2015 11 27
Mulcair lays out plan to make COP21 a success

Canada’s progressive opposition is committed to ensuring COP21 is a success. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was joined by NDP’s environment critic Nathan Cullen today to present the party’s expectations for the Paris conference.    ...

2015 11 20
Liberals must keep their promises

Liberals’ Economic Update projects a significantly deteriorated fiscal situation, setting up the table for breaking their promises to Canadians.

 “We’re deeply concerned that the Liberals are playing the “cupboard is bare” routine to set the table for breaking their promises to Canadians,” said NDP finance critic Guy Caron. “Liberals are still promising to balance the books in their fourth year but they’re on track for a $5 billion deficit based on today’s numbers. They must reject deeper cuts to public services Canadians rely on.”  ...

2015 11 19
Ramsey demands an end to TPP secrecy

Following a bilateral meeting at the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit, the United States President exposed the Prime Minister’s true intentions to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Today’s revelations fly in the face of Liberal campaign promises of open and public consultations.  ...

2015 11 19
Liberal government must stand up for aerospace workers

New Democrats are calling on the government to protect good, sustainable jobs in Bombardier while minimizing risks to taxpayers. 

“The livelihood of thousands of Quebecers and Canadians could be affected by the Trudeau government’s decision,” said NDP MP Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert). “Quebec is seeking federal support to save the Montreal company and protect a sector which directly employs 41,750 people in Quebec alone. The government can do this responsibly to minimize any risk to taxpayers.””     ...

2015 11 18
Liberals must push for better deal on TPP

LOUISEVILLE — Amidst reports that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has privately told world leaders he will ensure passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership deal, Liberal Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland now says she won’t honour the dairy compensation package revealed during the election.  ...

2015 11 17
Government needs to act swiftly on poverty

As the number of Canadians forced to turn to food banks is climbing, the Liberals need to move quickly to adopt a robust poverty reduction strategy, the NDP said today. More than 850,000 Canadians rely on food banks each month to put food on the table.    ...

2015 11 12
Mulcair announces progressive opposition’s shadow cabinet

OTTAWA —NDP Leader Tom Mulcair announced the shadow cabinet for Canada’s progressive opposition today. 

“Our shadow cabinet is ready to get results for Canadians and ensure the new government fulfills its promises for change,” said Mulcair. “This is a strong NDP team that’s ready to move forward with hope and optimism.”  ...

2015 11 05
NDP statement on Veterans’ week

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Veterans’ week:

“Every day Canadian men and women risk their lives to protect those in danger and to defend peace, justice, equality and freedom around the world. It is thanks to them, and those who sacrificed before them, that today we may live in peace and freedom. Veterans’ Week is an opportunity to pay tribute to our veterans and acknowledge their significant contributions. They deserve our gratitude, respect and support.  ...

2015 11 04
Tom Mulcair welcomes new cabinet

Following the swearing in ceremony today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair congratulates Prime Minister Trudeau and welcomes the appointment of Canada’s new Cabinet.

“It’s clear from the election results that Canadians were ready for change,” said Mulcair. “Today’s swearing in ceremony turns another page on the previous administration. While this change is welcome in Ottawa, progress made in the coming months and years will reveal the strength of that change.”  ...

2015 10 29
NDP calls for urgent action on Syrian refugee resettlement

Today, the NDP called on the new government to urgently release an action plan outlining how Canada will get thousands of Syrian refugees resettled in the country by the end of the year.  ...

2015 10 23
New Democrats hold first caucus meeting ahead of 42nd parliament

British Columbia MP, Peter Julian, named NDP House Leader

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair convened the first meeting of his new caucus this afternoon. Speaking via teleconference, Mulcair welcomed newly elected and re-elected MPs and outlined the caucus priorities for the 42nd Parliament.   ...

2015 10 17
Boulerice: break the habit of Liberal and Conservative corruption

Today, NDP deputy Ethics critic, Alexandre Boulerice noted that with 48 hours until election day, the latest Liberal scandal raises more questions than there are answers.   ...

