Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en Trudeau must reinstate dive team immediately Coquitlam - NDP Fisheries & Oceans Critic Fin Donnelly (Port Moody-Coquitlam) condemned the federal Liberal government for disbanding the Coast Guard’s only team of emergency rescue divers as reckless and dangerous. Fri, 26 May 2017 14:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 6748e99a-1a54-4dc6-8df0-cc07313a6bb5 NDP statement on the beginning of Ramadan New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement: Fri, 26 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 06667687-9f89-4368-9108-8fc3d861da8e GMO labelling: Government chooses secrecy OTTAWA – In a vote on Wednesday evening, the Liberal government defeated a bill introduced by MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke) to make labelling mandatory for genetically modified foods. Wed, 17 May 2017 19:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq ecb5ace9-6695-456d-9bcd-6b2a01420f41 NDP statement on the 375th anniversary of Montréal NDP leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement: Wed, 17 May 2017 12:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e834fc5a-a76e-4868-83c0-2f89ea5c0724 Laverdière to Garneau: yes or no on protecting citizens? OTTAWA – On the eve of the vote, New Democrat MP for Laurier – Sainte-Marie, Hélène Laverdière, is still wondering if the Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, supports her Private Member’s Bill to give him the necessary powers to ensure the mobility and safety of citizens throughout the country. Wed, 17 May 2017 11:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 68d8d718-5310-464d-91de-f023833d975a Attack on independence of AG unacceptable OTTAWA – In spite of the government’s refusal to provide the Auditor General with required information, today’s report highlights major problems across multiple departments – notably a failure to provide mental health services to RCMP members. Tue, 16 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq b9a06b00-0cc9-42f8-ba3f-4dcdd7fced49 Broken promise on electoral reform could threaten Liberal majority OTTAWA – Recent polls conducted in 20 swing ridings, currently held by Liberals, found that more than 70% of respondents want the government to keep its campaign promise to reform Canada’s outdated and unfair voting system. Mon, 15 May 2017 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq dafb339e-6ad9-43a4-a7c3-20ceddfd3f12 NDP to force vote on Liberal Privatization Bank OTTAWA — The NDP will be forcing a vote in Parliament on the Liberal government’s Infrastructure Bank. New Democrats have raised the alarm about the secrecy surrounding the creation of this bank and the costs that Canadians will face in order for corporations to profit from it. Wed, 10 May 2017 12:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d5813e59-b9b8-4f3f-9814-367a47255dd0 NDP statement on World Press Freedom Day NDP Public Safety critic, Matthew Dubé, made the following statement on World Press Freedom Day: Wed, 03 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f31aaf9f-1b98-421d-b0da-90220082044c National security recommendations missing C-51 repeal OTTAWA – Following the report from the Standing Committee on National Security on Canada’s National Security Framework, Matthew Dubé (Beloeil – Chambly), NDP critic for public safety and member of the Committee, while satisfied of the work accomplished, believes that some essential recommendations are missing. Tue, 02 May 2017 12:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 6aba12e6-9b40-496e-95e7-4fc8ff6fd924 Canadians demand to Trudeau: ‘Keep Your Promise’ OTTAWA — NDP MP Nathan Cullen continued the #KeepYourPromise tour following the Liberals’ abandonment of their commitment to modernize Canada’s voting system. The second leg of the tour took him to Kingston, Peterborough, Hamilton, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Nanaimo and Vancouver. Despite clear feelings of betrayal, attendees focused on how to put electoral reform back on track. Tue, 02 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c6d187a4-c210-4497-91eb-8e8f89bfcfaa Day of Mourning: Workplace negligence must be prosecuted NDP Critic for Labour, Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West), made the following statement on the National Day of Mourning: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq adfa3cb2-4b48-400e-b34d-edf0bb05859b Liberals must come clean on softwood negotiations OTTAWA – The NDP is calling on the Liberal government to come clean about their softwood lumber negotiations with the Obama administration. According to reports, Liberal officials chose to end negotiations because they believed they could secure a better deal with incoming President Trump. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9975aa21-92f8-4d7e-a070-2145492fb0a2 Liberal softwood failure jeopardizes Canadian jobs OTTAWA – Following the announcement that the U.S. will apply punitive countervailing duties of up to 24% on Canadian softwood lumber, the NDP is urging the Liberal government to stand up for Canadian jobs and fair trade. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8e75a0b2-2128-4881-8026-815fa241aba0 NDP Statement on Earth Day NDP Environment and Climate Change critic, Linda Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona), made the following statement: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 317b3be8-8f76-41cd-b9ad-b4f54f1d5318 Trudeau M.I.A. in defending supply management OTTAWA – Following comments made by US President Donald Trump, the NDP is calling on the Liberal government to stand up for Canada’s dairy producers. In a letter sent to the Liberal government, NDP Critic for International Trade, Tracey Ramsey, NDP Critic for Agriculture, Ruth Ellen Brosseau and NDP Deputy Ethics Critic, Karine Trudel called on Justin Trudeau to send the US a clear message and commit to protecting Canada’s supply management system. