March 24th, 2017

OTTAWA – This week the NDP learned that a pay raise recommendation for RCMP members, which has been held up at the Treasury board since 2015, will not be given any further consideration than other public service wage requests. This is in spite of the unique challenges and risks undertaken by RCMP members, serious recruitment and retention issues for the force, as well as chronically low morale.

March 24th, 2017

Many Canadians struggling with part-time and precarious employment, rising costs, and record household debt were hoping that this budget would invest in building a fairer economy that lifts everyone up, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

March 23rd, 2017

The Liberals had an opportunity in budget 2017 to build an economy that lifts everyone up, not just the few at the top. Unfortunately they decided to defend the interests of wealthy insiders and told everyday Canadians to take a back seat.

March 23rd, 2017

After officially tabling the most signed petition in Canadian history, which calls on the Liberals to keep their promise to reform Canada's voting system, Nathan Cullen unveiled the NDP's new electoral reform campaign. Cullen, the NDP's Critic on Democratic Reform, is inviting Liberal MPs across Canada to join him at town hall meetings to debate keeping their promise of reforming Canada's outdated and unfair voting system.

March 22nd, 2017

OTTAWA – Canadians struggling with precarious employment, rising costs, and record household debt got little in the Liberal budget to make Canada’s economy work for them, while the wealthy and well-connected were rewarded.

March 22nd, 2017

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement today:

March 21st, 2017

The New Democratic Party will be holding the first leadership debate in its history to be entirely dedicated to youth issues. This will be the second debate of the federal party’s 2017 leadership race.

March 21st, 2017

Tom Mulcair, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, made the following statement:

March 20th, 2017

Following a report from the Committee on the Status of Women on violence against young women and girls, NDP Status of Women critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) tabled a supplementary report urging the federal Liberals to immediately implement a National Action Plan.

March 20th, 2017

NDP critic for la Francophonie Robert Aubin, made the following statement:

March 20th, 2017

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the occasion of Nowruz:

March 17th, 2017

The Liberal government must stand up for Canadians being turned away at the border who depend on work in the United States

March 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – The NDP’s Critic for Small Business, MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni), wrote a letter to the Minister in charge of small business policy, Bardish Chagger, urging her to include measures to address the top priorities of small business owners in the upcoming federal budget.  

March 14th, 2017

NDP Critic on Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees, Jenny Kwan, issued the following statement:

March 10th, 2017

NDP raises concerns during the Liberal government meeting with US Secretary John Kelly

March 10th, 2017

OTTAWA – Canada’s largest National Park is under imminent threat from Liberal and Conservative government neglect, NDP MP Wayne Stetski said today following the release of a damning UNESCO report on the state of Wood Buffalo National Park.

March 9th, 2017

NDP Indigenous Affairs critic, and residential school survivor, Romeo Saganash made the following statement:

March 9th, 2017

OTTAWA – The government is using its majority in the House of Commons to reverse changes made to the planned national security oversight committee by the standing committee on Public Safety. All-party amendments backed by expert testimony strengthened the watchdog committee, giving it full access to classified information and the power to issue subpoenas to support its investigations.

March 9th, 2017

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair made the following statement on the passing of former NDP MP Margaret Mitchell:

March 8th, 2017

NDP secured enough support to pass motion to tackle tax havens, loopholes and giveaways that benefit the wealthy 

March 8th, 2017

NDP receives unanimous consent from all parties in the House of Commons to move Rona Ambrose’s legislation immediately to committee.

March 8th, 2017

OTTAWA – Today, New Democrats announced the measures that should be included in the Liberal government’s upcoming 2017 federal budget. The NDP sent a letter to the Finance Minister earlier this week detailing the measures needed to work towards building a fair economy.

March 8th, 2017

Sheila Malcolmson, NDP Critic for the Status of Women, made the following statement:

March 7th, 2017

OTTAWA - The New Democratic Party will be holding the first debate of the federal party’s leadership race. This will be the first opportunity to see NDP Leadership candidates together and to hear them discuss their vision for the future of the Party and the future of the country.

