2014 07 28
Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition on Eid-al-Fitr
The Leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, made the following statement on Eid-al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan:

“On behalf of all New Democrats, I would like to offer my best wishes to all Muslims in Canada celebrating Eid-al-Fitr that marks the end of the month of Ramadan.

2014 07 28
Official Opposition statement on Thérèse Casgrain
NDP Women’s Caucus Chair Mylène Freeman (Argenteuil–Papineau–Mirabel) made the following statement on Thérèse Casgrain:

“New Democrats are deeply disappointed in the Conservative government’s decision to cast aside the legacy of Thérèse Casgrain—a Canadian feminist, social justice activist and groundbreaking female politician.

2014 07 27
Statement by the NDP on the Status of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations

The NDP's International Trade Critic, Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), made the following statement on the status of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations:

2014 07 24
Statement by the NDP on the crash of flight AH5017 ‎
The Chair of the NDP Quebec Caucus, Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières), issued the following statement following the crash of flight AH5017, which was carrying 116 passengers, including five Quebecers:

"Today, our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who were on flight

2014 07 23
Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition regarding the Black July Pogrom
The Leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair made the following statement regarding the Black July pogrom:

“Today, New Democrats’ thoughts are with the Tamil community in Canada and around the world as we commemorate Black July.

2014 07 22
Statement by NDP leader Tom Mulcair on situation in the Middle East

“Millions of innocent civilians have been caught in the line of fire in the Middle East, and hundreds have been killed in recent days. New Democrats are deeply concerned about the situation. This is a time for the international community to play an active role in securing a ceasefire.

2014 07 22
NDP marks opening of the 6th Canadian Francophone Games
New Democrat MPs Françoise Boivin (Gatineau) and Yvon Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) made the following statement on the Canadian Francophone Games, to be held July 23-27 in Gatineau, QC:

“This is the one of the most important gatherings of young Francophones in Canada, and we are proud that Gatineau has been chosen to host this year’s event. We would like to congratulate the organizing committee for their amazing work, along with the hundreds of devoted volunteers that make the event possible. Best of luck to all participants. 

2014 07 18
Statement by NDP Health Critic on the death of AIDS conference delegates

NDP Health Critic Libby Davies (Vancouver East) made the following statement from the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia:

2014 07 18
Statement by NDP Foreign Affairs Critic on Nelson Mandela International Day

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) made the following statement on Nelson Mandela International Day:

2014 07 15
Conservatives disregard Supreme Court’s Bedford Decision
Official Opposition Justice Critic Françoise Boivin (Gatineau) made the following statement today as the Conservatives rammed bill C-36 through committee:

“I am very disappointed that the Conservatives have chosen to play divisive politics on the issue of prostitution and protecting women’s health and safety, instead of working with us to respond to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Canada v. Bedford.

2014 07 14
NDP calls on Canadian government to support ceasefire in Middle East

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement today on the situation in the Middle East:

2014 07 04
NDP calls for swift federal help for Manitoba floods
NDP MP Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre) issued the following statement today as Manitoba declared a State of Emergency due to flooding:

“As the Government of Manitoba declares a State of Emergency, our thoughts and prayers are with those whose homes and livelihoods are at risk.

2014 07 02
NDP condemns kidnapping and murder of Palestinian teenager
NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement on the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager:

“I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of Mohammed Abu Khudair, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy. My thoughts are with his family.

2014 07 01
NDP condemns abduction and murder of Israeli teenagers
NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar issued the following statement on the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers:

"I am deeply saddened by the tragic and senseless deaths of three Israeli teenagers near Hebron. My thoughts are with the families of Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Shaar. Those responsible for the deaths of these young men must be brought to justice.

2014 07 01
Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair on Canada Day
The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Canada Day :

“Today, New Democrats join all Canadians in celebrating our country’s 147th birthday by honouring our history and looking to the future with optimism.

2014 06 29
Statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition on Ramadan
The leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, made the following statement to mark the beginning of Ramadan:

“On behalf of all New Democrats, I would like to offer my best wishes to all Muslims here in Canada and around the world who will begin their Ramadan celebrations today.

