2016 06 27
NDP statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day

NDP Multiculturalism Critic Rachel Blaney (North Island – Powell River) made the following statement:

"Today, as we celebrate Multiculturalism Day, we take stock of the unity and coexistence of the many traditions and cultures that make up our great country. This is a heritage we can take great pride in.  ...

2016 06 24
NDP statement on Quebec's National Holiday and Saint-Jean Baptiste

NDP Quebec Lieutenant, Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont-La Petite Patrie), made the following statement:

"Quebecers everywhere today are united in celebration of their National Holiday.  ...

2016 06 23
NDP statement on the anniversary of the Air India Tragedy

NDP Multiculturalism Critic Rachel Blaney (North Island – Powell River) made the following statement on the Air India tragedy:

"Each year, June 23rd marks a painfully sad day for thousands of Canadian families. 329 people lost their lives when Air India Flight 182 exploded over the Atlantic Ocean.  ...

2016 06 21
NDP statement on National Aboriginal Day

Indigenous and Northern Affairs critic Charlie Angus (Timmins –James Bay) made the following statement on National Aboriginal Day:

"National Aboriginal Day is an opportunity to celebrate the rich history, accomplishments and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The indigenous communities across this vast land are a vital part of Canada's past, present and future - and we wish them continued success.  ...

2016 06 20
NDP statement on World Refugee Day

NDP Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship critic Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East) made the following statement on World Refugee Day:

"On this World Refugee Day, New Democrats join Canadians across the country in highlighting the persistent struggle of those forced to flee their homes due to war, violence, or persecution.  ...

2016 06 12
NDP: Decriminalize marijuana now

New Democrats will put decriminalization to a vote to urge the government to stop handing out criminal records for personal use of marijuana.

Today, the NDP announced that it will put the issue of marijuana decriminalization to a vote in Parliament as an opposition day motion in the coming days. Despite Justin Trudeau's clear campaign promise to immediately fix marijuana laws in Canada, the government has done nothing for 8 months except continue the senseless practice of handing out criminal records for personal use.  ...

2016 06 06
NDP statement on the beginning of Ramadan

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement:

"On behalf of New Democrats, I would like to extend my best wishes to Muslims across Canada and around the world.  ...

2016 06 03
NDP statement on the 32nd anniversary of the invasion of the Golden Temple

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair issued the following statement on the 32nd anniversary of the Golden Temple Invasion:

"Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the invasion of the Darbar Sahib, or Golden Temple.  I extend my sincerest sympathies to the loved ones of all those who lost their lives in this horrific massacre.  ...

2016 06 01
NDP highlights supply management problems on world milk day

NDP Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food , Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier-Maskinongé), made the following statement :

“World Milk Day is a great opportunity to remind the Liberal government of the importance of our dairy industry.

Canada’s dairy industry represents the equivalent of more than 215,000 full-time jobs and contributes almost $18.9 billion to Canada’s GDP every year.  ...

2016 05 17
NDP statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

NDP LGBT critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt – Juan de Fuca) made the following statement today on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia:  ...

2016 05 04
NDP statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement:

“Today, we join Canadians in observing Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

On this day of mourning, we honour the memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Shoah – one of the darkest chapters in human history.  ...