September 30th, 2016

Just weeks shy of their one year anniversary, the Liberals have left a trail of disappointed Canadians who thought they were getting change – but instead were served up more of the same.

September 29th, 2016

Canada is now the second-largest arms dealer to the Middle East, including to countries with poor human rights records like Libya, Sudan and Saudi Arabia - but there is currently no parliamentary oversight of Canadian arms exports.

September 28th, 2016

OTTAWA – New Democrats are disappointed by the government’s decision to vote against anti-scab bill C-234. The Liberal government is refusing to respect the right to free collective bargaining and to modernize the Canadian Labour Code.

September 28th, 2016

New Democrats move to create a committee to oversee all current and future Canadian arms exports

September 28th, 2016

OTTAWA – The NDP is urging the Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale to end the ministerial directive, which permits the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to use information derived from torture.

September 27th, 2016

OTTAWA –The NDP is calling on the government to respect the right to free collective bargaining by supporting Bill C-234, the anti-scab legislation. New Democrats believe it’s time to modernize the Canadian Labour Code by banning replacement workers as well as schemes to circumvent the law, such as teleworking.

September 27th, 2016

OTTAWA- On Tuesday, NDP Critic for Environment and Climate Change, Linda Duncan (Edmonton-Strathcona), tabled a Private Member’s Bill to strengthen the regulation of dangerous goods shipped by rail.

September 26th, 2016

OTTAWA – On Monday, NDP MP Randall Garrison (Esquimalt – Saanich – Sooke), introduced a Private Members Bill to repeal C-51, the dangerous and ineffective legislation rushed through Parliament by the former Conservative government.

September 22nd, 2016

OTTAWA – NDP Health Critic, Don Davies (Vancouver – Kingsway) has secured a key study of the opioid crisis in Canada. Davies won unanimous support from his colleagues when he put forward a motion calling on the Standing Committee on Health to make recommendations for dealing with the growing opioid crisis.

September 22nd, 2016

OTTAWA – Yesterday a majority of Liberal MPs voted to defeat NDP MP Brian Masse’s (Windsor West) Bill C-221 that would have allowed Canadians to place wagers on single sporting events, which is currently illegal in Canada.

September 20th, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised a new era of reconciliation and nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples.

September 16th, 2016

Erin Weir, NDP Critic for Public Services, made the following statement: "This resignation is a very troubling development and raises many concerns regarding Statistics Canada. The Liberals promised, in black and white, to restore Statistics Canada's independence. It's clear from Mr. Smith’s comments that the current Liberal government is responsible for compromising that independence.

September 16th, 2016

OTTAWA – As the Global Fund conference kicks off in Montreal today, New Democrats are urging the Liberal government to do step up their commitment to international aid. The Global Fund, founded in 2002, is a partnership between governments, civil society, and the private sector to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

September 15th, 2016

MONTREAL – Following their fall strategy meeting, New Democrat MPs laid out their plan to hold the Liberal government to account during the upcoming parliamentary session.

September 15th, 2016

MONTREAL – Following their fall strategy meeting, New Democrat MPs laid out their plan to hold the Liberal government to account during the upcoming parliamentary session.

September 12th, 2016

OTTAWA –The New Democratic Party has selected former Oxfam Canada Executive Director, Robert Fox, as its new National Director. Fox will begin his work today at the Party’s national headquarters in Ottawa.

September 7th, 2016

The NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, Hélène Laverdière (Laurier–Sainte-Marie), and the NDP Critic for International Development, Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières), issued the following statement:

September 7th, 2016

OTTAWA- Amid new reports of Canadian arms exported to countries with poor human rights records; New Democrats are renewing their call for a Parliamentary body to examine arms exports.

September 6th, 2016

OTTAWA – As students begin their school year across Canada, Indigenous students are once again returning to find broken promises from the Liberal Government. During last year's election, the Prime Minister made very clear commitments to fund First Nations education, yet students have still been shortchanged by a billion dollars.

September 5th, 2016

Sheri Benson, MP for Saskatoon West and NDP Labour Critic made the following statement on Labour Day: