The NDP is putting pressure on the Liberal government to finally bring charges against Volkswagen related to their cheating on emissions tests. Today, a lawsuit has been filed against Environment Minister Catherine McKenna for refusing to properly investigate and prosecute the VW diesel engine fraud.
OTTAWA – New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to fix the broken NEB process, and to meaningfully consult with Indigenous Peoples in order to develop a true nation-to-nation relationship. The NDP is urging the Liberals to fix the process after the Supreme Court of Canada decided today that consultations with Indigenous Peoples in the Clyde River case had been entirely inadequate.
EMERSON – The NDP Critic for Immigration and Refugees, Jenny Kwan, visited Emerson, Manitoba on Friday to get a frontline account of the increased irregular border crossings since the US travel ban was announced.
OTTAWA – New Democrats are calling on Sears Canada to halt bonuses for executives and instead pay the severance due to laid-off workers. Consecutive Conservative and Liberal governments have failed to fix the legislation that allows companies like Sears to pay top executives a bonus instead of paying severance due to workers when facing bankruptcy.
OTTAWA – NDP Ethics Critic, Nathan Cullen, has asked the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner to open an investigation into an arrangement between a Liberal Cabinet Minister’s Office and an industry group with deep Liberal ties.
OTTAWA – New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to protect pensions and health care benefits of Sears Canada employees and retirees. This call comes after reports today that the company filed a motion asking to suspend $3.7 million worth of monthly payments to its pension and post-retirement benefit plan.