August 4th, 2015

NDP REALITY CHECK: Sustainable economic development is achievable – with the NDP

Over the past 4 years, the NDP fought Stephen Harper’s bad decisions and the damage it has caused the environment. While the Bloc Québécois sat on the sidelines, watching the NDP hold Harper accountable – the NDP has delivered.

"Drilling in Cacouna: the NDP successfully manages to force a Fisheries Committee meeting." The Canadian Press, September 12, 2014. "Cacouna: the NDP wants Ottawa to put an end to the project." the Canadian Press, October 9, 2014.

The NDP delivered regardless of the opposition of other parties:

"Cacouna: Liberals and Conservatives reject the NDP’s motion." The Info Dimanche, October 21, 2014.

And we got results:

“No terminal at Cacouna for TransCanada" CBC, April 2, 2015.

In terms of developing natural resource projects, the NDP will strengthen the review process and make decisions based on credible studies and consultations with the public.

During that time, the Bloc and their sister party dithered:

"Oil from oilsands - Marois open to the idea of a new pipeline." Le Devoir, February 19, 2013. "Me, I consider this a major advantage," Pierre Karl Peladeau, Le Devoir, March 29, 2015.

And recently, the new leader of the Bloc has taken the same position as the NDP:

"Nothing should be done "as long as there is no environmental green light, and that includes social acceptability and cost-effectiveness." Le Soleil, July 26, 2015.

For sustainable economic growth, Quebecers can trust Tom Mulcair and the NDP team.