September 19th, 2017

OTTAWA – The Status of Women Committee was supposed to meet on Tuesday but that meeting was cancelled; the latest example of how the work to address the economic insecurity facing Canadian women is being slowed down, says NDP Status of Women critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo-Ladysmith).

September 15th, 2017

HAMILTON – Today, New Democrats launched their “End Pension Theft” Campaign. With labour leaders by their side, the NDP announced a plan to introduce legislation that would protect the pensions workers and retirees have earned.

September 14th, 2017

OTTAWA – The NDP is calling on the federal Liberal government to begin talks with US officials to secure an agreement which will ensure free travel over the border following the legalization of cannabis in Canada.

September 13th, 2017

MONTREAL — As part of the celebrations marking the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, NDP MPs Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga) and Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou) are calling on the federal government to develop a National Indigenous Housing Strategy. This call echoes the recommendations made last June by the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA).

September 12th, 2017

Statement by Hélène Laverdière, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic and Cheryl Hardcastle, Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Subcomittee on International Human Rights:

September 11th, 2017

Hélène Laverdière, the NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, made the following statement: 

September 4th, 2017

Sheri Benson, NDP Labour Critic, made the following statement:

September 1st, 2017

NDP Multiculturalism critic Jenny Kwan made the following statement:

August 31st, 2017

Responding to questions on the opioid crisis in an interview with CBC radio this week, Conservative Party Leader, Andrew Scheer, criticized the focus by various level of governments on harm reduction. Scheer said, “I don’t think that [harm reduction] should be the focus,” and “There's nothing there that breaks that cycle of addiction.”

August 31st, 2017

OTTAWA – In solidarity with dairy farmers who are raising the alarm on the inadequacies of the  “compensation” program, the NDP is calling on the government to come up with a new plan to compensate producers.  On Tuesday, only a week after the program started, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced it would no longer accept applications from dairy farmers for the controversial investment assistance program the Trudeau government announced to address breaches in CETA negotiations regarding supply management. Without access to the compensation owed to them, and a lack of funds, several dairy producers are now hitting a wall.

August 30th, 2017

OTTAWA – The NDP today slammed the Liberal government for a plan that would see the selloff of up to $8.3 billion worth of Parks Canada infrastructure. The divestment proposal that would include roads, bridges and dams was discovered via a notice placed on the government website,

August 29th, 2017

OTTAWA – The NDP is proud to announce that more than 124,000 members will be eligible to vote in its leadership race. This figure represents a three-fold increase from the 41,000 who were members at the end of March 2017. 

August 29th, 2017

The following statement was issued by Sheila Malcolmson, NDP Critic for the Status of Women:

August 24th, 2017

OTTAWA – Echoing the call made by the Canadian Union Public Employees, the NDP is inviting the Prime Minister to keep his promise and eliminate the fiasco that is the Social Security Tribunal, so that Canadians can access the services they really need when they need them.

August 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – In a letter to the Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, the NDP’s Critic for Immigration and Refugees claims the Minister along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are providing contradictory and disingenuous information on the recent surge in asylum seekers crossing the Canada-US border.

August 19th, 2017

Irene Mathyssen, NDP Veterans Affairs Critic, made the following statement:

August 18th, 2017

Ottawa – New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to hold a parliamentary investigation on the liquidation of Sears Canada to study what changes to the law would prevent mistreatment of workers in similar cases in the future. The proposed hearings would pay special attention to the layoffs of workers without severance, the bonuses given to executives and, most recently, the chairman’s resignation in order to bid on the liquidation.

August 15th, 2017

Tom Mulcair, Leader of the NDP, made the following statement:

August 12th, 2017

NDP Critic for Youth, Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry-Suroît) made the following statement on International Youth Day:

August 9th, 2017

NDP Critic for Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou) and MP Georgina Jolibois (Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River), made the following statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples:

August 4th, 2017

The following statement was issued by Fin Donnelly, NDP Critic for Fisheries and Oceans:

August 3rd, 2017

The NDP is putting pressure on the Liberal government to finally bring charges against Volkswagen related to their cheating on emissions tests. Today, a lawsuit has been filed against Environment Minister Catherine McKenna for refusing to properly investigate and prosecute the VW diesel engine fraud.