2015 01 28
Conservatives vote against the middle class

NDP Finance critic Nathan Cullen (Skeena – Bulkley Valley) made the following statement on the defeat of his motion:

“After a decade of Conservative economic mismanagement, middle-class families are working harder than ever, yet falling further behind. Canada is now facing an uncertain economic future including job losses, falling oil prices, and declining government revenues. The Conservative’s response is to hide from reality and keep the facts from Canadians.  ...

2015 01 26
NDP statement on Const. David Wynn

NDP MP Linda Duncan (Edmonton – Strathcona) made the following statement on RCMP Const. David Wynn’s funeral:

"On behalf of Canada’s New Democrats, I extend heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of RCMP Const. David Wynn.  ...

2015 01 21
NDP commemorates Lincoln Alexander Day

“Today as people across Canada pay tribute to the Honourable Lincoln Alexander, a special pride burns in the hearts of Hamiltonians and Canada’s black community.”  ...

2015 01 17
Statement by the Official Opposition on World Religion Day

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

Across the planet, people are celebrating World Religion Day today.  ...

2015 01 16
NDP statement on Neil Bantleman

Official Opposition Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) and Official Opposition Critic for Consular Affairs Wayne Marston (Hamilton-Stoney Creek) made the following statement today:  ...

2015 01 14
Statement by the NDP on Thai Pongal

NDP Multiculturalism critic Andrew Cash (Davenport) made the following statement on Thai Pongal: 

“Today, I would like to wish all Canadians of Tamil origin a wonderful Thai Pongal, or Monsoon Festival.  ...

2015 01 12
Canada must help stop Boko Haram

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement in reaction to the latest attacks by Boko Haram:

“We are deeply disturbed by the brutal attacks in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram. Hundreds of people have been killed in recent weeks. Entire communities have been displaced and destroyed. In the attacks this past weekend, Boko Haram reportedly used a ten-year-old girl as a suicide bomber, yet another reminder of the callous and vicious nature of this terrorist organization.  ...

2015 01 12
Statement from the NDP on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights report on missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia

The Official opposition critic for aboriginal affairs, Jean Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) made the following statement:

Today’s report from Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says that the “disappearances and murders of indigenous women in Canada are part of a broader pattern of violence and discrimination against indigenous women in Canada.”  ...

2015 01 12
Official Opposition statement on the fifth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti

Official Opposition Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) and International Development critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier–Sainte-Marie) made the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti:  ...

2015 01 09
NDP calls for the release of Saudi free speech activist

Official Opposition Critic for Human Rights Wayne Marston (Hamilton - Stoney Creek) issued the following statement today:

"New Democrats are appalled that imprisoned Saudi Arabian free speech activist Raif Badawi will be flogged in public today as part of his sentence.  ...

2015 01 07
NDP statement on Gurbakash Singh Khalsa

Official Opposition Human Rights Critic Wayne Marston (Hamilton East – Stoney Creek) made the following statement today:

New Democrats are concerned about the condition of Gurbakash Singh, a peaceful  ...

2015 01 07
Statement from Tom Mulcair on Paris terrorist attack

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NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair made the following statement today in the wake of the mass shooting at the magazine Charlie Hebdo:  ...

2015 01 01
Official Opposition statement on Tamil Heritage Month

NDP multiculturalism critic Andrew Cash (Davenport) made the following statement on Tamil Heritage Month:

“On behalf of the New Democratic Party, I am pleased to recognize today as the beginning of Tamil Heritage Month. 

“For the entire month of January, Canada’s Tamil community will be celebrating its history and culture with a variety of events, including the Thai Pongal – the Tamil monsoon celebration.   ...

2015 01 01
Statement by Tom Mulcair on the New Year

NDP leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on New Year’s Day:

“On this first day of this new year, my family and my wife Catherine and I would like to wish all Canadians a peaceful, healthy and happy 2015.

“This is a great day to reflect on the kind of country that we want to build together – a fairer, greener and more prosperous Canada for all.   ...

2014 12 25
Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition on Christmas

The leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the Christmas holidays:

“On behalf of the entire NDP team, I would like to offer my best wishes for Christmas.  

“Christians around the world are joining together today to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, along with his message of unity and solidarity – a universal message that crosses borders and faiths.  ...

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.  ...

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