2016 05 03
Liberals refuse to protect our dairy producers

OTTAWA – Today, the Liberal government voted against an NDP motion to protect our dairy producers. The Liberals are therefore breaking their election promises and commitments made at the beginning of their mandate to require all Canadian producers to respect cheese composition standards immediately.  ...

2016 04 27
Liberals consider Star Wars sequel in secret defence consultations

VANCOUVER — The Liberal government has launched a secretive round of defence consultations that puts "everything" on the table, including the privatization of important services like search and rescue and even reconsidering participation in the American's 'Star Wars' ballistic missile defence program.  ...

2016 04 27
Human Rights Tribunal puts liberals under third party management

Angus: After months of delays in protecting indigenous kids, the Human Rights Tribunal has now ordered the Liberal government to take immediate action – essentially putting them under third Party Management

OTTAWA– After the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal landmark ruling that found that the Canadian government discriminates against Indigenous children, the tribunal is now calling out the Liberal government for failing to take action to protect these children.  ...

2016 04 26
NDP: Alberta needs more than a Liberal cabinet meeting

While the Liberal cabinet holds private meetings with high-paid consultants at in the comfort of Kananaskis, many Albertans are being left behind by the decisions of the Liberal government.    ...

2016 04 22
LIBERALS MUST FIX INDIGENOUS MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING SHORTFALL IN BUDGET

OTTAWA —Budget 2016 contained zero new dollars to address the huge shortfall in health and mental health services for Indigenous peoples.

“While these communities require long-term solutions, they also require the immediate supports to address the health and mental health crisis that were entirely missing from the Liberal budget,” says MP Charlie Angus NDP Indigenous and Northern Affairs Critic.  ...

2016 04 20
NDP MOTION: WE MUST PROTECT OUR DAIRY PRODUCERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 20, 2016

NDP MOTION: WE MUST PROTECT OUR DAIRY PRODUCERS

OTTAWA – New Democrats announced today they want to ensure that the Liberal government keeps its election promises and commitments made at the beginning of its mandate and require all Canadian producers to respect cheese composition standards immediately.    ...

2016 04 18
Liberals betray aerospace workers

OTTAWA — New Democrats are calling on the government to withdraw Bill C-10, which would make the layoff of 2,600 Air Canada and Aveos workers permanent. Bill C-10 would allow Air Canada to ship aircraft maintenance jobs out of the country – creating precarious working conditions in the aerospace industry.  ...

2016 04 14
Mathyssen introduces bills to support Veterans

Today, New Democrat Veterans critic Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) introduced two bills supporting Canadian Forces (CF) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) veterans and their families.   The bills, if passed, will provide much needed financial supports.  ...

2016 04 13
Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet presents housing recommendations

Today, New Democrat Housing critic Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga) released the report from her cross-Canada housing tour. After a three-year tour of more than thirty communities, Boutin-Sweet reports that the situation is devastating.  ...

2016 04 05
LIBERAL GOVERNMENT IGNORING WARNINGS, LEAVING FARMERS BEHIND ON TRADE

OTTAWA - Despite warnings from Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz about the negative impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal on Canada, Liberals are pushing ahead while refusing to commit to compensation for industries that will be hurt.  ...