Today, the Conservatives ended nearly a decade of unnecessary delays and allowed Omar Khadr to serve out the remainder of his sentence in Canada. Canada is the last Western country to repatriate their citizens from the discredited Guantanamo prison system.
It is a pleasure for me to be here today to discuss how we can work together to build a strong, balanced, 21st century Canadian economy.
Following the release of a study by the Privacy Commissioner revealing data leakages by six of Canada’s most popular websites, New Democrat Digital Affairs Critic Charmaine Borg (Terrebonne-Blainville) is calling on the Conservative government to catch up with new digital realities.
Supported by thousands of Canadians, New Democrats once again urged the Conservatives to reverse cuts to the Experimental Lakes Area.
As the first hour of debate in the House on motion M-381 approaches, New Democrat MP François Lapointe (Montmagny-L’Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup) called for an industrial restructuring plan for the economies of regions that still depend on asbestos mining.
Fifty years ago, the party of Tommy Douglas brought Medicare to Canada. Today, the New Democrats remain committed to showing the same leadership and ensuring the sustainability of Canada’s healthcare system. That is why the NDP is organizing public consultations on the future of free, universal healthcare in our country.
As Canadians across the country are confronted with new Employment Insurance rules, New Democrats are calling for the Human Resources Committee to study the issue, in order to ensure that the new rules work for Canadians.
Today, New Democrats led the way as Parliament chose to uphold women’s rights by voting against the Conservative motion to reopen the abortion debate.
The Conservatives invited two witnesses to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration today from the Canadian Immigration Report, an organisation associating itself with racists and hate groups.
New Democrat MP and Treasury Board critic Mathieu Ravignat (Pontiac) is calling for a quick review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act.
The gutting of Canadian Environmental Assessment Act through the Conservative budget bill, Bill C-38, has already had tangible negative consequences on sensitive ecological areas.
Today, the Conservatives once again chose to tell Canadians they’re on their own to face the turbulent global economy by voting against the New Democrat motion to get the country back on track.
Jewish families will be gathered today to observe Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This is a day for reflection and prayer, a time for repentance and forgiveness.
When asked during Question Period today why the Access to Information system has ground to a virtual halt under the Conservatives, the Treasury Board President bragged:
On behalf of all New Democrat MPs, I would like to offer my support to the families and loved ones of workers trapped underground after a fire at a potash mine in Rocanville, Saskatchewan, who are undoubtedly experiencing a difficult and distressing time.
In advance of this Wednesday’s vote on the Conservative motion to reopen the abortion debate, New Democrats reiterated their commitment to protect women’s right to choose, as well as their right to accessible and safe abortion services.
In the face of the dramatic melting of the polar ice cap, New Democrats are calling on the federal government to stop denying evidence and take action to address the dramatic melting of Arctic ice.
Today is the International Day of Peace, a day the General Assembly of the United Nations chose to honour the memory of the victims of armed conflicts and strive to achieve sustainable peace.
Under the weight of simple yes or no questions, it seems BC Conservatives collapse under the pressure. The following video of a BC Conservative MP running away from accountability speaks for itself.
New Democrats welcome the government’s decision to preserve the current owner operator policies for the East Coast.
Today, the Liberal Party was trumpeting its fiscal record.
Recently announced cuts to the Business Risk Management (BRM) programs will take millions of dollars out of the pockets of Canadian farmers. New Democrats are calling on the Conservatives to reverse these drastic measures in order to ensure that farmers have the backstop they need when they encounter tough times.
As part of the day of recognition for Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Parliament, this afternoon in the House of Commons New Democrats congratulated athletes on their exceptional performance at the London Games.
New Democrats are calling on the Conservatives to give all residential school survivors the chance to tell their story. With the deadline looming, the NDP is asking Minister of Aboriginal Affairs to provide more time for those eligible to submit their applications to the Independent Assessment Process.
