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 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 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 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 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 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.