2014 04 17
Statement from Pierre Nantel on Canadian lineup at the Cannes Film Festival
The Official Opposition Critic for Heritage Canada, Pierre Nantel (Longueuil--Pierre-Boucher) made the following statement regarding the Cannes Film Festival selections:

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.

2014 04 14
Statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition on Passover
The Leader of the Official Opposition, Thomas Mulcair (Outremont), made the following statement to mark the beginning of Passover:

“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.

2014 04 10
Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair’s statement on Jim Flaherty’s passing

“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."

2014 04 10
Statement by the NDP on the budget cuts to the CBC
NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel (Longueuil – Pierre-Boucher) made the following statement in reaction to the budget cuts to the CBC:

New Democrats are saddened that 657 workers at the CBC are losing their jobs today.

2014 04 09
Statement by the Official Opposition on the 97th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge

The Leader of the Official Opposition Thomas Mulcair (Outremont) made the following statement on the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge:

2014 04 08
Statement by Official Opposition’s House Leader on Board of Internal Economy’s partisan decision

Official Opposition House Leader Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) made the following statement following the Board of Internal Economy’s partisan decision:

2014 04 07
NDP statement on Quebec Election

Official Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair made the following statement following the election results in Quebec:

2014 04 07
Parliament unanimously adopts NDP motion in commemoration of Rwandan genocide

On the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Parliament has unanimously adopted an NDP motion to re-affirm Canada's commitment to preventing genocides.

2014 04 06
Official Opposition Statement on Volunteer Action Week

NDP MP Jean-François Larose (Repentigny), spokesperson for Philanthropy and not for profit organizations, made the following statement on Volunteer Action Week:

2014 04 01
Conservatives vote against protecting government resources

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:

2014 03 31
Official Opposition Statement for the JUNO Awards
Official Opposition Heritage critic Pierre Nantel (Longueuil – Pierre-Boucher) made the following statement following the JUNO Awards’ Gala:

"The NDP would like to congratulate all the artists who excelled at the JUNO Awards Gala this weekend."

2014 03 29
Official Opposition statement on Earth Hour

Official Opposition Environment Critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) made the following statement on Earth Hour:

2014 03 28
NDP Welcomes UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka

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.

2014 03 27
Statement from NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar on attacks in Kessab

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) has issued the following statement regarding the attacks in Kessab:

2014 03 25
Statement from NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar on Egypt

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) has issued the following statement on the situation in Egypt:

2014 03 24
Statement from the Official Opposition regarding the Unfair Elections Act
Official Opposition Democratic and Parliamentary Reform critic Craig Scott (Toronto—Danforth) made the following statement after his motion urging the Government to abandon proposals in C-23 was rejected:

“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. 

2014 03 24
NDP statement on World Tuberculosis Day
NDP International Development critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) made the following statement for World Tuberculosis Day:

“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.

2014 03 21
Statement by the Official Opposition 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:  

2014 03 20
Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition on Nowruz

The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair (Outremont) made the following statement for Nowruz:

2014 03 20
Statement by the Official Opposition on the International Day of la Francophonie

Francophonie critic Pierre Dionne Labelle (Rivière-du-Nord) made the following statement on the International Day of La Francophonie:

2014 03 18
Tom Mulcair statement on Jim Flaherty’s resignation

I wish to thank Jim Flaherty for his service to Canada as finance minister.

2014 03 17
Statement from the NDP on violence in Pakistan

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:

2014 03 12
Statement by the Official Opposition on the end of the mission in Afghanistan

Official Opposition Defense critic Jack Harris (St. John's East) made the following statement regarding the end of the mission in Afghanistan:

2014 03 12
Statement by Tom Mulcair on Olivia Chow’s resignation

“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.

2014 03 10
Statement by the Official Opposition on the Canadian Screen Awards

Official Opposition Heritage critic Pierre Nantel (Longueuil – Pierre-Boucher) made the following statement after the Canadian Screen Awards gala:

2014 03 06
Statement from the NDP on the approval of the reversal of Line 9

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:

2014 03 04
Statement by NDP Deputy Leader David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre) on the Unfair Elections Act

"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.

2014 03 03
NDP statement on the situation in Ukraine

New Democrat Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar has issued the following statement on the situation in Ukraine.