Following the discovery that the Canada Revenue Agency mistakenly applied changes to the Child Tax Benefit six months too early, the NDP is calling on the Minister to formally apologise and ensure that the short-changed families are reimbursed.
In a speech to his caucus today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said New Democrats will continue holding the Conservatives to account for their inaction and incompetence when it comes to the economy.
No longer willing to put up with traffic gridlock and inadequate public transit, more and more mayors, city councils and groups across Canada are calling for a National Transit Strategy.
On Monday, the Conservative Government quietly tabled the final report on this summer’s committee hearing into Co-operatives – a fitting end, given the apathy the Harper government has shown towards this vital economic sector.
On behalf of New Democrats, I offer my sincere congratulations to Joe Comartin (Windsor-Tecumseh) on being selected the new Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
The Conservatives have a secret plan to impose a carbon tax.
On International Democracy Day, the NDP wants to remind Canadians about the Stephen Harper Conservative government’s abysmal record on democracy.
As Jewish families gather this weekend in celebration and reflection, I would like to offer my best wishes on behalf of the NDP to all those observing Rosh Hashanah. This holiday is an opportunity for families to remember the past and rejoice in the year to come.
OTTAWA – The NDP congratulated the Competition Bureau today for its decision to prosecute Canada’s three telecommunications giants for allegedly misleading advertisements about free text messaging services.
Tom Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition and the New Democratic Party of Canada, was sworn in as a member of the Privy Council of Canada at an event at Rideau Hall today.
I learned with great sadness of the passing of former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed.
OTTAWA – The latest round of Conservative service cuts could have dire consequences for Canadians, New Democrats warned today.
St. JOHN’S – NDP Defence Critic Jack Harris called again for the Government of Canada to hand over information to the Military Police Complaints Commission as part of their inquiry into the death of Corporal Stuart Langridge.
OTTAWA – Canada's growing trade deficit is ringing alarm bells, says Official Opposition Trade Critic Don Davies.
Today I was saddened to learn of the violent attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens along with three embassy staff. New Democrats unequivocally condemn this brutal and senseless act of terrorism.
Today’s release of the first Canadian Infrastructure Report Card by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) shows that overburdened cities need the federal government to commit to adequate infrastructure funding to tackle deteriorating municipal roads and water systems.
It is with great sadness that we remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and the innocent victims of these attacks, including 24 Canadians. Our thoughts are with all those who lost a loved one that day.
Today, a superior court ruled Conservatives acted unconstitutionally by attempting to unilaterally destroy gun registry data.
New Democrats welcome today’s decision by the Quebec Superior Court preventing the Conservative government from destroying gun data records.
New Democrats are sending their thoughts and support today to those who have been displaced by Hurricane Leslie. The hurricane has hit landfall on the east coast and has forced several families in central Nova Scotia to evacuate their homes while others have found themselves stranded. The storm is expected to affect coastal communities throughout Atlantic Canada.
The CRTC delivered a rebuke to the Conservative Party yesterday for its questionable fundraising practices. The latest Conservative violation of the rules is shining a spotlight on their record of dirty tricks when it comes to fundraising tactics.
New Democrats are calling on the government to respect parliament’s commitment to allow conscientious objectors to the U.S. war in Iraq to remain in Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.
Just after his plane took off for a trip to Russia, Stephen Harper quietly appointed five more unelected and unaccountable friends to the Senate. Despite failing to pass any Senate reforms, he has pushed Conservative appointments to the upper chamber to over fifty.
SURREY – New Democrats are calling on the government to respect parliament’s commitment to allow conscientious objectors to the U.S. war in Iraq to remain in Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.
ST. JOHN’S – Long overdue emissions regulations for the coal-fired electricity sector announced today fall far short of what Conservatives originally promised and are a huge disappointment for Canadians, according to the NDP.
We have all been shaken by the events that occurred last night at the Metropolis.
As we mark Labour Day, we remember the working women and men who built this country and we honour the important contributions of the labour movement to Canadian society.