2012 08 30
Lack of transparency in Nexen takeover
Conservatives must conduct public review of deal

The secrecy surrounding the approval of Nexen’s takeover by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is of growing concern for Canadians. While the Conservative government has refused to provide clear information about the potential benefits of this foreign takeover, it has been revealed that Conservative insiders acted as lobbyists for the transaction.

2012 08 28
Conservative cuts threaten Canadian science and research
NDP report details repercussions to major research facilities

The consequences of the Conservative cuts to Canadian science and research are outlined in a report released today by the NDP. The study focuses on the elimination of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Major Resources Support (MRS) Program.

2012 08 24
Statement from the New Democratic Party Leader on Ukrainian Independence Day

On behalf of my party, caucus and staff, I extend best wishes to the people of Ukraine as they celebrate Independence Day. 

2012 08 23
Statement from Victoria MP Denise Savoie on her resignation

I am announcing today that, effective August 31st; I will be resigning as the Member of Parliament for Victoria.  I want to explain the reasons that led me to this announcement, and then reflect about my experience in federal politics since January 2006.

2012 08 23
Conservatives must stop depriving remote communities from resources windfall
Chow Exhorts Conservatives to Share Royalties to Fill Infrastructure Deficit in Norman Wells

OTTAWA – NDP Transport and Infrastructure Critic Olivia Chow lamented today that, although the Conservative government is deriving substantive gains from the exploitation of natural resources, remote communities are left without their fair share in the face of mounting infrastructure problems.

2012 08 16
NDP call for proper review of Nexen takeover
NDP MPs Julian and LeBlanc concerned with the Conservatives’ reckless approach

NDP Industry critic, Hélène LeBlanc (LaSalle‒Émard), and Natural Resources and Energy critic, Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster), are concerned about the Conservatives’ refusal to have a parliamentary committee study the offer made by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation to purchase the Nexen Oil Company.

2012 08 15
Statement by NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar on India’s Independence Day

On behalf of my party, caucus and staff, I extend best wishes to the people of India as they celebrate Independence Day. 

2012 08 14
Statement by New Democrat Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar on Pakistan’s Independence Day

On behalf of my party, caucus and staff, I extend best wishes to the people of Pakistan as they celebrate their 65th Independence Day. 

2012 08 10
Big July job losses threaten recovery
Harper Conservatives ignore economic warning signs as 1.4 million now jobless

TORONTO – A rising unemployment rate and job losses across the country are the latest evidence our economy is shakier than Conservatives claim, according to New Democrat Finance critic Peggy Nash.

2012 08 10
Conservative F-35 accountability moving forward … at a turtle’s pace

The pitiful saga of Conservative mismanagement of the F-35 purchase continues apace.

2012 08 10
NDP MP Jasbir Sandhu attends Sikh funerals in Oak Creek, WI

OAK CREEK, WI – In solidarity and support with the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, NDP MP Jasbir Sandhu (Surrey North) attended the funerals for the victims of the shooting at the local Gurduara.

2012 08 08
Conservatives still failing on the environment
Lack of federal leadership costly to Canada’s environment and economy

OTTAWA – An Environment Canada report released today confirms that the Conservatives are failing to take action to meet even their own goals for greenhouse gas emission reductions. The report notes that the federal government played almost no role in bringing the country closer to the 2020 goals.

2012 08 06
NDP MPs react to tragic shooting at a Sikh Gurduara in Wisconsin, U.S.

On behalf of all New Democrats, NDP MPs offer condolences in the wake of the horrendous and hateful shooting at a Sikh Gurduara in the US.

2012 08 03
Sims to Kenney: focus on reuniting families, not bullying critics

OTTAWA – An open letter from more than 80 members of the legal profession specializing in immigration that condemns Jason Kenney’s attempt to muzzle criticism is proof that the Minister has his priorities wrong, according to the NDP.

2012 08 02
Jason Kenney’s fake concern for lawyers

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration was recently rebuked by the Law Society of Upper Canada after his office tried to silence a lawyer for suggesting Jason Kenney played a role in British citizen Conrad Black’s return to Canada.

2012 08 01
Ruling shows Conservatives mishandled Attawapiskat crisis
Scathing judgment calls response to humanitarian crisis “unreasonable in all the circumstances”

OTTAWA – Today’s federal court ruling is an indictment of the Conservatives’ mishandling of the humanitarian crisis in Attawapiskat – and vindication for the community, according to the NDP.