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.  ...

2015 06 27
Statement by the NDP on Canadian Multiculturalism Day

New Democrat critic for Multiculturalism Andrew Cash made the following statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day:

“Multiculturalism is a fundamental Canadian value and on this Multiculturalism Day, New Democrats join Canadians in celebrating our nation’s rich diversity.  ...

2015 06 26
Statement from the NDP on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

NDP MP Wayne Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) made the following statement to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture:

“On June 26, we in the international human rights community, honour the world’s many victims of torture.  ...

2015 06 24
Statement by the leader of the Official Opposition on Quebec’s national holiday and Saint-Jean Baptiste

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Quebec’s national holiday and Saint-Jean Baptiste:

“To mark Quebec’s national holiday and Saint-Jean Baptiste, I join with Quebecers and Francophones across the country in celebrating Quebec’s rich language and culture.  ...

2015 06 23
NDP statement on the 30th anniversary of the Air India tragedy

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the 30th anniversary of the Air India tragedy:

“Thirty years ago today, Air India Flight 182 exploded over the Atlantic Ocean killing 329 innocent people, including 280 Canadians.  ...

2015 06 21
NDP statement on National Aboriginal Day

Official Opposition Aboriginal Affairs critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) made the following statement on National Aboriginal Day:

“National Aboriginal Day is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the rich history, accomplishments and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The First Peoples of this land are a vital part of Canada’s past, present and future - and we celebrate with them from coast to coast to coast.  ...

2015 06 20
Official Opposition statement on World Refugee Day

NDP Citizenship and Immigration critic Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (Pierrefonds – Dollard) made the following statement on World Refugee Day:

“Today, New Democrats join Canadians and people around the world to mark World Refugee Day; and raise awareness of the plight of millions of people who have had to abandon their homes due to conflict and persecution.  ...

2015 06 18
Statement by the leader of the NDP on the beginning of Ramadan

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement to mark the beginning of Ramadan:

“On behalf of all New Democrats, I would like to offer my best wishes to all Muslims here in Canada and around the world who will begin their Ramadan celebrations.  ...

2015 06 17
NDP statement on the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Official Opposition Environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) made the following statement on the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought:

“The focus of this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is ‘attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems.’” This effort, supported by 193 countries, seeks to allow the poorest populations of the world to feed themselves adequately, by fighting against desertification and the misuse of agricultural lands.  ...

2015 06 15
NDP statement for National Public Service Week

NDP Treasury Board critic Mathieu Ravignat (Pontiac) made the following statement to mark National Public Service Week:

“Today, New Democrats join Canadians in saluting the members of our public service. Every day, this dedicated corps helps Canadians from coast-to coast-to-coast obtain the services they need.  ...

2015 06 15
Statement from the NDP on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

NDP Seniors critic Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) made the following statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day:

“After a lifetime of hard work, and with all their contributions to their communities and families, seniors have the right to grow old in comfort and dignity.  ...

2015 06 12
NDP statement on Philippine Independence Day

NDP Critic for Multiculturalism Andrew Cash (Davenport) made the following statement on Philippine Independence Day:

As the NDP Critic for Multiculturalism, I would like to extend my best wishes to Canadians of Filipino heritage who are celebrating Philippine Independence Day today.  Filipino-Canadians have made an incredible social, economic and cultural impact on Canadian society.  ...

2015 06 09
Conservatives vote against motion to protect Employment Insurance premiums

NDP Employment Insurance critic Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières) made the following statement after the rejection of his motion:

“At a time when 4 out of 10 workers qualify for Employment Insurance when a job loss occurs, it is imperative that we restore the program’s capacity to provide the services it was created for.  ...

2015 06 09
Conservatives vote against fixing Nutrition North

NDP MP Dennis Bevington (Northwest Territories) made the following statement following the defeat of his motion:

“No Canadian should go hungry.

“This is why New Democrats put forward a motion with practical proposals to fix the Conservatives’ Nutrition North program, which has failed to ensure Northerners have secure access to nutritious and affordable food.  ...

2015 06 08
NDP statement on World Oceans Day

NDP Fisheries & Oceans critic Robert Chisholm (Dartmouth – Cole Harbour) made the following statement on World Oceans Day:

“Today we mark World Oceans Day, to honour the resources that come from our oceans and to increase awareness about the impacts that human activities are having on ocean life.  ...

2015 06 08
NDP statement on the Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment

NDP MP Jean Crowder (Nanaimo--Cowichan) made the following statement on the report on a “Code of Conduct: Sexual Harassment” from the Procedure and House Affairs subcommittee:  ...

2015 06 05
NDP statement on World Environment Day

NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) made the following statement on World Environment Day:

“Today we mark World Environment Day, to increase awareness about the need to protect and preserve our environment.  ...

2015 06 04
The NDP reflects on one year since the death of three RCMP officers in Moncton

Statement by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on the 1st anniversary of the death of three New Brunswick RCMP officers:

One year ago today, three brave Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were killed during a shooting rampage in Moncton, New Brunswick.  ...

2015 06 03
NDP statement on the 31st anniversary of the Golden Temple Invasion

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair issued the following statement on the 31st anniversary of the Golden Temple Invasion:

“On the 31st anniversary of the invasion of the Darbar Sahib or Golden Temple, I extend heartfelt sympathies to the families and other loved ones of all those who lost their lives.  ...

2015 06 02
NDP statement on the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair issued the following statement regarding the release of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission:

“The release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report is a landmark moment in Canada’s reconciliation process. Today, our country is trying to turn the page on the many dark years and to move forward towards a better future for all peoples.  ...

2015 06 01
Statement from the NDP on the abolition of the tampon tax

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) and the NDP Status of Women critic Mylène Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) made the following statement following the vote on the abolition of the federal tax on feminine hygiene products:  ...

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