October 20th, 2017

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has officially wrapped up the business of his Ontario Legislative Assembly office and formally submitted his resignation to the Speaker of the House at Queen's Park today.

October 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – The NDP has called on the Federal Ethics Commissioner to launch a formal investigation into Finance Minister Bill Morneau and an unprecedented conflict of interest relating to his vast financial holdings and government legislation tabled in his name.

October 12th, 2017

OTTAWA – The NDP is demanding answers from the Liberal government regarding the use of a questionnaire employed by the RCMP at a border crossing point for asylum seekers which has the makings of a religious values test.

October 11th, 2017

“This is one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard of,” said NDP Finance Critic, Alexandre Boulerice, of the Liberal government’s move to tax employee discounts. “The Liberals refuse to crack down on tax havens or loopholes used by their wealthy friends and big corporations, but now they want to target these small benefits for employees? This is cruel and unusual.”

October 10th, 2017

OTTAWA – On World Mental Health Day, NDP Veterans Affairs Critic Irene Mathyssen is calling on the government to greatly improve its supports for veterans’ mental health.

October 5th, 2017

OTTAWA – The NDP has introduced a motion in the House of Commons that gives the Liberal government one year to begin negotiations with the provinces in order to implement universal pharmaceutical drug coverage for all Canadians.

October 3rd, 2017

OTTAWA – In five reports released today, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development found the Liberal government has failed to take necessary action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or deal with the impacts of climate change.

September 28th, 2017

OTTAWA – The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report today that examined the costs of a national pharmacare program and found that even with high levels of coverage, a public drug plan would save Canadians more than $4 billion a year.

September 20th, 2017

Ottawa – New Democrats are demanding the Liberals double the allotted time for consultations on tax fairness and expand the scope beyond small businesses to include large corporations, loopholes for CEOs and international tax havens.

September 19th, 2017

OTTAWA – The Status of Women Committee was supposed to meet on Tuesday but that meeting was cancelled; the latest example of how the work to address the economic insecurity facing Canadian women is being slowed down, says NDP Status of Women critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo-Ladysmith).

September 15th, 2017

HAMILTON – Today, New Democrats launched their “End Pension Theft” Campaign. With labour leaders by their side, the NDP announced a plan to introduce legislation that would protect the pensions workers and retirees have earned.

September 14th, 2017

OTTAWA – The NDP is calling on the federal Liberal government to begin talks with US officials to secure an agreement which will ensure free travel over the border following the legalization of cannabis in Canada.

September 13th, 2017

MONTREAL — As part of the celebrations marking the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, NDP MPs Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga) and Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou) are calling on the federal government to develop a National Indigenous Housing Strategy. This call echoes the recommendations made last June by the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA).