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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.

“We have many reasons to be proud to be Canadian, but much work remains to be done.

“The NDP has a clear vision to build a more sustainable society. Canadians can count on the NDP to bring concrete proposals to Ottawa to make life more affordable for families and make Canada a fairer country.


NDP REALITY CHECK: Liberal environmental policy – lots of hot air but still no targets

Today, Justin Trudeau delivered a speech full of promises on the environment but with few details and plenty of policies borrowed from Tom Mulcair’s NDP.

 And despite all the hot air, the Trudeau Liberals still have not committed to any actual targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


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Mulcair celebrates Pride with pledge to recognize transgender rights and build a more inclusive Canada

New Democrat leader Tom Mulcair pledged that as prime minister he would legislate equal rights for transgender Canadians and formally apologize to military personnel and civil servants fired because of their sexual orientation.

Mulcair made these commitments as he joined North America's biggest Pride Parade today.


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.

“Today is the perfect opportunity to promote tolerance, understanding and equality in the hope that each of us can realize our full potential.


Overheard this week: “A desire for change finding its way over to the NDP”

“Something’s happened. Something phenomenal.” That was the assessment of a former Paul Martin advisor on the NDP’s growing momentum this week.

After a decade of Stephen Harper’s failed plan and mounting scandals, Canadians are ready for change – and they’re looking to Tom Mulcair’s principled, experienced leadership.

Here’s some more of what they were saying this week:

“The NDP is now very strong in all the places that it needs to be strong […] A desire for change finding its way over to the NDP …”


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Tom Mulcair supports Housing Cooperatives

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair visited two of Canada’s largest housing cooperatives in Montreal to present the NDP’s affordable housing plan.
“Housing cooperatives play an important social and economic role in Canada,” said Mr. Mulcair. “Their strength lies in their diversity and resourcefulness. An NDP government will be a real partner by making stable, long term investments in social housing.”


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.



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