2015 05 21
Conservatives failing Canadians on drug safety

The Conservative government should be doing more to detect problems before unsafe drugs hit the market and need to be recalled, the NDP said today.

Access to Information documents obtained by La Presse revealed that the frequency of drug recalls has increased dramatically under the Conservatives.  ...

2015 05 21
The NDP will reinstate door-to-door mail delivery

An NDP Government will cancel Canada Post’s plan to eliminate door-to-door mail delivery and will reinstate delivery in all communities affected by cuts announced in December 2013.  ...

2015 05 17
Statement by the NDP on International Day Against Homophobia

NDP LGBT critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt – Juan de Fuca) made the following statement today on International Day Against Homophobia:

 “Today, Canadians are standing together to say no to homophobia and transphobia in our local communities, both here in Canada and around the world.  ...

2015 05 14
NDP reacts to the loss of 1,750 more jobs at Bombardier

The Conservative Government has lost more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs in Canada since its election in 2006

The 1,750 layoffs at Bombardier Aerospace is just the latest in an ever-growing number of manufacturing job losses overseen by this Conservative government.  ...

2015 05 14
NDP calls for national strategy for eating disorders

Anorexia and bulimia wreak havoc among youth and too little is done in Ottawa to raise public and media awareness. That is why New Democrat MP Laurin Liu will table a motion in the House of Commons calling for a national strategy for eating disorders.  ...

2015 05 11
Let’s honour our covenant with veterans

With their latest opposition day motion, the NDP is urging the Conservatives to recognize its obligation to past and present members of the Canadian Armed Forces.  ...

2015 05 08
Denis Blanchette tables bill for Pont de Québec

Conservative government could save tax payers $100M by adopting it

New Democrat MP Denis Blanchette (Louis-Hébert) is calling on the Conservatives to prioritize and adopt his Bill C-676 to force CN to repaint the Pont de Québec, tabled today in the House of Commons.  ...

2015 05 07
Conservatives still get an F in official languages

Once again the Commissioner of Official Languages’ latest report gives the Conservatives a failing grade when it comes to official languages. Immigration is the cornerstone of today’s report and he urges the government to take action.  ...

2015 05 07
Let’s end the unfair tax on women

With their latest opposition day motion, the NDP is urging the Conservatives to end their unfair tax on women and remove the GST/ federal portion of the HST from feminine hygiene products.  ...

2015 05 06
Canadian Member of Parliament, Peter Stoffer Knighted by the Netherlands

Peter Stoffer, MP (Sackville-Eastern Shore) today received the Dutch honour Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau. The prestigious decoration is bestowed by the King of the Netherlands on persons who have rendered outstanding service to society.  ...

2015 05 06
Liberals must vote against C-51

It’s not too late for the Liberals to join the NDP and the millions of Canadians who oppose the Conservatives’ devastating Bill C-51, which will undermine our rights and freedoms.  ...

2015 05 05
Denis Blanchette presents bill to repaint Pont de Quebec

After the Conservative government’s failure to fix the Pont de Quebec once and for all, Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair and NDP MP Denis Blanchette (Louis-Hébert) tabled a bill today to repaint the historic infrastructure.  ...

2015 05 04
NDP calling for action on Deschamps Report

New Democrats are calling for senior defence staff to appear at committee following last week’s shocking report from former Supreme Court Justice Marie Deschamps about sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces.  ...

2015 04 29
Conservatives vote against passenger rail services

The future of VIA Rail passenger train service is threatened now that the Conservatives have voted against the NDP bill to protect vital rail links and their funding.  ...

2015 04 28
Auditor General finds more Conservative mismanagement

Report finds broad failings in public health, support for First Nations, protect members of the Canadian Forces and in financial management.

Another report from the Auditor General finds Conservative mismanagement across the Federal Government.

“Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are still taking Canada in the wrong direction and are plagued by mismanagement and scandals” said NDP MP Malcolm Allen (Welland). “This report shows that the Conservatives haven’t been looking out for the public good.”  ...

2015 04 24
Isabelle Morin moving up the ranks in NDP Shadow Cabinet

In preparation for the 2015 election, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has chosen to further strengthen his Shadow Cabinet by giving new responsibilities to MP Isabelle Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine). Morin will be the new deputy critic for Seniors – an important role in fulfilling the NDP’s promise to better protect seniors by returning the retirement age to 65 and expanding the Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan.  ...

2015 04 22
Conservatives bend to NDP pressure on protections for interns in budget

On the eve of a vote on the NDP’s Intern Protection Act, the Conservatives finally bent to pressure and promised greater protections for unpaid interns in Budget 2015.  ...

