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.
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.
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put the drinking water of nearly a million Canadians at risk, NDP MPs are pleased that this quarry application has been withdrawn.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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.