On behalf of all New Democrats, I would like to congratulate the three Canadian filmmakers whose movies were officially selected for this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
“Catherine and I extend our warmest wishes to members of the Jewish community as they gather to celebrate Pesach with songs, wine and a meal shared with friends and family.
“It is with great sadness that Catherine and I learned of Jim Flaherty’s passing today. We join all New Democrats in offering our most sincere condolences to his family, loved ones and colleagues in this difficult time."
New Democrats are saddened that 657 workers at the CBC are losing their jobs today.
The Leader of the Official Opposition Thomas Mulcair (Outremont) made the following statement on the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge:
Official Opposition House Leader Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) made the following statement following the Board of Internal Economy’s partisan decision:
Official Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair made the following statement following the election results in Quebec:
On the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Parliament has unanimously adopted an NDP motion to re-affirm Canada's commitment to preventing genocides.
NDP MP Jean-François Larose (Repentigny), spokesperson for Philanthropy and not for profit organizations, made the following statement on Volunteer Action Week:
NDP Ethics critic Charlie Angus (Timmins – James Bay) made the following statement in reaction to the defeat of his motion on Conservative abuse of government Challenger jets for partisan activity:
"The NDP would like to congratulate all the artists who excelled at the JUNO Awards Gala this weekend."
Official Opposition Environment Critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) made the following statement on Earth Hour:
The NDP is pleased to see the resolution adopted Thursday at the United Nations Human Rights Council, emphasizing the continued need for reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.
NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) has issued the following statement regarding the attacks in Kessab:
NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) has issued the following statement on the situation in Egypt:
“Despite growing opposition to its electoral reform bill, the Conservative government has pursued its efforts to adopt it with great haste and secrecy. As expected, they voted against my motion urging the House to reject this bill that endangers the very foundations of our democracy by prohibiting vouching, voter education programming by Elections Canada, and the use of voter cards as second pieces of identification. The Conservatives refused to agree to the removal of these parts from the bill that have nothing to do with real electoral fraud-- which this bill was originally supposed to be about.
“This World Tuberculosis Day, we honour the work of Robert Koch, who on March 24, 1882, discovered ‘Koch’s bacillus’—the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. We also renew our support for international efforts to eradicate this disease, like those underway at Results Canada and the Stop TB Partnership.
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:
The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair (Outremont) made the following statement for Nowruz:
Francophonie critic Pierre Dionne Labelle (Rivière-du-Nord) made the following statement on the International Day of La Francophonie:
I wish to thank Jim Flaherty for his service to Canada as finance minister.
NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) made the following statement today on this weekend's attack on a temple and community center in Pakistan:
Official Opposition Defense critic Jack Harris (St. John's East) made the following statement regarding the end of the mission in Afghanistan:
“It is with mixed emotions that I mark the departure of the Member of Parliament for Trinity-Spadina today – my friend and colleague Olivia Chow. But our loss is Toronto's gain.
Official Opposition Heritage critic Pierre Nantel (Longueuil – Pierre-Boucher) made the following statement after the Canadian Screen Awards gala:
The Official Opposition’s Energy and Natural Resources Critic, Peter Julian, issued the following statement in response to the National Energy Board’s decision to approve the Line 9 reversal:
"In the wake of the Conservatives blocking cross country public consultations on the Unfair Elections Act, Bill C-23, New Democrats will be moving ahead with our own consultations.
New Democrat Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar has issued the following statement on the situation in Ukraine.