2015 10 15
Trudeau must take clear position on TPP

The NDP is welcoming new Canadian social and labour organizations joining others in demanding Justin Trudeau make his views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) clear to Canadians before Election Day.  ...

2015 10 14
Harper’s secret TPP deal will hike prescription costs: Mulcair

NDP fighting for cheaper prescription drugs for seniors and all Canadians

Health care and caring for an aging population are among the significant challenges Canada’s next Prime Minister will face, said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. The NDP is focused on what matters to Canadians, including more home care and nursing home beds for seniors; more doctors, nurses and clinics, and less expensive prescriptions across the country with a universal drug plan.  ...

2015 10 14
Mulcair would ensure access to healthcare for transgender Canadians, unlike Harper or Trudeau

“It’s a question of rights and it’s a question of health” – Tom Mulcair

A week after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau dodged the question and shirked said responsibility, when asked whether he would provide federal leadership on access to healthcare for transgender people, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was unequivocal.  ...

2015 10 13
TPP DECISION WATCH – Day 8 – Still no decision from Trudeau

It’s been 8 days since the Trans Pacific Partnership was announced and Justin Trudeau continues to dodge questions about whether he supports the deal or not.  ...

2015 10 12
Trudeau cuts will hurt front line services Canadians rely on

Justin Trudeau confirmed today that he plans to cut $6.5 billion from public services Canadians rely on.

“The Liberals plan to cut $3 billion per year as of budget 2019,” said NDP candidate Andrew Thomson (Eglinton—Lawrence). “That’s 5% of non-statutory spending. It’s a very deep cut that will hurt Canadians.”  ...

2015 10 12
Mulcair: British Columbians are ready for change to the NDP

NDP plans for more doctors and clinics, cheaper prescriptions, cleaner environment

MAPLE RIDGE — In British Columbia, it’s a two way race between New Democrats and Conservatives and it’s the NDP that has the plan to bring real change to Ottawa, said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. The NDP’s plan expands access to health care for millions of Canadians, defends and creates good jobs, delivers strong action on climate change and is the change Canadians are waiting for.  ...

2015 10 11
Mulcair: it’s NDP that beats Conservatives on Vancouver Island

NDP promises more doctors, cheaper prescriptions, and action on climate change

It’s a two way race between the NDP and the Conservatives on Vancouver Island, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said today as he promoted the NDP’s ambitious plans to improve health care, tackle climate change and create good paying jobs.  ...

2015 10 10
Mulcair brings plan to build Canada of our dreams to Victoria

NDP will expand health care, support affordable childcare and democratic reform

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair highlighted the NDP election platform, outlining his ambitious plan to work with British Columbians and build the Canada of our dreams. The NDP’s comprehensive plan includes commitments to kick-start our economy and create jobs, support and expand Canada’s health care system, and take strong action against climate change.  ...

2015 10 10
Mulcair plan includes strong commitments on mental health

On World Mental Health Day, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair highlighted the NDP’s commitments to improve mental health services for Canadians and their families. The NDP’s comprehensive plans to improve health care include new funding for mental health and action on aging-related diseases.  ...

2015 10 10
Prominent Québec academics tell us why they support the NDP

Impressed by the NDP’s approach in this campaign, prominent Québec academics including Charles Taylor, Daniel Weinstock, Jocelyn Maclure and Pascale Dufour,  have published an op-ed today saying in this election, they are supporting Tom Mulcair for Prime Minister.  ...

2015 10 10
Harper must release details of secret TPP side deals

Canadians deserve to know what jobs Harper has traded away with his TPP backroom deals

NDP auto critic Brian Masse says Stephen Harper must be straight with Canadians about what other jobs he’s sold-out as part of secret side deals he’s cut with his TPP partners.  ...

2015 10 09
Harper needs to come clean on unfair TPP auto rules

Harper must release all details on new TPP rules for auto parts and cars

NDP auto critic Brian Masse (Windsor West) called on Stephen Harper to come clean with Canadians about the new rules on regional content in the auto sector that he negotiated under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  ...