March 3rd, 2017

OTTAWA – After the shocking revelations made by the Enquête/Fifth Estate television teams, NDP Revenue and Finance critics Pierre-Luc Dusseault and Alexandre Boulerice are calling on the Liberal government to launch a full investigation into the KPMG debacle and the role of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

March 3rd, 2017

130,000 Canadians demand Liberals recommit to promise of making every vote count

March 2nd, 2017

The following statement was issued by Tom Mulcair, Leader of the NDP:

March 1st, 2017

NDP announces opposition motion to tackle tax havens, loopholes and giveaways that benefit the wealthy

February 27th, 2017

OTTAWA – The NDP is calling on the Liberal government to come clean with Canadians and explain what they are doing to resolve network failures that have prevented RCMP officers from properly doing their job. The RCMP Commissioner has said that network computer outages prevent officers from connecting to the system, sometimes for up to 11 hours, which puts Canadians and officers at risk.

February 27th, 2017

OTTAWA – In the wake of new research from the Canadian Medical Association Journal on the benefits of universal drug coverage, NDP Health Critic Don Davies is calling on the federal Liberal government to seize this opportunity and take action.

February 23rd, 2017

Romeo Saganash, NDP critic for Indigenous affairs, made the following statement:

February 21st, 2017

NDP MP Tracey Ramsey made the following statement in the House of Commons on the passing of Bob White

February 21st, 2017

François Choquette, NDP Official Languages Critic, made the following statement on International Mother Language Day:

February 21st, 2017

Ottawa - Liberals must move quickly to address the lack of resources at our border in the face of increased numbers of asylum-seekers. They can begin by restoring the several thousand jobs that were cut from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) under the Conservative and support organizations that provide shelter, including medical and psychological support services.

February 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – New Democrats are blasting the Liberal government’s move this week to essentially neutralize legislation intended to protect Canadians from being denied benefits by insurance companies or job protection because of genetic conditions discovered through testing.

February 16th, 2017

NDP Agriculture and Agri-Food critic, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, made the following statement:

February 16th, 2017

OTTAWA- OTTAWA- NDP critic for Indigenous and Northern Affairs, MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi – Baie-James – Nunavik – Eeyou), has signed a letter to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Services, asking that the Langevin Block be renamed.

February 16th, 2017

The Young New Democrats of Canada issued the following statement:

February 14th, 2017

New Democrat critic for Indigenous affairs, Romeo Saganash, made the following statement following the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in the Brown v. Canada case:

February 14th, 2017

OTTAWA – On Tuesday, Liberal MPs voted down an NDP motion calling on the government to apologize for abandoning its promise to reform Canada’s outdated and unfair voting system.

February 13th, 2017

OTTAWA – New Democrats are urging Prime Minister Trudeau to stand up for Canadians' values and priorities in his meeting with U.S. President Trump later today. 

February 13th, 2017

OTTAWA —Several Members of Parliament have taken on new critic roles in the NDP Shadow Cabinet. Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley) is now the party’s critic for Ethics and will also take on the role of Deputy Critic for Finance. Quebec MP Karine Trudel (Jonquière) will serve as Deputy Critic for Ethics. The NDP Lieutenant for Quebec, Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont-La Petite Patrie), will take on the role of Finance Critic.

February 10th, 2017

When asked yesterday by a concerned Canadian why he was abandoning democratic reform, Justin Trudeau blamed the NDP and tried to scare Canadians instead of taking responsibility for breaking his promise.

February 8th, 2017

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, the NDP announced it will be forcing a vote on the Liberals decision to break their promise to change Canada’s electoral system and make 2015 the last election held under the current outdated and unfair voting system.

February 7th, 2017

OTTAWA – On Tuesday, marking the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on medical aid in dying, NDP Justice Critic Murray Rankin issued a scathing assessment of the government’s restrictive rules on physician assisted dying legislation.

February 3rd, 2017

Sheila Malcolmson, NDP Critic for the Status of Women, made the following statement:

February 1st, 2017

New Democrat Critic for Democratic Reform, Nathan Cullen, made the following statement:

February 1st, 2017

OTTAWA – New Democrat Ethics critic Alexandre Boulerice tabled his bill to ban preferential access to ministers and the prime minister at private fundraising events. The bill would give the ethics commissioner greater authority and latitude to investigate these activities.

February 1st, 2017

New Democrat Multiculturalism critic Rachel Blaney made the following statement on Black History Month: