The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) has confirmed the Champlain Bridge toll would cause traffic trouble in the region. Meanwhile, the NDP continues to urge the Conservatives to find a better solution.
The NDP blasted the federal Conservatives today for leaving former Stelco workers and retirees – as well as their families and communities – unprotected in the wake of US Steel Canada filing for bankruptcy protection.
With the Ukrainian President visiting Canada, the NDP is urging the Conservatives to put rhetoric aside and make concrete commitments to assist Ukrainians with the ongoing crisis in their country.
The NDP will be using its day in opposition Tuesday to attempt to convince the government to raise the federal minimum wage.
Hard working families deserve a decent living and this is the reason why the NDP committed today to restore the federal minimum wage and set a path to reach fifteen dollars per hour in their first mandate.
After a two year delay, the Conservatives today ratified a controversial Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with China that will give China’s state-controlled companies the same protection under the law as private Canadian companies.
The NDP is demanding that the Minister of Health explain serious oversights in drug safety, including why drug manufacturers that repeatedly failed to meet safety standards are allowed to distribute their products in Canada.
Health minister Rona Ambrose’s announcement that the government is creating a research program on dementia this morning is good news, but remains insufficient in the fight against the imminent threat posed by this disease. Dementia will affect 1.4 million Canadians over the next 15 years.
New Democrats welcome this week’s Federal Court decision, upholding that the CBC/Radio-Canada has a responsibility to promote the development of minority-language communities across the country.
New Democrats are urging Conservatives to stop playing politics with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) hearings after the Heritage Minister released a statement in the middle of “Let's Talk TV” consultations.
Today’s closure of the North-South Institute, Canada’s world-renowned international development think tank, is an enormous loss to both Canada and the global community.
With 111,800 private sector workers losing their jobs in August, Statistics Canada’s recent jobs report highlights the Conservatives’ continued failure to create jobs and lack of progress in addressing the precarious employment conditions Canadians face.
The NDP is calling for an emergency meeting of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans to shed light on the offshore drilling TransCanada will soon be doing in the fragile ecosystem off the coast of Cacouna.
OTTAWA – The NDP has written to Citizenship and Immigration minister Chris Alexander demanding that the Conservative government agree to help with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish’s efforts to bring injured children from Gaza to Canada for treatment.
NDP Canada Post critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie) has called on the Conservative government to place a moratorium on building post office boxes that are set to replace home mail delivery across the country.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is in Nunavut this week, talking with Nunavummiut about putting their issues first.
NDP Health critic Libby Davies (Vancouver East) is urging Health Canada to reconsider its decision to ban citronella-based insect repellents.
NDP Ethics critic Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) has written to the Director of Public Prosecutions to request he review evidence collected by the RCMP, and make a determination as to whether Nigel Wright should be charged under the Parliament of Canada Act.
After years of fighting to end “pay-to-pay” fees, the NDP is pleased that telecommunications companies have agreed not to gouge certain customers, but is still pushing for an outright ban on this unfair cash grab.
Despite widespread calls for action on retirement security, and growing concern amongst Canadians, Conservatives continue to mismanage one of the most pressing economic issues facing Canada today.
Offshore drilling will begin shortly in Cacouna, home of the endangered beluga whale, and New Democrats are wondering what Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are hiding? NDP requests for scientific documents concerning the drilling have been delegated to the Minister of Natural Resources — not the Minister of the Environment.
Enough is enough. The Conservative government has to eliminate pay-to-pay billing for all industries under the federal jurisdiction.
New Democrats are calling for a moratorium on offshore work near Cacouna until Conservatives make the scientific advice they based their decision to green-light drilling and seismic surveying public — noting that the area is key to the survival of local beluga whales.
An NDP government would launch a national inquiry into the cases of the 1,200 Indigenous women that have been killed or gone missing over the last 30 years in its first 100 days in power.
Statistics Canada released data today that reveals only 45% of Inuit reporting good or excellent health, compared to the Canadian average of 63%.
Stephen Harper should stop ignoring the facts, take a hard look at the shocking statistics about missing and murdered Indigenous women and call for an immediate national inquiry.
After leaving thousands of Canadians waiting years to even obtain a Social Security Tribunal hearing, Conservatives have been caught trying to hide information about how broken the Tribunal system really is.
A new report today from Statistics Canada shows that Employment Insurance claims are up by over 10%, but the number of people receiving benefits fell by over 2,500. More evidence of how Canadians are paying the price for Conservative cuts to EI.
In an effort to help unite progressive voices across Canada, several New Democrat MPs will be taking part in the 2014 People’s Social Forum in Ottawa, the first ever pan-Canadian social forum.
It’s time again for Stephen Harper’s annual trip to Canada’s North, but after 8 years of Conservative government, Northerners still haven’t seen action on their priorities.
In an historic speech before the Canadian Medical Association, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair promised that a New Democrat government would restore previous levels of healthcarefunding to the provinces and cancel the Conservatives’ $36 billion in cuts.
More than ever, New Democrats are convinced that we need to investigate allegations of intimidation and political interference that continue to emerge in connection with the targeted audits of charities undertaken by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Following the discovery of a 15-year-old First Nations girl’s body in a Winnipeg river, New Democrats are again urging the Conservative government to take action and call a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.
The conclusions drawn in a Transportation Safety Board (TSB) report into the July 6, 2013 Lac-Mégantic derailment, which caused 47 deaths, was decisive: the government shares part of the blame and must restore measures to monitor railway companies as quickly as possible.
New Democrats and The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) are calling on Conservatives to postpone the enforcement of the anti-spam legislation to give small business owners more time to adjust.
The vast majority of Canadians agree with the NDP that Canada urgently needs a national strategy to address seniors’ care, according to the Canadian Medical Association Report card released today.
Admission of a significant error in Statistics Canada’s July jobs report highlights the cost of Conservative cuts to the agency.
Today a judge in Guelph found former Conservative operative Michael Sona guilty of election fraud but said other people were involved in the scheme – the largest electoral fraud in Canadian history.
In spite of what Stephen Harper’s Conservatives say, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) is clear in his latest report: the federal government is recklessly cutting programs regardless of how well they work.
Admission of a significant error in Statistics Canada’s July jobs report highlights the cost of Conservative cuts to the agency and the negative impact on other government services such as Employment Insurance.
A Conservative attempt to impose invasive US tax laws on Canadians has hit a snag as a group of citizens have filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court alleging that the legislation is unconstitutional.
New Democrats are urging the Conservative government to respond immediately to the devastating breach of the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond where billions of litres of toxic water and sands have been released into the surrounding lakes and rivers.
Canada’s expanded sanctions against Russia continue to shield three Russian tycoons with reportedly significant business ties with Canada. Stephen Harper has once again left out Sergei Chemezov, Igor Sechin and Vladimir Yakunin who have been sanctioned by other countries including the United States.
Amidst the ongoing Conservative crackdown on Canadian charities, NDP National Revenue Critic Murray Rankin (Victoria) wrote today to James Rajotte, chair of the House of Commons Finance Committee, to request special summer meetings to investigate the matter.
Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair wrote to Prime Minister Harper today, urging him to support a growing movement to bring injured children from Gaza to Canada for treatment.