2015 10 09
Mulcair releases plan to build the Canada of our dreams

NDP would expand healthcare, create affordable childcare, and kick-start the economy

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair released the NDP election platform, outlining his ambitious plan to work with Canadians and build the Canada of our dreams. The comprehensive document included commitments to kick-start the economy and create jobs, support and expand Canada’s health care system, and take action on climate change.  ...

2015 10 08
New Democrats have the strongest plan against poverty

In response to Campaign 2000’s analysis of child poverty in Canada, New Democrats reaffirmed their commitment to fighting poverty.

“I don't accept that hundreds of thousands of kids go to school in the morning without having eaten” said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. “We'll get rid of the stock option loophole that exists for CEO's and that $500 million will be paid over dollar for dollar to help those kids get out of poverty.”  ...

2015 10 08
NDP REALITY CHECK: US got a better deal than Harper on TPP

Senior Democrats like Hillary Clinton are standing up for a better deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the United States. As they should.  ...

2015 10 08
NDP only party to commit to increasing development assistance

Harper’s lost decade has left Canada on the sidelines: Laverdière

NDP International Development critic Hélène Laverdière announced that an NDP government would commit $500 million in new funding for Canada’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) over the next four years.  ...

2015 10 08
Harper and Trudeau wrong on secret trade deal and C-51

Mulcair says ‘Real change’ doesn’t mean standing with Harper every time it counts

“Only the NDP will stand up for a better deal for Canada and Canadian workers on the Trans Pacific Partnership,” said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair today. During a town-hall meeting, Mulcair drew the link between Justin Trudeau’s support for C-51 and his support for the TPP.  ...

2015 10 08
Trudeau knows one thing about TPP: his caucus won’t have a say

The Liberal leader hasn’t been able to say where he stands on TPP, but made it clear his caucus will be whipped for the vote

Despite a determined effort to avoid answering the question, Justin Trudeau ended up spilling the beans on his plan to suppress any opposition to Harper’s TPP from his next caucus.  ...

2015 10 07
NDP will usher in new era of Nation to Nation relationship

Mulcair government will invest in Indigenous education, housing, and clean water

Speaking to the Assembly of First Nations today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made a powerful commitment to a new era of Nation to Nation relationship, based on respect and on real investments to close the gaps in Indigenous education, health care, clean drinking water and housing.  ...

2015 10 06
NDP fighting for Internet freedoms

Conservatives can’t be trusted to protect online freedom of expression

The NDP will not be bound by a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that re-writes Canada’s copyright laws against the interests of Canadians.  ...

2015 10 06
Harper admits his TPP deal will devastate auto industry

One day after Trade Minister Ed Fast said the auto sector would have to “adapt” due to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Stephen Harper announced a woefully inadequate plan that concedes what we already know: his TPP deal means thousands of lost jobs.  ...

2015 10 06
Mulcair blasts Harper and Trudeau over health care cuts

NDP promises more family doctors, cheaper prescriptions, and better home care

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is fighting for Canadians’ health care, so more people have access to doctors and nurses; more home care and nursing home beds for seniors, and less expensive prescriptions across the country with a universal drug plan.  ...

2015 10 06
Mulcair celebrates Canadian Nobel Prize win in Physics

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement:

“On behalf of New Democrats, I join with Canadians in congratulating Arthur B. McDonald, professor emeritus at Queen's University, for co-winning the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. McDonald’s research and his work at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory will influence basic theories of physics and inspire future generations of young scientists.  ...

2015 10 06
Tom Mulcair is the only leader ready to take a plan to act on climate change to the Paris conference

Harper and Trudeau have no climate plan as informal United Nations talks reveal hope for a ‘’durable’ deal

As talks ramp-up ahead of the United Nations climate conference in Paris, it is clear that Tom Mulcair is the only leader ready with a climate change plan to reverse Canada’s reputation as a climate laggard.  ...

