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February 7th, 2017

Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

Ms. Tracey Ramsey (Essex, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Bill C-31 at third reading. As my hon. colleagues will know, the New Democratic Party supported the bill at second reading, and we intend to continue supporting it at third reading.

February 3rd, 2017

Tracey asks government for immediate action on opioids crisis

"Mr. Speaker, not only is the opioid crisis taking lives and destroying families in Canadian cities, but this public health emergency is also impacting smaller communities, like the ones in my riding in Essex County, at an unprecedented rate.

January 31st, 2017

MP Ramsey debates Canada's response to Trump's immigration ban

Mr. Speaker, I want to first thank the Speaker for granting this debate tonight. It is a very important debate.

December 12th, 2016

NDP MP condemns 3,000 seafarer jobs lost under CETA

Today in the House of Commons, NDP International Trade critic Tracey Ramsey (Essex) demanded answers from the federal Liberals following claims that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will cost thousands of good paying Canadian Seafarer jobs.

May 30th, 2016

Tracey calls for a National Auto Strategy

"Mr. Speaker, southwestern Ontario is the heart of Canada's auto sector, providing good jobs for tens of thousands of families in our communities. However, over the past decade, Canada has lost over 400,000 manufacturing jobs, with over 260,000 of those lost in Ontario.

March 24th, 2016

Tracey asks why Liberal budget ignores farmers (Mar. 24, 2016)

Mr. Speaker, there they go, a lofty campaign promise on health, another Liberal promise broken.

March 8th, 2016

Statement in the House of Commons on International Women's Day

Mr. Speaker, today we celebrate International Women's Day, a global day recognizing the economic, political, and social achievements of all women.

March 7th, 2016

Tracey asks about ISDS in CETA and TPP

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister promised to be open and transparent on trade deals, but his government's approach is anything but open. Canadians are concerned about CETA and the TPP. Investor state provisions will have big implications for Canadians, affecting everything from environmental protection and labour rights to drug costs.

February 25th, 2016

Tracey's Speech on Making EI Work For Canadians

Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time today with the member for Windsor West.

February 17th, 2016

Tracey raises concerns about the impact of the TPP on Canadians

Mr. Speaker, I have had lots of Canadians telling me they are worried about the TPP. They are worried about their jobs, about impacts on environmental regulations, and about rising drug costs. The CEO of Ford Canada said "...there will be no positive outcome for Canadian manufacturing".

February 5th, 2016

Tracey speaks on NDP motion for pay equity legislation

I would like to thank the hon. member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith for introducing the motion before us in the House of Commons today, which is so worthy of our collective attention and action. The motion tabled by my colleague is quite lengthy, but in summary it calls on the government to recognize pay equity as a fundamental human right, to implement the recommendations of the 2004 pay equity task force report, to restore the right to pay equity in the public service, and to strike a special committee of MPs to conduct hearings on pay equity and to propose proactive pay equity legislation.

February 4th, 2016

Question on the Legtimacy of TPP Consulations

Mr. Speaker, the trade minister just signed the TPP, which will cost tens of thousands of good jobs across Canada. This deal was negotiated in secret and many Canadians still are not aware of the details, but the more they learn, the more they oppose the TPP. Maybe that is the reason the minister rushed to sign it without consulting Canadians and without any study of the economic impacts.

February 3rd, 2016

Statement on women seeking employment equity

Just a few weeks ago, a group from the Windsor and Essex region, including Terry Weymouth, Nour Fawaz, and Dan Brown, produced a short video encouraging more women to pursue work in fields that were greatly under-represented by women, such as trades.

February 3rd, 2016

Tracey Asks Why the TPP is Being Signed with no Impact Study

Mr. Speaker, it is outrageous that the government will not study the impact of the TPP before signing on the dotted line, but we know that the deal would have serious consequences for Canadians: tens of thousands of jobs lost, higher drug costs, stifled innovation, rising inequality.

February 2nd, 2016

Question about temporary foreign worker loopholes in the TPP

Mr. Speaker, dairy producers are not the only ones to lose under this job-killing deal. The TPP would also expand loopholes to bring in temporary foreign workers with no regard for the impact on Canadian jobs and wages. The Conservatives allowed rampant abuse of the temporary foreign worker program on their watch and now the Liberals are about to make matters even worse.

February 1st, 2016

Tracey Asks about a TPP Impact Study

Mr. Speaker, this week the trade minister plans to sign on to the job-killing TPP trade deal, even though the government has admitted it has no economic impact study. Would the minister sign a mortgage without knowing the interest rate?

January 29th, 2016

Supporting small business job creation

In debate on the speech from the throne, Tracey called on the government to take action in support of job-creating small businesses:

January 25th, 2016

NDP calls on Liberals to reject job-killing TPP

Today in the House of Commons, NDP International Trade critic Tracey Ramsey (Essex) called on the federal Liberal government to stand up for Canadian jobs instead of signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as it stands.

January 25th, 2016

Tracey Questions the Government's Plan to Sign the TPP

Mr. Speaker, a new study reveals the TPP will cost 58,000 jobs and worsen income inequality. Many of the jobs at risk are in my community and others like it throughout southern Ontario. In spite of the reality for these families, the minister tries to hide behind technicalities, but it is simple. If she does not support the deal, why would she sign it? Therefore, will the minister stand up for Canadian jobs, or will she sign the Conservative's bad deal?

December 14th, 2015

MP Tracey Ramsey delivers maiden speech in Parliament

Tracey Ramsey, the newly elected Member of Parliament for Essex, had a busy week in Ottawa, delivering her maiden speech in the House of Commons, as well as asking the government about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Question Period and making her first member’s statement.

December 11th, 2015

Statement celebrating local farmers in Parliament

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the people of Essex for trusting me to represent them in Ottawa. I will work hard every day to be a strong voice for their priorities.

December 8th, 2015

Tracey Questions the Government on TPP

Mr. Speaker, during the campaign the Liberals promised to consult the public on TPP before taking any position, but the Prime Minister has reportedly promised world leaders he will sign the Conservative-negotiated deal. People in southwestern Ontario whose jobs are on the line want to know when they will be consulted. They want a government that will stand up for their jobs.