2015 09 02
Harper failure on Ring of Fire costing Northern Ontario jobs

Recycled tax credit won’t make up for failure of Conservatives to support Ring of Fire

Northern Ontario NDP Candidates Howard Hampton (Kenora) and Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt) blasted the Prime Minister for his failure to support mining jobs in the region.  ...

2015 09 02
Nash: Trudeau still foggy on what he’ll cut

Today, while in Trois-Rivieres, Justin Trudeau refused to answer the direct question about whether he would follow in the footsteps of his economic advisor former Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin, and cut transfers to the provinces to make up for his $10 billion-plus deficits.  ...

2015 09 02
NDP government will begin new era of respect, action and bridging the gap

Time to finally respect our Nation-to-Nation relationship with Indigenous peoples

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair welcomed the Assembly of First Nations announcement of their priorities for the federal election and their call to close the gap between First Nations and Canada.  ...

2015 09 02
Mulcair to invest in sports for disadvantaged youth

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair announced today that an NDP government will help Canadian kids participate in team sports and physical activity, with a significant investment in Sport Canada. Mulcair made the announcement while visiting the City of Kamloops, the Tournament Capital of Canada.  ...

2015 09 01
Summary of Tom Mulcair’s call with Egyptian ambassador on Mohamed Fahmy’s case

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair spoke to Egypt’s envoy to Ottawa earlier today regarding the case of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy.

Mr. Mulcair indicated Canadians are very worried about the situation. He noted we support Mr. Fahmy and disagree with the court sentence.  ...

2015 09 01
Liberals oppose plan to combat violence against women

New Democrats slammed the Liberals for their opposition to Tom Mulcair’s commitment to ending violence against women.

In response to Mulcair’s plan to ensure no woman in need is ever turned away from a shelter, Justin Trudeau’s deputy leader Ralph Goodale criticized the $40M commitment by saying “he simply cannot keep those promises.”  ...

2015 09 01
Mulcair pledges support for wine tourism in the Okanagan

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change to the beautiful Okanagan where he focused on his concrete plans to promote tourism and support small and medium sized businesses.  ...

2015 09 01
Time to end Harper’s lost decade

New GDP Forecast Latest Evidence of Conservatives’ Failure

Today’s updated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures are the latest evidence that the Conservative economic plan is failing Canadians, says former provincial finance minister and NDP Candidate (Eglinton-Lawrence), Andrew Thomson.  ...

2015 08 31
Trudeau’s plan will lead to cuts to vital services

Today, NDP Industry Critic Peggy Nash criticized the Grand Canyon-sized hole left in Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s economic plan asking what they are going to cut to fill it.  ...

2015 08 31
Kenney fails in attempt to redefine Conservative economic record

NDP candidate and former provincial finance minister Andrew Thomson (Eglinton Lawrence) says it's evident the Conservatives will try anything to mislead Canadians about their failed economic plan.  ...

2015 08 31
NDP REALITY CHECK: NDP welcomes Trudeau Liberals to the “2-tier citizenship” fight

While an increasingly desperate Justin Trudeau tries to get noticed by attacking Harper’s two-tier citizenship bill – the reality is Liberals are playing catch up in the fight against Stephen Harper’s dangerous legislation.  ...

2015 08 31
Mulcair to launch National Action Plan on violence against women

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair announced that an NDP government will ensure that no woman or child in need will be turned away from a women’s shelter. An NDP government will also create an action plan to end violence against women in Canada.  ...

2015 08 30
Canadians want change, Conservatives and Liberals desperately want to change the channel

NDP candidate and former provincial finance minister Andrew Thomson (Eglinton-Lawrence) says coordinated attacks from Conservatives and Liberals today show that Tom Mulcair’s message is getting through to Canadians who want change in Ottawa.  ...

2015 08 30
Mulcair brings his Campaign for Change to Halifax

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change to Halifax, where he highlighted the Party’s plans to help middle-class families get ahead and introduced his dynamic team of incumbents and new candidates who will bring change in Ottawa.  ...

2015 08 29
NDP calls on Stephen Harper to secure release of Mohamed Fahmy

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar issued the following statement on the sentencing of Mohamed Fahmy:

“Prime Minister Stephen Harper must take a break from electioneering and speak directly with Egyptian President al-Sisi on behalf of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy to seek a personal guarantee that Mr. Fahmy will be pardoned and returned to Canada immediately.  ...

2015 08 29
51 days to repeal C-51

New Democrats slam Justin Trudeau Liberals for supporting C-51

New Democrats will repeal C-51 in government. NDP candidates Olivia Chow (Spadina—Fort York) and Jennifer Hollett (University-Rosedale) slammed Trudeau Liberals for supporting Stephen Harper’s C-51 and refusing to repeal the law.  ...

2015 08 27
Mulcair brings NDP Campaign for Change to Facebook

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change to Toronto for an online Question and Answer session with Facebook Canada.

“Torontonians, like all Canadians, are working harder than ever and just can’t get ahead,” said Mulcair. “It’s important for people to know the truth – that Stephen Harper has the worst job creation record since the Second World War and the worst growth record since the Great Depression.”  ...

2015 08 27
Mulcair brings his Campaign for Change to Eglinton-Lawrence

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change back to Toronto where he hammered the Conservatives’ poor economic record and reiterated the NDP’s plan for jobs and growth. Mulcair also joined NDP Eglinton-Lawrence candidate and former Saskatchewan Finance Minister, Andrew Thomson, to open his local campaign office.  ...

2015 08 26
Reality check: on balancing the budget, Justin Trudeau doesn't know where he stands

A timeline of Justin Trudeau’s changing answers on deficits:

 

In November 2008, during the economic crisis, Trudeau said there was no need to run deficits:  ...

2015 08 26
Thomson: Justin Trudeau’s inconsistency on the economy shows he’s not up to the job

TORONTO- Justin Trudeau continues to show that he isn’t up to the job as he keeps contradicting himself on balancing the budget, said NDP candidate and former Saskatchewan finance minister Andrew Thomson (Eglinton Lawrence) today.  ...

2015 08 26
Mulcair to strengthen manufacturing with new Innovation Tax Credit

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair continued to focus on his plan to kick-start manufacturing, support small businesses and create jobs, today. At a campaign stop in London, Mulcair also criticized Stephen Harper for the loss of 400,000 manufacturing jobs.  ...

2015 08 25
Justin Trudeau isn’t up to the job

Canadians are uniting behind Tom Mulcair to defeat Harper

Justin Trudeau’s changing stories on balanced budgets are showing once again that he just isn’t up to the job, said NDP candidate and former Saskatchewan finance minister Andrew Thomson.  ...

2015 08 25
NDP statement on the Up for Debate proposal to discuss women’s issues

NDP national campaign director, Anne McGrath made the following statement on the Up for Debate’s new proposition to move forward with one-on-on interviews:  ...

2015 08 25
Mulcair slams Harper over manufacturing job losses

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair focused on his plan to kick-start manufacturing, support small businesses and create jobs, while blaming Stephen Harper’s failed plan for the loss of 400,000 manufacturing jobs at a campaign stop in Hamilton today.  ...

2015 08 24
Statement by the NDP on Ukraine’s Independence Day

The Leader of the NDP Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Ukraine’s Independence Day:

"On behalf of all New Democrats and myself, I would like to extend my best wishes to the Ukrainian people on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day. The presence of 1.2 million Canadians of Ukrainian descent in our country is proof of the unique relationship that our two nations maintain.  ...

2015 08 24
Mulcair announces plan to lift 200,000 seniors out of poverty

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change back to Toronto to announce an increase to the Guaranteed Income Supplement, an important step in lifting 200,000 seniors out of poverty. In the riding of Davenport, Mulcair was joined by NDP incumbents and new candidates from across the GTA, as well as by Stephen Lewis, former leader of Ontario’s New Democrats.  ...

2015 08 23
Statement by the NDP on Black Ribbon Day (Commemoration of the victims of Communism and Nazism)

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Black Ribbon Day:

“Today marks the sad anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia in 1939 – prelude to the Second World War.  ...

2015 08 20
Mulcair plan to create and maintain 110,000 childcare spaces in BC

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change to Vancouver today. Mulcair was joined by NDP MPs and new candidates from the greater Vancouver area to highlight his plan affordable childcare.  ...

2015 08 19
Mulcair announces plan for more front-line police officers

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change to Surrey, where he announced his plan for safer communities through investment in more frontline police officers.  ...

2015 08 19
Statement by the NDP on the anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the anniversary of the Dieppe Raid:

“On this day, we remember the thousands of Canadians who were killed, injured or taken captive during the Dieppe landing, one of the worst chapters in Canada’s military history.  ...

2015 08 18
NDP writes RCMP on role of Wright, PMO staff in Duffy scandal

Today, NDP Ethics Critic Charlie Angus wrote to RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson asking whether, in light of new information uncovered at the Duffy trial, charges will be laid against Nigel Wright and whether an investigation into at least a dozen other members of Stephen Harper’s staff will be undertaken.  ...