2015 04 21
Conservative budget stubbornly spends billions on wealthiest few

“A cynical approach that fails to give cities the flexibility to get Canadians moving”

Canadians have been waiting for a Budget from Ottawa that’s focused on their priorities and the needs of the middle class – not just the wealthiest among us. After ten years of Conservative deficits and mismanagement, Canada’s middle class families are working harder and falling further behind.  ...

2015 04 18
NDP moves to protect BC Coast from oil spills

In the wake of the recent toxic fuel spill off the coast of Vancouver, the NDP is reiterating its call for the Conservatives to immediately reverse reckless cuts made to marine safety and will bring the issue to Parliament for debate in its next opposition day motion.    ...

2015 04 17
NDP calls for emergency debate on Wheat Board transfer

NDP MP Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre) has sent a letter to the Speaker of the House of Commons calling for an emergency debate on the transfer of a majority stake in the former Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) to foreign hands.  ...

2015 04 16
NDP demands a public review of Cirque du Soleil takeover

According to the NDP, the Cirque du Soleil’s takeover by foreign interests must be reviewed publicly.

“This transaction is subject to the Investment Canada Act; and the Conservative government has the obligation to ensure that this foreign takeover will offer a clear advantage to Canada. This review must also be transparent,” said the NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher).  ...

2015 04 16
Veterans denied access to care while beds sit empty

New Democrats joined veterans and their families to repeat their call for the federal government to allow all veterans access to Department of Veterans Affairs run hospitals and long-term care facilities across the country.     ...

2015 04 15
Outrageous sale of CWB another slap in the face to Canadian farmers

New Democrats are outraged that a majority stake in the former Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) is being sold to a partnership between US firm Bunge and a subsidiary of the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co.  ...

2015 04 15
Conservative inaction harming our economy

Today’s Bank of Canada decision to cut its growth forecast to zero is alarming and more evidence that Conservative inaction is harming Canadian families and communities.  ...

2015 04 14
New Democrats ramp-up campaign to reverse Harper’s coast guard cuts

Today, New Democrat MPs and candidates ramped up their campaign to reverse the Harper government’s reckless cuts to BC Coast Guard services.

“An NDP government will immediately re-open the Kitsilano Coast Guard base, re-open the Marine Communications and Traffic Service Centre in Ucluelet, and stop closures of these centres in Vancouver and Comox,” said NDP Fisheries and Oceans deputy critic Fin Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam).  ...

2015 04 14
PM and cabinet owe $2.7 million under proposed balanced budget bill

The Official Opposition is calling on Stephen Harper to put his money where his mouth is regarding his government’s proposed balanced budget legislation. Conservatives have added more to Canada’s debt than any other previous government and should therefore reimburse 5% of their ministerial salaries for each of the seven years their government ran deficits.  ...

2015 04 10
Conservatives’ failure to prepare for oil spills putting Canada’s coasts at risk

This week’s bunker fuel spill from a vessel off the coast of Vancouver should serve as a wakeup call for Canadians. The Conservative government must do more to improve Canada`s ability to respond to spills in the marine environment.   ...

2015 04 10
Welcome to Panama Mr. Harper

The NDP is encouraging Stephen Harper to accept Arthur Porter’s invitation to visit him in prison, while the prime minister attends the Summit of the Americas in Panama, and tell him in person that he will be removed from the Privy Council and stripped of his “Honourable” title.  ...

2015 04 08
The Conservatives' death bed conversion to balanced budgets‎ rings hollow

The past has a tendency to repeat itself and the NDP is highly suspicious of the motives behind Joe Oliver’s plans to table a balanced budget law.

The Harper conservatives have broken records in terms of bad fiscal management. Under Stephen Harper’s watch, the Conservatives have tabled 7 deficits in a row. The Conservatives even registered the highest deficit in Canada’s history, putting the books at 56 billion in the red in 2006.  ...

2015 04 02
Victory for belugas and the St. Lawrence

TransCanada confirms it won’t build oil terminal at Cacouna

New Democrat MPs Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques) and François Lapointe (Montmagny—L’Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) are pleased that plans to build an oil port at Cacouna have been dropped.  ...

2015 04 02
All Canadians deserve access to affordable nutritious food

As the Conservatives have failed to ensure that Northerners have secure access to nutritious and affordable food, NDP MPs are again taking concrete action to fix the Nutrition North Program.  ...

2015 04 01
Conservatives talk out of both sides of their mouth on public safety

The NDP denounces the Conservatives’ hypocrisy on public safety. While they continue to talk about the importance of victims’ rights, the Conservative government is about to slash in half funding for an important victimization prevention program.  ...

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