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2014 12 19
Statement by the Official Opposition on Stephen Harper’s refusal to launch an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women

Official Opposition Aboriginal Affairs critic Jean Crowder (Nanaimo – Cowichan) and Status of Women critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) made the following statement on Stephen Harper’s stubborn refusal to launch an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women:  ...

2014 12 17
NDP statement on US-Cuba announcement

NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) made the following statement today:

“President Obama has made major progress in normalizing relations with Cuba and I believe this will be beneficial to the people of Cuba.

“I thank our Canadian diplomats for their hard work on this file. This is an example of constructive diplomacy, something that Canada is very good at.  ...

2014 12 16
Tom Mulcair statement on attack on Pakistan school

Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair (Outremont) made the following statement today:

Our hearts go out to the people of Pakistan and to the Pakistani community here in Canada in the wake of today’s shocking attack on a school in Peshawar. The attackers have reportedly killed 132 children and nine staff members. This is an unspeakable horror and Canadians everywhere condemn it in the strongest terms.  ...

2014 12 16
Statement by the leader of the Official Opposition on Hanukkah

The leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair (Outremont) made the following statement on Hanukkah:

“On behalf of the NDP, I extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah tonight across Canada and around the world.    ...

2014 12 10
Statement by New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair on the election of the Assembly of First Nations' National Chief

“On behalf of Canada's Official Opposition, I offer my sincere congratulations to Perry Bellegarde on his election as the head of the Assembly of First Nations. I look forward to working in collaboration with National Chief Perry Bellegarde on the many pressing issues facing First Nations across Canada, including the renewed call for a national inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.  ...

2014 12 10
Statement by the Official Opposition on International Human Rights Day

Official Opposition Human Rights’ critic Wayne Marston (Hamilton East – Stoney Creek) made the following statement on International Human Rights Day:  ...

2014 12 03
Official Opposition statement on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Official Opposition critic on Disability Issues, Mike Sullivan (York South – Weston), made the following statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities:  ...

2014 12 01
Statement by the Official Opposition on World AIDS Day

Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair (Outremont) made the following statement on World AIDS Day:

“This year, we are celebrating the 25th annual World AIDS Day. Today, we offer our encouragement to everyone battling the HIV/AIDS virus, and remember those we have lost to the disease, along with their loved ones.  ...

2014 11 27
Statement from the NDP following the release of Canada Post's financial results

Following the release of Canada Post’s financial results for the third semester, Official Opposition Canada Post critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie) made the following statement:  ...

2014 11 25
Official Opposition statement on International Day to End Violence Against Women

Official Opposition for the Status of Women critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) made the following statement on International Day to End Violence Against Women :  ...

2014 11 20
Official opposition statement on Trans Day of Remembrance

Official Opposition critic on LGBT issues Randall Garrison (Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca) made the following statement on the Trans Day of Remembrance:

“On this 15th Trans Day of Remembrance, the NDP joins people across Canada and around the world in honouring victims of transphobic violence and in committing to continue the fight against intolerance and violence toward Transgender, Transsexual and gender variant people.”   ...

2014 11 11
Statement by Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair on Remembrance Day

New Democratic Party leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Remembrance Day:

“On this day, we honour the ultimate sacrifice of the tens of thousands of Canadians who fought bravely in many conflicts over the years. Let’s pay homage to their remarkable courage and commitment.  ...

2014 11 10
Statement by the NDP on “Proud to Protect Refugees” action week

NDP Citizenship and Immigration critic Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe made the following statement on Proud to Protect Refugees Action Week:  

“This action week has a particularly urgent tone this year. According to the United Nations, there are currently 50 million refugees and displaced persons in the world – the highest number recorded since the Second World War. The conflict that has ravaged Syria over the last three years is in large part responsible for this terrible situation.  ...

2014 11 10
Statement by the NDP on Veterans’ Week

New Democratic Party Veterans critic Peter Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) made the following statement on Veterans’ Week:

“Canadians will be taking part in the many activities being organized across the country for Veterans’ Week.  ...

2014 11 06
Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition on Guru Nanak Gurpurab

Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Guru Nanak Gurpurab:

 “Guru Nanak Gurpurab is one of the great sacred anniversaries of the Sikh religion and is dedicated to celebrating the birth of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak, some 545 years ago.  ...

2014 11 04
NDP calls for Canadian action to support democracy in Burkina Faso

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar issued the following statement regarding the situation in Burkina Faso:

 “I am very concerned by recent developments in Burkina Faso. The Government of Canada must urge all parties to exercise the utmost restraint, and facilitate an immediate peaceful transition to democratic governance under civilian control.  ...

2014 11 01
Statement by Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair on the November 1984 pogroms in India

NDP leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the 30th anniversary of the November 1984 pogroms in India:

 On this 30th anniversary of the tragedy of the November 1984 pogroms in India, I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the families of the thousands of victims of the anti-Sikh attacks that took place in New Delhi and in other areas of the country.   ...

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