2015 04 24
NDP statement on the death of Senator Pierre Claude Nolin

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the death of the Speaker of the Senate, Pierre Claude Nolin:

“It was with a lump in my throat that I learned this morning of the death of Senator Pierre Claude Nolin, a real gentleman who dedicated his career to public life and served Parliament and the public with competence and devotion.  ...

2015 04 22
Conservatives fail to protect unpaid interns

NDP MP Laurin Liu (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) made the following statement on the defeat of her motion:

“Four years ago, 22-year-old Andy Ferguson died in a head-on collision when he fell asleep at the wheel, after working excessive hours as an unpaid intern at an Alberta radio station.  ...

2015 04 22
NDP statement on Earth Day

NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) made the following statement on Earth Day:

“Each of us has the power to make changes that will have a big impact on our environment – especially when we work together. Earth Day is an opportunity for Canadians to join people around the world to take action to preserve our planet.  ...

2015 04 20
Conservatives vote against protecting BC coast

NDP Fisheries and Oceans deputy critic Fin Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) made the following statement on the defeat of his motion:

“New Democrats know that the government has a clear obligation to help protect our sensitive BC coast from the threat of oil spills.

“This is why we have repeatedly urged the Conservative government to reverse cuts to marine safety, oil spill response and environmental clean-up capacity on the West Coast.  ...

2015 04 15
NDP statement on Holocaust Memorial Day

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day:

“On Holocaust Memorial Day, we pay respect to the six million Jewish people who died in one of the most dreadful genocides of our time. This was an unequalled tragedy, in a century that saw far too many.  ...

2015 04 14
Statement by the NDP leader on Vaisakhi

Official Opposition leader, Tom Mulcair, made the following statement on the occasion of Vaisakhi:

“Vahiguru Ji Ka Khalsa! Vahiguru Ji Ki Fateh!

“On behalf of New Democrats, I would like to wish all Sikh Canadians a joyous Vaisakhi.  ...

2015 04 09
Statement by the NDP leader on the 98th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge

Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge:

“Today, we celebrate the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a profound moment in Canadian history when the bravery of Canadians led to the victory of the Allied forces.  ...

2015 04 05
NDP statement on the occasion of Easter

Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair released the following statement on the occasion of Easter:

“My wife Catherine and I would like to offer our warmest wishes to all Canadians celebrating Easter this week-end.    ...

2015 04 03
NDP statement on the occasion of Pesach

Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the occasion of Pesach:

“Catherine and I extend our warmest wishes to members of the Jewish community across the country as they gather to celebrate Pesach.  ...

2015 04 02
NDP statement on the deaths of five men in Northern Quebec

NDP Aboriginal Affairs critic Romeo Saganash (Abitibi – Baie-James – Nunavik – Eeyou) released the following statement on the deaths of five men in northern Quebec:  ...

2015 03 28
Each of us can help build a sustainable future

NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) made the following statement on Earth Hour:

“Each of us can make simple changes to reduce our energy use and help build a sustainable future.  ...

2015 03 23
NDP statement on Canada's assistance to Vanuatu

NDP development critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) made the following statement regarding Canada's assistance to Vanuatu:

"On behalf of New Democrats, I express our condolences to the people of Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam.  ...

2015 03 22
NDP statement on World Water Day

Official Opposition Environment Critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) made the following statement on World Water Day:

“Clean water is essential to life.

“Yet globally, one person in six does not have access to drinkable water. Every year millions of people die from water-borne diseases. Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-related illness.  ...

2015 03 21
NDP statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Official Opposition Human Rights critic Wayne Marston (Hamilton East – Stoney Creek) made the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:  ...

2015 03 20
Statement by the Official Opposition on International Day of La Francophonie

Official Opposition Francophonie critic Anne-Marie Day (Charlesbourg – Haute-Saint-Charles) made the following statement on the International Day of La Francophonie :  ...

2015 03 20
NDP statement on the occasion of Nowruz

Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the occasion of Nowruz:

“On behalf of Canada’s New Democrats I extend best wishes to everyone celebrating Nowruz.    ...

2015 03 11
Conservatives vote against job creation for the middle class

NDP Finance critic Nathan Cullen (Skeena – Bulkley Valley) made the following statement on the defeat of his motion calling on the Conservatives to invest in good, middle class jobs:

“The CIBC’s recent job quality report confirms what the NDP has been saying for years: successive Liberal and Conservative government failures have left Canadians working harder than ever and falling further behind.  ...

2015 03 09
NDP statement on second train derailment near Gogama

NDP MP Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt) issued the following statement after this weekend’s CN train derailment near Gogama:

“In less than a month the people of Gogama and Mattagami First Nations have witnessed two derailments of CN trains carrying crude oil.  ...

2015 03 08
Statement by the leader of the Official Opposition on Women’s Day

NDP and Official Opposition leader, Tom Mulcair, made this statement in honour of International Women’s Day:

“Today, we celebrate the amazing and courageous efforts of Canadian women who fought to improve the status of women over the last century. Their successes have gained access to education, civil rights, the right to vote and the right to choose.  ...

2015 03 07
New Democrats share in the nation's sadness at the loss of a Canadian Soldier in Iraq

It is with sadness and regret that Catherine and I learned of the death of Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron and the injury of three other Canadian soldiers in Iraq.  ...

2015 03 06
NDP Statement on UN Report calling for a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Official Opposition critic for Aboriginal affairs Niki Ashton (Churchill) made the following statement today on the release of a report by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW):  ...

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