The government should make the labelling of food products containing ingredients that have been genetically modified mandatory, claims the NDP.
Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair today unveiled the New Democratic vision for Canada’s energy future—a comprehensive vision based on partnership, sustainability and long-term prosperity.
NDP MP Guy Caron
New Democrats are concerned about the recent escalation of protests in Thailand. At least four people have died during more than a week of political unrest.
The Conservatives are continuing their pattern of misleading Canadians by re-announcing measures on pre-paid credit cards and gas pump accuracy that won’t even take effect until 2014.
The NDP rejects the majority report of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee which states that the current level of disclosure is “sufficient for the transparency and accountability of the House of Commons”.
NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) presented a motion in the House of Commons this week to honour the remarkable achievements and contributions made by Colonel Chris Hadfield. The motion states, “That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate August 29th each year as Chris Hadfield Day.”
The world is at a tipping point in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria and NDP MP Hélène Laverdière is urging the Conservative government to increase its commitment to the Global Fund at Monday’s Fourth Replenishment Conference in Washington, D.C.
International lawyers, representatives from other countries, and civil society groups – including the International Committee of the Red Cross – all agree that Canadian cluster munition legislation would severely undermine the very treaty it is supposed to implement.
New Democrats want to address the scourge of drinking and driving by giving police forces the necessary tools to keep drunk drivers off of our streets.
Today New Democrats moved to split the Conservative cyberbullying bill (C-13) in order to put the focus squarely on legislative reform to make the distribution of intimate images without consent illegal. This would have ensured that other unrelated provisions were dealt with separately.
With a Parliamentary Committee reviewing the Conflict of Interest Act, Canadians must keep a close eye on the Conservative government to see whether they will use this opportunity to strengthen the Act, or continue down the path of entitlement, insider access and secrecy.
Twelve years after deregulating rail safety through the Safety Management Systems regime, the federal government cannot ensure the safety of Canada’s railways, according to the Auditor General.
New Democrats are calling on the Canadian government to respond to political turmoil and human rights abuses in Central African Republic.
Today’s report from the Auditor General showed once again how Conservative mismanagement has led to a serious deterioration of the systems Canadians rely on to keep us safe.
It’s been nearly a quarter of a century since MPs passed a unanimous resolution to end child poverty in Canada – but unfortunately under the Conservatives no progress has been made.
The NDP Member of Parliament for Sackville—Eastern Shore, Peter Stoffer, has been named the Maclean’s Magazine 2013 Parliamentarian of the Year. The title is awarded based on votes from MPs of all political stripes.
New Democrats are honoring National Child's Day by launching a petition - Stand Up for First Nations children - to highlight the largest funding gap in children's education across the country.
Drug shortages have become a major problem in Canada – and costly headache for provinces – but an NDP MP is proposing a bill that will address this problem.
Today, NDP Consumer Affairs Critic Glenn Thibeault (Sudbury) introduced legislation that would ban television blackouts for live sporting events held in venues constructed with the help of public financing.
Instead of strengthening ethics standards, the Conservative government undermines accountability and uses loopholes to skirt the rules.
The conservative majority of the Standing Committee on National Defence voted against a New Democrat motion seeking to limit the excessive use of in camera provisions, which keeps important parliamentary work hidden from the public eye.
Nearly four years ago a helicopter crashed off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 17 people. Canadian offshore workers are still facing unnecessary risk because the Conservatives have failed to implement key safety recommendations.
Canadians’ right to know about what their government is doing has been systematically attacked by Stephen Harper's Conservatives.
An urgent review is needed into the impact of Conservative changes that increased costs for bar and restaurant owners to book foreign singers and artists in Canada’s small music venues.
The federal government needs to explain why it deliberately suppressed key evidence about the rape and sexual abuse of children that occurred at the notorious St. Anne’s Residential School.
In a dangerous ‘catch-22’, Health Canada has approved thousands of prescription drugs but doesn’t have the legal authority to issue recalls if they are found to be harmful.
Provinces, experts and even the Canadian Chamber of Commerce have joined together to criticize the Conservative government’s interference in provincial skills training programs – programs that are already working very well according to independent studies.
Ahead of this Friday’s First Ministers’ meeting, the NDP is urging the Conservative government to take immediate action to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP).
Conservative delays and mismanagement froze $16 million in vital government funding, showing once again the government’s lack of commitment to fight homelessness.
Bilingualism has experienced severe setbacks since the Conservatives came to power, according to a new report from the Commissioner of Official Languages.
The New Democratic Party is condemning the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s change of name and mandate—and reiterating concerns that the Conservatives are manipulating the institution for propaganda purposes.
As the Keystone XL pipeline plan threatens to ship thousands of quality Canadian jobs south of the border, New Democrats have introduced an Opposition Day motion to protect Canada’s long-term economic and environmental prosperity.
The NDP is criticizing the Conservative government for its shameful practice of discharging injured soldiers from the military before they reach ten years of service and qualify for a pension.
The Conservative majority of the Standing Committees on Procedure and House Affairs and on the Status of Women voted today against a New Democrat motion seeking to limit the excessive use of in camera provisions, which keeps important parliamentary work hidden from the public eye.
OTTAWA – In the wake of the Environment Commissioner’s latest report New Democrats are slamming the Conservatives’ failure to protect at-risk species and Canada’s biodiversity.
Five years after the recession the Conservatives have failed to revive the economy and the number of Canadians relying on food banks remains higher than pre-2008 figures.
The Conservative majority of the Standing Committee on Official Languages voted against a New Democrat motion seeking to limit the excessive use of in-camera provisions, which keeps important parliamentary work hidden from the public eye.
Deeply concerned by the Dominican Constitutional Court’s recent decision to denationalize thousands of descendants of Haitian immigrants, Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair wants to know what actions the Conservative government has taken since the NDP sounded the alarm.
NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) and deputy Environment critic François Choquette (Drummond) are laying out practical ways to prioritize the protection of Canada’s land, air and water at the Environment Committee in the coming months.
NDP Veterans Affairs critic Peter Stoffer (Sackville-Eastern Shore) blasted the Conservative government today for attempting to balance its books on the backs of veterans and their families.
In the past six years Conservative Ministers have spent $354 million of taxpayers’ money on their own offices. Money for spin doctors, drivers, office furnishings and bonuses.
As Stephen Harper begins this weekend’s Conservatives Convention in Calgary he has a lot to explain to his base.
In the wake of the Privacy Commissioner’s report revealing critical security deficiencies at multiple federal departments, New Democrats are again demanding that the Conservatives take their responsibility to protect Canadians’ personal information seriously.