2014 08 26
Statement from the NDP on the announcement of a long-term ceasefire

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) made the following statement on the announcement of a long-term ceasefire between Hamas and Israel:

2014 08 24
NDP statement on the 100th anniversary of the war measures

Official Opposition Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) made the following statement on the 100th anniversary of the War Measures Act internment of Canadians from Ukraine and Eastern Europe:

2014 08 19
Statement by Leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, on the 72nd Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

“August 19, 1942 will forever be etched in Canadian military history due to the tragic loss of life in northern France that day.

2014 08 15
Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, on National Acadian Day

The leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement on National Acadian Day:

2014 08 12
Kangaroo court strikes again
The NDP’s House Leader Peter Julian, made the following statement on the BOIE’s decision:

“Today, the Board of Internal economy continued to operate like a kangaroo court and continued its vendetta against members of the Official Opposition.

2014 08 09
Statement by the Official Opposition on National Peacekeepers’ Day

The Official Opposition’s Defense Critic, Jack Harris (St. John's-East), made the following statement on National Peacekeepers’ Day:

2014 08 05
Statement from NDP on the Canada-EU trade agreement

After nearly a year of negotiations since the Conservative government claimed they had reached a deal with Europe, the NDP welcomes what now appears to be actual progress towards a Canada-EU Trade Agreement.

2014 08 04
Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, on Mela Gadri Babian Da
The leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Mela Gadri Babian Da:

This time last year, Catherine and I were lucky enough to join in the traditional celebrations in Surrey, B.C. The community welcomed us with open arms, and we experienced the vitality and exuberance of Punjabi culture first hand.

2014 08 03
Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, on the situation in the Middle East

The leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, made the following statement on the situation in the Middle East:   "With the tragic conflict and humanitarian suffering unfolding in the Middle East, many people are asking what can they do to help.

2014 08 01
NDP statement on the situation in the Middle East
NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar issued the following statement today on the situation in the Middle East:

“While we were heartened last night to learn of a new 72-hour ceasefire, it was profoundly disappointing that this agreement was quickly violated by Hamas. Canada must now join the international community in calling for an immediate return to the ceasefire.

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.