December 3rd, 2016

NDP critic for Persons with Disabilities Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor-Tecumseh) made the following statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities:

December 2nd, 2016

OTTAWA – Today, New Democrat Members of Parliament sent a clear message that many Canadians stand with Standing Rock, the Native American community fighting to protect their land and their environment against the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

December 1st, 2016

New Democrat Critic Health Critic, Don Davies, made the following statement:

December 1st, 2016

OTTAWA – The Special Committee on Electoral Reform released its final report Thursday morning, which makes a historic recommendation of a Proportional Representation voting system for Canada.

November 29th, 2016

Many British Columbians voted for the Liberals with the belief that they would not approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline under Stephen Harper’s broken review process.

November 29th, 2016

OTTAWA – Today, Justin Trudeau betrayed a clear commitment that he made to British Columbians during the campaign that the Kinder Morgan pipeline would not be approved under the Conservative’s broken review process.

November 29th, 2016

OTTAWA – Today’s Auditor General Report revealed that once again departmental inefficiencies within the Federal Government are failing Canadians. The report highlights many problems that, as the Auditor points out have been raised in the past but are getting worse, including no up-to-date regulatory framework for passenger vehicle safety which puts Canadians lives at risk and recruitment issues within the Canadian forces specifically for female candidates.

November 29th, 2016

OTTAWA — Pressure is growing on the government to accept changes to Bill C-22 after a string of experts have backed NDP amendments that would expand the powers of the new security watchdog.

November 25th, 2016

NDP Critic for the Status of Women, Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo-Ladysmith), made the following statement on the United Nations International Day to End Violence Against Women :

November 23rd, 2016

OTTAWA — Today in the Finance Committee, the Liberals refused to support NDP amendments to the proposed CPP legislation which would have ensured that women and people living with disabilities are not unfairly penalized. Additionally, Liberal MPs shut down debate in a desperate move to avoid a motion that would have called on the government to fix this bill.

November 18th, 2016

NDP Critic for LGBTQ issues, Randall Garrison (Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke, issued the following statement:

November 18th, 2016

OTTAWA — The NDP announced they will be introducing amendments to the Liberal legislation on enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan in order to fix a provision that penalizes women and people living with disabilities.

November 14th, 2016

OTTAWA — Women and people living with disabilities will be penalized under the planned expansion of Canada Pension Plan benefits if the Liberals don’t fix serious omissions in proposed legislation that will be debated today.

November 11th, 2016

NDP Veterans Affairs Critic, Irene Mathyssen, made the following statement on Remembrance Day:

November 10th, 2016

OTTAWA – The NDP is criticizing the Liberal compensation plan for losses to the dairy industry caused by CETA. After abandoning dairy farmers on the issues of diafiltered milk and the Duties Relief Program, the Liberal government is being called out for failing to deliver the compensation it promised for the industry’s CETA-related losses.

November 8th, 2016

NDP Democratic Reform Critic Nathan Cullen (Skeena–Bulkley Valley) and Deputy Democratic Reform Critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie) issued the following statement on the results of the Prince Edward Island plebiscite to adopt a mixed-member proportional voting system:

November 8th, 2016

OTTAWA – The NDP is questioning the Liberal government’s commitment to the electoral reform process led by the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, following the discovery of a mail program from Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef.

November 4th, 2016

Today, the NDP is calling on the Federal government to explain its role in the circumstances that led to a Federal court ruling that CSIS has been illegally storing information on untold numbers of ordinary Canadians who pose no threat for over a decade.

November 3rd, 2016

OTTAWA — Yesterday, NDP Veterans Affairs Critic Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe), along with NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni), introduced two bills that will amend discriminatory legislation impacting veterans and their families. 

November 1st, 2016

OTTAWA – The NDP is condemning the Liberal government for its scheme to privatize public infrastructure that will mean new tolls and user fees where there are none, and the hiking of fees where they already exist.

November 1st, 2016

NDP Indigenous Affairs Critic Charlie Angus (Timmins – James Bay) made the following statement following the adoption of his motion on ending discrimination against First Nations children.

November 1st, 2016

Irene Mathyssen, MP for London – Fanshawe and NDP Veterans Affairs Critic made the following statement on the Battle of Passchendaele: