Tom Mulcair’s NDP will strengthen the mining industry

NDP leader Tom Mulcair outlined his plan to support Canada’s mining industry in a speech to the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

“Unlike the Conservatives who have put mining on the back burner, the NDP understands that this industry drives prosperity in Canada,” said Mr. Mulcair. “Canada’s New Democratic government will work with industry, aboriginal communities and the education sector to ensure mining and mineral processing create economic opportunities for a prosperous Canada.”

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The NDP calls for the Supreme Court to intervene

The NDP has lost all faith in the Board of Internal Economy (BOIE) and has decided to turn to the Supreme Court of Canada to allow justice run its course and to finally put an end to the partisan attacks being waged by the Conservatives and Liberals. 

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NDP statement on the passing of Second World War veteran Ernest Côté

Official Opposition Veterans Affairs Critic Peter Stoffer (Sackville-Eastern Shore) made the following statement on the passing of Second World War veteran Ernest Côté:.

“On behalf of Canada’s New Democrats, I extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Côté.

“We join all Canadians in paying respect to Mr. Côté’s contributions.”

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NDP demands that Energy East documents be submitted in French

The NDP is once again urging Parliament to demand that TransCanada submit its documents for the Energy East project in both official languages.

“Quebec is at the heart of the Energy East project, and addressing Quebeckers in French is a simple matter of respect,” said MP Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) who has tabled a motion aimed at requiring all National Energy Board (NEB) documents to be made available in both English and French. 

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NDP critical of Senate attempt to block transgender rights

On this Anti-bullying Day, the NDP is criticizing the unelected Senate for blocking Bill C-279 aimed at protecting the rights of transgender people, after it was legitimately adopted two years ago by elected members of all parties in the House of Commons. 

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NDP demands Stephen Harper help Mohamed Fahmy

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement regarding the case of Mohamed Fahmy:

“Prime Minister Stephen Harper must speak personally and directly with Egyptian President al-Sisi on behalf of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, and ensure that Mr. Fahmy has all necessary documentation to return to Canada.

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Mulcair stands up for Canadian farmers

In the wake of a new case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Canadian beef, NDP leader Tom Mulcair is calling on the Conservatives to take swift action to protect Canadian farmers.

“Driven by ideology the Conservatives have gutted the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s budget and laid off hundreds of vital staff. This puts the quality and reputation of Canadian products at risk,” said Mr. Mulcair in a speech at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture annual meeting.  

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Statement by the Official Opposition on Anti-Bullying Day

NDP MP Dany Morin (Chicoutimi – Le Fjord) made the following statement on Anti-Bullying Day:     

“The entire NDP team and I join all proudly pink-clad Canadians today in raising awareness about bullying.

“The pink shirt movement, first established in 2007 by two Nova Scotia teenagers to support a student being bullied at their school, has gained real momentum over the last few years due to the very present danger that this issue poses.

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