May 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – In a vote on Wednesday evening, the Liberal government defeated a bill introduced by MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke) to make labelling mandatory for genetically modified foods.

May 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – On the eve of the vote, New Democrat MP for Laurier – Sainte-Marie, Hélène Laverdière, is still wondering if the Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, supports her Private Member’s Bill to give him the necessary powers to ensure the mobility and safety of citizens throughout the country.

May 16th, 2017

OTTAWA – In spite of the government’s refusal to provide the Auditor General with required information, today’s report highlights major problems across multiple departments – notably a failure to provide mental health services to RCMP members.

May 15th, 2017

OTTAWA – Recent polls conducted in 20 swing ridings, currently held by Liberals, found that more than 70% of respondents want the government to keep its campaign promise to reform Canada’s outdated and unfair voting system.

May 10th, 2017

OTTAWA — The NDP will be forcing a vote in Parliament on the Liberal government’s Infrastructure Bank. New Democrats have raised the alarm about the secrecy surrounding the creation of this bank and the costs that Canadians will face in order for corporations to profit from it.

May 3rd, 2017

NDP Public Safety critic, Matthew Dubé, made the following statement on World Press Freedom Day:

May 2nd, 2017

OTTAWA – Following the report from the Standing Committee on National Security on Canada’s National Security Framework, Matthew Dubé (Beloeil – Chambly), NDP critic for public safety and member of the Committee, while satisfied of the work accomplished, believes that some essential recommendations are missing.

May 2nd, 2017

OTTAWA — NDP MP Nathan Cullen continued the #KeepYourPromise tour following the Liberals’ abandonment of their commitment to modernize Canada’s voting system. The second leg of the tour took him to Kingston, Peterborough, Hamilton, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Nanaimo and Vancouver. Despite clear feelings of betrayal, attendees focused on how to put electoral reform back on track.

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 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 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 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

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.