2015 08 18
Mulcair announces federal action on wildfires and flood safety

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change to Nanaimo today, where he announced a three-point plan to assist provinces and territories in keeping Canadians safe from wildfires and floods, as the effects of climate change worsen.  ...

2015 08 17
Mulcair announces plan to boost Canadian tourism

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's Campaign for Change was in Niagara Falls today, where Mulcair announced his plan to promote tourism in Canada.

An NDP government will attract more visitors from the United States with a $30 million investment, over the next three fiscal-years, in Destination Canada, for its Connecting America campaign. This will support small business owners, as well as create jobs and economic opportunities for our tourism, hospitality and related sectors.  ...

2015 08 15
Statement by the NDP on National Acadian Day

The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement on National Acadian Day:

“Today, Acadians from Eastern Canada and across North America celebrate their national holiday. They have many reasons to be proud of their heritage and the legacy left by their ancestors, who came here from France more than 400 years ago.  ...

2015 08 14
NDP REALITY CHECK: Harper is also on trial – and a jury 33 million strong is watching

As new revelations come to light about the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Ray Novak’s role in the scandal, Stephen Harper continues changing his story.  ...

2015 08 14
Mulcair to enshrine budget transparency in law

Former NDP Finance Minister to run against Joe Oliver in Eglinton–Lawrence

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s Campaign for Change was back in Toronto today to introduce his plan to undo Conservative secrecy and establish a truly independent Budget watchdog.  ...

2015 08 12
NDP leader Tom Mulcair brings his campaign for change to Quebec City

NDP leader Tom Mulcair was in Quebec City today as part of his Campaign for Change. Accompanied by a team of Quebec NDP candidates on the Dufferin Terrace, Mulcair highlighted some of the victories of NDP MPs on behalf Canadians.  ...

2015 08 12
NDP REALITY CHECK: A DESPERATE JUSTIN TRUDEAU ATTACKS TOM MULCAIR PLAN FOR CHANGE

As an increasingly desperate Justin Trudeau attacks Tom Mulcair’s plans for change, it’s important to look at the record:

On helping families looking for childcare:  ...

2015 08 12
Memo to Justin Trudeau: Nothing principled about Liberal support of C-51

Earlier today, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau claimed that he and his fellow Liberals voted for Stephen Harper’s C-51 out of a principled belief and a refusal to “play the politics of fear” but earlier this year Trudeau made it clear that fear – of losing votes– was the only principle he cared about:  ...

2015 08 12
NDP OUTLINES PLAN TO CLEAN UP SENATE CORRUPTION

Harper said Duffy was his ‘best and hardest working appointment ever’

Outside the courthouse where Senator Mike Duffy is on trial on 31 charges, the NDP outlined their concrete plan to raise the bar on accountability in the Senate and end wasteful spending and blatant partisan abuses.  ...

2015 08 12
NDP LEADER TOM MULCAIR BRINGS HIS CAMPAIGN FOR CHANGE TO LÉVIS

As part of his Campaign for Change, Tom Mulcair stopped in Lévis today and was joined by NDP candidate, Jean-Luc Daigle, the popular former mayor of Saint-Romuald. Mulcair outlined his bold vision for Canada and his plan to defeat and replace Stephen Harper’s scandal-plagued Conservatives.  ...

2015 08 11
NDP leader Tom Mulcair brings his Campaign for Change to Danville

As part of his Campaign for Change, NDP leader Tom Mulcair campaigned in Danville today to outline his Farm to Fork plan, which supports family farms and helps ensure that our communities have access to healthy and affordable food.  ...

2015 08 11
NDP REALITY CHECK: Conservatives’ Freedom Road duplicity exposed

In less than 24 hours the Conservative Party of Canada has both promised to fund the long-overdue all-weather Freedom Road to Shoal Lake 40 and broken that promise.  ...

2015 08 11
NDP REALITY CHECK: As Duffy trial resumes … Stephen Harper is running away as fast as he can go.

Stephen Harper made a promise to Canadians he would finally clean up Liberal corruption and scandal.

Instead, we have experienced a decade of Conservative operatives and Senators charged with:  ...

2015 08 11
NDP leader Tom Mulcair brings his Campaign for Change to Mascouche

As part of his Campaign for Change, NDP leader Tom Mulcair made a stop in Mascouche today to outline his plan to strengthen the middle class with support for small- and medium-sized business owners to create quality jobs across Quebec.   ...

