2015 08 02
Tom Mulcair launches NDP Campaign for Change

OTTAWA — Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair launched his Campaign for Change.

“After ten years of Stephen Harper, middle-class families are working harder than ever but can’t get ahead. Canadian wages are falling, incomes are stagnant, household debt is skyrocketing and 200,000 more Canadians are out-of-work than before the 2008 recession," said Mulcair. "Clearly Stephen Harper's plan isn't working."  ...

2015 07 30
Plastic microbeads banned thanks to NDP

Thanks to a motion by NDP environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) and the efforts of concerned stakeholders, plastic microbeads have been banned by the federal government.  ...

2015 07 28
NDP calls on Conservatives to rectify injustice involving Valcartier cadets

Following  today’s release of the Defence Ombudsman’s report on the Valcartier cadets, the NDP applauds the survivors who have worked tirelessly for justice and calls on the government to take immediate action.  ...

2015 07 24
NDP REALITY CHECK: Harper had ten years to fix the Senate

After ten years of packing the Senate with his cronies, Stephen Harper is now promising to never appoint another Senator – except if he has to. A quick glance at Harper’s record shows why Canadians can’t trust him.  ...

2015 07 24
Mulcair outlines plan to invest in Ontario municipalities

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Ontario Tour for Change to Waterloo and outlined his plan to partner with municipalities and provide long-term sustainable infrastructure funding to create jobs and build stronger communities.  ...

2015 07 24
Mulcair outlines plan to invest in Ontario municipalities

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Ontario Tour for Change to London. Standing in front of the Blackfriars Bridge, – closed to traffic since 2013 when it was ruled unsafe – Mulcair outlined his plan to partner with municipalities and provide long-term sustainable infrastructure funding to create jobs and build stronger communities.  ...

2015 07 23
Mulcair outlines plan to help create jobs and prosperity in Sarnia

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Ontario Tour for Change to Sarnia. Mulcair highlighted his plan to build a stronger middle class by kick-starting manufacturing and helping small and medium-sized business owners create good jobs.  ...

2015 07 23
Canada has faltered under Stephen Harper’s Conservatives: UN report

NDP Human Rights critic Wayne Marston (Hamilton East — Stoney Creek) made the following statement after the United Nations Human Rights Committee released a dismal assessment of how Canada respects and implements the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights:  ...

2015 07 23
Mulcair highlights plan to champion Canadian manufacturing in Southwestern Ontario

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair continued his Ontario Tour for Change with a stop in Amherstburg. Mulcair outlined his plan to help middle-class families get ahead by standing up for Canadian manufacturing jobs.  ...

2015 07 22
PBO report confirms Stephen Harper's 'Action Plan' isn't working

A New Democrat request to the Parliamentary Budget Officer has revealed that the Conservative’s so-called balanced budget is in deficit this fiscal year (2015-2016).  ...

2015 07 22
Mulcair outlines plan to support farming and provide healthy affordable food for middle-class families

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Ontario Tour for Change to Brunner and Chatham to share his farm-to-fork plan that supports farmers and helps ensure healthy and affordable food for middle-class families.  ...

2015 07 21
Mulcair champions manufacturing in Cambridge

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair continued his Ontario Tour for Change with a stop in Cambridge today. Mulcair outlined his plan to champion Canada’s manufacturing sector, support local businesses and help create jobs.  ...

2015 07 21
Mulcair outlines plan to create jobs in the Greater Toronto Area

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Ontario Tour for Change to Mississauga and outlined his plan to champion Canada’s manufacturing sector and help small business owners create jobs.  ...

2015 07 20
Mulcair highlights childcare plan

‘Affordable childcare for Ontario families is just an election away’

As part of his Ontario Tour for Change, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in Oshawa today to discuss his plan for affordable childcare.

“I was raised on middle class values and I know what it’s like, juggling work and family, trying to make ends meet and building a better life for your kids,” said Mulcair. “We have the concrete plan to help families by creating one million new high-quality childcare spaces at a cost of no more than $15 a day.”  ...

2015 07 20
Conservatives playing politics with public service resources

The Official Opposition is demanding that Conservative cabinet ministers stop using public service resources and employees to make partisan announcements on behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada.  ...

2015 07 20
Tom Mulcair launches Ontario Tour for Change

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair kicked off his Ontario Tour for Change. Starting in Toronto, while visiting parts of the GTA, Southwestern and Northern Ontario, Mulcair will be stopping in ridings where New Democrats are ready to replace Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.  ...

2015 07 16
NDP demands details on Senate residency

Official Opposition Ethics Critic, Charlie Angus (Timmins – James Bay) has written to three senators to determine whether the Prime Minister’s Office verified their residency before they were appointed to the Senate.  ...

2015 07 16
Hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs gone under Harper’s Conservatives

The NDP is calling on Stephen Harper’s Conservatives to take immediate steps to support Canada’s manufacturing sector after an internal report from Industry Canada suggests that some manufacturing jobs lost during the recession could be lost forever. The report also highlights that Ontario has lost 212,000 manufacturing jobs in the last decade and Québec has lost nearly 100,000.  ...

2015 07 14
Kenney must clarify comments on Cyclones

The NDP is calling on Defence Minister Jason Kenney to verify comments he made regarding a critical safety feature for the Cyclone Maritime Helicopters.  ...

2015 07 14
Conservatives fail families in need of affordable childcare

Instead of taking steps to make sure that all Canadian families can access affordable childcare, the Conservatives are playing politics with a child benefit program that has failed to create a single childcare space.  ...

2015 07 13
NDP to be strong federal partner for producers and the ‘family farm’

As agriculture ministers from across Canada gather in PEI today, New Democrats are committing to a more productive relationship with provinces and territories. The NDP is also calling on the Conservatives to take responsibility for their failure to adequately support Canadian farmers.  ...

2015 07 10
Private sector and youth job losses shows Conservative economic plan isn’t working

As economy teeters on the brink of a recession, another disappointing jobs report underscores the need for change

Following four straight months of a shrinking economy, today’s Statistics Canada report showing the loss of tens of thousands of private sector jobs and a spike in youth unemployment adds to the mounting evidence of how Stephen Harper’s economic plan just isn’t working.  ...

2015 07 09
Conservative prescription drug failures put Canadians’ health at risk

With recent news about the shortage of another essential drug, it is clear that the Conservatives’ failure to manage the Canadian prescription drug supply is putting Canadians’ health at risk.   ...

2015 07 08
NDP appalled by Chief of Defence Staff letter and calls on Minister to act

 

New Democrats are outraged to learn that the parents of the late Cpl. Stuart Langridge have once again been subject to disrespectful treatment by the senior brass of the Canadian Forces, and are calling on the Minister of National Defence to take responsibility for his department.  ...

2015 07 07
Tom Mulcair to launch ‘new era’ of relations

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair announced that an NDP government will usher in a new era of relations with Indigenous communities in Canada. In an address to the Assembly of First Nations annual general assembly, Mr. Mulcair stressed how the NDP will seek to reduce poverty, improve educational outcomes and increase opportunities for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada.  ...

2015 07 07
Trade deficit grows as Conservative economic plan continues to unravel

A growing trade deficit is the latest evidence that the Conservatives’ economic plan just isn’t working – leaving Canadian exporters falling behind and costing the country jobs.  ...