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Policy Issues: Finance Critic and Party

policy issues: The NDP's New Westminster Burnaby MP Peter Julian could play a key role in advocating for his party's policies, as he may stay on as the party's finance critic, according to Vancouver Courier. On September 16, Julian attended a Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event and was the NDP's representative addressing policy issues. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Oct. 23 that his minority government plans to govern on an issue-by-issue basis, and that he has no plans to enter into a coalition with any other party so that he can govern as though it has a majority. article continues below Trending Stories Trevor Linden to take part in Canucks jersey-retirement night for the Sedins'Bella Dolls' sex doll brothel has opened in Vancouver City fast-tracking East Vancouver detox and social housing complex IMAGES Vancouver inner city schools worry about losing services He will, however, be dependent primarily on continuing support from the NDP, which gained 24 seats a number that when combined with the Liberals' 157 seats provides for a majority of seats in the House of Commons. One of the points that Julian touched on was what he called his party's policy to reduce interchange fees that credit card companies charge retailers and other small-business owners each time they process customer transactions, Retail Council of Canada RCC director of government relations Greg Wilson told Business in Vancouver. Wilson estimated that, in total, Canadians pay 7 billion each year in interchange fees costs that trickle down to increase the price of goods. Wilson's organization has long advocated reducing those fees, which tend to add 1.5 per cent to the cost of transactions. ( As reported in the news.