April 27th, 2017

OTTAWA – The NDP is calling on the Liberal government to come clean about their softwood lumber negotiations with the Obama administration. According to reports, Liberal officials chose to end negotiations because they believed they could secure a better deal with incoming President Trump.

April 25th, 2017

OTTAWA – Following the announcement that the U.S. will apply punitive countervailing duties of up to 24% on Canadian softwood lumber, the NDP is urging the Liberal government to stand up for Canadian jobs and fair trade.

April 22nd, 2017

NDP Environment and Climate Change critic, Linda Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona), made the following statement:

April 19th, 2017

OTTAWA – Following comments made by US President Donald Trump, the NDP is calling on the Liberal government to stand up for Canada’s dairy producers. In a letter sent to the Liberal government, NDP Critic for International Trade, Tracey Ramsey, NDP Critic for Agriculture, Ruth Ellen Brosseau and NDP Deputy Ethics Critic, Karine Trudel called on Justin Trudeau to send the US a clear message and commit to protecting Canada’s supply management system.

April 19th, 2017

OTTAWA — Following reports of hundreds of gay men being imprisoned, tortured and murdered in Chechnya, New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to call for an international investigation into this horrific treatment and also offer refugee protection for the men who manage to escape from the region.

April 16th, 2017

NDP leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement:

April 13th, 2017

Tom Mulcair, made the following statement on the occasion of Vaisakhi:

April 11th, 2017

OTTAWA –  NDP MPs Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) and Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières) are calling on the Minister of Transport to introduce the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights before the end of the current session of Parliament. The NDP has long advocated for the rights of air travellers and NDP MPs have previously introduced this type of legislation.

April 10th, 2017

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement:

April 9th, 2017

NDP Veterans Affairs Critic Irene Mathyssen made the following statement on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge:

April 7th, 2017

"The chemical weapons attack against civilians this week in Syria was shocking, and is added to a tally of horror that continues to stun the world. Assad must be held accountable for these crimes.

April 6th, 2017

OTTAWA —Daniel Blaikie, NDP Caucus Chair and Treasury Board Critic, and Matthew Dubé, NDP Public Safety Critic, called on the government to take action to correct the compounding labour problems faced by RCMP members.

April 4th, 2017

 Today the Liberal government voted against an Opposition proposal that would require all-party support for recommendations to overhaul the rules of Parliament.

April 4th, 2017

OTTAWA – Today, the NDP’s Quebec caucus is launching a campaign to take serious action tax havens, a problem that increases inequality and hurts our economy. In 2016, the richest members of our society hid no less than $272 billion in tax havens. In the coming months, the NDP’s Quebec caucus will work with Canadians and experts from civil society to find concrete solutions to the injustice faced by workers and Canadian families.

April 3rd, 2017

OTTAWA – After his first week touring ridings held by Liberal MPs to discuss the government’s broken promise to modernize Canada’s voting system, NDP MP Nathan Cullen (Skeena- Bulkley Valley) is feeling renewed hope of getting electoral reform back on track.

March 31st, 2017

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

March 30th, 2017

TROIS-RIVIÈRES – As a result of efforts by NDP Transport Critic, Robert Aubin, members of the Transport Committee will have the opportunity to ask the Transportation Safety Board questions regarding airport security this upcoming Tuesday. The MP for Trois-Rivières and Quebec Caucus Chair has for years worked on aviation safety issues.

March 30th, 2017

OTTAWA — NDP MP Guy Caron (Rimouski – Neigette – Témiscouata – Les Basques) is pointing to a report published this morning from the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) that suggests Finance Department misled Members of Parliament by overinflating the cost of Caron’s bill C-274. The proposal would have made it easier to transfer family-owned small businesses, farms or fishery companies between members of the same family by modifying the Income Tax Act.

March 29th, 2017

OTTAWA – After failing to review deals that had national security implications on two separate occasions, the Liberals are now refusing to give details on why they are reversing a Conservative decision that blocked a deal with Chinese company O-Net that could undermine Canadian national security.

March 27th, 2017

NDP Justice Critic Alistair MacGregor made the following statement today:

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