“On behalf of all New Democrats, I would like to offer my best wishes to all Muslims in Canada celebrating Eid-al-Fitr that marks the end of the month of Ramadan.
“New Democrats are deeply disappointed in the Conservative government’s decision to cast aside the legacy of Thérèse Casgrain—a Canadian feminist, social justice activist and groundbreaking female politician.
The NDP's International Trade Critic, Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), made the following statement on the status of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations:
"Today, our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who were on flight
“Today, New Democrats’ thoughts are with the Tamil community in Canada and around the world as we commemorate Black July.
“Millions of innocent civilians have been caught in the line of fire in the Middle East, and hundreds have been killed in recent days. New Democrats are deeply concerned about the situation. This is a time for the international community to play an active role in securing a ceasefire.
“This is the one of the most important gatherings of young Francophones in Canada, and we are proud that Gatineau has been chosen to host this year’s event. We would like to congratulate the organizing committee for their amazing work, along with the hundreds of devoted volunteers that make the event possible. Best of luck to all participants.
NDP Health Critic Libby Davies (Vancouver East) made the following statement from the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia:
NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) made the following statement on Nelson Mandela International Day:
“I am very disappointed that the Conservatives have chosen to play divisive politics on the issue of prostitution and protecting women’s health and safety, instead of working with us to respond to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Canada v. Bedford.
NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement today on the situation in the Middle East:
“As the Government of Manitoba declares a State of Emergency, our thoughts and prayers are with those whose homes and livelihoods are at risk.
“I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of Mohammed Abu Khudair, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy. My thoughts are with his family.
"I am deeply saddened by the tragic and senseless deaths of three Israeli teenagers near Hebron. My thoughts are with the families of Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Shaar. Those responsible for the deaths of these young men must be brought to justice.
“Today, New Democrats join all Canadians in celebrating our country’s 147th birthday by honouring our history and looking to the future with optimism.
“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 today.
NDP Labour critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite Patrie) made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling on the Walmart closure in Jonquière, after the store’s employees were unionized under the United Food and Commercial Workers Union:
In the wake of new layoffs at Nexen, NDP Industry critic Peggy Nash (Parkdale – High Park) is calling on the Conservatives to enforce the Investment Canada Act and ensure that Chinese state-owned CNOOC, Nexen’s parent company, honours its promise to maintain Canadian jobs.
“Multiculturalism is a fundamental Canadian value and on this Canadian Multiculturalism Day, the New Democratic Party is proud to celebrate our nation’s rich diversity.
The NDP has taken note of the new 5-year strategic plan for our public broadcaster. We recognize the Corporation’s desire to remain relevant, modernize, and continue to be a broadcaster of choice for Canadians.
New Democrats welcome the historic decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in favour of the Tsilhqot’in and Xeni Gwet’in Nations, recognizing Aboriginal title to land in British Columbia. The Supreme Court found that British Columbia had failed to consider their interests when granting forestry licenses to third-parties to harvest timber in the Tsilhqot’in traditional territory.
NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar and NDP Consular Affairs critic Wayne Marston issued the following statement on the sentencing of Mohamed Fahmy:
The Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the anniversary of the 1985 Air India tragedy:
National Aboriginal Day is an opportunity for us to honour the important contributions that Indigenous peoples make to Canada — and to celebrate their rich culture, traditions and history.
NDP Critic for Citizenship and Immigration Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (Pierrefonds – Dollard) made the following statement on World Refugee Day:
The NDP strongly condemns recent violence against the Muslim community in Sri Lanka, which has killed several people and injured dozens more.
“Today is a day that we honour seniors everywhere as we recognize that too many find themselves victims of mistreatment. We must work together to end elder abuse.
“It is outrageous that Cascade Aerospace has decided to bring replacement workers into its operations in Abbotsford.
OTTAWA – MP Manon Perreault (Montcalm) has been suspended from the NDP caucus as she faces criminal accusations.
On June 6, 1944, nearly 21,000 Canadians took part in the Normandy landings with the goal to free Europe from the grips of the Nazi regime.
I am shocked and profoundly saddened to learn about the shooting in Moncton last night.
Today, New Democrats mark the solemn anniversary of the invasion of the Darbar Sahib Complex — or Golden Temple — and dozens of other Gurdwaras in Punjab, India. I wish to personally extend my sympathies to the families of all those who lost their lives and the families they left behind.
The partisan role of the House of Commons’ Board of Internal Economy was further entrenched today—as the Conservative majority united with the Liberals to politically attack the New Democrat Official Opposition for following the rules.