2015 10 06
Harper’s secret TPP will make health care more expensive, hurt dairy industry

Tom Mulcair will fight to protect Canadians’ access to affordable medications and defend dairy farmers

NDP candidates Erin Selby (Saint-Boniface—Saint-Vital) and Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé) today outlined the NDP’s concerns around the negative impact of Stephen Harper’s secret TPP deal.  ...

2015 10 06
What is Trudeau promising to spend on affordable housing?

Liberal platform fails to reveal details of spending plans on the critical Housing file

Justin Trudeau unveiled his platform yesterday, but instead of clarifying his Housing offer, he confirmed fears that cities will have absolutely no clarity on what he plans to invest. Canadians deserve a clear answer to a simple question: What exactly is Justin Trudeau promising to invest in Housing?”  ...

2015 10 05
Mulcair to stop Harper’s damage to the CBC and Canadian arts

NDP to invest in strengthening the CBC and Canadian arts and culture

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair today announced an NDP government will invest in high quality Canadian content and put Canada’s national broadcaster on a secure, long-term footing. He further committed to supporting artists, filmmakers and digital content creators.  ...

2015 10 05
Liberal platform confirms ‘real change’ is actually ‘real cuts’

$2-billion in health cuts are guaranteed, in addition to $6.5-billion in general cuts.

Justin Trudeau unveiled his platform today, confirming that a Liberal government would slash nearly $2-billion from our medicare system, along with at least $6.5-billion in cuts from unnamed federal services.  ...

2015 10 04
Mulcair champions jobs on SW Ontario momentum tour in Essex

Slams Stephen Harper for the Loss of 400,000 manufacturing jobs

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in Essex today, joined by NDP candidate Tracey Ramsey (Essex), as part of his six city Southwestern Ontario Whistle-Stop Harper tour.  ...

2015 10 04
Statement by Tom Mulcair in honour of the Sisters in Spirit Vigils

“On this day of the Sisters in Spirit Vigils, New Democrats stand with the Native Women’s Association of Canada and all those who grieve in honouring the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada. New Democrats also join with people across Canada who are participating in the REDress Project, a powerful symbol of lost indigenous women and girls.  ...

2015 10 04
Mulcair champions jobs on SW Ontario momentum tour in London

Slams Stephen Harper for the Loss of 400,000 manufacturing jobs

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in London today, joined by NDP candidate German Gutierrez (London-North-Centre), as part of his six city Southwestern Ontario Whistle-Stop Harper tour.  ...

2015 10 04
Mulcair champions jobs on SW Ontario momentum tour in Stratford

Slams Stephen Harper for the Loss of 400,000 manufacturing jobs

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in Stratford today, joined by NDP candidate Ethan Rabidoux(Perth-Wellington), as part of his six city Southwestern Ontario Whistle-Stop Harper tour.  ...

2015 10 04
Mulcair champions jobs on SW Ontario momentum tour in Waterloo

Slams Stephen Harper for the Loss of 400,000 manufacturing jobs

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in Waterloo today, joined by NDP candidate Diane Freeman (Waterloo), as part of his six city Southwestern Ontario Whistle-Stop Harper tour.  ...

2015 10 04
Mulcair champions jobs on SW Ontario Momentum Tour in Brantford

Slams Stephen Harper for the Loss of 400,000 manufacturing jobs

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in Brantford today, joined by NDP candidate Marc Laferriere(Brantford-Brant), as part of his six city Southwestern Ontario Whistle-Stop Harper tour.  ...

2015 10 03
After decade of bungled trade deals, Trudeau Liberals still trust Harper to sign TPP

Liberals won't stand with Mulcair to fight for Canada

Liberal candidates gathered in downtown Ottawa today and refused to agree with Tom Mulcair’s principled stand and unequivocally endorsed Stephen Harper’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) approach.           ...

2015 10 03
Mulcair stands up for Quebec dairy farmers

Mulcair says the NDP won’t accept any deal that hollows out rural communities

A day after NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said that an NDP government would not consider itself bound by Stephen Harper’s Trans-Pacific Partnership, Tom Mulcair visited a Quebec family dairy farm promising to stand up for dairy farms and Canada’s auto sector.  ...

