Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en 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 Liberals must end secretive foreign takeovers: NDP OTTAWA – After failing to review deals that had national security implications on two separate occasions, the Liberals are now refusing to give details on why they are reversing a Conservative decision that blocked a deal with Chinese company O-Net that could undermine Canadian national security. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 650565e7-8e7a-4000-808f-c855d14e3f0f NDP statement on legalization of marijuana NDP Justice Critic Alistair MacGregor made the following statement today: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d03fa9c1-05e7-4eb3-ad9c-6659739faf74 Liberals Must Treat RCMP Members Fairly: NDP OTTAWA – This week the NDP learned that a pay raise recommendation for RCMP members, which has been held up at the Treasury board since 2015, will not be given any further consideration than other public service wage requests. This is in spite of the unique challenges and risks undertaken by RCMP members, serious recruitment and retention issues for the force, as well as chronically low morale. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 3e924353-7ccd-46d9-8d54-ffacd59f9bda Who is left behind by budget 2017? Many Canadians struggling with part-time and precarious employment, rising costs, and record household debt were hoping that this budget would invest in building a fairer economy that lifts everyone up, not just the wealthy and well-connected. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 17dd7788-6f7e-4102-80e1-a3d3204dd795 What they’re saying about Budget 2017 The Liberals had an opportunity in budget 2017 to build an economy that lifts everyone up, not just the few at the top. Unfortunately they decided to defend the interests of wealthy insiders and told everyday Canadians to take a back seat. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 1a4fe262-5ee9-451a-97ef-6b5956a0c57f Nathan Cullen launches cross-Canada ‘Keep Your Promise’ tour After officially tabling the most signed petition in Canadian history, which calls on the Liberals to keep their promise to reform Canada's voting system, Nathan Cullen unveiled the NDP's new electoral reform campaign. Cullen, the NDP's Critic on Democratic Reform, is inviting Liberal MPs across Canada to join him at town hall meetings to debate keeping their promise of reforming Canada's outdated and unfair voting system. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 27621a2a-126d-4dfd-b05d-9211dacc4f0d Budget 2017 disappoints on building a fair economy OTTAWA – Canadians struggling with precarious employment, rising costs, and record household debt got little in the Liberal budget to make Canada’s economy work for them, while the wealthy and well-connected were rewarded. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 6eeeae7a-a2c2-4803-97f4-416e5aa8468d NDP statement following the London attacks NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement today: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 3ca68abf-3998-4cbf-9c49-233cb31c784c NDP to hold Second Leadership Debate The New Democratic Party will be holding the first leadership debate in its history to be entirely dedicated to youth issues. This will be the second debate of the federal party’s 2017 leadership race. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 5adc1b7f-81c3-428f-8607-40cbe9944db7 NDP Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Tom Mulcair, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, made the following statement: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq b5357cc5-1732-4ede-b98e-e7a7f0911631 We must do more to end violence against young women: NDP Following a report from the Committee on the Status of Women on violence against young women and girls, NDP Status of Women critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) tabled a supplementary report urging the federal Liberals to immediately implement a National Action Plan. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq dfe93a2d-488f-43a9-b641-bb05168577dc