In an effort to help unite progressive voices across Canada, several New Democrat MPs will be taking part in the 2014 People’s Social Forum in Ottawa, the first ever pan-Canadian social forum.
It’s time again for Stephen Harper’s annual trip to Canada’s North, but after 8 years of Conservative government, Northerners still haven’t seen action on their priorities.
In an historic speech before the Canadian Medical Association, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair promised that a New Democrat government would restore previous levels of healthcarefunding to the provinces and cancel the Conservatives’ $36 billion in cuts.
More than ever, New Democrats are convinced that we need to investigate allegations of intimidation and political interference that continue to emerge in connection with the targeted audits of charities undertaken by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Following the discovery of a 15-year-old First Nations girl’s body in a Winnipeg river, New Democrats are again urging the Conservative government to take action and call a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.
The conclusions drawn in a Transportation Safety Board (TSB) report into the July 6, 2013 Lac-Mégantic derailment, which caused 47 deaths, was decisive: the government shares part of the blame and must restore measures to monitor railway companies as quickly as possible.
New Democrats and The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) are calling on Conservatives to postpone the enforcement of the anti-spam legislation to give small business owners more time to adjust.
The vast majority of Canadians agree with the NDP that Canada urgently needs a national strategy to address seniors’ care, according to the Canadian Medical Association Report card released today.
Admission of a significant error in Statistics Canada’s July jobs report highlights the cost of Conservative cuts to the agency.
Today a judge in Guelph found former Conservative operative Michael Sona guilty of election fraud but said other people were involved in the scheme – the largest electoral fraud in Canadian history.
In spite of what Stephen Harper’s Conservatives say, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) is clear in his latest report: the federal government is recklessly cutting programs regardless of how well they work.
Admission of a significant error in Statistics Canada’s July jobs report highlights the cost of Conservative cuts to the agency and the negative impact on other government services such as Employment Insurance.
A Conservative attempt to impose invasive US tax laws on Canadians has hit a snag as a group of citizens have filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court alleging that the legislation is unconstitutional.
New Democrats are urging the Conservative government to respond immediately to the devastating breach of the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond where billions of litres of toxic water and sands have been released into the surrounding lakes and rivers.
Canada’s expanded sanctions against Russia continue to shield three Russian tycoons with reportedly significant business ties with Canada. Stephen Harper has once again left out Sergei Chemezov, Igor Sechin and Vladimir Yakunin who have been sanctioned by other countries including the United States.
Amidst the ongoing Conservative crackdown on Canadian charities, NDP National Revenue Critic Murray Rankin (Victoria) wrote today to James Rajotte, chair of the House of Commons Finance Committee, to request special summer meetings to investigate the matter.
Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair wrote to Prime Minister Harper today, urging him to support a growing movement to bring injured children from Gaza to Canada for treatment.
New Democrats are again criticizing the Conservatives for gutting the employment insurance (EI) program, as the cuts wreak havoc in communities across Atlantic Canada, Quebec and all across the country.
The NDP is appalled by the violence in Iraq perpetrated by the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including mass killings, sexual violence, forced displacement, and the destruction of holy sites.
As Canadians continue to be shocked by the mounting casualties and severe humanitarian need in the Gaza Strip, the NDP is calling on the Conservative government to support United Nations humanitarian efforts.
A significant drop in the number of people receiving Employment Insurance benefits, even as unemployment rises, shows that Conservative EI cuts are taking their toll, according to the NDP.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is the latest body to respond to the growing outrage over fees that are charged to customers monthly just to receive their bills in the mail.
The NDP is the only party that is prepared to defend workers and their contributions to the Employment Insurance program, the NDP said today, following a Supreme Court ruling that EI premiums do not currently have to be used only for EI. The NDP has a solution to the problem: we introduced Bill C-605 to create a legal fence around the EI Fund to protect it from being raided.
The NDP is calling for an independent external investigation into allegations of intimidation and political interference that continue to emerge in connection with targeted audits of charities undertaken by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
As revelations surface that Statistics Canada has yet again lost sensitive private data, the agency is planning to ask Canadians taking the census to supply their social insurance numbers.
Despite repeated accusations by the Conservative government, a new report from the Parliamentary Budget Office has clearly demonstrated that the use of sick leave in the federal civil service imposes no significant financial costs on the government or taxpayers.
When it comes to job creation, the Conservatives have completely lost their way. Statistics Canada’s most recent report revealed that 9,400 net jobs were lost in June alone—and unemployment continues to rise.
The Conservatives have specifically excluded any examination of how the military justice system has handled sexual assault cases in their upcoming external review of sexual misconduct and harassment in the armed forces.
The Conservative government has a legal obligation to take immediate action to protect the Western Chorus Frog—an endangered species that’s being threatened by residential development.
The Official opposition International Trade critic, Don Davies (Vancouver—Kingsway) has written a letter to Minister Ed Fast to ask the federal government for more transparency in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.
Daily bad news for the Americans’ troubled F-35 program—including the Pentagon’s decision to ground the entire fleet—should serve as a stark warning to the Conservative government about their mismanaged process to replace Canada’s outdated CF-18 fighter planes, say New Democrats.
Confirming what the NDP has been saying for months, the Federal Court ruled today that the government cannot continue to blatantly disregard basic human rights and that Conservative changes to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) constituted cruel and unusual treatment of refugees and therefore violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The recent historic decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in favour of the Tsilhqot’in Nation means all levels of government will need to consider whether or not they’ve met the duty to consult or justified an infringement prior to resource development, says the NDP.