2015 10 02
Ce qu’ils disent de la performance de Thomas Mulcair au débat des chefs

OTTAWA – Le chef du NPD, Thomas Mulcair, est sorti grand gagnant du débat face à face 2015 de TVA

Voici ce qu’on en dit :

« On a vu le meilleur de Thomas Mulcair. De loin son meilleur débat des 5. »  ...

2015 10 02
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 TVA Debate. Tom won the debate hands down and the pundits agree.

Here is what people are saying:  ...

2015 10 02
Tom Mulcair wins the French debate

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair won tonight’s French-language TVA debate.

Mulcair demonstrated leadership and passion while laying out his plan to kick-start the economy and shared his bold vision to address climate change and his intention to restore Canada’s role as a leader on the world stage.   ...

2015 10 02
Our values must be represented on the world stage: Mulcair

Tom Mulcair is committed to keeping Canadians safe, protecting their rights, and repairing the damage done by Stephen Harper’s refusal to live up to Canada’s international responsibilities.  ...

2015 10 02
Only Mulcair’s economic plan can fix Conservative damage

After a decade of Stephen Harper’s failed economic plan, only Tom Mulcair has the right priorities to get our economy back on track.

“If we want to build for the future, we need a solid foundation. We want large corporations to start paying their fair share,” Mulcair said during tonight’s TVA Leaders’ debate. “I don’t accept that in a country as rich as Canada, hundreds of thousands of children go to school hungry. We will also eliminate a fiscal loophole for stock options and we will take this money to eliminate poverty among children and families.”  ...

2015 10 02
Harper fails Canadians on climate change and the environment

NDP plan aims to power up to 2 million homes with clean renewable power

NDP candidate Murray Rankin announced today that Tom Mulcair’s NDP government will introduce a financing mechanismto allow Canadians to safely invest up to $4.5 billion in renewable energy and clean technology as part of the NDP plan to tackle climate change.  ...

2015 10 02
NDP to take action to end Conservative election cheating

NDP’s ‘Voter Protection Act’ will protect Canadian’s votes from partisan interference

Tom Mulcair’s NDP will crack down on the illegal voter suppression tactics the Conservatives are infamous for by introducing the Voter Protection Act.  ...

2015 10 01
Trudeau should repay money brought in by Liberal fundraiser facing OPP charges: NDP

In the wake of last week’s OPP charges against Liberal fundraiser, Gerry Lougheed Jr., NDP Candidate Paul Loewenberg (Sudbury) is calling on Justin Trudeau to pay back funds brought into his campaign by Mr. Lougheed.  ...

2015 10 01
College, university to be more affordable under NDP

Mulcair plan will phase out interest rates on loans, increase available grants

The NDP plan for post-secondary education, launched today by candidates Claire Card (Saskatoon-University), Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West) and Scott Bell (Saskatoon-Grasswood) will make college and university more affordable and accessible for Canadian students and their families.  ...

2015 10 01
After 10 years of Harper’s failure on climate, Mulcair is ready to lead

Following a decade of Stephen Harper’s inaction, Tom Mulcair’s bold leadership on climate change is what Canada needs now.

“Under Stephen Harper’s lack of leadership Canada has become an international laggard on climate change,” said Megan Leslie, NDP Environment Critic (Halifax). “Harper is in denial, or he doesn’t care – either way, his failure to act on climate change is alarming.”  ...

2015 10 01
Honouring seniors like each day is National Seniors Day

For National Seniors Day, the New Democratic Party of Canada today honours the women and men who have contributed so much to making Canada a strong nation and who have built our great country based on values of equality, dignity and compassion.  ...

2015 10 01
Mulcair delivers climate change leadership

50,000 homes and 15,000 apartment units to benefit from energy efficiency retrofits

Building on his plans to make polluters pay and to restore science-based decision making in Canada, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair announced bold investments in sustainable development projects as a part of his commitment to tackling climate change, while creating good jobs for Canadians.  ...