2016 04 30
NDP statement on the national day of commemoration of the exodus of vietnamese refugees

New Democrat MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry-Suroît) made the following statement:

“On this National Day of Commemoration of the Exodus of Vietnamese Refugees, we highlight the achievements of Canada’s Vietnamese community as well as Canada’s tradition of hospitality and inclusiveness.  ...

2016 04 28
Day of Mourning: Liberals must restore the right to refuse unsafe work

NDP Labour critic Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West) made the following statement on the National Day of Mourning:

"Despite the progress Canada has made over the years, every year many Canadians are still injured and killed in the performance of their work. Today we remember them, and recommit to making workplace safety a top priority.  ...

2016 04 27
Liberals consider Star Wars sequel in secret defence consultations

VANCOUVER — The Liberal government has launched a secretive round of defence consultations that puts "everything" on the table, including the privatization of important services like search and rescue and even reconsidering participation in the American's 'Star Wars' ballistic missile defence program.  ...

2016 04 27
Human Rights Tribunal puts liberals under third party management

Angus: After months of delays in protecting indigenous kids, the Human Rights Tribunal has now ordered the Liberal government to take immediate action – essentially putting them under third Party Management

OTTAWA– After the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal landmark ruling that found that the Canadian government discriminates against Indigenous children, the tribunal is now calling out the Liberal government for failing to take action to protect these children.  ...

2016 04 26
NDP: Alberta needs more than a Liberal cabinet meeting

While the Liberal cabinet holds private meetings with high-paid consultants at in the comfort of Kananaskis, many Albertans are being left behind by the decisions of the Liberal government.    ...

2016 04 26
Liberals recycled privatization schemes belong in the trash

The Liberal Government made big commitments on new infrastructure spending during the election, and while yesterday's announcement falls more than $3.4 billion short of what they promised, it also highlights their privatization scheme.  ...

2016 04 25
Reality check: how many liberal promises does it take to change a tanker law?

If you were surprised to read today’s Bloomberg News report that “Enbridge’s Gateway Resuscitated as Trudeau Wavers on Tankers”,  you’re not alone.  ...

2016 04 22
NDP statement on earth day

NDP Environment and Climate Change critic Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley) made the following statement:

"Earth Day is an opportunity for Canadians to join people around the world in a call for action to preserve our planet.  ...

2016 04 22

OTTAWA —Budget 2016 contained zero new dollars to address the huge shortfall in health and mental health services for Indigenous peoples.

“While these communities require long-term solutions, they also require the immediate supports to address the health and mental health crisis that were entirely missing from the Liberal budget,” says MP Charlie Angus NDP Indigenous and Northern Affairs Critic.  ...

2016 04 21
NDP statement on Passover

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement:

"As Passover celebrations begin, my family and I extend our best wishes to all members of the Jewish community – in Canada and around the world.  ...

2016 04 20



April 20, 2016


OTTAWA – New Democrats announced today they want to ensure that the Liberal government keeps its election promises and commitments made at the beginning of its mandate and require all Canadian producers to respect cheese composition standards immediately.    ...

2016 04 18
Liberals betray aerospace workers

OTTAWA — New Democrats are calling on the government to withdraw Bill C-10, which would make the layoff of 2,600 Air Canada and Aveos workers permanent. Bill C-10 would allow Air Canada to ship aircraft maintenance jobs out of the country – creating precarious working conditions in the aerospace industry.  ...

2016 04 18
NDP Reality Check: Flexible Liberal Ethics

When is an ethics code more of a suggestion than a rule?

When you're the Liberal Minister of Justice, as it turns out.

The rules that the Liberals made banning selling access to Ministers are clear:  ...

2016 04 14
Mathyssen introduces bills to support Veterans

Today, New Democrat Veterans critic Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) introduced two bills supporting Canadian Forces (CF) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) veterans and their families.   The bills, if passed, will provide much needed financial supports.  ...

2016 04 13
Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet presents housing recommendations

Today, New Democrat Housing critic Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga) released the report from her cross-Canada housing tour. After a three-year tour of more than thirty communities, Boutin-Sweet reports that the situation is devastating.  ...

2016 04 12
NDP statement on the upcoming Komagata Maru apology

NDP Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship critic, Jenny Kwan, made the following statement on the announcement of a formal Komagata Maru apology:

“On May 23, 1914 the Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet carrying 376 British subjects from India seeking refuge and a better life in Canada. For two months this vessel sat in port while its passengers were summarily denied disembarkation and basic necessities such as food and water. On July 23 the Komagata Maru was turned around and forced to depart for Asia.  ...

2016 04 10
Statement from NDP National Director, Karl Bélanger

This weekend, in the best traditions of our party, we gathered for lively and respectful debate — and to chart a path forward together.

The membership’s desire for change and renewal has been heard. The NDP Federal Council will meet this afternoon to initiate the process to determine the next steps towards a leadership election.  ...

2016 04 05

OTTAWA - Despite warnings from Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz about the negative impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal on Canada, Liberals are pushing ahead while refusing to commit to compensation for industries that will be hurt.  ...

2016 04 04
NDP statement on the “Panama Papers” scandal

NDP National Revenue critic Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke) made the following statement:

“Operation ‘Panama Papers’ has exposed the shocking use of offshore tax havens. New Democrats have always fought against this kind of abuse that allows the wealthy to play by different rules than ordinary Canadians.  ...

2016 04 04
NDP statement on conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

The following statement was issued today by NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie):


“This weekend’s clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh are profoundly alarming and represent the most serious escalation of this conflict in more than 20 years.  ...