David Emerson’s aerospace review clearly shows that the Conservative government isn’t doing enough to support this key sector of our economy, said New Democrats.
Today, the Conservative Party refused to listen to a majority of Canadians who support Bill C-398 which seeks to save lives by facilitating the export of medications to the developing world.
To all followers of the Sikh faith, I extend my best wishes during Gurpurab.
On behalf of New Democrats I would like to congratulate Mark Carney on being selected the governor of the Bank of England.
In order to eliminate all forms of violence against women, New Democrat MP Marie-Claude Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot) offered the NDP’s full support to YWCA Canada’s Rose Campaign.
New Democrats are pleased to join all Canadians in celebration of the 100thGrey Cup. This occasion marks a full century of excellence in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
On the heels of Dale Gann’s recent flip-flop on the issue of secondary sewage treatment, and the video distancing him from his party by calling him “a little bit conservative”, Stephen Harper’s Candidate in Victoria is now doubling down on his anti-Conservative strategy.
The Canadian government has the moral obligation to invest in affordable housing in its next budget, said NDP Housing critic Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet at the Annual Housing and Homelessness Conference in Halifax.
After months of working with local residents to oppose a massive quarry project that would have destroyed prime farmland and put the drinking water of nearly a million Canadians at risk, NDP MPs are pleased that this quarry application has been withdrawn.
Having witnessed in the field the appalling condition of the elementary school in the community of Manawan, two New Democrat MPs are urging the Conservative government to cancel the $430,000 cut to education for First Nations children.
Today, the Conservatives once again remained indifferent to an issue that affects too many Canadians and have missed an opportunity to take a leadership role in the fight against bullying.
With zero progress on the government’s 23-year old pledge to eradicate child poverty the NDP is urging the Conservatives to put aside reckless ideology and adopt Campaign 2000’s recommendations.
"New Democrats are very concerned about the escalation of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the potential for the deepening of the humanitarian crisis in the region.
The final report released by the Internal Review Panel set up to study the United Nation’s responses during the final days of the Sri Lankan civil war highlights the need for greater accountability, say New Democrats.
OTTAWA – New Democrat MPs sent an open letter to Canada Post today urging the corporation to respect the Supreme Court order issued a year ago requiring it to make equity payments to thousands of employees involved in the longest battle of its kind in Canada.
I would like to congratulate fellow Quebecer Georges St-Pierre on an amazing welterweight championship win on home turf in Montreal Saturday night.
PABINEAU FALLS – With its monster budget bill, the Conservative government is abandoning the protection of Canada’s navigable waters, said New Democrat MP Yvon Godin (Acadie-Bathurst).
Today the Prime Minister claimed his government would never raise taxes on Canadians. But what does his record reveal?
At a rare press availability today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was put on the hot seat about our struggling economy.
A Conservative decision to recklessly cut 19 Citizenship and Immigration offices and throw one third of the workers in the central call centre out of work has resulted in reduced service and higher government costs.
With the CBC/Radio-Canada licence up for renewal at the CRTC next week, NDP Heritage Critic Pierre Nantel (Longueuil – Pierre-Boucher) is urging the Conservatives to live up to their commitment to provide stable and adequate funding to our public broadcaster.
This week, Stephen Harper’s Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told a few fibs about corporate taxes, claiming the NDP had its figures wrong and his government is collecting more in corporate taxes than when they took power.
To all Canadians celebrating Ras el Am el Hijri I extend my warmest greetings and best wishes for the New Year.
New Democrats are very concerned by the recent escalation of tensions in Gaza and Israel. We call on all sides to exercise restraint and respect international humanitarian law obligations to protect civilians at all times. Escalation would be dangerous and detrimental to prospects for long-term peace and stability in the region.
Spendthrift Conservative Minister Jason Kenney seems to have a lot riding on his self image.
When CBC’s Evan Solomon asked Jim Flaherty last night about the fact corporate tax revenues are lower than when the Conservatives took power – while personal tax revenues are higher – he replied
Canada’s mounting infrastructure crisis of crumbling bridges, potholes and traffic gridlock is costing more than $10 billion in lost productivity every year. NDP Transport and Infrastructure critic Olivia Chow was in Toronto today calling on the Conservatives to take action and ensure accountable, transparent and non-partisan infrastructure funding.
While Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty again skips the House of Commons, and accountability, with his latest Fiscal Update, let’s review his real record on personal income taxes:
Despite missing their own deficit targets, mounting reports of slowing growth and double digit unemployment in many regions, Conservatives are ignoring economic warning signs and charging ahead with their cuts agenda.
On behalf of Canada's New Democrats, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all Canadians celebrating Diwali, Deepavali and Bandi Chhor Divas.
Canadians here at home and abroad will pause today to recognize the service of the men and women of our armed forces who selflessly bid farewell to their families and loved ones to answer duty’s call.
OTTAWA – Today’s announcement by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) on a plan to help law enforcement agencies combat cellphone theft by September 2013 was welcomed by York South-Weston MP Mike Sullivan, who has been leading the fight on cellphone theft in Parliament.
For the first five years that the Conservatives were in power, they spent almost half a billion dollars on government-funded advertising -- and 2012-13 looks like it will be another big year.
From the other side of the planet, Canada’s Economist-in-Chief Stephen Harper today lamented over the economic sluggishness of our neighbours to the South.
Back to work in their ridings next week, New Democrat MPs will be continuing the fight to protect Canada’s lakes and rivers. Since it was introduced, Official Opposition MPs have been standing up in the House of Commons fighting against the Conservatives’ monster omnibus budget bill and the ways it will hurt our waterways.
OTTAWA – Official Opposition Critic for Public Works and Government Services Linda Duncan (Edmonton–Strathcona) denounced the Conservative government’s refusal to concur in the report tabled by the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.
The Conservatives have once again missed an opportunity to show their support for Canadian artists by rejecting my private member’s bill which would have given a well-deserved boost to our artists and creators.
Canada’s New Democrats launched a campaign Wednesday to eliminate extra charges for receiving a monthly bill in the mail. Over the last year many telephone, internet, TV and other companies have introduced new monthly charges on customers who continue to receive a paper copy of their bill in the mail.
On behalf of Canada's New Democrats I extend heartfelt congratulations to Barack Obama, for his re-election as President of the United States of America.
On the eve of the vote on his private member’s bill, C-427, aimed at supporting hard-working artists by allowing them to average their income in spiked earning years and obtain a tax exemption on a certain portion of their income, Tyrone Benskin, (Jeanne-Le Ber) urges the Conservatives to support his tax amendment bill.
NDP MP Libby Davies (Vancouver East) introduced legislation in the House of Commons today, An Act Respecting the Implementation of the Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada, which will involve several measures to help Canadians make healthy choices and eat a diet low in sodium.
To adequately address Canada’s many housing needs, the Conservative government must immediately implement the NDP’s pan-Canadian housing strategy.
As part of their ongoing attack on science and research, the Conservatives are throwing close to a hundred of Canada’s best researchers out of work.
NDP MP Dany Morin (Chicoutimi – Le Fjord) welcomes the creation of an anti-cyberbullying working group and is calling on the Conservatives to take concrete action to support his motion for a national bullying prevention strategy.
NDP Immigration critic Jinny Sims (Newton – North Delta) is urging the Conservative government to invest in Canadian workers and reunite families instead of undermining the Canadian job market by exploiting Temporary Foreign Workers.
Today, NDP MP Hélène Laverdière (Laurier – Ste-Marie) joined MPs and Senators from all parties at the National Hilltop Campaign rally on Parliament Hill in support of Bill C-398.
OTTAWA — New Democrat MP Matthew Dubé launched the NDP Movember campaign this afternoon by shaving his colleague Peter Stoffer’s moustache in the House of Commons foyer.
It is with great sorrow that I extend my sympathies on the 28th anniversary of the tragic pogroms of 1984 that targeted Sikh men, women and children in New Delhi and many other parts of India.
New Democrats introduced a motion today at the Foreign Affairs committee calling on the government to play a more active role in diplomatic efforts to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria.