2016 05 17
NDP statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

NDP LGBT critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt – Juan de Fuca) made the following statement today on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia:  ...

2016 05 04
NDP statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement:

“Today, we join Canadians in observing Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

On this day of mourning, we honour the memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Shoah – one of the darkest chapters in human history.  ...

2016 04 30
NDP statement on the national day of commemoration of the exodus of vietnamese refugees

New Democrat MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry-Suroît) made the following statement:

“On this National Day of Commemoration of the Exodus of Vietnamese Refugees, we highlight the achievements of Canada’s Vietnamese community as well as Canada’s tradition of hospitality and inclusiveness.  ...

2016 04 28
Day of Mourning: Liberals must restore the right to refuse unsafe work

NDP Labour critic Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West) made the following statement on the National Day of Mourning:

"Despite the progress Canada has made over the years, every year many Canadians are still injured and killed in the performance of their work. Today we remember them, and recommit to making workplace safety a top priority.  ...

2016 04 22
NDP statement on earth day

NDP Environment and Climate Change critic Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley) made the following statement:

"Earth Day is an opportunity for Canadians to join people around the world in a call for action to preserve our planet.  ...

2016 04 21
NDP statement on Passover

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement:

"As Passover celebrations begin, my family and I extend our best wishes to all members of the Jewish community – in Canada and around the world.  ...

2016 04 12
NDP statement on the upcoming Komagata Maru apology

NDP Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship critic, Jenny Kwan, made the following statement on the announcement of a formal Komagata Maru apology:

“On May 23, 1914 the Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet carrying 376 British subjects from India seeking refuge and a better life in Canada. For two months this vessel sat in port while its passengers were summarily denied disembarkation and basic necessities such as food and water. On July 23 the Komagata Maru was turned around and forced to depart for Asia.  ...

2016 04 10
Statement from NDP National Director, Karl Bélanger

This weekend, in the best traditions of our party, we gathered for lively and respectful debate — and to chart a path forward together.

The membership’s desire for change and renewal has been heard. The NDP Federal Council will meet this afternoon to initiate the process to determine the next steps towards a leadership election.  ...

2016 04 04
NDP statement on the “Panama Papers” scandal

NDP National Revenue critic Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke) made the following statement:

“Operation ‘Panama Papers’ has exposed the shocking use of offshore tax havens. New Democrats have always fought against this kind of abuse that allows the wealthy to play by different rules than ordinary Canadians.  ...

2016 04 04
NDP statement on conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

The following statement was issued today by NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie):


“This weekend’s clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh are profoundly alarming and represent the most serious escalation of this conflict in more than 20 years.  ...