2015 08 30
Canadians want change, Conservatives and Liberals desperately want to change the channel

NDP candidate and former provincial finance minister Andrew Thomson (Eglinton-Lawrence) says coordinated attacks from Conservatives and Liberals today show that Tom Mulcair’s message is getting through to Canadians who want change in Ottawa.  ...

2015 08 29
NDP calls on Stephen Harper to secure release of Mohamed Fahmy

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar issued the following statement on the sentencing of Mohamed Fahmy:

“Prime Minister Stephen Harper must take a break from electioneering and speak directly with Egyptian President al-Sisi on behalf of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy to seek a personal guarantee that Mr. Fahmy will be pardoned and returned to Canada immediately.  ...

2015 08 25
NDP statement on the Up for Debate proposal to discuss women’s issues

NDP national campaign director, Anne McGrath made the following statement on the Up for Debate’s new proposition to move forward with one-on-on interviews:  ...

2015 08 24
Statement by the NDP on Ukraine’s Independence Day

The Leader of the NDP Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Ukraine’s Independence Day:

"On behalf of all New Democrats and myself, I would like to extend my best wishes to the Ukrainian people on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day. The presence of 1.2 million Canadians of Ukrainian descent in our country is proof of the unique relationship that our two nations maintain.  ...

2015 08 23
Statement by the NDP on Black Ribbon Day (Commemoration of the victims of Communism and Nazism)

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Black Ribbon Day:

“Today marks the sad anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia in 1939 – prelude to the Second World War.  ...

2015 08 19
Statement by the NDP on the anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the anniversary of the Dieppe Raid:

“On this day, we remember the thousands of Canadians who were killed, injured or taken captive during the Dieppe landing, one of the worst chapters in Canada’s military history.  ...

2015 08 15
Statement by the NDP on National Acadian Day

The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement on National Acadian Day:

“Today, Acadians from Eastern Canada and across North America celebrate their national holiday. They have many reasons to be proud of their heritage and the legacy left by their ancestors, who came here from France more than 400 years ago.  ...

2015 07 31
Conservative economic plan isn’t working

For the fifth month in a row, the Canadian economy is shrinking under the Conservative government

The most recent Statistics Canada data confirms that the Conservatives have failed to build a balanced economy and that Stephen Harper’s plan just isn’t working – the 1.7% decline in the manufacturing sector is proof of this.  ...

2015 07 29
Statement from NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on Mohamed Fahmy

Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair issued the following statement today regarding the retrial of Mohamed Fahmy:

 

 “We are closely monitoring this week’s verdict in the Egyptian trial of Canadian citizen Mohamed Fahmy. In the interest of ensuring Mr. Fahmy’s prompt return, I call on Prime Minister Harper to seek a personal guarantee from President al-Sisi of Egypt to pardon Mr. Fahmy if he isn’t acquitted outright.  ...

2015 07 28
Statement from Agriculture and Agri-food Critic Malcolm Allen on the shortage of meat inspectors in Ontario

NDP Agriculture and Agri-Food critic Malcolm Allen (Welland) made the following statement after the Agriculture Union held a press conference to raise concerns about a shortage of meat inspectors in Toronto this morning:  ...

2015 07 28
Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition on the commemoration of the Great Upheaval

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the 260th anniversary of the deportation of the Acadians:

 “On this Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval, the NDP joins Acadians near and far in paying tribute to victims and celebrating the vitality and resilience of the Acadian people.  ...

2015 07 24
NDP statement on Bapu Surat Singh

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

New Democrats are concerned about the condition of Bapu Surat Singh, a peaceful protestor in Punjab. Bapu Surat Singh has been on hunger strike for more than six months to draw attention to the treatment of prisoners in India. He has previously been arrested and force-fed. We understand that he was re-arrested this week and forcibly relocated to a hospital.  ...

2015 07 18
Statement by the Official Opposition Environment critic Megan Leslie on Canada’s Parks Day

NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie made the following statement on Canada’s Parks Day:

“Today, we celebrate our country’s rich natural heritage and breathtaking landscapes.  ...

2015 07 18
Statement by the Official Opposition on Nelson Mandela International Day

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Nelson Mandela International Day:

“Today, New Democrats join people around the world to celebrate the courage of Nelson Mandela – a key figure in the fight for human rights and racial equality.  ...

2015 07 17
Statement by the leader of the Official Opposition on Eid al-Fitr

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan:

“On behalf of New Democrats, I would like to offer my best wishes to all Muslims in Canada celebrating Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan.  ...

2015 07 09
Conservative Environment Minister missing-in-action at climate summit

NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) made the following statement at the Climate Summit of the Americas:

"I was dismayed to see that Canada’s Environment Minister, Leona Aglukkaq, refused to attend the Climate Summit of the Americas. Sadly, Minister Aglukkaq’s absence is not surprising given the Conservatives’ longstanding contempt for fighting climate change.  ...

2015 07 06
Statement by the leader of the NDP on the anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy:

“Two years have passed since the tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, which cost the lives of 47 people.  ...

2015 07 01
Statement by the leader of the Official Opposition on Canada Day

“Today, New Democrats are proud to celebrate the 148th anniversary of the founding of our country.

“Canada Day is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends and celebrate the shared values that make Canada an open and generous country.  ...