2014 06 27
The NDP supports the Supreme Court ruling in favour of former Jonquière Walmart employees

NDP Labour critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite Patrie) made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling on the Walmart closure in Jonquière, after the store’s employees were unionized under the United Food and Commercial Workers Union:

2014 06 27
Conservatives fail to protect Canadian jobs after Nexen takeover

In the wake of new layoffs at Nexen, NDP Industry critic Peggy Nash (Parkdale – High Park) is calling on the Conservatives to enforce the Investment Canada Act and ensure that Chinese state-owned CNOOC, Nexen’s parent company, honours its promise to maintain Canadian jobs.

2014 06 27
Statement by the Official Opposition on Canadian Multiculturalism Day
The NDP’s Multiculturalism critic Andrew Cash (Davenport) made the following statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day:

“Multiculturalism is a fundamental Canadian value and on this Canadian Multiculturalism Day, the New Democratic Party is proud to celebrate our nation’s rich diversity.

2014 06 26
NDP statement on the 2015-2020 plan for CBC/Radio-Canada
NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel (Longueuil–Pierre-Boucher) made the following statement regarding the recent announcement of the new strategic plan for CBC/Radio-Canada:

The NDP has taken note of the new 5-year strategic plan for our public broadcaster. We recognize the Corporation’s desire to remain relevant, modernize, and continue to be a broadcaster of choice for Canadians.

2014 06 26
NDP welcomes Supreme Court decision in favour of the Tsilhqot’in and Xeni Gwet’in Nations
Official Opposition Critic for Aboriginal affairs Jean Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) made this statement following the Supreme Court decision in the Tsilhqot’in and Xeni Gwet’in Court Case for Rights and Title:

New Democrats welcome the historic decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in favour of the Tsilhqot’in and Xeni Gwet’in Nations, recognizing Aboriginal title to land in British Columbia. The Supreme Court found that British Columbia had failed to consider their interests when granting forestry licenses to third-parties to harvest timber in the Tsilhqot’in traditional territory.

2014 06 23
Statement from NDP on the sentencing of Mohamed Fahmy

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar and NDP Consular Affairs critic Wayne Marston issued the following statement on the sentencing of Mohamed Fahmy:

2014 06 23
Statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition on the anniversary of the Air India tragedy

The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the anniversary of the 1985 Air India tragedy:

2014 06 21
Statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair on National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day is an opportunity for us to honour the important contributions that Indigenous peoples make to Canada — and to celebrate their rich culture, traditions and history.

2014 06 20
Official Opposition statement on World Refugee Day

NDP Critic for Citizenship and Immigration Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (Pierrefonds – Dollard) made the following statement on World Refugee Day:

2014 06 17
NDP condemns attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka

The NDP strongly condemns recent violence against the Muslim community in Sri Lanka, which has killed several people and injured dozens more.

2014 06 15
Statement from the NDP on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
NDP Seniors critic Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) made the following statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day:

“Today is a day that we honour seniors everywhere as we recognize that too many find themselves victims of mistreatment. We must work together to end elder abuse.

2014 06 10
NDP statement on Cascade Aerospace
NDP Labour critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie) made the following statement today regarding Cascade Aerospace’s decision to bring in replacement workers despite a legal strike by Unifor Local 114:

“It is outrageous that Cascade Aerospace has decided to bring replacement workers into its operations in Abbotsford.

2014 06 06
Statement from the Official Opposition On MP Manon Perreault (Montcalm)

OTTAWA – MP Manon Perreault (Montcalm) has been suspended from the NDP caucus as she faces criminal accusations.  

2014 06 06
Statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, for the 70th anniversary of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, nearly 21,000 Canadians took part in the Normandy landings with the goal to free Europe from the grips of the Nazi regime.

2014 06 05
Statement by Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair on the shooting in Moncton, New Brunswick

I am shocked and profoundly saddened to learn about the shooting in Moncton last night.

2014 06 03
Statement by Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair on the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Golden Temple Invasion

Today, New Democrats mark the solemn anniversary of the invasion of the Darbar Sahib Complex — or Golden Temple — and dozens of other Gurdwaras in Punjab, India. I wish to personally extend my sympathies to the families of all those who lost their lives and the families they left behind.

2014 06 02
Secretive parliamentary body becomes kangaroo court

The partisan role of the House of Commons’ Board of Internal Economy was further entrenched today—as the Conservative majority united with the Liberals to politically attack the New Democrat Official Opposition for following the rules.