2015 11 25
NDP statement on the International Day to End Violence against Women

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the International Day to End Violence against Women:

“In April 2014, on just one night, more than 500 women and children fleeing violence were turned away from shelters because there weren’t enough spaces. That’s unacceptable in a country like Canada. We need to do more to eradicate violence against women, and to ensure that women and children facing violence have a safe place to turn to.  ...

2015 11 25
NDP statement on Guru Nanak Gurpurab

NDP MP Don Davies (Vancouver-Kingsway) released the following statement regarding Guru Nanak Gurpurab:

‘‘Today marks one of the great sacred anniversaries of the Sikh religion, the Guru Nanak Gurpurab. Some 545 years ago, Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born.  ...

2015 11 24
NDP reaction to the government refugees plan

NDP Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship critic Jenny Kwan issued the following statement in reaction to the government’s refugee plan:

“New Democrats are pleased the Government of Canada has finally released the long-awaited plan on Syrian refugee resettlement.

However, instead of resettling 25,000 government-assisted refugees by the end of year, the Liberals are now confirming only 10,000 refugees will be accepted before January 1st. Their plan now calls for ten thousand fewer government-sponsored refugees than they promised during the election campaign.  ...

2015 11 22
NDP statement on National Housing Day

New Democrat Housing critic Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet made the following statement on National Housing Day:

“Whether you rent or own, secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing is your right.

Currently, one in four Canadians spend more than a third of their income on housing. We are facing a serious shortage of social and affordable housing and many units are in an advanced state of deterioration. The situation in indigenous communities is particularly alarming.  ...

2015 11 20
NDP Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance

New Democrat LGBTQ critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt–Saanich–Sooke) made the following statement on Trans Day of Remembrance:

“New Democrats stand with people in communities across Canada and around the world to remember all those whose lives were lost to transphobic violence. Today, we re-dedicate ourselves to working to end discrimination against Transgender, Transsexual and gender variant people.  ...

2015 11 13
NDP statement on terrorist attacks in Paris

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement today:

"Canadians are shocked and horrified by the terrorist attacks in Paris today. We stand with the world in grieving this terrible loss of life and in condemning cowardly violence."  ...

2015 11 11
Tom Mulcair statement on Remembrance Day

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Remembrance Day:

“Today Catherine and I join all Canadians in saluting those who have served our country. We honour the fallen. We pay our respects to the families who were left behind. We pray for the safety of those currently serving.  ...