NDP is calling on the Minister of Transport to take immediate action to address the concerns of striking truckers at the Port of Metro Vancouver.
After a decade of secret negotiations, the Conservative government has announced a trade deal with South Korea while refusing to release its details.
The Conservatives are once again failing Indigenous women and girls by issuing a committee report sanctioning their refusal to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
NDP Consumer Affairs critic Glenn Thibeault (Sudbury) has written to the Finance Minister urging him to compel credit card companies to honour their commitment to protect Canadian credit card holders when their cards are compromised.
New Democrat MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier – Maskinongé) tabled a motion in the House of Commons to make reducing food waste a top priority.
New Democrats will be moving forward with pan-Canadian consultations on the Conservatives’ Unfair Elections Act, Bill C-23, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair announced today.
The family members of Canada’s veterans are in need of immediate assistance to help cope with the daily consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder, say New Democrats.
NDP Transport Critic Olivia Chow has presented a plan for the future of Via Rail with a new private members’ bill to preserve this essential service.
New Democrats are challenging the Conservatives to find one credible witness to support Mark Adler’s witch-hunt bill C-520, and think it’s time to hear from the real beneficiaries of the legislation—people like Peter Penashue, Irving Gerstein and Dean Del Mastro.
Conservative changes to the National Energy Board (NEB) pipeline approval process are again resulting in weaker public consultation, says the NDP.
New Democrat MP Pierre Dionne Labelle (Rivière-du-Nord) has tabled a motion in the House of Commons demanding accountability from Conservatives for their continued failure to bring an end to the billions of dollars lost through tax evasion.
Concerned with ensuring respect for official languages and their equality of status within the judicial system, New Democrats are continuing their efforts to make bilingualism an essential condition for the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court of Canada.
As part of his efforts to ensure Parliament reflects Canadians’ political choices, NDP Democratic and Parliamentary Reform critic Craig Scott (Toronto–Danforth) has launched a petition campaign in favour of proportional representation.
The existing application deadlines on the Canada Pension Plan are disqualifying widows and widowers from accessing the CPP benefits of their late spouses. That’s why NDP MP Olivia Chow has put forward new legislation to abolish deadlines that restrict survivor benefit claims to 11 months.
The NDP is calling for Canada to stand up for human rights by immediately imposing sanctions against the Ugandan President for enacting a bill that makes homosexuality illegal.
The daily horror stories of thousands of citizens affected by the pyrrhotite crisis in Trois-Rivières and a good part of Mauricie in Quebec require immediate financial aid from the federal government, say New Democrats.
The government has finally tabled its follow-up report on our adherence to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Nearly two years late, the report confirms that the government is not doing enough to improve quality of life.
While the Conservatives continue to ignore Canadians who are struggling to make ends meet, New Democrats will be fanning out across the country on Saturday to talk with Canadians about the NDP plan to make life more affordable.
New Democrats are calling for Parliamentary action in the wake of the spread of a deadly pig virus to three Canadian provinces. Eighteen cases of the PED virus have now been confirmed on hog farms in Ontario, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island. The NDP is calling on the House of Commons Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food to immediately study the issue.
New Democrats have introduced an Opposition Day motion that would force cross-country hearings on the Conservative election bill—C-23.
Recently released statistics confirming a decline in Canada’s tourism industry worries the NDP.
The NDP is outraged that eight years after Stephen Harper promised to reduce wait times for family doctors, four million Canadians still can’t find a family physician and worse yet, more and more doctors can’t find work.
A new study by Statistics Canada revealed that the Conservatives and Liberals are letting family farms die a slow death.
New Democrats are gravely concerned that the Conservative government is starting to outsource the management of veterans’ private medical records to an American based company.
Today, New Democrat MP, Megan Leslie (Halifax), tabled a bill to strike down Section 11(d) of the Canada Elections Act, which states that Canadian citizens that have lived outside of Canada for more than five years cannot vote.
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to finally take action to end violence against Aboriginal women.
It came as no surprise that the Conservative government attacked current and retired federal public service workers in yesterday’s federal budget.
The NDP is decrying the Conservatives’ decision to not only push through a program that will snatch $300 million from the provinces’ skills training budget but to now impose a deadline for the provinces to get onboard or get left behind.
NDP International Trade critic Don Davies (Vancouver – Kingsway) is urging the Conservative government to release the full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement to Canadians for input before it is finalized.
Conservatives are once again putting their own interests first in their latest budget. They have delayed implementing real help for families until 2015 -- when it serves their political ends best -- and are bullying provinces into accepting their views, in particular concerning skills training.
Instead of taking action now to create good middle class jobs and help Canadians who are struggling to make ends meet, Conservatives are once again putting their own interests first and delaying real help until 2015, when it serves their political ends best.
The NDP is launching a national petition campaign to rally the opposition against the Conservatives’ election reform legislation, Bill C-23.
After nearly running the Canadian Space Agency into the ground with short-sighted budget cuts and sheer incompetence, the Conservatives are now trying to convince Canadians that they’re its biggest champions.
Farmers’ hopes of finally getting their grain to market were slashed last night after the government refused to take action on the grain transportation crisis, reaching from the Prairies to the Port of Vancouver.
While the citizenship bill tabled today contains some important reforms, the Conservative government has included many provisions that are concerning and which will require serious study.
After doing nothing to maintain VIA Rail service in the Gaspé, Conservative inaction is now threatening the only rail line that links Canada from east to west.
An independent study by the Parliamentary Budget Officer has exposed Tony Clement’s attacks against public service employees.
New Democrat MP Anne-Marie Day (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles) slammed the Conservatives for rejecting last night her bill to ensure better representation of women on Crown corporation boards of directors.
Making life more affordable, creating jobs and honouring veterans top the New Democrats’ list of priorities for next week’s budget. The NDP is also calling on the Conservative government to reinstate the EcoEnergy retrofit program.
Thousands of Canadians who waited two years in order to apply for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents will now have to wait another 11 months to apply.
New Democrats have introduced a motion to call the Minister of National of Defence and the chief of Communications Security Establishment Canada John Forster to appear before the defence committee.