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 308896fd-a870-475b-aed9-fe6d119b957e Liberals must offer protections for Chechen refugees OTTAWA — Following reports of hundreds of gay men being imprisoned, tortured and murdered in Chechnya, New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to call for an international investigation into this horrific treatment and also offer refugee protection for the men who manage to escape from the region. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 646c817b-402c-4319-b57d-eef0f4810558 NDP statement on Easter NDP leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement: Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq cbf7f0fa-7130-439c-a631-8be9524d8d61 Statement by the NDP on Vaisakhi Tom Mulcair, made the following statement on the occasion of Vaisakhi: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 7e1e03dd-ea18-4b5f-a1aa-24ff6570bb3a NDP to Garneau: Introduce Passenger Bill of Rights now OTTAWA –  NDP MPs Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) and Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières) are calling on the Minister of Transport to introduce the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights before the end of the current session of Parliament. The NDP has long advocated for the rights of air travellers and NDP MPs have previously introduced this type of legislation. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2f9b18d4-e727-4cfb-8047-9f559490548c NDP statement on Passover NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c91e3909-54fd-4681-9121-50c0d2b0b510 NDP Statement on the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge NDP Veterans Affairs Critic Irene Mathyssen made the following statement on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge: Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 94e4aef4-3a39-47e3-afcc-b464208f7397 NDP statement on U.S. air strikes in Syria "The chemical weapons attack against civilians this week in Syria was shocking, and is added to a tally of horror that continues to stun the world. Assad must be held accountable for these crimes. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq ab8f4af2-2e2e-4429-83d2-decd0ab0583b Liberal dithering hurts RCMP morale OTTAWA —Daniel Blaikie, NDP Caucus Chair and Treasury Board Critic, and Matthew Dubé, NDP Public Safety Critic, called on the government to take action to correct the compounding labour problems faced by RCMP members. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq eaed5caa-50d0-479d-a09c-27830f57c0df Joint Statement by the Opposition House Leaders on the Liberals’ Parliamentary Power Grab  Today the Liberal government voted against an Opposition proposal that would require all-party support for recommendations to overhaul the rules of Parliament. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4444da45-345f-4071-a1a8-252e80fd9e45 It’s time to take serious action on tax havens OTTAWA – Today, the NDP’s Quebec caucus is launching a campaign to take serious action tax havens, a problem that increases inequality and hurts our economy. In 2016, the richest members of our society hid no less than $272 billion in tax havens. In the coming months, the NDP’s Quebec caucus will work with Canadians and experts from civil society to find concrete solutions to the injustice faced by workers and Canadian families. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq cb00a155-1a42-4550-b6e7-e365ff2042af Packed rooms mark first week of ‘Keep Your Promise’ tour OTTAWA – After his first week touring ridings held by Liberal MPs to discuss the government’s broken promise to modernize Canada’s voting system, NDP MP Nathan Cullen (Skeena- Bulkley Valley) is feeling renewed hope of getting electoral reform back on track. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 534d238e-656e-43a6-aff1-e4bda3e2182b NDP statement on court ruling for Minister to act on asylum cases Jenny Kwan, the NDP Critic on Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees, made the following statement: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fdfc546b-b410-43a0-80c2-4e41f8344106 NDP demands answers on airport safety TROIS-RIVIÈRES – As a result of efforts by NDP Transport Critic, Robert Aubin, members of the Transport Committee will have the opportunity to ask the Transportation Safety Board questions regarding airport security this upcoming Tuesday. The MP for Trois-Rivières and Quebec Caucus Chair has for years worked on aviation safety issues. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq ae236b53-7363-4823-8c23-ee4cee8302ba PBO report suggests Liberals misled parliament OTTAWA — NDP MP Guy Caron (Rimouski – Neigette – Témiscouata – Les Basques) is pointing to a report published this morning from the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) that suggests Finance Department misled Members of Parliament by overinflating the cost of Caron’s bill C-274. The proposal would have made it easier to transfer family-owned small businesses, farms or fishery companies between members of the same family by modifying the Income Tax Act. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8eec77fb-a8ab-4803-b3f0-0b1bfab25424