February 21st, 2017

NDP MP Tracey Ramsey made the following statement in the House of Commons on the passing of Bob White

February 21st, 2017

François Choquette, NDP Official Languages Critic, made the following statement on International Mother Language Day:

February 21st, 2017

Ottawa - Liberals must move quickly to address the lack of resources at our border in the face of increased numbers of asylum-seekers. They can begin by restoring the several thousand jobs that were cut from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) under the Conservative and support organizations that provide shelter, including medical and psychological support services.

February 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – New Democrats are blasting the Liberal government’s move this week to essentially neutralize legislation intended to protect Canadians from being denied benefits by insurance companies or job protection because of genetic conditions discovered through testing.

February 16th, 2017

NDP Agriculture and Agri-Food critic, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, made the following statement:

February 16th, 2017

OTTAWA- OTTAWA- NDP critic for Indigenous and Northern Affairs, MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi – Baie-James – Nunavik – Eeyou), has signed a letter to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Services, asking that the Langevin Block be renamed. The building was named after one of the Fathers of Confederation, Hector-Louis Langevin, a man who was also responsible for the creation and implementation of the Indian Residential School system in Canada. In 2008, Canada formally apologized for the Indian Residential Schools and recognized the tragedy that occurred and continues to occur due to ongoing intergenerational effects.

February 16th, 2017

The Young New Democrats of Canada issued the following statement:

February 14th, 2017

OTTAWA – On Tuesday, Liberal MPs voted down an NDP motion calling on the government to apologize for abandoning its promise to reform Canada’s outdated and unfair voting system.

February 13th, 2017

OTTAWA – New Democrats are urging Prime Minister Trudeau to stand up for Canadians' values and priorities in his meeting with U.S. President Trump later today. 

February 13th, 2017

OTTAWA —Several Members of Parliament have taken on new critic roles in the NDP Shadow Cabinet. Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley) is now the party’s critic for Ethics and will also take on the role of Deputy Critic for Finance. Quebec MP Karine Trudel (Jonquière) will serve as Deputy Critic for Ethics. The NDP Lieutenant for Quebec, Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont-La Petite Patrie), will take on the role of Finance Critic.

February 10th, 2017

When asked yesterday by a concerned Canadian why he was abandoning democratic reform, Justin Trudeau blamed the NDP and tried to scare Canadians instead of taking responsibility for breaking his promise.

February 8th, 2017

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, the NDP announced it will be forcing a vote on the Liberals decision to break their promise to change Canada’s electoral system and make 2015 the last election held under the current outdated and unfair voting system.

February 7th, 2017

OTTAWA – On Tuesday, marking the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on medical aid in dying, NDP Justice Critic Murray Rankin issued a scathing assessment of the government’s restrictive rules on physician assisted dying legislation.

February 3rd, 2017

Sheila Malcolmson, NDP Critic for the Status of Women, made the following statement:

February 1st, 2017

OTTAWA – New Democrat Ethics critic Alexandre Boulerice tabled his bill to ban preferential access to ministers and the prime minister at private fundraising events. The bill would give the ethics commissioner greater authority and latitude to investigate these activities.

January 31st, 2017

Ottawa – On Tuesday, the NDP proposed several measures the government of Canada should take to address the situation following the immigration and travel ban instituted by US President’s Trump.

January 30th, 2017

Tom Mulcair, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, made the following statement:

January 29th, 2017

OTTAWA - NDP Critic for Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees, Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East), wrote to the Speaker of the House of Commons to request an Emergency Debate on the immigration ban order by US President Donald Trump to address the far-reaching implications on those targeted abroad and in Canada.

January 26th, 2017

OTTAWA – New Democrats announced the creation of portfolio dedicated to the electrification of transport and named NDP MP Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert) as critic. His mandate: prepare Canada for the ongoing electric revolution and ensure that the Liberal government takes concrete action to fight climate change.

January 26th, 2017

OTTAWA – Following their caucus strategy session, New Democrat MPs laid out their priorities for the upcoming parliamentary session, including holding the Liberal government to account on their recent ethic scandals and fighting for a Canada that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and the well-connected.

January 25th, 2017

NDP Critic on Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees, Jenny Kwan, issued the following statement:

January 25th, 2017

OTTAWA - New Democrats are alarmed by US President Donald Trump’s decision to re-impose the Global Gag Rule, also known as the Mexico City policy, which will ban U.S. funding for international health organizations that counsel women on family planning options, including abortion.   

January 16th, 2017

OTTAWA – The Liberal government has halted the awarding of $13.8 million to the Huu-ay-aht First Nation on Vancouver Island over the federal government’s mismanagement of logging contracts, and has ordered a judicial review of the case.

January 13th, 2017

LONDON – NDP Member of Parliament, Irene Mathyssen (London – Fanshawe), has a few questions for the Prime Minister on jobs and the state of the Southern Ontario economy as he stops in London today as part of his Damage Control Tour.

January 12th, 2017

“At the beginning of a tour of Canada, which the Prime Minister is trying to use to shift the focus away from his government’s recent ethical breaches, he has admitted to breaking the law.

January 12th, 2017

OTTAWA – On Thursday, the NDP Critic for Democratic Reform Nathan Cullen invited the new Minister for Democratic Institutions, Karina Gould, to jointly draft the government’s electoral reform legislation with opposition parties.

January 12th, 2017

TORONTO- On Thursday, Canada’s New Democrats put forward progressive new policies to improve fairness in our immigration system while the Conservative Party Leadership continues to import anti-immigration sentiments from south of the border.