2015 05 23
Statement by the NDP on the anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident

NDP member of Parliament Jasbir Sandhu (Surrey North) made the following statement on the anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident:

“Today marks the 101st anniversary of the day on which the Komagata Maru, carrying 376 passengers, arrived in Vancouver’s harbour seeking refuge and a better life for their family.  ...

2015 05 18
Statement by NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough – Rouge River) on the 6th anniversary of the end of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka

“On this, the sixth anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, I am proud to stand with New Democrats, Canadians across the country, and people around the world in renewing our commitment to the pursuit of truth, peace, justice, and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.  ...

2015 05 12
NDP secures a victory for veterans

New Democrat MP Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam) made the following statement on the adoption of the NDP motion to ensure federal covenant with veterans is honoured.

“Canadians recognize that the federal government has a moral, social, legal and fiduciary obligation to the women and men who courageously serve our country.  ...

2015 05 11
NDP secures a victory for women

Conservatives agree to remove unfair tax on feminine hygiene products

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) and NDP Status of Women critic Mylène Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) made the following statement on the support of their motion to remove the federal tax from feminine hygiene products:  ...

2015 05 06
Fear and cynicism triumph over democracy

Official Opposition Public Safety critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) made the following statement on the adoption of Bill C-51:

“New Democrats strongly condemn the adoption of Bill C-51. Thousands of Canadians took to the streets to protest this bill which will erode our rights and freedoms. These people don’t want fear to triumph over the values that guide our democracy.  ...

2015 05 05
NDP statement on atrocities against the Yezidi community in Iraq

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar and NDP Human Rights Critic Wayne Marston issued the following statement today regarding the mass execution of Yezidis in Iraq:  ...

2015 05 03
Statement by the NDP on World Press Freedom Day

NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel (Longueuil–Pierre-Boucher) made the following statement today on World Press Freedom Day:

“World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to honour the essential role journalists and media play in keeping people around the world informed. Despite the challenges and risks inherent to their job, journalists continue to defend freedom of expression and democratic principles.  ...

2015 05 01
NDP statement on the occasion of Asian Heritage Month

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the occasion of Asian Heritage Month:

“For the past 13 years, we have been celebrating Asian Heritage Month in May. It is an opportunity to thank Canadians of Asian descent who have helped our country grow in areas including culture, the economy and in building a stronger society.  ...

2015 05 01
NDP statement on the occasion of International Workers’ Day

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the occasion of International Workers’ Day:

“For over a century, we have recognized and celebrated the labour movement’s achievements on International Workers’ Day.  ...

2015 04 28
NDP statement on the National Day of Mourning

NDP Labour critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie) made the following statement on the National Day of Mourning:

"Every Canadian deserves a safe working environment.  ...

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:  ...

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