May 23rd, 2018

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, the Liberal government enacted a Harper-era tactic to shut down debate on a piece of legislation, C-76, which amends Canada's election rules. The move, known as 'time allocation,' comes hours after the NDP proposed working with the government to ensure the legislation could pass quickly while still hearing from experts and Canadians.

May 23rd, 2018

On Wednesday, the NDP will present a motion in the House of Commons calling on the government to support a referral of the situation in Myanmar by the UN Security Council to the International Criminal Court, among other actions to seek justice and accountability for the atrocities that the Burmese military has committed against the Rohingya people.

May 22nd, 2018

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Indigenous Youth Critic, Charlie Angus, officially launched a national campaign on his motion M-174, calling for a National Suicide Prevention Action Plan. Suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of death in Canada, and is second among young people. These numbers rise in some Indigenous communities, particularly those in remote, isolated and rural areas.

May 17th, 2018

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement:

May 14th, 2018

On Monday, Canada's New Democrats strongly condemned the killings of protesters in Gaza by Israeli Defence Forces and urged the Liberal government to take a more active stance for peace and human rights. According to numerous news reports, at least 55 Palestinians in Gaza were killed and around 2,000 were injured Monday by the Israeli military in demonstrations near the Gaza-Israel border.

May 9th, 2018

OTTAWA – New Democrat MPs Niki Ashton and Brigitte Sansoucy are calling on the Liberals to increase Employment Insurance sickness benefits from 15 to 50 weeks. They are adding their voices to Marie-Hélène Dubé’s, who started the petition 15 weeks to heal is not enough!, as well as the more than half a million people who signed it, demanding the government keep its promise to reform the Employment Insurance Act.

May 8th, 2018

Ottawa – Today, Liberal MPs on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development rejected a motion from the NDP to undertake a study on Canada’s role in the Middle East.

May 8th, 2018

Ottawa - NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier – Sainte-Marie) will ask the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to undertake a study on Canada’s role in the Middle East.

May 3rd, 2018

OTTAWA – NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) today urged the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to support his motion (M-151) on a national strategy to combat plastic pollution, and to take immediate action to ban plastic straws.

May 1st, 2018

Today, the House of Commons voted in favour of the NDP’s motion to invite Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the role of the Canadian Catholic Church in the establishment, operations and abuses of residential schools. This move responds to Call to Action 58 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report and is a critical step towards reconciliation.

May 1st, 2018

OTTAWA – Today NDP MP Wayne Stetski (Kootenay–Columbia) kicked off the first hour of debate on his Private Member’s Bill C-281, An Act to establish a National Local Food Day, which would designate the Friday before Thanksgiving of each year as National Local Food Day.

April 27th, 2018

OTTAWA – NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian (New Westminster-Burnaby), has urged Finance Minister Bill Morneau to eliminate a significant increase in prescription medical cannabis costs by stopping the implementation of a new excise tax on medical cannabis. Finance Canada officials confirmed the increase before the Finance Committee yesterday.

April 24th, 2018

OTTAWA – Yet again, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development is crystal clear: this government has failed to show leadership in fulfilling its environmental commitments. The audits that she tabled today reports that the liberal government has no governance structure and no action plan to implement the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Neither has Environment Canada taken action to meet its 2020 targets to preserve our biodiversity.

April 20th, 2018

OTTAWA – Following comments yesterday by the Prime Minister that he is open to discussing his motion on ocean plastics, NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) has extended an invitation to the Prime Minister to discuss M-151, a motion to establish a national strategy to combat plastic pollution in aquatic environments.

April 17th, 2018

OTTAWA – As members of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security begin voting on amendments and going clause-by clause on the Liberals’ sweeping and potentially dangerous national security legislation, the NDP is presenting over 60 amendments to ensure the government can keep Canadians safe while fully protecting their rights.

April 17th, 2018

OTTAWA – Today is Equality Day in Canada, marking the coming into force of the equality provisions in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on this day in 1985. Yet, 33 years later women are still fighting for equality, and while progress has been made, there are many challenges women still face that are not being addressed by the current Liberal government. That is why the NDP released its Report Card on Women’s Equality in Budget 2018.

April 16th, 2018

SAGUENAY – Following his visit to the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminium smelter, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh announced that local MP Karine Trudel (Jonquière) will be the party’s new International Trade Deputy Critic. Given the devastating impact of new lumber and aluminium tariffs on local communities, the NDP wants to ensure that the region’s interests are defended in Ottawa.

April 14th, 2018

The following statement was issued by NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh:

April 13th, 2018

VICTORIA – Today, NDP Defence Critic and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence, Randall Garrison, signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to demonstrate that Canada can, and must, take a leadership role in the movement for nuclear disarmament. To date, the Liberals have failed to sign the treaty, and their abstention from the negotiation process of this historic, legally-binding document has left Canadians feeling alarmed. 

April 11th, 2018

OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh lambasted the Liberal government for its aggressive threats surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline dispute. On Wednesday, Singh called on the Feds to partner with British Columbia, First Nations, and Alberta to seek greater clarity from the Supreme Court of Canada.

April 11th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement today on the Day of Pink:

April 5th, 2018

On Thursday, NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, called out the Liberal government’s failure to tackle discrimination in Canada’s criminal-justice system and reiterated his call for federal leadership to ban police checks, a practice (also known as carding) that disproportionately targets non-white Canadians.