery and protect good paying jobs in our community.  We Are Oshawa, a grassroots, non-partisan citizens’ action group, organized a canvassing blitz on April 12 and 13 which garnered 383 signatures opposing the cuts to Canada Post postal services.

 

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We Are Oshawa Urgent Action

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You are invited to canvass with members of We Are Oshawa working to build opposition to the Harper Government’s decision to end door-to-door mail delivery onApril 12 & 13 from 10:45AM – 3PM.  We will be collecting as many petition signatures as possible which will be presented to Oshawa City Council seeking a resolution calling on the federal government to reverse this decision – and we need your help to reach our goal!  Please meet us at 115 Albert St at 10:45AM (Steelworkers Hall).

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