2014 09 18
Statement by the Official Opposition on the rejection of its motion on the federal minimum wage

Official Opposition Labour critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie) made the following statement after his motion on the federal minimum wage was thrown out:

2014 09 16
Statement on Canadian military deployment to Iraq
The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement today:

"Tonight's emergency debate on Canada's military involvement in Iraq must be followed by a parliamentary vote on a clear motion that outlines the details of Canada’s commitment.

2014 09 11
Statement by the Official Opposition on the Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks

The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement in remembrance of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

2014 09 10
Statement by the NDP on the video testimonial of deceased foreign worker, Ivan Guerrero
In the wake of a video testimonial from Ivan Guerrero, a temporary foreign worker who accidentally drowned at a Quebec farm in May, NDP Employment and Social Development Jinny Sims (Newton—New Delta) made the following statement:

“I was heartbroken to read the video transcript released by Radio-Canada, in which Mr. Guerrero describes his time as a vegetable picker here in Canada. To hear that this man felt like he was someone’s dog, and then to know he died as a result of an attempt to complete work outside of his job description, illustrates the great potential for abuse that exists within the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

2014 09 03
Statement from the NDP on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza
The official opposition International Development critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) made the following statement about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza:

“Following weeks of fighting devastating civilian communities in Gaza, humanitarian relief is urgently needed. With a ceasefire agreement in place, Canada now has an opportunity to contribute to recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction, including funding for housing and shelter; reconstruction of schools, hospitals, water and sewage facilities; and provision of social services, including education and other ‎support for children affected by the conflict. 

2014 09 01
Statement by the Official Opposition on Labour Day
Official Opposition Labour critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie) made the following statement regarding Labour Day:

“On this Labour Day 2014, New Democrats would like to highlight the vital role that Canadian workers have played in our economic development and potential for innovation.

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.