2015 08 10
Mulcair tells his personal and political story in new book

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair launched his autobiography entitled Strength of Conviction, at events in Toronto and Montreal, today. The book chronicles his life, values and highlights what it means to back up your beliefs with actions to help others.  ...

2015 08 10
NDP REALITY CHECK: After breaking all his previous promises, Stephen Harper makes new promises on refugees

Stephen Harper is once again promising to accept more refugees from the Middle East. Let's look at his record:

“Canada to resettle 1,300 Syrian refugees by end of 2014”  ...

2015 08 09
NDP LEADER TOM MULCAIR BRINGS HIS CAMPAIGN FOR CHANGE TO VANCOUVER

This afternoon, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s Campaign for Change came to Vancouver. Mulcair was joined by NDP MPs and new candidates from the greater Vancouver area as he outlined his bold vision for Canada.  ...

2015 08 06
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT TOM MULCAIR’S PERFORMANCE AT THE LEADERS’ DEBATE

OTTAWA - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change to the Leader’s Debate – and won the debate.  

Here is what people are saying:   ...

2015 08 06
TOM MULCAIR WINS LEADERS’ DEBATE

“Clearly, Mr. Harper, your plan’s not working.”

OTTAWA - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair won tonight’s leaders’ debate, demonstrating his experience and leadership while laying out his concrete plan and clear vision to help families and build a stronger middle class.  ...

2015 08 06
NDP Reality Check: Stephen Harper’s real record on democratic reform

Stephen Harper's party cheated in every election they won.

Stephen Harper gutted Canada’s election laws and tied the hands of Elections Canada, make it easier for them to cheat …and even changed the rules to make it harder for some Canadians to vote.  ...

2015 08 06
NDP REALITY CHECK: STEPHEN HARPER’S REAL ECONOMIC RECORD

While the Department of Finance continues to confirm that the NDP are the best fiscal managers – balancing budgets more often than any other party, evidence mounts for how under Harper’s economic plan, middle class families are working harder than ever but can’t get ahead.  ...

2015 08 06
NDP REALITY CHECK: LIBERALS DON’T THINK ANY WORKERS MAKING MINIMUM WAGE DESERVE A RAISE

Tom Mulcair will reinstate the federal minimum wage – eliminated by the Liberals – and set it at $15 an hour. This will make a real difference in the lives of tens of thousands of hardworking Canadians.  ...

2015 08 06
NDP leader Tom Mulcair brings his Campaign for Change to Toronto

This morning, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair took his Campaign for Change to Toronto. Mulcair was joined by the NDP’s team of MPs and new candidates for the Greater Toronto Area, as he outlined NDP successes for Canadians.  ...

2015 08 05
NDP REALITY CHECK: Liberals putting their trust in Tom Mulcair to bring change to Ottawa

More and more, Liberals are saying Justin Trudeau just hasn’t lived up to their expectations and they’re putting their trust in Tom Mulcair to defeat Stephen Harper and fight for middle class families as prime minister.  ...

2015 08 04
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.  ...

2015 08 04
NDP leader Tom Mulcair brings his Campaign for Change to Montreal

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair took his Campaign for Change to Montreal, today. Mulcair was joined by the NDP’s effective and experienced team of MPs and new candidates on Mount Royal, where he outlined NDP successes for Canadians.  ...

2015 08 02
NDP REALITY CHECK: Disgraced Conservative Senators first to benefit from Stephen Harper’s early election call

Canadians are already footing the bill for Harper’s early election call – as much as a billion dollars – but that’s not all taxpayer’s are on the hook for.  ...

2015 08 02
NDP REALITY CHECK: Conservatives criss-cross the country with binge spending announcements

In a cynical cross-country patronage blitz, last Thursday Conservatives handed out over 108 separate government cheques across the country, totalling over $1.1 billion dollars.  ...

2015 08 02
NDP REALITY CHECK: Stephen Harper’s billion dollar campaign?

When Steven Harper’s Conservatives came to power, they promised to do things differently. 

“…fixed election dates stop leaders from trying to manipulate the calendar simply for partisan political advantage.”  ...

2015 08 02
Tom Mulcair launches NDP Campaign for Change

OTTAWA — Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair launched his Campaign for Change.

“After ten years of Stephen Harper, middle-class families are working harder than ever but can’t get ahead. Canadian wages are falling, incomes are stagnant, household debt is skyrocketing and 200,000 more Canadians are out-of-work than before the 2008 recession," said Mulcair. "Clearly Stephen Harper's plan isn't working."  ...

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