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.

December 21st, 2016

OTTAWA– Following the historic decision from the CRTC that declares high-speed internet access an essential service, the NDP is calling on the Liberal government to ensure access to this service across the country.

December 21st, 2016

NDP: Liberal government refused to take leadership to ensure protections are included in CPP expansion legislation so that women and people living with disabilities are not penalized.

January 1st, 2017

NDP leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on New Year’s Day:

December 25th, 2016

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Christmas Day:

December 20th, 2016

NDP Health Critic, Don Davies, issued the following statement on the Liberal government’s failure to negotiate a new Health Accord:

December 16th, 2016

The Liberals won government with 39.5% of the vote, but our broken electoral system gave them 100% of the power and they have been using it to break their election promises ever since.

December 14th, 2016

OTTAWA – NDP MPs Sheri Benson and Erin Weir are calling on the Public Services Minister, Judy Foote, to put her money where her mouth is, and defer her own salary until the Phoenix fiasco is fixed. The NDP is also calling for executive performance bonuses not be paid out.

December 14th, 2016

OTTAWA – After breaking their word on several important files including electoral reform, environmental protection and commitments to Indigenous Peoples, the Liberals have topped-off the year by unabashedly selling access to the Prime Minister in exchange for Liberal Party donations.

December 14th, 2016

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Hélène Laverdière released the following statement today:

December 13th, 2016

OTTAWA – Alongside his New Democrat colleagues from Quebec, Quebec Lieutenant, Alexandre Boulerice, commented on the government’s work in the province in 2016. The verdict: the forty Quebec members of the Liberal caucus are missing in action. After a year in power, we’re still waiting for a concrete plan from the government to defend the interests of Quebecers.

December 13th, 2016

OTTAWA – Alongside his New Democrat colleagues from Quebec, Quebec Lieutenant, Alexandre Boulerice, commented on the government’s work in the province in 2016. The verdict: the forty Quebec members of the Liberal caucus are missing in action. After a year in power, we’re still waiting for a concrete plan from the government to defend the interests of Quebecers.

December 6th, 2016

NDP Veteran Affairs Critic, Irene Mathyssen, issued the following statement on the 75th anniversary of Camp X:

December 8th, 2016

NDP Veteran Affairs Critic, Irene Mathyssen, issued the following statement on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong:

December 12th, 2016

“Canada’s New Democrats believe that legislation to remove unnecessary barriers to opening new supervised injection sites is long overdue. 

December 12th, 2016

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Ethics Critic, Alexandre Boulerice announced that he would be tabling a bill that would put Liberal ethics rules into law, giving the Ethics Commissioner the authority to investigate exclusive fundraising activities that offer access to Ministers and the Prime Minister in exchange for donations to a political party.

December 8th, 2016

OTTAWA — New Democrats’ efforts have made improvements to the government’s security oversight bill at the all-party committee for Public Safety and National Security.

December 6th, 2016

OTTAWA - New Democrat MP Brigitte Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot) is deeply disappointed with the government's decision to vote down her proposed legislation to reduce poverty in Canada.

December 6th, 2016

OTTAWA – A new report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer confirms inadequacies with the government’s funding formulas when it comes to First Nations education, specifically for band operated schools.

December 6th, 2016

New Democrat Status of Women critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith) made the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women:

December 3rd, 2016

NDP critic for Persons with Disabilities Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor-Tecumseh) made the following statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities:

December 2nd, 2016

OTTAWA – Today, New Democrat Members of Parliament sent a clear message that many Canadians stand with Standing Rock, the Native American community fighting to protect their land and their environment against the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

December 1st, 2016

New Democrat Critic Health Critic, Don Davies, made the following statement:

December 1st, 2016

OTTAWA – The Special Committee on Electoral Reform released its final report Thursday morning, which makes a historic recommendation of a Proportional Representation voting system for Canada.