2015 06 30
Conservative EI mismanagement hurts poorest families

The Conservative government’s serious mismanagement of the Employment Insurance system has hurt Canada’s poorest families, the NDP said today.  Since 2007, hundreds of low income families have not received the millions in EI benefits they were entitled to because of problems with the government’s processing system.  ...

2015 06 30
Economy shrinks and middle class jobs harder to come by under Conservatives

Weak GDP numbers another sign Stephen Harper’s Conservative plan isn’t working

While too many Canadian families struggle to make ends meet and household debt rises to record levels, the Canadian economy shrank for the fourth month in a row, according to new economic numbers released today.  ...

2015 06 28
Mulcair celebrates Pride with pledge to recognize transgender rights and build a more inclusive Canada

Mulcair also promises formal apology and revised service records for those unfairly kicked out of the military because of their orientation

New Democrat leader Tom Mulcair pledged that as prime minister he would legislate equal rights for transgender Canadians and formally apologize to military personnel and civil servants fired because of their sexual orientation.  ...

2015 06 26
Tom Mulcair supports Housing Cooperatives

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair visited two of Canada’s largest housing cooperatives in Montreal to present the NDP’s affordable housing plan.  ...

2015 06 25
Western Chorus Frog: Minister must comply with decision immediately

New Democrats welcome the Supreme Court decision that blasts Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq for her inaction on the Western Chorus Frog file – a species threatened by residential development.  ...

2015 06 24
Report reveals Conservatives misled Canadians :

New Democrats are dismayed by reports that the sweeping new information sharing measures enacted by the Conservatives through C-51, now the Anti-terrorism Act of 2015, were not, in fact, requested by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.  ...

2015 06 23
Denis Blanchette calls on Conservatives to make quick decision about Davie shipyard

The NDP’s Québec lieutenant, Denis Blanchette (Louis-Hébert), is surprised by the Conservative government’s announcement earlier today regarding the Davie shipyard. A decision should have been made for the workers and the shipyard.  ...

2015 06 22
Conservatives must do more to ensure rail safety

NDP Transport critic Hoang Mai (Brossard—La Prairie) is appalled by the Conservative government’s inability to enforce basic measures recommended by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) to ensure public safety.   ...

2015 06 17
The NDP is ready to replace the Conservatives

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair marked the end of the parliamentary session on a positive note, by recalling the achievements of his team.   ...

2015 06 16
Tom Mulcair to boost manufacturing and innovation for stronger communities

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair has shared his vision for a prosperous economy and stronger cities with the Economic Club of Canada. The NDP’s plan to diversify Canada’s economy will help deliver stable, full-time employment that the middle class needs to succeed.   ...

2015 06 15
NDP urges Conservatives to implement recommendations for Hong Kong

The NDP is calling on the Canadian government to implement the unanimous recommendations of the Foreign Affairs Committee following its study of the situation in Hong Kong.  ...

2015 06 11
NDP to restore tax credit for labour-sponsored funds

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he will reinstate the Labour Sponsored Venture Capital Corporations (LSVCC) Tax Credit – abolished by the Conservatives – when the NDP becomes government.  ...

2015 06 10
Conservatives shut down debate for the 100th time

Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have once again lowered the bar on accountability. They have stifled democracy by shutting down debate for a record 100th time – all to evade the scrutiny of Canadians and the opposition.  ...

2015 06 10
Conservatives ignore Canadians, ram through Bill C-51

Despite overwhelming opposition from Canadians and evidence from experts that C-51 is dangerous and fails to make Canadians any safer, un-accountable and un-elected Conservative senators passed the bill last night without a second thought.  ...

2015 06 09
Canadians are sick of Conservative and Liberal senate corruption

New Democrats agree with the AG – it’s time for ‘transformative change’ in Senate accountability

Canadians are sick of seeing public money wasted on unaccountable Conservative and Liberal Senators, as the Auditor General outlined in his explosive report on Senate misspending released today.  ...

2015 06 08
NDP moves to protect Employment Insurance premiums

Always looking to better protect Canadian workers and their families, New Democrats will use their opposition day to call on the Harper government to protect worker and employer contributions from political interference in order to improve access to employment insurance.  ...

2015 06 06
Tom Mulcair’s plan to build stronger cities and communities

EDMONTON – Federal NDP and Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair has announced new details of his plan for Stronger Cities and Communities in an address to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Tom Mulcair’s plan will deliver stable, long-term investments in Canada’s core infrastructure, a strategy for public transit to get people moving and a plan to make housing more affordable.  ...

2015 06 04
NDP delivers a plan to fix Nutrition North

On the heels of a successful Respect the North campaign, the NDP has presented a motion aimed at fixing Nutrition North. The motion calls for the immediate inclusion of the fifty communities being left out of Nutrition North, as well as renewed efforts to improve the well-being of Canadians living in isolated communities in Northern Canada.   ...

2015 06 02
NDP secures victory for consumers on pay-to-pay bank fees

The NDP’s recent victories are delivering results for consumers and will put money back into the pockets of hard-working Canadians.

Today, MPs voted in favour of the NDP’s practical proposal to ban banks operating in Canada from charging consumers an extra fee for basic transactions or to get paper statements in the mail. A mandatory financial code of conduct prohibiting pay-to-pay practices by banks operating in Canada will protect Canadian consumers.  ...

2015 06 02
LGBT members of Canadian forces should receive apology for past dismissals

As Pride celebrations start across Canada this month, NDP MP Craig Scott (Toronto-Danforth) is calling on the government to issue an official apology for the decades of discriminatory treatment of LGBT members of the Canadian Forces.  ...

2015 06 01
NDP takes action to protect consumers from pay-to-pay bank fees

On the heels of a successful campaign to end pay-to-pay fees on phone and Internet bills, the NDP’s latest opposition day motion is taking action to protect Canadian consumers from being charged extra by their banks for everyday transactions.   ...

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