February 15th, 2018

Alexandre Boulerice, the NDP Environment Critic, is proposing changes to the bill on the new environmental assessment process. The bill comprised of 364 pages contains a number of measures, but also raises many questions. It is therefore necessary to split the bill to allow for a thorough review of its impacts.

February 16th, 2018

The leader of Canada’s NDP, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year:

February 16th, 2018

NDP MP from Vancouver East, Jenny Kwan, made the following statement in the House of Commons:

February 15th, 2018

In order to repeal an existing law in Canada’s Immigration Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), NDP Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Critic, Jenny Kwan, is tabling a private member’s bill to remove the discriminatory clause. As it stands, Section 38(1) (c) of the Act discriminates against people with disabilities by allowing for the rejection of an entire family of applicants if one individual has a disability or medical condition.

February 14th, 2018

This morning, the NDP Caucus elected Matthew Dubé (Beloeil – Chambly) as the new Caucus Chair, and Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West) as Vice-Chair

February 13th, 2018

NDP Agriculture and Agri-Food Critic, Alistair MacGregor, NDP Agriculture and Agri-Food Deputy Critic, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, and NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement:

February 13th, 2018

Today, NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) introduced a bill to amend several acts that discriminate against seniors. The federal government currently denies surviving spouse pensions to the military, Members of Parliament, judges, employees of Crown Corporations, public servants and employees of the RCMP if the retiree entered a spousal relationship after age 60.

February 13th, 2018

On Tuesday, the NDP submitted its priorities for the upcoming federal budget, targeting growing inequality between the wealthiest in society and everyone else. NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, and Finance Critic Peter Julian unveiled the party’s proposals which include closing tax loopholes for the super-rich and investing the recovered revenue to lower the cost of prescription drugs for all Canadians.

February 8th, 2018

NDP announces opposition motion to give the government the opportunity to keep its promise on eliminating the stock-option loophole by including the measure in their Budget 2018.   

February 7th, 2018

Three decades of work by Indigenous Peoples around the world was recognized today when the House of Commons adopted Bill-C-262 at second reading. This bill will finally align Canadian law with fundamental human rights and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

February 6th, 2018

New Democrat Hélène Laverdière presents petition on illegal settlements signed by nearly 4000 Canadians.

February 5th, 2018

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Canada Post Critic, Irene Mathyssen, put forward motion M-166, calling on the Liberals to strike a special committee with the purpose of examining and recommending a plan for a federal postal banking system administered under the Canada Post Corporation.

February 3rd, 2018

NDP Critic for Women’s Equality, Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith) made the following statement:

February 2nd, 2018

OTTAWA – After the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled a fourth compliance order against the Liberal government, NDP Indigenous Affairs (youth) Critic Charlie Angus called on Minister Philpott to make public the funding gap the Liberal government has been ordered to correct.

February 2nd, 2018

NDP Critic for Multiculturalism, Jenny Kwan (Vancouver-East) made the following statement regarding the study stemming from Motion M-103:

February 2nd, 2018

The NDP Critic for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Brian Masse, released the following statement:

February 1st, 2018

OTTAWA – Today marks the one-year anniversary of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s broken promise to make the 2015 federal election the last election held under first-past-the-post. In response, the NDP’s BC Liaison and Democratic Reform Critic, Nathan Cullen, stood with stakeholders to remind disappointed Canadians that they can put the issue back on the ballot box in 2019.

February 1st, 2018

NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement in recognition of Black History Month in Canada:

January 31st, 2018

NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, made this statement following the government’s announcement to officially recognizing the International Decade for People of African descent: 

January 31st, 2018

OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has completed his shadow cabinet shuffle which began last week during the caucus retreat. With these changes, the NDP aims to maximize its parliamentary team’s efforts to fight economic and social inequality.

January 31st, 2018

OTTAWA – New Democrats are renewing calls on the Liberal government to end pension theft. The NDP has proposed legislation that would protect the pensions workers and retirees have earned. Meanwhile, to date, the Liberals refuse to act to help workers beyond “monitoring the situation”.

January 29th, 2018

NDP Parliamentary Leader, Guy Caron, made a speech in the House of Commons on the 1st anniversary of the mosque shooting in Quebec.

January 25th, 2018

OTTAWA – Thursday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made some key changes to his senior team as the party targets growing economic inequality for the upcoming Parliamentary session.

January 23rd, 2018

NDP Public Safety Critic, Matthew Dubé, made the following statement:

January 23rd, 2018

NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement:

January 22nd, 2018

OTTAWA – NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey is renewing calls for Minister Freeland to be open and transparent with Canadians as the sixth round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations takes place in Montreal. Ramsey has put forward a motion to the Standing Committee on International Trade inviting the Minister to share the government’s contingency plans if President Trump decides to withdraw from the talks and the free trade agreement.

January 19th, 2018

NDP Seniors Critic, Rachel Blaney, and NDP Families, Children and Social Development Critic, Brigitte Sansoucy, made the following statement on the Liberal government not retroactively enrolling eligible seniors for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS):

January 20th, 2018

Sheila Malcolmson, NDP Critic for the Status of Women, made the following statement:

January 18th, 2018

New Democrats welcome yesterday’s decision by the BC Supreme Court which ruled that indefinite solitary confinement is unconstitutional in federal prisons across Canada. Advocacy groups successfully argued in court that this practice constitutes cruel and unusual punishment and violates the Charter-protected rights to life, security of the person, and equality under the law, since the practice discriminates against mentally ill and Indigenous prisoners.

January 17th, 2018

OTTAWA — New Democrats welcome today’s announcement that the government will establish a new office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise. However, we are concerned that the structure of this new office may not meet the standards promised by the Liberals during the last election.

January 16th, 2018

NDP Parliamentary Leader, Guy Caron, made the following statement:

January 15th, 2018

NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, Helene Laverdière, released the following statement:

January 14th, 2018

NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, issued the following statement in recognition of the festival of Thai Pongal:

January 12th, 2018

NDP Health Critic, Don Davies, made the following statement:

January 11th, 2018

OTTAWA – In light of recent news reports, NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey is once again renewing calls for transparency from the Liberal government on the status of NAFTA trade renegotiations. The Liberal government must be upfront on how they plan to directly support Canadian businesses and workers if the deal collapses.

January 11th, 2018

NDP Democratic Reform Critics Nathan Cullen and Alexandre Boulerice issued the following statement:

January 10th, 2018

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Innovation Critic Brian Masse is calling on the Parliamentary Committee on Industry Science and Technology (INDU) to study the recent Apple iPhone battery scandal. Apple recently acknowledged that the performance of the iPhone 6 or older was deliberately slowed down in a recent Operating System software update.

January 10th, 2018

TIMMINS - The NDP is calling on Minister Bennett to come clean over her department’s ongoing vendetta against survivors of St. Anne’s Residential School. Justice Paul Perrell in a January 4th Ontario Superior court ruling stated that the government’s tactic of going after two St. Anne’s Residential School survivors for court costs amounts to a “settling of scores.”