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New report confirms Kashechewan at "intolerable risk" of flood catastrophe

As another season of flooding approaches on the James Bay coast, a new engineering report shows that it is impossible to assure the safety of the community.

“How many floods and evacuations will it take for this government to admit that they have failed the people of Kashechewan? They admit themselves that failed infrastructure could be putting lives at risk,” says NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay).


Each of us can help build a sustainable future

NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) made the following statement on Earth Hour:

“Each of us can make simple changes to reduce our energy use and help build a sustainable future.

“Tonight New Democrats will join millions of people around the world to mark Earth Hour. In over 120 countries, 24 time zones and on six continents, people will come together as a global community to raise awareness about climate change through the individual action of turning the lights off for one hour.


Conservatives and Liberals: Divided and confused – Overheard This Week

While Tom Mulcair and the NDP focus on solutions to grow the middle class and stop Stephen Harper’s war, Conservatives and Liberals were divided and confused this week. 

Stephen Harper’s attack on our rights is loosing support – even among Conservatives:


NDP standing up for the CBC

The new cuts announced at the CBC – of which half will affect rural communities – reaffirm the urgent need to cancel the Conservatives’ devastating cuts to this Crown corporation, as well as the importance of ensuring stable, long-term, predictable financing to protect the CBC.


Time to renew Canada’s commitment to eliminate child poverty

Speaking to a packed house at the Broadbent Institute Progress Summit, Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair announced that an NDP government will commit to reducing income inequality and will renew Canada’s commitment to eliminate child poverty.

Just over twenty-five years ago, Ed Broadbent led a motion through the House of Commons that committed Canada to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000.


Decision to end home delivery of mail a sham

An analysis of Canada Post’s finances has revealed that ending the home delivery of mail was completely unnecessary.

“Canada Post has been doing profitable business; ending home delivery of mail was an ideological decision, not a financial one. Today, we received unequivocal proof, after it was revealed that they made nearly $200 million in profits this past year,” said NPD Canada Post critic, Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie).


NDP amendments will kill Bill C-51’s dangerous provisions

New Democrats have introduced amendments that delete C-51 clauses which undermine Canadians' rights and freedoms, and add critical oversight.

"Testimony that we’ve heard has confirmed what we’ve said since the start – this is a dangerous, ineffective bill that should not be adopted” said NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca). "The NDP plan will protect both our rights and our safety."

NDP's amendment strategy has three objectives:

1, Delete provisions that undermine Canadians' rights and freedoms including:


Anne McGrath: State of the race


National Organizer – Atlantic Canada


Urgent election fundraising deadline



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